One of the things that makes WordPress such a great photography website is the many plugins available to make your website better. Too many plugins can bog down your site, so it’s essential to choose the right ones. Here are five of the best WordPress plugins for photographers.
Jetpack for WordPress
This valuable plugin for photographers comes to us from the WordPress developers, so you know it will integrate well with your site. Jetpack is free and has numerous features; you can pick and choose which ones you want to use.
- Security against hackers and spam emails
- Analytics about your website traffic
- Faster image loading
- Excellent social media integration & automatic sharing
Your WordPress website is all about your photography. Sure, you’ll be blogging too, but the images are at the heart of it. You’ll need a clean, beautiful way to display them that also works on mobile devices.
Without a doubt, the best slideshow plugin for photographers is Slider Revolution. Setting up a slideshow is easy, it won’t slow down your website, and it looks great on mobile devices. A single-website license is $26 but well worth the cost.
Making your images and posts easy to share on Pinterest will increase your reach and lead to more conversions. There are several Pinterest plugins, but photographers will get the most out of AccessPress Pinterest. This all-in-one free Pinterest plugin is easy to use and very customizable. You can embed your own Pinterest boards on your website, set up easy, one-click image and post sharing, and add follow buttons.
WP Fastest Cache
Photography websites have a tendency to be slow thanks to all of the photographs and scripts required to display the photos and slide shows. Fortunately, there are things you can do to speed up your website. Making your website faster will improve the user experience and help you in search rankings.
WP Fastest Cache addresses numerous fixes that Google recommends. Without this plugin, most of these fixes require technical coding knowledge or integrating multiple plugins. The most important options are available in the free version, and there is an upgrade also available.
Yoast SEO is one of the most installed plugins in WordPress. It’s an invaluable plugin for photographers as well. The photography market is very competitive, and this plugin will help you get your website to the top of the search rankings. It will analyze almost everything that search engines take into consideration when ranking a website and offer fixes unique to your site. It also gives you valuable suggestions real-time as you’re creating posts.
Why should you install these plugins on your photography website?
You’ll notice that many of these plugins have to do with your website performance and not necessarily your images. What good is having a beautiful photography website if it’s difficult to use and doesn’t show up in search engines? Installing these plugins will improve your user’s overall experience and in turn boost your business.
Sign up for the Business Plan on WordPress, today and download these WordPress Plugins for Photographers!
photographer | educator + speaker | community builder
Hi I’m Kylee, and I lead the incredible KA associate photography team based in Northern Utah and help other photographer and creative entrepreneurs create thriving businesses. When I’m not shooting, scheduling, editing, blogging, being the boss etc, you can find me on adventures with my three babies or catching up on last nights tv in yesterday’s clothes. I build my businesses and community from the comfiest spot on my bed.
Kylee Ann Studios is made up of seven incredible women that share a love for serving others, value kindness and ROCK it behind the camera. With a full team of professionals, we are famous for our quick turn around time, bright and creamy edits and being so much more than your photographer. We love to tell stories instead of snapshots. Collectively we photograph 75+ weddings and hundreds of families each year, as well as birth stories, seniors and brands.
I offer instant and affordable online education to help you start, sustain and grow your DREAM business. The OPB Membership is an All-Access Pass to ALL our Photography & Business Classes and Digital Downloads. Includes: Nitty Gritty of Photography, Lightroom Course, Marketing Course, Left Brain Photography Business Course, Lightroom Presets for Desktop and Mobile, In Person Sales Course AND MORE!
Come hang out with us in our FREE Online Community, Our Photog Blog!