This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

MaxGalleria Lite: WordPress Gallery Plugin

Description

IMPORTANT! THIS PLUGIN IS NO LONGER MAINTAINED OR SUPPORTED. PLEASE USE THE FULL MAXGALLERIA INSTEAD, LOCATED FOR FREE IN THE PLUGIN REPOSITORY AT https://wordpress.org/plugins/maxgalleria/.

WordPress users deserve a gallery plugin that doesn’t frustrate them as they use it – they want a gallery plugin that is actually a joy to use. Other gallery plugins claim to be the best simply because they’ve been around the longest and have the most downloads. But we know better. MaxGalleria helps change the game by giving users a streamlined experience for creating and managing responsive WordPress galleries that look great on any device.

Highlights

  • Image Tiles template and skins
  • NextGEN gallery importer
  • Add images from your computer
  • Lightbox effects
  • Responsive image galleries
  • Include/exclude media from galleries
  • Adjustable thumbnail column layouts
  • Square, landscape, and portrait thumbnail shapes
  • HTML in thumbnail captions
  • Gallery descriptions
  • Drag-and-drop reordering of media
  • Shortcodes for galleries
  • Shortcodes for gallery thumbnails
  • Featured image support

The Perfect NextGEN Alternative

Frustrated with NextGEN and looking for an alternative? You’re not alone. MaxGalleria is the perfect choice is it provides a superior user experience for creating and managing your WordPress galleries. We even made it easy to make the switch by providing a simple-to-use NextGEN import tool to move your NextGEN galleries into MaxGalleria galleries.

Upgrade to the Full Version

The lite version of MaxGalleria is fully functional and without limitations, but you can take your WordPress galleries further with the full version of MaxGalleria, which provides all of the above plus much more:

  • Sliders and Carousels – Create not only image galleries, but sliders and carousels as well.
  • More Image Gallery Templates – Go beyond the Image Tiles and use additional gallery layouts for your images.
  • Support for Video Galleries – Create video galleries with their own gallery templates and skins.
  • WordPress Media Library Integration – Add images to your galleries from the WordPress media library.
  • Custom Styles and Scripts – Include your own styles and scripts to further customize your galleries.
  • Bulk Edit Functionality – Edit the details for many images at once, instead of one at a time.

Compatibility-Friendly

Another major reason to use MaxGalleria is that it loads its javascript and stylesheet files only on posts/pages where its galleries exist. This also includes within the WordPress admin, thus staying out of the way of other plugins and avoiding potential conflicts.

Screenshots

  • List of galleries.
  • Managing a gallery and its options.
  • An example gallery using the Image Tiles template and standard skin.

Installation

For automatic installation:

  1. Login to your website and go to the Plugins section of your admin panel.
  2. Click the Add New button.
  3. Under Install Plugins, click the Upload link.
  4. Select the plugin zip file from your computer then click the Install Now button.
  5. You should see a message stating that the plugin was installed successfully.
  6. Click the Activate Plugin link.

For manual installation:

  1. You should have access to the server where WordPress is installed. If you don’t, see your system administrator.
  2. Copy the plugin zip file up to your server and unzip it somewhere on the file system.
  3. Copy the “maxgalleria-lite” folder into the /wp-content/plugins directory of your WordPress installation.
  4. Login to your website and go to the Plugins section of your admin panel.
  5. Look for “MaxGalleria Lite” and click Activate.

Contributors & Developers

“MaxGalleria Lite: WordPress Gallery Plugin” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.1.4

1.1.3

  • Fixed javascript conflict issue that was causing things to disappear in the admin.

1.1.2

  • Minor UI and style changes to better support WP 3.8.

1.1.1

  • Added toggle buttons for List/Rows/Grid views when managing images.
  • Fixed issue with unbroken text in thumbnail and lightbox captions by adding word-break support.
  • Fixed lightbox shifting issue by specifying box-sizing for fancybox.

1.1.0

  • Added support for featured images.
  • Added new “maxgallery_thumb” shortcode.
  • Added “Thumbnail” column to gallery list page.

1.0.0

  • Initial version.