There are a few different ways to set up your portfolio, but this shows you how to set it up exactly like the theme demo.
First, make sure you have the Portfolio Post Type plugin installed and activated.
Once activated, you should see a “Portfolio” tab in the sidebar of your WordPress administration area. From here, you can add in your posts, called “portfolio items”.
You can view your main portfolio at http://yoururl.com/portfolio/.
If you’re receiving a 404 error page when you view your portfolio, you might need to reset your Permalinks. To do this, go to Settings >> Permalinks and click “save” on the bottom, without making any changes.
Setting Featured Image
You need to set the featured image for each portfolio item.
The featured image that you set for each portfolio item is what displays on the main portfolio page, so make sure you set one! Generally, the “featured image” area is located to the right of the post editor box, a little bit down the page. It looks like this:
Turning Off Comments
For some reason, the portfolio plugin automatically turns on comments for each portfolio item. So, you need to manually turn them off. To do so, scroll to the bottom of the post editor page to the “Discussion” area. Uncheck the “allow comments” box:
Add Title to Main Portfolio Page
By default, the main portfolio page will not have a title on it.
To add one in, go to Portfolio >> Archive Settings and add a title in the “Archive Headline” area. Save.
Using Masonry-Style Galleries With Your Portfolio
Install and Activate Plugins:
Add Gallery To Page:
- Open the page you want to add a masonry gallery to. Add a new block, then find the “Meow Gallery” block.
- You can upload photos from your computer, or if you already have them uploaded to your website, select them from your Media Library.
- After you’ve uploaded all your photos and have inserted the gallery into the page, edit the settings for the gallery block. Here’s what we used on our demo site:
To set up the Lightbox:
Once you have the plugin activated, go to Meow Apps >> Lightbox to configure your settings. We like to display no EXIF info, so we go down to the display area and uncheck everything: