Creating a gallery from images in library

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  • #1042539

    kittaroos
    Member

    I know how to create a gallery by uploading images from my computer – but how do I do that using images in the website’s library, particularly if they are already attached to an existing page?

    The blog I need help with is kittaroos.wordpress.com.

    #1042618

    fokkomuller
    Member

    Same question for me.
    I use the premium Avid theme with the “gallery” format they have.
    I tend to post photos separately in a post first. After a while I create a post to show the pictures in a gallery format. As it appears now, I have to upload them again.

    Thanks,
    Fokko

    fokkomuller.nl

    #1042681

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    @kittaroos you will need to modify the Gallery shortcode in the Post or Page Text editor to use “includes” with the attachment ID number of the image you want to display. See here http://en.support.wordpress.com/images/gallery/#gallery-shortcode and here for a demo http://agallerydemo.wordpress.com/2011/03/15/include-from-media-library-gallery/

    @fokkomuller you don’t have to upload the photos again if you’ve already posted them in a Post. Just use the Post ID number. See my reply here: https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/how-do-i-create-a-gallery-with-all-image-files-in-my-library-on-a-new-page

    #1042687

    fokkomuller
    Member

    @justjennifer

    I am not using the normal wordpress gallery option. In the Avid theme you have the possibility to upload your photos. They appear in the “Gallery”. The special Avid format “Gallery” shows your photo’s in gallery format. There is nothing in the normal WordPress panel when you use the standard “Gallery option”. I choose the Avid theme just because of the better gallery view.

    You can the result here: http://fokkomuller.wordpress.com/2012/09/12/top25/

    Thanks,
    Fokko

    #1042689

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Then the best place to ask your question is in the special Premium Theme Support forum for your theme. http://premium-themes.forums.wordpress.com/forum/avid and also review the information on Avid in the Theme Showcase. http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/avid/

    #1042691

    fokkomuller
    Member

    Ok, I will do that. Thanks for your time.

    #1042797

    kittaroos
    Member

    Justjennifer, thanks for your help – but I’m still struggling …

    I copied the example from your blog, replacing the IDs – but when I previewed the page, all it showed was the code. I’m clearly still doing something wrong.

    The page to which the drawings are attached will not be used and do not form part of the menu. The website is shared by several people, and I did not upload the images, so they’re not on my computer. Is it possible for me to detach the images from that redundant page and use them on the new page as a gallery?

    #1042798

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    On my Demo Site, I have extra spaces in my gallery shortcode in front of and after the brackets so that I don’t unintentionally display a Gallery in the middle of the post. :)

    You’d need to delete the spaces so that the code looks like
    [gallery include="XXX,xxx,XxXx"]

    #1042799

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    There are changes coming to the way media is handled which hopefully will overcome the present limitation. For right now, you can’t detach images, but you still can use “includes” to make the images appear elsewhere.

    If the page is truly redundant, you could delete it. That would unattach the image files. Then you can attach the image files to the post following these instructions http://en.support.wordpress.com/media/unattached-files/

    #1042800

    kittaroos
    Member

    Done! Thank you very much, Justjennifer.

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