Nextgen Smooth Gallery: A WordPress Plugin that allows you to use the amazing JonDesign’s Smooth Gallery on your NextGen-Gallery galleries.
What is NextGen-Gallery?
The best WordPress gallery manager plugin with over 200.000 downloads: NextGen-Gallery.
It is also a gallery viewer, but we think Smooth Gallery has a better presentation for images.
What is Smooth Gallery?
As they say “Because a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words”, so check it out.
WOW, fantastic… Who do I have to kill to get one of these?
Fortunatelly, no one =). Just follow these simple instructions:
- Go to NextGen Gallery, download and activate it
- Download the newest version of our plugin Nextgen Smooth Gallery
- To avoid incompatibility, JonDesign’s SmoothGallery 2.0 is already included on our download.
- Download v.1.1
- Unzip it on /wp-content/plugins/
- Activate it on your wordpress admin panel
You are good to go.
How to use it?
In order to use NextGen Gallery, you were suposed to write [ gallery=12345 ] on your post/page where you wanted your gallery to show up.
To use Nextgen Smooth Gallery, just change [ gallery=12345 ] to [smooth=12345]
No more going to the source code. Set the default values for all your galleries from the admin page.
Special Feature – Preview
See what your gallery will look like before publishing it
Special Feature – IFrames
Jon Design’s Smooth Gallery is known for not working properly along other JS libraries like prototype and jquery (some of your plugins might use them).
Now you can make all your galleries appear inside an IFrame, therefore overcoming this problem
If you want a specific gallery to display a configuration other than your default one, you can use:[smooth=id:xx; width:xx; height:xx; timed:xx; delay:xx; transition:xx; arrows:xx; info:xx; carousel:xx; text:xx; open:xx; links:xx; margin:; align:;]id: The id you were already using on [ gallery=id ] width: Width of your image container height: Height of your image container timed: true/false to slideshow your images delay: Time in miliseconds before moving to the next image transition: Animation when moving to the next image: fade, fadeslideleft, continuoushorizontal, continuousvertical, crossfade, fadebg arrows: true/false to see the arrows for next/previous images info: true/false to show the image description carousel: true/false to see all thumbnails text: Text relative to the Carousel open: true/false to show the carousel opened/closed links: true/false to click on the image and open the original image alone margin: Distance from the gallery border to the text align: Gallery alignment: left, right, center, float_left, float_right
You can use any option above and in any order:[smooth=id:4; arrows:true; carousel:true; links:true; width:500; height:300;]
For compatibility with old versions, you can also use:[smooth=galleryId, width, height, timed, arrows, carousel, links][smooth=12345, 400, 400, false, true, true, true]
Last but not least
It is completely free of charge, but we would appreciate if you leave a comment or write a post about it.