" />
Web

WordPress.com courts photographers, graphic artists

WordPress.com courts photographers, graphic artists

WordPress.com is courting photographers, videographers, illustrators and other artists to its publishing platform by launching a dedicated portfolio section on its website.

WordPress.com has always given its users access to portfolio-type themes in its 200+ strong Theme Showcase, but this is the first time that WordPress.com has prioritised this vertical. Last year, the company launched similar verticals for band pages, restaurants and wedding sites, according to TechCrunch.

There are currently 60 million websites worldwide powered by WordPress.com or WordPress, its open-source sister (our content management system of choice). That’s one in every six websites on the internet today. WordPress.com alone attracts 3.4 billion pageviews per month.

The dedicated portfolio section on WordPress.com currently has 31 themes, both free and premium. Each theme can be customised heavily if you pay $30 per year for the privilege.

Given that photographers in particular care greatly about the look and feel of their portfolio sites, this has the potential to earn Automattic, the parent company of WordPress.com, some decent currency.

Automattic also recently announced Jetpack 2.0, an official plugin that brings some of WordPress.com’s best features to the company’s self-hosted publishing solution, WordPress.

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Web
@darrenmccarra

Darren McCarra is co-editor of The Sociable. He has a keen interest in photography, all things mobile, and writing about technology and social media. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

More in Web

neighborhood guides airbnb

Arrivedo launches neighborhood guides to help hotels compete with Airbnb

Markus SkagbrantDecember 14, 2017

Reviewipedia: the startup allowing you to review everything, Founder interview

Sam Brake GuiaDecember 7, 2017
team messengers

In the world of messengers and bots: hidden advantages of team messengers

Julia SamoilenkoNovember 22, 2017
ssl securing website

You are losing business by not securing your website

Tim DearloveNovember 16, 2017

Cybercrime, America’s newest number one fear

Sam Brake GuiaNovember 13, 2017
zuckerberg president

Zuckerberg is running for president, even if he never runs: KU interview analysis

Ben AllenNovember 13, 2017
cryptocurrency, advertising, hacking, science, research, mining

Parasitic cryptocurrency mining, ad revenue and volunteer computing, a 3-sided coin

Ben AllenNovember 6, 2017
pawn friday

Pawn Friday will unite 1,000 shops to provide financial lifeline to underbanked

Jess RappOctober 26, 2017
latin america tech publication

Fiesta! Latin America’s geekiest tech publication turns 5

Tim HinchliffeOctober 13, 2017