Archive for Nov 2011

We hear a lot of questions about the difference between Photography BlogSites and other WordPress solutions for photographers. So we thought it would be good to take a minute to explain why the way we do things at Photography BlogSites is a little  different than other WordPress or BlogSite options. WordPress is an award winning Content Management System (CMS) that allows you to log in and edit your own content. While it is famous for being a blogging platform, it has grown over the years to become a full website management tool. Our sites use WordPress and allow you to combine your portfolio site and blog into one easily editable service. The old way - Buying Themes Until now, the idea of having a WordPress site has meant finding and buying a "theme" or template that determines your overall structure and look. Any theme, whether free or paid, needs to be installed, setup, and

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Starting at Midnight on Friday, November 25 through Midnight we will be running our first ever Black Friday One Day Sale! 50% off the regular subscription price your first year - that's your first year for $199.50. Membership will renew at the regular rate of $399. If you are a SmugMug Pro member your membership will renew at $299. If you were thinking about updating your web presence to an All-In-One, search engine optimized, WordPress and HTML5 portfolio site...today is the day! If you are tired of your portfolio site not being available on iPads or Mobile devices, you are in luck. Happy Black Friday everyone! *Offer available for new accounts only. Sign up Here and use Coupon code: BLACKFRIDAY

Thank you everyone for your love, your likes, and your birthday wishes! That was the best gift we could ask for! And now for the winner....drum roll... Teryn Robinson of Teryn Robinson Photography! You are our Grand Prize winner! Give us a shout at info(at)photographyblogsites.com so we can get you your prizes!! Thank you to everyone who entered. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! PS: Stop back here on Friday November 25th ...for a BIG Black Friday Deal!!

    We officially launched Photography BlogSites one year ago! The past year has been quite a fabulous ride, and we have our amazing clients to thank for that. You gave us input and suggested features, you took our sites for a spin and believed in us. We can tell you this is only the beginning, we have so many fantastic features to add and partnerships planned. To thank you for your support we're running a giveaway with some of our absolute favorite partners - over $2000 in photography marketing products! This is a great way to jump start your online presence, and start 2012 off with a bang! We will select one winner at random on Tuesday, November 22nd at 3PM PST. How to Enter Entries are closed. Winner to be announced 11/22/2011 at 3PM! The complete package includes: A BlogSite for Life! (Worth $499...actually priceless) Full All-In-One Portfolio Site and Blog All features, all themes, fully hosted and

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Announcing HTML Emails for everyone! We recently replaced all the plain text emails that get sent by the site with great looking HTML emails. You may have seen that any emails from us now have our logo and colors in it. Here is an example of the message asking us to approve a comment (contact info blurred for privacy...) : Or you may have noticed that comment notifications coming from your own BlogSite have a new blue title and more attractive message area. Here is a recent one from my personal site, which is of course a Photography BlogSite. :) Customize the Email Template! Each BlogSite can customize the HTML template allowing you to adjust colors, upload a logo, add custom messages, contact information or a signature. Look under "Settings->WP Better Emails" and you will find a text area, similar to the post and page editor. You can simply type straight into the editor, or

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