WordPress Image Galleries are built into the WordPress core and, as such, provide a very useful, entertaining and colorful enhancement to your content – and your content marketing.
As our clients and anyone who deals with us at Relevanza know, we are (like millions around the world) big believers and users of the WordPress platform as a content management system. It’s simplicity to use, even for beginners, its elegance and its open-source environment make it the go-to platform today for any level of content publisher.
Nearly 75 million others around the world agree with us (rather, we agree with them!) Because that’s how many individuals, companies and organizations – small to huge – operate their online presences using WordPress.
And, by the way, WordPress updated last week to its Version 4.2, named Powell after jazz pianist Bud Powell, (and later a security update, 4.2.1). If your site didn’t automatically update, you will want to manually install those updates. And, yes, all WordPress versions are named for jazz musicians.
But enough of an unpaid endorsement of WordPress, let’s get on with the business at hand, the WordPress Image Galleries. If you interested, we have another version of this post at WordPress Meetup Southwest Florida, which sponsor and operate as a free resource.
How to use the WordPress Image Gallery
Here is a video tour which walks you through the task to created an image gallery to be displayed in a post or a page and how to change some of the display options for Thumbnail Grid and Slideshow built into WordPress Core. You don’t need to install any plugins to make this basic functionality work beautifully on your site.
How Jetpack Modules improve WordPress Gallery
Once familiar with the WordPress Image Gallery built into WordPress Core, Jetpack gives you additional options and and features to augment the look of your gallery or to display various galleries in the side bar widgets.