3 Reasons To Love the New WordPress Integration

3 Reasons To Love the New WordPress Integration

As a photographer, staying hyper organized and efficient is top priority. You need to deliver amazing photos to clients on time. Managing relationships is often the key to finding new work and getting referrals. Staying on top of visual trends can help you get ahead. Being seen as adaptable on set makes clients want to work with you again. Ideally you’re showing personality and flexibility in everything that you do.

One great way to stay organized and save time? The PhotoShelter WordPress integration. It’s our latest integration for PhotoShelter Standard and Pro members, and it lets you pull images from your PhotoShelter library straight into WordPress.

Now, when adding an image to your WordPress blog or website, you won’t need to download it from PhotoShelter and upload it to WordPress. Instead, with the new integration, you’ll browse, search and import files from PhotoShelter right into your WordPress media library, without ever leaving WordPress. Plus, you can easily resize files upon import to be optimized for web.

Below, we’re breaking down three reasons to love the new PhotoShelter WordPress integration. From blogging to optimizing your web presence, we’re confident this will be a gamechanger for you and your workflow. 

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Reason #1: You’re a PhotoShelter member, and you use WordPress to blog

Blogging is one of the most common ways we see photographers using WordPress. It’s a great way to show off your personality and share your latest projects. It lets you provide behind-the-scenes details and photos to help tell the story of a photo assignment. With a blog, there are plenty of opportunities to share personal work and stories that you hope to get published. 

But what’s a photography blog without, well, photography? With our WordPress integration, you can access your PhotoShelter images all from within your WordPress editor. Need an image or gallery of images for your latest blog post? That’s where the PhotoShelter WordPress integration comes in. It helps you save time and keep that storytelling momentum going.

Reason #2: You use PhotoShelter as an archive, and you use WordPress for your website

One of the advantages of having a PhotoShelter archive is that your images are at your fingertips 24/7. And not just some of your photos, all of your photos. 

We see our members using PhotoShelter in all sorts of different ways. Some use PhotoShelter to build a website and sell or deliver images. Others use PhotoShelter mainly for cloud storage and archiving while using WordPress for their website. For those of you who fall into the latter category, the WordPress integration will be your new best friend.

When you’re looking to update your WordPress website with new or existing images from your PhotoShelter account, this is the tool to use. It’s fast, reliable and lets you scan your full PhotoShelter archive inside WordPress with only a few clicks.

Reason #3: Optimizing for web is top priority

Backing up your files in multiple locations is key for photographers who want to protect their work and livelihoods. With a PhotoShelter Pro account, you’ve got unlimited storage — no file size restrictions. That’s what allows tons of imagemakers to upload their highest resolution images, like TIFFs, to their accounts without worrying about hitting a storage limit.

But what do you do when you need to pull that image into WordPress and still want things to load at lightning speed? With the new integration, you’re given the option of resizing the file upon import to WordPress. If it’s loading speed and optimizing for the web you’re after, this is built for that too.


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Caitlyn Edwards is the Customer Marketing Manager at PhotoShelter. Passionate about visual storytelling and ethics, she covers photo news, events and offers educational tips.

There are 2 comments for this article
  1. Phil Luyer at 4:49 pm

    Great to see guys – I use blogger instead of wordpress, but still great to see 🙂

    However, when making it easier for us to share our photos in external sites, the one question I keep coming back to is, when will Photoshelter start sharing the IPTC and EXIF data with the photos?

    It’s in there to start with, and you can use html to extract and display it with your photos, but for some reason it’s stripped out of the versions that are displayed on Photoshelter…

  2. Ian Murray at 8:40 am

    I’ve signed up to use this but to be honest it is just as quick taking a screenshot and uploading that from my desktop. WordPress takes a while to find and launch my collection of images because it is so large, I can’t imagine that I will be doing that each and ever time I want to access an image.

    Anybody know if you can have image galleries within WordPress?

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