Hi, this is Digital Abhi, your digital marketing friend, and a contented digital marketer. In this post, we will see how to create an Image Gallery in WordPress.
Create an Image Gallery in WordPress
To help you understand better regarding the topic, I have attached a video here. So, I will highly recommend you watch this video as it is easier to understand these types of tutorials with the help of a video.
After watching the video, you can refer to these footnotes to have even a better understanding of how to create an image gallery in WordPress:
In this post, you will see two methods of adding an image gallery on your WordPress website. The first method is a default feature offered by WordPress. In the second method, we have to install a plugin. So, let’s see both the methods one by one.
Let’s understand the first method with an example. Let’s say I want to add an image gallery in one of the pages. Or let’s say I want to create a new page just for the image gallery. So, click on the button ‘Add New’ to add a new page. I will give this a title Image Gallery.
And now to add an image gallery, click on Add Media. There you will see the option of Create Gallery. Click on it. And select all the images you want to add in your gallery. Let’s say I have selected 3 images here. Now, click on Create New Gallery.
Then, you can see an option of Gallery Settings. Set it according to your requirement and once you are done, click on the button Insert gallery. Once the images are successfully uploaded, click on Publish. Now let’s see how the image gallery page looks like.
And to do this, just open the page on which you have inserted the image gallery. So, this was the first way to insert an image gallery in WordPress. Now, let’s see the second method.
For the second method, you have to install a plugin. To do this, go to Plugins in the left sidebar and click on Add New. Now search for ‘responsive lightbox’ in the search bar. This is the plugin that we need to install to create an image gallery. Click on Install Now and then Activate.
Now if you will notice, you will see that two extra options Gallery and Lightbox are added into the left sidebar of our WordPress dashboard. Now to add a gallery with the help of this plugin, go to Gallery in the left sidebar and then click on Add New.
So, give a title to your image gallery. And then click on Select Images. After that, select all the images you want to display in the image gallery. And then click on Use These Images. Now the benefit of using a plugin to add an image gallery in WordPress is that you get to do some customizations.
You can design the image gallery according to your requirements and according to the requirements of your website or blog. So, you can just go to the Config tab and do all the customizations according to your requirement. Customizations like the size of image or where do you want to link the image.
Or go to the Design tab and you can design the image gallery according to your requirement. Let’s say the background color or the border color or the caption color or the title color etc. You get a lot of features to design the image gallery according to your requirement. And once you are done, click on the button Publish to save your changes.
Adding the Image Gallery in WordPress Pages, Posts etc
And now to add this image gallery in your WordPress website, scroll a little bit, and on the right side, you will see a shortcode. You just have to copy this shortcode and paste it the pages or in the post of your web site wherever you want this image gallery to show up. Or if you are a programmer or a coder, you can copy the code below.
So, I will show you how you can use this shortcode to display the image gallery on one of the pages. Let’s say I want to display the image gallery on the Contact Us page. So I will click on edit. And here I will paste the shortcode. Then click on Update.
Now, just open the corresponding page and you will see that you have successfully created an image gallery in WordPress. Also, if you want to learn WordPress for FREE, you need to check out the WordPress tutorial on Digital Abhi Blog right now!
So, this is how you can create an image gallery in WordPress. Thanks a lot for taking out time to read this post. I hope you got some value from this and if you did do let me know in the comments. Also, if you have any doubts, questions, or queries, you can shoot it in the comments section below.
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