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Do you need to upload your photos from Lightroom to WordPress? Integrating Adobe Lightroom with WordPress can really streamline your workflow. In this article, we will share how to upload photos directly from Lightroom to your WordPress image galleries.
By default, Adobe Lightroom and WordPress don’t have the features to integrate with each other. Since many of you requested it, we added the Lightroom Addon to Envira Gallery.
Now, you can easily sync your images from Lightroom to WordPress.
Setting Up Lightroom to WordPress Integration
First thing you need to do is install and activate the Envira Gallery plugin.
You’ll also need Envira’s Lightroom Addon to upload your images directly from Lightroom.
To access this addon, you must have Envira Gold or higher license.
You can go ahead to Addons tab from Envira Gallery » Settings to install and activate Lightroom Addon.
Upon activating the addon, go to the Lightroom tab from Envira Gallery » Settings. Click on the Generate New Access Token button.
Make sure to hit the Save button. You’ll need this Access Token in the next steps.
Now you are ready to integrate Lightroom with WordPress…
Sync Lightroom with WordPress
To sync Lightroom with WordPress, you need to download the Adobe Lightroom WordPress plugin from Envira Gallery.
Simply go to your Envira account, and click on the Downloads link.
In the Downloads section, you’ll need to find and download Lightroom Addon (Adobe).
After downloading Lightroom Addon (Adobe), unzip the file (double click on it) and copy the envira.lrplugin folder (right-click and select “Copy”).
Now go ahead and browse to the destination where you installed Adobe Lightroom on your computer and paste the envira.lrplugin folder (Ctrl + V).
Once you’ve pasted the folder, simply go to Adobe Lightroom and open File » Plug-in Manager…
In the Lightroom Plug-in Manager dialog box, click on the Add button to integrate Envira’s Adobe Lightroom Addon.
Select the envira.lrplugin folder, and hit the Done button.
You will now see Envira Gallery in the Published Services section on the left-hand side of the Lightroom screen. Go ahead and click on Set Up….
Now you need to add your WordPress URL. You’ll also need to go back to your WordPress admin to copy the Access Token you created earlier, and paste it into the Lightroom Publishing Manager. Then, check mark Use WP Rest API v2 to sync Lightroom with WordPress.
Hit the Authenticate button and a popup will appear with a successful authentication message. Make sure to click on the Save button.
Now, right-click on Envira Gallery under Published Services, and select Create Published Collection.
Add a name to your new Published Collection (we named ours Nature and Sky) and hit the Create button.
Now you can simply drag and drop photos into the Nature and Sky collection.
Once the photos are added, you will see a Publish button in the bottom of the left-hand side panel in Lightroom. You need to click on this Publish button.
Now go back to your WordPress admin and click on Envira Gallery. You will now see a new image gallery called Nature and Sky in your collection of photos from Lightroom.
The gallery is stored as draft. You will need to edit this image gallery and hit the Publish button to display your photos in your posts or pages. (Check out how to add your image gallery in pages or posts.)
Congratulations, you have synced Lightroom with WordPress! Now you can easily upload photos to your WordPress image galleries directly from Adobe Lightroom.
We hope this article has helped you to learn how to upload photos directly from Lightroom to WordPress. You may also want to check out our guide on how to upload images from zip files in WordPress.