WordPress is a wonderful web platform, it is no wonder it is such a popular choice for photographers around the world. So now that you have your domain and WordPress website up and running what plugins should you install to get the most out of your WordPress site as a photographer?
I have listed the top 5 WordPress plugins that I believe every photographer should be using to get the most out of their WordPress powered website. (They are in no particular order)
1.) SEO Friendly Images – As a Photographer you are likely to be uploading lots and lots of images to your website. Why not put those images to work bringing in traffic to your site? This plugin makes it easy to optimize your images for SEO by automatically adding ALT and Title attributes to ALL of your images.
2.) Booking Calendar – Give your clients an easy way to see when you are available and to contact you about shooting. This plugin give your website a simple booking system that your clients can use to setup shoots with you.
3.) Editorial Calendar- I don’t know about you but I am always starting new posts for my blog and scheduling them ahead of time. This plugin makes it easy to visually see when your posts are scheduled and drag-n-drop to make changes to your publishing schedule.
4.) WordPress Backup to Dropbox – Nothing sucks worse than a website crash and losing all of your images/datea/content. But backup services can be expensive. This awesome plugin automatically backs up your website and uploads the backups to your Dropbox for safe keeping.
5.) SlideDeck – This is the ultimate WordPress gallery/slideshow plugin. Not only is it completely SEO friendly, but it is also completely Responsive. That means that it will work on any sized screen. In the age of tablets and smartphones this is a must for photographer websites.
What do you guys think? What other great WordPress plugins did we leave out? Leave a comment and let us know about any plugins that you use on your photography website.