Many of us love visuals. When you land on a website, it’s the visual images that draw our attention first, don’t you agree? They say you have only a few seconds to grab your website visitor’s attention. Yes, a few SECONDS! And if you fail, people leave. No wonder people spend so much effort to make websites visually appealing.
Well today I am going to teach you about WordPress image galleries!
Click Video to learn, and read below…
An image gallery is a group of images, typically shown in a grid view (there are variations). Works really well when you want people to see many small-size images at once instead of one at a time.
Image Gallery is already included as a part of WordPress’ media uploader function, but I find its features pretty limited. My favorite gallery plugins are Foo Gallery and NextGEN Gallery. They both give you many options to arrange your images and add effects so that your images will pop.
Here is an example of the standard Image Gallery that is build into WordPress. You can click on each image to enlarge.
You can also find many other gallery plugins in the WordPress plugin depository.
And Here is a sample image gallery made with FooGallery. You can click on each image to enlarge.
(You can also add a zoom effect with FooGallery Zoom )
Another popular image galleries is the NextGEN Gallery.
Although these three galleries look very similar, I find FooGallery the easier to use on the back end, and gives you the most functionality.
So try out these image galleries, and other gallery plugins in the WordPress plugin depository, and let me know what you think!