I finally got around to setting up a portfolio of ‘people photography’ on my self-hosted site at I have had the domain for a long while and I built a site on the domain once upon a time. Then I ‘deconstructed’ it and it has taken a while to find time to do it again, only differently.

I set it up this time because I wanted to go out of the streets here in Edinburgh during the Fringe Festival and give people somewhere to see the photos I shot of them.

By the way, if you have a self-hosted site and you want to destroy it but not actually destroy the WordPress installation, you can use a plugin named Database Reset (just put that name into the plugin search field on the repository.)

Database Reset keeps your user credentials so you can continue to access the back end, and it gives you the option to keep or junk plugins and themes.

This time around I used a theme from GavikPro. It’s a free theme from the WordPress repository and it has a few options for transitioning the front face of the posts to the posts themselves.

Here’s a screen grab of the front page and I have also put a widget link in the sidebar:



  1. tassitus says:

    That’s good to know. I’ve always uninstalled the whole WordPress thing.


  2. KokkieH says:

    I see someone besides me likes the new Franklin theme ๐Ÿ™‚

    The photos are very good too!


    1. I looked long and longer for a theme that had the bits I wanted #1 typeface not too big and not too small #2 simple enough that it didn’t abandon rationality completely #3 free ๐Ÿ™‚


      1. KokkieH says:

        I’ve had Twenty-Eleven for over two years now and still love it, but I also like how simple this one is. It has just enough customisation options to make it my own but without having to muck about with layouts and page templates and the like. I wish it had a single-column layout for posts, but I found a way around that.


        1. Ooh – I’ll have to come look ๐Ÿ™‚


        2. KokkieH says:

          Please do ๐Ÿ˜€


        3. Did you by any chance do it by specifying where widgets should be visible and setting them only for the homepage?


        4. KokkieH says:

          I set them to hidden on Page-Page and Page-Post. Then I added the images via a sidebar widget that’s set to hidden on all the feeds.

          Who need custom design?


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