You might have designed an amazing blog. How can you share photos on your WordPress blog? You can use WordPress gallery plugins to help you add galleries to your website. It is very easy to create a gallery in WordPress using built-in functionality. In this article, you will learn how to create an image gallery in WordPress:
Adding images on WordPress is easy. Click on “Add media” button and upload your images. When you are adding multiple images, all images will appear one after another. You can display images in a grid layout with columns and rows by creating a gallery. The following display will look more professional and you will be able to show more photos in less space.
There are two types of methods to create a gallery in WordPress:
1. Create an Image Gallery without a Plugin
WordPress has a built-in feature to help you create a gallery. This feature does not have many options. To add gallery through this feature, follow the mentioned steps:
On your post edit screen, you will see “Add media” button on the right side.
You will see the WordPress media uploader. Click on “Create gallery” to upload your photos. You can select photos you have previously uploaded from the media library. Once you are done with selecting photos, click on the create gallery link from the left column.
You can add the caption, alt text and description for your images.
Once you are done with selecting multiple images, click on “Insert Gallery” button. Media uploader pop up will be closed and you will be able to see the image gallery in the post editor.
To add more professional looking image galleries on your site, use the second method.
2. Create an image gallery using Envira
You can add gallery on your website using the WordPress plugin as well. Envira Gallery plugin is the best WordPress gallery plugin in the market. It allows you to create fully-responsive and modern image galleries in WordPress. Envira provides many features like lightbox pop up, easy image navigation, Professional gallery templates. Follow the simple steps given below:
First, you need to install Envira Gallery and activate the plugin. Go to the settings of Envira Gallery to enter your license key. You will get this key from your account on the Envira Gallery website.
Verify the license key. Go to the Envira gallery and click on “Add new”. You will need to add the title to your gallery. Next step is to click on “Select files from computer” button to upload your images. “Select files from other sources” button is also available.
After uploading the images, you will be able to see images in the images section. You can click on the pencil icon to add the caption, title and alt text to each image.
Try the “Config” tab. In this tab, you will be able to change gallery settings like – number of columns, title & caption positioning, margins, heights, thumbnail sizes, image dimensions etc.
Now click on the lightbox tab. It allows users to enlarge images and browse them without leaving the page. Default settings work well on most websites.
After going through all the settings, you can publish your gallery and check it on your website. Once you install the Envira Gallery, there will be “Add Gallery” button on your post editor. Click on “Add Gallery” button and select the gallery you just created.
After selection, click on the “Insert button.”
You can now save and publish your post. Visit your website once to check the action. You will notice that when you click on an image, the image will open in the lightbox popup. Users will be able to tap on the image to enlarge it and swipe to view the next or previous image.