Tips for Photoblogging with WordPress

A little over a year ago, I decided to concentrate my blogging efforts on photography after not successfully being able to blog about anything else. I opted to go with WordPress as a blogging platform, because WordPress was created to be elegant and powerful out of the box, has a huge user community and has a high levels of customization. All these features make it an attractive platform.

WordPress
WordPress

A little over a year ago, I decided to concentrate my blogging efforts on photography after not successfully being able to blog about anything else. I opted to go with WordPress as a blogging platform, because WordPress was created to be elegant and powerful out of the box, has a huge user community, and has high levels of customization. All these features make it an attractive platform.

My intended use for WordPress, as stated,  is photography, particularly photoblogging. Photoblogging is, as the portmanteau suggests, a blog that focuses on photos rather than written content. Typically, photobloggers will post photos on a periodic bases in the same manner a blogger posts articles, and the software manages comments etc. There are highly specialized software packages that are specifically tailored for photoblogging such as PixelPost, but I wanted to maintain some aspects of a traditional blog yet do photoblogging too. WordPress has specialized themes for photoblogging, so it can be photoblog only.