In last week’s Tasty Tuesday’s post, I shared how I was switching my recipe landing pages to using the FooGallery Plugin.
I finished the recipe landing page this week. You can see how it looks HERE. It was really easy to use.
Here are the settings I used:
- After you activate the FooGallery Plugin, click on “FooGallery” in the WordPress Toolbar.
- At the top of the screen, click on “Add Gallery.”
- Title your gallery so that you know what group of pictures that gallery will represent.
- Go to the bottom and set all your gallery settings. You will change these to reflect your preferences. Here is what I changed from their default settings:
- Under General Settings:
- I changed the thumbnail size to 200 instead of 150 as I wanted the pictures to be bigger, but for three pictures to still fit in a row.
- I put it to link to a custom URL as later I put in the URL for each recipe so that people can click on the picture to go to the recipe.
- I put for the alignment to be left instead of center.
- Under Hover Effects, I clicked “Always Visible” for Caption Visibility.
- Under Captions:
- I set Title for “Attachment Description”.
- I set Description for “None”.
- On the right hand side, I set Gallery Sorting for “Title – alphabetically.”
- Under General Settings:
- After I had the settings, the way I wanted, I went back up to the top and clicked “Add Media.”
- It takes you to all your media, and I searched for the picture I wanted. I have my pictures titled by recipe titles, so it was relatively easy to find the right picture.
- Once I clicked on a picture, then I added the recipe title to the Description area. I had never used this area before, so it can now display my recipe title in this plugin the way I want it. If you had titled your recipes in the past the right title, you could have used that for captions instead of description. I added the URL to the custom URL spot. I also changed the crop position if I did not want it to crop the picture in the middle. Sometimes, the picture of the food was on the bottom part of the picture as I had a text overlay in the top part of the picture.
- When all the pictures are added to the gallery, the gallery can be published. The shortcode can be then copied and pasted into any page or post you want that gallery to appear.
The best thing about this plugin is that I can now easily update my recipe landing pages. Every time I add a new recipe, I can go edit the appropriate gallery, update the gallery, and then the recipe will show up on the landing page. Easy-peasy!
Of course, this could be used for other uses besides recipe landing pages. How do you make your recipe landing pages?
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