The CMS and page builder is installed on the server, so it’s time to consider the website’s structure.
Before you start with the website’s design, it’s always recommended to make a diagram of the structure you want, even when it is a simple website like mine.
WordPress has two types of showing content: posts and pages. The difference between them is that a post is related to a date. The Blog that you are reading now is a post. A page is not related to any date and is static, and typical examples are the About and Contact pages.
Photos on a photography website are the most essential elements. But sometimes, I wanted to post an article that is not photo-related. So, I decided to start with a blog as the central point of my website.
I didn’t want to go toward a plain photo gallery to show all my work. A gallery with a lightbox pop-up was probably the fastest to develop but not the most efficient for search engines. With my gallery, I can give every photo its post page; that way, it’s easier for search engines to find my content. In addition to the image, I wanted to show extra information. I needed custom fields to handle all the additional data, like camera equipment, camera settings, audio samples, download fields, etc. Luckily, there are plug-ins for that in WordPress. I use Advanced Custom Fields Pro (ACF) to handle those fields. Oxygen Builder works very well with ACF!
A website requires other pages that describe or enhance the site; the obvious and classic ones are Home, About, Links and Contact. It all depends on what you want to show or tell your visitors!
To be continued…