Today we are going to see the User Post Gallery plugin, with which you will be able to create a web of images and videos and also give the user the option to upload their photos or videos through a form that is built into the plugin.
Use your creativity and you will see how you can take advantage of this fantastic plugin.
CREATE AN IMAGE AND VIDEO REVIEW WEBSITE WITH USER POST GALLERY
Install and activate the plugin.
If you look to the left on your desktop you will see that you have a new tab that incorporates a number of options such as the gallery of all photos and videos, create a new photo or video, settings, the editor of the personal layout, and so on.
The first thing we are going to do is go to the settings tab and configure the plugin according to our needs. When we click on settings we will see that we have four new tabs.
In the first tab gives us the option to choose who is given the photo when a user uploads it in incognito mode, you can create a user called guest for this case. We can also include the images and videos inside an archive page and we will select the pages where all the images and videos will be shown and also the pages of the photo and video upload form.
In addition we can choose that when a user uploads a file, it is published directly or goes to review and we have to accept it from our control panel. It also offers other options such as showing the description field in the form, that the upload of an image is mandatory and activate an editor with which you can write in bold format, italics, change color and so on.
It also gives us the option to display the buttons for uploading photos and videos on the main file page.
SHORTCODES & FIELDS
In the shortcode & fields tab we have the option to activate five custom fields to display additional information in each file. It also gives us some more options for displaying the content, such as the number of files per column and number of files per page and so on.
Below we will see the shortcode that has been created, we can copy and paste it into any page or post of our WordPress. We can create a shortcode that only displays the files of a particular category or tag type.
In Social profile we can simply chain the plugin with Ultimate Member and Buddypress that what it does is to add a new tab on the user’s profile page.
OTHER’S PLUGIN SHORTCODE
Finally we have the tab other’s plugin shortcodes, where we can paste the shortcodes of other plugins, such as a plugin for ratings, social networks, etc. and gives us the option to paste them above the image or just below. Ready and we have everything configured.
FORM FOR UPLOADING IMAGES AND VIDEOS FOR THE USER, USER POST GALLERY
The plugin offers us a form that we can add in our menu, where the user can upload an image, add a title, description, select the category to which the photo belongs and also fill in the custom fields that we have configured before in settings.
Once the user has submitted the image or video, it will go to review or will be published directly on the official page of all images or on the page of that category depending on what you have configured with the shortcodes.
MAIN PAGE OF ALL IMAGES, USER POST GALLERY
As I said before using the creation of categories and tags you can create general pages with all the pictures or individual pages by category, that is, if you have the categories of cars, motorcycles, houses, etc., you can create a page with only pictures of cars, another one with only pictures of houses and another one with only pictures of motorcycles.
If you want to see how the plugin works in a more detailed way here is a video where we configure the plugin, create images from the desktop, upload images from the form and also add extra functionality by using other plugins.
And that’s all, as I always say if you have any questions, suggestions or just want to tell me something you can send me an email through the contact form or leave a comment in this post and I will answer you as soon as possible.