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Post format gallery & Albums

There are two ways to present your images in Clayton: by using your blog creating posts having the post format set to gallery or using pages with the Album page template.

Both Albums and gallery posts share the same “Gallery” & “Lightbox” options under the “Options” meta box.


In order to create an Album post or page, you’ll need to add a the standard WordPress gallery or a Gutenberg Gallery block in your page/post content.

The first gallery that you insert in the content will be automatically picked up by the theme, which will then display it in a creative way, at the top of your post/page. The rest of the content you may have written stays the same, and will be placed right underneath the the gallery.

You can select three different display formats for your galleries:

  • An horizontal carousel
  • An horizontal carousel on two different rows
  • A grid system from one columns up to four columns

For each mode, you can define the image size to be used for your images, and set various parameters that will help you precisely control how each mode behaves.

With the Carousel and Grid gallery types you can enable “captions” for your images.


When enabled, the built-in lightbox functionality can be customized to display captions or the sharing options.

Collection pages

The Collection page template allows you to create a collection of selected albums composed with the post format gallery or the page template “Album”.

After the page save you will find the Collection options under the “Options” meta box.

Note:if you are using Gutenberg you may need to refresh your page to see the options.

When setting up the Collection page you’ll have the following options at your disposal:

  • Columns: defines how many colums the collection page grid will display,
  • Albums: from this select you’ll be able to add and arrange the albums that will compose the Collections page,
  • Image size: the image size used by individual album images.

Blog pages

The Blog page template allows you to create a blog page with the infinite load functionality.