An art portfolio website is essential for an artist, community/group of artists, fans of art, or a business firm to display, share and sell their art and work to the public. The website should be looking great and stylish in order to accomplish this. In the past, building an art portfolio website was a very difficult task. You had to hire a developer to build a custom website and it can be very expensive. This may not be an option available to everyone, especially to Freelancers.
You can now create your own custom websites as a number of suitable open-source content management systems(CMS) are available out there. You can make use of any CMS if you are an artist who is hoping to present your artwork more professionally or uniquely. In this article, I am going to focus on how to create your own art portfolio website using WordPress CMS. WordPress is a powerful and reliable open-source content management system that I believe is suitable for affordable art portfolio websites. More than 30% of websites are now built on the WordPress content management system.
Create an Art Portfolio Website
I believe you have an active domain and using our Standard Web Hosting Plan or Managed WordPress Hosting Plan. Creating your custom art portfolio website using WordPress is very easy by following the steps described in this article.
We offer cPanel control panel on our web hosting plans – both Standard and Managed WordPress Hosting Plans. The cPanel gives you a simple and user-friendly interface to manage your websites associated with your web hosting account. Please note that you must have cPanel access to perform the steps described in this article. If you don’t know your cPanel username and password, don’t worry, please check your welcome email first. You can contact our Support Team via live chat or support ticket if you haven’t received the credentials yet.
1) You need to login to your cPanel control panel first. You can also access cPanel using URL: http://yourdomainname.com/cpanel or https://yourdomainname:2083 and enter your cPanel username and password in the proper fields.
Portal Home >> Applications >> WordPress Manager >> New Site >> Show Advanced Configuration
2) Now You can change fields like what you want (Admin User, Admin Password, Email, Blog Name, and Blog description). Then click install.
Choosing a Theme
WordPress provides thousands of themes both free and premium. But most of them are demo version and you would need to upgrade it to the premium version to unlock all features. You need to purchase a convenient WordPress theme(premium) that suits your website and install it on your website. I have made some researches and found that free versions of art portfolio themes lack compatibility and may cause issues as time goes. Also, most of the features would be locked away from using. I suggest you purchase a good art portfolio theme which suits you better with your ideas. You may start searching for suitable themes at these theme developers.
ThemeForest – https://themeforest.net/category/wordpress
Themify – https://themify.me
Graph Paper Press – https://graphpaperpress.com/wordpress-themes
ThemeZilla – http://www.themezilla.com/themes
The below-described themes are recommended art portfolio themes that can.
Last Update: 04/05/2020