My First WordPress Theme: Gallery

On February 13, 2008, in Stuff, by Josh Hallett

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Sample Gallery: Photos by Josh Hallett

While this blog runs on MovableType, I’ve had a few people ask if my Photography section was a blog and if the theme was available.

The photography section is run with MovableType, and the template is not that easy to export. With that I created a simple WordPress theme based upon it. It’s a unique horizontal scrolling blog used to feature photos. In my case I have a Flickr account, but I wanted to draw attention to just a few of my photos, hence the sub-blog.

The theme is very basic, it doesn’t offer comments or many other blog functions…it’s mostly meant to use WordPress as a simple CMS to manage the display of some photos.

The easiest thing I’ve found to do is copy/paste the Flickr embed code for the image in the body of the post. The width of each picture element is designed for the medium size photo (usually 500 pixels wide).

Since you can’t run multiple blogs off a single WordPress install you’ll need to create a separate directory/install for a photo gallery. Of course you’re free to hack around with this, edit the styles, etc. Enjoy!


3 Responses to My First WordPress Theme: Gallery

  1. omer rosen says:

    Hi Josh
    Can I try to translate this theme into Hebrew?

  2. omer rosen says:

    And just another little question. Where do I find my Flickr embed code?

  3. Josh Hallett says:

    When you click in ‘All Sizes’ for your images it will give you the code to cut/paste into an web page/blog post.
    As for converting to Hebrew, that’s fine.

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