How do I post a gallery of images from MEDIA LIBRARY?

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    Here is what I would like to do.
    After I add a post, I want to go back a day later and add a gallery of images I have watermarked
    and uploaded to media library. Is there an easy way to click on the images in media library to
    add to gallery post?
    Thanks in Advance~



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    That is, if you want to know about posting images with the gallery feature.


    @psbfoto: Easiest/fastest way depends on many factors. Do you mean the special feature that WP calls gallery (links above) or gallery in the general sense? Thumbnails or full originals in the post? Thumbnails clickable to the full-size original or not?

    If you want a WP “gallery”, the fastest way is as shown in the screencast, NOT from images already uploaded in your blog’s Media Library. If you want independent images, the fastest way is drag-and-drop from Media Library (click Edit or View for thumbnails or originals, respectively) to the Visual post editor.



    I uploaded the photos yesterday but needed to move on to another subject. I am back today and photos that were in the “gallery” are no longer listed as gallery. So it looks like the “easiest” way for me to accomplish this is to delete from Media Library and reload them from computer?? Then I have to re-enter all Caption data, etc. Just thought I would be able to click once they are in media library to “ADD TO GALLERY” for that particular post.


    Photos “attach” to the post that was active when they were uploaded. There is no way that I know of to move photos from the media library to a “gallery” for a post or page.



    Thanks! That’s a shame…maybe they could figure out a way to do this in the future??


    Yes, it is a shame. I too would like the ability to assign photos I’ve already uploaded to a new gallery on a post. I’m hoping they will give us that ability. Perhaps send the request directly into support so that they make sure and get it on the list of requested features if they haven’t already.


    @thesacredpath: If the images you want are all attached to the same post, you get the post ID number and write this in the html post editor:

    [gallery id="POST_ID_HERE"]


    @panaghiotisadam: I’ve searched the forums and support but I can’t figure out how to tell the “post ID number” – can you help? Thanks!


    When you open the post editor, it shows as a number at the end of the URL displayed in the address bar of your browser.


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    @panaghiotisadam: Thanks for the response. I found that my post ID is 119 and inserted the code you provided into the HTML editor with the correct post number but the gallery still didn’t show. I am attempting to do a gallery of Word documents so could this be the problem? The test posting I am working with is as follows:

    There are 2 Word documents in the gallery for this post and they are linked to attachment pages.

    I can attach individual Word documents one at a time, but thought it would be handy to be able to do this as a gallery. Perhaps galleries are only good for images? Thanks again for your help!


    – The ID trick is for re-using images already uploaded in a PREVIOUS post; you don’t use the ID of the post in which you want the gallery.

    – Yes, a gallery is for images. If you upload Word documents, you just get a LINK to them.

    – If what you want is a post with images linking to your uploaded Word docs, you must create, upload and insert a suitable dummy image and make it link to the URL of the docs.


    Fair enough – thanks for your help!


    The code for a linking image is this:
    <a href="URL_OF_DOC_HERE" target="_blank"><img src="URL_OF_IMAGE_HERE"></a>

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