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Gallery Theme


Using this simple minimal plugin, you can easily change wordpress’s default internal gallery theme and design your own.

There is a simple theme file ‘gallery-theme-default.php’ in the plugin’s ‘themes’ folder (wp-content\plugins\gallery-theme\themes). You can use it as a sample to design your own theme files. Just transfer it to your template folder and try to edit it.
When you activate this plugin, all of your wordpress galleries will use this simple theme instead of the wordpress’s default internal gallery theme.
You can also have multiply theme files and edit your galleries shortcodes to use one of those themes.

  • If you name your gallery theme file like this: ‘gallery-theme-default.php’ and place it in your template folder, galleries will use this theme instead of wordpress’s default gallery theme.

  • If you name your gallery theme file like this: ‘gallery-theme-example.php’ and place it in your template folder, in order to use this theme you should edit your gallery shortcode like this: [gallery ids=”729,732,731,720″ theme=”example”].

Note: It’s better to place all your needed css and javascript files out of your gallery theme file. Put them in your template’s header file.

Note: Beside the simple default theme, there is another advanced theme ‘Fotorama’ already integrated and ready to use with this plugin. You can use this theme just by adding theme=”fotorama” into your gallery shortcode. Please note that this theme needs jQuery.

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  • An example of plugin in action (Fotorama Theme)
  • Editing gallery shortcode to use Fotorama Theme


You can download and install gallery-theme using the built in wordpress plugin installer. If you download gallery-theme manually, make sure it is uploaded to “/wp-content/plugins/gallery-theme/”.
Activate gallery-theme in the “Plugins” admin panel using the “Activate” link.
That’s it. There are no settings or wizard.

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  • Fixed a minor issue.


  • Fixed a minor issue related to newer versions of wordpress.
  • Updated fotorama theme to version 4.6.4.
  • Added keyboard navigation fotorama theme.


  • Fixed an issue related to plain [gallery] shortcode.


  • Fixed plain [gallery] shortcode to show all attached images.


  • Added Fotorama Theme.
  • Two fixed issues.