Partnership with Wedding Photographers

Wedding is one of the few occasions in which individuals call a professional photographer. Any modern photographer usually delivers a DVD with all photos inside. Sometimes, the very modern photographer adds a private album with a selection of pictures of the wedding in its own online photo gallery. Thus, the newlyweds and their families can come and admire the dress of the bride and the arrival of the cake (via the website of the photographer who thus improves his own visibility).

Wedding, out of church, by Bernard Le Gall

Wedding, out of church, by Bernard Le Gall proposes a partnership to wedding photographers in order to go one step further: delivering a complete photo gallery, pre-filled with all the wedding pictures to the newlyweds. Thus the photographer expands his own offer. Here is the way the partnership works:

  1. once the photos are ready, the photographer opens a new account for his customers on
  2. the photographer adds the photos to the gallery
  3. the photographer delivers the photo gallery to his customers

On side, we transform the trial period “1 month for free” into “6 months for free” for accounts created under this partnership. Let’s summarize:

  1. the photographer improves his own offer with an attractive option, that do not generate a lot of additional work
  2. the newlyweds wins because they get a functionnal photo gallery right away
  3. gets a potential customer and immediate visibility

If you’re interested in this offer try it for your next wedding session. If you know some wedding photographers, tell them about this offer. At the next wedding you attend, tell it to the newlyweds or to the photographer!

Photo by Bernard Le Gall

Create your Home Page, Method 1

Updated on 2014, September 22nd: since Piwigo 2.4, we have made home page management simpler (tag [photo] and [slider], page model and plugin Extended Description).

The default home page of a Piwigo photo gallery is the list of root albums. If it doesn’t fit your need, you can create your own customized home page. There are 2 main methods: either you create an additional page or your create dynamic blocks. This blog post describes the first method.

Home Page on Demo 1

Home Page on Demo 1

The main idea is to create an home page with free content, such as the home page of demo1.

1) Install and activate plugin Additional Pages + Extended Description from screen [Administration > Plugins > Manage]

2) Create a new page on screen [Administration > Plugins > Additional Pages]

3) Select page model “Standalone homepage”

Create a home page in Piwigo, with plugin Additional Pages

Create a home page in Piwigo, with plugin Additional Pages

4) If plugin FCK Editor is activated, turn it off with a click on the bottom right of the the textarea

5) In the Content box, you can find [photo id=12345 …] : you have to change the 12345 with numeric identifier of the photo you want. So you have to add this photo in your Piwigo in any album (you can set this album as private if you want to hide it) then edit the photo to find its numeric identifier.

Do you prefer an automatic slideshow on your home page? Create an album, add your photos for the slideshow (max 10 or the page will be slow to load). The edit your album to get its numeric identifier. In your page content, instead of [photo id=12345 …], write [slider album=123 size=M elastic=yes] where 123 is the numeric identifier of your album.

6) Customize content: replace “by” with “by John The Photographer”, for instance

7) Click on the “Set as Homepage” checkbox.

8) if you keep the “Contact” link, activate the Contact Form plugin.