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Classic: Tiled Galleries

With Tiled Galleries, you can display your image galleries as a thumbnail grid, tiled mosaic, square tiles, circles, tiled columns or as a slideshow.

Note: this page describes how to use Tiled Galleries when using the Classic Editor plugin or a Classic block. You can add find instructions on adding a Tiled Gallery block here.

The Tiled Gallery block is disabled by default. You can activate Tiled Galleries anytime by following these instructions and clicking “Activate” next to Tiled Galleries.

Here are some previews:

To use Tiled Galleries using the Classic Editor plugin or the Classic block, click on the ‘Add Media’ button at the top of the Classic Block or Classic Editor toolbar. then select ‘Create gallery’ from the Actions menu, select or upload the images you want to add to the gallery, and click the ‘Create a new gallery’ button. You can then choose your gallery type, from the following options:

  • Thumbnail Grid
  • Tiled Mosaic
  • Square Tiles
  • Circles
  • Tiled Columns
  • Slideshow

You can also select the image size, number of columns, whether to link each image to an attachment page, media file or have no link, and whether to display images in a random order.

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Image Captions

You can enter a caption for each image when creating or editing your gallery. This will be displayed when hovering over the image if you are using the Tiled Mosaic, Square Tiles, Circles, or Tiled Columns layout.


Define a specific width for your galleries

Tiled Galleries are built to fill your theme’s content width. You can define a specific $content_width value by adding the following code to your theme’s functions.php file:

if ( ! isset( $content_width ) ) {
    $content_width = 800;

If you do not feel comfortable editing theme files, you can also use the Custom Content Width plugin.

If your theme doesn’t define a content width, Tiled Galleries will default to 500px wide. You can read more about the Content Width theme feature here.

If your theme already defines a $content_width value, but you would like to use a different value for Tiled Galleries only, you can use the tiled_gallery_content_width filter.


Tiled Gallery options do not appear, or do not display correctly
  • First make sure to check that you have a working Jetpack connection.
  • Next go to Jetpack → Settings → Performance and make sure the Speed up Image Load Times option is enabled.
  • Try switching to a different theme to check if your theme is conflicting with Jetpack’s Tiled Galleries.
  • Disable any other slideshow or gallery plugins to rule out a conflict.
  • Finally, if you use the Cleaner Gallery plugin or a theme including this functionality, you won’t be able to use the Tiled Gallery features on your site. To solve this conflict, you can install this small plugin to deactivate Cleaner Gallery.
How to display a single image in a gallery view

To make a single image on a post or page appear in a gallery view, edit the image and set the Link To display setting to “attachment page”. Now, when your image is clicked, it will appear in the gallery overlay view.

Missing Slideshow Option

If the Slideshow option is missing, go to Jetpack → Settings → Writing and make sure the Compose using shortcodes to embed media from popular sites option is enabled.

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