Creating Image Galleries in WordPress

There are many different ways to create image galleries in WordPress and display them in a grid, film strip, slideshow, and more! In this workshop, you will learn some quick and easy ways to create image galleries on the fly using the popular NextGEN Gallery plugin. We will also compare the default WordPress gallery, Jetpack Tiled Galleries, and Envira Gallery plugin.

In this workshop, we’ll explore all the NextGen Gallery features in depth, so you can make the most of this plugin as well as other plugins that work with it.

This workshop will cover:

  • Choosing an image gallery plugin – what’s right for you?
  • Sizing images for web
  • Uploading images to NextGEN galleries
  • Using the NextGEN Ajax-based thumbnail generator
  • Enabling Javascript effects, such as Lightbox or Highslide
  • Displaying images on a page or post in thumbnail grid, film strip, or slideshow
  • Modifying the thumbnail image (to avoid bad crops)
  • Bulk editing image sizes

This workshop is appropriate for people who like to blog using a lot of images or simply have a lot of art or photography they want to showcase. Any site that uses photography needs to use a gallery plugin to effectively manage and creatively display images.

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Student Feedback

Great course. Angela is a great instructor. John on 3/4/2015

Angela is very knowledgeable and willing to share all her info.Melissa on 8/27/2013

[The instructor was] very generous with her incredible wealth of knowledge.Nadia Eve on 7/2/2012

This class shows the full capabilities of NextGen and Angela does a great job teaching.Gwendolyn on 4/4/2012

Very well explained for more savvy operators.Ruth Roslyn on 4/4/2012

Excellent overview of plug-ins for images. The instructor was knowledgeable and enthusiastic.Allen on 11/16/2011

Addressed immediate needs in the site I am working on.Edie on 11/16/2011

I had no idea what NextGen could do. Now I see all the possibilities of this plugin.Melody on 2/23/2011

It was great! A lot of material in a short amount of time, but it gave me a lot to play with!Megan on 2/23/2011

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Angela Bowman

Front-end WordPress developer since 2007 building highly custom websites for nonprofits and small businesses. Experienced in nonprofit administration, grant writing, and technical writing. Love high altitude hiking and backyard chickens.

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