Plugins

These are the Plugins I have used in my Gallery. I experimented with multiple different plugins, not all of them working out.

For instance, the ‘Video Embed and Thumbnail Generator’ was actually of no use to me because I just linked to the Youtube upload of my video and WordPress embeds the video in to the post for you anyway.
‘Akismet’ is fantastic for keeping out junkmail, and ‘Link Manager’ allows me to connect my website to my Research Groups respective websites.
‘Gif Animation Preview’ was a must for me as one of my photo-sets is 10 separate gifs. The download means the gifs don’t have to be opened on a separate page to be used. You just click on the thumbnail and they pop up like a normal photo and you can flick through them normally.
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‘NextGEN Gallery’ allows you to create galleries on your blog.
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You can manage the galleries easily, making changes and uploading photos as you please.
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You can decide on preview images and add descriptions.
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This is how my gallery ‘Play’ looks on my WordPress Blog.
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When you start a new post, all you have to do is go to the bar that has things like ‘bold’ and ‘bullet points’ and select the option at the very end.
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This allows you to attach your created gallery to a post so it is viewable.
You can also choose a featured image, which is what people see before they click on the post.
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Widgets

For widgets I kept everything relatively similar. I experimented with some, such as ‘Ephemera’, but I didn’t really find them that appealing.

One that I did add in and keep was links, which I have one of currently, titled Digital Media, which has the links to my Research Groups respective Websites.

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I briefly experimented with editing the appearance of my blog with the Editor option, under ‘Appearances’. However, other than changing the colour of my blog I have kept everything else basically the same.
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