Looking to jazz up your WordPress site with photos? Want some fancy animated content?
One of our all-time favourite plugins is NextGen Gallery, which we’ve featured in a previous post. The plug-in is working it’s way through some growing pains as it transitions, but remains one of the best, most flexible and popular plugins for managing photos, galleries and albums.
Adding NextGEN Player Template will take your slideshows to the next level. Instead of linking visitors to another page to see the thumbnails, they’ll appear right below the slideshow, making it easy for your visitors to check out the photos they want to see.
Once you’ve installed and activated the plug-in, you simply need to add a shortcode like this: [nggallery id=3 template=”player”], where ‘3’ corresponds to the Gallery ID in NextGen. You can find this by going to ‘WordPress Dashboard’ > ‘Gallery’ > ‘Manage Galleries’, and the ID is in the first column on the left.
Once you’ve added the shortcode, you’re all done! Any new photos you add to that album will automatically be added to your slideshow.
Need some help implementing a gallery, portfolio, or other image solution into your site? AWEBthatWORKS has the expertise to get everything set-up for you, and you can simply sit back and enjoy the beautiful results. Call for a complimentary consultation to find out what solution will work best for your unique project.