NextGEN Gallery now provides an easy way to build shortcodes. You can apply these shortcodes to widgets, posts, and pages. No more piecing together the shortcode by hand! Follow the simple steps below to get exactly the type of display you'd like using our shortcode generator from our Add Gallery window:
Open a Page or Post to Edit
Click on 'Add Gallery' button above the text edit area.
Build Your Gallery Display
Follow the steps in each of these tabs to select a gallery display type, select which of your galleries to display, and either use the default style settings or customize your own.
Insert Gallery and Copy Shortcode
After you select to insert your gallery you'll see the gallery placeholder. Over in the right corner of the text edit area will be a tab labeled 'Visual' and another labeled 'Text'. Click on 'Text'. This is where you can copy the shortcode you created and paste that shortcode in another location to display your gallery 🙂
You're done! 🙂 You may now paste that shortcode to any widget area (we suggest installing Shortcode Widgets plugin first), post or a page.