Using the GalleryStarta plugin takes only two very simple steps.
- Batch upload all the images you would like to appear in your gallery through the Upload/Insert Add Media tool in your post editor
- Insert the shortcode
[startagallery]wherever you would like your gallery to appear.
[startagallery]shortcode also allows you to set width, height, arrows, buttons, transition type, interior spacing, background color and border.
The full list of settings that can be used are:
- width=”500″ (set as any pixel value)
- transition=”fade″ (set as fade, hslide or vslide)
- insidespacing=”10″ (set as any pixel value)
- background=”ffffff” (set as color hexcode)
- borderwidth=”1″ (set as any pixel value)
- bordercolor=”cccccc” (set as color hexcode)
- imgcount=”50″ (set to the max number of images you want in your gallery)
[startagallery width="500" transition="fade″ insidespacing="10" background="ffffff" borderwidth="1" bordercolor="cccccc" imgcount="50"]
Adjusting main image size
The gallery image sizes are taken from whatever you have your “medium” image size set to in WordPress.
You can go to Settings > Media and set that medium size to anything you would like.
Note that if you change this setting after you’ve uploaded your gallery images you’ll need to regenerate the thumbnails so they’re at the new size.
This can be done either by deleting and re-uploading the images, or by using a thumbnail regeneration plugin such as: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ajax-thumbnail-rebuild/
Adding extra images later
When you are editing a post and you upload an image it becomes an “attachment” to that post.
GalleryStarta creates a gallery out of all the images “attached” to a particular post.
So to add to the gallery just upload another image while editing the same post, and it will be added to the gallery.