Once again I’ve managed to step away from my blog for a few weeks. Like usual, it happens when I have too much stuff going on. Well, we are in wedding season, but I’ve also been writing for other blogs, working on my high school senior brand, and if you haven’t noticed, launching a new wedding photography website!
New Wedding Photography Website
It seems to me that I tend to change websites every 3 years or so. I can think of at least 4 websites that I had in the past. Each time, I tend to find something better or I just don’t like something about my old website. With the most recent change, there wasn’t any major issue with my old site. I had the site for several years, and it worked great, but I was limited by what I could do with it. It was a template, and it had some really great features, but there was only so much customization I could do with it. I was stuck using the prebuilt pages, and that’s all I could really do. Now, this site worked well for me, and it is a great option for most people because it is so simple to do. I just found myself wanting more control.
My newest site is built around WordPress, which is a very well know system that allows the user to do pretty much anything either through plugins or through coding. That’s really what I was wanting. I wanted to have that kind of control. My old blog was actually on WordPress, so knew how awesome it was and had some experience creating things.
I ended up buying a template called Brooklyn that had a bunch of pre-made sites built in. Picking the initial site was easy, but after that things go a little bit confusing. There were a lot of different pages and sections and settings, and it took me some time to figure out how to change things. I’m still confused about a few things, but after a few hours of messing around with it, I was able to fix most of it. I think it’s like most things. When you first start something new, it’s weird and confusing. Then, after some time, you get the hang of it.
When we went live, I had a few more issues. I imported all of my old blog posts onto the new blog, but everything didn’t transfer over perfectly. All of my images weren’t showing up. After some digging, I found that the problem was in the links. All the links were off because of the old site. Lucky for me, there was a WordPress plugin that allowed me to change all of the links in like 5 seconds. I’m still dealing with a few more issues on the blog, but overall, I’m happy with it.
I really like my new wedding photography website. There are some cool new options, and I’m hoping it will help attract a bunch of brides. I’m sure there will still be some glitches and adjustments, but that’s to be expected. Please go through all the site and see what you think. I’d love to hear some feedback and if there are any errors, please let me know.