Are you a photographer or a travel blogger who would like to share your pictures online? No matter your profession, if you have images you want to share on your website we make that process easy for you. Creating image galleries with BoldGrid’s Image Gallery Plugin for WordPress will show your work in a professional manner without having to become a web designer, too.
The “display” setting choices include: “masonry,” “slider(fade),” “slider(slide),” “slider(slide auto start),” “slider(fade auto start),” and “coverflow.” Masonry creates a grid layout, similar to Pinterest, and demonstrated in the below example. Slider(fade) will show your first image only, with others stacked beneath it in the gallery. It will fade to the next image in the gallery when a user clicks on the arrow. As a result, you should carefully consider the order of your images.Slider(slide) will also display only the first image, but instead of fading to the next picture it will slide to it with a click on the arrows. Slider(slide auto start) and slider(fade auto start) also have similar looks and functions to the above options, but start the slideshow on their own without user interaction.Coverflow will display all the images in a row, slightly over top of one another, in a carousel layout. You simply click on the image instead of an arrow to view. Look below for a visual of this format.Other Image Gallery OptionsThe display you choose will change the other settings options in the gallery editor, but we will note a few. “Captions” on images have five options: “on image hover,” “show below image,” “show on image,” “show on image pop-up,” or “hide” the caption altogether. For SEO purposes, you can choose to style the “caption type” as either a paragraph (“p”) or a header (“h1-h6”). For image captions, we suggest paragraph as the style.If you would like to make this image gallery a “custom link,” just click the white box next to that setting. “Gutter width” defines the space between the images from side to side. “Bottom space” describes where you can increase or decrease the space above or below images. “Hide controls” will remove the arrows on either side of slide displays. “New tab” just opens your image gallery in another web browser tab by clicking the white box.Finally, if you want to help identify the class of this gallery for SEO purposes, we suggest writing it in the box next to “class.” Just type “gallery” (or something similar) to help crawlers identify it.When you are done customizing your gallery settings, click “update gallery” in the bottom right corner.Doing so takes you back to the Page Editor where you simply click the blue “update” button towards the top right. Next, click “preview changes” to see how your new gallery will look on your site. If you have a site or would like to build one to show off your photographic work quickly and easily, then get started creating image galleries with BoldGrid’s Image Gallery Plugin today!