Sydney-based artist Ian Kingsford-Smith needed some help customising his chosen WordPress theme, Karolina, to best display his works. This required a number of changes.
The slider had to be modified so that each “slide” could accommodate one, two or three images in the correct aspect (landscape or portrait), to allow for the proper appreciation of the artworks featured. Elsewhere on the website the artworks also required extra metadata to be displayed (which exhibition they were shown in, whether painting or print). For this I added extra fields to the WordPress media dialog.
For easy management of the exhibition and painting or print galleries I set up things so that each exhibition or year could be contained in WordPress child page. A custom page template for the parent page then displayed all the child pages as sections in the correct order. The slightly old but still adequate Add Descendants as Submenu Items plugin took care of automatically adding new pages to the menu.
This was also one of the few sites I have worked on where it made sense to link images to the WordPress attachment page, as this was where the full-size image, along with some metadata, was displayed.