Inserting Multiple Images Into A WordPress Post Using Gutenberg

One of the frustrating things with WordPress’ Gutenberg block editor is that in some cases it removed a lot of functionality that I had come to take for granted in the old editor.

For example, it is a pain in the ass to add multiple images into a post. With the old editor, you could simply hit the insert image button, select all of the images you wanted from the Media Library, and then you were done.

Gutenberg, however, insists that you add images one at a time–which is absolute hell when I need to insert 70 images into a post.

Anyway, I’m not the only one with this frustration and Nico Morgan found a workaround which I have been using for awhile now to solve this problem.

  1. When you want to insert multiple images, first insert a gallery and select all the images you want included from the Media Library.
  2. Once the gallery is created, switch the block back to an image block.

This will force WordPress Gutenberg to create a separate block for each image, instead of having to go through the mind numbing busy work of adding each image one-by-one.

But FFS, why can’t I just insert multiple image blocks to begin with? (Correct answer: because it wouldn’t be WordPress if it didn’t ignore obvious user interface improvements. If you don’t like it, just install Yet Another Plugin that does the same thing).

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