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„.
It’s a commonly question we are asked:
[blockquote]What’s the difference between Galleries and Portfolios?[/blockquote]
These are single page collections of images that when clicked will open in lightbox to display the images you’ve chosen to upload / attach to that Page/Post. There is no pagination and you cannot assign links to Gallery images so when clicked opens in a new page. At least not when using one of our 5 customized galleries in KingSize.
*Since the release of WordPress Version 3.5 the method of adding media files has changed a little. Mostly, the user-interface has been modified and causes some confusion. We have created some additional (updated) tutorials that will help.
In our original release of KingSize WordPress, galleries were restricted to pages only and this hampered some of our buyers flexibility – for that we apologize. In our latest release, version 4, we’ve created a new post type custom to the galleries usage called „Gallery“. It’s sole purpose is to house the galleries you wish to create and allows you to then use a „Shortcode“ to call them into various areas of your website (ie., Posts, Pages, Portfolios, etc).