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How to Use WordPress to Display Your Art Portfolio

How to Use WordPress to Display Your Art Portfolio

by Waseem Abbas on Jun 22, 2016

Want to create a portfolio on your website? Many photographers use WordPress because it has diverse features to show off your photos beautifully and professionally. In this article, we will show you how to use WordPress to display your art portfolio.

Creating Your WordPress Website

First thing you need to do is to create a website with WordPress.

To start with, you’ll need a hosting plan. We recommend either WPEngine or Hostgator.

Next, you’ll need to install WordPress on your site. Check out this complete guide on how to install WordPress.

Once your WordPress website is ready, you can install the Envira Gallery plugin to display your art portfolio.

Setting Up Envira Gallery to Display Your Art Portfolio

First, you need to install and activate the Envira Gallery WordPress plugin.

Upon activating the plugin, you can go to Envira Gallery ยป Add New to create an image gallery in WordPress.

Let’s start by adding a title for your gallery…

Add Gallery Name

Next, you need to add your portfolio images into the Native Envira Gallery section. You can click on the Select Files from Your Computer button, or simply drag and drop to add photos.

Add Photos

Once your images have been uploaded, you can hit the Publish button. (Check out this guide to learn more details on setting up your gallery in Envira.)

Now you will see a widget box appear on the right side of your screen. It has the shortcode, and some other information about your image gallery. You’ll need to copy the shortcode from here.

Shortcode Information

Next, you can go to Posts or Pages. Go ahead and edit the post or page where you want to include the portfolio.

Simply paste the shortcode into the visual editor to place your gallery where you want it. Make sure to click on the Update button to save your changes.

Add Shortcode

Now your portfolio is live on your website!

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We hope this article has helped you to learn how to use WordPress to display your art portfolio. You may also want to check out our guide on how to create a photography website in WordPress.

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