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Gallery Carousel Without JetPack

Transform your standard galleries into an immersive full-screen experience without requiring you to connect to WordPress.com

30 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.2 out of 5 stars
5 stars
Works like a charm
By , for WP 3.9.1

Nicely done. @bkjproductions thanks for pointing me to the settings section, you're right, it makes sense but you saved me time by finding it quickly.

2 stars
Down with the Comments
By ,

I was seeking a plugin that would allow for a lightbox effect on a theme that does now have PrettyPhoto built in. Our client is using the Twenty Thirteen theme and I noticed on the preview of the theme they use this plugin. We will be searching for a new plugin however because of the lack of options to either remove and/or monitor comments on the photos. This is a big downfall for the app. Otherwise looks great and easy to set up.

3 stars
Has a mind of its own
By , for WP 3.9

I really liked this plugin at first and I think for everyone else on the WordPress planet, it will probably work just fine.

As of WP 3.9 and this plugin 0.7.2, I found:

If you have made any modifications of your own to the comment form (eg: removed the "website" field and such), this plugin will not respect that. It displays the default comments form.

For sites that allow comments without logging in, it displays the word "False" in front of everyone's name, even if they did log in. I don't know what's up with that

It does not work in Opera. Not a huge deal if you're not catering to the Unix world, but should be noted.

However, it behaved itself under Multisite, which snowboard mommy always enjoys, so I cannot give it a bad rating.

Hope that helps!

5 stars
Nice!
By , for WP 3.9

Nice!

5 stars
Works nicely
By , for WP 3.9

I didn't have to do anything except activate this, and bingo, it works!
Settings for this are in "Settings: Media" in case you can't find them easily (makes sense if you think about it).

1 star
Confirmed: Doesn't work for me
By , for WP 3.8.1

Exactly as the user aaronfuzion has described, I had similar results. Just a black/dark overlay with no images and no ability to go back without using the browsers back button. I tested this on a new WP installation using a custom child theme that was very very clean. I probably won't be bothering with this plugin ever again, luckily I only spent about 5 minutes on it and moved on.

1 star
Doesn't Work
By , for WP 3.8.1

I am developing a custom version of someone else's theme. This plugin brings up the black overlay but doesn't display any pictures. Also, it won't close and return to the main page.

1 star
Bad image loading strategies
By ,

At first this plugins seemed hot cakes.
Than to find out there is actually NO image loading strategy.
The plugin loads all the images at once, no progressively downloading images while you browse the carousel.
So if you have more than 5 or so images... BEWARE!

4 stars
Wonderful
By , for WP 3.8.1

This is the best lightbox plugin for galleries, because it uses black background and is able to scale the photos to match with browser window size. The only negative is, that it shows both the caption and the title of the image, that can be bit confusing. I would prefer to see only the caption.

2 stars
Does not work with my theme
By , for WP 3.7.1

Great idea and exactly what I was looking for. Unfortunately, the plugin does not work with my theme (Gabfire WP Newspaper). Could be a conflict with the themes built-in photo gallery. Don't know. :-(

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