This Genesis Portfolio Pro tutorial contains two videos. The first video shows you how to add a single portfolio to your site. The second video shows you how to add several Genesis Portfolio Pro portfolios to your site.
In the first video I show you how to add one Genesis Portfolio Pro portfolio to your website.
In the second video I show you how to add several different portfolios to your website.
After installing the Genesis Portfolio Pro plugin, all I need to do is go to…
Dashboard > Portfolio Items > Add New.
I then make a portfolio item. This is very similar to making a blog post.
The images that appear on the portfolio page are featured images. If you do not assign a featured image to your portfolio item, it will not appear on your portfolio page. Even if you include a large image at the top of the post when you make a new portfolio item.
Genesis Portfolio Pro: Important points that you must understand…
- Individual pages inside your portfolio are called Portfolio Items.
- You must assign a featured image to each Portfolio Item.
- To add a headline and intro text to to the built in portfolio page go to…
- Dashboard > Portfolio Items > Archive Settings.
In the first video I used the built in portfolio page. But you can add several different portfolios to your website. For instance a graphic designer could make two portfolios.
- A print design portfolio.
- And a web design portfolio.
I show you how to do that in the second video.
These are the slides from the first Genesis Portfolio Pro Video…
Let’s move on to video two…
In the first video I showed you how to make Portfolio Items.
Portfolio Items are the single posts inside your portfolios.
Making several Portfolio pages with Genesis Portfolio Pro plugin
The Genesis Portfolio Pro plugin has one built in portfolio page. I showed you how to use this in the first video. In the second video I show you how to add several different portfolios to your site.
For instance you could have a portfolio of business cards you’ve designed and a portfolio of websites you’ve designed.
In my case I need to make three portfolios of watercolor paintings. I need a portfolio of cars I’ve painted, a portfolio of vans I’ve painted and a portfolio of bikes I’ve painted.
To make a new portfolio all you have to do is make a new Portfolio Type and then assign some Portfolio Items to that Portfolio Type.
A Quick Recap…
- A portfolio Item is like a blog post.
- A Portfolio Type is like a category.
To add an Archive Headline and some Archive Intro text. Go to…
- Dashboard > Portfolio Items > Portfolio Types
- Hover over a Portfolio Type
- Click the Edit link
To find the URL click the View option.
To add links in your navbar to your portfolios, go to Appearance > Menus and add a custom link using the link you just found.
As you can see Genesis Portfolio Pro plugin is easy to use and produces really nice looking portfolios for your website. If you use Genesis I highly recommend this plugin.