Photo Gallery with Ease

Written by    April 15, 2010 7:42 am

Browse Our Sample Galleries

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All you need to make a WordPress website with Galleries of images for your Photo (or other) Portfolio is Hot Photo Portfolio theme. Period. If you install it using HotStart method, our Photo Gallery plugin ($15 value) will be installed as well.

  1. Upload images for Gallery in a folder on your server (using WordPress Media Manager or FTP). Make sure the folder is writable.
  2. Make an article page in WordPress (like this one) with or without text and type:
    {*photogallery}wp-content/uploads/animals{/photogallery*}

    wherever you want on that page (you would remove the *’s in practice. They are included to actually prevent the plugin from working in this place).

Our plugin will do the rest for you. What it does?

  1. Automatically makes thumbnail images and save them in /thumbs subfolder of your folder with images. You select thumbnail image width in the plugin properties, default is 200 (Settings > Hot Photo Gallery Settings).
  2. Replaces your snippet with a series of thumbnail images. You select how many images per row in the plugin properties, default is 3.
  3. Create Lightbox slide show. Click on any thumbnail will open larger image in Lightbox pop-up. User can browse images (prev/next) in the pop-up.