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How to create an impressive portfolio on WordPress site

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19.March.2015| No Comments

Modern day websites need to lay extra emphasis on the prospective clients and visitors in order to bring more business to their online venture. The better way to develop the recall value of your site is to enhance the portfolio of your site.

Recent web researches have shown that the portfolio-strong sites develop a sound rapport with their clients by adding distinct commercial value to it. An impressive portfolio is what it takes to lead your ecommerce business, corporate site, restaurant and pubs sites, beauty salons and spas, or online store to the flourishingly high level.

While developing a portfolio may sound a quick task to few, it may take a pound of flesh of many others in order to build up a perfect portfolio on their site. Even for those, for whom getting filled the portfolio area comes handy, a good amount of thought process is required to make it impressive enough.

A perfect portfolio always motivates your clients for getting new work orders and boosting online sales. We need to understand this simple fact that portfolio is not just about your achievements wherein your line up your past accomplishments and business expertise, but it should have an appeal to create indelible effect on the viewers through its brilliant presentation topped up with great content and a distinct beautiful section dedicated to the portfolio.

Under such a set of things you cannot afford to ignore this very aspect of your site as a good portfolio is what builds up your site with loads of convincing power in itself. In order to get your site’s portfolio up to the mark, you must follow few simple points and give that much desired finishing touch to your site.

Create Visual Appeal

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Get good and selected pictures of your business establishments and place it on the main slider and also in the specially created portfolio section. The pictures should be of perfectly good quality with sharp resolutions but it should also have realistic and believable appeal to it. In the image above we have put up an example through using Connexions – a Corporate Portfolio OnePage WordPress Theme by SketchThemes

Add Crisp Description

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A few words to focus on the visuals are must with every picture you are adding to your portfolio site. Be it short overview about your business features or catchy captions complimenting the pictures about your projects, showrooms, restaurants, hotels or spas or even corporate hospitals, a convincing line of text should be necessarily incorporated into every image you are displaying. In certain dedicated portfolio themes, the visual is created in the slider with lots of breathing space to accommodate short description.

Key Features

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Place the main ingredients or say key areas of expertise at the fine readable area in the main page. The optimum use of white space as shown in the picture lends a subtle and simple appeal to your site’s core area.

Assign Prominent Space

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Assigning a proper place to display portfolio section is also important, especially when you have something special to show to your clients and make an instant communication with them. The portfolio section in Connexions Corporate Portfolio OnePage WordPress Theme comes at a later stage to provide visitors the right view of portfolio. And why only this section, Connexions gives ample scope to create portfolio in every section it features.

Top Up with Blogs

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Give a chance to your visitors to get extra from your site. Apart from just bragging about the products, merchandise or the services your offer or just stressing upon your skill sets, let your readers roll their eyes of some special things not only about your business but also a general content. Yes, a blog section not only adds content value to your site but also increases engagement rate of the visitors who may find yet another reason in the form of blogs to connect to your site. Keep updating blogs to your section so that your portfolio site looks interactive.

SinglePager works wonders

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No matter how long your list of projects, skill set or past achievements are, a complete and classified display on single page is always convenient for all your buyers or clients. Among the newly launched WordPress themes the Connexions theme by SketchThemes is a perfect one page portfolio theme that fits in your diversified business portfolio.

Pick Up the Right Theme

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Either you try and fix various features on your WordPress site to make it look like a portfolio site, or else switch to a better WordPress theme which comes with tailor made features to keep adding your specialties with every scroll down. Connexions Corporate Portfolio OnePage WordPress Theme, for example comes ready with Main Slider (Single Image + Revolution Slider + Video Home), Featured Services (Unlimited),

About Us, Our Skills, Portfolio section, Clients Slider, Team Members Section and nonetheless Subscription Form apart from Twitter and Facebook Feed. All these are for sure the perfect ingredient for your portfolio site.

So guys, do share your experiences about building up your portfolio site.

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Pallavi Dixit
Pallavi is a freelance writer. She skilled in WordPress, technology, and business. When not writing, she's spending time with her family.

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