Adding and Modifying Artworks

To add an artwork, first click on Artworks on the left-hand toolbar, then Add New.


Enter the title of the image.

Click the Add Media button.

Select the Set Featured Image tab from the left toolbar. (Ignore the other two tabs – Insert Media and Create Gallery – these are for other functions.)

Click on Upload Files to add a new image that has not previously been uploaded. Then click the Select Files button. (To select an image used on the website before, click Media Library, and choose the image from the thumbnails.)

Select the image, click open.

Important Note: Make sure the image DOES NOT EXCEED 700 pixels wide and 550 pixels high. If the file is too big, it will appear too large on the website.


Ignore the boxes on the right hand side, you will not be adding a caption here. All you need to do is click on the blue button, Set Featured Image.

This will bring you back to the initial Add New Artwork page, and you can enter the image’s details.

Dimensions: Under Artwork Info, fill in the dimensions in inches. Be sure to spell out the word “inches” completely. Do not use any abbreviations.

Fill in the dimensions in centimeters. Here it is okay to use an abbreviation, such as “cm.”

Genre: From the boxes along the right side, select the appropriate genre. Check only one box. You cannot select more than one genre.

Medium: Select the appropriate medium. There is already an extensive list of media, so you should not have to add a new medium.

Year: Select the appropriate year. You can only select one year.

Optional Steps

Extra Content: Use the main text box to add further content or additional links. For an example, see The Ten Commandments. Underneath the artwork’s dimensions, one can find additional background information on the series, as well as a link to further reading.

Artwork Info: Fill in the photographer, if available.

Keywords: Enter any appropriate keywords that describe the artwork. Since most of his works are untitled, this step is essential. Remember, the purpose of keywords is to make cross-referencing possible, so select words that are already in use. These words will appear automatically when you begin to type.



Adding Images, Creating a Gallery

Creating a Gallery in 3.5 and above

View a comprehensive look at creating a gallery in WordPress 3.5 and above

Helpful Video Tutorial

Below is a tutorial for creating galleries in WP 3.4 and before.

Steve Lambert’s “WPFolio User’s Manual” also includes instructions on creating galleries.

Create Post

Click on “Posts” in the left hand menu of WordPress.
Click “New Post”

Make sure you choose the category for the post, in the right hand sidebar.

Add a title for the the group of images being uploaded, e.g. “Recent Sculpture”,
“River Series”, etc.

Add Images for Gallery

Click the small image icon above the “post” text box, shown below:

An overlay dialog box appears. Click Select Files

Navigate to the images on your own computer that you wish to upload and select them.
You can select multiple files.

Watch the images as they upload. It will be quick if you have broadband.
Click “Save All Changes” and the screen will refresh in the Gallery tab.

Insert Gallery

I recommend that you leave the Gallery settings, as is. The default works well.
However you may want to change the number of Gallery Columns depending on the layout of your page.

You will return to this screen later to add more information like title, media, size to your images.

Click “Insert Gallery”.

NOTE: In some themes you only upload images but do not “insert Gallery”. In some themes, the uploaded images are attached to the Post and will appear automatically on the front end of your site, without clicking “Insert Gallery”. Please read your theme instructions thoroughly.

After returning to the post page Click “Publish” on the right side of the page.
Click “View Post” to check the page.

In WPFolio with the default installation, you will see a page with several rows of thumbnails cropped to 150 x 150 pixels.
Click the thumbnails and see the lightbox in action.

In other themes galleries may be presented in different ways.

Helpful Videos

Helpful Links
Create Image Gallery – Technostarry

How to Find an Artwork

With hundreds of “Untitled” images, it can be difficult to find the specific artwork you wish to modify. To locate one image without scrolling through the entire archive, use the Filtering function.

First, click on the Artworks tab in the left toolbar.

Along the top of the page are a row of pull down menus. These are what you will use to narrow your search, selecting either genre, medium, date or keyword.


For example, if you are looking for a specific lithograph from 1982, you would select “lithograph” from the Show all medium tab, and “1982” from the Show all date tab.


Click the Filter button, and your results will appear in a list.


In addition to genre, medium and date, you can also search by keyword. Select the keyword you want from the Show all keyword tab, and click Filter.


Another way to search is by simply clicking on the category links that appear in blue to the right of the image.

Want to see all the other images that are tagged with “Dancing Dog”? Click the label Dancing Dog, and a list will appear.

To return to the full list of images without any filters, reset the tabs to “Show all” and click Filter again. This will give you back all the images, unfiltered.


When artworks do have specific titles, you can find them by typing a search word into the Search Artworks tab in the upper right corner. Keep in mind this tab only searches for words in the artwork’s title, NOT within tagged keywords.