-- August 24, 2010
Douglas Wade presented a workshop “Using WordPress to Create a Photography Website” to a group of 28.
Douglas has worked at Northrop Grumman for 23 years in publications. He started as an illustrator and is now a software engineer and “head geek” for Technical Publications. He blogs from time to time at middle-aged-man.com (where he learned WordPress) and keeps a journal of his walking and cycling.
Douglas showed us two ways to set up WordPress. The easiest, but less flexible is through Wordpress.com (Free). Doug walked us through the process that has more options available… Wordpress.org. He walked us through obtaining a domain name through GoDaddy.com and then installing WordPress, and the basics of setting up a blog/photography website.
He exposed us to themes, plug-ins, widgets, and dashboards. Many examples were shown that would be useful for a photographer, whether you wanted to share your photos and “blog” or have a more traditional photography website, where you just share your photo portfolio and contact information.
A few of our members are already using WordPress. Check out three great examples, all different, of what you can do with WordPress.
Bonnie Matthews - http://matthewscreativephotography.com/
Helen Henry - http://helenhenry.com/blog/
Douglas Wade - http://www.middle-aged-man.com/
Thank you to Douglas, for the informative workshop.
Photos by Paul Craft