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How to Get the URL of Your Images and Galleries in WordPress

Last updated on Apr 6, 2017 by Waseem Abbas

Do you want to find the URL for photos and image galleries in WordPress? Sometimes you may want to share the link to a particular image or gallery. In this article, we will show you how to get the URL of your images and galleries in WordPress.

Any image that you upload to WordPress has it’s own unique URL. You can use this URL to display an image in your posts or pages, or to share it with anyone as a link. And now, with the Envira Gallery plugin, you can also get the unique URL for your image galleries.

To find the URL for WordPress images, you’ll need to follow these 2 steps:

  • Step 1. Go to WordPress Media section from backend
  • Step 2. Edit an image file to see the URL

To get the URL for WordPress image galleries, you’ll need to follow these 3 steps:

  • Step 1. Install and activate Envira Gallery plugin
  • Step 2. Create an image gallery in WordPress with Envira
  • Step 3. Install and activate deeplinking addon

Ready to get started? Let’s go!

Get WordPress Image URL

WordPress images are stored in the Media section of your admin/backend area. Every image has its own unique URL, and you can find the image URL following the steps below…

Step 1: Go to WordPress Media Section from Backend

First thing you need to do is go to Media » Library from your WordPress admin backend.

Media Library

Step 2: Edit an Image File to See the URL

Next, simply click on the image that you want to get the URL for. It will open a dialog box with the attachment details for you.

On the right side of your screen, you can see the URL field.

URL Field

This is the unique URL for this image. You can copy it from here, and use the URL to display your image on your site, or share it anywhere.

Get WordPress Image Gallery URL

By default, WordPress image galleries do not have their own unique URL, so you can’t share them separately. However, you can use a plugin like Envira Gallery to get a unique URL for all your image galleries…

Step 1: Install and Activate Envira Gallery Plugin

First thing you need to do is to install and activate Envira Gallery WordPress plugin.

Envira Gallery

If you need help, check out this guide on how to install Envira.

Step 2: Create an Image Gallery in WordPress with Envira

Upon activating the plugin, you can go to Envira Gallery » Add New from your WordPress admin. Simply add a title and drop your images into the Native Envira Gallery section.

Add Images

After adding your images, click on the Publish button.

To learn more, you should check out our guide on how to create an image gallery with thumbnails in WordPress.

Step 3: Install and Activate Deeplinking Addon

Next, go to Envira Gallery » Addons to install and activate the Deeplinking Addon. This addon will create the unique URLs for your image galleries.

To access this addon, you must have Envira’s Pro or Ultimate license. Check out how to upgrade your Envira license.

Deeplinking Addon

Once the addon is activated, you can edit your image gallery and go to the Config settings to enable deeplinking.

Enable Gallery Deeplinks

For more information on why unique URLs are so important for your image galleries, check out this guide on what are gallery deeplinks and why it’s a must have for every WordPress gallery.

Now you can go to your site and click on any image gallery. The link will change in the browser for every image, and you can share that URL to show a particular image from the gallery as well.

Hash Links

That’s all. We hope this article has helped you to learn how to get the URL of your images and galleries in WordPress. You may also want to check out our guide on how to customize permalinks in WordPress.

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