How to Create a Photo Gallery with Albums in WordPress

In today’s article, 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 article and found it helpful.


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