You can build a gallery with a lightbox and navigation arrows using the standard Wordpress Add a Gallery functionality and "Jetpack by" plugin.

In order to create a simple classic gallery, like this example:, please check the instructions below:


Please go to your page/post editor and insert a gallery by clicking the standard Wordpress button Add Media:

(You can also edit an existing gallery, if you edit the imported demo content)


You can watch the video guide Using a Media Library: Video Guides for Beginners

The "Jetpack by" plugin adds some gallery types and a carousel functionality:

You won't be able to see these types if the plugin isn't activated.

"Jetpack by" plugin comes bundled in the theme's required plugins. You can activate it in Appearance > Install Plugins. Here you can read more about this plugin:




If you don't have a account and you don't need one, you still can use the Jetpack plugin - simply activate the Unplug Jetpack plugin in Appearance > Install Plugins 

Here you can read more about this plugin:

Next go to Dashboard > Jetpack > Settings > activate the Carousel and Tiled Galleries features

There are some more options in Settings > Media > Image Gallery Carousel > tick the "Display all your gallery pictures in a cool mosaic" option. Change any settings you need. You can do it at later stage as well.