SmugMug WordPress Plugin

aybaw337aybaw337 Registered Users Posts: 3 Big grins
I'm sure this has been requested a million times, but I wanted to show my support for it as well. The only plugin I know that does this is Photonic, but I believe it is limited only to what SmugMug allows through its API. If SmugMug made their own official WordPress plugin, couldn't it be more feature-rich and better?

I see so many SmugMug subscribers with WordPress websites who design their SmugMug page and WordPress in a similar way to create a consistent brand for themselves. I assume many of us wouldn't even need a SmugMug website separate from our WordPress website if we could just embed our SmugMug gallery directly into our WordPress website.

WordPress is the biggest CMS on the internet, so I was surprised to learn that SmugMug didn't have an official plugin for it. My website's visitor's experience would be so much better if they didn't have to jump between my separated blog and photo gallery, its confusing for them because it's impossible for me to make both websites look exactly the same. My print sales would go up if the customers had an easier time navigating (along with SmugMug's profit from their 15% commission)

WordPress is open source, and building a plugin would make SmugMug look good as a company because they are supporting the open-source community. An official SmugMug plugin would help the company gain more customers by driving traffic to SmugMug's website from the wordpress.org plugin repository that millions of people use on a daily basis. More people would subscribe to SmugMug service if they noticed a WordPress compatibility feature on SmugMug's landing page.

With all of these different benefits to having a SmugMug WordPress plugin, why hasn't one been created yet?

Comments

  • havanesehavanese Major grins TennesseeRegistered Users Posts: 197 Major grins

    Not sure why it's never been created but I do know it's been requested many times in the past ten years with no success.

    Randy P.
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  • Chasing DaylightChasing Daylight SmugMug Hero Registered Users Posts: 65 Big grins

    Hi! I have heard of this in the past being requested but we didn't have an open feature request for this specific request. I've submitted that to our team. Thank you for the feedback!

    Kelly | SmugMug Support Specialist
  • ShogunmasterShogunmaster Event Photographer JapanRegistered Users Posts: 2 Beginner grinner
    I have been a long time smugmug member as well as been using wordpress even longer... i come here to check this forum every few months to see if there has been any solutions to this requested feature. It was nice when there were some plugins out there before the API change that made it easy to display your galleries and albums in our wordpress sites, but since the API update several years ago, there has been nothing really good except for photonic plugin, but it kind of focuses on dealing with a broader audience and not anything specific to smugmug users needs. As the OP stated, it would be amazing if the team over at smugmug actually did make their own plugin for their loyal members to have access/use of to integrate their galleries/albums/photos into a wordpress website. since it takes a heck of a lot of cusomization headaches to actually format a smugmug end to look and feel like some custom wordpress sites.
  • OvidiuMurzeaOvidiuMurzea BrasovRegistered Users Posts: 4 Big grins

    Totally agree, can't se why they don't implement something like this. I would love to have an embeddable code for my galleries/folders.

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