Tips & Tricks: the WordPress Photo Gallery

With WordPress 3.5 came an awesome revamp of the media library that allows users to easily place a photo gallery from new and old images within the media library. The was introduced and provides quite a few different features, all available from a user interface and not just shortcode attributes. There are a few things missing from the user interface that can let you make the most out of your photo galleries. Here are a few tips and tricks to make the WordPress photo gallery integrate beautifully into your theme.

Social Icon Widget

We all want to show off our social networks on our blog or website, especially our clients. Businesses need to have a profile on all major services in modern markets, and it is not hard recreating this multiple times; but, it can be annoying. Here is some quick and dirty code you can use to make a WordPress widget. 

jQuery Rating Script

For KenoBarNight I just added a simple rating system mocking that of YouTube and others; a simple "I Like It" or "I Don't Like It". Use whatever verbage you'd like, that is what this script does. The user clicks one of the buttons, and the script POSTs the data to a PHP script which saves a MySQL entry so we can do some math later and find a rating.

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