As a photographer, you likely have a portfolio of gorgeous images that dazzle fans and customers. But you need to get those images out there so that everyone can see them.
Building your own WordPress site is a great place to start, and for photographers looking to do even more with their sites, there’s Jetpack. Jetpack will enhance your portfolio with gorgeous, user-friendly photo displays meant to attract new followers and photography fans. It also includes features that help large photos load quickly, which improves user experiences and boosts your search engine ranking.
Today we’re going to look at three specific Jetpack features photographers should use on their website:
- Photon, which enables photos to load quickly.
- Carousel, which displays photos in a full-screen carousel.
- Galleries, which offers options for formatting galleries.
Read on to learn how each one of these options will help your website stand out and draw more attention to your portfolio.
Continue reading → Set Your Photography Website Apart with Jetpack
Since the advent of the smartphone, it’s rare to find a website that isn’t optimized for use on mobile devices. Managing your website via your phone or tablet, however, is still a fairly new concept.
Managing your site from a mobile device makes running a business more convenient. It’s beneficial for photographers who want to upload photos from their smartphones, bloggers who are inspired by their surroundings on-the-go, ecommerce sellers who want to keep tabs on their site stats, and any other type of website owner.
Let’s take a look at a few ways you can manage your WordPress site from your mobile device, and some tips for getting the most out of your mobile experience with Jetpack.
Continue reading → Tips for Managing Your Site from Your Mobile Device
Even if you’ve been using it for years, you might be unfamiliar with some of Jetpack’s features. With the wide range of capabilities offered, it’s too easy for some of the coolest — and perhaps the most useful — tools to go unnoticed.
Today we’re going to look at four features that are lesser known, but just as powerful as those you might already be familiar with. These features will ultimately enhance your WordPress site in new ways, from improving its design to taking the hassle out of maintenance.
Continue reading → Four Jetpack Features Worth Exploring
Backing up your site can feel daunting. Backups are undoubtedly important: one study found that 60% of small businesses that experience data loss go out of business within six months of the occurrence. But the question is how to minimize costs while keeping your website safe.
Looking for advice online yields plenty of opinions from endless viewpoints. It won’t be long before you begin reading about partial backups, full backups, rotating schedules, and other technical jargon that leaves you feeling confused. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and put off your research for another day.
The good news? You can use online services that were developed specifically to streamline the backup process. Jetpack, for example, offers full backups beginning with the Personal plan, complete with one-click restores and a 30-day archive. But even after you find a service that works for you, you still have to figure out how often your site needs backed up.
Let’s look at how you can find the right frequency for your site backups, including three major items you should consider when making your decision.
Continue reading → How Often Should You Back Up Your Site?
Engaging content keeps your new readers on your site the first time, but it’s up to you to keep them coming back for more. One of the best ways? Encourage them to subscribe to your content.
You might think you need to do something drastic to gain subscriptions, but small changes can have big impact. This is especially true if you’re just starting your site or are new to growing a subscriber base.
Let’s take a look at how you can earn more subscribers with three small but effective changes to your site.
Continue reading → Three Small Changes That Will Increase Subscribers
Publishing content on a regular basis is a great strategy to increase your website’s organic traffic — website visitors who didn’t get to your site by clicking on an ad. But getting those readers is only half the battle.
If you want visitors to subscribe to your newsletter, make a purchase, or engage with your content in any way, you have to keep their attention long enough for a meaningful interaction.
Here are three tips that will help you publish engaging content.
Continue reading → How To Create Content That Keeps Your Readers Coming Back
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Every single site is different: different designs, different content, different objectives and goals. But there’s one thing that is true for all of them: they need to be online! Whatever your site’s goals, you’ll only meet them if your website is accessible and running smoothly.
Almost every day, we hear from customers who use our backup service because they’ve experienced an outage in the past. They don’t want to repeat the experience of scrambling to rebuild their site again from bits and pieces of old backups, internet archives, and memory.
In hindsight, everyone says that what they should have done is invest in a backup service right away — because every site, no matter its size, design, or goals, needs to be backed up.
Continue reading → Why Every Site Should Have Backups