What is Photo Gallery for WordPress ?
Today we will see how to create a Photo gallery for WordPress without Plugin. You may find many photo gallery WordPress theme online. At first you need to create a new post from your WP dashboard. Unlike other CMS photo gallery WordPress is not a difficult task. Alternatively if you want to add the gallery to an existing post , then just simply click to edit that post. Once you are on the post edit screen, you can see Media button than you have to make a click on the Add Media button.
This will open the WordPress media Uploader. Now you need to click on Create Gallery link that you see on the left side of the screen. To add images to the gallery, you can either upload the images from your computer or choose existing images from your media library (images that you have previously uploaded to your site). Look at the following image for details.
All you have to do is select the images you want by clicking on them. Look at the following screenshot and read the following text. You have to select all the images that you want to add in your gallery, after that simply click on “Create New Gallery” button in the media uploader.
Media Uploader will then show your selected images in the Edit Gallery view. Here you can add captions to your images one by one, change gallery settings, and rearrange the order of images by
simply dragging and dropping them in the order you want them to appear in. When you are done with editing the gallery, click on the Insert Gallery button.
When you are using simple text edit to write your post , then you will see your gallery short code. Some thing like this:
You can check your gallery by clicking on the post preview button. If you are unsatisfied with the look then you can always click on Add Media button to edit gallery settings.
You can rearrange order, increase or decrease image columns, add or remove an image or description. Once you are happy with the way it looks, you can publish your post and your gallery will be visible for everyone.
Show Gallery Images in Carousel
The carousel view for Photo gallery for WordPress is as the photo view as like Facebook. Originally this feature started out as part of the Jetpack plugin which is a collect ion of plugins released by WordPress.com. After all, the problem with the Jetpack is that it requires you to connect your site with WordPress.com even if there is no need to do so.
At first you have to download the latest version of this plugin and installed it into your site. You don’t need to configure anything for working with this plugin. After installing this it will start automatically work. Look at the following screenshot:
You can change the Black background into White by configure it. You have to go to setting>> Media and than scroll down your mouse and here you can see the Photo gallery for WordPress background option.
Many people also like free web photo gallery but I prefer to use your own web photo gallery. There is nothing bad practicing to use your own Photo gallery for WordPress. You may customize it by yourself whatever you like it to make it better look and feel exactly like a professional Photo gallery for WordPress.
Hope you like it. Thank you very much.