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Stephanie Joan
Online Portfolio Theme/Template/Software
on May 18, 2012 at 6:17:52 am

I'm finally getting my portfolio together, now that I have some good stuff to put in it. I generally run all of my sites on Wordpress, but I'm not sure what the best option is for a video portfolio. What do you all use? Are there any life-changing WP themes? Or maybe a portfolio-specific software app I can run on my site instead of Wordpress?

I'd even be interested in a hosted option if it were A) sexy, B) fast, C) easily branded so that it melds seamlessly with my domain and doesn't look like it's hosted.

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Stephanie
http://www.theculinarylife.com


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Joseph W. Bourke
Re: Online Portfolio Theme/Template/Software
on May 18, 2012 at 3:11:19 pm

Stephanie -

WordPress has some great plugins for Video Galleries, and they are very simple to implement. You just have to upload the video clips to your site, then create a gallery that points to the folder with the video in it.

Here's how I implemented my video gallery:

http://bourkemedia.com/?page_id=7

There are many plugins, and other ways to go in WordPress, the one I used is this one:

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/cool-video-gallery/

Because it's compatible with many of the formats I deliver in, it's not very time consuming to put videos on there without re-encoding for the site. It will take .mp4, .mp3, .mov, and .flv encodings. I'm happy with it, but there many other choices.

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media
http://www.bourkemedia.com


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Stephanie Joan
Re: Online Portfolio Theme/Template/Software
on May 18, 2012 at 7:42:06 pm

Thanks for the link. You say there are many WP plugins out there - can you perhaps link to a few more that you considered so that I have a few to choose from? I've done a Google search, but I'm seeing in the comments for those that come up first that people have had problems implementing them.

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Stephanie
http://www.theculinarylife.com


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Joseph W. Bourke
Re: Online Portfolio Theme/Template/Software
on May 18, 2012 at 8:30:55 pm

Hi Stephanie -

What I'm going to link here won't be much help from my end, since I settled on Cool Video Gallery right away. It seemed to have the fewest complaints (all of them have some - some due to user inexperience - some due to bugginess).

I've had some problems with it myself, but nothing I couldn't live with - at the time I chose it, I was just starting with WP, and knew nothing about it, so I was scrambling to get an organized, good-looking site out there, with galleries for both my photography, and my animation and video production.

Here are a couple of considerations:

http://clonesdir.com/premium-wp-plugins/contus-wordpress-video-gallery-plug...

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/all-in-one-video-pack/screenshots/

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/cool-video-gallery/
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/flash-album-gallery/screenshots/

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media
http://www.bourkemedia.com


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Albert Solan
Re: Online Portfolio Theme/Template/Software
on May 18, 2012 at 11:50:18 pm

Not sure if this one might help, but I've just found it a minute ago.
It's a theme, but it's free this month:

http://themeforest.net/item/wordpress-wave-portfolio-blog/164046?WT.mc_id=M...


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Joseph W. Bourke
Re: Online Portfolio Theme/Template/Software
on May 19, 2012 at 6:21:53 pm

Albert's pick on ThemeForest is very good, but they've got a whole lot more to choose from, and for really good prices - this is where I got my template from:

http://themeforest.net/category/wordpress/creative

If you haven't got a hosting site yet, I suggest FatCow - they're wind powered, so you can have a somewhat green website:

http://www.fatcow.com/

I'm in my second year of using them, and I really haven't had any problems.

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media
http://www.bourkemedia.com


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