yCyclista overwrites WP's [gallery] with jQuery cycle effects. Without editing, turn your posts into beautiful slideshows or gallery transitions.
You can experiment or for a full listing of transitions visit http://www.malsup.com/jquery/cycle/browser.html.
CSS is your friend. Add a background image to yc_next and yc_prev... Move margin-tops (ha!). If you need me to do a custom version of this with everything suited for your needs, please visit us at http://social-ink.net or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As stated above, many things don't play well with WP's gallery feature. Visit our support page at http://www.social-ink.net/blog/ycyclista-a-plugin-for-your-wordpress-gallery-that-allows-slideshows-transitions-etc and post your comments.
If you disable navigation controls. It's not compatible. Explaining this to you would absolutely blow your mind apart.
Nope. So if you have a category listing showing many posts' galleries, only the first on the page will work. Can't call it twice. If you have multiple loops on one page, only the first will show the gallery. If you need it called twice you can contact me because that's a real custom job.
The plugin tries to use fancy jq to divine the appropriate width, but if that doesn't work, go to your backend and navigate to the Settings - Media page in your WP install, and change the max width for the "Large size" to the width of your images.
yCyclista doesn't generate any thumbnails, it only hooks into the WP gallery feature, which in turn generates thumbnails itself based on the settings in the backend, under Settings > Media. The squishiness lies there, friend! For example, if under there you have thumbnail size to 150x150 (the WP default), the plugin takes these WP-generated thumbs and then compresses them further to the size in the yCyclista backend. for smoothest results, then, the yCyclista settings thumb size AND the WP thumb size should be the same (and you need to reupload your gallery every time you change the WP thumb size so it can regenerate these images).
Is animation checked? It's not designed to show thumbnails when it animates (kind of redundant).
Now you can! Use the general WP shortcode [gallery exclude="ID"] where ID is the picture "attachment ID". If you know a little HTML/CSS, you can check the id of the image from the frontend (eg "ycycle_pic_12" means attachment 12), and use that. If you want it through the backend, the easiest way is to go to Media > Library, hover over an image, and look in your statusbar, you'll see the id. It's a bit annoying but its the only way I know to find the ID easily. (eg you hover over an image and see "http://your-site.com/wp-admin/media.php?attachment_id=17&action=edit" in the bar; the ID of that image is 17).
Use [gallery exclude="17"] or for multiple, [gallery exclude="15,19"] etc.