Entering your content into ArtDroid is straightforward, using the native built-in features of WordPress.

ArtDroid is specialized for displaying images, panoramas, galleries, video and audio.


Posts vs. Pages

There are two primary content types built into WordPress, they are Posts and Pages. The primary difference is that Posts are used for content which is generally sorted by date, with the latest posts usually on top, whereas Pages are used for creating hierarchical static content.

Posts are the subscribed format for posting art updates inside ArtDroid, whereas Pages are best used for organizing other sections of your website, such as your contact page, or hyper-organized content.

After installing ArtDroid, just go ahead and make a Post and you’ll see it show up on your front page!


 Types of Posts

With ArtDroid you can post the following types of content:

  1. Single Image – Simply set the image you’re posting as the featured image of the post, and everything else will be handled automatically.
  2. Gallery – Using the native WordPress gallery system, create a gallery, and then set the gallery type in the Options box.
  3. Video/Audio – Just paste a link from YouTube, Vimeo, or SoundCloud in the Link URL field, and the media will be featured.

For more information on supported gallery types, check out:

Examples of Gallery Formats


Categories & Tags

Content can be organized using two types of taxonomies namely, Categories and Tags. A single category or tag is called a Term.

Categories can be used for organizing hierarchical terms, such as categories within categories, for instance you could have a Paintings category, and then an Oil Paintings sub-category. Posts will generally fall under one or two categories, though likely not more, so you may want to create a structure for your categories before posting content.

On the other hand, you might apply many Tags to a post, and come up with new tags on the fly, to organize your work more broadly under a number of specific terms, based on the contents of the image, such as ‘cat’, ‘rivers’, ‘autumn’, etc.

Categories and Tags can then be listed quickly and easily with a term list shortcode, giving viewers a broad glimpse at your work, and with one click can explore it.

How to Create Terms How to List Categories and Tags


Posting Single Images

To post a single image or panorama:

  1. Login to your site.
  2. Create a new post, by clicking +New button on the top bar.
  3. On the right sidebar, look for Featured Image area, and click Set featured image.
  4. Select an image from your Media Library or upload a new image by dragging and dropping it onto WordPress.
  5. After selecting an image, click the Set featured image button at the bottom right of the window.
  6. Set a title for the post, and click Publish. Done, it’s that easy!


Posting Galleries

To post a gallery or collection of images:

  1. Login to your site.
  2. Create a new post, by clicking +New button on the top bar.
  3. Click the Add Media button, which appears near the top left.
  4. On the upper left of the Insert Media window, click Create Gallery.
  5. Select or upload the images which you want to appear in the gallery, then click Create a new gallery at the bottom right.
  6. Here, you can re-order the images into the order you want them to appear. Once ordering is finished, click Insert gallery at the bottom right.
  7. ArtDroid offers 4 options for how your galleries will appear. Select the gallery appearance from the Options panel under the main content editing area. Experiment with your options to see which works best for you.
    • Inline – Appears like a sequence of tiles, which when clicked open up to full size.
    • Frame – Appears at the top of a post with thumbnails below the main image.
    • Horizontal – Appears at the top of a post, horizontally scrollable.
    • Vertical – Appears at the bottom of a post, vertically scrollable.
  8. Set a Featured image and title for the post.
  9. Click Publish and you’re done!


Posting Audio & Video

To post video or audio:

  1. Login to your site.
  2. Create a new post, by clicking +New button on the top bar.
  3. Paste in the URL for the media that you want to share into the Link URL field, which appears near the top right of the page. URLs from the following sites are supported:
    • YouTube
    • Vimeo
    • SoundCloud
    • PodBean
  4. Set a Featured image and title for the post.
  5. Click Publish and you’re done!


Link Images to Buy

ArtDroid doesn’t support e-commerce directly, though you can easily link your images so that visitors can quickly click to purchase them on your offsite store.

  1. Post an image (see above.)
  2. Paste the URL for the buy link into the Link URL field, at the top right of the post editing screen.
  3. After updating the post, a button will appear under the image linking to buy.

To customize the default link to buy label:

  1. In the WordPress Admin, select ArtDroid from the left menu.
  2. Under the Posts tab, look for the Link Label settings box, and set your preferences.
  3. Press Save!

To customize the link label on a per post basis:

  1. Edit a post with a link.
  2. Scroll down under the Options window, and look for the Link Label settings.
  3. Update the post!