The default WordPress [gallery] shortcode only displays your images in a traditional column grid. BNE Gallery Extended adds a new option called “display” allowing you to also show the images as a 3D carousel or masonry grid.
When adding a new image gallery or editing an existing gallery in your page, a new option will show on the gallery settings to either set the display to 3D Carousel, Masonry, or Default Grid. The default grid is what you have been used to and is the default behavior of WordPress. 3D Carousel adds a jquery rotation to your images and Masonry is similar to the default grid but allows different sizes and stacks them. The Masonry grid will also automatically reduce the number of columns for tablet and mobile screens.
To use with the block editor, use a classic editor block, then use the media button on that block’s toolbar to add your legacy media gallery.
- Upload “bne-gallery-extended” folder to the “wp-content/plugins/” directory
- Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” menu in WordPress
- A new option will be added to the WP gallery modal window to select the display type. Otherwise add display=”carousel” or display=”masonry” to the [gallery] shortcode.
Display as a 3D carousel
Add display=”carousel” or display=”carrousel” to the [gallery] shortcode. Example: [gallery display=”carousel” ids=”2,5,22,13,2″]
Display as Masonry Grid
Add display=”masonry” to the [gallery] shortcode. Use “columns” to set the number of columns within the grid and “gutter” to set the distance between each image. The number of columns will reduce based on screen size. Example: [gallery display=”masonry” gutter=”4″ ids=”2,5,22,13,2″]
New Shortcode attributes added to [gallery]
- Options: carousel or masonry
- Description: Sets the display type for the WordPress [gallery] shortcode.
- Example: [gallery display=”carousel” gutter=”4″ ids=”2,5,22,13,2″] or [gallery display=”masonry” ids=”2,5,22,13,2″]
- Options: true or false (default: false)
- Description: shows the image caption below the centered image.
- Example: [gallery display=”carousel” caption=”true” ids=”2,5,22,13,2″]
- Options: Any numerical value, ex: 5 or 3. (default: 5)
- Description: Masonry only – sets the distance surrounding each image in the grid layout. If you use a high number, this may negatively impact the column sizes on mobile. Stay between 5 and 15 for best results.
- Example: [gallery display=”masonry” gutter=”4″ ids=”2,5,22,13,2″]
- Options: true or false. (default: true)
- Description: Masonry only – When used, the number of columns will reduce based on the window width or viewport. For example, 6+ columns will go down to 5 columns at < 1200 viewport, 5+ columns down to 4 columns at < 980 viewport, 4+ columns down to 3 at < 768 viewport, and finally 3+ columns down to 2 at < 480 viewport and smaller.
- Example: [gallery display=”masonry” responsive=”true” columns=”6″ ids=”2,5,22,13,2″]
- Options: Any numerical value, ex: 4000 or 2000. (default: none)
- Description: Carousel only – Sets the carousel to play automatically. The number represents the time each image is focused on in milliseconds (4000 is equal to 4 seconds).
- Example: [gallery display=”carousel” autoplay=”4000″ ids=”2,5,22,13,2″]
Contributors & Developers
“BNE Gallery Extended” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
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1.2.1 June 3, 20222
- Fix PHP 8.0 warning.
- Set images to use the “eager” loading attribute.
1.2 December 15, 2020
- Move roundabout inline js to use wp_add_inline_script()
- Adjust JS to support jQuery v3.5+
1.1.1 November 8, 2017
- Fix: Adjust masonry caption if using the link option in [gallery] to respect either file, none, or attachment.
1.1 November 6, 2017
- New: Captions are now available with the masonry display while the image is hovered.
- New: Image titles are now included in the carrousel.
- Enhancement: Caption meta title and caption fields are separated for greater css customization.
1.0.4 June 17, 2017
- Notice: Now requires WP 4.5+
- Fix: Masonry display items would sometimes overlap one another.
- Enhancement: Move masonry inline js to the footer.
- New: Add a loading indicator to masonry gallery
1.0.3 May 15, 2016
- Enhancement: Better calculation of columns with any gutter size for the masonry display.
- New: Add autoplay option to carrousel by adding autoplay=”4000″ within the gallery shortcode. 4000 (in milliseconds) is equal to 4 seconds.
- New: Option to disable masonry responsive columns by adding responsive=”false” to the gallery shortcode. Default behavior will reduce 6+ columns down to 5 columns at < 1200 viewport, 5+ columns down to 4 columns at < 980 viewport, 4+ columns down to 3 at < 768 viewport, and finally 3+ columns down to 2 at < 480 viewport and smaller.
1.0.2 March 27, 2016
- Clean up and adjust css.
1.0.1 January 22, 2016
- Add caption option for carousel
1.0 December 17, 2015
- First Public Release. *