Display images that belong together!
WordPress Gallery Extra enables image tags and categories.
If you wonder what a taxonomy is… It’s the common name of keywords like category or tag. They are used to group similar images. Anything not natively found in WordPress is a custom taxonomy, such as image type, genre or similar that may only exist on your installation. They are a very powerful way to mark photos that belong together.
Selecting a group of images is the easiest and fastest using taxonomies. So, while WordPress presently lacks album-gallery relationships or even hierarchical galleries, this approach comes closest. Think of categories as albums and tags as galleries. You can create galleries on the fly just by typing words into WordPress Gallery Extra. Let’s see how that works.
If you have lots of photos you should tagging or categorizing them. Also it’s wise to keep image tags and image categories separate from the normal post tags and post categories. You can add categories and tags to your attachments with WordPress Gallery Extra. If you are a photographer and use Lightroom, you can utilize the WordPress Gallery Extra to import the keywords and other IPTC metadata into the WordPress Media Library. Neat huh? Then you are only 1 step from creating galleries which is as simple as writing a few words.
Here the “mountain” is the tag and “landscape” is the category. Just by typing these two words into the shortcode we get a nice gallery. There’s no need to select these pictures manually. When you upload more landscapes with mountain, the gallery will grow automatically. Cool!
[gallery tags="mountain" categories="landscape"]
The colors are tags while “flowers” is the category. If you just list a bunch of tags, they will add more pictures to the pool.
[gallery tags="white, yellow" categories="flowers"]