Justified Gallery

Description

This simple plugin brings the native WordPress gallery to a higher level by adding a nice justified image grid and a pretty lightbox.
Just install and activate the plugin. That’s all.

Create galleries as before, but enjoy the responsive layout, beautiful justified image grid and handy lightbox.

I love the native WordPress gallery. It’s easy to use and as intuitive as possible. Everything would be perfect if it were not for the column layout and lack of lightbox. Many themes display the WordPress gallery in an ugly and “no eye-catching” way. This was my inspiration to write this simple plugin.

Demo

See how it works on the DEMO site.

Features

  • Easy to use. You can use the native WordPress gallery just as you did before
  • Beautiful, justified layout thanks to Justified Gallery by Miro
  • Support of image descriptions. Descriptions can also be turned off on a settings page
  • Lightbox. The gallery can be viewed with popular PhotoSwipe by Dmitry Semenov
  • Responsiveness. The gallery adapts to various screen width options. It works perfectly on mobile devices
  • High quality images. The URL of images is tailored to the needs in an intelligent way. Smaller images will be download on smaller screens, larger images on larger screens
  • Justify your images without cropping them
  • Configurable. You can set up a width of the gap between images and height of rows

How to use?

  1. Create galleries as before. Read more about The WordPress Gallery
  2. To set your preferences go to Settings -> Justified Gallery.

Feedback

Any suggestions or comments are welcome. Feel free to contact me using this contact form.

Screenshots

  • Gallery demo page
  • Lightbox Gallery
  • Settings page of Justified Gallery

Installation

  1. Install the plugin from within the Dashboard or upload the directory justified-gallery and all its contents to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Go to Settings -> Justified Gallery (admin menu) and set your preferences.
  4. Create The WordPress Gallery or use native WordPress shortcode [gallery]

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Install the plugin from within the Dashboard or upload the directory justified-gallery and all its contents to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Go to Settings -> Justified Gallery (admin menu) and set your preferences.
  4. Create The WordPress Gallery or use native WordPress shortcode [gallery]

Reviews

Прекрасный плагин

Легкий по весу плагин, очень быстрая и понятная установка и настройка, оптимизирован для разных устройств. Имеет минимум, но очень продуманных настроек. Очень круто!

Almost the best gallery script

What I love about it:
– Works with the internal gallery tag, that makes usage so much easier and consumer friendly
– Looks great and adjusts perfectly

What is a problem:
– Lazyload Plugin makes the images all look distorded, that’s sad

What could be better:
– The mouse over effect is ugly and a pain to alway change manually. Would be great if that could be set up in the options
– I really liked that the plugin didn’t have it’s own menu entrance in level 1, it was perfect under “Design” or so, now it has to be removed manually from the menu, that’s sad.

All what I searched!

I already tested many other gallery plugins with much more options. But no other one has this good usability and looking. All what I need! Thank you for this perfect gallery.

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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Changelog

1.2.2, July 25, 2017

  • ADD: Admin notice for better feedback from users
  • FIX: Share URL after changes in Facebook API

1.2.1, July 10, 2017

  • ADD: Freemius SDK
  • ADD: Option to disable hover effect
  • FIX: Facebook share link
  • FIX: Unnecessary hover effect on mobile devices
  • CHANGE: File structure refactoring

1.2.0, February 25, 2017

  • CHANGE: LightGallery is replaced by PhotoSwipe because of license
  • FIX: Admin bar that covers lightbox window

1.1.0, August 17, 2016

  • NEW: Compatibility with the Enhanced Media Library
  • NEW: Allows to use links in a media description
  • FIX: PHP Warnings caused by using the ‘post_gallery’ filter by other plugins without a third parameter: $instance
  • FIX: Trivial CSS

1.0.0, June 25, 2016

  • NEW: Loupe icon if there is no caption

0.9.1, June 4, 2016

  • First public release