I finally got around to setting up a portfolio of ‘people photography’ on my self-hosted site at Photographworks.co.uk. 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 WordPress.org 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: