WordPress Website PhotoShelter Integration

How To Integrate A WordPress Website With PhotoShelter Integration


New fully responsive WordPress website PhotoShelter integration. Diego Cattaneo has been designing for me a fantastic new website. He did all the ‘Alien talk’. Alien talk is for me the “css & html” stuff . Diego did a wonderful job. He integrated all, really all my little things I was asking for in the website. Not even only that, he did much more. He managed to make also my nature and wildlife PhotoShelter pages fully responsive. Nop, try the normal PhotoShelter website on your Smartphone. Well, it opens, of course, but you need a magnifier glass to read the text!! Yes you can expand all writing on your Smartphone screen, but every site!! That is a bit pedantic, IMHO! We both have been digging in the Internet to find any info how to do the Photoshelter site responsive. There was only  little to be found, but that did not work properly. Diego started to be a “Alien Whisperer” behind the scenes and viola it works. Hey it is working, yeah, check it out on your “Smarties”. Below more info from the Blog of Diego, or visit his blog.  A BIG THANK YOU Diego, for the great website design and all your efforts you have put into this.

One more person I have to say a big thank, to Johan Peijnenburg. He was a very patient with me. He also has very helpful stuff in his blog, worth to check it out for Photoshelter…etc.not to mention his great photographs. Now I own him 5 Curry Wurschd ( German sausages ) and I do not know how many beer. No prob, the next Swiss Photowalk should be soon. Hope he can eat 5 Curry Wurschd!

UPDATE July 2014: PhotoShelter offers now the BEAM platform. This theme is responsive, but cannot be integrated with WordPress, yet!

UPDATED December 2014: For Miss Google needs, you should speed up your website page speed very much for page ranking. Your website should open within 2 seconds! If your website takes longer than 3 seconds to open most people will click further, since our patience on the internet is very limited!

Integrated WordPress Website PhotoShelter

From Diego’s Blog:



I used a Graph Paper Press theme called Albedo as a starting point for the WordPress website PhotoShelter integration. This theme because it’s great for handling photographer portfolio websites, it’s responsive and it’s fully supported by PhotoShelter.


WordPress Website & Photoshelter Portfolio

WordPress Website PhotoShelter Integration Portfolio Screenshots design of a leopard and portfolio thumbnail under the leopard image.


This is a screenshot of a Portfolio page, displayed using GPP Slideshow Plugin with some changes.

All the photographs are protected from being stolen by a transparent “shield” that I’ll discuss in a post soon.

WordPress Website & Photoshelter Responsive Design


Responsive Design WordPress website of the display of two pictures downsized to smart phone size


The full website (also the PhotoShelter pages) is responsive. The website figures out what resolution of device it’s being served on and adjusts itself to the screen. Try to browse it from your smartphone or tablet to see what I mean 🙂 The WordPress website Photoshelter integration was successful.


Photoshelter WordPress Integration

WordPress Website PhotoShelter Integration Photoshelter image display with buttons and menu


PhotoShelter has an automatic configurator that takes a snapshot of your Graph Paper Press theme and automatically generates a new custom theme for all your PhotoShelter web pages. I tried it but I wasn’t fully satisfied with the result, so I preferred to use the full manual customization. It wasn’t easy, but now I’m pretty happy of the result. The toughest task was adding a responsive layout to PhotoShelter pages, but with some tweaks they now display nice also on small devices. Feel free to contact me if you need instructions for your WordPress website Photoshelter integration.

A big thank to Johan Peijnenburg that wrote a valuable post about Integrating PhotoShelter, WordPress & Graph Paper Press and shared some useful plugins like the Dual Search Widget and the PhotoShelter RSS Gallery Widget.

And of course a special thanks to Anette Mossbacher for giving me the opportunity of learning and experimenting new things, while designing her website to a WordPress website Photoshelter integration responsive on both sites 🙂

The Endresult

Through my “integrated” Photoshelter website we do sell all my nature pictures as photo prints and as stock photographs. To find more information for photo prints and large photo prints go here. Information on the stock photographs sale go here or to our nature photo galleries in Photoshelter for immediate download as high resolution file or smaller for websites or social media use.

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7 thoughts on “WordPress Website PhotoShelter Integration

  1. Hello everybody,

    since it seems I’m following pretty much the same path of combining platforms (WP+GPP+PS), me and my web designer got stuck with not being able to customize my PS site and make it look like my WP-based one (btw. I also have the Albedo Theme). A massage saying “Upgrade your PS subscription. Your current account level does not include a customizable website.” appeared as we wanted to access the main code (I guess). I have PS-basic account. The message pretty much says it all, but still – do you had to get PS-Standart account in order to make it look like your website?

    Would appreciate your answer

    Thank you

    • Hi Miroslav, yes you need a standard account to customize your PS site. From there you have a few options to customize all your pages in PS, but you cannot customize BEAM yet!
      Hope that helps you further.

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