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So you’ve got fantastic images of your friends, your travels, and your kids and now you’re ready to share them with the world. Aesop Story Engine can help you create beautiful photo galleries that you can insert into your WordPress posts.

The gallery component is just one of several components that come bundled with the Aesop Story Engine plugin. Aesop Galleries extend the already intuitive features of the built in WordPress galleries. You may want to catch up on some WordPress gallery knowledge before you get started. Aesop Galleries allows you to control the width of your gallery, control the width of the images within the gallery, add a caption to the gallery, choose between three light box image transition effects, control the speed of light box image transitions, and show/hide image thumbnails in the light box.

The gallery component comes with four different gallery layouts. Not all gallery layouts will work well with every possible theme so some experimentation may be needed. All of the galleries do look great in Aesop themes.

Getting Started

To get started you will need two things:

  1. A functional self hosted version of WordPress – Download
  2. The Aesop Story Engine plugin – Download

Creating a new gallery

Make sure you’ve installed and activated the Aesop Story Engine plugin from the WordPress admin.

Gallery component filters

If you are familiar with PHP and the functions.php file, you can also adjust some of the gallery styling using filters. The padding of the individual gallery images can be modified using the instructions and code at http://aesopstoryengine.com/tutorials/using-aesop-filters/.

Next Steps

The next step is to insert your gallery into a post or page. Click here to get started!


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