Wordpress portfolio sites

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Hey all

New to the forum, so preemptive apologies for any etiquette breaches/etc.

I'm a photographer with a Wordpress portfolio site. Typically the way Wordpress portfolio sites work is they take the featured image from a post and use that to populate a gallery. So, if you have 8 images within a gallery, you create 8 posts and attach a featured image to each one, and the gallery goes through and pulls the featured images only and places them in the layout.

The problem with this is every post is now technically a page on your site, and as a result, my own has a ton of no-content pages on it, with 8,000 or so internal links that are completely and totally useless (a header and footer file populate each post-page, for instance, generating links for every post). As well, I've a ton of pages now with little to no content and feel like this probably as well looks super spammy, in the eyes of giant server in the sky.

I'm looking for recommendations on the safest approach to cleaning this up.

Thanks in advance
Joe
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  • Profile picture of the author cheese1688
    Originally Posted by joejenkins View Post

    Hey all

    New to the forum, so preemptive apologies for any etiquette breaches/etc.

    I'm a photographer with a Wordpress portfolio site. Typically the way Wordpress portfolio sites work is they take the featured image from a post and use that to populate a gallery. So, if you have 8 images within a gallery, you create 8 posts and attach a featured image to each one, and the gallery goes through and pulls the featured images only and places them in the layout.

    The problem with this is every post is now technically a page on your site, and as a result, my own has a ton of no-content pages on it, with 8,000 or so internal links that are completely and totally useless (a header and footer file populate each post-page, for instance, generating links for every post). As well, I've a ton of pages now with little to no content and feel like this probably as well looks super spammy, in the eyes of giant server in the sky.

    I'm looking for recommendations on the safest approach to cleaning this up.

    Thanks in advance
    Joe
    So as I understand, you need/want to have a simple page where you could put all your portfolio?

    Why not buy a new domain and install a WP theme for a portfolio? I have seen a lot of very nice and simple themes from 'themeforest'.
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    The safest thing to do is to go in and delete those empty pages.
    If I were you I wouldn't concern myself so much about the site
    seeming spammy to the search engines, if you are using the site
    in order to display your work to current and future clients then it
    should not matter. Only if you are relying on search engine traffic.
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