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November 21, 2012 at 4:45 pm #18065
Hi, I am sure this is really simple, but I am new to WordPress.
I have just about managed to get everything working on my client’s site, but how do I create a gallery?
I have created a page called gallery, added the menus, but cannot work out how to create the gallery. I want to create quite a large gallery of most of the images in the portfolio section, can someone help please.
Many thanks, MajNovember 21, 2012 at 6:10 pm #98109
Hi , okay so I kind of got it working by adding a shortcode several times over and over again!
[gallery columns="7" size="thumbnails" order="desc" order by="ID"]
There must be a quicker way to do this, I have several images to add, and adding them one by one seems very slow.
Also my gallery, has no border between the thumbnail (columns) and has a large border between the rows.
Can anyone help please.
MajNovember 22, 2012 at 7:24 am #98110
You can use nextgen gallery: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/nextgen-gallery/ – it’s way better than the default wp gallery shortcode.
PeterNovember 22, 2012 at 12:26 pm #98111November 22, 2012 at 1:41 pm #98112
nextgen is great because its very quick to apply. But I think I prefer the default wp gallery shortcode, the look of the image enlargement / slideshow is more familiar .
What I am try to replicate is what is on this page
Can you help me? I need the shortcode for the small border between rows and columns in the Angular theme demo gallery page.
Thanks again for any help please.
MajNovember 23, 2012 at 9:00 am #98113
On this page: http://www.kriesi.at/themes/angular/template-files/gallery/ Kriesi uses the default gallery shortcode: http://codex.wordpress.org/Gallery_Shortcode . It shows all images which are attached to the current post/page. This article: http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Image_and_File_Attachments explains how attachments work.November 28, 2012 at 4:32 pm #98114
my little site is now live, I have got the gallery up and running – but still cannot work out how to get it like the demo page on the demo site.. with the small padding / margin between each thumbnail and each line of gallery images. Any chance you can have a look at the problem for me? The page is http://www.markberrymandesign.com/gallery/
Any help much appreciated.
MajNovember 29, 2012 at 4:40 pm #98115
How did you insert your gallery of images? It doesn’t seem to have the wordpress gallery class or anything on them and it looks like the images are just added in one after another.
When looking at that page int he visual editor, it should just show a large light blue box with an image icon on it and not show any of the images.
DevinDecember 5, 2012 at 11:04 am #98116
thanks for your reply. Yes I added them one by one. I could not figure out how to use the WordPress default gallery. I tried the NextGen gallery but the client did not like the general feel of it. So I tried to revert back to the WP gallery, which I guessed was built in to WordPress.
I thought it odd that I had to add these multiple images one by one by one…
Any help greatly appreciated
MajDecember 6, 2012 at 6:08 am #98117
I did a quick google and this youtube video looks like it goes over the process pretty well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgJAsv3Tv8Q
Its a bit old but the basics are still the same so it should definitely help and make the process faster than adding in all the images one by one.
DevinDecember 6, 2012 at 11:40 am #98118
thanks for the info. I had a look at the video, and it explains the basics, as well as a couple of limitations. What none of the tutorials seem to say is how to import all the images into a gallery if they are already in the Media Library (as was the case for me), all the tutorials show multiple import from the desktop (which is simple).
The tutorial also shows the limitation, that once created it is difficult if not impossible, to add a couple of extra images. So back to square one – how to do a multiple import of images already in your Media Library?
Thanks for all your help. If you have any more ‘light ‘ you can shed on this would be great, otherwise lets close the post as ‘resolved’
MajDecember 6, 2012 at 5:04 pm #98119
When they are already in your media library you just need to get them attached to the post/page. So go to the add images pop up and just add in those images you want from the media library. Then you should see the gallery tab appear in that popup the next time you go to enter in an image. Now you can remove all the images you added in from the visual editor and instead just put in the gallery.
To add more images you just add them into the visual editor and then remove them. Once they have been attached to a post/page they will be auto included in the gallery.
The reason NextGen is so popular is because the built in media editor is pretty wonky at this point. Its getting a major overhaul in WordPress 3.5 but that wont be out for another few weeks I think.
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