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WordPress NextGEN Gallery Tutorials

written by: Amanda Presley•edited by: Michele McDonough•updated: 7/5/2011
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Are you looking to add a Gallery to your WordPress site? NextGEN is a great plugin to use to create WordPress Galleries. This series will walk you through each step of the NextGEN plugin.

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    This is the introduction article to the WordPress Gallery Tutorial series. In this series, we will be using the NextGEN plugin to create WordPress Galleries. This series will show you how to create galleries, add photos, manage galleries, create slideshows, assign roles to users, and more. Below you will find all the tutorials that will be covered in this series and a brief description of the tutorials.

    Creating and Uploading Photos – This tutorial will show you how to install the plugin, create galleries, and upload the photos to the galleries. This tutorial will take you step by step through this process.

    Managing the Galleries – You can manage your galleries easily by clicking the Manage Galleries tab in WordPress. This tutorial will show you how to edit galleries, delete galleries, add descriptions, and more.

    Creating a Slideshow – This tutorial will show you how to setup your options for slideshows so you can create slideshows. This tutorial will walk you through each step of setting up the options.

    Assigning Roles to Users – You can allow users to have certain permissions when it comes to your galleries. This tutorial will show you how to assign roles to the different users of your WordPress site.

    Creating a Watermark – You can create a watermark to place on your photos, so your photos can’t be taken. You can create a text watermark or you can use an image watermark. This tutorial will show you how to create a watermark and add it to your photos.

    Changing Thumbnail and Images Sizes – You can setup your options for the thumbnail and image sizes. This way, you will not have to resize every image before uploading it. The plugin will do it for you. This tutorial will show you how to change the sizes of your thumbnails and images.

    Adding Galleries and Slideshows to your Site – This tutorial will show you how to add galleries and slideshows to your site using posts and pages.

    Those are the tutorials that you will find in this series. The NextGEN plugin is free to use. You can download it for free from here. Using this plugin makes it easy to create WordPress Galleries and you have complete control over the galleries. You can change the style of the gallery templates. If you are familiar with CSS, you can go in and edit the CSS code for the templates. If you are an advanced CSS user, you can create your own templates for the galleries.

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