NextGen Gallery Management

WordPress for Artists: Everything you need to know to manage your images with NextGen Gallery


Before you start uploading your images to NextGen Gallery there are a few things you need to do first. Firstly; title your images with your name and title of the piece and resizing your images for the web. After that you are set to go with NextGen Gallery Management.

The tutorials for this section are listed below with a link to each.You can access any tutorial, in any section, at any time by expanding the main menu in the sidebar to the left or by using the Sitemap.

  • NextGen Gallery Options: This tutorial covers all the gallery settings under the Options tab. If you are an Artbiz client I have configured these settings for you. Not an Artbiz client; then use this tutorial as a guide to setup NextGen.
  • Resize Images
    Step by step instructions on how to resize images for your website using Photoshop, Photoshop Elements or with a handy online tool.
  • Create and Manage Create a Gallery
    Step by step visual instructions to create a new gallery, uploading images, adding image descriptions, alt titles, tags and sorting.
  • Add Gallery to a page
    Learn how to add NextGen Gallery to a Page or Post and what’s the difference between a gallery and an album.
  • Create Album
    How to create NextGen Gallery Album and add galleries to the album. Did you know that you can add your gallery to more than one album?
  • Add Album to a Page
    How to insert NextGen Gallery Album on a page or post. There are two types of albums; these instructions include both expanded and compact versions.
  • Batch Crop New Thumbnails
    Learn how to batch crop new thumbnails in any
    gallery all at once.
  • Copy or Move Images
    How to copy or move images between galleries when an image needs to be in more than one gallery OR; whoops I uploaded into the wrong gallery
  • Crop a new thumb
    In this tutorial you will learn how to crop a new thumb in NextGen Gallery for any single image.
  • Watermark Images
    How to watermark gallery images, setting a permanent text or image watermark. It can not be reversed but the original can be recovered.
  • Gallery Tags
    How to Create a Tag Gallery. Sort your images with tags and call them up using that tag into a gallery of its own.

8 thoughts on “NextGen Gallery Management”

  1. Hi Kim,

    Another few questions for you.

    First, the thumbnails of my images in the “Dancing Stone Jewelry Earrings” Gallery are cropping unattractively. I’ve tried editing them in Next Gen gallery to no avail. I had the same issue with the necklaces and was able to edit those without a problem. Why is it not working for the earrings?

    Second, remember how I deleted Gallery #3 accidently? I created another gallery and have been able to use it without a problem. My question is why has it not shown up as a thumbnail at the bottom of each page along with Gallery 1 & 2 thumbnails?

    Many thanks again,


    1. There are two types of cropping Janet.
      1. Batch crop all new thumbs
      2. Custom crop thumbs individually (I think this is what you want to do)

      All you need to do is add the new gallery to the “album” and it will show up with the others.

  2. Hi Kim,

    I’m having fun getting started. In the process of loading some images into a gallery I noticed that an image was loaded twice. How do I delete an image? I searched this tutorial with no luck.

    Many thanks,


  3. Hi Kim,

    I notice that some of the images, when clicked to enlarge, have part of the same image tacked onto the bottom. What confuses me is, sometimes it happens and at other times it seems fine.
    Betty K

    1. Hi Betty
      I opened every image on your site and I can’t see the duplicate image. I just updated your gallery plugin maybe that will help.

      If you see it again try and do a screen capture and send it to me.

      Never came across this one before.

      While I have you here, I did notice some really small images. It would be to your advantage to upload larger replacements

      1. Hi Kim and Betty,

        This is happening to one of my images too, but I don’t know how to do a screen capture. (Technoverna rides again, all ye beware, haha.)

        Kim, if you could please explain the screen capture I will show you.


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