Benefits of having your art site setup artbiz style:
- You don’t have to bother installing WordPress, I’ll do it for you.
- You don’t have to bother researching gallery plugins, or any other plugin: like SEO, or sitemaps, or contact forms, or anything. I already have and will install them for you.
- You don’t have to worry about which hosting company to use because I use only the best hosting.
- You don’t have to worry about keeping you installation of WordPress and the plugins up to date and secure because I do that for you.
- You don’t have to worry about your theme becoming obsolete because theme updates are also included.
- You don’t have to worry where to start because Artbiz will point you in the right direction every step of the way.
All you have to do is get into your studio and create the work and add it to your website.
All our website package are set up the same. Here’s what’s included…
Artbiz will install WordPress and configure all the plugins. All the pages and galleries will be set up ready for you to add your content. Included is one WordPress artist theme of your choice, and free registration for the WordPress for Artists Tutorials.
Starting with 7 pages with the ability to rename and add more pages as you grow your site.
- Artist Statement
Related article at Visual Arts Alberta: What pages do you need on an artist website?
Start with 3 galleries and add more galleries as your work grows. These could be Landscape, Portraits, Still Life OR Paintings, Sculpture, Drawings OR Current Work, and archives by year. With either gallery option you will have…
- automatic thumbnail creation
- ability to crop a new thumbnail
- move or copy images from one gallery to another
- change the order images appear via drag and drop
- exclude images with out having to delete them
- watermarking available for copyrighting your images
- Visitor statistics and page views per day, reports inside the admin panel
- Enhanced editor
- SEO (search engine optimization) easy to use tools to help your search engine rankings
- Site Map generator and search engine submissions
- Multimedia Uploads (Mp3, video, flash, PDF, etc)
- Blog / News component with RSS feeds
- Email Subscription sign up form
- Social Sharing
- Access 24/7 to online video tutorials
- Managed your content from anywhere at anytime
Artbiz will install WordPress and configure all the plugins on our hosting for a one time fee of $220 + 119.40 annual hosting. All the pages and galleries will be set up ready for you to add your content. Included is one WordPress artist theme or you can opt in for them all, and free registration for the WordPress for Artists Tutorials.
“Kim was very encouraging right from the beginning. Her patience and availability allowed for me to develop and publish my own site within a week. Any time I had a question or felt stuck in the process, Kim quickly responded with guidance and reassurance. It has been a pleasure to work with Kim and I would recommend this to those looking for quality creative design in promoting their work.” Deborah Catton
WordPress Plus Plus provides access to all artist themes right inside your admin area. New designs will be uploaded to your site when available, including updates and new features. The annual fee is $240 and includes your website hosting, WordPress security, upgrades and tutorial access and of course support. No setup fees.
“Kim Bruce is a great teacher. I was able to create my site knowing absolutely nothing about building a site. She was so patient with every single questions I had. She made it very easy.” Sabine Lecorre-Moore
If you have website hosting and want to install WordPress or if you have WordPress installed and want to have it set up Artbiz style; we can do that. Includes everything the WordPress Plus does, only it will be installed on your hosting site. Fee: $220
Love my website! Kim’s template was easy for even a newbie like me to use, and she was very prompt with useful email help when I got mixed up. Got an email tonight from a complete stranger wondering about buying something off the site. Wow. Thanks again. Frances Vettergreen
Perhaps you are hunting for the perfect Art Theme – You can buy our themes at WordPressforArt.com
Artbiz’s WordPress artists themes can be customized for a one time fee starting at $950. If you require more than the 7 pages and 3 galleries or have a unique vision of what your site could be, contact me for a quote on your specific needs.
Since this is your site and your art, your input for font styles and site colors is extremely important to me. Our time together will be a collaboration to design a site, that not only you will be proud of, but can also manage yourself.
Included is adding all your initial content so your site will be up quick! Then you can learn to maintain your site, at your own pace, with free registration for the WordPress for Artists Tutorials.
Artbiz would be happy to host your site for an annual fee of $119.40. Unique to our hosting is upgrading WordPress and all the plugins and WordPress support for the life of your hosting. You won’t find that with your average hosting company. Details on hosting?
Standard host providers do not automatically upgrade third party programs like WordPress.
By hosting your site with Artbiz your site will be automatically upgraded when new program releases become available. This includes:
- Core Updates are major application updates to WordPress. Often these upgrades are security related and are important to maintain. Artbiz ensures that the core updates are compatible with each and every one of the plugins. If a plugin needs to be replaced we will do that and provide you with the details.
- Plugin Updates are things like your Contact form, SEO (important for your sites rankings in Google etc), Gallery etc. From time to time the developers of these plugins provide updates that increase functionality, fix bugs and enhance security. While these appear to be simple updates Artbiz still tests them to ensure they still do what they say they will.
- Free Support for the life of your hosting.
It was great working with you. This was a project I wanted to accomplish for some time and the idea of tackling it alone kept me from completing it. Thank you so much for helping me check this off my to do list. I’m glad to have the extra support you offer and I’m sure I’ll be in touch.
With great appreciation, Isabel Forbes
Custom Websites by quote
Artbiz designs custom WordPress websites for you and you only with the options of managing the content yourself or have me do it for you. These sites come with everything a customized template does but with more custom graphics and custom galleries. Contact me to discuss your specific needs and I will provide you a written quotation. Click thumbnail to enlarge example sites
Kim has the rare ability to be creative, logical and technical at the same time. The sites creativity and efficiency always seems to be carefully balanced. Every now and then I will need something done quickly and without giving her any warning, it is always completed by the next day!
Laurie Steen Bowles (Devon, England)
For those who do not want to do it themselves
If you want a website and take advantage of what WordPress has to offer, but are not interested in managing it, then Artbiz will do it for you.
We will add your initial content and provide you with updating services.
To take advantage of this service, all you need to do to sign up for any one of the website packages. On the submission form, choose for Artbiz to add your content and images. Remember, all your initial content is already included with the Customization package.
- add images to an existing NextGen gallery $1.50 each (includes optimization)
- new page creation with text supplied $35
- add or change text on an existing page or update the entire site – min charge $25
- uploading and testing is included in any of the above
All fees are in Canadian dollars and Canadians are subject to GST – it will be added to the fees.
Contact me to discuss your specific needs or give me a call at 403-949-2693.
WordPress for Artists Tutorials
The WordPress Tutorials for Artists’ is a member’s site for Artbiz clients, or anyone who wants to learn WordPress. Inside you will find detailed step by step instructions for adding, managing and modifying content and image portfolios for your website and/or blog with WordPress.
With the WordPress for Artists Tutorials you will learn how to use WordPress with a multitude of instructional images and videos.