Get Post List With Thumbnails is an excellent little plugin for self-hosted WordPress sites that allows you to display your recent blog posts as a thumbnail grid of images with support for using the Featured Image thumbnails for a nice clean uniform image from each post. Perfect for us artists wanting to use WordPress for an online portfolio.
Custom Post WP Gallery is the portfolio plugin I’ve been wanting for WordPress for a long time. It’s very simple, but does exactly what I wanted: allows you to have a thumbnail image gallery that pulls the images from specific Pages or Custom Post Types, using the Featured Image functionality. The latter is what I really wanted so I could keep the portfolio as a separate unit within the website. While there are tons of thumbnail gallery plugins out there, all seem to have way too many features I’d never use, and are proprietary so if the plugin gets abandoned you’re stuck. By tapping into built-in features of WordPress, at least you are ensured some level of being future-proofed. Continue reading “Custom Post WP Gallery Plugin: Image Galleries From Pages, Posts or Custom Post Types”
Let me start by saying I’m a huge WordPress fan, both of the .com and self-hosted variety. But the photo gallery feature sucks.