7 Essential WordPress Plugins for Your Photography Blog


Are you a photographer?

And want to start a photography site/blog? No need to say, but start it with using World`s best blogging platform WordPress.

If you already start a WordPress blog then here are few plugins which can be helpful for your blog.

Here comes 7 Essential WordPress Plugins for Photography Blogs

#1 s2Member (WP user rating 4.5)

s2member WP plugin

Planning BIG! Adding members to blog an increase interaction with them & this one such way which will get you lots of referral traffic.

s2Member WordPress plugin gives you very strict security, it comes with free Paypal integration. Lets get to it`s features.

  • Different memebership levels
  • URI Replacement Codes for BuddyPress
  • Can be integrated with Amazon® S3
  • Add support for unlimited Membership Levels

Download s2Member plugin

#2 FancyBox for WordPress (WP user rating 4.3)

Fancy images adds liveliness to photography blogs. Wanna try a demo? Click here.

Cool isn`t it? Easy navigation with image caption. And you no need to worry about SEO you can nofollow them. By default this plugin uses jQuery to apply Fancy images.

Interesting thing is, it automatically applied to all images linked to thumbnail. Even if they are in sidebar.

Download FancyBox WP lugin

#3 Contact Form 7 (WP user rating 4.3)

Contact form is very very important for any blog. Without a contact form you`re actually draining all your efforts. Contact form helps advertisers to contact you. Got how much a contact form can do for you? Now, think how good a contact should be. Adding low quality contact form can create problems for your blog.

So here why I recommend this plugin.

  • Easy to customize
  • Supports Ajax, CAPTCHA

Download Contact Form7 WP plugin

#4 W3 Total Cache (WP user rating 4.6)

When I changed my framework to Genesis I saw my blog speed increased and so my traffic. Blog speed matters to rank. W3 total cache plugin increases your blog performance by reducing time loaded. It also allows CDN intergration.

Recommended by major Hosting companies like Page.ly, DreamHost, MediaTemple, Go Daddy, Host Gator and countless more.

Download W3 Total Cache WP plugin

#5 Digg Digg (WP user rating 3.5)

Social sharing bring additional traffic to your blog. Digg Digg from Buffer App lets your users to share your images easily. It`s an all in one sharing button. This plugin provides both normal and floating sharing buttons.

Download Digg Digg WP plugin

Remaining 2 Worthy WP plugins for Photographers

#6 Image Zoom (WP user rating 3.8)

If you don`t like FancyBox then Image Zoom can be your option. It dynamically zooms images in posts or pages. Anyway you can configure the width, transition delay, background opacity, auto-start window etc…

Download Image Zoom WP Plugin

#7 NextGEN Gallery (WP users rating 4.2)

This is a WordPress gallery plugin. If you have lots of images of same niche then create a gallery to entertain your reader with just images no other stuff. And I think its important to have one such place on your blog where you post few images which are unique from normal images you post.

Download NextGEN

Wait it`s not over.

As a photographer you get a chance to sell your photos right? How can you do that? To buying easy, add an eCommerce plugin.

Here I collected few popular WordPress eCommerce plugins, take a look.

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5 Responses

  1. Free Job PostingFebruary 20, 2013 at 9:36 amReply

    Wow! Great article! I was just working on improving my SEO and looking for other plugins just a few days ago. LOVE the editorial calendar. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sai KumarFebruary 20, 2013 at 6:40 pmReply

    Hey Great list of plugins bro. FancyBox for WordPress is really an awesome plugin which i heard it first time. I am surely gonna try it and Thanks for sharing bro :)
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  3. Theodore NwangeneFebruary 21, 2013 at 8:16 amReply

    Hi Khaja,
    Thats some awesome wordpress plugins indeed. I already know some of the plugin you mentioned and they are really good at what they do.

    Thanks a bunch for sharing Khaja.
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  4. JC RuizMarch 8, 2013 at 3:28 pmReply

    Great list of plugins. I’ve also created a list of plugins for photographers, http://www.jc-ruiz.com/blog/essential-wordpress-plugins-for-photographers/ . I think it’s great that people can share their plugins and show how those plugins can help others.

  5. Erica AdamsonMay 26, 2013 at 7:44 amReply

    Great work Khaja… i’d like to share this one i’m using lately http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/iframe-embed-for-momentme/… embeds a photo gallery with a 360° view, providing you with a multi-point-of-view experience and its free…

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