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Hello! I am relatively new to blogging with WordPress, and I was hoping I could get some advice.

I was wondering if there is a way to create a Page, and create sub-Pages. For example, a Page is created for Older Photography. Can I create a sub-Page for each photo and it's pertaining story, and "parent" it to the Older Photography page?

Thanks in advance!
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Conrad Chavez's profile photoAlexander S. Kunz's profile photo
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Thanks for clarifying, Alex! That does seem like less work. I will have to check out that book.
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hey +Peter Adams  can I share an opportunity for photography bloggers here? dPS is looking for some reviews of a new ebook - will provide free copies
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Are any of you doing anything similar with your blogs? Any insight on a way to possibly automate the process?
 
I used Google Fusion tables to create an interactive map of all my photo locations. Now I just need to automate it so I don't have to manually add the post, link, thumbnail, etc.
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Alexander S. Kunz
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This is really cool for photobloggers using WordPress. Works with both WordPress.COM hosted blogs as well as WordPress.ORG self-hosted sites (through Jetpack).

http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/postbot-scheduled-photos/
Schedule photos to appear on your site automatically, with Postbot.
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Share & Learn Game

Hey everyone, so here is a fun "game" for us to play.  Comment on this post with a link to your website and one thing about it.  You can talk about a design choice, a plugin choice, a theme choice, a blog article you're proud of, or anything related to your website.

If you comment with yours, you must click through and visit at least one of the website's commented before yours.
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Alexander S. Kunz's profile photoBob Dansereau's profile photo
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+Alexander S. Kunz thank you so much. I'll check that out :-)
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BLARGH! I've been beating around the bush with starting a blog and have decided it is finally time to bite the bullet and do it. 

I've been doing my research and have managed to get way overwhelmed with too much information. Now I'm just confused and would like some input.

In searching for themes, I found I like the StudioPress themes the best. But then I realized those are built on the Genesis framework (which I now know all about). 

Is this a decent route to go? It seems like once I choose it, I'm committed. Then again, it seems like a big commitment no matter which direction one takes... And, of course, I want to "do it right" from the beginning and minimize mistakes, especially BIG ones. 

Then there's the whole issue of hosting. BlueHost? Synthesis (if going with StudioPress)? WPEngine? It's all so confusing and overwhelming.

What are the experts' thoughts on Genesis/StudioPress? Is this a can of worms I don't want to open? 
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Kevin Wray's profile photoAlexander S. Kunz's profile photo
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Thanks for the feed back! I'll have to ask my clients if they are experiencing any of these issues. Making a note!
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Hello all... Glad I've found this community because I have an important question. I'm a graphic designer looking to move a client's website from SMUGMUG to WORDPRESS!! 

I've googled different print fulfillment options to integrate but I haven't found any that seem to provide the full services my client is looking for. As it stands now, she doesn't nothing on SMUG other than upload her pictures. Users go to her site, browse, order prints by size etc, pay and the prints are delivered directly. 

I'm looking for the same functionality. If any of you have experience with any good plugin free or paid - I'd love to get your feedback. Thanks! 
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+Heather Cox Photography I'm basically looking for that fulfillment functionality but for WP. My client would like to get off of smugmug but it seems that I'll have to keep her there for now. I'm surprised to find that there's no such solution for WP. This has to be the first thing I haven't found a solution for. 
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Good Morning.  This is my first time posting.  I've recently created my WordPress page for my growing photography business but find it slow in comparison to my old Smugmug site.  Not sure if it's the Titan Theme or the Fatcow hosting.  I've used small image files (72 dpi) and "smushed" them.  Can anyone take a look and give me some feedback on speed, design and user experience.  Thank you.  If I posted in the wrong place, please moderators forgive.   Site is www.melgattisphoto.com

Mel
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Mel Gattis's profile photoVictor Foulk's profile photo
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Thank you Victor.  I actually changed my host and now the page is MUCH faster then it was.  However, I'll take your advice into consideration.  I'll eventually probably need a coder to do what I cannot which sounds like a few of the things you suggested.  :)  Thanks. 
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Peter Adams
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Sone Things to Consider Before you buy that next Theme…

I've been doing research for a new book about WP Themes and am generally horrified by some of the stuff I'm seeing out there.
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Scott Wyden Kivowitz's profile photoSunil Pradhan's profile photo
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I just published my thoughts from a very different point of view http://scottwyden.com/wordpress-photography-themes/ - this should drive some more discussion HAHA
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Scott Wyden Kivowitz
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The 2014 WordCamp dates are being published.  If you want to learn more about WP, these are great opportunities. http://central.wordcamp.org/schedule/
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I hope to attend Philly and NYC ( which is coming back ) and on the team to possibly create one here in NJ
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Scott Wyden Kivowitz
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What topic would you like to learn about in the next community Hangout?
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Mel Gattis's profile photoBob Dansereau's profile photo
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SEO tips and tricks :-)
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Hi fellow wordpress and photography fans!  I know a lot of +Peter Adams awesome plugin allow you to add metadata and that the full resolution image in wordpress will have original metadata, but is there anything to do for the resized images to have them keep their metadata as well?

Related Articles: 
http://imagesites.info/wordpress-copyright-stripping/
http://shuttermuse.com/warning-photographers-wordpress-copyright-metadata/

Thanks for any help or suggestions that can be offered.
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Scott Wyden Kivowitz's profile photoJ. Griffin Stewart's profile photo
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+J. Griffin Stewart It keeps all meta data that's in the original file uploaded.
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This is a great course for newbies looking to learn more about WordPress themes and plugins specifically for photo galleries.  +Janine Warner walks through many products on the market, and also chatted with me about NextGEN which was fun.

Here here is a trailer for the +CreativeLive course:
WordPress Galleries & Portfolios with Janine Warner: Trailer

and here is a link to the course for those interested in seeing more:
http://www.creativelive.com/courses/wordpress-galleries-portfolios-janine-warner
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Alexander S. Kunz
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Please keep it on topic.

This community is about WordPress For Photographers. There are plenty of WordPress communities that deal with "generic" WordPress stuff.

If you're a normal, living and thinking human being and post something that is not really on-topic here, the post will perhaps be removed, and you'll get a kind notice about that as a comment. It's OK and you don't have to worry. Just don't do it repeatedly.

However, not a day passes on which someone posts pretty much off topic link spam, and I'm getting totally fed up with that (hence this pinned post;-). Obvious link spam will be removed and the poster will be banned & reported at the first incident.

Thanks.
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As I make my way through the recorded video of yesterday's Hangout (+Peter Adams looks so much younger in the vid than in his profile pics!) I'd like to add a different angle re the "Blog and/or Portfolio" issue with certain themes.

It may not be such a bad thing to separate the blogging and the portfolio sites. It depends on what you want to blog about, of course. If you're only going to blog portfolio-quality images all the time it's not much of a problem.

In my case however, it made things a mess. I post about daytrips to the desert in my blog, about my/our travels, and I (of course) spice those posts up with images. And those images are often not portfolio-type quality, but nice enough to go along with a travelogue.

Over time, they began to "clog" the Media Library back-end (where all the images are stored as attachments to the posts), and it became harder and harder to find the "portfolio" images in the whole library!

Even with plugins that add Categories and Tags to attachments and help organize the Media Library better (like Peter's PhotoPress series of plugins), I was constantly looking at and working with this overloaded library, bloated with pages and pages of images, and that wasn't fun anymore.

So I decided to move my blogging to a different site altogether (and went with a hosted, free wordpress.com blog) and free my portfolio site from that ballast - even though it's not visible to the visitor directly.

I'm still using the "blog" portion of my portfolio site for news, announcement, and posting some images, but I choose more carefully what I post there after this experience. (and I still need to clean up a lot of my galleries;-)

Maybe it helps someone.
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Peter Adams's profile photoAlexander S. Kunz's profile photo
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LOL 
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Alexander S. Kunz
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Here's a SEO related question... maybe some of you can help shedding some light on this. I've heard someone claim that Google prefers embedded images <img> tag over galleries, somehow. The person said that images are not showing up as indexed in Google Webmaster Tools when they're in a gallery.

I haven't really looked into this myself, but I do see in my own GWT account that there's not exactly a great many of my pictures indexed.

Thanks for any help.
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Jay Rushing's profile photoScott Wyden Kivowitz's profile photo
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Search engines don't care as long as the images are indexable and there is an ALT tag.  If a gallery is done correctly then the images are already in a <img> tag with the appropriate dimensions, ALT tags, etc.
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Alexander S. Kunz
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A question... I was thinking about telling crawlers to not index the uploads directory with the "naked" images (by adding  Disallow: /wp-content/uploads/ to robots.txt) - crawlers can crawl my attachment pages, posts, portfolio (custom post type), but the way most image search engines are set up, it doesn't seem beneficial to let them "deep link" directly to the images...

Thoughts?
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Peter Adams's profile photoAlexander S. Kunz's profile photo
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Well, that's the thing... the way Google presents images in their search results, completely ripped out of context, is that really beneficial I wonder...
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Scott Wyden Kivowitz
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A friend wants to migrate from PhotoQ to the Media Library in WordPress. 

He will eventually use the Photocrati Theme or NextGEN Pro to sell his photos, but the first step is migrating away from PhotoQ without losing all of this old photos.

If you think you can help please get in touch soon as he is looking to hire someone to help with this project.

Thank you,

Scott
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Alexander S. Kunz
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Hello everyone, I'm thinking about replacing the startpage of my site with a short slideshow of 5-10 most recent or best images and I'm looking for a plugin to help me with that (Jetpack's slideshow module is pretty ugly).

I've seen one that is pretty gorgeous in a commercial wordpress.com theme called "photographer" (http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/photographer/) and I'm looking for something similar (can be a commercial plugin, I wouldn't mind).

Most of all, I do not want the slideshow to be a custom post type or something like that. Ideally, it's a shortcode that I can supply with attachment ids, or it will use the featured image from a certain post category, that sort of thing.

I thought I'd ask here before sifting through hundreds of web pages and trying different plugins. Thanks a lot!

(oh and, sorry Scott but NextGen is out of the question;-)
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Peter Adams's profile photoAlexander S. Kunz's profile photo
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OK, thank you!
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+Peter Adams & +Alexander S. Kunz  what do you think about a monthly WP hangout to talk about useful plugins, tips, answer questions for people, shoot the sh&t and such?
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Peter Adams's profile photoAlexander S. Kunz's profile photo
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Ok let's do Wed at 5pm. I'll setup an event for it.
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