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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.

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    Scott WalterScott Walter shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Jim NevillJim Nevill shared a merged idea: Make a Blog tool or a Page duplicaiton feature  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Become more integrated with social media  ·   · 
    DylanDylan shared a merged idea: More blog features to be able to host a selection of photos from recent photoshoots  ·   · 
    ShellyShelly shared a merged idea: Create an integrated blog platform  ·   · 
    MindyMindy shared a merged idea: Make a fully functioning blog with archives, tags, and layouts.  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Blog  ·   · 
    let this happenlet this happen shared a merged idea: offer a way to make blogs directly through SmugMug  ·   · 
    tuningpegtuningpeg shared a merged idea: Make a BLOG available to your customers!  ·   · 
    tuningpegtuningpeg shared a merged idea: make BLOGGING available through smugmug!!  ·   · 

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      • Jim NevillJim Nevill commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The current system for creating a blog on the Smug Mug site is antiquated. Needing to build a new "Page" from scratch, for every blog entry with no ability to even duplicate the page for future use is extremely cumbersome. Please make a simple, seamless to use blogging feature. A photo blog is the corner stone of SEO traffic for photographers, should be standard on a pro level.

      • epiieq1epiieq1 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any info SmugMug heroes? Heck, if this was part of your "Business" level I'd be willing to pay for that, but as of right now, if I have to do all of the work and integration, it's just not worth it. I'm debating other services just because it reduces my workload to not have to have a separate blog/site and integrate the two.

      • LeslieLeslie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am in the midst of my Smugmug trial and I love the look of what I have built so far but I also find blogging a helpful way to get traffic to my current Wordpress Page. It might be dealbreaker for me...

      • AndiAndi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        After playing around, I created a basic blog page and quickly ran into issues. I want it to do it automatically, have the date, categories and be able to schedule my blog entry...

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        A blog should be a no-brainer! How much revenue is going to other vendors accounts who's product is inferior to smugmug yet gets the tuck in the box because they offer a blog function. Come on guys, we love the product, let's make it better, the best!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The current "Pages" feature is actually pretty powerful. With additional work, it could become a truly useful blogging tool. Add support for RSS, make it easier to age out old blog entries while adding new ones, and we will be well on our way.

      • Ben BroomfieldBen Broomfield commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Great idea. It would be great if after I've uploaded a gallery of photos to select one (or a few) and then write a blog post from them.

      • JoyeJoye commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes add a Blog tool. Blogs are a working part of SEO and it would help to keep it at home.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This should be a basic part of any website now a days. There are huge SEO benefits to a blog. I have a separate blog that looks a lot like my SmugMug site, but I loose a bunch of search authority because they aren't under the same domain.

        Blog are also a great way to show your clients what you know and why you are an expert in your field. Additionally, they are a great way to build a community surrounding your work by writing content that encourages conversations.

      • Gabriel LunaGabriel Luna commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Smugmug needs some help. I want to be able to blog. I see a whole bunch of outdated tutorial videos on youtube and none of them talk about blogging or how to generate traffic from other sites such as Facebook. They also need to update basic features as copy and paste text fields or undo

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        would love a blog feature! i love smugmug but i have been so tempted to cancel my subscription and just add my domain to my actual blog it would be so much easier if i could just stick to one site! please smugmug please make a blog feature!!!

      • KAGKAG commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'd like simple way to add a blog to my existing smug mug pro site. I don't want to move. As a pro, I need a blog. This is a money making opportunity for SmugMug. Add another tier or add on service. Make it easy to use.

      • Steve IvesSteve Ives commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree with lots of comments here. Adding a blogging capability seems like it's a no-brainer, and the fact that SmugMug doesn't have blogging capabilities makes me think I should be looking for a service that offers both. I really don't want to have to move, I LOVE SmugMug, but I really don't want to have to maintain two separate sites any more.

      • AgnesAgnes commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The fact that SmugMug does not have a blogging tool is starting to outweight the pros that made me switch to the platform. Zenfolio and FotoMerchant both offer blogging together with their platform. As they other offering keeps improving this might be the time when people will start leaving SmugMug for alternative services, which offer blog as well as part of the standard package.

      • John BertramJohn Bertram commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This feature would be hugely useful for me (and I would add: for thousands of your other customers as well -- but that would just be stating the achingly obvious). PLEASE give us some kind of timeline as to when this painfully overdue feature will be finally be introduced. And please let the time frame be measured in weeks; months only if necessary; but NOT years. Too many of those have already passed.

      • Anastasia BAnastasia B commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Why? Such an important tool for photographers is missing, I'm going to waste a lot of time that I could be instead using to build my business or spend with my kids - now each "blog post" is an actually page I have to build from scratch each time. Meh. I'd think a blog should be standard for a Pro subscription.

      • Lauren DahnLauren Dahn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Amen, I feel a bit cheated because I have just signed up with Smugmug and paid and now I see that if I want a true blog, I have to now sign up and pay with Wordpress. Bogus! Blogging is everything these days. Smugmug please work on this.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        How long we have to wait for a blog, Smugmug?

        It's ridiculous that this has not been implemented yet. I will most likely cancel my subscription when my subscription expires next year.

      • Robin RaeRobin Rae commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        **** right! Even Wix has a built in Blog page on all their templates. And this should be a "Blog page", not just a choice for the style of our galleries. I want my galleries to be galleries, and the Blog should be my blog. Otherwise we need to have a separate blog site or use Facebook. aaaargh.

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