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Guide to Adding a Gallery Some screens may seem a bit confusing at first. As a matter of fact, some are. But don't let that fool you, the steps you'll be taking to create your gallery aren't that difficult. Try not to get confused by things you don't need anyway. These instructions tell you everything you need to know and attempts to tell you everything you can safely ignore as well. 1. Go to “Gallery”. Note that you will be using the same pages as the ones which are being used to view a gallery. You'll see the list of currently existing galleries. 2. In a green bar, there is a “drop down menu” saying “Album actions”, open that and then choose “Add album” 3. Fill in the fields Name, Title and Description. Feel free to use the Summary field to write a very short tagline to your gallery which will appear on the gallery overview page. If you can't come up with something that makes sense, then don't write anything. After having done so, click the “Create” button 4. Then you come to a screen, where you should ignore most of the options. Note that you can use the “General” tab to change the information you have just entered, and should ignore the others. From here you'll be adding photos to your gallery. To do this, click “Add items”. 5. You will see two sets of fields, so you can add two pictures from here. Browse to pick a picture from your computer (maximum 2mb per picture). To make it easy for yourself, it's best to give the photos you'll be uploading proper names. Enter a short description about the photo in the “Caption” field. If you have filled in all four fields and want to add more photos, you can do so by clicking the “More upload boxes” link. Only upload a maximum of 4 images each time. 6. You can leave all other options on the page as they are. When you become more familiar with the system you can see if changing anything will make things easier for you. But make sure to always leave the checkbox saying “create thumbnails” alone, it should remain checked as it is. 7. Click “Add Items”, and do this only once. Uploading your photos will take some time and in the meantime it might appear as if nothing is going on. 8. The next screen will tell you how many files you have added successfully, or display any errors if something went wrong. You can now click “Add more files” to upload additional photos. 9. If needed, you can use Reorder and/or Rearrange items to put your photos in the right order. 10. When you are done adding and sorting photos, click “Edit captions” to enter proper Titles and Photographer information to your photos. Here you can also review the description you wrote earlier in the Caption field. By default the system will have selected the filename of your image as title. 11. When done updating the Photo information, click “Save and done” 12. If you want to link from an article to a gallery you will have to find out about it's URL. This is not the URL displayed right after you saved your gallery, as this is much longer than needed. Instead 1. Click on “Gallery” somewhere along the top right side of your screen 2. In the screen that follows, click on your created gallery. The URL found in the address bar of your browser is the one you can use in your article.
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