WordPress is our recommended blogging platform for a variety of reasons, one of which is its extensive library of 3rd party plugins. As a photographer, you can use a variety of plugins to make your site look more appealing and help you get more business. Photographers need a site that functions and still provides a creative platform that is necessary for their work.
There are a plethora of plugins for you to choose from that can help you achieve both of those goals. Here, in our today’s post we are going to share with you 15 most useful free wordpress plugins for photography blogs. These are plugins that I frequently use and in my opinion some of the better WordPress plugins available to everyone, not just photographers.
If you feel that I’ve left out some important ones, feel free to comment with recommendations in the comment section of this article. You may be interested in the following modern trends related articles as well: Free Genesis Framework WordPress Widgets, Organization WordPress Premium Themes, Free Photoblog Themes for WordPress and Maintenance Mode WordPress Plugins.
1. Bulk Photo to Product Importer Extension
This Plugin is an extension to WooCommerce and enables users to bulk import photos, which are automatically converted into Products.
2. Sell Media
Sell Media is a WordPress plugin that allows you to sell, license and protect images, videos, audio and pdf’s on your self-hosted WordPress site.
3. Projects by WooThemes
Projects by WooThemes is a clean and easy-to-use portfolio showcase management system for WordPress. Load in your recent projects, and display them on a specified page using our template system, or via a shortcode, widget or template tag.
4. CP Image Store with Slideshow
CP Image Store with Slideshow is an online store for the sale of image files: images, predefined pictures, clipart, drawings, vector images.
5. Dreamstime Stock Photos
Easily & safely insert stock images into your posts and pages from the largest selection of free and professional stock photos online without leaving WordPress.
6. Pixabay Images
Pixabay Images is a WordPress plugin that let’s you pick CC0 public domain pictures from Pixabay and insert them with just a click anywhere on your blog.
7. Heroic Gallery Manager
The Ultimate gallery manager that combines the best features of the WordPress media manager with a simplified and flexible gallery management tool.
8. Slideshow Satellite
Satellite’s goal is to present a responsive and beautiful slideshow experience to visitors of your WordPress site. Choose from multiple easy to use themes like Slideshows with full thumbnail displays.
9. Design Approval System
Approved designs get a STAR on the Project Board, and Clients signature is recorded to the database. Check out the Project Board. Clients, projects, & designs are organized on one page + Clients can login to see there designs!
10. Bannerspace Slideshow
Bannerspace is powered by the awesome jQuery Cycle plugin. The plugin creates a custom post type for your slides and allows the user to create simple slideshows with funky transition effects such as fade, scroll, shuffle, zoom, and more.
11. PhotoPress – Latest Images
This plugin adds a shortcode, that can be used within Pages and Posts, to display a gallery of the latest images that have been uploading to your Media Library.
12. Pinterest Pin It Button For Images
Want to be able to add images directly to Pinterest by just clicking on the image? Your problems are over! Have the user just hover the mouse over the image they want to pin and watch your visits grow!
13. WP iSell Photo
WP iSell Photo enhances the functionality of your existing WordPress photo gallery and turns it into an e-commerce photo gallery. It makes photo selling easier.
14. ByREV Gallery Pagination
This plugin offers the possibility of displaying a photo gallery on multiple pages / pagination gallery.
Easygram is a free, photo plugin for all WordPress users, by Obox Themes. A WordPress plugin that allows you to create amazing blog posts or galleries for your WordPress website that include your Instagram photos.