How to Create a Gallery
The first part of this process is identifying the page on which you want your new gallery to appear. After you have logged into the system and navigated to the proper page (go to Website > Pages), please follow these steps to create your slideshow:
- In the upper left corner of the page, find the triangle with the Plus in it and hover your mouse over it. In the drop list that appears, click on Add Body Content.
- Scroll down the list of Modules and find the Gallery module. Click the Add button.
- You will see a blank version of the image below. Here is the opening screen of your gallery:
- You have the option of setting the Height to a pixel size that works for you. We recommend you try one, add some images, save the module and see if you like the size. You can always Edit the module to adjust it.
- You can choose to have the image thumbnails display at Low-Resolution or High-Resolution. The lower resolution thumbnails will load slightly more quickly than the higher ones.
- You can load as many images into your Gallery as you like, there is no limit. Images should be PNG or Jpeg, less than 2,000-pixels in the largest dimension, and less than 4mb in file size. You can click to Select from Server or Select from Computer.
- Once you have your Gallery set up the way you want, scroll to the bottom of the screen and click the Save button. If you are uploading several images using the Select from Computer option, it may take a while for the upload to complete, so do not go anywhere else in the system while it is working. Wait for it to finish uploading, and then you will see your slideshow appear on the page.
- Once the module has been saved, you can click the Edit button on the module toolbar and as in the image above, each image will have a field for Image Alternate Text. This is a great thing to do to allow sight-challenged visitors to know what each image is about. It also will allow search engines to index the images by more than just the file name, which is very good for your search engine optimization.