Gallery eCommerce

Description

Gallery Ecommerce is an advanced and user-friendly plugin for creating galleries and selling both digital (e.g. photos) and tangible products. Add your product image, appeal your customers and sell! It is easy to set-up and accommodate to your and customer requirements.

Gallery Ecommerce
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Adding images takes a few seconds. Supplement your images with additional information, such as image title, description and tags, add parameters (i.e. dimensions, colors,etc.). Uploaded images can be further modified using editing tools. Here you can crop, flip and rotate the images.

Gallery Ecommerce plugin supports multiple view options, which can be altered in Pro version. The images/products will be displayed using stylish lightbox, where the users can get details of the product, get acquainted with the product usage license terms, dimensions and price.

You can offer rating and commenting functionality to users and get customer feedback .Social media sharing buttons can be found within the lightbox of the Gallery Ecommerce plugin in Pro version.

Selling images became easier. Just upload the largest dimension of the image and set multiple dimensions available to download. The process is automated, allowing you to avoid the hassle of uploading multiple dimensions of the same image. Simply set custom dimensions and assign a price to each. Moreover,you can enable free download for your customers and allow guest checkout.

PayPal and Stripe (Pro version only) payment options are made available for your and your customer convenience. Additionally, Gallery Ecommerce provides offline checkout functionality which will let your customers to opt for later payment.

The communication with the customer is realized in the form of emails- order notification, order details, failed orders. You can modify email body, subject, recipients and etc.

You can track orders through Orders menu, including personal data of the customer, product and purchase details. The Reports section will allow you to track the sales for a custom defined date range.

IMPORTANT: If you think you found a bug in the plugin or have any problem or question concerning Gallery Ecommerce, do not hesitate to contact us at support@web-dorado.com.

Upgrade to Paid version to get access to following features:

  • Themes: Edit styles and colors
  • Masonry Gallery/Album, Mosaic View options
  • Blog Style and Carousel Views
  • PayPal Express Integration
  • Stripe Integration
  • Social Sharing and Facebook Commenting
  • Dynamic Tag Cloud Widget

Screenshots

  • Gallery Ecommerce - Thumbnails View
  • Gallery Ecommerce - Lightbox
  • Gallery Ecommerce - Checkout
  • Gallery Ecommerce - Add Gallery
  • Gallery Ecommerce - Add Pricelist
  • Gallery Ecommerce - Ecommerce Options

Installation

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Minimum requirements.

  • WordPress 3.9+
  • PHP 5.x
  • MySQL 5.x

Perform a new installation

After downloading the ZIP file of the Gallery Ecommerce plugin,

  1. Log in to the administrator panel.
  2. Go to Plugins Add > New > Upload.
  3. Click “Choose file” (“Browse”) and select the downloaded zip file of the Post Slider plugin.
    For Mac Users
    Go to your Downloads folder and locate the folder with the Gallery Ecommerce. Right-click on the folder and select Compress. Now you have a newly created .zip file which can be installed as described here.
  4. Click “Install Now” button.
  5. Click “Activate Plugin” button for activating the Gallery Ecommerce.
  6. If the installation does not succeed, please contact us at support@web-dorado.com.

FAQ

Can I install Gallery Ecommerce plugin via FTP?

You can install the plugin with FTP Upload the following way.

  1. Download the gallery-ecommerce.zip file from our website. Unzip it on your device.
  2. Go to your FTP, and upload the gallery-ecommerce folder to your website’s /wp-content/plugins/ folder.
  3. Go to your dashboard > Plugins, and you will see the Gallery Ecommerce plugin in your list. Activate it.

After installation, three menus will be added to your WordPress dashboard:

  • Gallery (for creating galleries and albums, overall gallery theme settings),
  • Gallery Ecommerce (for setting up price lists and ecommerce options, access reports and etc.),
  • Gallery Ecommerce Pages (for modifying default ecommerce pages).
Can I translate Gallery Ecommerce into another language?

You can change the language of the plugin the following way.

Go to Settings > General > Site Language, then select your language (for WordPress 4.0 and above).

In case you want to modify the translation, you can edit the language file of your product. All languages are included with /languages folder of the plugin as .po files with the language code, e.g. en_GB.po for English version.

You can modify the .po file using POEdit software.

How can I create galleries with the plugin?

On the left menu select Gallery > Add Galleries/Images > Add new.

Choose the gallery title, slug and description (used with Extended album view), add a preview image. If you leave preview image blank, one of gallery images will be used randomly.

What do I need to do to upload images to galleries?

By default the gallery uses its own File Manager to add images. Alternatively you can switch to WordPress Media Library: enable Import from Media Library in Gallery > Options menu > Global Options.

Up button will allow you to move to parent folder. You can organize photos in different folders and make the gallery loading faster
Rename item. Easily edit titles of the items.

  • Copy/Cut/Paste. Images and folders within the uploader can be moved and copied.
  • Remove items. Easily delete the items.
  • Upload files. Multiupload is supported.To upload all images, you should first press Ctrl+A.

To add the images press Add the selected images to gallery button.
View options. (on the right upper corner)
View thumbnails/list. Displays images in Thumbnail or List view.

How can I create albums with Gallery Ecommerce?

Albums are a combination of galleries and other albums. The hierarchy is the following: Image > Gallery > Album.

With gallery-base album, album click action will redirect to thumbnail/masonry/mosaic view of included images.

In case of album-based album, you will be redirected to individual album page, with next click to gallery thumbnails.
To create an album go to Gallery > Albums > Add new.

Fill in album name, slug, description. Add a preview image by uploading it or choosing from already loaded images. If you leave it blank, one of the images will be used automatically. Finalize the process by choose the galleries or albums to add to the album. To change the order for added items use drag and drop button.

Is it possible to add tags to images?

You can add tags to images in Gallery Ecommerce plugin. However, note, that they are used for Widget display, Tag Cloud and Dynamic Tag Cloud. Or you can display the tag cloud with galleries if you enable Show Tag box in Options > Global options menu.

To create tags for galleries go to Photo Gallery > Tags. Fill in the name for the tag, its slug and press Add tag button.

To add the tags to images, you should go to Photo Gallery > Your gallery, select the images and press Add tag button, choose the tag(s) and press Add.

Where can I edit the options of the plugin?

You can do this from Gallery Ecommerce > Options page.

It combines multiple options. Note that some of the options are also included in the shortcode. In this case the final result will be based on the shortcode setup and not the general options.

This page is divided into the following sections:

  • Global options
  • Watermark Options
  • Advertising Options
  • Lightbox Options
  • Album options
  • Slideshow Options
  • Thumbnail options
  • Image Options
  • Carousel Options
Where can I manage comments and ratings of the images?

Go to Gallery > Comments to delete or publish comments. You can filter search and browsing to user image, comment author (name). Select the comment and press Delete or Unpublish/Publish buttons.

To manage ratings, navigate to Gallery > Ratings to delete ratings for specific images. Narrow the search choosing Gallery, then Image, then IP of the user for the image ratings. Select and click on Delete button.

Is it possible to edit the styling of galleries?

Pro version og Gallery Ecommerce provides themes to edit the appearance of the galleries. They are available on Gallery > Themes page. You can use default theme or create custom theme pressing Add new button. All themes include the following tabs based on view types, lightbox and page navigation (responsible for navigation and control buttons).

  • Thumbnails
  • Masonry
  • Mosaic
  • Slideshow
  • Image Browser
  • Compact Album
  • Masonry Album
  • Extended Album
  • Blog Style
  • Lightbox
  • Page Navigation
  • Carousel
How can I publish the created galleries?

For adding created galleries within your pages and posts you will require shortcode. Shortcode comes as either general shortcode for posts and pages or php shortcode for custom location.

Option 1
To generate the shortcode go to Gallery > Generate Shortcode, set up shortcode options and press Generate. Standard and php shortcodes will be generated. Copy the code and insert standard shortcode to pages and posts or php code within php file.
To modify editing existing gallery shortcode paste the shortcode here and press Import button. You can further edit it and regenerate it for creating new galleries/albums.

Option 2
Go to post/page where you will display the gallery/album. In editor find camera icon, click on it. Set up the options and press insert. Shortcode uses three sets of parameters. The first column is view-specific, the second option applies to Lightbox (except Slideshow and Carousel view) and third one applies to Advertising.
Let’s refer to the first column․ Lightbox options and Advertising options are the same as in Operations submenu.

How can I configure ecommerce features?

In order to set up Gallery Ecommerce you will need to adjust its options.
For this case after creating your first gallery or album, go to the back end of your WordPress site > Select Gallery Ecommerce > Ecommerce Options

General Options

In the options menu of Ecommerce plugin you will find three tab-menus. the first one appears to be called General Options. Here you are able to specify the currency and its sign, choose Thank you page and Generate pages. By default Ecommerce installed 3 new pages to your website. Checkout, Orders, Cancel pages. These are the pages that work with regular Ecommerce sites. Generate button will allow you to re-create these pre-installed pages if you accidently deleted one of them.

Email Options

Email options include details both for administrator and user. The plugin allows creating custom mail with signature and brand logo. Menu comes with three tabs.

In General email options you are able to set options both for administrator and user.
Here you can upload a header logo, add footer text (supports text and custom HTML), change header main color and background color.

In Email Admin options you can define recipient’s email, email subject, mode, email from and from name, as well as add address which will be used for CC and BCC options. Plus you can create an email body which will include order details using placeholders and custom HTML.

In Email User options you can define recipient’s email, email subject, mode, email from and from name, as well as add address which will be used for CC and BCC options. Plus you can create an email body and custom subject for order notification, order details and failed order, which can include placeholders and custom HTML.

Is it possible to control checkout settings?

Checkout Options of Gallery Ecommerce > Ecommerce Options page lets you do this.

Set checkout options. enable or disable guest checkout (to process a purchase without being logged in to your site) and shipping, digital download order list, download link expiry days for guests, enable quantity option for digital downloads, enable shipping/billing fields and most importantly options for payment method, which are PayPal and Stripe.

What payment options are supported?

There are three payment options for the product, PayPal Express Checkout, Stripe and Offline payment. The payment option, its currency and sign can be selected and set up in Options menu. Note that no user data is saved in your backend to keep the process safe.

How can I create a new pricelist?

Pricelists are grouped price options for items. Any pricelist can include its own title, tax rate, prices, description, shipping rate and parameters, as well as details for digital images with image size, price, dimension and etc. By creating each pricelist you can apply it to single or multiple items.

In Pricelists option of Gallery Ecommerce you will be able to check options for printed products and digital images. Prints and products are actual products displayed with an image, downloads are sets of images (different dimensions of the same image) for free or paid download.

Note: The pricelist can include different dimensions but only dimensions smaller that the original image will be applied to it, e.g. 800×600, 600×450, 450×300, but if the image is only 660×500, only last two options will be applied to the image if the pricelist is added to this specific image.

After creating a pricelist, connect it with the gallery. Go to the gallery, select images and press Add pricelist at the top right side of the page.

Is it possible to add parameters with pricelists?

Parameters can be connected with pricelists. They can include different options such as single value, input, textarea, select, radio and checkbox.

  • Title. Set a title to your parameter that can be connected to a pricelist.
  • Type. Set parameter type from provided options.
  • Single value. Users will be able to view the unique value of the products/prints.
  • Input. Users will be allowed to fill in details for parameters.
  • Textarea. Users will be allowed to fill in parameter details using textarea.
  • Select. Users will be able to select single value using drop-down.
  • Radio. Users will be able to select a single value among displayed options.
  • Checkbox. Users will be able to select multiple values among display options.
Can I get information about the sold items?

If you navigate to Orders menu you will be able to find the list of Orders with all details, including username, email, order status, payment method, payment status, price. In addition you can go to Reports section and track all of the payments and orders for certain time period and product types/items.

Where can I check sales stastics for my galleries?

The Reports page of Gallery Ecommerce gives sales data over a time period.

You can filter reports based on month, year, week or custom calendar filter for specific date frame. It comes with monthly report diagram, number of orders and more. In case of Custom date you can use date picker with calendar icon. After clicking on it select the time period you need to check the history of your online store. You can enable and disable properties by checking/unchecking them within the graph dashboard.

The drop down menu under the time frame tabs allow to select printed or digital products in order to review the report of. You can also filter the data of both categories if you want to get overall revenue for products/prints and digital downloads by selecting All. The second drop down menu will allow to be more specific and get a report of one specific item (product or digital download).

Reviews

May 22, 2018
Just over two weeks ago, some idiot has invaded my comments area on each of my website pages 'WHY' I have closed all the comments section until this issue is resolved. What have they gained on each occasion I delete the whole spam link without viewing it, but it returns with even more spam. With the comments area closed I have not received any more spam, but they return soon after opening the comments area for my customers to offer feedback. Why is there not a fix to stop a recognised spam operator, these problems must be easy for WordPress or Google to recognise. If I placed a spam link onto some's website as an example, I am sure it would be recognised and kicked into touch!! Spammers cannot possibly hide their activities with an experienced person blocking them using a computer, must surely be the answer!! Warmest Regards, Anthony Glanfield.
April 10, 2017
This plugin is one of the best of his category but it should be upgraded. I have some downloadable products which I sell or give (price of 0) but Paypal doesn't manage transactions with amount of 0 For the moment, people who wants to download free products have to use the "Offline Payment" option and I have to manually validate the orders. I cannot use the wordpress galey module because I sell these pictures on paper. The other point is about the resolution of downloadable pictures files : resolutions on orders are not the real resolutions of the pictures but the value which have been indicated in parameters.
January 17, 2017
You can create folders for each gallery, I like this! Good options menus and good support!
November 9, 2016
I have recently started using this plugin for a client to sell their images online. We had a couple of glitches in the set-up but WebDorado were awesome in their support and getting everything sorted out for us! We actually purchased the Pro versions for both to get the extra options, but either way - a great combo with the Photo Gallery plugin!
October 5, 2016
I have been using photo gallery for a long time, and liked it a lot. Lately eCommerce solution was added to it and I gave it a try. I used this solution on my client’s website to sell photos and print materials. I enjoy the flexibility and intuitive user interface. If you want to sell any digital content than this is right solution! You rock WebDorado! I am looking for more great things!
October 5, 2016
Your developers have created a very cool plugin with the most beautiful views. It is differ from others just with those views. All my needs meet with this because my shop looks very modern and responsive with it!
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Contributors & Developers

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Changelog

1.0.9

  • Fixed: Minor bug

1.0.8

  • Fixed: Resend order details email

1.0.8

  • Fixed: Resend order details email

1.0.7

  • Changed: Plugin url

1.0.6

  • Minor bug fixed

1.0.5

  • Minor bug fixed

1.0.4

  • Minor bug fixed

1.0.3

  • Fixed: Bug on guest checkout

1.0.2

  • Changed: Tour steps

1.0.1

  • Minor bug fixed

1.0.0

  • Initial version