In this article we will discuss about some useful portfolio plugins that will help you to showcase your work in WordPress.
The WEBphysiology Portfolio plugin was used to provide a clean, current look in situations where an expanded list-style or grid-style portfolio layout is appropriate.
The plugin is implemented via a [shortcode] that supports a variety of filtering options based upon Portfolio Type.
More than one shortcode can be used on a given page, allowing for grouping portfolio records by type. The shortcode also supports overriding many overall option settings on a case-by-case basis.
The plugin utilizes a Custom Post Type as well as a Custom Taxonomy. It provides an Options page for specifying some customizable settings, like the number of entries to display per page.
It also allows you to turn off the provided CSS in place of implementing your own.
The Portfolio entry screen is customized to include just the items that make up a Portfolio entry.
Attributes that aren’t populated will not be displayed on the end user interface as well as custom fields whose display has been turned off.
Attaching an image to a Portfolio entry also has been made relatively painless.
To enhance the design, and also reduce page weight, TimThumb 2.0 is utilized to display thumbnails of full-size imported images.
The ability to add automatic web site thumbnails utilizing ShrinkTheWeb.com was added in version 1.2.0. and in version 1.4.0, the PagePeeker.com thumbnail service was incorporated.
The end user interface can be adjusted using styling Portfolio Options or via your own CSS. Managing how things work within the end user interface is very customizable.
Clicking thumbnail images can result in an image opening in a thickbox or it can take the visitor to the specified website URL.
The plugin also supports video media types, such that they can be played within a thickbox.
Upload your photos to the post or page using the media uploader. The media uploader also allows you to assign titles and captions, sort, and delete photos. Then add the shortcode [portfolio_slideshow] where you want the slideshow to appear in the page.
The plugin does not support random folders of images or images on a third-party site. All images must be uploaded using the media uploader, which creates the database entries the plugin relies on to generate the slideshow.
Simple Portfolio allows you to easily manage your portfolio. You can append snippets, youtube and media from the built-in Media Library to projects.
This plugin is very powerful and easy to use. You can manage your portfolio projects easily and use them everywhere, based on your requirement.
You can create and manage your portfolio projects and add specific project information, for example your role and the team you’ve worked in.
You can add any media you like: YouTube, code snippets, text or any media from your WordPress built in Media Library. Besides it’s easy to assign your projects to clients, categories or tags.
This plugin provides an API which gives you the power to fetch all the data you want.
This plugin enables a Web Developer/Designer to create a WordPress Portfolio for their work in a very easy way.
Using the latest technologies offered by the newest version of WordPress, you can add a Project as you would normally add a Post or Page.
The Project Edit Page is especially easy to use, as you give the Project a title as you would a standard WordPress Post along with some content to describe the work undertaken.
What is unique about this plugin is that included in the editor is a series of fields to collect information regarding that project.
Currently the plugin collects the URL of the site, the Client Name and the Date the project was completed.
Product Website Showcase
Product Website Showcase plugin allows your registered users/guests/customers to submit their websites on which they used/embed your product/etc via modified native comment form, which are then displayed on your predefined blog page.
The fields that can be posted are author’s name, website’s title, URL, description and a screenshot. All submitted websites are subject to review of one of the registered users.
This plugin uses custom post type functionality, for providing clean and simple interface for editing information
For displaying submitted data, a new page with a custom page template must be created; an example is enclosed. The theme you’d like to use should support post thumbnail functionality.
Additionally, for spam deterrence, all guest sent data are verified by Akismet and reCaptcha, if present. Should you wan’t to use your own submit form, a sample how to do so is provided.
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