Using the web module in LR 4 is there a way to transfer, export, or publish my photos directly to my web site. I know that I can publish them to smugmug and then move them from sumgmug to my website but I want to save a step.
Publish to a folder on your drive, then use any FTP app to transfer the folder to your website. (This is assuming you have a website that you have FTP access to). Your web browser or Filezilla (free app) are good choices.