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:
OPTION 1: NEW GUTENBERG EDITOR
Follow the steps below to access our Add Gallery Window. Or if you prefer to continue using the Classic Editor, follow the instructions below the video below:
The [Gutenberg editor] Add Gallery Window is accessed by hovering over the (+) symbol and select the NextGEN Gallery 'Add Gallery' icon to the right as shown in this screenshot below.
Or click on the (+) symbol and select the NextGEN Gallery block under 'Common Blocks' as shown in this screenshot below (or searching for 'NextGEN Gallery' above the list):
OPTION 2: ADD GALLERY USING THE CLASSIC EDITOR
As of WordPress v5.0 you will need to install the Classic Editor plugin if you would rather continue editing your posts and pages the way you have been used to, following the instructions below.
The [classic editor] Add Gallery Window is accessed by clicking on the NextGEN Gallery 'Add Gallery' button (next to 'Add Media'), above the text edit toolbar on your page or post:
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.
GUTENBERG EDITOR - Insert Gallery and Copy Shortcode
After you select to insert your gallery you'll see the gallery placeholder. Over in the top-right corner of the text edit area, next to the 'Publish' (or 'Update') button will be 3 dot menu dropdown. In that dropdown menu will be two editor options: 'Visual' and another labeled 'Code'. Click on 'Code Editor'. This is where you can copy the shortcode you created and paste that shortcode in another location to display your gallery 🙂
CLASSIC EDITOR - 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, post or a page.