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ColorCycle is a gallery replacement plugin for WordPress. It adds Colorbox for image enlargements, and slideshows using the Cycle plugin for jQuery.

What shortcodes are available?

[gallery] or [ccgallery]*

'order'      => 'ASC',
'orderby'    => 'menu_order ID',
'id'         => $post->ID,
'itemtag'    => 'dl',
'icontag'    => 'dt',
'captiontag' => 'dd',
'columns'    => 3,
'size'       => 'thumbnail'
  • Note: WordPress replaces the gallery shortcode in the visual editor with a placeholder, making it difficult to edit attributes after publishing. Using the ccgallery shortcode will maintain visibility of your attributes.

[slideshow] - Available attributes and defaults:

'id' => $post->ID,
'size' => 'large',
'show' => 'selected',
'showthumbs' => false,
'linkto' => 'large',
'pager' => false,
'per_page' => 12,
'speed' => 2000,
'pause' => 0,
'delay' => 1000

No images are showing in my slideshow?

By default, only images which have been selected by using the drop down in the media details 'Show in Slideshow' are included. Alternatively, include the attribute 'show=all' in your shortcode to show all attached images.

How can I add a slideshow in my template?

Here's an example:

if( class_exists( 'ColorCycle' ) ) {
    $ColorCycle = new ColorCycle;
    $show = array(
        'size' => 'home-slide',
        'pager' => false,
        'linkto' => 'url',
        'speed' => 3000,
        'timeout' => 1000,
        'show' => all
    echo $ColorCycle->colorcycle_show( $show );

It doesn't look the way I want, how can I style the galleries and slideshows?

Look at the markup and apply CSS as needed. Future release will include more included styling.

Requires: 3.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.2
Last Updated: 4 years ago
Active Installs: 100+


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