How To Make A Portfolio Website Using WordPress (Photography Portfolio)

How To Make A Portfolio Website Using WordPress (Photography Portfolio)

How To Make A Portfolio Website using WordPress

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This video will show you how to make a Portfolio Website using WordPress (using the Free “Snaps WordPress Theme”). I will personally guide you through everything you need to know, step by step.

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In this tutorial we will be using the “SNAPS WordPress Theme”, which is a GREAT looking and Simple to Use “Portfolio” Theme which is great for Photographers, Logo and Graphic Designers etc…..and also, it’s 100% FREE for us to use!

Making a Portfolio Website with WordPress is SUPER EASY and I think that if you follow this tutorial, you will have NO PROBLEMS at all!

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00:00 Personal Introduction
Website Overview/Demo
Tutorial Check List
Signing up for Hosting & Domain Name (using HostGator)
Logging into what’s know as the HostGator “CPanel”
Installing WordPress using the CPanel
Signing into WordPress for the First Time
Changing Our WordPress Password
Changing The WordPress Theme
(We Are Using The “SNAPS” Theme)
Site Title, Tagline & Site Icon (favicon)
Theme Colours
Main Site Banner Image
Background Image
Deleting Demo Content (Page, Post and Plugins)
Adding Our “About Me” Page
Creating Clickable Links (Hyper Links)
Adding Our “Contact Me” Page
Turning Comments ON/OFF
Creating A Custom Menu
Installing Our Contact Form Plugin (Contact Form 7)
Adding Our Contact Form
Before we add our portfolio image posts
Installing and Using Regenerate Thumbnails Plugin
Changing Thumbnail Sizes to 236×315 pixels (Our Main Portfolio Images)
Adding Our Main Portfolio Posts & Images
Setting How Many Posts Show on Homepage
Creating Categories
Adding Categories to Posts
Creating Our “Categories Menu”
Changing Permalink Structure (URL)
Changing Our Footer “Widgets”
Adding Social Sharing Buttons (Simple Share Buttons Adder Plugin)
Installing and Activating WP Smush Plugin
TIP What to do if your changes don’t show up right away (W3 total cache plugin)
Congratulations – You Finished!

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6 Replies to “How To Make A Portfolio Website Using WordPress (Photography Portfolio)”

  1. Hi Martie

    Is it possible to tag pictures with keywords and dates in the portfolio and allow people to search the portfolio for a specific collection and then download that collection? My aim is to upload family photos , tag by name and approximate date then allow search by named person/s and date range.

    Can this be achieved in WordPress?

  2. +Martin Craig Hey man, I tried to reply to your comment directly but you have them set to “no replies”. But anyway, in answer to your question, yes, it is totally possible to achieve this with WordPress, once you set up your portfolio you just need to add your tags (which is on the right hand side in the page editor) and once you do that on each of the tag pages you would just add a download button that says something like “download this collection” (if you do a search for how to do this on YouTube there are tons of results) – and if you have any problems, feel free to send me another message and I will try my best to help you! 🙂

  3. Hi Martie! Thanks for teaching us how to set this theme up. I followed every step and I gotta say that thanks to you my website is up. I wonder if you could help me add a Facebook icon in the bar like in the demo:

    I’ve been looking everywhere on internet for the answer and I haven’t found any widget or plugin that would let me add a FB like button in my site to link it with the FB fan page:

    By the way, this is my site if you wanna check it out:

    Peace and thanks!

  4. Hi Marty – Awesome video! I created my own portfolio site, I’m a copywriter by trade. I am having an odd issue with the image page that clicks to the blog post. For some reason it will not allow 12 images. It only allows 10 with 2 large open spaces and moves the 11th image over to a second page (older posts). I have tried resizing all of the feature images to be 300 x 250 more or less, but it still will not allow more than 10 images. I even made all of the adjustments as mentioned in the video and regen. the thumbnails. Any suggestions?

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