Galleries and Slideshows

We all love pho­tos, most­ly because they cap­ture unique moments and bring life and col­or into our dig­i­tal (blogs, web­sites, and port­fo­lios) and non-dig­i­tal lives as well. Each set of images has a dif­fer­ent look-and-feel, allow­ing you to dis­play your con­tent in bold and excit­ing ways.

Image gal­leries are a love­ly way to share your pic­tures with friends, fam­i­ly, and your grow­ing com­mu­ni­ty. An image gallery will dis­play a set of small images attached to a par­tic­u­lar post or page.

Jet­pack is a reli­able and easy-to-use plu­g­in that enables a set of two new gallery styles: Slideshow and Tiled Gal­leries.

By using this plu­g­in you can imme­di­ate­ly give a fresh look to your gal­leries. On top of that, you have the chance to use dif­fer­ent styles for your gal­leries like in the fol­low­ing table:

Option Appear­ance Columns Spac­ing
Thumb­nail Grid Dis­plays the images in a fixed height reg­u­lar grid. Yes Yes
Mason­ry Dis­plays images stacked on each oth­er. Yes Yes
Tiled Dis­plays images in a mosa­ic-style lay­out. No No
Slideshow Dis­play one image at a time and it’s great for show­ing entire images. No No

To insert the gallery on your post or page, just sim­ply fol­low these to-the-point steps:

  1. Click on Add Media but­ton at the top of the page, right under the title bar;
  2. Select Cre­ate Gallery from the left side of the pop­up win­dow;
  3. Choose all the images that you would like to have in your gallery;
  4. Select the type of the gallery that you would like to approach using the Type field on the right side;
  5. Sim­ply click on Insert Gallery.

If you would like to find out extra details about cre­at­ing a gallery, you can check this arti­cle any time you want: Insert an Image Gallery.

It’s good to know that you can take the man­age­ment of  gal­leries to the next lev­el and man­age gallery styles. All these advanced options give you more con­trol over the size of thumb­nails and many oth­er ele­ments.

This article applies to Gema, Hive, Noah, Osteria, Patch, and Silk as they share the same underlying structure.

Updated on May 11, 2017

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