We’re often asked, „What is the difference between a ‚Page Template‘ and a ‚Shortcode‘ Gallery?“ and we’ll explain.
Creating a Gallery via „Page Templates“ is how our template originally handled Galleries but later in the release of version 4.0+ we introduced the new post-type called „Galleries“ where you can now create Galleries and use a shortcode to call them. The method of using a shortcode is a bit more versatile than using a page template, but both are available for your use.
Let’s review how you’d create a gallery using the Gallery Shortcode.
In earlier versions (and the current documentation for version 4.0.3) it’s a little different than it is now for WordPress 3.5. The user-interface has changed a little as noted in our previous post, „WordPress 3.5 – How it affects KingSize WP„. So let’s get started.
On December 11th, 2012, WordPress released Version 3.5 named for the jazz drummer „Elvin Jones“.
With the release of this new version, there have been some changes to the „User Interface“ which many of us were not overly thrilled about as we were accustomed to the old ways. Yet with improvements, always must come change. So there are some updates we’d like to take a few minutes of your time and explain a little about as they do affect our current version of KingSize WordPress v4+.
First and foremost, our template is fully compatible with the latest version of WordPress and if you’re interested in seeing what changes came out with the release of WordPress Version 3.5, we encourage you to checkout the „WordPress 3.5 Codex/Change Log„.
Updates can be as easy or hard as you want to make it. We say that because there are a variety of ways a person can update the version of there template and if you follow these instructions, we’ll try and make it as painless and as successful as possible.
There are quite a few shortcodes available in KingSize WordPress.
Most of which can be seen on this demo „Shortcodes“ page.
Shortcodes are designed to make adding certain options and features a little less difficult and time consuming sifting through code.
Using Sliders can now be used on all and any pages/posts. In previous versions of KingSize WordPress, this was restricted to only the homepage – hooray for updates!
To learn more about Homepage Background usage, checkout our Tutorial on „Background Sliders and Background Videos“ for the purpose of homepage usage. In this tutorial though, we will be specifically discussing how you create the Slider Items and how they can be used throughout the website.