How To Create a Gallery with WordPress Media Manager

How To Create a Gallery with WordPress Media Manager

In this specific video I’m going to go ahead and show you how to create a gallery with the Media Manager.

So let’s go ahead login to the WordPress Dashboard here.  Now in order to create a gallery, you don’t go to the media section.  What you do is you basically edit a post or edit a page.

Now, what I’m going to do is simply create a new post.  So I’m going to click on Add New, we’ll enter a title, and click on Add Media at the very top here, and you’ll notice that it says Create Gallery.

How To Create a Gallery with WordPress Media Manager

Now you can create a gallery from the images that you see here, or we can simply upload files here. so in this example I’m going to create a gallery of this little man here, and I’m going to simply just drag and drop these files here, and Upload these files and create a gallery.

So drag and drop that over here, and as you can see we’re uploading 24 files.  Okay there we go, so we just simply uploaded all of the files.  And basically for a gallery, whatever is checked is going to go into the gallery.  And as you can see, I have left these blank because I do not want those images in my gallery, and all we have to do is click on Create Gallery.

Now the neat thing about this gallery is it’s a drag and drop system.  So what I can do here, is simply – say I want this video “guy with the video” first, and the “guy with the time clock” here. So that’s pretty neat, you can actually drag and drop it, and re-order the images as to how you want it to be. You can enter a caption here, and you get the gist here; and you can also reverse the order.  So if I click on that, as you can see here, the ones at the beginning basically reversed.

The Gallery Settings here, you can link it to a media file or an attachment.  You can create many different columns if you want to.  For example right now there are three columns; however, we can make it five columns if we want to do that.  So when you’re done and you’re ready, click on Insert Gallery, and there we go!

Now if you ever want to edit the gallery, if you select this and click on Edit Gallery; you will be able to edit the gallery. So in this case, I’m going to click on Preview, and as you can see here, we have the gallery.  And that’s how to create a gallery with the Media Manager feature of WordPress!

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