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.
A blog page or function that will enable us to post a picture and info on our site and from there push it to the various social media sites at once.
I have seen many professional photography sites have blogs, not text blogs but a gallery of some of their best photos from a specific photoshoot or wedding.
It would be incredible to have features that encourage this on Smugmug. This way you can feature your most recent shoots in an one page all separated. I have started to create something using the tools available but there isn't enough customisation for sizes to make everything fit properly.
I created a "blog" in SmugMug but it doesn't have the same functionality of a real blog. There isn't a running page of blog posts and there doesn't seem to be a way to organize posts by dates and categorize by topics, etc. like a real blog does. Are there any plans to make the "blog" through Smug Mug more like a blog?
I detest linking from an external site for blogs. The only reason I like it is because blogger is integrated into Google's SEO. But the journal form is, in no way, a blog.
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!!!!!!
Ben Broomfield commented
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.
Yes add a Blog tool. Blogs are a working part of SEO and it would help to keep it at home.
Brad Barlow commented
Good anonymous point. I wish my blog SEO was beefing up my actual website.
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 Luna commented
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
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!!!
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 Ives commented
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.
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 Bertram commented
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 B commented
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 Dahn commented
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.
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 Rae commented
**** 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.
It is shocking that this request has been around for more than 5 years now and it hasn't been implemented by SmugMug. It would be nice to know what the technical issues are because the actual feature gap seems small.
Any updates on this? Given that blogging is such a big part of the web, SmugMug would be able to capture a much broader audience if they integrated blogging capabilities.
I am not interested in having a separate Word Press site and linking it over to my SmugMug site. I manage a SquareSpace site for a client. With how everything is in one place there (including a great blog platform) and how easy it is to manage I am starting to be tempted to switch.
Can I have hope that SmugMug has something up its sleeve sometime soon?
Blogging tool idea was pitched on 2009. It is 2014 SmugMug, come on!
I moved from Shopify to Smugmug because SM had a lot of features pertaining to photography that Shopify just couldn't match. However, one thing that Shopify did do is have an integrated blog.
I've set up a blog using SmugMug on my site at http://www.tomoscott.com/Site-Pages/Blog , but it takes a lot of steps to do it right. It would be a lot, lot easier if SM just offered an integrated one, especially for pro accounts.
Honestly, this is a joke that Smugmug doesn't incorporate a blogging platform. Sorry for the negative feedback, but it's true. The new Smugmug is meant to be the total website package, but doesn't even feature a simple blog! I can't recommend Smugmug to anyone when it lacks such a crucial feature. It has been way too long since the new release to not have this up and running.