How to use native WordPress photo gallery
Making use of native WordPress Photo gallery can significantly improve your website’s performance. It eliminates the use of third-party Gallery plugins that can cause your website to load at a speed that’s slower than that of a turtle. The fact that it’s built-in means that WordPress has done almost everything for us; with few tricks and tips, we’ll be able to implement a sleek native WordPress gallery. Okay, let’s learn how to use native WordPress photo gallery.
- Login to WordPress
- Open the post or page that you want to add the gallery to
- Click on “Add Media” on the edit window
- Click on “Create Gallery” at the top left
- Select the photos you want to use if you have them in your Media Gallery; if not, upload them
- Click on “Create Gallery” at the bottom right of the current window
- When the new/next window opens, locate “Gallery Settings” at the top right hand side and set them the way you like
- click on “Insert Gallery” at the very bottom right of the current window
- View your work
Okay, our galley is ready but it’s just plain and boring. To add an effect to it, here’s what to do.
- Download and install either of the 2 plugins below. Both are very light, effective, and some theme related options.
- jQuery Colorbox: runs smoothly and Overlays images on the current page
- Gallery Carousel Without JetPack: Adds an effect that’s more like large version of Facebook’s photo viewer. Y
- View your work again
Note: If you prefer the second plugin, you don’t need to install it if you have JetPack. Just locate and activate “Carousel” in your Jetpack window.
That’s it, We’re done.
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