Photo galleries give you the option to fancy up a group of pictures within a WordPress blog post or page. The “create gallery” feature in WordPress’ media uploader provides you with an easy way to add a simple gallery of images to your site.
The below sample shows a thumbnail photo gallery with the default options.
The below sample shows a photo slideshow with the default options.
How to add a photo gallery
- When you’re within the editing portion of a page or post, place your cursor wherever you’d like the photo gallery in the editing window.
- Click on the “add media” button at the top left above the editing box.
- Choose the “create gallery” option on the left.
- Either choose already uploaded photos by clicking on them, or upload images. You’ll be able to keep which ones you’ve already picked straight; chosen images have a check mark on the top left corner, and also show up along the bottom of the screen.
- Click “create new gallery“
- You’ll be redirected to the editing window; you can reorder the images, edit and caption individual pictures, and choose your gallery settings.
- Take a look at the “gallery settings” options. A thumbnail grid in three columns is the automatic default for the gallery once inserted into the blog post or page. However, you can make a few changes if you wish, by choosing where it links to, the number of columns, if you’d like the images to be randomized, and the type of gallery.
- The images will automatically be inserted as a thumbnail grid, but if you have Jetpack installed, you can use the Tiled Galleries feature and create a rectangular, square, or circular gallery. Also available (without the Jetpack plugin) is the option to turn it into a slideshow. Choose what you’d like inserted in the “type” drop-down menu.
- Click “insert gallery“
More information and tips are available in the WordPress Codex here.
If you’d like further gallery options, you can utilize Jetpack’s Tiled Galleries feature, for rectangular, square, or circular formatting.
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