Insert Album on a Page or Post

Gallery Management: How to insert NextGen Gallery Album on a Page or Post in WordPress.

There are two types of albums included in these instructions; the expanded and compact versions

First Open the page or post the you want to add the NextGen Album to.



Click on the “Add NextGen Gallery” icon in the editor menu.
It is the last icon on the top row.

When the popup shows,
select the Album tab.

From the drop down menu,
choose the album from the list of album names.

Pick the radio button next to the version,
compact or extended (see samples of both below).

Click insert and make sure you Update your page/post

The album short code on the page looks like:
This is the extended version: [ album id=10 template=extend ]
This is the compact version: [ album id=10 template=compact ]

Every album has a number, in this case 10. Yours may be different.

Visual example of a compact and extend albums

The top horizontal images are the compact version, while those below, are the extended version.

Click image to enlarge

Using the Text Widget to add an album to a widget area.

This is so simple that it defies explanation, but if you don’t know that you can do it then it obviously needs some explaining.

Navigate to Appearance>Widgets

add album to the text widget
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Drag the text widget over to one of the widget areas. You can see an example of this on my fine art site.

It is personal preference if you want to provide a title.
If so fill it in here.

Copy the album short code and paste it in the text widget. Remember to include the opening and closing brackets. And be mindful of the album ID number.

Save. Your album will now appear on every page or post depending on which widget area you place the text widget.

Note: this works well for the compact version of the album. Using the extend version may yield unexpected results.

Congratulations you now have your images online for the world to see and appreciate!

This ends NextCell Gallery basic management but there are more tutorials for NextCell Gallery and image management. Pick where you would like to go next from the main side bar menu or this section’s main page.

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