Using the WordPress Gallery

Yep, still busy here, but getting through it all slowly. In the mean time any WordPress users out there may be interested in my latest posts for BloggingTips.com. I decided that I wanted to see how the new Gallery feature worked in WordPress, along with displaying the EXIF data of the photo(s) uploaded, in part because it’s useful to know, and also because I’m setting up my own gallery of favourite shots with a bit more info on each. A bit of a photoblog but not just the typical 1 photo a day, more a selection of galleries and posts mainly on photography and various events with good photo opportunities.

Anyway, since version WordPress 2.5 was released, a gallery feature has been available, but the WordPress Codex doesn’t really go into detail about how to use it, so after a fair bit of research and playing, I’ve created my own how to posts on using it. I hope it’s perhaps of use or interest to others too.

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11 Responses

  1. Will says:

    ‘Bout time you set up a photography blog!

    I want to take a visit over to West Kirkby over the next couple of days to get some nice watery sunsets, but I’m not familiar with the area.

    Any suggestions? Perhaps you could blog about it on your new photo blog?

  2. Sarah says:

    Sorry, been a bit busy with work 😉 I had a gallery a couple of years back but never had the time to improve it and Flickr came along (stole my idea, ahem!) and I’ve just used that. Anyway, I’ve still yet to add content, just got back from 5 days away on business, so trying to catch up.

    West Kirby is a great place for sunsets. Head for the centre, then when you reach the railway station there’s a road almost opposite that takes you down to the prom. Down there you can park up for free and you’ve got the entire Marina lake to wander around. Depends on the type of shots you want. I’ve had a couple of good sunsets from the far end of the Marina with silhouettes of people out walking, there’s also a car park at the other end (free) where you can park up and easily set up a tripod, although that goes for most of the road along there. Plus it’s great if anyone’s out on the lake in a boat or windsurfing.

    If you go into my West Kirby sunset shots on Flickr, and look at the map you’ll see where they’ve been taken 🙂

    Look forward to seeing what you get. Also, if you need a restaurant recommendation then Kuki’s is fantastic. Spanish and Italian food, well priced and just one street up from the prom so literally 50m off the front parade.

  3. Will says:

    Thanks a lot for the info. Now, if you can do something about the weather… 🙂

  4. Sarah says:

    Sure, let me wave my magic wand 😛

  5. Will says:

    Thanks for sorting out the weather!

    Now, if you want to have your wand pick out 6 distinct numbers from 1 to 49… 😉

  6. Sarah says:

    Ah you went over there last night? Hope you waved as you passed us! 😉

    Weather was very up and down yesterday, and despite the blue sky currently out, we’re due more rain today 🙁 Still glad to see you got some shots, off to take a look now 🙂

  7. Will says:

    Yep. Were you out too or do you live nearby?

    We nearly got wiped out at the top of Black Horse Hill. That junction could really do with some road markings!

    The weather was pretty good, with some scattered clouds. At least it didn’t rain whilst we were there!

  8. Sarah says:

    Not out last night no. Was working until 8pm!

    I’m in Bidston, so if you took the Wallesey Tunnel I’d have been about 100m to your left on your way to West Kirby. We’re about 15 minutes drive from WK through Greasby (I think, I know the way, just not the names of the places we go through!).

  9. Will says:

    Yeah, we probably went by yours then.

    Takes us about 50-minutes to get there from home.

    Must be great to be able to check what’s going on via webcam and then get there within 20-minutes.

    Those windsurfers on the lake now would make great subjects.

  10. Goran Giertz says:

    I always thought of starting a family blog and have a gallery of my entire family and events that take part, so this info couldn’t have come at any better time. Thanx! 😉

  11. Nice and usefull post, thanks, this is one for my bookmarks!

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