Note: The plugin used in this video is not compatible with WordPress 3.5. The video will be re-recorded when a plugin update is available. For the time being this lesson is considered deprecated.
It’s easy to create a photo gallery in any WordPress post or page, but adding a collection of images to your sidebar is a little more work. For one thing, the Gallery shortcode won’t work in the sidebar. This tutorial shows you how to work around that limitation by using the Simple Gallery Widget. As a bonus, I explain why the gallery shortcode doesn’t work in this situation (hint: it’s all about the Loop).