UX designer at Automattic. WordPress.com, Jetpack, and more!
Your website is
Utilize WordPress.com or Jetpack to design, grow, and secure your investment.
Who is this guy?
Been building the internet for almost 20 years.
I design software to suit the needs of humans—in this case photographers.
Been a photographer for almost 20 years as well!
I have a focus on landscape and astrophotography.
We are the people behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Jetpack, Simplenote, Longreads, VaultPress, Akismet, Gravatar, Polldaddy, Cloudup, and more. We believe in making the web a better place.
Let's talk about WordPress
Basically WP is software—it's a Content Management System (CMS) for websites.
Open Source. Free. Tens of thousands of contributors. Huge world-wide community.
Download at WordPress.org
WP powers 30% of the internet
Unlike most website building companies, with WP you own your site and your content. You can run a WordPress website on a server in your closet if you want to.
Endlessly customizable. With the right know-how, folks can do anything with WP. You can build or download thousands of plugins—third party tools that add functionality—for free.
How do I get a WordPress-powered site?
DIY. All begins with finding hosting:
Shared hosting vs. Virtual Private Server (VPN).
This is referred to as "self-hosted."
Full managed WP Solution
- Free & paid plans depending on what you need
- Get setup with a domain (.com, .photo, etc)
- Pick from hundreds of themes
- Focus on just working on the content—uploading your photo galleries, creating pages, writing blog posts and news, etc
- Never worry about security or updating
- Home to everyone from writers, photographers, and small businesses to the largest businesses in the world. 100+ million customers worldwide
- Jetpack is a service that enhances the functionality of WordPress websites. Jetpack offers design & code-free customization tools, marketing automation tools, and security tools for WordPress. Over 40 features.
- Whether its a "self-hosted” or fully managed WordPress.com you can have the power of Jetpack
- WordPress.com sites automatically come with the power of Jetpack—its all built in
- For “Self-hosted” sites you install Jetpack as a plugin to extend the functionality of your WordPress installation
CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE
- Find hosting + domain
- Install WordPress software
- Install Jetpack plugin
- Sign up WordPress.com
Regardless of route you take. The interface will be the same
- Website performance is one of the most important, yet overlooked components to having a successful site
- Studies have shown that you have less than 7 seconds to capture the attention of a person before they leave—in most cases it's more like 3—5 seconds
- More folks are on mobile today than larger devices. Keep data plans mind
- Never under-estimate peoples ability to get distracted and forget about you
- Images served up via our high speed data centers around the world. Images will be served from the server that is closest to the visitor
- Doesn’t subtract from your hosting space — save money
- Set it and forget it. For WordPress.com it’s always working, for self-hosted website with Jetpack, just turn it on and you’re good to go
Free Content Delivery Network (CDN)
Video Content Delivery Network
Available on Jetpack Premium ($9/month) & Pro ($29/month) plans
Completely responsive—works on every device size
Wonderful for large image galleries.
Example: Showing clients proofs from a recent photo shoot.
Lazy Loading Images (Free)
- Compress images without losing quality
Design & Customization
- Hundreds of themes to choose from. Some free, some paid.
Picking a Website Theme
- Preview your design changes before making them live
Customizing your theme
Works in conjunction with our free CDN
Creating custom galleries
Marketing & Making Money
Automated Content Sharing
Save time by connecting your social media accounts to Jetpack. Once your content is published, we'll simultaneously send it to all of them.
Social Sharing Buttons
Let your word-of-mouth be an avenue for advertising online with our social sharing buttons.
Simple Payment Buttons
Sell photo prints, classes, tours, or any other product or service you want with ease. Our simple payment buttons are included with our Premium and Professional plans.
The world's most customizable e-commerce platform
Management & Workflow
- Free apps for any device. Desktop, tablets, phones. iOS & Android
- WordPress.com also work in any browser—so if you prefer that feel free to use it
- Available to any WordPress.com site or Jetpack-enabled self-hosted install.
- Learn more at apps.wordpress.com
Work from any device
- Export photos directly from lightroom to your WordPress site.
- PS. This is also free. Awesome, right?
- Download at: apps.wordpress.com/lightroom
- Create a page. Make it private / add a password. Upload your photos into a gallery. Publish it. Send it.
Password protecting galleries for clients
- Brute-force Attack Protection
- Spam filtering
- Downtime Monitoring
- Malware scanning
- Backups & Restores
We'll Handle Security for you.
But wait, there's more!
20% OFF any WordPress.com or Jetpack plan!
Happy to help with you anything WordPress!
By Jeff Golenski