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How to Showcase Your Photography Online with Envira Gallery

by Waseem Abbas on Nov 14, 2016

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Do you want to showcase your photography online? With Envira Gallery, you can add a beautiful photo showcase to your photography site. In this guide, we will share how to showcase your photography online with Envira Gallery.

To showcase your photography online with Envira, you’ll need to follow these 6 steps:

  • Step 0. Create a WordPress Photography Website
  • Step 1. Install and activate Envira Gallery plugin
  • Step 2. Install and activate Envira’s Gallery Themes addon
  • Step 3. Create an image gallery in Envira
  • Step 4. Select the showcase theme from config settings
  • Step 5. Publish your showcase
  • Step 6. Display your showcase on your photography site

By the end of this tutorial, you will have a beautiful showcase on your photography site that looks like this:

Ready to get started? Let’s go!

Step 0: Create a WordPress Photography Site

WordPress.org is the platform we recommend for creating your photography site.

If you don’t already have a photography site, or you aren’t using WordPress, follow this step-by-step guide here to create your WordPress photography site.

Step 1: Install and Activate Envira Gallery Plugin

Now that you have a photography site on WordPress, you’ll need to install and activate Envira Gallery WordPress plugin.

Envira Gallery

If you want to learn more about installing the plugin, then check out this guide on how to install Envira.

Step 2: Install and Activate Envira’s Gallery Themes Addon

Upon activation of the plugin, go to Envira Gallery » Addons from your WordPress backend. Then install and activate the Gallery Themes Addon.

Gallery Themes Addon

(To access this addon, you must have Envira’s Silver or higher license. Learn more about how to upgrade your license here.)

Step 3: Create an Image Gallery in Envira

After activating the addon, simply go to Envira Gallery » Add New and add a title to your new image gallery.

Add New Gallery

Next, drag and drop your photos into the Native Envira Gallery section.

Add Images

For more details on setting up your first Envira gallery, check out our guide on how to create an image gallery with thumbnails in WordPress.

Step 4: Select the Showcase Theme from Config Settings

Once you have added your photos, go to the Config tab. In the Gallery Theme dropdown, you’ll need to select Showcase theme.

Showcase Theme

Step 5: Publish Your Showcase

When you are done choosing the Showcase theme for your WordPress gallery, simply hit the Publish button. You’ll see the shortcode and some other information in the Envira Gallery Code widget.

Copy Shortcode

Simply copy this shortcode (you’ll need it to display your showcase in the next step).

Step 6: Display Your Showcase on Your Photography Site

To display your showcase on your site, you can go to Posts » Add New or edit an existing post.

Paste Shortcode

In the visual editor, simply paste the shortcode that you copied in the previous step. Make sure to update the post to save your changes.

That’s all. Your showcase will now appear on your site.

Showcase Your Photography

We hope this guide has helped you to learn how to showcase your photography online. You may also want to check out 57 best free photography themes for WordPress.

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