How to Create a Gallery
To create a Gallery, go to Galleries – Add New
Putting together a Gallery is pretty simple overall, though there are many components that need to be filled in order to make it “complete”.
Start the process by adding in the Gallery Title and then proceed to upload images. If you skip adding the Title initially, the gallery Permalink will end up having a number instead of the gallery title like it should. You can still edit the Permalink later on if required.
Add the Category the Gallery is related to. Depending on how you want to list your galleries, categories may not be required. Tags are optional.
Some of the themes include Decorative Images, that are additional design elements located in the gallery header. It’s the optional element even if your theme has it.
Featured Image is more important element of the gallery. In case you build your Portfolio page using a Listing block (that means you will have a page displaying the gallery covers), you would like to control those images. This is what Featured Image is required for. Another area where it can be used is the gallery header in case you select one with the image.
Once this is all taken care of go ahead and add your Gallery Content: Images or Images + Videos
To Upload Images scroll down to the Gallery Type area, make sure you select Images.
Scroll further down and click ADD TO GALLERY button to start uploading images.
Drag and Drop images into the Upload area and click on SELECT button to finalize the process.
Below we have a short video covering all the basics.
Images + Videos
To upload Images + Videos to your Gallery be sure to select the Image + Videos within the Gallery Type section.
From there, proceed to upload images along with video embed codes into the designated areas.
*NOTE – you can bulk upload images just like you normally would, and add video embed codes afterwards.
Options from Older Themes
Some older themes use a slightly different layout from what is shown in the video above. Although the process for uploading images remains the same regardless of the theme you have, there are a few minor differences in terms of internal Gallery settings.
Some themes may include a different Gallery area under the wordpress text editor. This section will include a left sidebar with tabs where adjustments can be made.
The options to the left can change from theme to theme depending on what is included in theme design.