If you don’t want to use wordpress’ default image gallery (and I’m assuming…if you’ve spent any time at all with it that you don’t), I would recommend using the NextGen Library plugin.
Here’s how to install and get up and running:
Step 1: Download the NextGen Library
Click here to download the plugin from wordpress. Put in “/wp-content/plugins”. Activate the plugin in the plugins section.
Step 2: Create a new gallery
At the bottom of your left sidebar in the dashboard you’ll see a “Gallery” tab. Click that to add a new gallery. From here you can upload single or multiple pictures.
Step 3: Insert into blog post
By default, many blog posts won’t show the images on the home page, because your blogs are only showing the excerpt. So either remain happy with that and find another way to let people know there are images in your blog, or change the code so the front page shows the full body text of your blogs.
Here are three of many options when it comes to putting a gallery in your blog post. You’ll see a new icon on the far right. That’s how you insert an image gallery into the blog post. But here’s the basic code:
slideshow: [slideshow id=1]
image browser: [imagebrowser id=1]
image list: [nggallery id=1]
That’s it! Pretty straightforward. As usual, let me know if you have problems.