≡≡≡ I originally set up this site to check how newly introduced WordPress.com themes handle both existing images and Gallery display in single Posts, Pages and on archives/categories pages. While one can certainly look at a new theme’s demo site in the WordPress.com Theme Showcase, the demo sites don’t cover all that the Gallery feature has… Continue reading This is a Test Blog
Originally posted on WordPress.com News:
From parents and poets to journalists and politicians, WordPress.com’s publishing tools allow people to make their voices heard. We have heard your excellent feedback on our interim editor and today, we’re excited to introduce our new editor: a faster, cleaner, and more streamlined way to create posts and pages,…
As with the Tiled Mosaic style Gallery, your mileage may vary depending on the number/ratio of portrait to landscape images you include and the theme you are using. Here’s the same Tiled Columns style Gallery as above, but without the landscape image: And with fewer images: Again, like the Tiled Mosaic, you won’t be able to select which… Continue reading Welcome to A New Gallery Style: Tiled Columns!
Every image you upload to your WordPress.com site creates a corresponding Attachment page. You can check this out yourself by uploading an image directly to your Media Library and then clicking on the “View” link for that image in the Media Library. When you upload and insert an image via your Post/Page Editor’s “Add Media” button, that… Continue reading Image Attachment Pages and The Photo Carousel
Creating a WordPress Slideshow was entirely re-imagined in the latest update to the Media Manager in November 2012. Gone are the the cumbersome workarounds needed to display only the photos you wanted in the Slideshow and good riddance! To insert a Slideshow in your post or page, you can now use the Media Manager’s options as… Continue reading Media Update: Slideshows Simplified
This post was updated on 28 December 2013 One of the biggest improvements in the November 2012 update to Media Handling is the ability to easily add multiple Galleries and single images in the same Post or Page without the need to manually modify the Gallery shortcode with “includes” or “excludes” as was previously done. This information, however, does… Continue reading Media Update: Multiple Galleries and Single Images
This post was updated on 3 September 2015 WordPress.com has recently introduced some interesting new ways for its users to display their Galleries. Shapes: In addition to the Gallery’s default Thumbnail Grid, which takes its shape from your uploaded images (i.e. portrait or landscape), you can now display your Gallery thumbnails as Circle, Square Tiles… Continue reading Shapes and Mosaics: New Ways of Displaying Your Gallery Thumbnails
This post was updated on 8 August 2014 Perhaps you’d like to have a single image act as a focal point for your writing but still be able to display more images without having to insert an entire Gallery’s worth of photos in your Post. Even at thumbnail size, having many images can potentially overwhelm your… Continue reading Using A Single Image as a Gallery Portal
This post was updated on 28 February 2014 What follows is a workaround to link Gallery images to Pages and or Posts or external URLs. While this workaround does work, read on to understand its limitations. For about a year and a half there was a very active thread in the WordPress.com Community Ideas Forum… Continue reading Gallery as an Index Page
Today WordPress.com implemented a new Photo Carousel on all posts using the Gallery feature, including existing Galleries. Without a doubt, a “lightbox” style image viewer has been one of the most hotly requested features here on WordPress.com. However, for those of us who have used the Gallery’s image attachment page to give extra information about… Continue reading New lightbox style “Photo Carousel” comes to the Gallery feature
What you are seeing on the front page of this blog is a Custom Excerpt using the Gallery post format crafted using this reference post by Panos on wpbtips.
You will only see this excerpt on the front page if the currently displayed theme supports Excerpts. Not all themes support the Excerpt function nor the Gallery post format.
More information on using Excerpts in general.