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How to create a new gallery via FTP

Step 1

In your FTP program, find root folder for your WordPress installation. Look for the “wp-config.php” file and that is your root WordPress folder.

Step 2

Then navigate to “wp-content/uploads/sunshine”

Note: If you have changed your default file upload folder for WordPress (under “Settings > Media > Uploading Files”) navigate to that directory instead.

Step 3

Create a new folder on your server. Name the folder anything you want, but it is recommended to not use any special characters or spaces.

Good examples: “SmithWedding” or “smith-wedding”

Step 4

Upload all the .jpg images to this new folder.

Step 5

Go to your WordPress administration area. Navigate to “Sunshine > Galleries > Add New” and enter the following:

  1. Gallery Title
  2. Description (optional, appears to your client above all the photos)
  3. Select folder of images
  4. Change visibility (if needed, password protected or private)
  5. Select end date (if needed)
  6. Assign page parent (gallery parent) and order number if needed

Step 6

Click the blue “Publish” button. After the gallery information is saved, you will be automatically redirected to the image processor which will dynamically make the various sized images Sunshine needs from your originals. Depending on how large the images are and how many you have, this could take a little while. Once finished, your gallery is all set!

In this screenshots we are using the Mac FTP program called Transmit. If you need a free FTP program, check out FileZilla.