How To Create Gallery In WordPress Using The Media Options?

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WordPress has many hidden features which are rarely in use. Do you know that you can create gallery in WordPress using the media library options?

It would be great to show the gallery of a few images to your post. If you know about WordPress post formats then Gallery is also a post format.

But instead of a gallery post, you will learn about just creating the gallery from by the WordPress default options. The visual content always works the best and you can take an advantage of WordPress feature.

Create Gallery In WordPress Directly Without Any Code.

To most of the WordPress new features, people fret to use because of the coding. But here you just have to use the WordPress admin panel.

Just like you upload the image for your every blog post, create gallery in WordPress choosing those images. Let me show you the required steps.

Step 1:- Login to your WordPress admin area and open a new post to write.

Step 2:- Click on the “Add Media” button show above and choose the images from your media library. You can even upload new images.

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But if you want to use the existing images and go for it. The number of images would depend on the layout of your website.

Step 3:- There are some options from in the left-hand side of the media library, click on “Create Gallery” and select the images from the media library. I would prefer 4 images. If the layout of your theme is thinner then choose three.

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Step 4:- In the bottom-right corner, click on “Create a new Gallery”. After that, all the selected images will be showing to you. Just click on the “Insert gallery” and you would able to see the images in your WordPress post editor.

How To Edit The Image Gallery?

You can edit the images for the gallery. Choose the size of the images from the options given. There are┬ámany edit options before you click on the “Insert Gallery” button.

The columns can be chosen. If you want to show many images then choose the columns accordingly. If you want to arrange the images randomly then click on the checkbox.

You can check the preview of the gallery you have just created.

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As you can see, WordPress doesn’t contain anything interesting to display. To give it a better look, you can use the CSS language.

I Hope Now You Can Create Gallery In WordPress?

Though the usage of the default WordPress gallery is fun but still, if you have something more to do then learn a few designing languages.

To add gallery in WordPress, the above-mentioned method would work. But if you are a theme developer and know about the WordPress post formats then you can do a lot more with the WordPress gallery.

If you face any problem while adding the images, don’t hesitate to clear your doubts.

by Ravi Chahar

A WordPress Professional and the LinkedIn Influencer. A coder by passion and a blogger by choice. WordPress theme development is his forte. He is your WordPress guy who will teach you how to solve WordPress errors, WordPress security issues, design issues and what not.

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  1. Hey Ravi,

    Useful info here.
    I’ve had issues from time to time with images. While I haven’t had the need to incorporate a gallery, I know others who need to do this for their blogs.

    This will he helpful to them.

    Thanks for putting this out there.

    1. Hi Dana,

      Even I have never done that for my blog. But people try to embed many images along with one post. This feature of WordPress can help them.
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Have a great day.

  2. Great article.

    I’ve been using Nextgen gallery plugin to create a photo gallery on my WordPress site. Though I was not aware of this technique. It is much easier and time saving. Thanks for sharing this sir.


    1. Hey Prakhar,

      There are many hidden features of WordPress like this. You just have to know the proper use. Plugins give you a better look. If you are not into design then the simple WordPress gallery would be perfect.

      Thanks for commenting.
      Have an awesome day.

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