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Gallery Just Better

Description

It’s a tiny bit more flexible than wp native gallery. It finally allows non-linked images and images linking to external URLs. It also allows linked images/pages opening in a new page.

Usage

As it is a shortcode:

^ From the admin wp page->Posts/Pages->Add New or Edit, select HTML in the entry form and enter [galleryjb]
^ Attach one or more images to the post or define a PostID attribute which has attachements i.e. [galleryjb postid=123]
^ There are no mandatory attributes: it will show the attached images as a gallery if attachments are present in the current post or in postid, if postid as attribute is defined.
^ Optional attributes are all those you can see in wp 3.0.4 or 3.1 of native gallery plus:
^^ link: besides “file” (= images are linked to imagefile) and the default null string (= images are linked to the attachment’s permalink) already present in wp gallery, there is now “null” (images are not clickable/linkable) and “url” (images are linked to external URLs defined in Description).
Please note that if you choose link=”url”¯, the Description textbox in Media library needs to contain a url (http(s)..etc) and not a textual description. On the other hand, Description is not used by wp native [ gallery ] in any case.
^^ target: boolean. if true linked objects open in a new/the same window, if false (default) in the same window
^^ author: true (default) or false whether you allow this plugin’s author footer to be displayed or not (please, say yes).

Examples

[galleryjb link=”null”¯] ==> Images are not clickable
[galleryjb target=”true”¯] ==> Images link to the attachment’s permalink and open up in a new page
[galleryjb link=”url”¯target=”true”¯] ==> Images link to external URL defined in the Description textbox (in Media library). These URLs will open up in a new page.
[galleryjb link=”url”¯] ==> Images link to external urls defined in the Description textbox (in Media library). They will open up in the same page (as default)

Installation

  1. From Plugins of your wordpress administration, select “Add new”, search for “gallery just better” into the search text-box then click on ‘Install Now’ (below the plugin name) when prompted OR download this plugin from wordpress repository or from Stef’s blog, unzip it (a directory with 2 files will be extracted) and upload it to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory of your wordpress

  2. Activate the plugin from the Plugins menu in your WordPress administration

  3. Use it! (see Usage in Other Notes)

FAQ

Why would I need/want it?
it can either be a replacement to wp native gallery if you need the added features described above or a simple no frills/no nonsenses gallery. More, much more to come.

Contributors & Developers

“Gallery Just Better” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

0.2

  • Second release. Based on wp 3.1 native wp gallery

0.1

  • First release. Based on wp 3.0.4 native wp gallery