WordPress Tutorial: Simple Image Gallery with Captions

We wanted to get some images into WordPress side by side and with captions, but also in categories on the same page. So WordPress’s new (since 2.5) built-in gallery would have worked just fine if it weren’t for the different galleries on the same page (and maybe that’s possible, but I just don’t know how to do it). So using just the new-ish image browser, I put captions onto images and inserted them side-by-side (align: left) on the page then categorized with just text (heading text with a clear line break to get specific). But inserting images into the posts using the visual viewer was a bit cumbersome, so I flipped back to the HTML viewer to see better where I was inserting the images. NextGen gallery probably would have worked just as well, but I’m always trying to not use plugins if I don’t have to.

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18 Responses to WordPress Tutorial: Simple Image Gallery with Captions

  1. webdesign October 27, 2008 at 11:14 pm #

    Good post

  2. kevinseo October 30, 2008 at 8:24 pm #

    I have a friend who has been playing wordpress for 3 years,May be I can contact him for you..

  3. createmo November 2, 2008 at 12:53 am #

    Thank you for your website :-)
    I made with photoshop backgrounds for myspace and youtube and ect..
    my backgrounds:http://tinyurl.com/5ajonc
    have a good day and thank you again!

  4. Gillian Khoo November 4, 2008 at 2:21 pm #

    LOVED the instructional video and your sense of ease and humor!

  5. Ash November 6, 2008 at 7:19 pm #

    Great video! Excellent shortcut.

  6. tarot readers November 17, 2008 at 3:01 am #

    very nice video,thanks for sharing

  7. SEOdoll November 17, 2008 at 2:36 pm #

    Nice post! You can do almost anything with HTML language in WP. The only plugins you steel need are those to improve SEO performance. Thank you!

  8. erroxteme November 27, 2008 at 3:35 pm #

    I made on photoshop animated myspace pics.
    take a look at them:
    Thank you 4 your website :-) xoxo

  9. Trish Swain August 4, 2009 at 3:13 pm #

    I use WordPress 2.6.2 I just tried to view your tutorial “Simple Image Gallery with Captions” which is exactly what I want to do. But I cannot locate any Gallery tab on WordPress. Also I don’t think I saw your entire tutorial: just a blurb about it.
    Please help me find and use Gallery feature for v. 2.6.2
    Thank you.

  10. fraz November 25, 2009 at 12:56 pm #

    Great video and very easy Thanks Fraz

  11. webguy December 25, 2009 at 10:23 am #

    Great video and informative post.. Thank you so much

  12. newskycars February 23, 2010 at 10:13 am #

    very great post and very useful video



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