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    I am in the process of creating my first website. It is a genealogy website. What I would like help, suggestions, and guidance in is placing photos on my gallery page of individual ancestors. What I envision is for visitors to be able to open the page and find a list of individual names and they could then click on the name and access a portfolio of photos of that individual. Could ultimately be looking at 50 or more individual links.

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  • What I envision is for visitors to be able to open the page and find a list of individual names and they could then click on the name and access a portfolio of photos of that individual.

    There are many ways to achieve that like using Page/child-page or using Posts with tag (or category).

    If you want to go with Page/child-page, just go ahead and create a main or so called landing page to host all the links to child-pages, the create each page assign as sub-page of the main page. In each of child page, name the title as the individual name and put in text and image in the content area. In the main page, just manually make a clickable link to all those child pages, or use some kind of plugin to automatically list clickable links to its child pages.

    To use Posts with tag (or category), create post with individual name as its title and put in text and image in the content area, and assign a tag (name the tag like “People”), use the tag archive link in the menu, when user click on it will lead to the tag archive page automatically created by WP, which shows links to all the posts within that tag.

    Paul, thank you for your suggestions. I have decided to try the page/child page, but I can’t get it to work. I have created not only the child page but a child page of the child. What I was trying to do was ultimately create 4 child pages and then over time put up to 10 secondary child pages. I was sucessful in creating and publishing the first child and its child page, and in the wordpress dashboard when I look at the list of all my pages, they are included, and when in that list I click on view those pages they show up, but when I go to my site I don’t see them at all. In your original reply to me you wrote, “In the main page, just manually make a clickable link to all those child pages, or use some kind of plugin to automatically list clickable links to its child pages.” I haven’t been able to figure out how to do that; could you help me?

    Use this example in Code Editor mode, not Visual Editor mode.

    
    <ul>
    	<li><a href="http://example/people/johny">Johny</a></li>
    	<li><a href="http://example/people/debbie">Debbie</a></li>
    	<li><a href="http://example/people/henry">Henry</a></li>
    </ul>
    

    So that is it, just replace the link (direct URL to each sub-page) and the page title.

    You mentioned having 2 level depth sub pages, which I personally think making thing unnecessary more complicated, but you might have good reason for it. To do that see example here https://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001703.htm , basically we just need to nest another set of <ul> within it.

    If you like the idea of manually creating the list, don’t be put away by the code, there are only 3 really simple HTML tags here: <ul> , <li> , <a>, you can search for tutorial on how to use them.

    But manually doing this is only good for when we have small limited amount of pages. There are plugin solution that automatically lists subpages (and much more options), it’s good for when we have lot of pages to manage, and it’s less prone to making mistakes. Shown here are just few of them that come up in the search, please look around and don’t be afraid to try them out.

    Page-list
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/page-list/

    Content Views – Post Grid & List for WordPress
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/content-views-query-and-display-post-page/

    Display Posts – Easy lists, grids, navigation, and more
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/display-posts-shortcode/

    Thank you Paul for responding; between your suggestions and viewing the tutorial on plug-ins and links, I think I may have what I need. Thanks again.

    You’re welcome 🙂 I’m happy to help around the community when I can.

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