We created Carol’s first website back in 1999, since when it had only had minor updates, so a complete overhaul was much needed.
The site now makes extensive use of WordPress and its Custom Posts feature.
We set up Custom Post types for Paintings, Prints (cards and mounts) and Exhibitions.
This allow Carol to easily input new items, with the system we developed taking care of the listing of these items across the website.
The Paintings and Prints posts integrate automatically with a PayPal shopping cart to provide an online sales system.
With several hundred sold and for sale paintings, arranging all of them into galleries could be time consuming, but we have set up a system that allows galleries to be easily set up based on multiple categorisations: painting subject, media and whether sold or for sale.
In addition, featured galleries of selected paintings can be created by tagging specific paintings. Each gallery also includes settings for paintings per page and maximum number of pages.
Other features include auto watermarking of uploaded images and social network buttons.