insert gallery in post
I uploaded 10 pictures I want to insert in my post as a gallery but I have no gallery tab. I followed the tutorial – am I missing something somewhere?
The blog I need help with is tigerworldnews.wordpress.com.
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click on Add Image, upload all photos and close the upload window afterwards. Within the body of your posting, enter the gallery shortcode and you are done.
If the Gallery tab didn’t appear in the Image Uploader after uploading the photos, try switching to the Media Library tab first. Sometimes that makes the Gallery tab appear. (It seems to be a bit funky lately.)
If it still doesn’t appear, drop Support a note directly because the forum volunteers don’t have access to the backend workings of blogs. http://support.wordpress.com/contact/
thanks for all of your replies. the gallery tab never appeared and i don’t know how to use the gallery short code.
I have summarized all required steps in this little tutorial including screenshots: http://weblog.thomasrstegelmann.com/2009/06/27/using-the-gallery-shortcode-on-wordpress/
@tigress62: You write this in the html post or page editor:
This will give you the default setting (three columns of thumbnails). You can change the number of columns and/or the size by writing e.g.:
[gallery columns="2" size="medium"]
Just tried a test Post, and after uploading all images using the “Add Image” button in the Post Write Editor, the Gallery tab failed to appear until after I clicked in the Image Uploader on the Media Library tab.
Screenshot1-After Uploading no Gallery tab appears
Screenshot2-Gallery tab appears after clicking on Media Library tab
Again, it seems to be a new-ish bug that the Gallery tab is no longer appearing on its own and you have to do something, like clicking on the Media Library tab, to get that screen to refresh itself so the Gallery tab appears.
In the latest version of the Image Uploader/Gallery tab, you choose your settings directly in the Gallery tab before inserting the Gallery in your Post or Page. Screenshot3-Adjusting Settings for the Gallery
After choosing your settings, once you click on that “Insert Gallery” button, the Image Uploader closes and you have a brief shortcode in your Post or Page. Screenshot4-Shortcode in Post
Hope that helps. And now to go update that Gallery FAQ! LOL
@ronsrealm, have a look at that third screenshot I posted in my reply just above yours. You don’t have to manually insert the number of columns any more, just adjust the size of the thumbnail in the HTML Editor, which is shown in the 4th screenshot. (In the Visual Editor, you get a pretty picture representing the Gallery, but to which you can’t make any thumbnail size adjustments.)
@pan-working on it, but they sure don’t make it easy. My old work-flow allowed me to go from the Upload Image tab to the Gallery tab even before I saved anything. Now it seems you have to do something to get that window to refresh itself so the Gallery tab shows up, whether changing tabs or saving something.
Even after a year, the Gallery is still a work-in-progress.
And after less than a day, it’s changed again…
@1tess-I blinked! What changed?
The Gallery tab is still not working properly. It seems to work differently on different browsers.
Opera 9.64: It appears after after uploading and ‘saving all changes’. Fine.
Chrome 18.104.22.168: ‘save all changes’ after uploading just gives me a blank frame where the gallery is supposed to be and no tab. It only appears after I have inserted at least one image into the post, which sort of beats the purpose of making a gallery in the first place: insert pics, then add gallery, then delete the pics you inserted in the first place.
Safari 3.2.3: ditto.
IE 7/8: ditto
FF 3.0.11: ditto
It could be down to some Flash settings on my comp, but I wouldn’t know where to start.
Duh…seems to be working fine now :-) And I didn’t even to dance with cookies or flush my cache :-)
Well, never mind because it’s back to the way you described. I even remarked to my husband that the gallery tab was back.
(sigh) must be the weekend. ;-)
I uploaded 10 pictures I want to insert in my post as a gallery but I have no gallery tab. I followed the tutorial – am I missing something somewhere? the above help doesnt help my http://psg1959.wordpress.com
The images have to be uploaded from within the post editor with the post that you want to insert them into open. Did you do that?
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