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WordPress 4.0 Site Blueprints - Second Edition by Rachel McCollin

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Chapter 9. Creating a Gallery Site

If you're a keen photographer, you'll want to show your work off online. Whether you're an enthusiastic amateur, a professional needing a portfolio site, or you've been hired by a photographer to build a site for them, WordPress makes it easy to create a gallery site and show your images to the world.

In this chapter, we'll see how to use the most popular free WordPress gallery plugin out there—NextGEN Gallery. Here's what you'll do:

  • Install a theme for your gallery site
  • Install the NextGEN Gallery plugin, which adds more flexibility than what's provided by WordPress' built-in galleries
  • Create some galleries
  • Create some posts to place your galleries in
  • Edit images in your gallery right in WordPress—no image editing ...

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