Adding images to WordPress posts as a gallery is a great way to display content – the new gallery styles from Jetpack give you even more layout options.
To access these options you will need to activate the Jetpack plugin. Once you’ve activated Jetpack you will need to connect it to a WordPress.com account.
Click “Connect to WordPress.com” – this will take you to a login form for you to enter your WordPress.com account details. If you don’t yet have a WordPress.com account, just click the “Need an account” link next to the username field. (The plugin will guide you through setting an account up but if you have any problems, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Once the plugin is active you just need to activate the ‘Tiled Galleries’ module. Head to your WordPress admin area and go to Jetpack > Settings in your left hand menu and activate the ‘Tiled Galleries’ option.
Creating a gallery
In a post or page you can easily create galleries :
- Click ‘Add Media’ above the text editor
- Click ‘Create Gallery’ from the left menu
- Add/Edit any images you want in your gallery
- Choose ‘Media File’ as the ‘Link to’ value and choose your layout from the ‘Type’ dropdown