The built-in WordPress gallery has some options that are accessable through the use of shortcodes, but if you do not know them or the proper input they can be hard to use. Similarly, there is now wat to make system wide changes without having to use shortcodes on all your galleries. This plug-in creates an options page for some of those shortcodes along with adding other features that can extend the gallery’s functionality.
- Copy ‘gallery-plus’ folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
- Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress
- Change any settings through the Gallery Plus menu in the Admin section.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What does Link Images To Full Resolution: do?
A: The default gallery creates links to posts with a medium-sized image with a link in it to the full resolution image. This option cuts out the middle step, and directs the links directly to the full resolution image. This can be very useful in congunction with the Insert “rel=…” Attribute In Link: option to get lightbox working properly.
Q: What does Insert “rel=…” Attribute In Link: do?
A: For javscript image overlay packages such as Lightbox to work properly, the links to images must have an attribute that tells the overlay to turn on. Changing this selection will add the appropriate attributes where needed. I know that the latest version of Lightbox 2 also does this, but it does not work well for galleries without modifying that plugin’s code. THIS PLUGIN DOES NOT INSTALL ANY OVERLAY PACKAGES.
Q: When I change Insert “rel=…” Attribute In Link: to lightbox nothing happens. Why?
A: As I said above, this plugin does not install any overlay packages, and those need to be installed independently. I personally use a modified version of the Lightbox 2 plugin.