Many people don’t know that WordPress has a built-in functionality of creating a photo gallery and the best part is that you don’t need to install any plugin for this task. You don’t need to look any further as this feature is already in WordPress. In this article, you’ll learn how to create a Photo/Image gallery in WordPress without plugin.

If you browse the WordPress plugins library, then you can find many such plugins which allow you to create beautiful photo gallery. But why use a plugin for every purpose, when we can use the inbuilt functionality. Also installing more plugins can slow down your website.

How to Create a Photo Gallery Without Any Plugin

  1. You can create a photo gallery in a post or a page. Create a new post or a page by clicking on “Add New”.
  2. Now click on the “Add Media” button to add photos. This is the standard button to add images in your post/page.
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  3. Click on Select Files button to select the image files to upload.
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  4. Select multiple image files. You can press Ctrl + A to select all image files or just use Ctrl + Click to select individual images that you want to use for photo gallery. You can upload images from different locations also. When done, click on “Open” to start uploading all the images.
  5. WordPress will start uploading your images. When the process completes, click on Save all changes button from the same screen.
  6. Now you will be redirected to the Gallery tab automatically. Click on Insert Gallery button.
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  7. This will insert the gallery in your post/page.

Check out the front-end and you’ll see a clean looking image gallery. The styling of this gallery may be different depending on your theme but here’s a preview of how the page will look like.

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You can also configure gallery settings as per your wish. You can change number of gallery columns, thumbnails link to image or attachment page and you can also change the order of the images in which they appear.

Isn’t it a neat functionality in WordPress? Why use a plugin when you can do the task without it also. Try out this method to create a photo gallery in WordPress.

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