Can't get the Gallery to work

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  • #17171

    tlreesphotography
    Member
    Original poster

    Hi,

    I’ve purchased the Photography theme and as far as I can see I am following the insructions on how to set up a gallery. But for some reason it’s not working and I’m getting this message on the page “You have no galleries set up – please create at least one post with the “gallery” format and set a featured image for that post to enable the gallery display.”

    Any help would be greatly appreciated because my brain is starting to hurt!

    Tracey

    The blog I need help with is: tlreesphotography.wordpress.com

    #17291

    peklo3012
    Member

    GHi there i got the same issue, could it ibe possible to send us a step by step tutorial for it. I took already a look in to the developer tutorial, but i do not have at my dashboard the section gallery, like they do in the video? Please help:)!

    Many thanks in advance & Kind Regards

    Peter

    #17295

    peklo3012
    Member
    #17368

    scottrrollo
    Theme Author

    Hi Tracey, and Peter,

    Before you can create an individual gallery (Gallery post), you’ll need to set up a gallery page. To do so, be sure to read about creating a gallery page and creating an individual gallery.

    I hope this helps point you in the right direction. If you hit any issues, feel free to let us know :)

    #17376

    tlreesphotography
    Member
    Original poster

    Hi,

    As far as I can see this is what I’ve been doing. I’ve followed the instructions but it still doesn’t work. Could you provide an idiots guide on how to do this. Could you also provide a step-by-step guide on how to select the photos correctly for the gallery. It isnt that intuitive and maybe this is where it’s going wrong for me.

    Regards,

    Tracey

    #17392

    scottrrollo
    Theme Author

    Hi again, Tracey,

    To clarify, you are looking for step-by-step instructions for adding images to an individual gallery, is this right?

    I know this can be tricky at first, but once I understand where you’re having trouble, I’d be happy to help. Thanks for your patience!

    #17400

    tlreesphotography
    Member
    Original poster

    Hi,

    I think it’s the adding images to a gallery part that’s causing the problem, so I guess if I could have a more indepth guide on how this should be done from my image library that would be great. I’ve created pages in the way you describe and I’ve given it the Gallery template. That part is straight forward unless I’ve gone wrong somewhere there too! Do I need to create a new Post to make the new image gallery?

    My workflow so far has been to create a new page and give it the gallery template, and parent it under my Gallery page which has the default template. I then click on the add media button, click on the media Library tab and click the Show button for an image I want in the gallery. I then click the Insert into Post button and move onto the next picture and do the same, I also select one image to be used as the featured image . I then publish the page and check it and always get the following message “You have no galleries set up – please create at least one post with the “gallery” format and set a featured image for that post to enable the gallery display.”

    Hope this helps,

    Tracey

    #17431

    scottrrollo
    Theme Author

    Hi again, Tracey,

    Thanks for the detailed description. From the process you outlined, it doesn’t sound like you’re creating a Gallery post. To do so, please follow these steps:

    1. Navigate to Posts → Add New;
    2. Under Format, select Gallery;
    3. Upload and insert your images into this post;
    4. Click Publish.

    Essentially, we’re creating Gallery posts (individual galleries) to add to the Gallery page.

    I hope this helps :)

    #17475

    tlreesphotography
    Member
    Original poster

    Hi,

    Well I definately made progress but it still doesnt work properly. I managed to get a featured image to show on the page but when I click on it its telling me that there are no images in the gallery when there are. I quickly uploaded 4 images and they are definately in the post but they aren’t getting recognised. Any ideas?

    Tracey.

    #17495

    scottrrollo
    Theme Author

    Hi again, Tracey,

    I’m glad to hear you’re making progress!

    When you upload your images to your Gallery post, are you uploading each image from your computer? If no, please note:

    Images must be uploaded “from your computer”, and not from a URL or your Media Library. If you want an image to belong to multiple galleries, you’ll need to upload it to each individually.

    Thanks!

    #17506

    tlreesphotography
    Member
    Original poster

    Hi,

    That works! I didn’t realize you couldn’t upload from the media library after uploading the images from my computer.

    Thanks!

    Tracey

    #17513

    scottrrollo
    Theme Author

    No problem, Tracey! I’m glad to hear we could point you in the right direction.

    If you have any more questions, feel free to open a new topic.

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