Using WordPress Gallery Shortcode
There is a built in feature in the WordPress which many do not know about – it is the Gallery Shortcode.
When inserting many images in the blog post there are several advantages of using the gallery shortcode over directly inserting the images in the content.
- Images can be easily rearranged and order reversed. This is very useful for those who usually insert a list of images in the blog posts (many photographers do that), and then struggle to rearrange the images or reverse the order. In this case I would use the Gallery with 1 column and full size or large image size depending on the theme I’m using.
- Possibility to have several columns.
- Easy to change the image size for all the images at once, even after they were inserted in the content already.
- There are plugins that can work with the Gallery Shortcode and enhance its functionality. An example it Jetpack Tiled Galleries.
Below are a few screen shots that show how to use the Gallery shortcode: