Simple lightGallery


An easy way to integrate either v1 or v2 of lightGallery javascript to WordPress. lightGallery is a lightweight, modular, JavaScript library for creating beautiful image & video galleries for the web and the mobile


In Settings > Simple lightGallery you can find several options to control in which parts of your site the lightGallery will be loaded.

Some of lightGallery core features (taken from lightGallery officialy site)

  • Fully responsive.
  • Modular architecture with built in plugins.
  • Highly optimized for touch devices.
  • Mouse drag supports for desktops.
  • Double-click/Double-tap to see actual size of the image.
  • Animated thumbnails.
  • Social sharing.
  • And many more.


  1. Select in which post_types and taxonomies you want the lightGallery to be loaded.
  2. Make sure you are using the correct markup and the appropriate initialization for your galleries.
  3. If you want to use lightGallery with WP native [gallery] shortcode make sure to use it with the option link="file".


  • lightGallery Customization Options using v1 of the script
  • lightGallery Customization Options using v2 of the script


  1. Install and activate Simple lightGallery plugin
  2. Either use your own markup and code to initialize it on the frontend or enable the support for the WP [gallery] shortcode.



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  • Update lightgallery to version 2.3.0


  • Add the option to use lightGallery with WP native [gallery] shortcode


  • Cosmetic fixes


  • First Release!