Working with Slideshow Galleries

ProPhoto Slideshow gallery types are a great way to feature photos you’d like to show in a format that scrolls through your images, even with background music. By customizing the look & feel of the Slideshow gallery type, you can express your unique branding and style in the gallery player.

NOTE: A single photo or slideshow can also appear at the top of the site, but this Masthead area is separate from Slideshow Galleries – read here: ProPhoto Masthead Area

Creating Slideshow Galleries

Upload some photos and create a gallery from them – it’s about as simple as that. See here for a full guide and video:

Thumbnail & Control Strip

Slideshow galleries feature thumbnails in a clean and consistent 1:1 aspect ratio, cropped on the centerline of the original photograph. Composition/cropping cannot be controlled for thumbnails, but there are many things you can control:

Styling, Overlays, Auto-play, and playback

Slideshows can start on their own, or they can start ‘paused’, waiting for the visitor to begin.

When set to remain paused until your visitor clicks play, a strip of color appears overlaid on the first gallery image along with optional title text, subtitle text, logo, and play button.

When the gallery playback is started, transitions, hold times, delays and other playback options affect how the slideshow plays though photos, even whether or not to ‘loop’ through at the end or not. Customize these settings for a unique Slideshow experience:

Music & Audio

WordPress provides the ability to upload a music file and insert it into a post, but wouldn’t it be better if your music started when visitors began viewing your Slideshow instead? ProPhoto provides a place to upload your music files so you can use them in ProPhoto Slideshow galleries – learn more:


ProPhoto Slideshow gallery types are a great way to feature photos you’d like to show in a format that scrolls through your images, even with background music. By customizing the look & feel of the Slideshow gallery type, you can express your unique branding and style in the gallery player.

NOTE: A single photo or slideshow can also appear at the top of the site, but this Masthead area is separate from Slideshow Galleries – read here: ProPhoto Masthead Area

Creating Slideshow Galleries

Upload some photos and create a gallery from them – it’s about as simple as that. See here for a full guide and video:

Thumbnail & Control Strip

Slideshow galleries feature thumbnails in a clean and consistent 1:1 aspect ratio, cropped on the centerline of the original photograph. Composition/cropping cannot be controlled for thumbnails, but there are many things you can control:

Styling, Overlays, Auto-play, and playback

Slideshows can start on their own, or they can start ‘paused’, waiting for the visitor to begin.

When set to remain paused until your visitor clicks play, a strip of color appears overlaid on the first gallery image along with optional title text, subtitle text, logo, and play button.

When the gallery playback is started, transitions, hold times, delays and other playback options affect how the slideshow plays though photos, even whether or not to ‘loop’ through at the end or not. Customize these settings for a unique Slideshow experience:

Music & Audio

WordPress provides the ability to upload a music file and insert it into a post, but wouldn’t it be better if your music started when visitors began viewing your Slideshow instead? ProPhoto provides a place to upload your music files so you can use them in ProPhoto Slideshow galleries – learn more:

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