Category Archive: Artist Website Tips

Maintaining your database for optimal performance

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WordPress works hand in hand with a MySQL database. Maintaining your database is a difficult task if you’re not a programmer. But ignoring it not a great idea. With every change you make to your site you are adding more data. When you are experimenting with plugins and/or content, each version is being saved to Read more >>

Do you have a XML sitemap? You should!

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So what is a XML sitemap? It’s a document that lists all your web pages with their priority so the bots can more intelligently crawl your site and index the pages. Sitemaps do not boost your search ranking, but allow search engines to better understand your website. Sitemaps are great for new websites and blogs. Read more >>

5 of the best sliders for your Artist Website

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Your home page is the front door of your artist website and you only have seconds to capture the interest of your visitors. Why not wow them with a slider of four to six images of your art? There are many slider plugins for WordPress in the WordPress Plugin Repository but here are 5 of Read more >>

Writing your artist statement

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One of the most important sections of your website is your artist statement. Your online portfolio is like a virtual exhibition and your artist statement helps them understand your work, why you do it and how you do it. It invites them into your world and your process. So writing your artist statement is a Read more >>

Creating custom backgrounds for your site

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Website backgrounds are usually created with small jpgs or gif images that tile to fill the screen. You can find many websites that offer free background tile images. Most of them are hideous. You’re an artist so create one. Start by thinking of how this background can compliment your site. Don’t overdo the design, it Read more >>

Adding images to sidebar widgets

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You have a sidebar, so what do you put there? As an artist you probably have events in the near future or a gallery that represents you. You can use your sidebar to add images promoting the event or your gallery’s logo. WordPress has the text widget for this purpose, but unless you know html Read more >>