Welcome back to MyPhotoCTO – Awesome IT and WordPress Support for Photographers
This page provides a list of content and links that we believe will be useful to our fellow photographers. Through time we will add and grow to this list.
Recommended Web Hosting companies
MyPhotoCTO.com – Yes we offer website hosting for photographers – we believe it’s a fantastic value proposition and probably the fastest hosting you will find around for the money
WPEngine.com – This is the web host that we used until recently for our highest traffic sites – it’s not the cheapest around, but you do get what you pay for.
Bluehost.com – At the opposite end of the scale, Bluehost is very much a budget hosting service, but they do offer excellent value
Recommended WordPress Plugins
These are the WordPress plugins we add to every site by default, and so should you
WordPress SEO by Yoast – Used by millions and for good reason – this plugin will ensure your WordPress website is properly configured and optimised for better search engine rankings
Akismet Anti-Spam – this plugin will ensure that you website doesn’t get clogged up with Spam comments which is a huge problem if left untended
Gravity Forms – the best contact form plugin around in our opinion
Simple Social Icons – the easiest way to add social sharing buttons to your website pages
WP Smush – a must for photographers – WP Smush will automatically compress and optimise your images for online use, ensuring your site visitors can quickly browse through your site without large images slowing things down