WordPress – How To Show Thumbnail Gallery In Sidebar

There are many ways to show thumbnail gallery in sidebar in WordPress. You can use NextGen plugin or various other plugins.

Following is a very simple and straight forward code to show thumbnail gallery in sidebar.

[sourcecode language=”php”]<?php query_posts(array(‘orderby’ => ‘rand’, ‘cat’ => 391, ‘showposts’ => 12));
if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
<a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" title="<?php the_title(); ?>">
<?php if ( function_exists("has_post_thumbnail") && has_post_thumbnail() ) { the_post_thumbnail(array(71,71), array( "class" => "home_thumb", ‘alt’ => ”.get_the_title().”) );} ?>
<?php endwhile; ?>
<?php endif; ?>

Above code is pretty straight forward. It shows random thumbnails. you can adjust the width and height as per your requirements and also the number of thmbnails to show.

Wordpress - Sidebar Thumbnail Gallery
Wordpress – Sidebar Thumbnail Gallery

You can see it live on Bollywood blog in right sidebar at the bottom.


One response to “WordPress – How To Show Thumbnail Gallery In Sidebar”

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    Diaz Samera

    Nice post.

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