This is the third iteration of one of the most popular gallery-style WordPress themes on the planet. Gallery is back with a more beautiful design, clean typography, customizations galore, and the best part? It’s now available on WordPress.com!
Customizable Header and Background Image
Change Gallery to fit your own personal style by setting a custom header image, text color, and background image or color. The possibilities are literally wide open! Better yet, purchase the Custom Colors add-on and open up a whole new world of color schemes and beautiful images to choose from!
Note: The custom header looks best with a decorative background image, not a logo that’s designed to be displayed at a specific size.
Minimal Style, Maximum Flexibility
At first glance, the Gallery theme is very minimal, with a white background and very clean layout, but once you start adding your own flair, Galley takes on your personality and style.
Supports Rdio, Spotify, Soundcloud, Instagram, Youtube, Vimeo and Much More!
Gallery makes it easy to embed media from your favorite websites, all displayed on both single posts and grid layouts. That means users don’t have to click on the title of a post just to watch or hear the things you’ve shared! There is truly no other theme that offers this kind of flexibility in sharing stuff you love.
Hashtag All The Things!
We’ve reinvigorated tagging by making tags look and work like hashtags. That means you can add a variety of hashtags to your posts and create collections of related items.
Publicize Your Social Media Presence
Connect your social media accounts through the Publicize module with Jetpack and you can instantly add your social media accounts as links in the navigation menu!
Keep People’s Attention With Jetpack Infinite Scroll
The beautiful masonry layout looks great when Infinite Scroll is enabled, keeping your audience captivated as they scroll through an endless wall of posts.
The header image dimensions are 1800×400 but can be any size. IMPORTANT NOTE: The image will be stretched to cover the header area at all times. That means a square image will appear cropped for widescreen displays.
How to change the header image:
- Click on the Appearance → Header
- Upload a new image in the Select Image section by clicking ‘Choose File’ then ‘Upload’
Gallery supports custom backgrounds.
To change the background image:
- Navigate to Appearance → Background.
- Select one of the existing images or upload a new one by clicking ‘Choose File’ then ‘Upload’
Adding Social Links to Navigation
To add links to your social networks, follow these instructions:
- First enable Publicize within Jetpack.
- Next, head over to the Theme Customizer by selecting Appearance → Customize.
- Finally, click Connect and select the appropriate social media accounts from the drop-downs to enable social link icons.
- Make sure to publish your changes before leaving the page
Once enabled, icons will appear on your navigation menu.
Adding Content from Third-Party Networks/Sites
Gallery is unique in that it allows you to display embedded media content on your index/archive/search pages, as well as inside your post content.
How It Works
Whenever the Gallery theme finds embedded media from a third-party provider, it will automatically display the first media item on index/archive/search pages. For example, if you placed the following URL in the content of a post, the media from that URL would show up on grid layouts in place of the featured image.
This feature has been tested with some of the major oembed providers, such as Vimeo, YouTube, Rdio, Spotify, and Soundcloud, but may not work for providers with a minimum embed size greater than 300 pixels, due to the size of grid layout items.
Link Post Format
When using the “link” post format, the first link found within the content of the post will replace the primary heading permalink from any archive or listing template. That means visitors will be able to click the title of a “link” post and go directly to the URL you linked.
- The content width is 620px wide.
- Featured images are set to display at 620px wide by unlimited height.