CONCEPT: The concept behind the blog newsletter combo is that content sent to followers in emails can also be blog posts. This will make creating content and art blogging easy. As an artist I did not set out to blog about anything, let alone my art work. However, I did start to blog when a client [...]
Once you have images in NextCellent Gallery you can use them through out WordPress posts and pages. This tutorial will show you how to insert a single image from NextCellent Gallery on to any post or page. You can always upload images into the media library for use as feature or post images but if [...]
These three quick step lists should help you remember how to do the common tasks required to create and link NextCellent Gallery. Create and link a gallery to a page Create the gallery and upload your images Inside the gallery’s top task pane click the button that says add page. Go to Appearance > Menus and [...]
You will find many uses for it so I am going to show you how to copy and paste a link URL. It is important to know that pasting a URL does not automatically add a hyperlink to it. Nor should you be using a URL as the link text for a hyperlink. This is because most URL’s are not pretty and don’t have meaning. Read more about meaningful hyperlinks here.
Artbiz receives the odd request asking if there is a way to put a red dot in the description of their images. Unfortunately NextCellent Gallery doesn’t have that option and you’ll hard pressed to find a WordPress gallery plugin that does. By the way, the red dot tells people that the work is sold. • [...]
You may or maynot know that you really don’t need a home page per se. With WordPress you can set any page or your blog to be the landing page of your site. But if you want a special page as a home page then don’t name the home page home. Why? Because home really isn’t a [...]
As we say goodbye to 2013 and herald in 2014 I thought it would be interesting to see what interested you the most over the past 12 months. I dug into my Google Analytics and found your top 10 favourite posts of 2013, chosen by you the readers of Artbiz’s blog. 1. Choosing a Domain [...]
It is good practice to write blog excepts, it will help you focus and stay on topic. An excerpt can be used as the basis to write a meta description and will help your readers find what they are looking for faster. For these reasons what you write for your excerpt is important.
Presentation Notes for using WordPress for Fine Art How YOU can get your art found online and create opportunities. This is the full presentation given at Untitled Art Society. Shorter versions with slight variations were presented to WordCamp Edmonton and the art students Grand Prairie College. Opening Remarks Slides 1 -2 Kim Bruce is an [...]
Best practices to create meaningful hyperlinks and links to PDFs
By using appropriate link text you will create meaningful hyperlinks to internal and external web pages. Use these guidelines for linking to non-web documents such as PDFs and email addresses.