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Have you seen websites that add share buttons on their images? Do you want to add social share icons on your image galleries? In this article, we will show you how to add social share icons to image gallery in WordPress.
Creating an Image Gallery in WordPress
To create an image gallery in WordPress, first thing you need to do is install and activate the Envira Gallery plugin.
After activating the plugin, you need to go to Envira Gallery » Add New to create a new gallery.
Let’s start by giving your gallery a name, and then you can drag and drop your images to this image gallery.
After adding the images, you need to click the Publish button. A dialogue box will appear containing the shortcode and some other information for your image gallery.
You need to copy this shortcode, so you can add it in your blog post or page.
Next, go to Posts » Add New or edit an existing post where you want to add your image gallery.
Now simply paste the shortcode anywhere inside your post and click on the Publish button. Your image gallery is now ready.
Check out this guide to learn more about creating an image gallery with thumbnail in WordPress.
Adding Social Share Icons to Image Gallery
Envira’s Social Sharing Addon helps you to add the social share buttons to your image galleries.
To access this addon, you must have the Envira Gold license.
You can install and activate the Social addon by going to the Addons tab in your Envira Gallery » Settings.
Once you activated the Addon, you need to go to Envira Gallery and edit the image gallery where you want to add the social share icons.
You can easily enable and disable the social share icons from the config settings of every individual image gallery.
Once enabled, you can select the social buttons, positioning, and the orientation of each icon.
If you want to show the social share buttons on a lightbox, then go to the lightbox settings and enable it.
You can display the social share icons inside or outside the image.
Once you are satisfied with all the settings, go ahead and click on the Update button.
Now you can visit your website to see the social icons in action.
We hope this article has helped you to learn how to add social share buttons to your image galleries in WordPress. You may also want to check out our guide on how to add a pinterest button to image galleries in WordPress.