Add a Photo Gallery

The Photo/Image Gallery can be located from the Control Panel at the bottom of the menu called Gallery. There are lots of options from the Gallery button, the most important of these is the Add Gallery/Images button. Here images are organized by galleries so creating galleries comes first then uploading images to the galleries.

Before we can upload images, we have to create our first gallery.

To add a new gallery go to “Gallery” > “Add Gallery / Images” in the left menu. The following screen will appear:

Add a new gallery

If you haven’t created a gallery before, then you’re in the right tab (“Add new gallery”). If you allready have created other galleries, then you have to select the “Add new gallery”-tab.

Fill in the name of your new gallery and click the “Add gallery” button.

 

Uploading images to a gallery

There are 2 ways to upload images to a gallery. You can upload images from a folder on our computer or you can upload a zip-file with images.

Upload images

This is the easiest way to upload images:

  • Go to “Gallery” > “Add Gallery / Images”
  • Select the “Upload images” tab
  • Click the “Browse” button
  • Select the images on your computer and click the “Open” button
  • Choose a gallery and click the “Upload images” button

Upload a Zip-File

This way we can select 1 zip file containing a lot of images. I’m not a fan of this way of working because depending of your server settings the size of the zip file can be very limited.

To upload a zip file:

  • Go to “Gallery” > “Add Gallery / Images”
  • Select the “Upload a Zip-file” tab
  • Select a zip file on your computer
  • Choose you gallery or create a new one (“in to”)
  • Click the “Start upload” button

 

Displaying a gallery into a page/post

After you created a gallery and uploaded some images into that gallery, it’s time to display the gallery into a page or a post:

  • Open an existing page / post, or create a new page / post
  • (Put the cursor on the place where you want to display the gallery)
  • Click the “Add NextGEN Gallery” button:
    Add gallery to page or post
  • In the popup screen that appears you select “Gallery” tab, choose a gallery and select how you want to show the gallery:
    Insert gallery
  • Click the “Insert” button

 

Displaying a gallery into a Widget

After you created a gallery and uploaded some images into that gallery, it’s time to display the gallery into a Widget/Sidebar:

  • Open Appearance -> Widget
  • Drag the NextGen Slideshow widget to the right Sidebar
  • Give it a Title and select the gallery from the dropdown menu
  • Width and Hieght will generally be 220px x 220px
  • Done!!

There are other widget associated with NextGen so experiment with the ones you see there. It’s easy to change so have fun.

Happy VisualWebbing  😛