Lightroom at the center of your web presence – Part 2

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In Part 1 I presented how I manage my portfolio galleries on this website through Lightroom. In this post I am going to cover the front page gallery and photos in the blog posts

The front page gallery is the one you see when you first go to www.src-imaging.com. It is what I would call a virtual gallery, as these are photos selected from the other galleries.

The gallery_Front_Page keyword is set to export (Include on Export is checked) and appears as a tag on my WordPress site. I use a Nextgen Gallery Basic Slideshow Gallery  that selects images that have the gallery_Front_Page tag. So to update what is shown on the front page, I simply add or remove the gallery_Front_Page keyword in Lightroom and publish the photos to WordPress from Lightroom

For posts on my blog like this one I have a keyword format post_{YYYYMMDD} (Year, Month, Day). These keywords are also set to export (Include on Export is checked) and appear as tags in WordPress. In the post, I use a Nextgen Gallery Basic Slideshow Gallery  that selects images that have the post_* tags for that particular post and have set the slide show to not automatically run so it appears as a static image with the Show Thumbnails to allow you to see all the related images and click through them manually. They get organized with a gallery_Post_Only_{YYYY} keyword and into a smart collection for that keyword like all the other galleries on the WordPress site, but these Post Only galleries are not shown through a gallery page, unlike the gallery_Belly_Dance gallery example from Part 1. The images are all managed through Lightroom, but i do log on to WordPress to create and publish the posts like this one.

In Part 3 i will be covering what I use in Lightroom to manage my photos on portfolio on my portable devices, Facebook, Flickr, and Instagram

The the model in the photo at the top is Marianne with a 1987 Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio

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