Adding a Photo Gallery to Your WordPress Website

Adding a photo gallery to a WordPress websiteIn this edition of Tech Corner, I’ll show you how to install and set up a popular add-on for WordPress websites: a photo gallery.

Although you probably won’t be adding personal snapshots to your freelance website, a gallery can be used in cases where you have a visual portfolio, such as for graphic designers, or for another example, direct-mail postcards.

Though there are many options for photo gallery plugins, we’ll look at one of the more popular choices: NextGEN Gallery.

Like many of the photo galleries, and like many other plugins available for WordPress, NextGEN Gallery is available as a free plugin, and also has a premium version that includes additional features and options.

Let’s get started by installing NextGEN Gallery.

We’ll begin by making our way to the Plugins page within the WordPress Dashboard …

001 plugin screen

Once at the Plugins page, click “Add New.”

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Jim Wright

Jim is a writer, teacher, consultant, and an advocate for clarity in communication. He helps clients make sense of their online presence, and translates tech-speak into plain English.

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