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WordPress Makes it Easier for Photogs to Build Sleek and Stylish Portfolios

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Over the last year, WordPress owner Automattic has launched pages specifically targeting bands, brides, restaurants and even cities. Today, we can finally add photographers to that list.

This new page is meant to attract photographers, designers and visual artists looking to build a quality portfolio where they can display their work. Not that you couldn’t build portfolios using WordPress.com before, but this is the first time the company has reached out to photographers personally, adding them to the list of demographics it’s gone after in the past.

The launch of the all-new vertical comes complete with 30 all-new, high-quality themes (both premium and free) that are customizable in the usual ways: you’ll be able to change colors and fonts while also embedding images and audio into a visually appealing template.

Here are some example templates offered through the new vertical:

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For an additional $30/year you’ll also be given access to the CSS for more comprehensive customization. And for another $60/year paid out to the VideoPress service you’ll be able to embed HD videos as well.

Of course, there are a lot of options out there when it comes to creating a good looking portfolio website. But you can officially add WordPress/Automattic to the list of companies catering directly to photographers. We won’t complain if you don’t.

Your Portfolio. Your Website [Wordpress via TechCrunch]


 
 
  • http://twitter.com/THEGREATZEEE THE GREAT ZEEE

    its about time. they are so late to the party :)

  • jenniburger

    oh so NOW they want to recognize us. i’ve been using a customized wordpress site for years now. i have to tweak any template i choose like crazy. maybe it’ll be easier to find good quality templates for photography BUSINESSES for free/affordable prices now. photography/portfolios is easy – finding one with a focus on both photos and business is the hard part.

  • http://www.naskaras.com/ Thanassi Karageorgiou

    My thoughts exactly. I’ve been using a custom Photocrati template for 3 years now and even though it’s been mildly diappointing, it has still been leaps and bounds better than WP for my purposes. I guess I can try the new WP thing out.