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Do you want to add tags to your images in WordPress galleries? With image tagging, you can give your visitors a way to sort through them easily. In this tutorial, we will share how to add gallery tags in WordPress by using Envira Gallery.
By default, you can’t tag images in WordPress. You need a plugin like Envira Gallery that has a Tags addon. It allows you to add media tags in your image gallery.
To add gallery tags in WordPress by using Envira Gallery, you’ll need to follow these 5 steps:
- Step 1. Install and activate Envira Gallery plugin
- Step 2. Install and activate Tags addon from Envira
- Step 3. Create an image gallery on your site
- Step 4. Edit your gallery images to add WordPress media tags
- Step 5. Display your image gallery on page/post in WordPress
By the end of this tutorial, you’ll be able to add gallery tags in WordPress, and your image gallery will look like as shown in this demo below:
Ready to get started? Let’s go!
Step 1: Install and Activate Envira Gallery Plugin
First thing that you need to do is to install and activate Envira Gallery plugin on your site.
You can learn more about installation in this guide on how to install and activate Envira in WordPress.
Step 2: Install and Activate Tags Addon From Envira
Upon activating the plugin, you should go to Envira Gallery » Addons to install and activate the Tags addon.
To access this addon, you must have Envira Silver or higher license. Check out this guide on how to upgrade your license.
Next you should add a new gallery for image tagging.
Step 3: Create an Image Gallery on Your Site
You need to go to Envira Gallery » Add New to create an image gallery in WordPress. Simply add the title and drop your photos in the Native Envira Gallery section.
To learn more about the settings, you should check out this guide on how to create an image gallery with thumbnails in WordPress.
Step 4: Edit Your Gallery Images to Add WordPress Media Tags
After adding photos, you can scroll down to Images tab and click on the edit (pencil icon) option. You’ll see a popup to edit metadata of the photo.
Here you can add your tags list for this image and hit the save button. Repeat the same for all the photos.
Step 5: Display Your Image Gallery on Page/Post in WordPress
Once you are done with adding tags to your images, simply click on the Publish button and copy the shortcode from Envira Gallery Code widget.
Now you should go ahead to Pages/Posts » Add New or edit an existing page/post, and add the shortcode in the visual editor.
Make sure to update the page/post. You can visit your site to see WordPress media tags on your image gallery that’ll look like as shown in this image below:
We hope this tutorial has helped you to learn how to add gallery tags in WordPress by using Envira Gallery. You may also want to check out our guide on how to create an image gallery for categories in WordPress and learn about the best WordPress hosting for your site.