This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.



Fotorama is a simple, stunning, powerful jQuery gallery.

  • All Browsers. From IE 7 to Safari on iOS. Including Android and Windows Phone.
  • Neat and transparent. Looks great by default, even better with your settings.
  • Compact in-page and epic fullscreen mode.
  • Touch gestures. Fine response to drag and swipe.
  • Seamless responsive.
  • Fast CSS3 transitions.
  • Save Bandwidth. Fotorama lazy loads only one image ahead.
  • Let Fotorama play photos automatically. The show will stop on touch.
  • Thumbnails, shuffle, keyboard navigations, loop, and more…

Licensed under the MIT.


  • Fotorama post with responsive “Twenty Thirteen” theme
  • Neat with “Twenty Twelve”
  • Seamless responsive
  • Looks well with every background


  1. Install Fotorama either via the plugin directory, or by uploading the files to your server.
  2. After activating Fotorama your galleries turn into fotoramas.
  3. Say Hi to Fotorama!

Installation screencast


Control a single fotorama using standard gallery shortcode:

[gallery ids="1,2,3"]

Shortcode will take the following core attributes: ids, orderby, order, id, include, and exclude.

Disable fotorama and use standard gallery with fotorama="false":

[gallery ids="1,2,3" fotorama="false"]

Fotorama’s default settings are good, so there’s no need to mess with them. Still, you can fine-tune. Add any attributes that are listed in the original documentation, but without data- prefix.


Change navigation style from iPhone-style dots to thumbnails by adding nav="thumbs":

[gallery ids="1,2,3" nav="thumbs"]


Allow fotorama to enter fullscreen using allowfullscreen:

[gallery ids="1,2,3" allowfullscreen="true"]


There are 4 ways to fit an image into a fotorama: contain, cover, scaledown, and none. Choose one:

[gallery ids="1,2,3" fit="cover"]


Define which transition to use — slide or crossfade — using transition:

[gallery ids="1,2,3" transition="crossfade"]


Attribute hash="true" lets the page change its URL upon switching images. To send a link to a specific photo to a friend 🙂

[gallery ids="1,2,3" hash="true"]

Better be used with only one fotorama per page.


Loop the last and the first frame for seamless transition using loop="true":

[gallery ids="1,2,3" loop="true"]


Let Fotorama play photos automatically using autoplay="true". By default, a pause between images is 5 seconds. Set any interval in milliseconds, for example, 3 seconds:

[gallery ids="1,2,3" autoplay="3000"]

The show stops on touch. Change this with stopautoplayontouch="false".


Shuffle frames by adding shuffle="true":

[gallery ids="1,2,3" shuffle="true"]


Turn on keyboard navigation with the arrows by adding keyboard="true":

[gallery ids="1,2,3" keyboard="true"]

Works only for the first fotorama on page.

Arrows, click, swipe

Control the way your users interact with the fotorama with three attributes arrows, click, and swipe:

[gallery ids="1,2,3" arrows="true" click="true" swipe="false"]

Navigation position

To move dots or thumbs on top, use navposition="top":

[gallery ids="1,2,3" navposition="top"]

Hide navigation with nav="false".


How not to repeat the same attributes in each [gallery]? Is it possible to override the defaults?

Yes, there is a hack for that. Create file fotoramaDefaults.js in the /wp-content/plugins/ directory and list your options like so:

fotoramaDefaults = {
  nav: 'thumbs',
  allowfullscreen: 'native',
  transition: 'crossfade',
  loop: true,
  keyboard: true

Fotorama will try to fetch the options from the /wp-content/plugins/fotoramaDefaults.js.


Can i still use this plugin?

Hi, came across this plugin and would like to use it. But there’s no activity anymore on support or development. Is it safe to use this or is there anybody that build a similair plugin?

Великолепный плагин

Отличная надстройка над галереей. Только не хватает режима при котором fullscreen ограничен размерами картинки.

Please update plugin

Отличный плагин! Обновите пожалуйста, чтобы была совместимость с текущей версии wordpress, в админке все меню начинает прыгать.
Заранее спасибо.

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