Gallery Plus

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.


  1. Copy ‘gallery-plus’ folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress
  3. 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.


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5 thoughts on “Gallery Plus

  1. Hi there,
    I like the concept of your plugin. I notice you have had no reviews nor any star ratings. I think the issue might be that your instructions seem a bit difficult to understand. There is no demo page (that I can see) showing it off. there is no place showing how to change the code [gallery]. and for the life of me I can’t figure out what you mean by #3 in the installations. What and where is the “Gallery Plus Menu” in the admin. I think of myself as fairly intelligent but I clicked all over that admin and can’t seem to find this Gallery Plus Menu” after activating the plug in. I even went into pulgin edit mode half expecting to see the “menu” or some instructions. And of course your readme.txt says all the same things on this page as well.

    I bet you have have a great idea here and my thinking is it probably works perfectly. But I think a few people besides myself must have stumbled at the directions.

    I would love to try this plugin out. If you have some time it would be great to know how to get to the Gallery Plus Menu. and where exactly am I actually putting rel=”” ( I use shadowbox on a few of the galleries so I’ve attached this a few times – but not with the new [gallery] set up.


  2. HI again,

    OK, never mind the response. I found the Gallery Plus menu under “Settings” in the new 2.5 admin. I just upgraded a couple sites over to the new admin so I’m still finding my way around on a couple of features. Once you find that link the rest is self explanatory.

    It works “perfectly”, just as I had expected. It also works with shadowbox js plugin perfectly as well (since it uses “lightbox” under the rel=”” as well).

    Thanks for a great plugin and I’ll head to WordPress and give you 5 star right now.


  3. Selena,
    I just released an update to Gallery Plus that should resolve your issue. Basically, it wasn’t dealing with any HTML tags that might be in the caption when copying over to the ALT attribute of the image. It should be better now.

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