[resolved] Media Library and Gallery if uploading from your computer (4 posts)

  1. madivad
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I discovered the other day (by accident) that if you upload several images at once from your computer, you can create a "Gallery". This presents nicely on a page and links back to the original image. Very nice indeed.

    I know there are other image galleries out there, and I have tried a few of them, I do like this simple feature of the basic media library/gallery that (I think) is default.

    What I can't seem to find however, is once I have several images uploaded, is how to create the same simple gallery view that I can if I upload them directly. I'm figuring I'm missing something. I know some menu options are missing from my install - the subject of another thread, but I'm wondering is creating a gallery (like when uploading from the computer) possible by just using the images sotred locally or even from a conglomerate of website URLs?

  2. madivad
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have been working on this and have come up with a partial workaround. If you upload images to the media library, and then later attach them to a page, they become available in a gallery view (by clicking on the media/image icon, top left of the edit box)...

    two problems:

    1) how do you UN-attach an image from a page? I have several images that were once uploaded through a particular page - for that page, but then never used. But now I want to use it for another page, and it is not available to be "attached" to another one. Ideas?

    2) How to REMOVE (not delete) images from the gallery of a page? I don't want some images in there anymore, but I don't want to delete them, similar to above.

  3. Jackson
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Try this plugin


    In both cases I think this will work for you

  4. madivad
    Posted 5 years ago #


    Except it took me a moment to realise I didn't have to activate it - I was looking for the "turn the plugin on" option and it's just there... Great plugin. Thanks for the find

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