How to Create a Photo Album Gallery in WordPress without a plugin
Creating a Photo Gallery in WordPress With No Plugins
WordPress is one of the most popular publishing platforms in the world and users are looking for new features every day. Luckily, the platform allows you to do a lot of things, especially if you know a bit of coding. In this article, we will show you how to create a photo album gallery in WordPress without using a plugin. It is extremely useful for users who want to organize their photos in monthly albums, because it allows them to see all the posts that include photos from that month.
How to Create a Simple Image Gallery Without Thumbnails in WordPress
We hope this tutorial has helped you to learn how to create a simple image gallery without thumbnails in WordPress. You may also want to check out our guide on how to create an image gallery with thumbnails in WordPress. In case your image gallery is loading slow, we recommend you to check this ultimate guide to boost speed and performance.
This would allow each image to be placed appropriately in the grid, and we will get the style how we want it.
Next thing you need to do is create a single-attachment template. This will be the page where the user will be taken to, so they can view each individual image. They will see the image title, photographer’s name and photographers URL here. You can follow our tutorial on How to Create a Custom Single Attachments Template in WordPress.
Feel free to style the single template however you like.
Now the only thing left in the list is to create an individual albums page. Again assuming that your custom post type is called albums, you will need to create a single-albums.php file. Copy all the header, footer, sidebar, or any other design elements that you want.
In the loop element basically do the same thing that we did with the archive-albums template. Before you add the featured image and the attachments grid though, you need to add the album title and description. Which can be done by simply adding the code like this: