Insert Gallery Into Sidebar

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    I cannot find out how to place a gallery into my sidebar. I have watched tutorials on inserting a gallery but I don’t have the same options displayed on videos and cannot determine if I am using the latest form of WordPress.
    I would also like to add a video gallery into my Sidebar.
    I am not tech savvy, so if there is an easier blog site that you would recommed, I’ll be happy to transfer.
    Thank you for your time. I’m sorry I’m so confused.

    The blog I need help with is



    Sidebars are very narrow spaces. An image gallery will display a set of small images attached to a particular post or page. Readers can click on any image to launch a full-size carousel that allows them to scroll through the entire gallery one image at a time.

    If you wish you can create thrumnails and display them in a text widget in your sidebar but there will be no carousel display as there is is galleries embedded into pages and posts.



    To display an image gallery in the sidebar, you create the gallery in a draft post (selecting 1 or 2 columns), then switch the editor to “Text” (=code), copy the gallery shortcode and paste it into a Text widget.


    I love the community assistance I’m receiving! Thank you so much for the help! I will keep working. I do want to add a photo to each of my new blog posts. To display the gallery in the sidebar was so difficult for me that I researched the site and YouTube so I can’t thank you both enough!


    My pics displayed in the sidebar (thank you) but are separate. Is a carousel something that features one picture and when clicked on will show the rest of the pics?
    I’m trying to create links, as well. My Facebook link did not work. It’s configured wrong.
    There are videos on YouTube to tutor me but I have no idea how to find out if I’m using the updated version because the tutorials show a completely different version?
    I’m trying hard to learn so I’m sorry for the follow-up…



    Unless something’s changed, whatever post the Gallery appears in has to be published, not a draft, otherwise the visitor will get a 404 error when clicking on the photo.

    Unless the sidebar is unusually wide, one column, thumbnail size is about as wide as it gets. Alternately, use the tiled mosaics. They resize themselves to the width of the sidebar. And for better or worse, the Slideshow type of Gallery also works in a sidebar.


    I want you to be able to click on a picture and have a slideshow within.
    Each photo now is displayed but not in an album.
    As indicated by another user, I checked the carousel view.
    It is definitely published.
    I’d like to edit it if I need to but can’t find the Text box to see if I need to change it.
    Maybe it has changed or updated but there’s no way for me to tell what version I’m using. It’s about a month old.
    Thanks so much for your time.



    I think we might have a mismatch on terminology.

    cannot determine if I am using the latest form of WordPress


    All sites on are running a highly adapted version of the standalone WordPress software. We don’t have “versions” and what we have is always the most up-to-date and then some. You might want to read this for background

    A Photo Carousel is a full screen layover that displays your Gallery photos. This can be used in conjunction with the tiled mosaic and default thumbnail types of Gallery.

    A Slideshow is embedded in a post or page that also displays your Gallery photos. You can’t use the Photo Carousel in conjunction with the Slideshow.

    If you want to display only a single photo in your sidebar that leads to a specific post with a Gallery or Slideshow, you can use the Image Widget in your sidebar to do so.

    When configuring the widget, for the “Link URL” simply use the URL of the post or page where you want your visitor to be taken.


    I can’t thank you enough for taking this time with me. I’ll indulge myself. Have a great day!

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