Creating WordPress Image Galleries

What You'll Learn

Note - This class is designed for people who manage a self-hosted WordPress website and are familiar with general WordPress concepts, such as posts, pages, categories, and media. If you do not have a WordPress site or are just getting started using WordPress, we recommend you take WordPress for Beginners before this class.

There are many different ways to create image galleries in WordPress and display them in a grid, film strip, slideshow, and more! In this workshop, you will learn some quick and easy ways to create image galleries on the fly using the popular NextGEN Gallery plugin. We will also compare the default WordPress gallery, Jetpack Tiled Galleries, and Envira Gallery plugin.

In this workshop, we'll explore all the NextGen Gallery features in depth, so you can make the most of this plugin as well as other plugins that work with it.

This workshop will cover:

  • Choosing an image gallery plugin - what's right for you?
  • Sizing images for web
  • Uploading images to NextGEN galleries
  • Using the NextGEN Ajax-based thumbnail generator
  • Enabling Javascript effects, such as Lightbox or Highslide
  • Displaying images on a page or post in thumbnail grid, film strip, or slideshow
  • Modifying the thumbnail image (to avoid bad crops)
  • Bulk editing image sizes
This workshop is appropriate for people who like to blog using a lot of images or simply have a lot of art or photography they want to showcase. Any site that uses photography needs to use a gallery plugin to effectively manage and creatively display images.
Example galleries:

Who Should Take This

You should take WordPress for Beginners - How to Run Your Own Site/Blog if you've never worked with WordPress before.

Presented By Angela Bowman

Angela Bowman

Angela Bowman has worked with WordPress since 2007 after learning about it in a class at Boulder Digital Arts. Since then, she has made a career of building custom WordPress websites for nonprofits and local businesses. Her blog has gained an international following for its clear instruction on a variety of WordPress topics. Angela presents at WordCamps and Meetups and co-organizes the Boulder WordPress Builders Meetup. She is passionate about making the learning process engaging and satisfying by including students in discussions and providing easy-to-follow instructions along with thorough class notes.

BDA Members


BDA Members: $69.00

Non-Members: $89.00

Available Dates

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Customer Comments

It was great! A lot of material in a short amount of time, but it gave me a lot to play with!Megan
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Comments For: Creating WordPress Image Galleries

Great course. Angela is a great instructor. John on 3/4/2015
Angela is very knowledgeable and willing to share all her info.Melissa on 8/27/2013
[The instructor was] very generous with her incredible wealth of knowledge.Nadia Eve on 7/2/2012
This class shows the full capabilities of NextGen and Angela does a great job teaching.Gwendolyn on 4/4/2012
Very well explained for more savvy operators.Ruth Roslyn on 4/4/2012
Excellent overview of plug-ins for images. The instructor was knowledgeable and enthusiastic.Allen on 11/16/2011
Addressed immediate needs in the site I am working on.Edie on 11/16/2011
I had no idea what NextGen could do. Now I see all the possibilities of this plugin.Melody on 2/23/2011
It was great! A lot of material in a short amount of time, but it gave me a lot to play with!Megan on 2/23/2011