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NextGEN Gallery Sidebar Widget

A widget to show NextGEN galleries in your sidebar.

The NextGEN widgets only allow showing of single images, I needed a solution to show links to galleries, so I wrote this widget. You can specify the following parameters:

  • Maximum Galleries: the number of galleries you want to show
  • Gallery Order: you can select random, date added ascending or date added descending
  • Gallery Thumbnail: which image should be taken as thumbail in the sidebar (preview set in NGG, first or random image)
  • AutoThumb parameters: if you got AutoThumb installed, the widget will use its functions to resize the image to your needs. Use a string like w=80&h=80&zc=1 here to show 80x80 square thumbnails.
  • Output width/height: if you don't use AutoThumb, the plugin will set the HTML attributes width & height.
  • Default Link Id: the widget assumes that you set up pages for each gallery and link the gallery to that page (you can use the NGG Gallery Editor to do this). If a gallery has no link set, it will use the default link (id of a page or post).
  • Exclude galleries: exclude galleries by specifying their ID as comma separated list

All development is done on GitHub. If you have ideas, enhancements, etc. feel free to fork the project and send a pull request.

For any issues please use the Issue Tracker.

Templating:

Beginning with version 0.3, you have full control over the widget's output as it is controlled with templates. As the built-in templates would get overwritten on every plugin update, create a new directory called "ngg-sidebar-widget" in your theme's directory and copy the two template files "tpl.outer.html" and "tpl.inner.html" over there to edit them. The outer template is just a wrapper template (useful when you need some additional markup, e.g. when creating a list), the inner template has access to all the values from the gallery and image object (written in a simple templating syntax: {=object.member}). For the most use cases you should only need "gallery.title", "gallery.link" and "image.url".

You will have access to the following variables:

  • gallery
    • gid
    • name
    • path
    • title
    • galdesc
    • pageid
    • previewpic
    • author
    • link
  • image
    • errmsg
    • error
    • imageURL
    • thumbURL
    • imagePath
    • thumbPath
    • href
    • thumbPrefix
    • thumbFolder
    • galleryid
    • pid
    • filename
    • description
    • alttext
    • imagedate
    • exclude
    • thumbcode
    • name
    • path
    • title
    • pageid
    • previewpic
    • permalink
    • post_id
    • sortorder
    • meta_data
    • gid
    • galdesc
    • author
    • imageHTML
    • thumbHTML
    • url
    • output_width
    • output_height
    • output_width_tag
    • output_height_tag

Requires: 2.8 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.3.2
Last Updated: 2010-10-17
Downloads: 102,058

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