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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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Recently, we made some BIG updates. One major new feature that we will be officially announcing very soon, is called SnapShots. You might notice it in the back of the sites if you look closely. Check back here in a week or so for our big announcement.     In the meantime, we also updated several plugins and improved a whole list of things behind the scenes. First, a word about Upgrades One of the great benefits about the managed sites, is the one that is most hidden. As new plugins and themes are added, as new features are added, as bugs are fixed... everyone sees the improvements immediately, (usually) with zero impact on active sites. Any upgrade requires a complex process to do it properly. The files that make up WordPress, the themes, the plugins all need to be backed up. The content of the entire site (for us, every user's site) needs to be

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We have two AMAZING new PDF guides to announce. Getting Started Guide Our all new Photography BlogSites "Getting Started Guide" goes over every step you need to start using your new site. We have had one since we launched but have added so many new features since then that it has needed an overhaul. You can Download it Here. WordPress Editor's Guide We also have a comprehensive guide for everything that is basic to WordPress itself. This guide is a great resource for anyone using WordPress. You can Download it Here.

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We are so pleased to announce new homepage options to all our themes. Add Sliding Panels and a Welcome Message, a Video, a Slideshow, or Featured Links. Add them in any combination, or all at once. Now you can COMPLETELY customize your site! You can easily create an online presence that cohesively matches your brand and the UNIQUE way you market your business. Now with Homepage Options, Blog Options, Font Options, Fonts Sizing, Color Options, and New Style Options you can truly create an online brand that is unlike anyone else. You can't do that with a template website! You can turn on and off the sections you want to be public. You can change your site daily, adding feature sections for different times and promotions. Market your studio the way you want instead of trying to fit a cookie cutter site. As you can see the possibilities are endless! Sliding Panels, Welcome

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Last night we found a great resource for WordPress tutorial videos. So great that we had to immediately add them to the site. Every site now has more than 30 screen sharing tutorials for every basic tool in a WordPress site right from their admin area! There is also a text version that can be clicked though. It was even built with a menu that resembles the standard WordPress menu to keep things working consistently. We also made a small change to the menu, moving the Support menu right up top near the dashboard menu for easier access. You can still find the FAQ's, links to our Getting Started Guide and forums there as well. And of course if you find anything that needs fixing or just have a suggestion for us, use the support tickets to let us know.

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