I have received nothing but positive comments and feedback from visitors to my website, and that’s really great to hear. I have slowly worked to get it the way I want, but it didn’t come easy.
A few years back, I was on a free hosting site in the US and that had limitations in what I could do. I decided not to be a cheapskate and invested in having site hosted back here using WordPress as my content management. I’m glad I did, mainly due to the support I need. I wanted my website to look good and then purchased a theme for photographers. I did not want to do it myself so engaged the services of a WordPress webpage builder. He decided my theme was too hard to install and decided I should instead use one he was more familiar with. I decided to go with this, given that I got the job done for $600. At the time, I thought it was good value. The site looked good too, showcasing my still images.
About a year later, I had a change of mind. I felt the site did not showcase what I really wanted to show the world, i.e., my time-lapses. I hunted across the web and evaluated about half a dozen themes, mainly in the space of film making. It seemed everyone was going for the new trend of a scrolling text over still images and they looked great too – but everyone was using them.
Then I came across a theme called Inspiro by WPZoom, a Moldova WordPress theme design company. They make a huge number of themes for foodies through to magazine types sites with handful of plugins.
I installed Inspiro myself and learned how to do almost everything. I worked away at making it look the way I want and called on WPZoom for their support where needed. There were some technical aspects I could not do, however their support team were very responsive and helped with issues I couldn’t resolve. I trusted them to go onto my site and resolve the issues in a fraction of the time it would take me. More recently, I learned that fellow US time-lapse and landscape photographer, Michael Shainblum also uses this theme. That makes me feel it was a good decision to get this theme. Not only does it show my time-lapse, I have also made galleries for my still shots too !
What attracted me to the Inspiro theme was the slideshow with video background for a homepage that embeds videos directly from my Vimeo channel. That means I don’t have to use expensive web drive space.
Inspiro is a professional photo and video focused theme with a modern design. It is packed with features including a fullscreen slideshow that supports YouTube & self-hosted videos in background and a widgetized homepage and gallery module. Inspiro is perfect for showing off your portfolio, images and videos. See the links below to learn more.