How to Add a Picture Gallery on WordPress

A gallery is typically the best choice if you wish to display several photographs on your website.
In addition, while there are a vast number of WordPress gallery plugins available to you, utilizing built-in features when creating your gallery using the right image sizes is simpler than ever! After reading this article, you will be prepared to begin building your very own galleries in WordPress.

Simple Steps to add a Picture Gallery on WordPress

Step 1: Go To Pages > Add New

The first thing you need to do when adding a gallery to your WordPress is to create a new page.

Step 2: Add a title to your new page

Step 3: Add Media > Create Gallery

Step 4: Click on “upload files”

You then upload the files you want to select and give the files time to upload. Once your selected images are uploaded, you go to:

Step 5: “Create new gallery”

Once you have done that you can move on to the next step.

Step 6: Change “Link To” setting from the “Attachment” page to “Media File

Step 7:
Go to The Bottom Right Corner & Click “Insert Gallery”.

If you are happy with your images and wish to publish them, go to “Edit Page”.

Step 8: Edit Page > Publish

How to Use Elementor To Add Picture Gallery On WordPress

The second way to add a gallery of images to your WordPress Site, is using the plugin called “Elementor”. This process is quick, easy, and achievable in a few simple steps. Go to your WordPress dashboard on the left hand side and find “plugins”.

Step 1: Go To Plugins > Add New

Step 2:

Search for “Edit With Elementor” in the Search bar

Step 3: Install Elementor Website Builder

Once “Elementor” has been installed, click the “Activate” option.

Step 4: Head Over to the “Elementor” Tab > Settings

Step 5: Personalize Settings According to Desired Gallery Placement

Select your desired “Post Types”, this is where you would like your Elementor edit to be placed.

After you are satisfied with your settings, select “Save changes”.

Step 6: Add Images

If you would like to add an image to one of your pages, select “Page” on the left hand side of your screen. Select the desired page, and ensure you click “Edit with Elementor”.

Step 7: Drag your Desired Image Into the designated Area.

Step 8: Select your Desired Image.

Once you are done dragging your image, select the “Choose Image” option located on the left hand side of the screen. Go ahead and select the image you wish to use.

Step 9: Inserting & your Desired Media.

Once you have selected the images you wish to use select “Insert Media”.

Step 10: Adjust & Caption Media

Once you have inserted your media, you will be able to adjust the size of your media as seen above. This is also where you will be able to add “Captions” if you so wish to do so. This is done by clicking on the open bar next to “caption” and inserting your desired text.

Step 11: Preview > Save Changes

If you would like to preview any of the changes you have made, press the “Preview changes” option located on the bottom of the screen. When you are satisfied with your changes, select “Update”. That is how you add an image gallery to WordPress.

Thulisa Sigwabe
Thulisa Sigwabe

Thulisa is our Content Marketer and Creator here at WPHub. She creates WordPress tutorials and reviews popular plugins and tools to help you build and monetize your website faster.

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