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YOUR Top 10 Favourite Posts of 2013!

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.

No Explanation Needed1. Choosing a Domain Name for an Artist Website

10 Tips for Choosing a Domain Name for an Artist Website and using your Domain Name.

afa-logo2. Grant Writing Example and Tips

I decided to post my actual grant proposal to my fine art website as I think it would help others to have a visual reference.

Damaged Art Shippment3. Art Shippers

Artbiz has compiled this short list of art shippers.

wordpress-themes4. Artist Website Portfolio page

The images that are presented on any artist website portfolio page have to be organized, curated and re-sized for the web.

jetpack-logo15. Using Jetpacks Tiled Gallery

…let’s get straight to what matters the most; the WordPress Gallery using Jetpacks Tiled Gallery and my twist of using it with Auto Thickbox.

thriving-artist-summit-artbiz-speaks6. Join Me on Dec 12th at the Thriving Artist Summit

Artists and creatives are invited to signup for this free educational summit, where you will have access to interviews, lectures, and resource materials from 25+ industry experts.

MP9004409137. Ultimate Security Checker

In this article I list some measures you can take to prevent your site being hacked in the first place; thanks to Ultimate Security Checker.

Jan Boydol Photography8. A New Home Portfolio Page

…more often than not, there isn’t any text on the “home” page, just an image (BIG Mistake). So why not send site visitors straight to the goods? It’s why they came to your site in the first place; to see your work.

about-artbiz9. Artist About Page Content

For an artist, the about page is typically where you place your biography. A biography provides visitors with an in depth account of your art career.

WordPress Gallery Plugin - NextGEN Gallery10. Add and Link NextGen Gallery to a Page or Post

I pulled this tutorial from the school site because it contains the most often missed step when creating a new gallery. This is how to Add and link NextGen Gallery to Page or Post

So there you have it, YOUR Top 10 Favourite Posts of 2013! I will be looking at my Google Analytics more closely to see what my readers respond to and what they don’t so I can tailor my Artbiz blog to meet your needs.

If you’re an artist and use WordPress, is there something you would like to know? Leave a comment about what you want to know about using WordPress for art and perhaps it will turn into a blog article.