If you've ever wondered whether you should try building a photography website (opens in new tab), you're not alone. It might be tempting to think that creating a photo website will take hours of your time – but there are plenty of options to show off your portfolio.
Part 1: How to choose a photo sharing site
Part 2: How to build a photo website in WordPress (opens in new tab)
Part 3: How to build a photo website in Drupal, part 1 (opens in new tab)
Part 4: How to build a photo website in Drupal, part 2 (opens in new tab)
Part 5: How to build a photo website in Drupal, part 3 (opens in new tab)
Whether you'd rather use a photo sharing website such as 500px or Flickr, or you want to build your own site from scratch using a CMS such as Wordpress or Drupal, we've put together everything you need to create a fantastic photo website.
Part 1: Choose a photo sharing site (opens in new tab)
If you'd rather not spend your time tinkering around in the back end of a website, why not consider using a photo sharing website. While social media sites such as Instagram are ruled by algorithms, website such as Flickr, 500px and others can give your photos more opportunity to be discovered. Plus, photo sharing websites can also make great portfolios, enabling users to scroll through your images with ease.
If you'd rather build your own website, Wordpress has a super easy-to-use CMS (content management system). This means that you can create your own photo website without having to spend hours building each different page. While many see Wordpress as a CMS built primarily for bloggers, photographers can definitely take advantage of this system too.
If you love the idea of popping up the hood on your photo website, then why not consider building your own site on Drupal. This is a step-up from creating a Wordpress website, but your efforts can be richly rewarded with ultimate customizability. Plus, Drupal is an open-source CMS that's free to use. Don't forget to check out part 2 (opens in new tab) and part 3 (opens in new tab) of our Drupal tutorial too.
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