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SO Simple Gallery

The SO Simple Gallery plugin gives you a mini gallery with a beautiful CSS rollover effect using a simple shortcode.

Inspired by a LinkedIn discussion and the Simple CSS Roll-over Image Gallery tutorial by Dudley Storey I decided to cook up the concept of it in a plugin.

It works with a Simple Gallery custom post type to which you can upload a maximum of 8 images using the Meta Box plugin by Rilwis. This is my 3rd "extension" for that plugin, which - if you have not yet installed it - will be semi-automatically added to your Plugins folder; just follow the on-screen instructions.

Once you have added images to your Simple Gallery you can add it to your Post or Page using a simple shortcode. This shortcode shows after you have published or updated the Simple Gallery. And you can also find the shortcode on the main Simple Galleries screen.

When you use the Visual Editor you will find a nice shortcode button that by clicking it adds [so-simple-gallery id=""] to your Post or Page content. Between the double quotes you only have to fill in the ID of the Simple Gallery you would like to add.

If you use the Text Editor instead, you can copy the shortcode from the main Simple Galleries screen and paste it into your Edit Post/Page screen.

If you would like to add a gallery to a template file, then you need to add the following code to it:

<?php if ( function_exists( 'sosg_shortcode' ) ) {
    echo do_shortcode( '[so-simple-gallery id="123"]' );
} ?>

where 123 is the ID of your Simple Gallery.

Please have a look at the "Other Notes" tab to find the Known Limitations.

See the demo over at SO-WP.com

Requires: 3.9 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.0-beta-2
Last Updated: 2014-7-30
Downloads: 178

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