Before you can get started with creating & organising your Portfolios, ensure the ‘Jetpack’ plugin installed and activated. This plugin basically creates a custom Post Type for Portfolios.
After activating the plugin click setting tab and then select writing option.Enable portfolio toggle to active jetpack portfolio.
If you have activated this plugin, you will see the post type ‘Portfolio’ Panel on the Dashboard as depicted in the screenshot.
Create a Portfolio Item
Navigate to Portfolio > Add New in your wordpress backend and create a new item by setting a Title & Featured Image. Components of a Portfolio Items are –
- Featured Image – This is mandatory. The image that you upload as featured image, will be seen in thePortfolio as a representation for this Item.
- Title of the Item – The title of the post item that is given here will be displayed on the Portfolio
- Project Types – The Project Types Taxonomy of a Post Item can be used to organise your Portfolio Items. The Project Types of the post item that is given here will be displayed on the Portfolio
- Project Tags – The Tags Taxonomy of a Post Item can be used to organise your Portfolio Items in addition to the project types Taxonomy.
Portfolio is a custom post type we have created to help you organise and present your projects. A custom post type is nothing but a collection of items, each having its own individual page. It is similar to blog posts, except that it helps you isolate and group a collection of similar items and characterise them with specific parameters. A custom post type can be anything like Projects, Case Studies, Books, Movies, Events, Recipes etc, anything that can be grouped together. You can choose to use Portfolio custom post type for presenting your work ( which is what we have primarily intended it for ) or for anything else left to your imagination.