new here, and to WordPress. I am having trouble making galleries. I can get a gallery working if the files are new and uploaded, but if I use the media picker to select an existing gallery image, the gallery vanishes from the post.
1 - Create a new post
2 - Give a name and save it (I set it to be private so that I can see it but it’s not public). From various blogs on the subject, I understand that saving at this juncture is an important step.
3 - Click on the Upload/Insert button (top left of main post editing area)
4 - In the Add Media window that appears, select the Media Library tab.
5 - Click on Show on an image that you want to include, and the click on its Insert into Post button
6 >> The image will appear in the post
7 - Now type [gallery] and click the Update button
8 >> The page will save, and a Gallery area will appear. Great!
9 - Click on the Gallery item and then on the Edit Gallery icon that appears
10 >> The Add Media box appears with three options : From Computer, From URL, Media LIbrary
11 - Click on Media Library, and add another image to the post (Click Media Library tab, click Show on and image and then click Insert into Post)
12 >> The Add Media box vanishes, the selected image appears in the post and the Gallery vanishes.
I’d add here that you can create a gallery by uploading an image to the Add Media box, and you get an extra tab to edit it. However, adding any image from the media library kills it.
So, how do I create a Gallery from existing images, and importantly how do I keep it if I want to add more images to it later? Adding images to it later is important.