This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.



mBox allows you to easy include slideshow galleries into WordPress posts, pages and sidebar. It can use the Image and File Attachments to show the pictures uploaded [posts or pages], load photos from flickr accounts or a folder.


* Gallery generated automatically from the images uploaded.
* AJAX loading to display the page faster.
* Thumbnail navigation bar.
* Pagination.
* Enable / Disable slideshow presentation.
* Download image icon.
* Load photos from posts, flickr or folders.
* Widget sidebar support.
* Theme support.
* Zoom option using Slimbox.

mBox uses mootools javascript framework and it had been tested on Firefox 2.x, Safari and Internet Explorer 7.

** Default Usage **

** Flickr Usage **

** Folder Usage **

** Widget Usage **

* Activate the mBox widget with drag'n'drop over the slidebar.
* Click on Configure button.
* Set title, width, height and autostart slideshow options. Select a mode and fill the requiered input for each one: flickr tags [comma separated], folder path or wordpress post ID.
* Save.


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Unpack the zip file and upload the content into the folder wp-content/plugins/ (the WordPress plugins folder). Note: Do not change the folder names.

For upgrade: delete entire directory before.

After installation, you should see a new tab on the Options section in the WordPress Administration.
Click on that tab to set the default options:

* Show Quicktag: Enable a new button in the post/page editor [if you are using the default set].
* Autostart slideshow: begin slideshow automatically.
* Default Widht/Height: Default size values of the slideshow div [also max. image size].
* Help: Text included after the gallery block.
* Alert: Text to show if images load fails.
* Max. Numer of Images: Limits the number of images in the galleries.
* Sort Images: Defines how images will be ordenated.
* Mootools Components: If you are already using mootools framework in your theme, you can try to load only the required components.
                       Other case, check to 'yes' all of them.

Flickr Options:

* Use flickr as default: If activated, quicktag will append mode="f" to mBox call by default.
* API Key: API key is needed to use flickr photo searcher. Follow the link in the options page to register a new key.
* User ID: If you set your flickr user ID, mBox will load only your photos. If this value is blank mBox will get photos from everyone.
* Tags Mode: How the tag filter will work. Photo must be tagged with each and every one of the tags specified or with at least one on the tags specified.

Folder Options

* Use folder mode [experimental]: If activated [and flickr option is desactivated], quicktag will append mode="d" to mBox call by default and it will ask you for a path folder.

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