Join Chris Converse for an in-depth discussion in this video A few assumptions (on my part), part of Creating a Photo Gallery in WordPress with jQuery.
Now because every WordPress site is different, and every theme is different, I'm going to be working from some basic assumptions. First I'm going to assume that you're working with WordPress version 3 or higher. You have access to the themes directory in your WordPress site. You're working on a local version of your website. You shouldn't be making modifications to your theme on a live site. You have a text editor, or a graphical web tool, that will give you access to the source code. You're not currently running a photo gallery plug-in. We're going to be writing our own custom gallery, based on WordPress's gallery functionality. And finally, you have administration access to your WordPress site.
Now, as we're going through the course, in some cases, some of the code might vary a little bit, again based on the version of WordPress, and the particular theme that you're using. But the workflow that we're going to be following is going to work in all versions of WordPress. So now with all of our assumptions out of the way, let's get started building our gallery.