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Tiled Galleries

With Tiled Galleries you can display your image galleries in three styles: a tiled mosaic, a square grid, and a circular grid.

Here are some previews:

We also have an interactive post with these examples.

Activation

In order to activate the Tiled Gallery options,  Jetpack’s Image CDN must also be activated. To do that, go to Jetpack → Settings → Performance and activate Speed up image load times.

If you are on WordPress 5.0 or higher, see these instructions for using a Tiled Gallery Block.

To use Tiled Galleries, create a new gallery and select one of the Tiled Gallery options:

  • Tiled Mosaic
  • Square Tiles
  • Circles
gallery options

To learn how to add galleries and use the new layout options, see this gallery support page.

Image Captions

You can enter a caption for each image when creating your gallery. This will be displayed when hovering over the image if you are using the Tiled Mosaic or Square Tiles layout (captions don’t play nicely with circles!)

Customization

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 this plugin: Custom Content Width.

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.

Troubleshooting

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.

Privacy Information

This feature is deactivated by default, as it is accompanies our Image CDN feature. It can be deactivated any time by toggling the Serve images from our servers setting in the Speed up your site section from Jetpack — Settings — Writing in your dashboard.

If you would like to toggle this feature independently of the Image CDN, you can follow the guide here.

More information about the data usage on your site
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We sync options that identify whether or not the feature is activated and how its available settings are configured.

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