How to Create a Photo Gallery with Albums in WordPress
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How to Create a Photo Gallery with Albums in WordPress

August 23, 2019


Welcome to WPBeginner and thank you for watching.
In today’s video, I’ll show you how to create a photo gallery with albums in WordPress While galleries allow you to show multiple
photos on a single page, albums will allow you to display multiple galleries and this
help you organize your pictures better. To show you how this works, I’m going to create
three galleries. Each gallery has all the pictures of three different trips. Then I’ll add all my galleries to a new album
called vacations. To get started, first install and activate
the Envira Gallery plugin. Then make sure you add your license key and verify. Once activated, go to the addons tab to install
and activate the standalone addon and the albums addon. Before creating an album, you’ll need to have
an image gallery first. I’ve already setup my galleries so I’ll go to albums and click
add new. I’ll name it vacations. And I want to drag and
drop the galleries that I want to be included in this album. I can rearrange them by draggin
them around like this. I can click on the i here to add a title and
alt text, I can choose which picture I want to be the gallery’s cover image. Now we’ll save the metadata and I want to do
that for all my galleries. On the config tab we can choose different
items for the album like the number of columns. I’ll see what three looks like. I also want to display gallery titles and
the image count. I want to enable the lightbox. This will
show each gallery in a lightbox while staying on the album page. There are other tabs that you can customize even
further, and you’ll want to spend some time tweaking this to your taste, but I’m happy
with the changes I’ve made here so I’ll click publish. Now to show the album, I need to go and create a new post. I’ll name it vacations and then click on the add album button and I’ll pick my new album that
I just created and I’ll click publish. Now let’s look and see what it looks like on my site. Here is the vacations post and here is the album with 3 galleries on them. I see the tile of them here as well as the
number of photos and when I click on one, it opens in a lightbox for me to look through.
Again these are all based on the settings that I’ve picked. You can customize just about
every aspect of the albums, galleries and photos with Envira gallery. I hope you liked this video and found it helpful. If you did, click on the like button below and leave us a comment. And if you want to receive more helpful videos don’t forget to subscribe to our channel and check out WPBeginner.com for more useful information on WordPress.

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  1. Thank you @WPBeginner РWordPress Tutorials for this helpful video. Will the plug in also provide the option for full screen size photograph viewing rather than the small lightbox viewing? Thank you. 

  2. Hi there, this is a great video and easy to follow. Thank you! In order for me to add the stand alone albums add on, it is saying I have to pay to upgrade to use this function. Is there a free way to display our photos as albums on wordpress? We are travellers on a tight budget! Many thanks!

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