Introducing the Stock Photography theme for WordPress


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For years there’s been only one way to sell stock photography: Do business with a large, corporate stock photography company. Photographers had no choice but to be at the mercy of a company’s shifting rules and regulations.

We knew there had to be a better way. So, we set out to build an alternative to the traditional “top-down” stock photography business. We made changes that will have radical results. Brace yourself.

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Run It Like A Boss

Finally you call the shots. Our new WordPress theme, Stock Photography, turns your web site into a stock photography business. Manage your portfolio, blog and stock photography business all from one site. This streamlined approach will save you tons of time; spend it vacationing on an exotic island like the boss that you are.

Say My Name

For years you’ve been an anonymous cog helping stock photo corporations get bigger and bigger. That ends today. Now, you own the business and the brand. Design it and name it what you want. Build yourself some much-deserved recognition. People will be buying your images and shouting your name from the rooftops in no time.

Be Internet Famous

When you run an online business, Google decides who’s famous and who isn’t. Stick with corporate photography companies and your name and images might end up on page six or page ten. Use our Stock Photography theme, and have the semantic power of WordPress behind you. Our goal is to get you to page one.

Represent Your Niche

These days web sites for every interest imaginable exist; yet stock photography sites have lagged far behind. Today they catch up. With our new WordPress theme, you can create a site for a specific type of stock photography. For example, you might consider building a location-specific stock photography website, such as “Washington D.C. stock photography.” Or perhaps you prefer a topic-specific site and decide to target the niche for “surfing stock photography”. You’re images won’t be lumped together with thousands of unrelated images like on other stock sites, and your web site will rise higher in search engine rankings for your target market.

Get Paid

Stop doing business with other companies that control image pricing and charge you 20-70% commission on every stock photo you sell. Set your own prices with the Stock Photography theme, and keep 100% of the sales. More money, it’s not really a problem after all.

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Stock Photography theme Corporate Stock Companies
You keep 100% sales
No monthly service fees
Integrated with your portfolio & blog
You’re the boss
Target niche markets
Ability to customize all aspects of the design

Advanced Features

We put a ton of research and development time into the Stock Photography theme and packed the theme full of killer features, including:

  • Advanced Search - Find images based on keywords, price, collections, licensing terms or the orientation of the image.
  • Lightbox - Save images to a lightbox and share with friends, family or clients.
  • Metadata - Import image medadata (keywords, location, EXIF) and create automatic archive for each term.
  • Dashboard - Create a private login area where your customers can download their purchases.
  • Alternative Colors - Includes four alternative color styles to create the perfect custom site design.
  • Collections - Organize images into collections, such as outdoors, people and sports.
  • Social Sharing - Share Facebook and Twitter in one click.
  • Social Icons - Add social media icons to any menu link.
  • Custom Fonts - Choose from over two dozen custom fonts.
  • Logo - Add a custom logo and favicon.
  • Widgets - Includes 8 widgetized areas and 9 custom widgets (popular photos, recent photos, similar photos, etc.)
  • Custom Headers - Add a header image to customize the look of your site.
  • Custom Backgrounds - Add a background image or change background colors in one click.

And since the Stock Photography theme integrates with the Sell Media plugin, you can take advantage of any of the extensions for Sell Media to enhance the functionality of your site. Sweet, eh?

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The Revolution Waits For No One

Don’t let someone else beat you to building your dream company. Here’s a little push: Use this coupon code to receive 20% off the Stock Photography themePHOTOBIZWHIZ

The offer is valid until midnight on May 24, 2013.

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Thad is a photographer, designer and developer who embraces the evolution of storytelling on the web. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife Abby.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/patryk.kizny Patryk Kizny

    Guys, is it possible to use it for selling movie clips (hosted on Vimeo PRO)?

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      The Stock Photography theme designed to cater to selling photos. The Sell Media plugin allows you to sell type of media you upload into WordPress. You should (we haven’t tested it for videos) be able to use Stock Photography to sell video files, but, they would need to be uploaded via WordPress (not Vimeo Pro). Sell Media doesn’t convert/resize/recompress video files at all though.

    • Tim Griffin

      Seems to me you would want to distribute video clips and host them from your AWS host. Is it already possible with Sell Media to host both images and other media through AWS? That would be the ticket!

      • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

        Yep Tim! We are planning on releasing an Amazon S3 extension that integrates with Sell Media and also creates backups of all uploads.

  • wildshots

    Hi
    Is there a way to invoice clients direct with this theme or is PayPal the only payment gateway? Can existing clients download comping images after signing in ?

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      Do you mean manually bill clients? If they don’t want to purchase directly from your site (using Paypal) you could have them email you and then you could invoice them. Paypal is the only gateway currently but we have plans on adding more. What Gateway are you interested in?

      • Phil

        no gateway, but what wildshots asked: generate an invoice to be e-mailed to the purchaser as an option instead of paypal, for products like physical prints

        • david

          That is excatly my need. I dont need to push customer to pay for printed photos immediatelly. Also, I can

          see that as a state in checkout form, there are only US states, am I right? But this should be easily to change.

          In my case, easiest way is the best – in checkout can customer just write his contact address and phone, after he send order, I will receive email and I will contact them directly. I know that this is not preferable (or even possible) for bigt stock companies, but I like personal touch with customer.

          Anyway, I love this theme, keep good work!

        • robert

          Any news on this? This would be very important to mee too.

  • Richard

    Does this recognize the IPTC metadata or do you have to enter it individually via the website?

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      It recognizes it automatically from the images that you upload. :-)

  • Jonas Carlson

    Hi, is there a way to use collections and have subcollections?

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      Yes! All collections can have “child/parent” relationships (sub-collections).

      • Jonas Carlson

        And they are populate as gallery thumbnails?

      • Jonas Carlson

        And they are populate as gallery thumbnails?

        • andrew

          This is my question…I set up collections and I see it can have a parent, but I don;t see any thumbnails from the child collection appear on the page. The instructions don’t mention how to set that up at all…

  • bluntDanny

    How does the theme deal with tax?

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      It doesn’t deal with tax, but, you can specify tax rates on sales inside Paypal.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jennylens Jenny Lens

        WOW! I never knew PayPal has tax rate options? THANK YOU! That’s awesome! My current WordPress plugin has that option, but that’s cool to know.

  • http://www.facebook.com/wendy.hollender Wendy Hollender

    Would this theme work to sell giclee prints of original art, instead of photography or sell image usage for commercial llustrations?

  • bluntDanny

    Or does it not deal with tax at all?

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      See my response below.

  • http://twitter.com/Krughoff Allen Krughoff

    Looks great! Are the images protected in any way (watermark, right click disable, etc)? I’ve noticed on the demo, the images are easily downloadable. (Yes, I know it is possible to get around most all these – but a barrier helps).

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      Our Watermark extension for Sell Media can watermark your images:

      http://graphpaperpress.com/?download=watermark

      Disabling right click is bad practice from a usability standpoint (plus it’s super easy to get around).

      • http://www.facebook.com/jennylens Jenny Lens

        Totally agree. VERY aggravating when ppl disable right click. Sometimes I merely want to open a link in a new window and cannot. Free tools/extensions in Chrome to capture the whole screen or part of it. Plus commercial products. AND VIRAL MARKETING is GREAT! Be sure to watermark your photos and PRAY ppl spread them all over the net. Invaluable!! Ppl find my work like crazy! Which is why I need an effective ecommerce site. I’ve created MANY online stores and hate them all. Seriously, it’s 2013. Think forward. ;-)

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      Our Watermark extension for Sell Media can watermark your images:

      http://graphpaperpress.com/?download=watermark

      Disabling right click is bad practice from a usability standpoint (plus it’s super easy to get around).

  • http://www.facebook.com/yourdesignbuddy Derek Kimball

    Great looking theme…wish there was a zoom feature that most stock sites have (so the user can see the detail of the image). Any ideas on how to achieve something like this?

  • http://www.facebook.com/yourdesignbuddy Derek Kimball

    Great looking theme…wish there was a zoom feature that most stock sites have (so the user can see the detail of the image). Any ideas on how to achieve something like this?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jennylens Jenny Lens

    THAD I FREAKIN’ LOVE YOU! I’m launching a fund-raiser for my Clash photo/story book. BUT after that … I am sooo looking forward to FINALLY using YOUR theme in a way I want! YOU are making so many of us happy.

    May 24th, Rent day. Working around the clock to raise the funds .. now this! Well, who needs to eat. Wait … I’m down to one cup of brown rice, banana, and romaine lettuce per day. I’ll just live on air!

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      Please do eat! :-) Glad you like it. It’s been a long time in the making.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jennylens Jenny Lens

    Thad, what about shipping? I have a flat rate for USA, but international shipping is killing me. I need different rates. My current WP ecommerce plugin is supposed to offer various rates, but does not. That’s a big issue for me. I can follow up, but ya, know, writing ppl to get more money takes time. Better they know upfront the shipping charges. Not a deal breaker, but just wondering. thanks!

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      Shipping and handling is included in the Sell Media Reprints extension: http://graphpaperpress.com/?download=reprints-self-fulfillment You must have it installed.

      • Phil

        hmmm, the not so bad free woocommerce-plugin has this part included !
        this should really be part of the core theme/plugin

  • http://www.facebook.com/jennylens Jenny Lens

    Thad, no built-in Pinterest link? It’s FAB for photographers. ALSO PRICING. IF I’m uploading tons of images w/same media output, pricing options, do I create a price list to assign that category or group or what? I think I asked you about uploading/downloading CSV with products, prices, options, weight, KEYWORDS, metadata, etc. You said that wasn’t planned. :-(

    WILL it import metadata from Lightroom?

    HOW to efficiently input that info? THAT is such a time killer. Keywords and options. Successfully marketing and selling photos online is monster eating our time. ANY effective use of technology re the repetitive tasks is sooo appreciated. Thanks Thad!

    FINALLY, have you a page of FAQs so we don’t have to keep re-reading all this on several pages. Save you time answering again and again. SOME info on the plugin pages, some here.

    Compiling these questions would save ALL of us time. AND you can get back to development, right? Thanks ;-)

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      1. Pinterest – Yes, there is a Pinterest icon. We just don’t have it enabled on the demo site.

      2. Price Lists – This is a feature that is planned but currently not supported in Sell Media, our free plugin that works with Stock Photography.

      3. Metadata – Yes, it imports Metadata (you need the Sell Media plugin installed)

      4. FAQ – Yep, we’re gonna make a FAQ and curate the most asked questions there soon.

  • sam ng

    Great Theme, I would like to know whether I can sell video on Stock Photography theme. If I can sell video on this amazing theme, it will be encouraging!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jennylens Jenny Lens

    Final questions for today: quickly looking at demo, can we turn off info like camera data (stock photo details)? NO ONE’s biz what camera or lens I used. I assume that’s part of the widget area. I use right side for recent posts, and all kinds of stuff, but NEVER camera info. TMI.

    Home page: collections indicate text on bottom left overlay on image. When I go to that collection, no overlay text. Must have either text overly OR caption underneath EVERY PHOTO ON EVERY PAGE.

    Ppl are lazy, sorry, but they need info right now. IF they have to mouse-over or click, they are gone. Which punk group I shot and when. Captions either UNDER the image or overlay on top.

    Blog: we can have sidebars via widgets? Esp gallery posts. I HATE full screen images. Right sidebar for navigation. That’s a killer for me for many themes.

    Ppl NEED navigation. I get emails, ppl get lost without that. MAYBE your clients more sophisticated and patient, but oh my. Photo editors and collectors (esp low end) in a rush … gimme all that info now or I’m gone … yes, that’s what I deal with. THANKS!

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      1. EXIF – It’s an optional widget, so you can totally remove it/not add it.

      2. Text under images – On the homepage and collection page template, the text overlays the image so visitors know which collection they’re visiting. Individual image appearing on a specific collection page the title shows up in an overlay on hover. We wanted to build a clean theme without visual clutter.

      3. Blog sidebar – Yes, we just don’t have them active on the demo site.

      4. Navigation – there are two navigation bars in Stock Photography.

      • Andrew

        Very nice, well thought out theme guys! My concern relates to SEO though. Without spiderable text associated with each thumb (i.e. thumbnail title and description) and text on the page the search engines won’t have much context for the page. Are the overlays completely indexable and can any text be added to the collections pages?

  • alex

    the lack of in-built tax support is an issue because if you have other tools on the same site or other sites that use papal AND the scripts/tools etc support taxes, when you enable tax in paypal, customers using the other site will get charged tax twice. So you’ll likely need 2 separate papal accounts in this case.

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      Tax support is a planned feature addition.

  • steve

    1. .ico not working
    2. unable to delete headers in header tab
    3. Disappointed extensions are separate – would like to switch to annual plan – cheaper than buying site and extensions – kinda a bait and switch – should be more explicit in the description of site
    4. Documentation is EXTREMELY light to non existent – yet to see how it works with paypal – yet to see an example of that feature working…
    5. http://photosrq.com

    Thanks

    ss

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      0. Thanks!
      1. Checking that now. Will fix if it’s a bug
      2. Headers are part of core WordPress. Are you sure you can’t delete it?
      3. I agree. We’ll make that clearer. The demo site does show all plugins that are included in the theme download.
      4. The theme instructions contain text, screenshots and video tutorials. Let us know what needs clarifying and we’ll make it happen.

  • Andrew

    Impressive theme guys! I am also wondering if the background image on the home page can be set to rotate with each page reload? I have been looking at themes with rotating image galleries on the homepage and really wanted that, but a header that can be set to change on page reload might suffice. Is that easily doable with this theme, or is it just fixed?

    • Andrew

      I also just ran a test with Google PageSpeed extension in chrome and the home page only got a score of 67…it appears that the images are being scaled via HTML or CSS and not not serving up resized images. That slows the page load time dramatically. Doesn’t wordpress automatically resize thumbs from larger images so that a smaller image file is served up?

      • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

        The theme is responsive, so images will be scaled.

        • Andrew

          Isn’t there a way to resize images to a smaller size using a graphics engine like ImageMagick or GD? I just installed another template that is reposnsive and uses GD. I was able to install image magick as a plugin to optimize the images too.

        • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

          This theme uses WordPress to resize the images. WordPress uses the GD library, so therefore this theme uses the GD library.

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      Header images are static at the moment.

      • Andrew

        Any plans to offer that option in the near future?…maybe to a header that rotates slowly or on page load?

        • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

          Not currently.

  • AndrewC

    Hi great theme!! can you password protect galleries/ collections? or can you make people sign up to the website before they can search or view photos?

  • Alberto

    Hi, this theme seems a HUGE step ahead for photographers. Just two questions: what extensions are included with the theme? Any of them? Or should I buy them aside?
    If I get the annual membership, would all Stock Photo Theme and ALL the extensions be included?
    Thanks and congratulatons for the theme.

    • Nikita

      Not a chance, Plugins are separate – I would of expected them to be included :(

      • Alberto

        At least some…

        • Nikita

          I have the Anual Subscription and all the free plugins are off course free (including sell media)
          But sell Media Extensions (the ones that you are referring to) are still a payable add-on.
          - in my post above I already mentioned the limited functionality of the themes, and you still have to pay to increase it.

        • Alberto

          Thanks for the information. I’ve checked the extensions and in my case I’d need three, maybe four, so the bundle would be the choice.
          I agree with most of your comments.

      • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

        Advanced Search and Magnifier are both included.

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      Hi Alberto,

      This theme includes two FREE extensions: Advanced Search and Magnifier. The demo site for Stock Photography accurately reflects all the features/plugins/extensions that are included in the purchase of the theme. All other extensions for Sell Media (all of which work great with Stock Photography) can be purchased separately here:

      http://graphpaperpress.com/downloads/category/extensions/

  • Alberto

    Hi, this theme seems a HUGE step ahead for photographers. Just two questions: what extensions are included with the theme? Any of them? Or should I buy them aside?
    If I get the annual membership, would all Stock Photo Theme and ALL the extensions be included?
    Thanks and congratulatons for the theme.

  • Alberto

    Hi,

    1. I’ve seen you see the pictures as a continuous gallery in the blog, but it seems that you can only see the pictures one by one in the “Collections” section. Is it possible to see them as a continuous gallery?

    2. I only see horizontal or square pictures. Have you tried vertical pictures in a gallery or a collection? Do you have any example to see how do they look like?

    Thanks in advance, Alberto.

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      Hi Alberto,

      1. I’m not sure I understand. Can you elaborate?

      2. Yep. This collection includes a mix of horizontal, vertical and square images: http://demo.graphpaperpress.com/stock-photography/collection/men-2/

      • Andrew

        I think what she is asking is can you resize the thumbnails to suit the image aspect ratio, not always cropped to square. I have a lot of a panoramics, and cropping every thumbnail to square doesn’t really work.

      • Alberto

        Hi, right now I have a Sidewinder Theme for my web site http://www.albertomateo.com (pictures are BIG, they’re shown FAST and the EXPERIENCE to watch them is CONTINUOUS and ELEGANT, with acceleration effects) and Modslider for my blog http://www.thelastfootprint.com (the blog of Sidewinder Theme is too simple). With Stock Photo Theme you have to scroll down to the thumbnails to see the next/previous picture, the experience is broken into different steps. That may be good for selling the images (something that has to be done one step at a time), but for showing your work something like a gallery with buttons (as you have set up in the blog, or in the style of Sidewinder) would be great.
        Thanks, Alberto.

  • Nikita

    Hi, This theme looks great for lets say up to 100 images.
    after that it becomes to bulky.. You speak of options, so here is something I would Personally like to see: options.

    1 column, 2 column, 3 column, 4 column, 5 column, 6 column Layouts. (possibly with sidebars)
    Is it possible to change the final preview size, while having it stylised – right now it is 2/3 is it possible to have it 2/2 or 1/3 ?
    I agree with having a slider on top, there are some AMAZING sliders on the market (for which you can get a developers licence)
    More than one Blog Layout
    If you feel like it, and would like to help us poor theme users – Stylise some pages for us, make pre – styled pages like: FAQ, Contact (with/without maps), Licence page, Pass Protected, etc)
    Also would be great to see the stylised shortcodes that come with the theme.

    I could go on, but the point is: LESS is NOT more – Minimal Design should NOT mean Minimal Functionality.
    P.S. It would be nice if the Sell Media extensions would be included in the annual subscription.

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      Hi Nikita,

      Can you be more specific regarding the theme becoming “bulky” with more than 100 images? We have thousands of images in our testing sites and everything works as expected.

      Our development philosophy includes this edict: “Make decisions, not options”. More options forces users to make more decisions. More decisions leads to more confusion. More confusion leads to bad user experience. Please see the “Decision not options” section here for more explanation: http://wordpress.org/about/philosophy/

      Eventually, you’ll want to learn a little CSS code to make those small changes (columns, page styling) and not rely on options.

  • http://twitter.com/jayohare jayohare

    Are there any thought on how to manage multiple photographers? Specifically allowing them to contribute files and manage paying them?

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      Glad you like it Jay!

  • Greg

    The theme looks great! A couple of questions…

    1) Does the theme allow for licensing terms/agreement to be part of the purchasing process? ie. something like… show the terms/license with a “By clicking here, you understand and agree to the terms of this agreement” prior to the customer licensing the image.

    2) Are there options to show thumbnails as verticals or horizontals?

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      Glad you like it, Greg!

      1. User can purchase a specific license during the checkout process. We currently don’t show any “agree to terms” checkbox on the checkout process, but could add it in a future release if you request the feature addition here: https://github.com/graphpaperpress/sell-media/issues?state=open

      2. The theme shows square thumbnails, since mixing verticals and horizontals looks bad from a design standpoint. That said you could change the image sizes by customizing the theme.

      • Alberto

        I fully endorse the idea that the client checks an “Agreement to terms” checkbox. In fact I’d ask for a multilingual one. I’m Spaniard and half of my clients speak Spanish and the other half speak other languages (and I communicate with them in English). The optimum would be if the browser saw the language of the client. If he was Spanish the text in Spanish would show; if he was from other country the text in English would show. Hope this idea is useful.

  • http://www.facebook.com/yourdesignbuddy Derek Kimball

    Hello, two questions:

    1) I would like to offer a mix of free and purchase images with this theme. What would be the best route for doing something like this? Just create a collection labeled “free” and set the purchase price to $0? Will the checkout allow for $0? Or is there an easier way so that free images can simply be downloaded by clicking a button?

    2) I understand that Paypal is able to calculate tax for a transaction, but can someone inform me on a good way to keep track of all tax $ collected and owed to the IRS at the end of a year? For instance if I sell X amount of photos, do I need to manually keep track of all the state tax collected or is there an easier way? Thanks

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      Hi Derek,

      1. We released a plugin called “Free Downloads” that works with our Sell Media plugin and the Stock Photography theme that does exactly what you’re after: http://graphpaperpress.com/?download=free-downloads

      2. That’s a a question for your accountant :-) Basically, you’ll need to add up total annual revenue and then figure out your state sales rate based on that total.

      • Andrew

        Derek,

        IRS does not collect sales tax, each state does. You need to be registered as a vendor to collect and remit sales tax to your state’s taxing authority. Sales taxes are due quarterly to the state. I file in three states and they all have online reporting and payment. Until you register you are not legally allowed to conduct business in the state. You would do well to consult with an accountant on how to add up your taxable sales…it’s not really hard, but confusing the first time.

  • Tom

    Hi,
    Just curious. What are the advantages of using the Graphic Paper Press stock photography theme with Photoshelter?

    What are the disadvantages?

    Is one just better off using the Graphic Paper Press Stock photography site?

    Cheers,

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      Hi Tom,

      These themes integrate with PhotoShelter: http://graphpaperpress.com/photoshelter-wordpress-integration/

      Our Stock Photography theme doesn’t integrate with PhotoShelter. We decided to build an all-in-one solution because it just made sense for our users. Everything lives in one place (Blog, E-Commerce, Portfolio) with our Stock Photography theme.

  • Andrew

    Just wondering what data fields the search box is pulling from for this template? I tried searching for image titles like “thoughtful man” and also for description text and I didn’t get any successful searches. If you don;t want to use the built in search engine can third party plugins be tied in to the template’s search box, or would that require significant coding effort? Thanks!

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      You would have to code up those changes yourself. It searches keywords as is.

  • Andrew

    One other (minor) question…I see you have added social media share buttons on each image page, which is great…can they be extended beyond Facebook and twitter…ie. to add pinterest, google+, and whatever other social media you want. Also, FB Like button, Google +1, etc. Thanks!

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      Hi Andrew,

      Sure, but you’ll need to find a plugin for that. We’ve limited it to Facebook and Twitter for now. We have to cut it off at some point. Everyone wants more and more and more and more social options. We’ve decided to support only the most popular and proven social platforms.

      • Alberto

        HI, I agree that Facebook and Twitter are the most popular social networks for the general public, but if you’re building a Theme FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS, Pinterest should also be, in my honest opinion, an option. Thanks, Alberto.

        • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

          Pinterest is supported as a social media icon for the menu but we don’t have a “Pin It” button if that’s what you’re asking. We could add it as a future feature addition if you’d like.

        • Alberto

          A “Pin It” button as a standard feature would be great in my opinion. An speaking in a broad sense: anything related to SHARING the content in Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and e-mail (like those pluings like dig dig but integrated in the design) would be awsome. Thanks.

  • Andrew

    I purchased this today and started to customize it…I decided to create a child theme before continuing too far. Even though the child theme is set up correctly somehow it won’t import the style.css from the parent theme using @import url(“../stock-photography/style.css”);. I’ve checked everything…setting up a child theme doesn’t seem to work for this theme.

  • Andrew

    I purchased this today and started to customize it…I decided to create a child theme before continuing too far. Even though the child theme is set up correctly somehow it won’t import the style.css from the parent theme using @import url(“../stock-photography/style.css”);. I’ve checked everything…setting up a child theme doesn’t seem to work for this theme.

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      If you could post a link to your site (or use our contact form if you prefer it remain private) I’d be more than happy to help.

  • Greg Russell

    Great theme–something I’ve been looking for for a while. A question about the collections. Can there be “sub” collections? For instance, if I had my collections as, “Wildlife,” and “Landscapes,” could have further divide them? So, could I further divide “Wildlife” into, “Mammals,” and “Birds?”

    Thanks!

    • Greg Russell

      Oops…saw my question had been answered in a previous comment. Missed on the first pass. Thanks!

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      Yes!

  • Kerstin

    Hi Graph-Paper-Press Team, i am intrested in buying the Stock Photography Template. Is there a way to choose an other payment method like advance payment? And my second question, will the customer get an order number, when he bought a picture and get a bill?

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      Hi Kerstin,

      1. Advance payment – No, that isn’t possible.
      2. Order number – Yes, every customer receives an order number and can download their images immediately purchasing.

      • Kerstin

        Thank you.

        My very last question is: Is there a setting, that after the customer had paid the picture, that it will not automaticly possible to download the picture and that i can send him the picture manually?

  • Lilly

    Dear Graph-Paper Press Team,
    Is it possible to offer images without payment through the site? For example I will offer rights managed images, the customer has to ask me for the price and will pay afterwards, but not over internet. Can I fade out or hide the pricing boxes and for example the word buy in the thumbnails? So using the shop system without shopping.

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      Sorry, no. Your customer could just email you a list of pics and you could send them to her.

      • Lilly

        Sorry, I don’t understand your answer. I just would like to use the tools Advance Search, Lightbox and Download. Without payment through the website (offline payment). This is not possible?

        • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

          Oh, I see what you’re after. This could be done. You would just need to remove the BUY button from your theme files. You could also just change the link on the BUY button to link to contact page, if you prefer.

        • Lilly

          Thank you, so I understand: It is possible to disable store features in sell media? This would be great.

        • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

          No, since that would sort of defeat the whole purpose of the plugin (sell photos online).

  • Saskia

    Hello there.
    Is it a issue of settings that in the Template Demo the price is not shown at the picture and will shown first when i press Purchase button. Can the price be shown under the Purchase button too?

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      You can show the price with this template tag:

      <code>__abENT__lt;php echo get_post_meta( $post-__abENT__gt;ID, __abENT__apos;sell_media_price__abENT__apos;, true ); ?__abENT__gt;</code>

      There isn’t an option for showing it though, so you’d need to customize your theme.

  • Greg Ward

    Like one of the earlier writers, I’m wondering how to create subcollections. Could you provide some advice please

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      Yes, you can create sub-collections. When creating a collection, make sure to select a Parent collection to create a sub-collection. See the attached.

  • jvlphoto

    Great Theme, something I’ve been looking for. I’ve purchased the Theme but there are a few design things I want to change.

    1. Is there a way to change the size of the square collection images to make them smaller?

    2. When you click on the square collection image, I would like to see the individual small images be formatted to the actual vertical or horizontal format instead of square.

    3. Is there a page format for text only, without a sidebar, for things such as Bio, Copyright, etc.?

    4. Can the sidebar be removed from the Collection page?

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      1. Yes, but you’ll need to customize your theme. You’ll need to know code in order to customize your theme. You can either do it yourself (if you know code) or hire a customizer to help: http://graphpaperpress.com/customization/
      2. I’m not sure I understand. “When you click” insinuates that you’re interested in some kind of additional functionality after click. Perhaps you mean something entirely different though. Please let me know.
      3. Yes, the default page template can be used for this.
      4. Yes, just remove widgets from the Sidebar Widget location.

  • Dan Mason

    Really enjoying seeing my new site take shape. But one important question. Is it just me, or are the thumbnails quite ‘soft’ ? I appreciate they have to be compressed for internet viewing and fast loading. But my thumbs are far from sharp. And on a photography site, that’s not a great outcome. (I’m not sure whether this query should be directed to graphpaperpress or wordpress?)

    • jvlphoto

      I’m having this same issue, especially with the header image which is extremely soft. I don’t think this is a wordpress issue. I have another blog with some of the same images that I’m using on the Stock Photography test blog, that are sharp.

      • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

        The very first version of Stock Photography (version 1.0.0) had header images cropped to 1000 pixels wide. We increased that to 1600 in version 1.0.0. Upgrading to the latest version should help. You can upgrade in one click by installing the GPP Theme Updates plugin: http://graphpaperpress.com/plugins/gpp-theme-updates/

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      This could be caused by a couple different things. If you provide your URL, I’d be happy to take a look. It could be:

      1. Wrong image size settings set on Settings -> Media. Refer to the readme.txt for the correct image sizes.

      2. Need to run “Regenerate Thumbnails” plugin to resize previously uploaded images cropped to small dimensions.

      3. Improve image quality: http://graphpaperpress.com/plugins/gpp-improve-image-quality/

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  • jvlphoto

    Are you going to be adding any functions to designate images as Model Released, Property Released, Royalty Free?

  • Lami

    Hello Thad, Nice theme you have here. I wwant to know if it works with Buddypress as I want some registered users to be able to upload photos for sale. Thanks

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      Hi Lami,

      We haven’t tested this with BuddyPress. BuddyPress is it’s own beast, to be honest.

      • ryan

        Is there another suggestion for this? I’d like to easily allow people to sign up to sell.

        • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

          You don’t need BuddyPress for this functionality. The theme and plugin support multi-user contributors out of the box. Each author on your WordPress blog can contribute photos. If you want to pay them commissions based on each sale, you’ll want the Sell Media Commissions extension:
          http://graphpaperpress.com/?download=commissions

  • Matt

    Is one able to setup a “gate keeper” such as requiring a guest to login with their email (to send out notifications as to when the gallery is now available or expiring or on sale) in this theme? If so, you have just effectively made all online image hosting services obsolete.

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      This theme and the Sell Media plugin now support “Password Protected Collections”. You can email your customers who can opt into your mailing list as often as you like. You’ll need the MailChimp extension for this mailing list integration:
      http://graphpaperpress.com/?download=mailchimp

  • stockcity

    Thad,
    1) on a sale, does Sell Media email a link to a buyer (with the properly sized image for them to download), or does it notify me of the sale and then I have to email it to them, or how does this work?
    2) based on A to #1, if it does it automatically, I assume it “resizes then removes watermark”?
    3) if I have 3 sizes for sale (i.e. 600×400, 1200×800, 2400×1800) do I upload “just” a 2400×1800 and it resizes, or do I have to upload all 3 sizes?

    Thanks, about ready to start building then will grab one of your new themes! Regards. Mark

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      1. It emails the buyer automatically after payment is made.
      2. Yes, it emails them the non-watermarked version.
      3. You just upload the original file and it resizes them automatically based on the sizes you set in the settings.

      • stockcity

        Thanks for the reply Thad. Appreciate it.

      • skip

        1) I’d like to be able to customize that email.

        2) What happens if I upload a low-res file and someone wants to buy an high-res file? Some situations require getting batch-processed low-res files online quickly and not worrying about processing high-res files until an order is placed.

  • Scylla

    This would be awesome for WP files and other graphic design goods. Please do a theme for that.

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      Sell Media (and this theme) supports a variety of file formats (anything you can upload into WordPress), but since some file formats aren’t “web friendly” – meaning that they can’t be displayed on a website – you simply need to set a Featured Image for each post in JPG or PNG format.

  • Diego

    Hello Thad,
    I’m new in web designing and I’m learning a bit about this. By now, I have two issues that are driving me crazy:
    1. The background image on the homepage is too big, but in secondary pages looks great. (Same image, but in the home is disproportionate) and,
    2. “Advanced Search” pluggin looks great on my homepage but in secondary pages is fully offset to the top. (I’ve been editing the “style.css” sheet, but when I correct in secondary page altered the homepage)

    Please, I need your help or guide in these points for further progress with my website http://www.winkest.com I really hope you can help me with my website problems.

    Thank you!

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  • Steve

    Hi, does this theme support other download file formats, such as ai, eps, png, etc?

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      Yes, but you might need to upload a JPG or PNG and set that version as the Featured Image for each post containing a non-web-friendly file format (ai, eps).

  • Arno

    Hi Thad,

    After setting things up for while i’m suddenly getting a fatal error: ” Fatal error: Call to undefined function get_term_meta() in /nfs/home/deb18787n3/domains/betabeeld.nl/public_html/wp-content/themes/stock-photography/taxonomy-collection.php on line 12″
    I’m not sure where to go from here, without stratimg from scrath again. The settings seem the same as the original theme setting,
    Any idea’s.
    Thanks,
    Arno

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      Sounds like you might have installed it incorrectly or are using an outdated version of WordPress. Upgrade to the most recent version and reinstall the theme using the WP Theme Uploader. If that fails, please contact our support team and they’ll help you out: http://graphpaperpress.com/contact/

    • ryan

      This is happening to me too. The temporary solution is to move down to version 1.0.3. I just tried to upgrade to 1.0.6 after they suggested it to me but the problem started happening again. Their tech support will take a while to get to your request.

  • Wendy

    Can we see it in action, the links dont work. Thanks

  • Paul Adams

    Worked ok until I upgraded to the latest version of the theme and plugin. Just a blank page when clicking on collections. Even done a clean install but just the same.

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      Hmm, that’s not good. Since other’s haven’t reported this, it must be something specific to your install. Our Support team can help you out: http://graphpaperpress.com/contact/

      • Paul Adams

        Sorry it seems to be a problem at my end. Sorted now.

  • Brian

    Hi Thad.

    Firstly GREAT theme. I’ve been hosting with Photoshelter but tempted now to switch over now to have it all under one roof.

    My only question is if it’s possible to sell a ‘collection’ of images. e.g. the customer can choose ten images in high res for $100 etc?

    Sorry if this has been answered already, I read through but couldn’t see anything.

    • dario marquez

      Hi,

      I’m also interested in this questions – similar case of moving from Photoshelter to wordpress using Stock Photography theme depending on functioanlity

      • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

        Please see my response above.

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      Users can purchase multiple images at once. If you want to sell image “batches” you can simply upload the images all ZIPPED up and sell them as one product. There is not ability to sell an entire collection thought – users have to buy images by adding each to their cart.

  • Greg Ward

    My Watermark feature insists on appearing over my header image – even when I uncheck Watermark in the settings and upload a new image. This was rectified in a past update. But the problem has resurfaced. Any ideas?

    • David Stephenson

      Same problem here.

      • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

        See the solution above.

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      If you use an images that you uploaded into Sell Media, it will be watermarked. Make sure you upload a new image for the header image and you’ll be all set.

      • David Stephenson

        Due to the trial and error nature of the home page header image’s crop, I have uploaded the image many times – always through the Appearance>Header interface. I upload a new photo and do not use the media library. I have posted this in the forums if you don’t want to trouble-shoot it here.

        • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

          Sounds good David. If it’s a bug, our support team will reply to your ticket and we’ll push out an update.

  • Sam Edgecombe

    We have just launched our stock photography site using this theme and the Sell Media plugin. Check out adstockphoto.se. Royalty free images – quick, easy, problem free.
    Thank you GPP for all your hard work!

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      Looks great Sam! I’m gonna share your site with users who ask for examples.

  • http://www.lachlanimages.com/ Bradley

    Awesome theme, I am just having a bit of trouble with my indexing plugin: relevanssi. Do you have a suggestion for a similar plugin? Thanks
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    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      Sorry Bradey, I haven’t heard of that plugin.

  • AC

    Hi ya – anyone got any examples of sites built with this Theme where the search function is working properly?
    I’ve found about 6 sites and the search does not work properly. I.e. the results are never consistent with the search term used. E.g. this guy’s site – type in banana and you get every other fruit and vegetable also. This is the same for every site i’ve looked at.

    Please share any sites you might have that are working correctly. Looks like a great Theme and if I can see the search working – will sign up straight away! Cheers, AC.

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      Search should be working correctly. Here is an example site:

      http://adstockphoto.se/

      • AC

        Thanks – that’s a well functioning site. Am going to download and build a site now!

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  • kkulpa

    I couldn’t purchase the product if I wanted to – your checkout isn’t working and that’s bad Thad. Really, really bad.

  • SG

    Hi, is Stock Photography for WordPress responsive? And is it a one off fee? Thanks

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Kalki Gillespie

      Hi Susie,

      1) Stock Photography is responsive. So is our Sell Photos on WordPress theme.

      2) Yes, there is only one purchase which comes with free support and updates for one year. If you are planning to keep up the website for more than one year, it makes more sense to invest in a subscription.

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      It sure is responsive. You can purchase Stock Photography for a flat fee. If you want access to our entire theme collection, you can subscribe to one of our plans. http://graphpaperpress.com/pricing/

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  • Anibal Trejo

    Hi! As you can see at http://www.fotos.anibaltrejo.com/gallery-list I have tens of galleries with hundreds of images each… is there any limits on the amounts of galleries and their capacity? Thanks in advance for your reply! A.

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      No. There is no limit to the number of items you upload.

  • disqus_O6V7Mcw1vt

    I can see that people can buy one or more images…but does this theme come with the functionality to allow people to buy a licence e.g. for x amount per month they can download say 25 images….or offer people a yearly licence…as per what Shutterstock offers?

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      No, there is not a subscription component in this product.

  • Andreas

    First of all sorry for my poor english – which leads directly to my first question:
    are your themes localizeable, this means, can i change the theme and any keywords/values to another language? For examle, US-adresses need a ZIP code and a state – for german adresses i do not need a state but instead of ZIP i need a so called “PLZ”. This maybe a simple question but for me it applies to all fields in the theme. Furthermore – are the sell media plugin as well as the other plugins localizeable? By the way – is there any kind of “test drive” to check the above functionality?
    Thanks in advance for your answers and kind regards from munich, germany
    Andreas

  • Asa

    Hi, what about stock footage? With the growth of video, I am looking for a theme that will handle stock footage sales too?

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      Sorry for the slow reply! Yes, you can sell Stock Video Footage. I know of a few folks who are doing just that with this theme. All you have to do is:

      1. Upload the video file you want to sell
      2. Set a featured image for the item
      3. Embed a short “teaser” clip (post it to YouTube or Vimeo) in the content.

      This way, your homepage and archive pages have an image to represent the video you’re selling, potential customers can “preview” what they’re buying and they receive the original video file after purchasing.

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  • Den

    I’d like to use this as an internal photo management system. I want all the functionality of a stock image engine but I don’t need the payment option. Is it possible to use this theme without the payment option?

    • Rjr

      Hi, did you figure this out? I would like to know the same thing.

      • Den

        No, just out of ease I used photoshelter.com instead. Slightly more expensive but better support and easier to manage. :0)

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  • Nils Witte

    Hi there,

    key question we have: is it possible to have multiple users for uploading images (such as multiple photographers). Each with their own login and profile. The download prices will be the same for all the pictures, which are centrally organized. E.g. every download costs €1,- of which 20% will be payed to the photographer. Hoop to hear from you today, because we want to start with a test pilot in due course.

    Kind regards

  • Sjoerd Kok

    I’d like to know whether it’s possible (if so how) to display the thumbnails of a collection in their original ratio?
    I’m asking since for many stockphoto visitors the ratio is very import (for example when looking for a magazine cover or an ad of a certain dimension) – clicking into each photo would make them leave the site rather quickly..
    Currently the portrait orientated images become squares, where landscape orientated images are displayed in their original ratio.

    • Sjoerd Kok

      Found that out myself. Unless anybody has a better idea, this looks like the way to do it:
      Edit the template file taxonomy-collection.php (I ‘childthemed’ it), and change for example around line 165:
      (I broke up the tags so they’re not stripped in this example)

      < a href="” >

      • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

        Awesome! Thanks for sharing for others!

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  • Jay

    How secure it this?
    Can one just go through the “back door” and download the high res? What about watermarking is that available? Lastly, when processing the payment, what payment options are there and is the purchase of a separate SSL cert necessary? Thanks much!

    • Sam Edgecombe

      Watermarking is available as an extension, but high res images are protected by default, altough screen res images could be illegally grabbed unless they are watermarked.

    • http://graphpaperpress.com Graph Paper Press

      No. The original high-resolution images are moved to a protected folder that is not web accessible. Regarding Watermarking, we do have an extension for that, which is included in the Business Bundle: http://graphpaperpress.com/plugins/sell-media/#download

      Sell Media supports PayPal out of the box and there is an optional Stripe extension (highly recommend!) if you want to process credit cards directly on your site. SSL is recommended if you add the Stripe extension:

      http://graphpaperpress.com/plugins/sell-media/#download

  • James

    Is it possible to require users to signup before being able to view any of the images or collections? (Like the sunshine photo cart does) We don’t want to introduce a blanket password for everyone and would prefer everyone to have to register and even us approve the registration before they are able to view the photos and purchase.

  • Sam Edgecombe

    If you want you can use a plugin to lock your site so users have to gain your approval first, then you can protect collections using the Password Protect feature. Users then have to be given the password and link to these ‘hidden collections’.

    There are even plugins where you can charge for membership I think.

    Sam

    • James

      Thanks Sam. Do the user accounts setup by buying a photo get setup as ordinary WordPress users? If so I could probably hide the account signup form when purchasing a photo and only let existing users (which I manually setup from the admin panel) sign in and buy photos.

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    We have bought the GPP stock photography theme and are plodding our way through. Is there anyone who would be interested in helping us customize the site? Notice, I have a small budget!

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    If someone is interested in helping us with this please contact me through the Livebooks site.

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