How To Create A Flexible WordPress Video Gallery With Posts Table Pro

example of a wordpress video gallery

Need to create a WordPress video gallery on your site? WordPress gives you a built-in tool to display image galleries, but WordPress isn’t quite as generous when it comes to creating video galleries.

In this post, I’ll share some real use cases for these types of video galleries. Then, I’ll give you a quick tutorial on how you can actually get up and running with your own flexible WordPress video gallery using the Posts Table Pro plugin from Barn2 Media.

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Display Instagram Stories on Your WordPress Website

Instagram story WordPress plugin

EmbedStories is the first WordPress plugin for Instagram stories. It can generate your stories and display them on any website in a gallery or a lightbox layout. Download the free plugin and try it now.

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Conceptual Ideas on How the Customizer Could Integrate With Gutenberg

Conceptual Ideas on How the Customizer Could Integrate With Gutenberg

While the initial focus of Gutenberg is the editor, the second focus is the Customization experience in WordPress. Mel Choyce, Product Designer at Automattic, recently spoke at LoopConf, on the past, present, and future of the customizer.

Choyce begins the presentation by describing when and how the customizer was added to WordPress. Fun fact, the customizer or what was known as the Theme Customizer at the time, was added to WordPress 3.4 “Green” in June 2012.

The session continues with Choyce showcasing new features and enhancements that have been made to the customizer since 2012. Near the 23 minute mark, Choyce shows conceptual images of what the customization experience could be like when implemented with Gutenberg.

In the experimental images, you can see options to choose page templates or layouts, live previewing changes to blocks, global site styles, and a standard set of user interface patterns. The ideas presented are concepts and likely to change.

Because the session was recorded with a picture-in-picture, I’m not able to provide high quality screen captures of the conceptual images. To see those items in detail, I recommend viewing the video in full-screen 1080p. You can full all of the LoopConf sessions for free via their YouTube channel.

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Matt Cromwell Hosts Matt Mullenweg in Q&A Gutenberg Interview

Matt Cromwell Hosts Matt Mullenweg in Q&A Gutenberg Interview

Matt Cromwell, Head of Support and Community Outreach for GiveWP and an administrator for the Advanced WordPress Facebook group, hosted a question and answer session about Gutenberg with Matt Mullenweg earlier today. The interview concludes the Advanced WordPress Gutenberg interview series that includes, Joost de Valk, Ahmad Awais, and Tammie Lister.

Mullenweg began the session by explaining why there is a concerted effort to improve the editor. “It’s really almost any user test that you watch,” he said. “Both watching people brand new to WordPress and those with years of experience on how they used the editor. It became obvious that we could make something more accessible to new users, but also, a lot more powerful for developers.”

With regards to a release date, Mullenweg confirmed that Gutenberg will ship when it’s ready. Later in the interview, Mullenweg was asked if he could provide a more concrete answer.

“For those who want a concrete date, we will have one or two orders of magnitude more users of Gutenberg in April,” he responded. “That doesn’t mean necessarily a 5.0 release, but it does mean that if you’re planning on aiming for something where a lot of users will be interacting with Gutenberg, aim for April.”

While the project’s name is Gutenberg, some developers have expressed concerns on how the name will be deprecated if at all once it’s merged into core. There are a number of educational resources, products, and tool kits referencing Gutenberg that could be a source of confusion once it’s merged into core and referred to as the editor.

Mullenweg was asked if the Gutenberg name will be deprecated. “We’ll see,” he replied. “I don’t think it’s the most important thing to figure out right now. We’re tackling some much bigger issues. If the plugin is useful, we’ll keep it around for beta testing, if not, we’ll have it turn itself off.”

Mullenweg concluded the interview thanking the Advanced WordPress Facebook group for the passion and discussions shared by members. The group has more than 30K members, is free to join, well maintained, and often filled with interesting topics. You can watch the interview in its entirety below.

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How to Do Video SEO for Your WordPress Site

How to Do Video SEO for Your WordPress Site

As consumer demand for video content grows, the WordPress sites you build will have to accommodate for that demand. This means creating high-quality video content, ensuring that you have enough bandwidth for it to play without issue, and placing it within prime real estate where it’s bound to get noticed on the website. There’s also […]

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Gutenberg and the WordPress of Tomorrow by Morten Rand-Hendriksen

Gutenberg and the WordPress of Tomorrow by Morten Rand-Hendriksen

While attending WordCamp US 2017, there were a number of sessions that stood out to me. Gutenberg and the WordPress of Tomorrow by Morten Rand-Hendriksen was one of them.

Hendriksen explains the state of WYSIWYG in WordPress and how it doesn't really exist but Gutenberg provides opportunities to change that. He explores developing sites without being confined to a small view port. He also performs a live demo of Gutenberg showing off its capabilities.

An interesting outcome from his presentation is the amount of optimism and excitement it generated from the audience. During the question and answer session, a member of the audience commented on how far Gutenberg has advanced in the last three months and that it looks cool to use now.

To gain insight into how Gutenberg can moonshot WordPress over its competition, watch Hendriksen's presentation.

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