Classic Websites Platform: My Homepage

The first page of your site
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Responsive Templates section for support. 


By definition, your homepage is the first page visitors see when they hit your website, and for that reason it’s quite possibly the most important page on your entire site. PhotoShelter offers a variety of distinct looks, which afford you a wide range of presentation options. For more on the options you have for your Homepage, check out our detailed Customizing your Homepage tutorial. To access these homepage settings, go to your navigation bar and click Website > Archive Page Settings > Archive Homepage.


Homepage Text Options

The following range of text options are available to you.

Note: Not every text option is available in all themes.

Statement Paragraph
The Statement Paragraph field may be used to provide an artist's statement or any other copy that you'd like visitors to your homepage to see. Click into this field to provide the text and formatting you'd like using our Rich Editor. You may use straight HTML if you prefer - click the "HTML" tab to enter your code, and remember to click Submit to commit it. (Not available with the Farah theme.)
Statement Header
This is the title of your statement paragraph. Available in the Caboose theme only.
List of Recently Updated Galleries
If enabled, a list of your 10 most recently edited and created galleries will display in text form. Visitors may click on each individual link to be taken directly to that particular gallery.
List of Gallery Collections
If enabled, a vertical list of your all of your public gallery collections will be displayed. Visitors may click on each individual link to be taken directly to that particular gallery collection. Available in the Caboose theme only.
My Bio
Similar to the Statement Paragraph, My Bio is an option to provide biographical or general details about yourself and your business. Available in the Caboose theme only.


Meta Data Options

Page Title
Common SEO intelligence indicates that properly keyworded page titles are one of the most heavily weighted components in determining a site's search-engine placement. Carefully choosing keywords for this page can be a huge SEO win.
The title of a page is also how the page will be named in your visitors' browser bookmarks, site history, etc., so it's important to make sure this accurately represents the page's content.
Meta Description
In visiting a page, search engine crawlers routinely check for a brief, high-level description of a page in its "meta" element. For some pages, we dynamically generate this behind-the-scenes description for you, but for your homepage, you can define exactly what you want it to say (up to 200 characters).
Furthermore, this is the preview description that appears in Google and other-search engine results, so it could be a visitor's first experience with your site - don't leave this to chance!

For more on SEO, check out our SEO Grader and our in-depth guide, SEO for Photographers Bootcamp & Guide.

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