The “ultimate” measure of whether a guide is really the ultimate is not in how many links it can put into one place, but in how many dodgy resources it leaves out. I have sifted through the vastness of space we call the interwebs, employing all manners of searching, in order to bring you the best resources available on creative a WordPress photoblog – minus, of course, the outdated, useless and repetitive information you really don’t need.
While various dedicated photoblogging services can be found online, most of them are very simplistic. Converting WordPress into a photoblog allows you to tap into the vast array of features available with WordPress while still displaying your much-loved photos in a context that suits them.
For every one photoblog resource there were at least 20 WordPress gallery resources. This collection features the most up to date resources available for people wanting to make a genuine photoblog using WordPress.
Yet Another Photoblog is a non invasive WordPress plugin that makes it easy to convert your WordPress installation into a simple yet full featured photoblog. It comes with a ton of features and functionality, most notably easy image upload, on the fly thumbnail generation, EXIF data processing and output, and works with nearly all WordPress themes.
PhotoQ is similar to YAPB in that it converts your WordPress installation into a photoblog, but offers a variety of different features that you might find worth using over YAPB. PhotoQ makes it easy to batch upload a ton of photos and have it automated so that it will post when you want it to. It also has a nifty watermarking solution as well as EXIF support.
A simpler plugin compared to the other two, but possibly the right choice if you want to get the job done without a lot of bells and whistles.
An easy way to manage your Flickr photos and insert them into your posts on the fly. Useful if that’s where you store your pictures.
- 50 Wonderful, Inspiring Photoblogs: A list of photoblogs you can use as inspiration for your own.
- 30 Free Resources for Photoblogging and Image Galleries: An extensive list of resources on displaying images online.
- WordPress Photoblogging Plugins – Create a Gallery with WordPress: Includes a description of each plugin to make it easier to sort through.
- 10 Tips For Designing Photoblogs: Some design considerations to keep in mind when creating your photoblog.