Custom WordPress Photography Theme

custom WordPress Theme Photography

WordPress Photography Website

I was hired to partner with a web designer to code a custom WordPress theme based on a minimalist design for a photographer website. Minimalist website design was important since the purpose of the website was to showcase galleries of black and white photography.

This project was in need of a website redesign. Not so much because of how it looked, but because it was a static html website that had grown to large to manage. We rebuilt the site, converting the html version to WordPress. We merged his blog from another WordPress website on different domain into the new website, migrating it from another server.  As with any website redesign, planning appropriately is important so as not to lose traffic from the old urls.

We rebuilt the website, categorizing thousands of photos in to galleries, displaying them in filmstrip slideshows.

Website Development

  • Addressed WordPress security by hardening the installation
  • Set up automated off site backups for disaster recovery
  • Converted the website design from .psd to a WordPress theme
  • Rebuilt the html pages in WordPress
  • Integrated a filmstrip gallery plugin to showcase photography
  • WordPress blog migration from another domain
  • Migrated WordPress from a different host


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