A Quick And Easy Way To Make Photo Galleries For WordPress
One of the great things about WordPress is how easy it is to create photo galleries.
The first thing to do is look at Settings > Media and make sure you are happy with the image sizes that are specified there.
While adding or editing a page or post, click the Add An Image icon. If you use the Flash Uploader, you will see that you can select multiple files. The images for your gallery can be in multiple folders or all in one folder.
In the HTML editor, you can add the shortcode
[gallery] anywhere in your post or page. In Visual mode, there is an Insert Gallery button.
You can click the Add An Image icon at any time to see the images in the gallery, and also to remove them or change the order.
To get the most out of your image galleries, you will probably want to install a Lightbox plugin, and if you plan to post large galleries, you will want a Pagination plugin. I have found that jQuery Lightbox For Native Galleries and ByREV Gallery Pagination for WordPress, but note that I had to leave AJAX caching turned off to make the latter work without conflicting with another plugin.
Voila! You now have a photo gallery and you didn’t manually resize any photos or write any code!
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