Gallery by BestWebSoft

Description

The best responsive gallery plugin for your WordPress website which will help you to create amazing galleries in a few clicks. Add an unlimited number of images to your gallery, create albums and categories, add comments, change appearance and much more.

Showcase portfolio or just to show off useful images easily with gallery plugin to power up communication with your visitors, spark up your brand, and increase sales!

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Free Features

  • Fully Responsive
  • Add unlimited number of:
    • Albums to gallery
    • Images to album
    • Gallery categories [NEW]
  • Change image for album cover and its dimensions
  • Set default sorting order for images by:
    • Attachment ID
    • Image Name
    • Date
    • Sorting order in the Gallery
    • Random
    • ASC (ascending order from lowest to highest values)
    • DESC (descending order from highest to lowest values)
  • Set default gallery projects sorting order by:
    • Gallery ID
    • Title
    • Date
    • Last modified date
    • Comment count
    • Sorting order
    • Author
    • Random
    • ASC (ascending order from lowest to highest values)
    • DESC (descending order from highest to lowest values)
  • Add gallery categories widget and select the additional info [NEW]:
    • Display as dropdown
    • Show galleries count
    • Show hierarchy
  • Install/delete demo data
  • Slideshow and full-size image displaying
  • Change border width and color
  • Add:
    • Any image file format
    • Comments to galleries
    • Images from WordPress media library
    • Descriptions to each album
  • Add custom code via plugin settings page
  • Compatible with latest WordPress version
  • Incredibly simple settings for fast setup without modifying code
  • Detailed step-by-step documentation and videos
  • Multilingual and RTL ready

Pro Features

All features from Free version included plus:

  • Change gallery layout:
    • Grid (default)
    • Masonry
  • Display image text:
    • Under image
    • By mouse hover
  • Set:
    • Lightbox image size
    • Background color and the lightbox transparency
    • Gallery item slug
  • Image crop position
    • Horizontal
    • Vertical
  • Add and display Like buttons:
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Pinterest
    • Google +1
  • Enable lightbox helper:
    • Button
    • Thumbnail
  • Select ‘self’/’blank’ for external URLs
  • Add lightbox image description
  • Add a button with URL to the lightbox
  • Single gallery pagination
  • Configure every gallery or apply global settings
  • Configure all subsites on the network
  • Get answer to your support question within one business day (Support Policy)

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If you have a feature suggestion or idea you’d like to see in the plugin, we’d love to hear about it! Suggest a Feature

Documentation & Videos

Help & Support

Visit our Help Center if you have any questions, our friendly Support Team is happy to help – https://support.bestwebsoft.com/

Translation

Some of these translations are not complete. We are constantly adding new features which should be translated. If you would like to create your own language pack or update the existing one, you can send the text of PO and MO files to BestWebSoft and we’ll add it to the plugin. You can download the latest version of the program for work with PO and MO files Poedit.

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  • Custom Search – Add custom post types to WordPress website search results.
  • Updater – Automatically check and update WordPress website core with all installed plugins and themes to the latest versions.

Screenshots

  • Gallery albums page in the front-end.
  • Single Gallery page in the front-end.
  • The pop-up window containing the album images.
  • Displaying Gallery Categories Widget in the Sidebar on your WordPress website.
  • Edit Gallery page.
  • Edit Gallery Image Info.
  • Gallery Categories page.
  • Gallery Global Settings page.
  • Adding Gallery Categories Widget.

Installation

  1. Upload the gallery-plugin folder to the directory /wp-content/plugins/.
  2. Activate the plugin using the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Click ‘Add New’ in the ‘Galleries’ menu and fill out your page.
  4. You can adjust the necessary settings using your WordPress admin panel in “Gallery” > “Global Settings”.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the gallery-plugin folder to the directory /wp-content/plugins/.
  2. Activate the plugin using the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Click ‘Add New’ in the ‘Galleries’ menu and fill out your page.
  4. You can adjust the necessary settings using your WordPress admin panel in “Gallery” > “Global Settings”.
How to use the plugin?
  1. Click ‘Add New’ in the ‘Galleries’ menu and fill out your page.
  2. Add or Upload pictures via ‘Add Media’ button.
  3. Save the page.

View a Step-by-step Instruction “How to add a Gallery”

How to change or override plugin templates?

Plugin template files can be found in the /wp-content/plugins/gallery-plugin/templates/ directory.
You can edit these files in an upgrade-safe way using overrides. Copy them into a directory with your theme named /bws-templates.

Example: To override the single gallery template, please copy /wp-content/plugins/gallery-plugin/templates/gallery-single-template.php to wp-content/themes/your-theme/bws-templates/gallery-single-template.php.

Do not edit these files in the plugin’s core directly as they are overwritten during the upgrade process and any customizations will be lost.

I’m getting the following error: “Fatal error: Call to undefined function get_post_thumbnail_id()”. What should I do?

This error means that your theme doesn’t support thumbnail option, in order to add this option please find the file ‘functions.php’ in your theme and add the following strings to this file:

add_action( 'after_setup_theme', 'theme_setup' );

function theme_setup() {
    add_theme_support( 'post-thumbnails' );
}

After that your theme will support thumbnail option and the error will disappear.

How to change image order on the single gallery page?

Please open the menu “Galleries” and choose a gallery from the list. It will take you to the gallery editing page. Use the drag and drop function to change the order of the images and do not forget to save the post. Do not forget to select Sort images by -> Sorting order in the Gallery in the plugin settings.

I am using WP with rtl language and I have a problem with the lightbox displaying on iPad/iPhone.
  1. In the file header.php you should substitute <html <?php language_attributes(); ?>> with <html>
  2. Remove the “direction:rtl” from the css of the body, and move it to the main wrapper. For example, in your theme CSS file (usually it’s rtl.css) remove the following lines:

    body {
    direction:rtl;
    }

and add (for the themes Twenty Eleven or Twenty Ten):

.hfeed {
    direction: rtl;
}
I have some problems with the plugin’s work. What Information should I provide to receive proper support?

Please make sure that the problem hasn’t been discussed yet on our forum (https://support.bestwebsoft.com). If no, please provide the following data along with your problem’s description:

  1. the link to the page where the problem occurs
  2. the name of the plugin and its version. If you are using a pro version – your order number.
  3. the version of your WordPress installation
  4. copy and paste into the message your system status report. Please read more here: Instruction on System Status

Reviews

It breaks the site

Trying to upgrade the plugin and the site broke (“500 internal server error”). So I FTPed into the site, and deleted the theme.
Downloaded the latest version. Uploaded it by FTP.

Plugin screen shows the plugin but when you try to activate it, it creates the same “500 internal server error” again and crashes the whole site.

I’ve reinstalled the old backup version that I have, just to tide me over, but I am looking for suitable alternative for my client now.

Stops working and gives errors after a while

It prompts you to upgrade and one you try the demo of the upgrade all your old galleries blow up and downgrading doesn’t work and upgrading doesn’t work and they are no help at all. I suggest you don’t ever install it

Deception

La intalas pide actualización, actualizas y al querer ingrsar al wpadmin de nuevo te encuentras con que faltan archivos y bloquea la entrada. Decepción total

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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

“Gallery by BestWebSoft” has been translated into these 2 locales: Ukrainian, Russian. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “Gallery by BestWebSoft” into your language.

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Changelog

V4.5.1 – 18.07.2017

  • NEW : Gallery Categories have been added.
  • Update : The French language file is updated.
  • Bugfix : The bug with restoring default plugin settings has been fixed.
  • Bugfix : The bug with image feed link was fixed.

V4.5.0 – 06.04.2017

  • NEW : The Indonesian language file is added.
  • Update : The French language file is updated.
  • Update : The Czech language file is updated.

V4.4.9 – 13.02.2017

  • NEW : Cover settings were added.
  • Update : The plugin settings page has been updated.
  • Pro : Ability to adjust the settings for each gallery.

V4.4.8 – 04.01.2017

  • Update : The bug with pages displaying was fixed.

V4.4.7 – 03.01.2017

  • Update : Template files loading has been changed.
  • Update : The French language file is updated.
  • Update : All functionality for WordPress 4.7 was updated.

V4.4.6 – 13.10.2016

  • Update : The compatibility with Pagination plugin improved.

V4.4.5 – 19.09.2016

  • Bugfix : The bug with displaying fancybox was fixed.

V4.4.4 – 15.09.2016

  • Update : The compatibility with Pdf&Print plugin improved.
  • Update : Performance optimized.

V4.4.3 – 17.08.2016

  • Update : All functionality for WordPress 4.6 was updated.

V4.4.2 – 15.07.2016

  • Update : BWS panel section was updated.
  • Update : The French language file is updated.

V4.4.1 – 27.06.2016

  • Update : The French language file is updated.
  • Update : BWS Panel section is updated.

V4.4.0 – 15.04.2016

  • Bugfix : Bug with displaying gallery on mobile device (Windows Phone) was fixed.
  • NEW : Ability to add custom styles.
  • Update : Compatibility with Pagination by BestWebSoft plugin was added.

V4.3.9 – 18.03.2016

  • Bugfix : The bug with plugin menu duplicating was fixed.
  • Bugfix : We fixed bug with displaying single gallery.
  • Bugfix : We fixed bug with gallery album links ( if Featured Posts by BestWebSoft plugin is installed and activated ).
  • Update : The French language files were updated.

V4.3.8 – 19.10.2015

  • NEW : Ability to change galleries sorting order.
  • Bugfix : We fixed bug with pagination on the edit gallery page.
  • Update : Sort images plugin setting now affect on the displaying in the dashboard too.

V4.3.7 – 18.09.2015

  • Bugfix : We fixed bug with image uploading in posts.
  • Update : Textdomain was changed.
  • NEW : Help tooltips were added.
  • Update : Updated for compatibility with Gallery Categories Plugin.

V4.3.6 – 09.09.2015

  • Update : Functionality for galleries downloading and displaying in dashboard was updated.
  • NEW : Ability to add images from WordPress media library.
  • NEW : A button for gallery shortcode inserting to the content was added.

V4.3.5 – 11.08.2015

  • Bugfix : We fixed bug with loading the demo data.

V4.3.4 – 10.08.2015

  • NEW : We added ability to restore settings to defaults.
  • NEW : We added ability to install demo data for plugin.
  • Bugfix : We fixed bug with displaying of galleries by categories ( if Gallery Categories plugin is installed and activated ).
  • Bugfix : We fixed bug with displaying of plugin settings page for rtl-oriented languages.
  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 4.2.4.

V4.3.3 – 07.07.2015

  • NEW : We`ve made responsive gallery display.

V4.3.2 – 24.06.2015

  • Update : Gallery Settings page is updated.
  • Update : The Ukrainian and Russian language files are updated.
  • Update : BWS plugins section is updated.

V4.3.1 – 09.06.2015

  • NEW : We added functionality for disable rewriting templates after plugin update.
  • NEW : We added ‘width’ and ‘height’ attributes to the ‘img’ HTML tag.
  • Update : The French language file is updated.

V4.3.0 – 18.05.2015

  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 4.2.2.

V4.2.9 – 28.04.2015

  • Update : The French language file is updated.
  • Bugfix : Bug with the DB-table prefix in template file was fixed.
  • Bugfix : Bug with updating rewrite rules on each page load was fixed.

V4.2.8 – 12.02.2015

  • Bugfix : Bug with theme permissions was fixed.

V4.2.7 – 09.02.2015

  • Update : Plugin functionality was updated for compatibility with Gallery Categories Plugin and Re-attacher Plugin.
  • Update : Gallery template checking functionality was updated.

V4.2.6 – 24.12.2014

  • Update : The Dutch and Chinese language files are updated.
  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 4.1.
  • Update : Templates are updated.

V4.2.5 – 06.11.2014

  • Update : The French language file is updated.
  • Bugfix : Image hidden title style should be corrected.
  • Update: Changes were made to gallery templates to have ‘password protected’ functionality.

V4.2.4 – 15.10.2014

  • NEW : Slovenian language file is added to the plugin.

V4.2.3 – 19.09.2014

  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 4.0.
  • Bugfix : Social buttons duplicating was fixed.

V4.2.2 – 07.08.2014

  • Bugfix : Security Exploit was fixed.
  • Update : The French language file is updated.

V4.2.1 – 11.07.2014

  • Bugfix : We fixed the bug of htmlspecialchars in image metadata.
  • Bugfix : We fixed the bug of displaying sidebar in Twenty Fourteen theme.
  • Bugfix : The bug related to editing input fields of images in the admin panel on mobile devices was fixed.

V4.2.0 – 15.05.2014

  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.9.1
  • Update : The French language file is updated.
  • Update : The Ukrainian language file is updated.

V4.1.9 – 11.04.2014

  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.8.2.

V4.1.8 – 02.04.2014

  • Update : Fancybox is returned to the old version.

V4.1.7 – 31.03.2014

  • Update : Fancybox is updated.
  • Bugfix : We fixed the bug of navigation when Gallery Template is a static front page.

V4.1.6 – 05.03.2014

  • Bugfix : Plugin optimization is done.
  • Bugfix : Gallery Template is updated.
  • Update : The French language file is updated.
  • NEW : Spanish language file are added to the plugin.

V4.1.5 – 12.02.2014

  • Bugfix : We fixed the bug post title with htmlspecialchars.
  • NEW : The Slovak language file is added.

V4.1.4 – 06.02.2014

  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.8.1.
  • NEW : The Dutch language file is added.
  • NEW : The Czech language file is added.

V4.1.3 – 15.01.2014

  • Update : BWS plugins section is updated.

V4.1.2 – 25.12.2013

  • Update : The French language file is updated.
  • Update : The Chinese language file is updated.
  • Bugfix : We fixed the bug of download link title.

V4.1.1 – 13.12.2013

  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.8.
  • Update : Screenshots are updated.
  • NEW : Ability to update images after changing gallery image size.

V4.1.0 – 6.12.2013

  • NEW : A notice when changing settings on the plugin’s settings page was added.
  • NEW : Ability to use shortcode in a text-widget.
  • Bugfix : We fixed the bug of adding gallery to the search.

V4.0.9 – 29.11.2013

  • Update : The Ukrainian language file is updated.

V4.0.8 – 22.11.2013

  • NEW : Ability to turn on/off using single lightbox for all galleries on the one page.
  • Update : BWS plugins section is updated.

V4.0.7 – 15.11.2013

  • Bugfix : We fixed the bug of image count for lightbox when added multiple galleries on the one page.

V4.0.6 – 8.11.2013

  • Update : The French language file is updated.

V4.0.5 – 1.11.2013

  • NEW : Add checking installed wordpress version.
  • Update : Activation of radio button or checkbox by clicking on its label.
  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.7.1.

V4.0.4 – 28.10.2013

  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.7.

V4.0.3 – 18.10.2013

  • NEW : The Bulgarian language file is added to the plugin.
  • Update : The German language file is updated.

V4.0.2 – 11.10.2013

  • NEW : Added Alt tag field for each image in the gallery.

V4.0.1 – 02.10.2013

  • Update : The Brazilian Portuguese language file is updated.

V4.0.0 – 24.09.2013

  • Update : The Ukrainian language file is updated.

V3.9.9 – 13.09.2013

  • Update : The French language file is updated.
  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.6.1.

V3.9.8 – 04.09.2013

  • Update : Function for displaying BWS plugins section placed in a separate file and has own language files.

V3.9.7 – 26.08.2013

  • Update : The French language file is updated.
  • Bugfix : We added replacing spaces in the file name when uploading.

V3.9.6 – 13.08.2013

  • Update : The Serbian language file is updated.

V3.9.5 – 07.08.2013

  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.6.
  • Bugfix : We fixed the bug of displaying images on the gallery edit page.
  • Update : The Turkish language file is updated.

V3.9.4 – 24.07.2013

  • NEW : Added an ability to display comments on the gallery template pages.
  • Update : The Brazilian Portuguese language file is updated.
  • NEW : The Turkish language file is added to the plugin.

V3.9.3 – 18.07.2013

  • NEW : Added an ability to view and send system information by mail.

V3.9.2 – 11.07.2013

  • Update : The Chinese language file is updated.
  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.5.2.

V3.9.1 – 02.07.2013

  • Update : The French language file is updated.

V3.9 – 28.05.2013

  • Update : BWS plugins section is updated.
  • Update : The French language file is updated.
  • Bugfix : We changed using the abspath to plugin_dir_path().

V3.8.9 – 16.05.2013

  • Bugfix : We fixed the bug of SQL queries.

V3.8.8 – 22.04.2013

  • NEW : Added html blocks.
  • Update : The French language file is updated.

V3.8.7 – 10.04.2013

  • Update : The English language file is updated in the plugin.
  • Bugfix : We fixed the bug of deleting images.

V3.8.6 – 26.02.2013

  • NEW : The Chinese language file is added to the plugin.

V3.8.5 – 14.02.2013

  • Update : We updated the fancybox displaying for iPhone and iPad.
  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.5.1.

V3.8.4 – 25.01.2013

  • Update : The French language file is updated.

V3.8.3 – 04.01.2013

  • Bugfix : We fixed the bug of image order on the Signle Gallery page.

V3.8.2 – 03.01.2013

  • Bugfix : The bug with drag’n drop and left admin’s panel menu animations when hovered was fixed.

V3.8.1 – 21.12.2012

  • Update : We deleted all p,a,c,k,e,r code.

V3.8 – 20.12.2012

  • NEW : Serbian and Persian language files is added to the plugin.
  • NEW : Added setting for Border for image on gallery page – display, width, color.
  • NEW : Added setting for URL for Return link – Gallery Template page or Custom page.
  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.5.

V3.7 – 23.10.2012

  • NEW : Added link url field – clicking on image open the link in new window.

V3.6 – 03.10.2012

  • NEW : Added function to display ‘Download High resolution image’ link in lightbox on gallery page
  • NEW : Added setting for ‘Download High resolution image’ link

V3.5 – 27.07.2012

  • NEW : Lituanian language file is added to the plugin.
  • NEW : Added drag and drop function to change the order of the output of images
  • NEW : Added a shortcode for displaying short gallery type (like [print_gllr id=211 display=short])

V3.4 – 24.07.2012

  • Bugfix : Cross Site Request Forgery bug was fixed.

V3.3 – 12.07.2012

  • NEW : Brazilian Portuguese and Hebrew language files are added to the plugin.
  • Update : We updated Italian language file.
  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.4.1.

V3.2 – 27.06.2012

  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 3.4.

V3.1.2 – 15.06.2012

  • Bugfix : The bug with gallery uploader (undefined x undefined) was fixed.

V3.1.1 – 13.06.2012

  • Bugfix : The bug with gallery uploader was fixed.

V3.1 – 11.06.2012

  • New : Metabox with shortcode has been added on Edit Gallery Page to add it on your page or post.
  • Bugfix : The bug with gallery shortcode was fixed.

V3.06 – 01.06.2012

  • Bugfix : The bug with gallery appears above text content was fixed.

V3.05 – 25.05.2012

  • NEW : Added shortcode for display Single Gallery on your page or post.
  • NEW : Added attachment order.
  • NEW : Added ‘Return to all albums’ link for Single Gallery page.
  • NEW : Spanish language file are added to the plugin.

V3.04 – 27.04.2012

  • NEW : Added slideshow for lightbox on single gallery page.

V3.03 – 19.04.2012

  • Bugfix : The bug related with the upload of the photos on the multisite network was fixed.

V3.02 – 12.04.2012

  • Bugfix : The bug related with the display of the photo on the single page of the gallery was fixed.

V3.01 – 12.04.2012

  • NEW : Czech, Hungarian and German language files are added to the plugin.
  • NEW : Possibility to set featured image as cover of the album.
  • Change: Replace prettyPhoto library to fancybox library.
  • Change: Code that is used to display a lightbox for images in gallery-single-template.php template file is changed.

V2.12 – 27.03.2012

  • NEW : Italian language files are added to the plugin.

V2.11 – 26.03.2012

  • Bugfix : The bug related with the indication of the menu item on the single page of the gallery was fixed.

V2.10 – 20.03.2012

  • NEW : Polish language files are added to the plugin.

V2.09 – 12.03.2012

  • Changed : BWS plugins section.

V2.08 – 24.02.2012

  • Change : Code that is used to connect styles and scripts is added to the plugin for correct SSL verification.
  • Bugfix : The bug with style for image block on admin page was fixed.

V2.07 – 17.02.2012

  • NEW : Ukrainian language files are added to the plugin.
  • Bugfix : Problem with copying files gallery-single-template.php to theme was fixed.

V2.06 – 14.02.2012

  • NEW : Dutch language files are added to the plugin.

V2.05 – 18.01.2012

  • NEW : A link to the plugin’s settings page is added.
  • Change : Revised Georgian language files are added to the plugin.

V2.04 – 13.01.2012

  • NEW : French language files are added to the plugin.

V2.03 – 12.01.2012

  • Bugfix : Position to display images on a Gallery single page was fixed.

V2.02 – 11.01.2012

  • NEW : Georgian language files are added to the plugin.

V2.01 – 03.01.2012

  • NEW : Adding of the caption to each photo in the album.
  • NEW : A possibility to select the dimensions of the thumbnails for the cover of the album and for photos in album is added.
  • NEW : A possibility to select a number of the photos for a separate page of the album in the gallery which will be placed in one line is added.
  • Change : PrettyPhoto library was updated up to version 3.1.3.
  • Bugfix : Button ‘Sluiten’ is replaced with a ‘Close’ button.

V1.02 – 13.10.2011

  • noConflict for jQuery is added.

V1.01 – 23.09.2011

  • The file uploader is added to the Galleries page in admin section.