Yes, this is true. You can create a Photo Gallery in WordPress without the help of any plugin. This is a inbuilt functionality and you don’t even need to use any plugin like NextGen for this task. This would be very useful for those, who don’t want to use plugins for each and every task.
To create a Photo Gallery in WordPress, just follow these simple steps:
- First, you will need to decide whether you want to create a Gallery in a Post or a Page. You can do this at both places.
- Enter all the required information like Title, description and select the category. Now its time to select the Photos. Just click on that “Add an Image” button, which is the default button in WordPress to add images to post/pages.
- Upload all the images, as per your wish. Just select all the image files and upload it. Finally after uploading, click on Save All Changes.
- Now click on Gallery and then you will be able to see all the images. Scroll down and you will see Gallery settings. Configure the options as per your need and then click on Insert Gallery. Choose Gallery Columns, to either 3 or 4, so that it looks good. Below we have created a preview of the image gallery.
So this is how easily you can create image gallery in WordPress. We can call this a very useful feature and it can come really handy at some times. Below is an example of how this image gallery will look like.
You can also give lightbox effect, by installing lightbox plugin. So that when ever one will click on this image, they will be presented with a beautiful popup and image enlarges.
That’s it. Go ahead and create your own Gallery, on post or on pages.