An image gallery is a great of showing off high quality images on your site. You could use it to show your shop products, photographs you've taken, and many other things relevant to your business.
To create an image gallery for your website, please follow the steps below:
1. Log into your Create account
2. Click Content on the top menu
3. Click Edit This Page (the pencil icon) next to the page you would like to edit
4. Click the Add Block button in the bottom left-hand corner
5. Drag and drop the Image Gallery content block onto the desired area on the page.
You’ll notice that before dragging the content block onto the page, you are able to select between a variety of different image sizes by hovering over the block and selecting ‘Show Variants’.
If you hover your mouse over the image and click Image Settings you will be presented with the above box.
To add an image, you can click Select next to Image Selection to either upload an image from your computer or choose from an image you have already uploaded to the Images area of your Create account.
Once you’ve added an image, you can add some text into the Alt Text box to describe the image. Because Google and other search engines can’t see images, they rely on alt text to tell them about image, so make sure you write a short descriptive sentence for each image you upload.
Lastly, the Open in Lightbox setting means that when a user clicks on an image in your gallery, this will expand the image to full-screen. You can choose to have the function turned on and off by toggling the switch.
Note: Please be careful not to make your gallery too wide for the page on which it will be displayed.
Galleries will reflow responsive depending on the template you're using, and the size of screen it is being viewed on. This means you may want to experiment with the look and size of your gallery.
Once you have created the image gallery, a page will load through which you can add images to it. These will need to be images you have previously uploaded to your "Image" area.
For more information on adding and uploading images, please see our guide "How do I insert an image onto one of my pages?"
To add images to your gallery:
Repeat steps 1-3 until you have added all desired images to your gallery.
Once you have finished adding images to your gallery, you will be able to add it to your desired page.
To add your gallery to a page, please follow the steps below:
For more information on creating and using slideshows, please see our guide "How do I create an image slideshow?".