I’ve put together a list of 7 fashion bloggers who use WordPress with details about their theme, host and plugins they use.
I’m a big fan of fashion bloggers. A Sunday morning in bed with my iPad browsing fashion blogs and doing a bit of online shopping is the best thing. Well, today, I got inspiration to round up some of my favourites and show you a little “behind the scenes” with how they are using WordPress to run their beautiful fashion blogs.
Note that all the sites listed are using a self hosted WordPress site (not WordPress.com)
Mary is using the Simple Mag WordPress theme for her Fashion Blog and hosts with Linode. For WordPress plugins, this is simple, only: Pinterest Pin it Button for images and the JetPack’s Subscription Module
Marissa’s fashion blog (so beautiful) is using a custom WordPress theme developed by GADABOUT Creative and is hosting the blog with GoDaddy. For WordPress plugins, Marissa is using Contact form 7 for contact forms, the jquery Pin it button for images, the instagram slider widget and related posts by Zemanta
Marissa also montetizes her site by using widgets from Shop bop.
Jacey is using a custom-built WordPress theme by Exsite and is hosting with HostNine. For WordPress plugins, she uses JetPack’s gravatar module, Disqus for comments and W3 Total Cache to help with site performance.
To monetize her site, looks like Jacey is using some affiliate links with the Reward Style network.
Janelle is using Mignon from Blogzilla for her WordPress theme and hosts with Dreamhost. For plugins, the theme comes with a styled versions of the add to any buttons at the bottom of the post and also uses the Pinterest Pin it Button for images. On the sidebar, you see an instagram widget made by Instansive that you can copy and paste into an text blog widget.
Janelle is also using the Reward Style to create her favourite things shop and other affiliate links.
Aimee is using a modified version of the Ponsoby WordPress theme hosted by Dreamhost. For plugins, she is using the Revolution Slider on the homepage, Pinterest Pin it button on hover and post, Tiny Carousel Horizontal Slider, The Instagram Feed and Use Any Font.
Aimee uses Reward Style affiliate links to monetize some of her posts.
Julia runs her fashion blog using a custom-built WordPress theme by Corey Tenold and is hosting it with GoDaddy. For plugins, Julia is using Ad Rotate to manage and keep track of her ads, Contact form 7 for contact forms, jquery Pin it button for images and Akismet to stop spam spam.
Julia is using several widgets from Reward Style for affiliate income.
Samantha’s lovely fashion blog is actually using the free twenty twelve WordPress theme with some customizations and is hosting the blog with GoDaddy For plugins she is using the Social Sharing Toolkit plugin for share links at the bottom of her posts, on the sidebar she is using a subscribe to posts form with code provided from Feedburner and the instagram slideshow is code provided by Snap Widget.
Hopefully new fashion bloggers or ones that are already in the game can benefit by some knowledge of how others are running their WordPress sites.