How to create a blog post with an image gallery in WordPress

In this post, I will go over how to create a WordPress blog post and how to create galleries within your post.

Remember: When creating a blog post in WordPress it is important to upload web-sized images.

How to create a blog post

  1. Login to your WordPress admin account by going to “” (you may be redirected to your homepage, if so, just add /wp-admin/ to the end of your domain again and it will take you to the dashboard
    Creating a WordPress post - Login
  2. Once logged in, hover over ‘post’ in the left side navigation and select ‘Add New’.
  3. Add your post title, post content, and your featured image.
  4. After you write your post content, press ‘enter’ (return) on your keyboard to jump down to a new line. This is where you will place your gallery.

How to add an image gallery to your blog post

  1. To create your gallery of images, click the ‘add media’ button above your post content area.
  2. Once the media window opens, click ‘Create Gallery’ on the left-hand side.
  3. Click on ‘Upload Files’, select and upload the optimized images you want to insert into your post.
  4. Once your images are done uploading select the blue ‘Create a new gallery’ button at the bottom.
  5. Rearrange your images by dragging and dropping.
  6. Set your desired gallery settings. My preferred gallery settings are:
    • Link to: None Size:
    • Full Size
    • Columns: 1
    • Random Order: unchecked
  7. Click ‘Insert Gallery’.
  8. Select (or create) the categories and tags you want to apply to the post.
  9. Click ‘Publish’.

Nov 12, 2017

Ryan Moreno

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