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Social Gallery Lite

Social Gallery is the Ultimate Social Lightbox Plugin for WordPress. This is the Lite Version.

21 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.1 out of 5 stars
3 stars
The lost manual...
By , for WP 3.9.1

For some reason the most essential instruction is the hardest to find in the install guides and help forum. For any image you wish to use as the lightbox, you must change the Link CSS Class to socialGallery. Then it works like a charm. You can find an input box in your Image Detail popup to enter socialGallery, or you can change the code as follows (simplified to just the essential required code):

<a class="socialGallery" href="Full Size Image URL"><img src="Thumbnail or Custom Size Image URL"></a>
5 stars
problem activate
By , for WP 3.4.1

Warning: file_get_contents(http://www.socialgalleryplugin.com/updateEngine/lite/?ori=http://localhost/wordpress34): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.1 500 Internal Server Error in C:\wamp\www\wordpress34\wp-content\plugins\social-gallery-lite\SocialGalleryLite.php on line 1276

1 star
not responsive unless you pay
By , for WP 3.8.1

Got this and then the pro version.
It's buggy in an ipad environment, and does not resolve correctly within the ipad screen.
to get it to work you have to pay more.
not happy. useless support.
does not do what it says on the tin, unless you are prepared to pay for more add ons.

5 stars
By , for WP 3.7.1

Just Fantastic! :))

3 stars
Ugly on Mobile
By , for WP 3.6.1

I loved the idea of this plugin when I saw it on some website. After implementing on my site I found it is not responsive for mobile versions. Only an addon is available which is really not the best way to go, the least they could offer is to disable the gallery on mobile phones option. More than 50% viewers these days are from mobile, so I had to take it down.

5 stars
A great plugin - looks good and works well
By , for WP 3.6

If you're looking for a lightbox with social features you can't go far wrong with Social Gallery. It's intuitive yet powerful, easy to get started with and extensible. A great plugin

5 stars
Five stars from me
By , for WP 3.6

Just five stars for this gallery plugin. It is great

5 stars
By , for WP 3.5.1


5 stars
Works fine with NextGEN gallery
By , for WP 3.5.2

using the free version and the css code as learned on the site of NextGEN gallery.

5 stars
A few issues...
By , for WP 3.5.2

Installed the lite version to try.

1. Doesn't save FB App ID
2. Social Gallery logo in the free version is a bit 'in your face'. I understand the need to encourage folks to upgrade but still.... make it a bit more subtle!

3. When I click on my social share buttons at the top of my pages, I get a quick view of this plugin appearing. Say I want to share my page to Twitter. I click on the Twitter share button but I get to see the a snippet of this plugin's lightbox appear... before it vanishes and with no share to Twitter. I click on the Twitter button a 2nd time, then it share to Twitter.

4. Clicking on my share Email button, doesn't work at all. I get an error saying "You must specify an "href" attribute to the iframe."
Deactivate this plugin and my social share buttons work perfectly and so it is this plugin which is causing problems.

EDIT: In view of the very positive reply from the plugin author, I have changed the rating to 5.

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