Providing the About Message

The About message is an opportunity for you to include a personal introduction about yourself or to tell your visitors more about your photographs.

The About message is displayed in your About page.

About Page Example

In select layouts, the About message can also be displayed on the Homepage.

About Message Example on homepage

When access to the About page is provided on the Homepage or the About messages is displayed on the Homepage, the contents of the About message will help search engines to catalog and index your site.  This helps greatly with your Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

You can make your About message have more visual interest by formatting your the text using the formatting toolbar above the edit field.

You can enter up to 10,000 characters of text into your About message, but keep in mind that when formatting your message, code is added to your text which will reduce the number of visible characters in your message.

You also have the option to upload your own photo to be displayed with your About message.
Please click here for more information on uploading your photo for your About message!

How to provide the About Message

Log in to your account and go to Customize Website View.  

In Edit View, hover your mouse pointer over My Zenfolio then click on Customize Website.

Dashboard to Customize Visitor View

The page will refresh with a new customization menu at the top, confirming that you are in the Customize Website View.


In Customize Website View...
  1. Go to Site Settings.
  2. Go to the About Message tab.
  3. Begin typing the desired message in the text box. See this guide for more info on formatting the text.
  4. Click Apply to exit the Site Settings panel.
  5. Click Publish to exit Customize Website View and make the changes live on your site.
About Message