In the third task I have to add a gallery. After quite a while of searching I find out that if you make a post there is an option for making the post a gallery. So the first thing I do is make a new post by click add new when hovering over the post button on the left.
When the page reloads I can see that on the right I have the option to make the post a gallery so obviously I thought i could create a gallery by selecting that option. However, selecting gallery didn’t do anything, not even when saving the post as a draft triggered what I thought was going to happen.
So, I ended up having to ask my dad how to actually create a gallery. Not obvious at all as it turns out. The way to create a gallery is by creating a (new) post and then use the add media button.
It’s very easy to miss but the screen presented when I click the button has an option on the left that says create a gallery.
Next up I select the images I want to have in my gallery and click the create a new gallery button on the bottom right. After that I see the screen below and click the insert gallery button.
And finally I add a title to my gallery post and press publish as shown in the image below.
Bjørn Johansen says
Thanks for writing about your new user experince, Roan. It is quite important for us who have used WordPress for a long time to understand how a person who is new to WordPress experience it, so we can improve it.
Roan de Vries says
Thanks Bjørn. I hereby learned how to reply to a comment too 😉
Nuno Morgadinho says
Good starting point that will surely help others in getting started with WordPress. Keep those blog posts coming 🙂
Drew Jaynes says
Commenting so I can subscribe to new posts by email (lol). Can haz subscribe widget, Remkus? 🙂
Remkus de Vries says
At your service, Drew 🙂
Great point on “I think it’s really important that exercises into New User Experiences need to happen more in the WordPress community to improve the overall user experience”.
Certainly my takeaway from this article.
Keep it up!