Stock Photography is a WordPress theme from Graph Paper Press that allows you to build your own stock photography business website. If you’re tired of the big stock photo companies with their lousy commission rates, fees, and shifting rules and regulations, then building your own website with this theme is the answer. Stock Photography is a professional and feature packed premium theme that lets you to manage your portfolio, blog and stock photo business all on the one website powered by WordPress.
Building your own stock photography website to sell your photos or images has numerous advantages. You are in total control of the website because you own it. You can build your own brand name, create niche websites for specific types of stock photography, you can set your own prices and rules and best of all keep 100% of the sales.
The Stock Photography theme integrates with the free Sell Media plugin from GraphPaperPress. Sell Media is a complete solution for selling images and other media directly from your website. It allows you to sell any type of media, license media for specific uses, protect file uploads, and accept payments via PayPal. A range of premium extensions are also available for enhanced functionality.
The theme itself has a number of powerful features built-in. It has advanced search functionality, lightboxes for sharing images, image metadata importing, private dashboard area for customers, ability to organize images into collections, social sharing options, various colour options, custom headers, backgrounds, logo, page template options and more. The theme also has a responsive design so your website is mobile ready and will adapt to work perfectly on iPhones, iPads and all other mobile devices.
- Sell Photos and Prints – the theme integrates with the free Sell Media plugin and all of its extensions so you can sell and license photos and prints online with ease
- LightBox – the lightbox feature allows your customers to save images to a lightbox for a super quick checkout process. Customers can also share their lightbox with friends, family or co-workers for easy reference
- Advanced Search – features advanced search functionality so customers can easily find images based on keywords, price, collections, licensing terms or the orientation of the image. Search results can also be filtered down to find the right image
- Metadata – import image medadata (keywords, location, EXIF) and create automatic archive for each term
- Dashboard – create a private login area where your customers can download their purchases
- Alternative Colours – includes four alternative colour options to create the perfect custom site design
- Mobile Ready – the theme has a responsive design so its mobile ready and works on iPhones, iPads and all other mobile devices
- Collections – organize images into collections, such as outdoors, people and sports
- Social Sharing – share on Facebook and Twitter in one click
- Social Icons – add social media icons to any menu link
- Custom Fonts – choose from over two dozen custom fonts
- Logo – add a custom logo and favicon
- Widgets – includes 8 widgetized areas and 9 custom widgets (popular photos, recent photos, similar photos, etc.)
- Custom Headers – add a header image to customize the look of your site.
- Custom Backgrounds – add a background image or change background colours in one click
- Custom Typography – choose from dozens of font options
- Templates – choose from a variety of page templates, including full-width blog pages for versatile page layouts
- Thumbnails – upload, crop and select your post thumbnails, all from the backend of WordPress
- Translations – all text strings in the theme are ready to be translated into your desired language
- Cross Browser – compatible with all popular web browsers: IE 9 & above, Safari, Google Chrome, and Firefox
Single Theme Purchase: from $75
Graph Paper Press Club Membership: from $125 (access to all themes)