If you have requested the Meta Slider Gallery to display your work (Gallery Options #3, #4 or #5), we will set-up your galleries for you as part of the design project. However, you may well want to make changes down the track.
This post will guide you in how to edit your Meta Slider Gallery.
Making Changes to Your Meta Slider Gallery
Please follow these steps:
The first thing to know is that your galleries are created and arranged via the excellent Meta Slider plugin. The galleries are then displayed on the relevant pages via shortcodes.
So, logged into your WordPress Dashboard, select Meta Slider in the left-hand sidebar. (Typically, located towards the bottom of your sidebar menu.)
The Meta Slider Dashboard will open like this:
You can either edit the gallery you have in mind by selecting the relevant tab or you can create a new gallery by clicking the plus (+) tab.
If you’re creating a new gallery, click the pencil icon to name your gallery (1). Then click Add Slide to upload your images (2).
The WordPress Media Library will open in a pop-up. You can then upload your images.
Once your images have uploaded (or if you’re editing an existing gallery), you can do the following:
- Complete the Image Title Text and Image Alt Text fields for good SEO.
- Hover over an image to drag and reorder it .. or delete it if required (hovering over an image will reveal the little red trash icon).
- When you’re done, press Save.
If you’re making edits to an existing gallery, you’re done. Easy as. The changes will immediately take affect on any existing page where the shortcode is displayed.
You don’t have to worry about the settings in the right-hand sidebar. We have configured all the settings you need. (By all means, experiment with a few different options on a test gallery page.)
If you’re making a new gallery page (not merely editing an existing one), you’ll need to create a new page after pressing Save (in Step 5).
Why? Because while you’ve created the gallery itself, you still need to insert the shortcode to make the gallery visible on a page on your site.
So, go to Pages → Add New, create a page title and then click Add Slider.
A pop-up will appear, allowing you to select from the galleries created in the Meta Slider dashboard:
The gallery shortcode is automatically inserted into the Visual Editor. All you now need to do now is add any other content you require, and when you’re ready, press Publish.