Photos By Rikki » SF Bay Area | Freelance Photographer

Switching to ProPhoto Blogs

Hi everyone! I thought I would just do a little shout out for ProPhoto Blogs.

ProPhoto is a gorgeous, high-end blog designed for mainly for pro photographers but is so highly customizable that it can work for anyone. It is totally customizeable, and it gives you an incredible-looking blog for an unbelieveable low price.

If you remember, a few months ago, I talked about my move from a static site to a blog site. My decision paid off. Armed with the information I gathered from Google Analytics, I’ve noticed a great increase in traffic which is exactly what I was aiming for when I made the switch. I do have to let you know that I had no background in blogging except for a few months using Blogger. I don’t know how to code in either HTML or CSS. I don’t even really know what exactly they mean or do. I’m a photographer not a website guru. I needed some way to show my work without laboring on the details on how to format or show it. I needed something simple – drag and drop. I also needed something that is easily customizable. For me, the less time I spent messing around with the website, the more time I have taking pictures.

For me, using the ProPhoto template and SmugMug for my proofing galleries is a match made in heaven. I have the best of both worlds. SmugMug can be customized to look like my blog site and vice versa. The transition between the two sites is seamless and at times, the client doesn’t even realize they’ve been transported to a different site.

Needless to say, this partnership between the two sites is PERFECT!

So how did I get here? Our wedding photographer, Joey Reyna, has a ProPhoto site which, when I saw it, made me want to switch. They make it so easy. What was even better was their 110% guarantee. If I wasn’t happy, they would give me a full refund plus the extra 10% for your trouble. It was a win-win situation in my opinion. ProPhoto is a theme for WordPress – the most powerful blogging software out there today. I highly recommend the templates and it’ll be the best $189 you’ll spend. On top of that, their customer support and Facebook Fan page are top notch. You’ll often find me there answering other people’s inquiries from time to time. I have to admit that I’ve become a novice user to a full on customizer in a matter of days. I think if I can do it, anyone can do it. My wife Melissa has even gotten to start her blog that she’s been wanting to create for some time now. All thanks to ProPhoto. So how easy is it to customize? It’s a snap. I can show you multiple sites using the ProPhoto themes and no two are alike. This was another reason why I made the switch. Customization was a very important factor in my decision to switch. So what do you think? Still on the fence? To help you with your decision, ProPhoto had just extended me a coupon code that I can pass on to you if you’re interested in purchasing their templates.

Use coupon code: RIKDYL386 and receive $10 off.

Every little penny helps right? If you have any questions about ProPhoto, I’m here to help (and Yes. I can confidently say that I can help you). Thanks!

A few months ago, I decided to compile all of the tips users were leaving as advice for the folks who were customizing their sites.

The tips and tutorials can be found here.



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