How to Create an Image Gallery in WordPress

///How to Create an Image Gallery in WordPress

How to Create an Image Gallery in WordPress

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So you have bought a shiny new digital camera and want to share your pictures from last vacation on your WordPress blog? Great idea, but how do you add your images in a professional looking grid-like gallery view? Watch this video and find out how to create an image gallery in WordPress.

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Summary of this Tutorial

You don’t need a plugin to create an Image Gallery in WordPress

Use this step by step guide tutorial on how to create an image gallery in WordPress using the built-in Gallery feature.

Learn how to create an immersive full-screen viewing experieince for your users by using a carousel.

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By |2017-05-06T19:46:19+00:00May 6th, 2017|Wordpress Video Tutorials|39 Comments


  1. The UKAsian May 6, 2017 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    U r a star!!!

  2. donald pump May 6, 2017 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    Hello, can you advise me some gallery with Instagram pics? I am thinking of buying (a very powerful gallery according to the reviews), but maybe you’ll advise something else?

  3. Johnny j May 6, 2017 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much Greate tutorial ,THANK THANKS THANKS

  4. JXGaming May 6, 2017 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    what if.. and this is gonna sound crazy but.. what if I want to have more than one album ?

  5. Abdul Baseer May 6, 2017 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    very nice help me alot

  6. Viththiyakaran Nadarajah May 6, 2017 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    Thank you…. my problem is solved thank you again

  7. Judith Wright Sentz May 6, 2017 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    This was easy to set up. Thanks. Installed the Carousel without JetPack. Also easy. But once in the carousel I can go back and forward but cannot return to the blog page. How does one exit the gallery?

  8. Victoria Best Kiev Guide May 6, 2017 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for this helpful tutorial!

  9. May 6, 2017 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    Didn’t see any way to save the gallery. Does this mean you have to recreate rather than search & insert into multiple posts as wanted?

  10. helios May 6, 2017 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    i for one have done my head in looking for a gallery plugin to show my visual art at a small scale, like a catalogue. I already have fullscreen galleria plugin which is great and i use that for photos of exhibition openings. so, i decided to test this carousal plugin, activated it and it overrided my fullscreen galleria plugin. so it is no use to me. i deleted the carousal plugin.

  11. Anna Prushinski May 6, 2017 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much! This was incredibly helpful. I’m going to check out your other WP tutorials.

  12. Chris Scott May 6, 2017 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    Great video! Super easy to follow and helpful

  13. erikrichison May 6, 2017 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    This was extremely helpful! I tried installing a few plug-ins to make a gallery, but then I found this video. Thank you!

  14. Tubby Hunters May 6, 2017 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    Hi, The thumbnails are very pixelated when visiting the home page. what setting do i use to have better clear thumbnails?

  15. carrolcoulter May 6, 2017 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    thank you very much!!!

  16. Jeanne Wagner May 6, 2017 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    I would like to have a gallery of galleries… like folders of pictures within a gallery… I need to have them all in one place, and separated by event. Can this do that?

  17. Gigamlat May 6, 2017 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    Hi, the carosuel isn’t working for me :S Is it cause the page is on localhost? I did everything the instructions said by the book…

  18. Deb Sutton May 6, 2017 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    great tutorial and your speaking voice is lovely

  19. Jake May 6, 2017 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    It doesn’t let me add a gallery

  20. MeTubeTiTube May 6, 2017 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    ty so much

  21. Patricia Solis - Makeup Artist May 6, 2017 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    Great video, do you have a tutorial on how to create a portfolio and have multiple galleries under it?

  22. cebritt May 6, 2017 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much! I remember scratching my head last year about Galleries and your video makes it a breeze. One question, do you know a simple way to adjust the border around the gallery photos on the page/post? I’m using four across and the borders overlap.

  23. Frode J May 6, 2017 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    Hi. Im using WordPress 4.7.1 with theme Twenty Seventeen. The Carousel worked for 1h and then it just stopped. I notised that it is not "testet with my version".

    Does it not support 4.7.1?

  24. Favored Mom May 6, 2017 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    Hello~ I installed the recommended Gallery Carousel Plugin a few months ago and it was working fine.  However, the carousel function now no longer works.  Do you know how this can be corrected? Thanks!

  25. Patricia Solis - Makeup Artist May 6, 2017 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    I tried the gallery carousel without jetpack, I like it but for some reason its showing the type of camera and settings on the picture in the bottom, do you know how to get rid of that

  26. Rob Kamstra May 6, 2017 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    That was awesome Thank you

  27. Ellya Brill May 6, 2017 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    Thank you. I am a word press beginner. This is very helpful!

  28. Matt Smith May 6, 2017 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    Really useful way of of building up content on either a post or page…👍

  29. Daniel Marin May 6, 2017 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    hey, what resolution and what ”weight” (kb or mb) do you reccomend to use for galleries, i want my website to be smooth.

  30. David Anthony Batten May 6, 2017 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    Do you think you will make your self popular with visitors by putting loud blasting music as soon as your video start. = NO.

  31. Data FireflySolutions May 6, 2017 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    tx this is usefull….

  32. Jill Denovan Blog May 6, 2017 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    This was a great tutorial … thank you!

  33. Syed Balkhi May 6, 2017 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    If your pictures are pixelated, then you need to regenerate image sizes. Use the plugin called Regnerate Thumbnails. 

  34. Bolesław Denk May 6, 2017 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    Thank You soo much!

  35. Sheila Koala May 6, 2017 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    Gawd … the American accent is so hard on my ears. Could you pronounce your ‘r’ a but harder? So grating.

  36. Alan Shaw May 6, 2017 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    You don’t make any mention of whether the media should be sized first before upload. Please can you advise

  37. Fluffy Daysleeper May 6, 2017 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    Hi there, i tried looking for the Gallery Carousel Without Jetpack plugin, but it seems to be gone, is there another plugin you would recommend? Many Thanks, and nice video, keep them coming. 😀

  38. dani pitter May 6, 2017 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    Great video! What if you aren’t the creator of the blog and just write for it, and don’t have the Add Media button? The site I work for only has me Submit for Review, Preview, and Save. What should I do then?

  39. Technofare May 6, 2017 at 8:46 pm - Reply


    i have 2 queries with regard to this video…

    can i use jetpack to do what you did without jetpack.. if yes then how?

    2nd query is -please look at this post – how can i make a box like this with images of blue yeti… can i use the method explained in this video…

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