Updated on Dec 6, 2022
The NextGEN Gallery plugin is a simple WordPress plugin that will allow you to create a stunning web gallery with just a few clicks. You can use the additional button added to the editor of these components to include the created galleries in pages or posts, and you can also create galleries on the fly without the need for predefined galleries.
This tutorial will teach you how to create your first gallery page as well as how to manage the actual gallery.
First, we will begin with the installation process of the NextGEN Gallery plugin. The process is fairly simple. However, if you are not quite sure how it should be handled, you should check another tutorial from our WordPress series related to the management of your Plugins.
Once you access the plugin installation page, you will need to:
Once you have installed the NextGEN Gallery plugin, you can create your first gallery. To do this, follow these steps:
Adding images to your galleries is easy, as all you need to do is add them using various upload options. You can choose between:
NextGEN Gallery will also create thumbnails for each image according to the settings you have configured in the Gallery Options screen.
After you have installed the NextGEN Gallery plugin, you’ll find a small icon when you click on the + in your Block Editor:
Click on the icon to add a NextGEN Gallery block to your posts/pages. Simple as that!
Congratulations! Now you know how to install, activate, and use the NextGEN Gallery plugin on your WordPress website. Take advantage of all the options it provides for you.