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Offline martin86

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Best CMS for an artist/images? SEO, easy to use
« on: April 10, 2012, 11:49:26 PM »
Hi guys,

              I was wondering if someone could help me out in choosing the best CMS for myself that's easy to use and optimize with SEO, and that has a decent amount of features. I'm a graphic designer and digital artist and my site is mostly images. I have been using Joomla so far, however it's really been giving me a lot of trouble and seems like I chose way too hard of one to start with since I don't need everything and I'm not a good web designer. I'm having so much trouble getting it optimized for SEO so I think i'm going to just redo the whole site on a new system if i can find one. HTMLBasicTutor suggested i might be able to find a much more stremalined one for the content i have as mostly images. The only others I really hear mentioned are wordpress and drupal but i don't know if those would be good for me, being focused on image galleries rather than blog posts. I wanna make sure i choose the right one though, gonna be a pain to redo it all.
On it I would like to have different kinds of galleries like one with many rows and columns. Also I would maybe like to be able to put a blog on it someday, maybe just a wordpress subdomain or something. Also someday might try to sell products on it or connect it to my Zazzle or something.

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Re: Best CMS for an artist/images? SEO, easy to use
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2012, 02:16:21 AM »
Have you considered Zenphoto ( http://www.zenphoto.org/ ) or Pixelpost ( www.pixelpost.org )?
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Re: Best CMS for an artist/images? SEO, easy to use
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2012, 04:35:00 PM »
i would use wordpress with customize theme.,  when it come to  SEO,  in wordpress meta description, and meta keyword can be achieved with couple of line of code

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Re: Best CMS for an artist/images? SEO, easy to use
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2012, 07:49:12 AM »
  I would add this that the on-page and white hat SEO is the one can help you! Don't use black hat SEO.

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Re: Best CMS for an artist/images? SEO, easy to use
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2012, 04:16:39 AM »
There are many CMS applications available for web design which is able to upload images and photos. They have lots of features, but in some CMS there are some complex features too. WordPress is one of the Good CMS for web designing, which helps to fulfill your all need to upload images or photos and SEO friendly. Wordpress simplifies task for adding images into the website with the help of FTP Client program. We can upload multiple photos or images at one time with the help of that feature. Wordpress is also able to resize your image and also generate thumbnails instantly.
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Re: Best CMS for an artist/images? SEO, easy to use
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2012, 08:19:42 AM »
If you're looking for a full-featured Content Management System, where all parts of your site (galleries, blog, catalog/store, etc.) are fully integrated, you're going to have to put up with a fair amount of complexity. That's the nature of a general-purpose CMS. If you found Joomla to be difficult, you'll probably find Drupal to be even harder. Wordpress might be a bit simpler, and is very popular. There are other CMSs, but I'm not familiar with them. Perhaps you could look around at other sites that are similar to what you're aiming for, and look under the covers to see if they use a CMS?

The alternative is to build up your site from bits and pieces -- a photo gallery here, a blog there, a store from somewhere else, and tie it all together with your handwritten landing page. The individual pieces might be easier to deal with than a full CMS, but it will never be fully integrated. For example, jumping out of the blog to go to the gallery might lose your session (signon) in the blog. Plus, appearances will never quite match up. If you want a truly integrated look and feel to your site, a CMS is probably the way to go -- you're just going to have to bite the bullet and learn how to build it. Rather than picking a CMS first, I would look for other sites and see what they use -- both the base CMS and add-ons for blog, gallery, etc.
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Re: Best CMS for an artist/images? SEO, easy to use
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2012, 10:06:50 PM »
I think Joomla is also best Content Management Service to images and arts.

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Re: Best CMS for an artist/images? SEO, easy to use
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2012, 04:37:45 AM »
The only thing I hate about Joomla is the poor security and for someone without medium experience with how it works, how it can be secured and maintained up to date Joomla may turn into a nightmare. Since it's more secure I'd vote for Wordpress. With all the plugins and themes nowadays available you can make Wordpress which is actually a blogging platform into everything you need, photo gallery, forum, online store you name it.
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Re: Best CMS for an artist/images? SEO, easy to use
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2015, 05:35:54 AM »
I will refer you wordpress because it is easy to install, easy to manage, it is affordable and have wide range of themes option as well as plugins other free features. So you should go with wordpress but keep in mind one thing that your website should be responsive because without having a responsive website you couldn't be successful.

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Re: Best CMS for an artist/images? SEO, easy to use
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2015, 05:16:03 AM »
I agree with John, WordPress is one of the most used CMS platforms and it has very good support with great choice of plugins for image galleries.
When it comes to SEO, it is easy to optimize by making SEO friendly URL structures, adding meta and alt tags and using SEO plugins like „SEO by Yoast“.


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