We do! To any new customer of SmugMug, we can offer you 20% off of your first year of subscription. Please visit this link to learn more!
Any of our template designs are a base price of $375. This price includes everything you see in our clickable template demos - homepage slideshow, portfolio or gallery area, bio or about page, services or info page, client login mechanism and the contact page. If you need extra pages, just let us know. We charge $35/additional page depending on the length of text or complexity of the page.
Of course! We offer you a variety of hosting services whether it is a new domain name or web hosting space. Click here to learn more. In addition, we can set-up your custom domain name with SmugMug at no charge to you, just let us know at the time of purchase.
Note: If you are purchasing a blog integration with your SmugMug template purchase, you will also need WordPress web hosting space. It is required you purchase this WordPress web hosting space with www.fastlinemedia.com/hosting/.
Our turnaround time is approx. 10 - 15 business days from the date we receive your payment, content and your logo. If you need it installed sooner, we do offer rush service for an additional $75.
Yes, we do charge our hourly rate of $75/hour if changes and/or modifications are needed to the initial template installation. For this reason, it is highly recommended you review the template demo of the design you've chosen in its entirety, send everything we need before installation and make sure to double-check for spelling or any other possible errors. Note: the items we need for the template installation will be emailed across once payment has been made as part of the process.
You can hire us to design you a custom logo or specify a font for our designers to use with your business name on your new site. If specifying a commercial font, we will purchase the font on your behalf and send you an invoice for the cost.
Yes, nothing will change about the way you work with SmugMug once your template has been installed other than working with main categories as mentioned in #18 below. All of the default gallery features and functionality you enjoy now will remain!
Of course! Your homepage slideshow will be pulled directly from a SmugMug gallery where you can manage your slideshow photos to your hearts desire!
Yes, you will be able to edit and change both! We use basic HTML for the text areas and you will have access to change the images we insert in content pages using SmugMug's tools menu. In addition, we will provide you documentation at the completion of the project on how to maintain your new SmugMug site going forward.
Yes! As part of a new and free offering, you may choose up to 2 different custom fonts to use on your new site - a navigation/headings font and a body text font! For custom fonts, we use Google Web Fonts as a resource. Any font from Google Web Fonts can be embedded into your new web site to ensure there are no compatibility issues for your visitors allowing you that "unique" look! As part of your template order, just let us know what fonts you would like to use if different from the base template you have chosen.
Yes! You may change any of the links in the navigation you currently see in our template demos. You may also add additional navigation titles if you like.
We recently started using SmugMug's built in contact form. You can see this form live in any of our template demos now. This particular built-in feature of SmugMug is currently only available for Pro account users, but if you do have a Power account, not to fear! We will use the perfectly capable Wufoo.com form as described below.
We use a free form creation service provided by www.wufoo.com. At the time of template installation, we will create an account for you at www.wufoo.com and create a form to be inserted into your new SmugMug template design. We use your provided SmugMug login info and will provide documentation on how to edit this form upon completion.
No, we do not support the use of themes with our template designs.
Yes, can add a search box and additional features or functionality for an additional cost to your template purchase, just let us know what you are interested in so we can provide you a quote. Adding on a search box runs $50 and adding music typically runs $75. We do recommend against the addition of music to your SmugMug site due to the fact that music players do restart on any page within SmugMug. This can be somewhat intrusive to the user experience as they peruse your photography. For this reason, we do only offer adding music to your new SmugMug homepage.
The FastLine Slideshow gallery style you see in our template demos is an add-on to your template purchase. It is a custom version of our homepage slideshow created specifically for galleries in a specific category such as the Portfolio category. If you elect to add this option on, the slideshow style will automatically insert into any gallery you place in the Portfolio category or any category you specify. It does override any SmugMug style so if you would like the ability to be able to use the SmugMug gallery styles such as SmugMug style, Thumbnails, Journal, etc. in the future, this may not be for you. Aside from a neat custom slideshow for your galleries, it comes ready to integrate with SmugMug's cart system, social features and thumb view selector! Note: the homepage slideshow is always included in your template purchase.
You bet! All of our template designs have the ability to be seamlessly integrated with the WordPress platform at any time. Blog integrations are an additional cost of $195 to the base price of a template design purchase.
Note: If you are purchasing a blog integration with your SmugMug template purchase, you will also need WordPress web hosting space. It is required you purchase this WordPress web hosting space with www.fastlinedomains.com.
You will need a Power or Pro account for us to access the areas we will need to insert your new site code files. Yes, we will need your main account username and password to perform the installation.
We recommend you change all themes back to default. You may also start to arrange/organize your galleries. We use top-level categories such as Portfolio in the navigation so it is preferred you organize the structure of your galleries accordingly. If you have several categories created now, please convert those categories into sub-categories under the Portfolio parent category and start to move all of your galleries into their appropriate areas. You may also upload/create a gallery titled "Slideshow" in the Other category and upload 10 - 15 images or more if you like to be used in the homepage slideshow. Depending on your template purchase, landscape images at around 1600 x 1200 pixels typically work best.
If you need a different gallery set-up, we can code your template to allow top-level categories in the Portfolio or Galleries area so that SmugMug continues to function as it does for you now. This addition runs $75. Please make sure to let us know about this requirement when moving forward.
The Clients section works off of a specific SmugMug category called Clients that we will create for you in your SmugMug account if you have not already done so. Once the template installation has been completed, you can then upload galleries into the Clients category and your visitors can access them via the client login mechanism username which you provide. The client mechanism username field runs off of SmugMug "nicenames". As you create subcategories or upload galleries into the Clients category, SmugMug assigns "nicenames" to them which would then be used as a username. It can work 2 ways: If a visitor would need access to a gallery within a subcategory such as "2012", they would use "2012" as the username and it would then give them access to any gallery in that subcategory. If you have a gallery just under the category "Clients" and not in a subcategory (recommended), the username would then become the nicename of the gallery. The nicename is always accessible via the gallery settings of any gallery under the essentials and is changable to make it easier for your visitors. You may also password protect galleries if you like just using the SmugMug gallery settings for an extra level of protection if needed! Lastly, if you prefer to not have the client login mechanism installed and just have a separate area for galleries similar to the Portfolio area, just let us know!
We accept text content in any form that can come across in email whether that is a text doc, word doc or just plain email. For images to be used in the content pages, we ask they be emailed across titled to their appropriate page. Size is not important as SmugMug will resize the image automatically, but for ease of emailing the images across please try to keep the file size under 1mb. For logos, we prefer editable format such as a photoshop or illustrator file. High-res PNG with a transparent background will also work just fine.
We prefer to use Paypal; our Paypal email is firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would prefer not to use Paypal, you may also send a check to our business address.
1865 Winchester Blvd. #202
Campbell, CA 95008
We do have an hourly rate of $75/hour, but no longer offer code fixes, site updates and hourly work to already customized SmugMug sites not done by us.
This FAQ is an attempt to alleviate any questions you may have regarding our template service. If you feel you need to speak to someone before purchasing a template design, please drop us a note and we can schedule a time to speak.
We're glad you asked! SmugMug has amazing top-notch support heroes ready to serve you! Drop them a note with your questions at email@example.com. You can check out their amazing help docs and support forum for even more information.
Our SmugMug QA documentation will always be available here - SmugMug QA Documentation. We recommend bookmarking the page so you can always reference when making changes to your newly customized SmugMug site.