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Do you want to create multiple image galleries for your site? Most of the photographers need different galleries to display photos from various clients and events. In this tutorial, we will share how to add multiple galleries in WordPress posts and pages.
By default, you can’t add multiple photo galleries on posts and pages. The features of the WordPress galleries are also limited. It is recommended to use Envira Gallery plugin which is a simple solution for adding multiple galleries in WordPress.
To add multiple galleries in WordPress posts and pages, you’ll need to follow these 4 steps:
- Step 1. Install and activate Envira Gallery plugin
- Step 2. Create new image galleries in WordPress
- Step 3. Add the image galleries in your posts and pages
- Step 4. Add photo galleries in WordPress sidebar
Ready to get started? Let’s go!
Step 1: Install and Activate Envira Gallery Plugin
The first thing you need to do is install and activate Envira Gallery plugin on your WordPress website.
For assistance, you should check out this complete guide on how to install Envira in WordPress.
Step 2: Create New Image Galleries in WordPress
Upon activating the plugin, you need to go to Envira Gallery » Add New from your WordPress admin backend. Start by adding a title and drop your photos in the Native Envira Gallery section.
To learn more, you should check out this guide on how to create an image gallery with thumbnails in WordPress.
Hit the Publish button. Simply copy the shortcode from Envira Code widget.
You’ll need the shortcode later to display your gallery. Repeat this process several times to create multiple image galleries.
Step 3: Add the Image Galleries in Your Posts and Pages
After creating all the image galleries, you can simply go to Posts/Pages » Add New or edit an existing page/post. In the visual editor, simply paste the shortcode.
You can paste shortcodes of all the image galleries here. Go ahead and click on the Publish/Update button in WordPress post/page.
Step 4: Add Photo Galleries in WordPress Sidebar
To add photo galleries in the sidebar, simply go to Appearance » Widgets. You need to drop the Envira Gallery widget in the Sidebar widget area.
Select an image gallery from the dropdown and save it. You can add this widget more than once and select other galleries for each time to add multiple image galleries in the sidebar.
We hope this tutorial has helped you to learn how to add multiple galleries in WordPress posts and pages. You may also want to check out our guide on how to showcase your photo albums in WordPress. In case, your images are not ranking in the search engines, we recommend you to check this guide on how to optimize your WordPress images for SEO.