I've been misguided by your system into buying a .com which was supposed to have custom theme and all,
but only to find later that i was limited to the theme only available on wordpress.com and it would have been a better choice to go on wordpress.org
That said, I find the media gallery a bit obsolete, and however tedious and disappointing.
So I have a suggestion,
what if Gallery could be generated by tag sorting.
I have a portfolio page, which in turn is linked to 4 other pages.
For every image that I upload, i can set a tag,
when a tag match a corresponding page, it's automatically added to that gallery.
So i dont need to go through laborious gallery editing.
Any chance to see this? :)
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