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Adding a Gallery to your Self-hosted WordPress Website - part 1 | Neogain Online Marketing


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Useful information on how to add to a gallery to your self-hosted wordpress website, plus provides useful advice. Hire Neogain to help you add a gallery.

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Adding a Gallery to your Self-hosted WordPress Website - part 1 | Neogain Online Marketing

  1. 1. <ul><li>Adding a Gallery to your Self-hosted WordPress Website – part 1 </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Adding a gallery to a self-hosted WordPress website isn’t a complex topic, but there are tips which if used, will increase the effectiveness of the gallery. </li></ul><ul><li>This guide is split into two and looks at a popular WordPress gallery plugin, plus provides you with useful tips. </li></ul><ul><li>If you require a WordPress developer or designer, please hire Neogain. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The WordPress gallery plugin. </li></ul><ul><li>A popular WordPress gallery plugin is the NextGEN Gallery. </li></ul><ul><li>The gallery plugin has been around for a while. </li></ul><ul><li>It is an extremely feature rich plugin that continues to impress and is highly configurable. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>By default it will create a thumbnail gallery and when you select an image, the image will be displayed in a ‘lightbox’ window i.e. shaded background with the image in a white rectangle / square. </li></ul><ul><li>How to upload your images. </li></ul><ul><li>There are a few different ways to create galleries using NextGEN Gallery, one of which is to present it with a zip archive containing your images. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>However before you select your images, make sure you read our advice in part 2 of the guide. </li></ul><ul><li>Once the NextGEN Gallery is installed you can: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Log into your WordPress Administrator dashboard. </li></ul><ul><li>2. From the left-hand menu options, select ‘Add Gallery / Images’ from the ‘Gallery’ menu. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Select ‘Upload a Zip-File’, then select your zip file containing the images and upload. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Even once the file is uploaded, do not leave the web page until it has finished creating the gallery. </li></ul><ul><li>How to place the gallery into your page or post. </li></ul><ul><li>The NextGEN Gallery plugin makes placing a gallery into your page a breeze. </li></ul><ul><li>Once you’ve imported your gallery, all you need to do is find its ID (number) and then paste that ID along with a code (tag), calling the gallery. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Log into your WordPress dashboard as an administrator. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Select ‘Manage Gallery’ from the ‘Gallery’ menu to show a list of your galleries, including the ID of each gallery. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Then within your post you place, with 19 in this example being the gallery ID. </li></ul><ul><li>When you publish your page or post, you will discover your gallery thumbnails are displayed where you placed the gallery code. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>To be continued…. </li></ul><ul><li>There is no point chucking a bundle of images into a zip file and uploading, then only to find nobody really cares, struggles to view the images or leaves your website directly afterwards. </li></ul><ul><li>Please read part two of our adding a gallery to a WordPress blog guide which provides some useful advice and insight to help you get going. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>If you require a WordPress designer , please get in touch. </li></ul>