If you are looking to add a gallery to your WordPress site, check out the NextGEN plugin. NextGEN will allow you to create photo galleries with the photos that you upload to your WordPress site. This tutorial will show you how to create a gallery and upload photos to it.
Go ahead and activate your plugin if you haven’t already. If you do not know how to activate your plugin, follow these instructions. Click the Plugins tab at the top of your window. Locate the NextGEN plugin and tick the box next to it. Then click the Activate button. That will activate your NextGEN plugin.
Now you should have a new tab in your admin panel. The new tab will be the Gallery tab. Click the Gallery tab to get started. In the gallery section of WordPress, you will see the Upload Pictures button, click that button. On the next page, you will need to enter a name for your gallery in the text field. Then click the Add Gallery button. The next page will tell you that the gallery was created successfully. If you do not get that message, check the name of your gallery. There are only certain characters allowed. You will see the characters allowed below the text field where you created the name of your gallery.
Now you are ready to start uploading your photos to the new gallery that you created. You have three different options for uploading your photos; you can upload a zip file of photos, upload a folder of photos, or upload the photos one by one. Which ever way you want to upload them, click that option in the window that you are in. I will walk you through each option to show you how to do it.
Upload a Zip File
To use this option, click the Upload a Zip File link. The window will expand and you will see your options. Click the Browse button and locate the zip file. Drop the next box down and select the gallery that you want to add the photos too. Then click the Start Upload button. This process may take a few minutes, depending on how large the file is.
Import Image Folder
To use this option, click the Import Image Folder link. In this field, you will need to enter the server path of the image folder that you want to import. Then click the Import Folder button.
To use this option, click the Upload Images link. Uploading the images is done the same way as uploading a zip file. You will need to click the Browse button and locate the photo that you want to upload. Open it and then repeat the process to open the other photos. Then select the gallery that you want to upload it too. Click the Upload Images button when you are ready to upload them.
Continue to part two of this tutorial, to learn how to manage your NextGEN WordPress Gallery.