Photo Gallery is the leading plugin for building beautiful mobile-friendly galleries in a few minutes.
If you’re looking for a user friendly and feature rich plugin to add responsive galleries and albums to your website, Photo Gallery plugin can be the best option for you. It’s simple in use yet packed with powerful functionality, allowing you to create anything from simple photo galleries to selling digital content right from your website (Premium version). Photo Gallery comes packed with stunning layout options, gallery and album views, multiple widgets and a number of extensions that take its functionality even further. WordPress Photo Gallery is a great choice for photography websites and blogs, as well as sites that want to have robust image galleries with easy navigation.
Check the extensive feature list of the plugin bellow, have a look at the plugin demo and give it a try.
Photo Gallery provides a number of view options to organize your galleries and albums in beautiful views, including Slideshow, Thumbnails, Masonry (Premium version), Image Browser, Extended and Compact Album, Blog Style (Premium version), Mosaic (Premium version). The layouts give you the flexibility to customize them to match your needs.
Sounds great, right? With plugin you can have as many galleries and albums as you want, and stuff them with unlimited number of photos and videos. Kinda unlimited everything.
You can display your media content in a responsive lightbox that comes with 15 slideshow effects (Premium version), supports social sharing (Premium version), full width view option, filmstrip (Premium version), image commenting (Premium version), lightbox autoplay and many more options that make your lightbox look awesome.
The Photo Gallery plugin allows you to include both videos and images within a single gallery. The WordPress Plugin supports YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram, Flickr or Dailymotion videos within Galleries. All you need to do is copy the URL of the video you want to include in the gallery plugin. It’s also possible to add audio tracks for the image slideshow.
There are four widgets in the gallery plugin: WordPress Standard Tag Cloud, Dynamic Tags Cloud (Premium version), Slideshow and Gallery widget. Use one of these widgets to display your albums on the sidebar areas of your website.
With watermarking feature of the Photo Gallery plugin you can add text or image watermarks on the photos in your galleries and albums, and protect them from illegal use. Right click protection will protect your images from unlawful distribution.
The plugin comes with two default Themes. Premium version adds more themes which are fully customizable, giving you the option to add new themes with custom styling, colors, layout settings, and image navigation options.
With Premium version you can allow users to share photos on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and Tumblr with social sharing buttons.
Photo Gallery comes with a number of add-ons that can help you sell digital images right from your website, display your Facebook albums, and import/export galleries and albums from one WordPress website to another.
*Some customizations described here are available in Premium version . Please refer to feature summary for additional info.
Photo Gallery allows you to create unlimited galleries and organize them into different photo albums providing detailed gallery descriptions and tags.The plugin supports both image and video content (Premium feature).
Adding photos and videos to the galleries from the WordPress dashboard is simple and easy with its user-friendly admin panel. You’ll get all the tools you need to add and edit photos in the galleries.The file manager will help to rename, upload, remove, copy images and/or image directories with a few simple steps. Under the options (settings) tab in admin panel you’ll find an extensive list of settings for galleries, thumbnails,watermarking,social accounts and slideshow that you can configure based on your needs. Plugin features a powerful lightbox that supports filmstrip and image carousel display. Also, you can enable image comments options and show the comments of the images right in the lightbox (Premium feature). There is a dedicated section for lightbox settings where you can choose to enable/disable AddThis display, image download option, image count,and other lightbox features.
Under the social options tab you’ll find settings for the Instagram and Facebook galleries, where you can specify Instagram feed auto update interval (Premium feature). With the available user roles you can choose who can add/edit galleries, images, albums and tags (Premium feature).
If you think you found a bug in Photo Gallery or have any problem/question concerning the plugin, please check out Support Forum in our website.
Installing via WordPress
Follow the steps below to install WordPress Photo Gallery Plugin to your website.
Log-in to your WordPress administrator panel.
Select Plugins page from toolbar menu, click Add New.
Search for Photo Gallery in the right-top search bar if you want to download the Free version or click Upload Plugin button > “Choose file” (“Browse”) and select the Photo Gallery zip file if you are installing the Professional version of Photo Gallery.
For Mac Users
Go to your Downloads folder and locate the folder with the Photo Gallery. Right-click on the folder and select Compress. This will create a .zip file which can be installed as described below:
Click “Upload & Install” button.
Click “Activate Plugin” button for activating the plugin.
Installing via FTP
Login to your hosting space via an FTP software, e.g. FileZilla.
Unzip the downloaded Photo Gallery plugin folder without making any changes to the folder.
Upload the Photo Gallery plugin into the following location wp-content>wp-plugins.
Login to the WordPress Administrator Panel.
Activate Photo Gallery by going to Plugins and pressing Activate button.
If any problem occurs with installation of Photo Gallery, please let us know.
Adding images to photo gallery is pretty straight forward. On the left menu select Photo Gallery > Add Galleries/Images > Add new.
The standard gallery is designed for including both regular images, as well as media from social networking websites, such as Flickr, Instagram and etc.
Name. Specify the name of the gallery.
Slug. Specify the alias in your website for the gallery.
Type. Choose the Mixed type.
Description. Fill in the information you would like to share with the gallery. The description will be visible with some of the gallery views.
Author. This indicates the author of the gallery. It automatically includes the name of the logged in user, who has added the gallery.
Published. Choose whether to publish the gallery or to leave it for the further publication.
Preview image. Indicate the image which will be used to preview the gallery. If you leave it blank, it will automatically pick the first uploaded images included in the gallery.
You can add photos by clicking Add Images button.
Photo Gallery plugin is using both standard WordPress Media Library, as well as a Photo Gallery File Manager. You can either click on Media Library button (in advance enabling it from General Options section of the Options menu) and select images to be imported into the Photo Gallery File Manager or click on Upload files and upload the desired images from another location. After uploading images you should mark them and press Add button.
Instead of uploading images you can embed images/videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram, Flickr (only images) and Dailymotion.
The following buttons do not work with the Embedded images- Crop, Resize and Reset. In addition you cannot add Watermark over the Embedded imaged.
Here are the standards for adding embedded videos/images:
Instagram: http://instagram.com/p/ykvv0puS4u, if you want to add the image together with the post, you can add _post at the end of the URL.
Bulk Embed. This option will allow adding more than one images from specific social media (currently only Instagram account, but more options will be added with the upcoming updates) into the standard gallery. You should keep in mind that the images will be added without the possibility of auto-update.
Instagram user. Set the name of the Instagram user without additional symbols, e.g. jaredleto.
Number of recent instagram posts to add to gallery. Specify the number of images you want to add from the stated Instagram account.
Instagram embed type. Choose to use only the image content of the Instagram post or the entire post.
The problem might be due to the large number of pictures in the main directory of Photo Gallery image uploader. If you already have heavy amount of uploaded images, please try to group them in separate folders.
Take a note, that importing images with WordPress default Media Library can get into a conflict. You can try to disable that option and enable it only when you need to import images to Photo Gallery from there
Photo Gallery plugin has fully responsive design and layout. It is designed to display all of its views nicely regardless of the device dimensions.
We recommend to use images with the width of 1200px to 1600px. In order to speed up the load time of one’s site, please use images with size of 500-700 KB or less in gallery.
Open the post/page you want to display the gallery. Press the button named Photo Gallery. A camera icon will be inserted into the page/post. Click on the image and select the gallery/album display you want to use for that specific page/post.
Each shortcode uses three columns of parameters. The first column shows parameters specific for that view only, the second one shows Lightbox (except Slideshow view) parameters, the third one is referred to the Advertisement.
In addition you can add the shortcode using Shortcode Generator.
To use the created galleries and albums for the custom location, you can generate custom shortcodes of Photo Gallery and edit the created shortcodes.
Clicking this button you will be able to create a special shortcode based on your option choices. The created shortcode will appear in the box below. It can be copied/cut and pasted into a post/page.
Pasting the shortcode in the box below and pressing the button, you will be able to edit and make changes in the shortcode. The final shortcode can be copied/cut and pasted into a post/page.
This feature is available in Premium version.There, if you want to add/remove Social Sharing button(s), go to Photo Gallery > Options > Lightbox and search for the following options:
Enable Facebook button
Enable Twitter button
Enable Google+ button
Enable Pinterest button
Enable Tumblr button
You can enable/disable whichever option you desire. This action gets applied to galleries, which will be published afterwards.
If you need to remove the buttons from published galleries, open containing pages/posts from admin, edit gallery shortcodes and specify the same options described above.
To use the created galleries and albums for the custom location, you can generate custom shortcodes of Photo Gallery and edit the created shortcodes.
Generate. Clicking this button you will be able to create a special shortcode based on your option choices. The created shortcode will appear in the box below. It can be copied/cut and pasted into a post/page.
Import. Pasting the shortcode in the box below and pressing the button, you will be able to edit and make changes in the shortcode. The final shortcode can be copied/cut and pasted into a post/page.
For this case you shall go to Photo Gallery > Options > Thumbnail options and set Thumbnail click action option to Redirect to URL.
Afterwards open your gallery you want to add a URL and define the necessary links in Redirect to URL field, which should be under the title input.
Lastly, when you insert your gallery into a page or post, make sure Thumb click action option is set to Redirect to URL in shortcode toolbox as well.
The problem might be due to the large number of photos in the main directory of Photo Gallery image uploader. If you already have large amount of uploaded images, please try to group them in separate folders.
Please note, that importing images with WordPress default Media Library can get into a conflict. You can try to disable that option and enable it only when you need to import images to Photo Gallery from there.
To publish gallery plugin widgets, go to Appearance > Widgets. Here select the widget option you want to add to a custom location. Afterwards drag and drop the selected widget into the custom location, fill in the options and press Save button.
WordPress Standard Tags Cloud (Premium Version)
Tag Cloud. This widget is included as a hosted widget for the WordPress standard Tag Cloud. It will display the tags added to the albums and images of Photo Gallery. After the click, the images using the tags will be displayed in Thumbnails view.
Title. Provide a title for the tag cloud.
Taxonomy. Select Photo Gallery from the provided options.
Photo Gallery Tags Cloud (Premium Version)
Photo Gallery Tags Cloud. This dynamic widget allows having rotating tags or images. After clicking on the tag a separate page will be opened displaying images corresponding to the tag. In case of images, the images will display with a pop-up.
Title. Provide a title for the dynamic tag cloud.
Choosing Text type
* Open in. Set the tags to open up either in separate page or lightbox view.
* Number. Provide the number of tags you want to display. If you leave it to 0 all tags will be displayed.
* Dimensions. Specify the width and height for the dynamic tag cloud.
* Transparent background. Choose whether to have a transparent background or not.
* Background color. Choose the background color for the tag cloud.
* Text color. Choose the tag text color
* Theme. Choose the theme, which will be applied to the gallery/album corresponding to the tag.
Choosing Image type
Show tag names. Choose whether to display tag names or not.
Open in. Set the tags to open up either in separate page or lightbox view.
Number. Provide the number of images you want to display. If you leave it to 0 all images will be displayed.
Dimensions. Specify the width and height for the dynamic image cloud.
Background color. Choose the background color for the image cloud.
Text color. Choose the tag text color.
Theme. Choose the theme, which will be applied to the gallery/album corresponding to the image/tag.
Photo Gallery Slideshow (Premium Version)
Title. Provide a title for the slideshow.
Select Gallery. Specify the gallery you want to use for the slideshow.
Filmstrip height. Define the filmstrip height in pixels.
Slideshow effect. Select the effect to apply to the slideshow.
Time interval. Define the time interval between the images in seconds.
Enable shuffle. Choose whether to have shuffle for the slideshow images or not.
Theme. Choose the theme to be applied to the gallery slideshow.
Photo Gallery Widget
You can add album and gallery images into a custom location. After click the users will be redirected into compact album view, if it is an album. If it is a gallery included in the album it will open up in Thumbnails view. The images will be displayed in a lightbox.
Title. Provide a title for the widget. Choose whether to display an album or gallery.
Select Gallery/Select Album. Select the gallery/album to be displayed with the widget
Choose whether to display random or the first/last specific number of images.
Number. Provide the number of images to be displayed with the widget.
Dimensions. Specify the width and height of the widget.
Theme. Choose the theme, which will be applied to the gallery/album.
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