PhotoShelter, Graph Paper Press Partner to Integrate Archives with WordPress

Posted on 10/1/2009 by Julia Dudnik Stern | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Photographer Web site specialist PhotoShelter and Graph Paper Press, which designs WordPress themes and tools, announced a partnership that integrates PhotoShelter’s personal archive product with the leading blogging platform.

PhotoShelter now offers a new Web site template generator that matches PhotoShelter-produced photographer Web sites with WordPress themes by Graph Paper Press, enabling photographers using the service to maintain a unified brand across their Web sites and blogs. Also available are several WordPress plugins that allow photographers to easily display PhotoShelter-hosted images on their WordPress blogs.

The partners stress the search engine optimization benefits of these new tools. PhotoShelter chief executive Allen Murabayashi said: “To attract Web site traffic via search engines and generate new business online, photographers want to eliminate barriers between their blogs, portfolio sites, image archives and social media—while maintaining a consistent look-and-feel.” Murabayashi added that this trend is driving the paradigm shift away from Flash-based photo sites that are passive, design-intensive and search engine-unfriendly.

PhotoShelter is promoting the new offering with a 30-day free trial through Oct. 10.

Copyright © 2009 Julia Dudnik Stern. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz


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