The Gallery Block in WordPress 5.6 makes is super easy and FAST to build an image gallery. The time consuming parts are steps 1-3 listed below. Once you get beyond that, you won’t believe how quickly you can put together a beautiful gallery of images!
- Resize all your images to 1500 px wide. Height does not matter.
- Upload them to your WordPress Media Library
- Add Alt Tags (a.k.a. Alt Text) to your images
- Add a Gallery Block to a Post or Page
- Add images to Gallery Block
- Insert Gallery into Post or Page
- Choose number of image rows and columns
- Choose Gallery alignment: Left, Center, Right, Wide Width, or Full Width
See how to easily add and rearrange the images in your gallery to you get the look you want on any post or page using the free Gutenberg Gallery Block in WordPress 5.6.
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Why Use An Image Gallery?
If you are an artist people want to see your work! Painters, ceramists, photographers, sculptors. Upload your work to your WordPress website and create a gallery in a few minutes.
Are you an author? Upload your book covers and add a link to buy.
If you write a travel blog, or any blog post where you want to show a collection of photos, a gallery is a great way for your visitors to experience your photos in a neat and tidy grid layout.
The WordPress Gallery Block makes it easy to change the order of your images, and add or delete photos, too.
Want to Sell Your Images?
If you want to sell images, purchase a WordPress plugin, like EnviraGallery, that lets you accept payments right from your website.
The pro version of EnviraGallery creates a gallery plus integrates with WooCommerce.
I have used the EnviraGallery and it creates a beautiful gallery quickly and easily. I have not used the pro version to sell photos or artwork.
I have also worked with WooCommerce and have integrated PayPal and other payment processors to sell items through a website. The learning curve with WooCommerce can be steep. There are many steps to selling items from your website and adding payment and shipping options.
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