Document Gallery

Description

This plugin allows the user to effortlessly create a gallery of documents and
other attached media, much like the gallery option already available for image
attachments.

Watch the following video for a brief demonstration of Document Gallery in action:

Read more in the Installation tab!

Translation

Document Gallery has to-date been translated into 6 languages, listed below.

Developers

Document Gallery includes features intended to make integration with other plugins
simple. See the bottom of the Installation tab for specific documentation on
the various features provided.

If this plugin has helped you, please take a moment to rate
it
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Screenshots

  • Document Gallery integrates directly with the WordPress Media Manager.
  • The common configuration options are directly accessible through the Media Manager interface, but additional configuration can be manually added to the generated shortcode.
  • This is an example of "fancy" thumbnails. The images are a copy of the front page for each document.
  • This is an example of multiple Document Galleries on a single page (using the ids attribute). It also shows how images will appear in a Document Gallery. Note that the description field supports HTML markup, so the possibilities are endless!
  • This is how the Document Gallery looks with descriptions=false (default). Note that the display inherits styling from your active theme.

Installation

  1. Upload document-gallery to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Place [dg] in any posts or pages you want a document gallery included. See
    below for additional display options.

Document Gallery Options

In order to include all compatible documents from a given page or post, you
must include the following shortcode in the post: [dg].

In addition to the default behavior, the plugin provides many options to
customize behavior with various attributes, some of which are shown below:

[dg [fancy=<true/false>] [attachment_pg=<true/false>] [descriptions=<true/false>] [order=<ASC/DESC>] [orderby=<**see below**>]]

Though the shortcode above may seem far from “short,” none of the attributes are
required and most users will find that the plugin meets your needs “out of the box”
without any added attributes.

Default Values

Default document gallery behavior can be configured in your dashboard under Settings -> Document Gallery.

Attachment Page Option (New in Version 1.1)

This option determines whether each document icon will link to the actual file
or to its attachment page. If you want the user to be able to click on the
icon and directly receive the option to download then use attachment_pg=false
(the default). If you have information on the attachment page that you want the
link to go to, use attachment_pg=true.

Categories/Custom Taxonomy Option (New in Version 1.4)

With the categories option you are able to select attachments based on
their assigned category or any other
custom taxon. Categories
or any custom taxon can be referenced simply by including category=category_value
or taxon_name=taxon_value. Multiple values for a single taxon may be separated
by commas. Note that if a taxon value contains spaces then the entire comma-
delimited list must be quoted.

Columns Option (New in Version 3.0)

The columns option does what it sounds like — sets how many columns to use in
rendering your gallery. With columns=-1, you will get an infinite number of
columns. In other words, only 1 row with all icons.

Descriptions Option

If true, each document will take its own line with the description displayed
alongside it.

Note: this will use the description field, not the caption. Be
careful when entering your document data.

Fancy Option (New in Version 2.0)

If true, we will try to generate a thumbnail for each document in the gallery.
The success in generating thumbs will depend mostly on what your server supports.
To fine-tune how thumbnails are generated, visit Settings -> Document Gallery
in your site’s dashboard.

ID Option (New in Version 3.0)

This option indicates from which parent post/page to retrieve attachments.
If not explicitly set, the default will be the post/page where the shortcode
is being used.

If you do not wish to filter by parent, id=-1 will match all attachments.

IDs Option (New in Version 1.2)

This is an advanced option intended for experienced WordPress users. If this
option is used, the plugin will ignore attached documents, instead including
all attachments defined by the ids attribute (e.g.: ids=10,2,4,42).

Note: If this attribute is used, order defaults to the order of IDs given
rather than menu_order unless order is explicitly stated.

Images Option (New in Version 1.2)

This option will tell the plugin to include all images attached to to a page or
post in addition to all documents.

Include/Exclude Options (New in Version 3.0)

As the name suggests, these options allow for explicitly adding or removing
matched attachments in your gallery. Like with the IDs options above, these
options take a comma-delimited list of attachment IDs.

Limit Option (New in Version 2.3)

As the name suggests, this value will limit how many results are returned in the gallery.
If set to -1, the limit is infinite.

MIME Types Option (New in Version 3.0)

This is a comma-delimited list of all
MIME types
to be included in the gallery. Most users will not need to modify this value.

One example use-case would be to include images in your gallery (which are
not included by default). To do this, you would simply set
mime_types=application,video,text,audio,image, where “image” is the only difference
from the default value. You could also create a gallery which only includes PDFs
by setting mime_types=application/pdf.

New Window Option (New in Version 3.2)

If true, clicking one of the documents in your gallery will open the target link in a new window/tab.

Order Option

This option works alongside the orderby option to determine whether the
documents are displayed in ascending or descending order.

Orderby Option

  • menu_order – This is probably the one you want to use. Menu order is
    the order that icons appear when seen in the Insert / Upload Media Gallery
    dialog. To change this order, you simply drag the icons around until they
    are where you want them. In earlier versions of WordPress, menu_order was
    modified by the integer fields in the Insert / Upload Media Gallery dialog.
    These fields no longer exist in recent releases.
  • title – Order by title.
  • date – Order by upload date.
  • modified – Order by last modified date.
  • rand – Random order.
  • ID – Order by post id.
  • author – Order by author.
  • name – Order by attachment slug.
  • parent – Order by post/page parent id.
    (Only useful in conjunction with localpost=false option.)
  • comment_count – Order by number of comments (available with WP >= 2.9).
  • none – No order (available with Version 2.8).
  • post__in – Preserve post ID order given in the post__in array.

Relation Option (New in Version 1.4)

The relation option should only be used when also using the category or custom
taxonomy
option (see above).

When using multiple taxa this option allows you to decide whether the attachments
returned must match all of the different taxa specified (AND) or a minimum of one
taxa match (OR).

NOTE: This has no bearing on the relationship between different terms for a single
taxon (eg: [dg category=x,y,z relation=AND] will return any attachments where the
category is x, y, OR z). If you wish to return only attachments with all 3 categories,
you will instead need to use the following syntax: [dg category=x,y,z category_relation=AND].
This syntax of *taxon
_relation will work for any taxon, not just “category.”*

Customize Appearance

The Default Document gallery will often fit quite well with whatever theme you
are using. But, if you want to change things, Document Gallery makes that easy.
Just navigate to Settings -> Document Gallery and put any custom CSS in the
provided text box.

See style.css
for all of the ids and classes being used in a Document Gallery.

Example

Say I would like to include a border for the right and bottom of the document
icon, but only when descriptions are shown (to delineate the icon from the
description text). To do this, I would need to use the following CSS:

.document-icon-wrapper.descriptions .document-icon{
   border-right: 1px solid #37824A;
   border-bottom: 1px solid #37824A;
}

Now, if I wanted to modify that code to instead add the same border to all of
the document-icons, regardless of whether they have a description or not, I
would just change the first line, removing the descriptions class like so:

.document-icon-wrapper .document-icon

Developers

For those unfamiliar with content filters, here is some
documentation
that you
should read before continuing.

Filter HTML Output

In Documnet Gallery version 2.2, we’ve released a more powerful HTML
templating framework, making all generated output filterable, and thus
configurable, by developers wishing to control the gallery output. Three
different filters are provided in order to access the various segments
of a gallery: dg_gallery_template, dg_row_template, and dg_icon_template.
These filtered templates are used when dynamically generating output for each
gallery.

Each of the following filters provides an bool argument which indicates
whither the gallery being generated will display descriptions, which
allows you to handle galleries with and without descriptions differently.

If you wish to wrap your galleries in some additional content,
the dg_gallery_template is the tool for the job. With it you can include
content prior to or following your document galleries. The filter
exposes 2 special tags which are replaced during gallery generation
with data specific to that gallery. The tag is described below:

  • %id%: The id attribute value for this gallery.
  • %class%: The class attribute value for this gallery.
  • %data%: The one ore more data-* attributes for the gallery, which are necessary for client-side operations.
  • %rows%: This tag is replaced by all of the document gallery rows.
    Everything before this string will be rendered before the gallery and
    everything after this string will be rendered following the gallery.

If you wish to modify how gallery rows are generated, dg_row_template,
is provided for this purpose. This filter gives you control at the row
level for how a gallery will be generated. The filter exposes 2 special tags
which are replaced during gallery generation with row-specific data.
These tags are as follows:

  • %class%: The class attribute value for this row.
  • %icons%: The icon data for this row.

If you wish to modify the HTML that wraps individual icons,
the dg_icon_template filter is what you will use. The filter is passed
two arguments which may be used to gain additional information about
the document that will be used in generating this icon. The first
argument is a bool value which indicates whether descriptions will
be used along with the icon and the second value is an integer WordPress
attachment ID which may be used to lookup any relevant information
you need specific to that document. The filter exposes 5 special tags
which are replaced during gallery generation with document-specific data.
These tags are as follows:

  • %link%: The URL that will be loaded when the user clicks the icon.
  • %target%: The target attribute for the anchor tag (e.g.: _blank, _self).
  • %img%: The URL pointing the the image that will be displayed.
  • %title%: The human-readable title of the attachment.
  • %title_attribute%: The escaped title (above), safe for using HTML tag attributes.
  • %description%: The attachment description (only present when rendering descriptions).
  • %extension%: The document file extension.
  • %size%: The human-readable file size formatted by
    size_format.
  • %path%: The system path pointing to the document.

Filter Thumbnail Generation Methods

Document Gallery provides the dg_thumbers filter, which allows developers to
add, remove, or even re-order which methods are used to generate a thumbnail
for a given attachment.

The value being filtered is an array of DG_AbstractThumber objects. You will want to look at this abstract class,
located in the DG source under inc/thumbers to see how to correctly implement the abstract methods. You’ll notice
that DG_AbstractThumber::init() will handle creating a singleton instance of your class (though you can opt not
to use this logic if you prefer). To register your implementation of DG_AbstractThumber using init(), you would
simply call YourThumberClass::init() and all of the work setting up the dg_thumbers filter to include your thumber
will be done for you.

The following is an example taken from the Document Gallery source (with a few
modifications for ease of readability), where we add thumbnail generation for
all Audio/Video filetypes supported by WordPress:

class ImageThumber extends DG_AbstractThumber {

    /**
     * @return string[] The extensions supported by this thumber.
     */
    protected function getThumberExtensions() {
        return array( 'jpg', 'jpeg', 'jpe', 'gif', 'png' );
    }

    /**
     * @param string $ID The attachment ID to retrieve thumbnail from.
     * @param int $pg Unused.
     *
     * @return bool|string  False on failure, URL to thumb on success.
     */
    public function getThumbnail( $ID, $pg = 1 ) {
        $options = DG_Thumber::getOptions();
        $ret     = false;

        if ( $icon = image_downsize( $ID, array( $options['width'], $options['height'] ) ) ) {
            $ret = $icon[0];
        }

        return $ret;
    }

    /**
     * @return int An integer from 0 to 100. Higher priorities will be attempted before lower priority thumbers.
     */
    public function getPriority() {
        return 100;
    }
 }

 // tells DG_AbstractThumber to create an instance of the class and apply to dg_thumbers filter
 ImageThumber::init();

Filter Inclusion of Default Document Gallery CSS

If you wish to completely replace Document Gallery styling with your own CSS, you can prevent any any
CSS being loaded by returning false in dg_use_default_gallery_style filter, like so:
add_filter(‘dg_use_default_gallery_style’, ‘__return_false’);

NOTE: By design, this will NOT disable inclusion of any custom CSS set at
Dashboard -> Settings -> Document Gallery

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload document-gallery to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Place [dg] in any posts or pages you want a document gallery included. See
    below for additional display options.

Document Gallery Options

In order to include all compatible documents from a given page or post, you
must include the following shortcode in the post: [dg].

In addition to the default behavior, the plugin provides many options to
customize behavior with various attributes, some of which are shown below:

[dg [fancy=<true/false>] [attachment_pg=<true/false>] [descriptions=<true/false>] [order=<ASC/DESC>] [orderby=<**see below**>]]

Though the shortcode above may seem far from “short,” none of the attributes are
required and most users will find that the plugin meets your needs “out of the box”
without any added attributes.

Default Values

Default document gallery behavior can be configured in your dashboard under Settings -> Document Gallery.

Attachment Page Option (New in Version 1.1)

This option determines whether each document icon will link to the actual file
or to its attachment page. If you want the user to be able to click on the
icon and directly receive the option to download then use attachment_pg=false
(the default). If you have information on the attachment page that you want the
link to go to, use attachment_pg=true.

Categories/Custom Taxonomy Option (New in Version 1.4)

With the categories option you are able to select attachments based on
their assigned category or any other
custom taxon. Categories
or any custom taxon can be referenced simply by including category=category_value
or taxon_name=taxon_value. Multiple values for a single taxon may be separated
by commas. Note that if a taxon value contains spaces then the entire comma-
delimited list must be quoted.

Columns Option (New in Version 3.0)

The columns option does what it sounds like — sets how many columns to use in
rendering your gallery. With columns=-1, you will get an infinite number of
columns. In other words, only 1 row with all icons.

Descriptions Option

If true, each document will take its own line with the description displayed
alongside it.

Note: this will use the description field, not the caption. Be
careful when entering your document data.

Fancy Option (New in Version 2.0)

If true, we will try to generate a thumbnail for each document in the gallery.
The success in generating thumbs will depend mostly on what your server supports.
To fine-tune how thumbnails are generated, visit Settings -> Document Gallery
in your site’s dashboard.

ID Option (New in Version 3.0)

This option indicates from which parent post/page to retrieve attachments.
If not explicitly set, the default will be the post/page where the shortcode
is being used.

If you do not wish to filter by parent, id=-1 will match all attachments.

IDs Option (New in Version 1.2)

This is an advanced option intended for experienced WordPress users. If this
option is used, the plugin will ignore attached documents, instead including
all attachments defined by the ids attribute (e.g.: ids=10,2,4,42).

Note: If this attribute is used, order defaults to the order of IDs given
rather than menu_order unless order is explicitly stated.

Images Option (New in Version 1.2)

This option will tell the plugin to include all images attached to to a page or
post in addition to all documents.

Include/Exclude Options (New in Version 3.0)

As the name suggests, these options allow for explicitly adding or removing
matched attachments in your gallery. Like with the IDs options above, these
options take a comma-delimited list of attachment IDs.

Limit Option (New in Version 2.3)

As the name suggests, this value will limit how many results are returned in the gallery.
If set to -1, the limit is infinite.

MIME Types Option (New in Version 3.0)

This is a comma-delimited list of all
MIME types
to be included in the gallery. Most users will not need to modify this value.

One example use-case would be to include images in your gallery (which are
not included by default). To do this, you would simply set
mime_types=application,video,text,audio,image, where “image” is the only difference
from the default value. You could also create a gallery which only includes PDFs
by setting mime_types=application/pdf.

New Window Option (New in Version 3.2)

If true, clicking one of the documents in your gallery will open the target link in a new window/tab.

Order Option

This option works alongside the orderby option to determine whether the
documents are displayed in ascending or descending order.

Orderby Option

  • menu_order – This is probably the one you want to use. Menu order is
    the order that icons appear when seen in the Insert / Upload Media Gallery
    dialog. To change this order, you simply drag the icons around until they
    are where you want them. In earlier versions of WordPress, menu_order was
    modified by the integer fields in the Insert / Upload Media Gallery dialog.
    These fields no longer exist in recent releases.
  • title – Order by title.
  • date – Order by upload date.
  • modified – Order by last modified date.
  • rand – Random order.
  • ID – Order by post id.
  • author – Order by author.
  • name – Order by attachment slug.
  • parent – Order by post/page parent id.
    (Only useful in conjunction with localpost=false option.)
  • comment_count – Order by number of comments (available with WP >= 2.9).
  • none – No order (available with Version 2.8).
  • post__in – Preserve post ID order given in the post__in array.

Relation Option (New in Version 1.4)

The relation option should only be used when also using the category or custom
taxonomy
option (see above).

When using multiple taxa this option allows you to decide whether the attachments
returned must match all of the different taxa specified (AND) or a minimum of one
taxa match (OR).

NOTE: This has no bearing on the relationship between different terms for a single
taxon (eg: [dg category=x,y,z relation=AND] will return any attachments where the
category is x, y, OR z). If you wish to return only attachments with all 3 categories,
you will instead need to use the following syntax: [dg category=x,y,z category_relation=AND].
This syntax of *taxon
_relation will work for any taxon, not just “category.”*

Customize Appearance

The Default Document gallery will often fit quite well with whatever theme you
are using. But, if you want to change things, Document Gallery makes that easy.
Just navigate to Settings -> Document Gallery and put any custom CSS in the
provided text box.

See style.css
for all of the ids and classes being used in a Document Gallery.

Example

Say I would like to include a border for the right and bottom of the document
icon, but only when descriptions are shown (to delineate the icon from the
description text). To do this, I would need to use the following CSS:

.document-icon-wrapper.descriptions .document-icon{
   border-right: 1px solid #37824A;
   border-bottom: 1px solid #37824A;
}

Now, if I wanted to modify that code to instead add the same border to all of
the document-icons, regardless of whether they have a description or not, I
would just change the first line, removing the descriptions class like so:

.document-icon-wrapper .document-icon

Developers

For those unfamiliar with content filters, here is some
documentation
that you
should read before continuing.

Filter HTML Output

In Documnet Gallery version 2.2, we’ve released a more powerful HTML
templating framework, making all generated output filterable, and thus
configurable, by developers wishing to control the gallery output. Three
different filters are provided in order to access the various segments
of a gallery: dg_gallery_template, dg_row_template, and dg_icon_template.
These filtered templates are used when dynamically generating output for each
gallery.

Each of the following filters provides an bool argument which indicates
whither the gallery being generated will display descriptions, which
allows you to handle galleries with and without descriptions differently.

If you wish to wrap your galleries in some additional content,
the dg_gallery_template is the tool for the job. With it you can include
content prior to or following your document galleries. The filter
exposes 2 special tags which are replaced during gallery generation
with data specific to that gallery. The tag is described below:

  • %id%: The id attribute value for this gallery.
  • %class%: The class attribute value for this gallery.
  • %data%: The one ore more data-* attributes for the gallery, which are necessary for client-side operations.
  • %rows%: This tag is replaced by all of the document gallery rows.
    Everything before this string will be rendered before the gallery and
    everything after this string will be rendered following the gallery.

If you wish to modify how gallery rows are generated, dg_row_template,
is provided for this purpose. This filter gives you control at the row
level for how a gallery will be generated. The filter exposes 2 special tags
which are replaced during gallery generation with row-specific data.
These tags are as follows:

  • %class%: The class attribute value for this row.
  • %icons%: The icon data for this row.

If you wish to modify the HTML that wraps individual icons,
the dg_icon_template filter is what you will use. The filter is passed
two arguments which may be used to gain additional information about
the document that will be used in generating this icon. The first
argument is a bool value which indicates whether descriptions will
be used along with the icon and the second value is an integer WordPress
attachment ID which may be used to lookup any relevant information
you need specific to that document. The filter exposes 5 special tags
which are replaced during gallery generation with document-specific data.
These tags are as follows:

  • %link%: The URL that will be loaded when the user clicks the icon.
  • %target%: The target attribute for the anchor tag (e.g.: _blank, _self).
  • %img%: The URL pointing the the image that will be displayed.
  • %title%: The human-readable title of the attachment.
  • %title_attribute%: The escaped title (above), safe for using HTML tag attributes.
  • %description%: The attachment description (only present when rendering descriptions).
  • %extension%: The document file extension.
  • %size%: The human-readable file size formatted by
    size_format.
  • %path%: The system path pointing to the document.

Filter Thumbnail Generation Methods

Document Gallery provides the dg_thumbers filter, which allows developers to
add, remove, or even re-order which methods are used to generate a thumbnail
for a given attachment.

The value being filtered is an array of DG_AbstractThumber objects. You will want to look at this abstract class,
located in the DG source under inc/thumbers to see how to correctly implement the abstract methods. You’ll notice
that DG_AbstractThumber::init() will handle creating a singleton instance of your class (though you can opt not
to use this logic if you prefer). To register your implementation of DG_AbstractThumber using init(), you would
simply call YourThumberClass::init() and all of the work setting up the dg_thumbers filter to include your thumber
will be done for you.

The following is an example taken from the Document Gallery source (with a few
modifications for ease of readability), where we add thumbnail generation for
all Audio/Video filetypes supported by WordPress:

class ImageThumber extends DG_AbstractThumber {

    /**
     * @return string[] The extensions supported by this thumber.
     */
    protected function getThumberExtensions() {
        return array( 'jpg', 'jpeg', 'jpe', 'gif', 'png' );
    }

    /**
     * @param string $ID The attachment ID to retrieve thumbnail from.
     * @param int $pg Unused.
     *
     * @return bool|string  False on failure, URL to thumb on success.
     */
    public function getThumbnail( $ID, $pg = 1 ) {
        $options = DG_Thumber::getOptions();
        $ret     = false;

        if ( $icon = image_downsize( $ID, array( $options['width'], $options['height'] ) ) ) {
            $ret = $icon[0];
        }

        return $ret;
    }

    /**
     * @return int An integer from 0 to 100. Higher priorities will be attempted before lower priority thumbers.
     */
    public function getPriority() {
        return 100;
    }
 }

 // tells DG_AbstractThumber to create an instance of the class and apply to dg_thumbers filter
 ImageThumber::init();

Filter Inclusion of Default Document Gallery CSS

If you wish to completely replace Document Gallery styling with your own CSS, you can prevent any any
CSS being loaded by returning false in dg_use_default_gallery_style filter, like so:
add_filter(‘dg_use_default_gallery_style’, ‘__return_false’);

NOTE: By design, this will NOT disable inclusion of any custom CSS set at
Dashboard -> Settings -> Document Gallery

Q: I’m using taxonomies, but nothing is showing up in my gallery

A: Remember that Document Gallery defaults to retrieving just attachments for the current post/page.
If you want a broader scope of attachments, you’ll also need tell Document Gallery to search everywhere
like so: [dg id=-1 category="My Awesome Category"].

Q: Ghostscript is installed on my server, but it’s not working!

A: Document Gallery does a pretty good job of detecting where Ghostscript is installed,
but on some installs it may need a little help. To check whether this is the case,
navigate to Dashboard -> Settings -> Document Gallery and see if there is a notice
next to the Ghostscript checkbox indicating that your server is not properly configured.
If that notice does exist, the next step is to go to the Advanced tab on that same page
and see if the Ghostscript path is set. If it is not, you’ll need to manually fill it
with the location for your Ghostscript install (eg: /usr/local/bin/gs). Once that
change is saved, the Ghostscript checkbox should be enabled on the first tab.

Q: Why are all of my document icons in a single column?

A: Assuming that you do not have the columns attribute set to 1, the likely cause
of this behavior is that descriptions are enabled. To fix this, simply add descriptions=false
(eg: [dg descriptions=false]).

Q: Why is [insert thumbnail generation method] enabled on one of my WordPress installs, but not on another one?

A: Document Gallery works very hard behind the scenes to ensure that it enables
as much as is possible for any given server, but some servers just can’t do
some of the things that the plugin supports. Document Gallery detects when a
server can’t do something (run Ghostscript, for example) and disables that option.
If you later modify your server to handle one of the thumbnail generation methods,
Document Gallery will notice this and re-enable the option on the settings page,
though you will need to go in and tell Document Gallery that it should use this
newly-enabled method.

Q: Why is Ghostscript so much faster than Imagick?

A: This comes down to how the two programs work. Imagick actually delegates
handling of PDFs to Ghostscript behind the scenes, but it doesn’t do so
intelligently. Before passing off the PDF, it first reads the entire contents
of the PDF into memory. Since we only need a single page to generate the
thumbnail, this is much more work than is needed. Ghostscript, on the other hand,
can handle reading only one page into memory, thus doing much less work before
returning our thumbnail.

Reviews

Awesome plugin

This plugin is awesome. I am not an experienced WordPress user but I was able to get this plugin working perfectly in a matter of minutes. My website contains a lot of reference documentation, including several years of club newsletters. By using the ‘bulk’ features of the document gallery plugin, I was able to set up the pages in minutes. Not only are the published pages looking great but it saved me several hours of manipulating the files manually.

Sometimes the simplest things are the best!

Incredible Plugin

One of the very top plugins I have ever used.
Rock solid and easy to use.
We’ve searched for something to manage our documents – and this exceeded our expectations.
Great support too.
Word class coding.

Highly recommended.

Awesome support

Some days ago i ask for support that is little bit tricky, but the author is so responsive and helpful!

Thankyou…

Made a tedious job easy

I’m porting a very old static site across to WordPress. I’d been dreading the linking-up of all the old pdfs. This plugin made the job a pleasure. The thumbnails add a lot to the appearance – you just have to be patient waiting for them to appear.

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Contributors & Developers

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Changelog

Features For The Future

To see a list of features planned for the future as well as to propose your own
ideas for future Document Gallery development, take a look at our
issue tracker.

4.3.1

  • Enhancement: WordPress 4.7 includes native support for PDF thumbnails. Document Gallery was already using some
    of this, but this update ensures that DG takes full advantage of the new core functionality, including some new
    logic to allow older WordPress installs running Document Gallery to take advantage of some of the new goodies.
  • Tested Up To: Document Gallery has been tested in WP 4.7. Big thanks to
    Bjarne for help with testing.
  • Reminder: Don’t forget that Thumber.co can integrate with Document Gallery to greatly
    expand supported file types (eg: Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Photoshop). Thumber.co offers a free 1-week trial
    if you want to try it before you buy it!

4.2.6

  • Bug Fix: Document Gallery was impossible to uninstall on some WordPress systems. This is addressed now.

4.2.5

  • Bug Fix: Resolves issue where visual editor gallery preview got stuck loading.

4.2.4

  • Tested Up To: Document Gallery has been tested in WP 4.6.
  • Bug Fix: Resolves bug in visual editor that would result in the gallery preview never loading in some circumstances.

4.2.3

  • Bug Fix: Ghostscript thumbnail generation where the attachment name includes non-ASCII characters was failing
    on some server configurations. Kevin Hock identified the bug AND provided the fix. Gold star!

4.2.2

  • Bug Fix: Ghostscript-based thumbnail generation was failing in a rare corner case. Thanks
    sigvevidnes for identifying this issue!

4.2.1

  • Bug Fix: There was a bug in validating user secrets for Thumber.co that has now been addressed.

4.2

  • Enhancement: Adding support for tax_name_include_children attribute, as requested by
    John. Thanks for the suggestion!
  • Enhancement: Thumber.co authentication secret is no longer output in the options
    dump on the admin settings tab, removing the possibility of this information being inadvertently printed in the
    support forum.

4.1.14

  • Bug Fix: The handling of saving Thumber.co subscriptions was broken for some use cases.
    The logic has been updated to work correctly in all cases.

4.1.13

  • Enhancement: HostGator users were noticing an issue where HTTP connection failures would show up while Document
    Gallery was enabled. This resulted in symptoms like not being able to update plugins. This release modifies behavior
    to try and bypass this HostGator shortcoming. Work is still being done working with HostGator to try and identify
    a more complete resolution.

4.1.12

  • Bug Fix: Resolves issues where the visual editor gallery preview was missing for a small subset of shortcode types.

4.1.11

  • Bug Fix: Resolves bug that resulted in various issues, including Jetpack and some core WordPress functionality
    not working correctly.

4.1.10

  • Bug Fix: Resolves drag/drop issues in the meida manager.

4.1.9

  • Bug Fix: Addresses issues with the IMagick thumbnail generation.
  • Enhancement: Handling thumbnail generation for image attachments better (should be faster & more reliable).

4.1.8

  • Bug Fix: There was a minor bug in how thumbnails for image attachments were being generated. It has been addressed.

4.1.7

  • Bug Fix: There was a minor issue on some admin pages that has been resolved.

4.1.6

  • Enhancement: Added warning to plugins page when a PHP version < 5.3 is being used.
  • Bug Fix: Resolves a “class not found” error.

4.1.5

  • Bug Fix: For a subset of the users upgrading from 4.0 to 4.1.x, the thumbnail images will have been corrupted
    during the upgrade process. This release addresses the problem.

4.1.1 & 4.1.2 & 4.1.3 & 4.1.4

  • Bug Fix: Resolves various errors reported following 4.1 release.

4.1

  • Enhancement: At long last, support for Microsoft Office files (Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Visio), as well as a
    boat-load of other formats, has been re-added to Document Gallery by way of
    integration with the Thumber.co service. For a small fee you can generate images for all of your
    attachments using a service designed specifically to work well with Document Gallery. For a limited time,
    Thumber.co is offering a free 7-day trial of the basic subscription. If you don’t like it, all you have to do is
    cancel and you won’t pay a penny.
  • Enhancement: The pagination footer now includes more than just “prev” and “next”, allowing for quicker navigation
    of long multi-page galleries. Additionally, the pagination footer will no longer be included if pagination is enabled,
    but there are less than a page-length’s worth of attachments in the gallery.
  • Enhancement: Massive rewrite of some core logic that had become unmaintainable. This will mean nothing to most
    users, with the noted exception that if you were using the dg_thumbers filter you’ll need to change some things.
    If this applies to you then you’ll want to hold off on upgrading until you’ve had a chance to rework your usage of the
    filter to map to the new expected values.

4.0

  • Enhancement: The WordPress visual editor now displays a full gallery preview.
  • Enhancement: You can now paginate your galleries. This is especially useful in large multi-hundred item galleries.
    To enable pagination in your galleries, simply use limit=##.
  • Enhancement: All CSS & JavaScript is now served minified to ensure the fastest possible load time for your site.
  • Enhancement: When using taxonomies to generate your galleries (eg: media categories) you can now use term slug
    instead of the name. Thanks andremalenfant for suggesting this!
  • Enhancement: The structure of the gallery output has been cleaned up, making it easier to style if you chose to
    use custom CSS. NOTE: This modified structure may break existing custom CSS or PHP filtering, so be sure to check
    this if you’re using either of those features.
  • Bug Fix: The storage of the DG thumbnail cache was very broken. Due to how the cache was originally designed, it
    ran into issues at large scale and on busy sites, which resulted in difficult to track bugs. The entire storage
    mechanism for the cache has been rewritten from the ground up to address this issue, which will result in faster
    gallery generation and more reliable performance.
  • Bug Fix: In the thumbnail management tab of the DG settings, sorting by title was broken. This has been fixed.
  • Bug Fix: Limit was not working in cases where the ids or include attribute were present. This has been fixed.
  • Tested Up To: Document Gallery has been tested in WP 4.4 beta.

NOTE: All earlier changes may be found in the CHANGELOG.md file.