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How to Customize a SmugMug Site?

Before going through all the other settings on a site, you need to get started with customization. Here’s a useful guide on how to customize a SmugMug site that will help you make the site truly yours. Now, go and begin the effortless work.

How to Customize a SmugMug Site?

  • First of all, log in to your account.
  • In the header toolbar, you’ll find the ‘Customize’ menu which overlays three options:
    • Site-Wide Theme: Change colors and fonts for your Homepage, Folders, Galleries, and Pages.
    • Content and Design: Change design, theme and layout for your Homepage, Folders, Galleries, and Pages.
    • Choose a New Site Design: To select one of the preloaded designs on SmugMug as a starting point.
  • The ‘Customize’ also opens a drawer on the left side which you can move to the right by clicking the arrow key.
  • While customizing your site, you can either create designs for the entire site all at once or for selected pages, folders, or galleries.
  • When you click on homepage, folder or gallery, you’ll see a section ‘+Make This (Homepage, Folder, Gallery or Page) Custom’.
  • This section is to make you work only on the page you have opened at that time.
  • Selecting ‘All Galleries’ makes changes across all your galleries.

Three Components to Customization Menu

1. Content: This enables you to simply drag and drop contents to all pages on your site.

  • Photos: You can add single photo, multiple photos, or slideshow blocks.
  • Navigation: Customize your site with breadcrumbs, navigation menus, and more.
  • Video: Want to add embed video or YouTube videos? Just drag and drop their content blocks.
  • Design: Here, you can add your own logo.
  • Text: Tell stories about you, your photos and more to inspire your visitors.
  • Social: You’ll find your profile, social icons, share buttons, and comment blocks here.
  • Discovery: Let your people discover your work. Add search box, keyword clouds, and maps.
  • HTML and CSS: Add your own code to any page.

2. Theme: You can easily spot the theme picker in the header toolbar or in the ‘Customizer’.

  • From color to fonts, you can completely change the look of your site.
  • According to the theme and color you have chosen, background color, borders, and typography all change.
  • The theme applies on all the pages, folders, and galleries.
  • If you want apply it for a specific page, folder, or gallery, click ‘+Just This Page/Folder/Gallery’ in the customizer.

3. Layout: The last section that you see in the customize menu is ‘Layout’.

  • Here, you can make customize page width and spacing of page elements, fluid or fixed design, and header and footer elements.
  • Pin section on a page to make your logo and navigation menu to stick to the top of the page, even when your visitor scrolls down.

That’s how you customize a SmugMug site. You can use the preloaded designs or completely change the look to your wish. The ultimate goal is to beautify your site and make it visitor friendly.

Bonus Tip: With SmugMug, you may struggle to upload large sized photo and video collections. Try PicBackMan today – it is the fastest SmugMug uploader/downloader for photos and videos that has its users raving about it.

253+ Reviews & Counting

Kip Roof testimonial Kip Roofgoogle photos flickr
PicBackMan does exactly what it's supposed to. It's quick and efficient. It runs unobtrusively in the background and has done an excellent job of uploading more than 300GB of photos to 2 different services. After having lost a lot of personal memories to a hard drive crash, it's nice to know that my photos are safe in 2 different places.
Julia Alyea Farella testimonialJulia Alyea Farella smugmug
LOVE this program! Works better than ANY other program out there that I have found to upload thousands of pictures WITH SUB-FOLDERS to SmugMug! Thank you so much for what you do! :) #happycustomer
Pausing Motion testimonialPausingMotionsmugmug
I pointed PicBackMan at a directory structure, and next time I looked - all the photos had uploaded! Pretty cool. I use SmugMug and while I really like it, the process of creating directories in is pretty laborious when you need to make 80+ at a time. This was a breeze. Thank you!
Gavin Whitham testimonialGavin Whithamflickr
PicBackMan was really easy to setup and has been running for 3 days now backing up all my locally saved photos to Flickr. My photos are really valuable to me so it's great to be able to have them easily backed up to a secure location.
 Jim Griffin testimonialJim Griffinsmugmug
It's AWESOME!! I have tens of thousands of pictures...and they are now successfully uploaded to SmugMug, where they are safely backed up, and I can edit and organize them. If you are hesitating about using PicBackMan, hesitate no longer...try it...and you'll be glad you did!!
Robert testimonialRobertonedrive
I started with the basic plan, went to premium and now on their platinum plan and it's more than worth the price for me. PicBackMan has saved me many tedious hours of effort moving many files between my various cloud and photo site services and my local computers.
Pausing Motion testimonialVladdropbox
I am very satisfied and surprised at the same time with Pic BackMan. The service is very good and useful. I used it to transfer my photos from Dropbox to my Flickr accound. I highly recomment it.
Dave testimonialDavesmugmug
PicBackMan was an answer to many a prayer. How can I get this MASSIVE collection of photos onto a service that cripples uploading? PicBackMan. I uploaded approximately 85,000 photos in less than a month. It would have taken me close to a year to get all of those photos where they needed to go. Nothing short of brilliant.
Barry Graham testimonialBarry Grahamflickr
Great tool for enduring your photos are always safely backed up. I backed up tens of thousands of photos and dozens of videos to Flickr in my 1st couple of months using PicBackMan. Would unreservedly recommend as it works seamlessly and copies your photos to Flickr in sets which reflect your folders.
Achal Gupta testimonialAchal Guptaflickr
This is a fantastic piece of software! I wanted to backup 100+ gigs worth of original sized photos to Flickr and after trying many many tools, PickBacMan was the one that finally worked. It worked flawlessly for 10 straight days uploading all my photos without a single error/ timeout/ crash. Absolutely amazing! I didn't try the other premium features but the ability to replicate stuff across multiple...