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WP Gallery Image Shortcode


Lets you add an image to a post or page from the WordPress gallery on your site using a shortcode. Simply add the wppgalleryimage shortcode and specify the image you want to add by name or ID.

When you insert an image using the built-in WordPress editor, the full URL to the image on your site is inserted into the page or post. Using the shortcode, all you need to specify is the name or ID of the image and the URL is generated automatically.

When an image is uploaded to the gallery, the file is stored under wp-content/uploads and metadata about the image is stored in the wp_posts table with a post_type of attachment. The image is added to post or page within a <div> tag that specifies the wpgalleryimage_shortcode class, which allows you to define a style for all images added by the shortcode.


  • id – The ID of the image in the wp_posts table.

  • name – The name of the image from the post_name field in the wp_posts table.
    The name must match exactly.

  • title – The titlee of the image from the post_title field in the wp_posts table.
    The title must match exactly.

  • size – The size of the image.
    This value is passed to the
    Valid values include:

    • thumbnail (default)
    • medium
    • large
    • full
  • width and height – The width and height of the image to display.
    The most appropriate image file will be used to display the image.
    Both must be specified or they will be ignored.
    If these parameters are specified, the size parameter is ignored.

  • float – How to float the image on the page. Valid values include:

    • none (default)
    • left
    • right
  • link – The URL to link to when the image is clicked on. You can also specify full to link to the full-size image.

  • padding, paddingtop, paddingright, paddingbottom, paddingleft – The amount of padding around the image.
    If floating left, defaults to 10px on the right.
    If floating right, defaults to 10px on the left.


[wpgalleryimage id=”19″]

[wpgalleryimage name=”my-logo”]

[wpgalleryimage title=”My Logo”]

[wpgalleryimage name=”my-logo” size=”medium”]

[wpgalleryimage name=”my-logo” width=”100″ height=”100″]

[wpgalleryimage name=”my-logo” float=”right”]

[wpgalleryimage name=”my-logo” link=”full”]

[wpgalleryimage name=”my-logo” link=””]

[wpgalleryimage name=”my-logo” paddingbottom=”10px”]


  1. Download the file.
  2. Unzip the zip file and copy the contents to a folder below /wp-content/plugins.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  4. Place the [wpgalleryimage] shortcode in your posts and pages.


How do I display an image without a link?

Omit the link parameter. A link is only added if you specify the link parameter.

Contributors & Developers

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




  • Added support for specifying the image by title.
  • Fixed the attachment query to be more reliable.


  • Initial release.