Make A Blog Tool In SmugMug
We already have the journal style, but let's have one that looks just like a blog. Add one picture and then allow title, text, date, time, etc so that it looks just like a blog entry.
Option of setting up a blog in the pro category!
Have a SmugMug blog so that we don't ahve to use 3rd party sites (wich can cost $$$) & embed things from SmugMug to the blog. Prehaps have a blog setting just like there are different gallary formats now.
so we don't have to create blog using party/wordpress/blogspot/blog---all self-contained! please!!
this way, we wouldn't have the need to go through someone else for that. also, only make it available to pro users, that would be ok!!! please, this would make your company really attractive and stand above the rest!!!!!!
Sunny Wu commented
Just go get yourself a Blogger. That is what I'm doing.
Brad Barlow commented
The ability to install my Wordpress blog into my Smugmug website would be fantastic.
Anthony Le Vere Sage commented
So is there any kind of blog in the update?
Amber Flowers commented
Troup Nightingale, I know who you are and I am surprised at the recent negativity. Inbox me so we can talk. The reason for the voting limitations is to prevent abuse of votes. Someone could vote thousands of times on one feature that no one else really wants. There are other examples, but the primary reason is fairness. Votes are returned when features are completed. As for your 4:05pm comment, this 'Hero' you speak of is no longer officially with the company so please don't assume the negativity represents SmugMug. I agree that some of this person's posts have been uncharacteristically harsh lately. The right thing to do would be to kindly - and neutrally, bring them to the attention of someone who can look into the issue rather than post anonymously in the feedback forum. Provide links to the posts and give SmugMug a chance to handle an issue that they may not even be aware of.
Troup Nightingale commented
FEEDBACK area is useless right now. Limited number of issues you can vote on per person because you have a finite number of votes to use. Too many issues to be limiting our voting rights. Remove the voting limitation.
Troup Nightingale commented
Here's an idea that many small companies and large companies do - buy out a GOOD blogging company! Then, SmugMug has a blog service for its users AND for non-photography people who want blogs. A Win for SM, us, and regular bloggers. Many of those regular bloggers just might also buy into a SmugMug photography site to supply their blogs with images. A Hero, not to be be named 'cause he is also a very high up person in the company replied about SM doing Blogs was something like "What, does SmugMug have to do everything?" Well, in this increasingly integrated world - YES. Otherwise, we spend our money elsewhere. Wrong corporate attitude!
olli thomson commented
Current work around with feed content box is nowhere near good enough. Needs a properly integrated blogging platform, and well-featured.
Would love to be able to post to my Blogger w/ auto-forward to SM... perhaps a new IFTT recipe?
So iam unable to log on who's changed the format?
I can load my email address but password jumps two spaces per letter typed from key board,work ok on other web site hummm ah well....
So I now load up my pictures somewhere else for the time being Help please
meh, too late for this. SmugMug has hired a huge team of developers (that apparently need a new project manager), raised their prices, and spent a couple years producing nothing new other than promotional blog posts of their own and cross-sales with 3rd parties like SquareSpace. I gave up on waiting for SmugMug to add real customization that would allow us to use the site for anything other than selling photos. I use SquareSpace for my landing page and blog needs.
We need a way to incorporate a blog within the same URL as my SmugMug site. The current solution is to create a seperate site on Word Press and then, for example, use SmugMug for galleries. This is not a good solution since it requires a great amount of additional time and it requires dependency on an additional support group at WP. I am surprised that SmugMug does not recognize the importance of having a blog format but instead sends our business to other companies like WP, GoDaddy and Photography Blogsites. SmugMug needs a blog format!
We really do need a blog attached to the SmugMug galleries. Typepad has good-looking clean blogs and we also have a Typepad blog, but it costs us an extra $149 per year, plus our yearly fee with SmugMug. In today's online culture, a blog is critically needed to stay current.
Maybe they get some kind of kick back from NOT offering their customers a blog-like gallery style...it would make life so much easier! The idea of creating an entire account somewhere else and then combining it with my existing SmugMug site just to have a blog is daunting.
Anthony Le Vere Sage commented
Almost a year and still "planned"...
Can't be hard to make up a theme that runs like a blog, looks like one, serves as one. Just need a proper heading, and then dated text plus photo entries, above the photo folders.
I managed to do it very roughly with the default theme at onlygoodphotos.com
Just give us a little more to work with.
750 comments! Come on guys.
Actually, why not just give us a choice to use WordPress as a front end?
I get annoyed every year around smugmug renewal time that no one is taking this seriously. I used to have my photos on Shutterfly and left for various reasons but I am tempted to go back because of their simple yet functional "journal" tab which is a simple blog with one picture, title, date, time, and the nicely visible "likes" and "comments" on the bottom of each entry. Is it really that hard to add this? I also love Shutterfly home page which is like a Facebook news feed page with recent photo additions, recent comments etc. and ability to comment on every single entry there. Afraid to even start dreaming about something like that on Smugmug... I am planning on leaving Smugmug for this reason.
Would be a great addition,and long overdue.
Scott Hervieux commented
I think this is a great idea. This way people would not have to leave my site to go to my blog. I would use this for my travels and such, (and they could purchase the photo in the blog). I am not fond of the journal entry - thus why I only used it for my bio. To see an example of how I would use the blog, go to:
(Of course not every entry type would appear here on my smugmug site)
This feature request is in the pipeline for almost 3 years now. I will not continue with SmugMug and cancel my proAccount and try to find me a service that will provide me with a simple possiblity to set up a blog page.
Vincent Wong commented
Honestly, I am having post-purchase dissonance because of this. At this stage, I don't think I will continue with SmugMug after my one year subscription is up. Perhaps I should have done more research into this during the 14 days free trial - took it for granted that it should be easy to do. Unfortunately...