World Photo Day comes around once a year on August 19, and celebrates our passion for photography. Originally founded way back in 1837, photographer Korske Ara revived the event in 2009, and it’s been going strong ever since.
“Photography is a powerful method of communication that we can use to uplift, inspire and initiate change in our world. A picture is worth a thousand words and those words can be in any of the 6,500 languages on planet earth”. Korske Ara—Founder, World Photo Day
The public face of World Photo Day is a WordPress site. We recently caught up with Korske and chatted about his goals for the event, how his WordPress theme and plugins help achieve those goals, and about his choice of hosting plan.
Hi Korske. Tell us about your website, including the role it plays in your business.
Our main website, worldphotoday.com is all about sharing great photos from around the world, captured by ordinary people. We also use it to provide information to our participants about how they can get involved in World Photo Day, to celebrate their passion for photography.
What would you like to achieve with it?
The primary goal of our website is to promote a global gallery and competition where participants can share their world with the world.
Our goal is to inspire photographers around the world to reflect on photography and the ability we have to capture and share powerful stories and moments.
Why did you choose WordPress as your platform?
We chose WordPress as our platform because of its ease of setup and extensibility through a variety of plugins.
Which theme and plugins are you using?
The World Photo Day website uses one of the most popular premium WordPress themes on the market, Avada, which is available at Themeforest. We chose Avada for its customisability and built in style support of many popular plugins.
The World Photo Day website runs with both free and paid plugins. Free plugins include: Yoast SEO, Akismet and WooCommerce. Our premium (paid) plugins including Gravity Forms, WPML and The Event Calendar PRO.
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