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Flash Gallery

Flash Gallery is the only practical way to publish VAST amount of pictures in a post. Features full screen viewing, slideshows, albums and more.

How do I configure Flash Gallery?

All settings are optional, and made through the shortcode syntax.

Here's an example that will display a gallery with five rows, 650px high, and 3 Albums with 10 images in each:

`[flashgallery orderby="ID" rows="5" height="650px" albums="Prep_10 % Exhibit_10 % Presentations_10"]`

It's nothing fancy - a title, an underscore and the number of images you want to put in that album. Separate each album with "%". So if there's 100 images attached to a post and you do;

[flashgallery albums="First Album_50 % Second_25 % Third_25"]

You'd get three albums, "First Album" would get the first 50 images of the post, "Second" would display the next 25 and "Third" would display the last 25.

All the regular [gallery] parameters still apply ('cept for columns), and you've got these extra to play with:

  • cats = "Album1_12 % Album2_33 % Album3_66": deprecated since 1.3, use albums instead
  • albums = "Title1_10 % Another Title_20": two albums, and their image count
  • height = "400px", "100%"
  • hidetoggle = "false": true to not show the toggle gallery-link.
  • delay = "3": time to display images in slideshow, in seconds.
  • exclude = "39,42": exclude images with ID 39 & 42
  • rows = "3": number of rows in the gallery thumbnail view.
  • background = "background.jpg": URL to high-rez background
  • logo = "logo.png": URL to logo
  • transparent = "false": set flash's wmode
  • scaling = "fill", "fit" or "noscale": how images are scaled when displayed(default: fit)
  • thumbsize = "110": size (in pixels) of thumbnails ignored. gallery auto-senses thumbsize since 1.3
  • color = '0xFF0099': color of the interface highlights
  • usescroll = 'true': enable browsing by scrollwheel
  • showtitles = 'false': display picture title over thumbnail
  • allowdownload = 'true': give option to download image from right-click menu
  • rowmajor = 'false': arrange thumbs in column order or row order? (eg. top-to-bottom or left-to-right)
  • animate = 'true': let thumbs fly into position

Notice that color is a hexadecimal value with the 0x-prefix, not # as is common in CSS and web development.

My thumbnails overlap / look wierd / behaves badly

Flash Gallery assumes you've got square thumbnails - same width as height. Make sure you've checked "Crop thumbnail to exact dimensions" in WordPress Admin -> Media.

You can run Regenerate Thumbnails to apply your new settings to all images you've uploaded.

Where's the FLA-source?

In the development version.

How do I create WordPress galleries?

Use the built-in media uploader to create and insert galleries in your posts. See the screencast (at 01:35), or read the instructions.

How do I ask for help?

  1. Search the forums and post in a relevant thread if one exists.
  2. Always tag your post with Flash Gallery
  3. State your problem succintly, provide a link!
  4. Always tag your post resolved and publish your solution.

Can I help you in any way?

Absolutely! Please help me out by Flattr-ing my plugins, or send me a book? Used ones are fine! :)

Requires: 3.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.3.2
Last Updated: 5 years ago
Active Installs: 2,000+


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