WordPress Tutorial Video Transcription: Adding an Image Gallery

Adding an Image GalleryFollowing is the transcription for the Adding an Image Gallery video tutorial.

Hi there! Joel D Canfield, Spinhead Web Design.

Today I’m going to show you how to create a simple Image Gallery in WordPress.

There’s our plain ordinary post. So we’re logged in over here and I’ve selected the post.

I’m in the Visual tab. I usually work in the HTML tab, but the visual tab will work just fine.

Click on Upload/Insert and we’re going to Add media. We can drag files from the computer; select them one at a time. I ‘m going to pop over here to Documents. And let’s see we’ll grab a picture of my family, we’ll grab a picture of me playing a tin whistle, and a castle, and Fiona walking a dog. That should be plenty. Oh, I’ll throw in one more.

So now we’ll wait while WordPress crunches them. It’s uploading them, getting them ready for web use and doing a bunch of stuff that you really don’t care about.

Once they’re all done, we’ll click Save All Changes, but we’re not done yet. It assumes because we haven’t selected any of these images that we want to create a gallery. So now we have all the gallery settings, and we can still change settings for each individual image, but we’re not going to do that right now.

We can link gallery images either directly to an image file or to a page on your site that has the image in it, as if the image were a post.

We can sort them a number of different ways that we can go into in detail later.

Three columns is usually good, unless you’re using big thumb nails or have a really wide monitor. But don’t assume your visitors all have a really wide monitor.

Let’s go ahead and Insert that Gallery. Once it’s there we’ll update that.

We’ll pop over here to the real word. Refresh this page. And then we’ll see our Image Gallery. There it is!

To see the full video, visit the WordPress Tutorial page and click on “Adding an Image Gallery”.

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