Responsive Templates: Quick Start Guide
Click “Website” from the navigation in your account's Admin Area, then click ENTER SITE BUILDER to open your site in Edit Mode.
New to PhotoShelter? The images you’ll find on your homepage are demo images, intended to provide you with ideas and inspiration as you explore your new site. When you’re ready to begin uploading your own work, you’ll delete these images from your account. Learn more about demo content.
Ready to begin uploading now? Learn how here, or skip ahead to step 5.
2. Explore templates
Use our Template Picker to explore each template and select the one you feel will best suit you and your work.
With the Site Builder open, you’ll find the “Template” tab at the very top of the panel. Expand that tab and click “Change” to begin your live-previewing experience.
3. Start customizing
The Site Builder will present you with global editing options straight away (e.g., colors and fonts). To begin customizing the more specific elements of your site, look to the blue edit icons. Click the icon next to the element you wish to change, and your options will appear in the Site Builder on the left.
4. Edit additional pages
To start working with the individual pages of your site, click the links for those pages just as you would if you were outside of Edit Mode. For example, click on your About page, your Contact page, or even open up an image from one of your galleries, and you’ll find more edit icons.
Now that you’ve explored our templates and you know how to start building out your new site, it’s time to upload some of your own work to get a real sense of how things will look.
You can upload from your Image Browser, where all your work is stored and organized (recommended in most cases).
Or, if you’re already working inside your Site Builder, you can upload on the fly right there. Just click the blue edit icon titled "Featured Work" (may be slightly different depending on the template you have chosen), and you're on your way!
By default, we’ll display your most recently updated public galleries in your portfolio. If you’d like to select specific galleries to feature, the "Featured Work" area is also where you’ll do that. Learn more about featuring work in your portfolio.
NOTE: If you're currently using one of our "classic" templates (previous generation), you'll need to opt into the new platform to access our responsive designs. To do this, click Website from the navigation in your account’s Admin Area. You’ll see a banner above the classic template options which will allow you to switch over to the new platform.