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.
I think it would be great if SmugMug had a built-in Blogging capability.
A lot of other portfolio sites have a blogging feature! I've read that having a blog along with your photos generates more attention to your site and I'd like to have one too. I was surprised when I found out there was no tool for creating a blog!!
Rick Stufflebean commented
Competitors have handy blog functions... Smugmug keeps telling people to do it themselves using clunky self built existing functions. No clue why Smugmug keeps thinking this would not be an actual Selling Point to add a popular social tool to their system.
Honestly, can't recall the last time you guys added something actually new that wasn't just a tweak or rework.
Smugmug needs a blog feature. There's really no excuse. I'm not sure I'm going to renew because almost all the alternatives out there have this and its essential to a modern website. Come on guys.
Mick McKean commented
Smugug needs to implement a blogging feature. You've been talking about it for years now. Squarespace same in recently with a working Blog feature, why isn't it on Smugmug's radar? You are trying to get professional photographers to come over, but not having a blog option is not smart in this day and age.
Also, why do the comments in this feedback area have dates on them? When were the comments in this thread made?
The existing method is too cumbersome and clunky
Hi guys, firstly i'd like to say the new app feature is fab but my question is, will there be the ability to have a real blog page with templates in the future?
Having this feature along with the app would be perfect as clients could have my blog as an app. super cool!
Please please please. Needs to happen.
Guys, come on. Smugmug touts itself as this professional feature laden photographer paradise. I'm only going to say what everyone else has said. You need blog support!!! We can't spend 30 minutes a night setting up a page to make it look like a blog. I can't take you seriously and its becoming a big waste of time. Please put real blogs for us in or faithful users, including me, will leave by year's end.
I really wish SmugMug would comment on what the future of this request is. Are they considering it? Do they have specific reasons for not responding to a feature that is highly requested? Are there technical limitations?
Anthony Le Vere Sage commented
SmugMug users need a blog to use. It is that simple. Why doesn't Smugmug respond? Maybe it is too difficult fir them. But it looks as if they could do it easily given all the work they did on the revamp. So why doesn't Smugmug respond? They are losing a lot of new customers I imagine.
The blogging options with smugmug are awful. I'm almost ready to switch to a different platform because of this alone.
Alexander Panzeri commented
Yes I like too!!!
In particular to build shooting story, experiences, and adventures!
In some way, as I'm a Google+ user with a service to create a RSS feed flow from G+, now I can have the stream of Google+ on my smugmug site using the RSS tool: https://alexander-panzeri.smugmug.com (bottom)
The Blog Tool should be able to digest:
- Wordpress code
- Html5 code
- Latex code
- maybe even pdf file
- Google Bloggger (even if for now I'm not using it)
William Graves commented
Even an integration with WordPress would be sufficient, in my opinion.
Ron Cook commented
Ideally, to promote your work you would post your blogs to social media and in turn folks click on it and are sent to your site. For me to accomplish this I had to buy a new domain (my domain is adobewerks.com so i had to purchase adobewerksblog.com) then, i had to customize my blog template to mimic the site pages that are on my smugmug. I am sure you can see how this is the final piece to make your product .. hands down.. amazing.
I need to create a photography blog to promote my work and for SEO. I'd LOVE to have one linked to SmugMug, and I'd even be willing to pay a small fee for it $5 or $10 a month if it worked very well and was EASY...drag and drop easy to use. Thank you!
So the SmugMug app is great for uploading images, but there is so much more SmugMug can do with it! A handy blogging feature would be great for active photographer/bloggers on the go!
Let's make this happen!
Jim Nevill commented
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.
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.
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...