Do you want an image gallery on your WordPress website to showcase your portfolio? In this tutorial, I will be showing you how to create an image gallery using WordPress classic editor.
Let’s get started.
How to Create an Image Gallery In WordPress Post or Page Without Plugin (Using WordPress Classic Editor)
The classic editor was the default WordPress editor until a new type of editor (Block) was introduce in newer versions of WordPress.
Once you have the classic editor plugin activated, you will need to create a new page or post in which you want the gallery to be on.
From your WordPress admin,
If you want the gallery on a post, you go to Posts > Add New.
And if you want the gallery on a page you go to Pages > Add New.
The process of adding a gallery to a post or page is the same.
Next, you will be presented with the post or page classic editor screen as seen below.
Add the name of your gallery on the “add title” section. Next, click on “Add Media”
On the add media screen, click on “Create Gallery“.
Next, you will need to either upload your image files or choose from existing ones on the media library.
Note: Make sure you properly name your image files as the name can show in your gallery images.
Once you have uploaded and selected the images you want to use for the gallery, click on “Create Gallery”.
You will be taking to the Edit Gallery page that contains all your selected images. You can decide to add more images to your gallery.
From the edit gallery screen, you can be able to:
- Add captions to each image
- Reorder the image
One the right side of the Edit Gallery screen is the Gallery Settings.
From the gallery settings, You can:
- Link to the gallery image attachment page, media file or leave it as none.
- Choose the number of columns for the gallery. You can choose from 1 to 9.
- Have the random order box checked to have the gallery show different images rotation whenever the gallery page is visited
- Select image size for the gallery. (I recommend Thumbnail or Medium. But it depends on what size you want).
- Select The type of gallery you want.
Once you have made the necessary adjustment to your gallery images, click on “Insert Gallery“.
Your gallery will be nicely inserted into your page or post.
You can always add more images and play with the gallery setting until you get the gallery style you like. Just click on the gallery and the pencil icon to edit the gallery.
To publish your gallery, click on the Blue “Publish Button” on the right side of your post or page edit screen.
That’s it, you just published your gallery. You can now view the gallery page or post to see how it looks. Also, you can choose to make changes to your gallery when you want. All you have to do is edit the page or post and edit the gallery on it. make sure you update your changes.
From your classic editor, you can also create Audio & Video playlist. Hopefully, I will be showing you how to do that in future posts & when I do, I will link to them here.
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