Portfolio post type provide option to create set of portfolio items which are presented on the page in grid layout. Each portfolio item may represent some image which will be opened as in gallery, or another portfolio item may be used as the link to website or opens an video in lightbox.
Create new Portfolio
In main WordPress menu navigate to Portfolio menu option where are available options:
- All Portfolio Items – display all your Portfolio Items
- Add New – page to add new Portfolio Item
- Portfolios – page to manage categories of Portfolio Items
Steps to add new Portfolio Item
1. Click on Add New link in menu or button on page with all your Portfolio Items to create new Portfolio Item.
You will see the following screen:
2. On the top of Add New screen write title for your new portfolio item, below title field is available editor to write content for portfolio item which is visible on the single portfolio item page or directly in displayed portfolio in case you select show excerpt in portfolio and Excerpt field for portfolio item is empty.
In Large Image section select featured image for portfolio item, this image will be displayed in portfolio for this item and on single portfolio item page.
Text written in excerpt field will be displayed on page with portfolio item directly in portfolio. If this field is empty, in the portfolio is created excerpt text from main content of portfolio item.
Portfolio Item Options
For each portfolio item you can set up:
- Type – select if this portfolio item open after click Large Image, Website or Video
- Crop From Position – select the position of cropping when it’s necessary crop image uploaded for portfolio item
- Link To Website – option for Website type, URL of site which will be opened after click on portfolio item
- Link To Video – option for Video type, URL of video from YouTube or Vimeo which will be opened after click on portfolio item (do not use shortened share url, use please fill url of video from browser)
- Title – displayed as title in one accordion
- Description – displayed as text content inside accordion
- Title – title displayed with gallery item
- Image – url of image displayed as gallery item
- Link – url of video (vimeo or youtube) displayed as gallery item
Information Section provide options to create styled accordion section at frontend with information about portfolio item
Item Gallery section provide option to assign more images or videos for one portfolio item
3. On the right side is place to assign portfolio item to some category, so you can divide your portfolio items to more categories and decide which category will be displayed on page
4. Order field is used to order portfolio items displayed on page. Just write for your portfolio items numbers to order them like you want.
5. Click Publish button to submit and create your new Portfolio Item
Edit Portfolio Item
To edit your existing portfolio items go to page with All Portfolio Items and click on the title of portfolio item. In opened page you can change values set up for portfolio item in the same way as you did when you create new portfolio item. After editing click Update button on the right side of edit screen.