Widgets & Sidebars

Widgets »Gallery Widget

The Gallery widget provides you with a simple way to display a photo gallery or slideshow in your blog’s sidebar.

Here’s an example of what it looks like:

Example of a Gallery Widget

Watch the video below for a quick overview of how it works, and read below for more examples and settings.


Once you add the widget to your sidebar from your Customizer → Widgets, you’ll see that the widget settings look like this:


  • Title: The title to be displayed above the gallery in your sidebar.
  • Images: The images to be displayed in the gallery. You can click on Choose Images to select the images for your gallery.
  • Link To:
    • Carousel: A full-size carousel that allows visitors to scroll through the entire gallery one image at a time.
    • Attachment Page: A specialized page in your blog that shows the image in your selected theme.
    • Media File: A direct link to the full-size uploaded image.
    • The “Link to” option does not apply to slideshows.
  • Random Order: You can check this box for your images to be displayed in a random order in the gallery.
  • Style: Select a gallery style here. The options for gallery style are Tiles, Square Tiles, Circles, or Slideshow.

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  1. Click on Choose Images in the widget settings to select the images for your gallery.
  2. To add images from your hard drive, drag and drop your files into the box that appears, or click Select Files to choose a picture from your computer to upload.
    Edit Gallery - Upload Images
  3. To add images that are already in your Media Library, click on Add to Gallery on the left. Select any additional images you’d like to include in your gallery or slideshow by clicking on them. When you are finished, click the Add to Gallery button in the lower right.
    Add Images to the Gallery
  4. When you have uploaded and added all of your images, you can add captions or drag and drop to reorder them. When you are finished, click the Insert Gallery button in the lower right.
    Edit and Insert Gallery
  5. Your gallery is ready! Select the widget settings for your gallery, click Save, and then visit your website to see your new Gallery Widget.

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This is how each type of gallery style looks in the gallery widget:

Gallery Style: Tiles

Gallery with Tiles Style

Gallery Style: Square Tiles

Gallery with Square Tiles

Gallery Style: Circles

Gallery with Circles Style

Gallery Style: Slideshow

Gallery with Slideshow Style

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