Updated 9/18/19 – I now used NextGEN Pro to proof and sell my photos as it does everything I need, and has automated print fullfilment.
I’m using a WordPress Photo Gallery Plugin for client proofing on my website. I was originally using Zenfolio but switched to SmugMug. After SmugMug announced it’s price hike, I decided to switch to host my proofing galleries internally.
I wound up creating this feature because although I know that NextGEN Gallery Pro is going to contain a proofing option, I needed something more immediate.
Below is a video showing how I set up my client proofing gallery using NextGEN Gallery, the best WordPress gallery plugin available.
To set up the proofing gallery, all you need to do is:
- Create a custom post type
- Create a custom post type page template
- Install NextGEN Gallery
- Install NextGEN Download Gallery
- Use the template=download option in your shortcode
If you are using the WordPress Plugin, WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast, you can easily hide individual proofing galleries from search engines. However, if you are using a custom post type, you can easily hide them all and not think about it in the future.
Feel free to comment below with your questions.