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Hi there,

I'm building a website in Squarespace 7.1 and I want to know if anyone has an answer for this. I'm looking to add a Gallery Block, and you're faced with two tabs, 'Upload Media' and 'Use Existing Gallery'. When I click on 'Use Existing Gallery', it says 'There are no collections'.

How do I make a gallery collection so that it shows up when I try to add a Gallery Block?

Thanks in advance

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Same issues here! I can't choose from any existing galleries/collections. I tried setting up a blog page, product page & gallery section with images but nothing shows up on the "Use Existing Gallery" tab. Was anyone able to figure it out?

@tuanphan thanks for posting link to the Gallery Blocks guide. This guide says you can display content from a Gallery page, but in 7.1 there's only Gallery Sections. Does that mean it's not possible to add images using an existing gallery or collection?

Any help would be appreciated!


 

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On 8/21/2020 at 3:57 AM, sundaykindoflove said:

Same issues here! I can't choose from any existing galleries/collections. I tried setting up a blog page, product page & gallery section with images but nothing shows up on the "Use Existing Gallery" tab. Was anyone able to figure it out?

@tuanphan thanks for posting link to the Gallery Blocks guide. This guide says you can display content from a Gallery page, but in 7.1 there's only Gallery Sections. Does that mean it's not possible to add images using an existing gallery or collection?

Any help would be appreciated!


 

If you edit the gallery block you will see a little plus "+" sign on the bottom right hand corner. Click the "+" sign and you will get three options. One is "search images." Click to search images, then select the tab called "imported" and you will have access to your whole imported library.  

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On 2/17/2021 at 10:35 PM, Kaitlinroten said:

Any update on this? I'd like to be able to use an existing gallery but can't find any info on how to do this. 

Have you found the solution yet?

Email me if you have need any help (free, of course.). Answer within 24 hours. 
Or send to forum message

How to: Setup Password & Share url Insert Custom CSS - Page Header - Upload Custom Font - Upload File - Find Block ID - Contact Customer Care

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On 3/31/2021 at 6:52 PM, jdillagodzilla said:

 

Wow, super annoying that you can't add a preexisting gallery and the + search option only lets you select one image at a time.

Posting so I can follow the thread. 

SS bring back Gallery Block in 7.1

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How to: Setup Password & Share url Insert Custom CSS - Page Header - Upload Custom Font - Upload File - Find Block ID - Contact Customer Care

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16 hours ago, FrankPrendergast said:

I just got off the phone from support and they advised me not to use the gallery block, as it wasn't an intentional release apparently 😞 

I think it's gone for good :(, in the mean time I created a snippet that can replace the gallery section to code block, make it work as gallery block. Check the detail steps here, it's free to use

Bring Gallery Block for 7.1 - Coding and Customization - Squarespace Forum

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On 1/8/2022 at 8:14 PM, Chickenfoot said:

Coming here to also say that I desperately want this feature back in 7.1

Squarespace provided a solution 1-2 months ago (Please check in Circle Forum to see detail)

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How to: Setup Password & Share url Insert Custom CSS - Page Header - Upload Custom Font - Upload File - Find Block ID - Contact Customer Care

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On 8/9/2020 at 4:00 AM, tuanphan said:

The problem is that guide isn't helpful at all in that there are still *zero* collections available to pull from, images can only be loaded one at a time, and there's no way to fully optimize gallery images for SEO like we could/can in 7.0.

I've tried @bangank36/'s workaround but can't get it to work or don't understand what it's supposed to do. I've reached out to him, he said it's installed correctly, but it changes nothing that I can see? Waiting to hear back from him.

What on earth is SQSP thinking removing this feature. I have 2 projects with gallery heavy content to develop and this has set back production — by a lot.

So frustrating! Help? Anyone?

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