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Dynamic Content Gallery

Creates a dynamic gallery of images for latest or featured content posts, categories, pages and Custom Post Type posts.

How does it work?

The plugin provides four ways to populate the gallery:

  • Multi Option: user-definable combination of categories and Posts to display up to 9 images
  • One Category: display up to 15 images from one selected category
  • ID: designed for Pages, this method can also be used for mixing Pages and Posts in the gallery.
  • Custom Post Type: display up to 15 images from one selected Custom Post Type

Image file management settings provide comprehensive options for how images are referenced, either by Auto, Full URL or Partial URL options.

Default images can be defined for each category (One Category and Multi Option display methods), which are used as "fall-backs" in the event that a Post does not have the necessary custom field set up, and thereby ensures that the gallery will always display images. (Note that this functionality is not available when used in WordPress Multisite).

There are a wide range of CSS and javascript Settings for configuring the look and behaviour of the gallery.

The plugin is supplied with an updated version of the original Smoothgallery mootools script and a jQuery alternative, selectable via the plugin's Settings page.

Where can I get Support?

Further information about setting up and using the plugin can be found here:

If, having read the information linked to above, you cannot solve your issue, or if you find a bug, you can post a message on the plugin's Support Forum.

Support is provided in my free time but every effort will be made to respond to support queries as quickly as possible.

Troubleshooting

In the event of problems with the plugin, refer to the Resources listed above.

Use the in-built Error messages (printed to the page source as HTML comments) for information about configuration errors and guidance on how to fix them.

Known Issues

There are no known issues as such, but there are some behaviours which you should be aware of. The tips mentioned below are a good place to start in the event that you experience a problem with the plugin.

  1. Javascript conflicts. By default the plugin uses SmoothGallery which is built on the Mootools javascript framework. This framework may conflict with other plugins which use either the same javascript framework or a conflicting one. In the event of problems with the gallery, and you are unable to resolve the conflict, try using the supplied jQuery script instead, which you can select in the plugin's Settings page.

  2. Known conflicts: A list of plugins which are known to conflict with the mootools gallery script can be found at http://www.studiograsshopper.ch/forum/

  3. The mootools gallery script will not run properly if it cannot find the first image in the gallery. It also requires a minimum of 2 images.

  4. In order to reduce loading time it is recommended to match your image dimensions to the visible dimensions of the gallery and optimise the filesize in your image editor.

  5. To benefit from the new Auto Image Management options your theme needs to support WP's Post Thumbnails feature, introduced in WP 2.9. See this [FAQ] (http://www.studiograsshopper.ch/dynamic-content-gallery/documentation/#faq_32) for how to add Post Thumbnails support to your theme.

Can I Donate?

Yes, of course you can! If you have found the plugin useful, please consider a Donation to help me continue to invest the time and effort in maintaining and improving this plugin. You can find a link in the plugin's Settings page. Donations are welcome and much appreciated. Thanks!

Acknowledgements

The Dynamic Content Gallery plugin uses the mootools SmoothGallery script developed by Jonathan Shemoul of JonDesigns.net, and a custom jQuery script developed by developed by Maxim Palianytsia, and was forked from the original Featured Content Gallery v1.0 developed by Jason Schuller. Grateful acknowledgements to Jonathan, Maxim and Jason.

Many thanks and props to Benjamin Mueller for contributing code for the Custom Post Type integration into the DCG.

License and Disclaimer

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License 2 as published by the Free Software Foundation.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

The license for this software can be found here: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html

Thanks for downloading the plugin. Enjoy!

Requires: 3.5.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.2
Last Updated: 2013-6-27
Downloads: 302,078

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