How to Add a Description to an Envira Gallery
Like all my blog posts, it starts with a failed Google search. I knew I had added a description, or some kind of text, to an Envira Gallery before. I couldn’t find where for the life of me! I searched Envira’s docs. I searched in Google, rewording and rewording…
“How to add a description to an Envira Gallery”. “How to add text to an Envira Gallery”. OK, come on! “How to “add text to a gallery” envira WordPress”, “how to add content to envira gallery”. Is it in the Standalone documentation? Reworded the search for that. Nothing. Literally, Google says “No results found”.
I would like to note that I do really like Envira Gallery and it is packed full of features. With just the lowest paid plan, you get “Standalone galleries” which creates a custom post type for galleries so each gallery gets its own dedicated page with customizable URL. It’s so nice and (usually) easy, and of course, great for SEO.
Anyway, I was trying to set up a Beaver Builder, Beaver Themer template for a single gallery. I hunted down a website I built for another client where I knew I had added individual gallery descriptions with Envira… Finally! Ahhhhh!
How to Add Text in a Gallery in Envira
It’s buried in the Configuration settings! You have to change a setting to get the Gallery Description text block to appear.
Time needed: 2 minutes.
How to add a description to a gallery in Envira:
- Open the Gallery
From WordPress admin, Envira Gallery > Envira Gallery, then click the title of the Gallery needing a description.
- Click the Configuration tab
It’s the 2nd tab down in the Envira Gallery’s Settings menu, to the left of the selected gallery’s images.
- Scroll down to “Display Gallery Description?” and change it from “Do not display”.
The dropdown gives the option to “Display above galleries” or “Display below galleries”; either option will make the text editor appear.
- Now you can add some text!
Easy, right? Easy to find? Not so much… Questions? Comment below!
About the Author
I'm Abby (Armstrong-Lehman) Buzon, Lead Designer & Owner of The Helpful Marketer, based in Medina County, Ohio. I got my start in marketing and website administration in 2010, became a mom in 2015, and left my day job in 2017 to begin The Helpful Marketer. I'm happier than I've ever been and I truly love what I do, so I'm here to share my story and give some marketing tips along the way!