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GPP Slideshow

Description

The GPP Slideshow plugin for WordPress allows you to create minimalist image slideshows using the new Gallery post type or using WordPress’ built in [gallery] shortcode on Posts and Pages. The plugin comes with a Widget for easily inserting a specific gallery into any widgetized are on your theme. This plugin requires WordPress 3.1 and works best with a Graph Paper Press theme.

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Screenshots

  • Example single gallery slideshow
  • Example gallery archive
  • Add new gallery page
  • Gallery options page

Installation

  1. Upload the entire gpp-slideshow folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Follow the prompts to configure your plugin options and update your permalinks.

FAQ

Basic Usage

Activate the plugin and follow the prompts for configuring the plugin and updating your permalinks. Visiting the permalinks page registers the new Gallery post type. Next, visit the Gallery -> Add New page located in the left menu column, give your Gallery a title, use the Upload button to add images, click Save and Exit the Upload box. When you Save of Preview the Gallery, your thumbnail images will appear below the Upload button.

You can add specific Galleries or Gallery Collections to your Menus using the Appearance -> Menu settings. If the options don’t appear on the screen at first, use the Screen Options tab in the upper right of the page to make them available.

Always assign a Featured Image for each Gallery. This Featured Image will become the image that represents the Gallery on the Archive page.

This plugin requires WordPress 3.1 and works best with a Graph Paper Press theme.

Image Dimensions

The theme files packaged with this plugin use fluid css widths to integrate as best as possible with a wide variety of themes. We do make some initial suggestions for image widths when adding new posts, but ultimately you must determine the best image sizes that fit your theme best. This plugin doesn’t resize any images you add; It merely displays whatever size images you add to it.

Template Files

This plugin contains two pre-built template files:

  • single.php – Used to display single entries.
  • archive.php – Used to display an archive page listing all single entries.

These template file are located in the plugin’s theme folder. Feel free to customize, if you know a bit of html and css. Be sure to backup the original plugin theme before customizing. If you do customize either the css or the template files, your modifications will be lost when you upgrade this plugin. Always backup your modifications before updating.

CSS Customization

The default stylesheet (/css/style.css) uses fluid css widths to integrate as best as possible with a wide variety of themes. We have packaged a fluid 12-column grid framework in this plugin. It is best to add your custom css styles to your theme’s style.css file and leave the default styles in this plugin alone. If you do customize either the css or the template files, your modifications will be lost when you upgrade this plugin. Always backup your modifications before updating.

Reviews

Great if you're looking for a simple slideshow

If you’re looking for quick way to turn a standard wordpress gallery into a slideshow, this plugin is it. All you need to do is install the plugin and all of the galleries on your site will be turned into the slideshow. The slideshows are mobile-friendly as well. But its simplicity may be a downside for some. Unless you’re willing to edit the template files, the plugin offers few options for configuring your slideshows.

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Contributors & Developers

“GPP Slideshow” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

Version 1.3.5

  • More control navigation issue fix.

Version 1.3.4

  • Control navigation issue fix.

Version 1.3.3

  • Resolved conflict with Sell Media.
  • Updated Flexslider
  • Image title and caption interchanged

Version 1.3.2

  • WordPress 3.5 media gallery bug fix.

Version 1.3

  • WordPress 3.5 media gallery support.

Version 1.2.1

  • Fixed bug on template redirect and archive conflict.

Version 1.1.9

  • Added support for password protection.

Version 1.1.8

  • Replaced query_posts with WP_query inside gpp_widget.php

Version 1.1.7

  • Browser resets added for better CSS inheritance
  • Option to allow GPP sliders instead of generic WP gallery on category/archive pages

Version 1.1.6

  • Galleries and Gallery archives are now Responsive
  • Supports multiple galleries per archive page

Version 1.1.5

  • Disable galleries on Graph Paper Press’ blog template pages

Version 1.1.4

  • Add gpp-gallery-description class to gallery descriptions for CSS manipulation.

Version 1.1.3

  • Bug fix in taxonomy-collection.php

Version 1.1.2

  • Added ability to insert Galleries in any place on Posts and Pages.

Version 1.1.1

  • Change if ( taxonomy_exists('collection') ) { to if ( is_tax('gallery_collections')) { so that Collections pages display properly.

Version 1.1.0

  • Adding description to the single-gallery.php template.

Version 1.0.9

  • Plugin deactivation triggers error. (Another) Bugfix.

Version 1.0.8

  • Plugin deactivation triggers error. Bugfix.

Version 1.0.7

  • Adds taxonomy-collection.php for taxonomy archive.
  • Check to show image captions by default option bug fix.

Version 1.0.6

  • Fixes image sort order

Version 1.0.5

  • Fixes gallery description not showing on archive page template

Version 1.0.4

  • Fixes widget title option not saving

Version 1.0.3

  • Fixes template redirect issue for gallery archive page

Version 1.0.2

  • Fixes stylesheet not loading bug

Version 1.0.1

  • Determining the width of the theme using $content_width
  • Improves theme compatibility

Version 1.0

  • Initial release