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YouTube SimpleGallery

Create beautiful galleries with videos from YouTube and Vimeo.

Shadowbox/Fancybox/Thickbox doesn't work properly. What's wrong?

Check if your current Theme has both wp_head() in header.php and wp_footer() in footer.php. Both are usually required for these scripts to function properly. Also note that some plugins aren't buddies and create conflicts with each other; try disabling the plugins for the effects you don't use.

Thumbnails aren’t working. What’s up?

From version 2.0, YouTube SimpleGallery is employing Timthumb to crop/resize thumbnails. This is mostly due to YouTube and Vimeo having a different aspect ratio on their thumbnails. Timthumb may cause issues on certain webservers. If thumbnails are not showing up in your galleries, the cause might be a conflict between Timthumb and your webhost. Here are some things to try:

  • Try setting permission (CHMOD) to 777 on the folder
  • Make sure index.html in the cache-directory has permissions set to 666. The parent folder should not have permissions higher than 644.
  • Read more at TimThumb Troubleshooting Secrets
  • If none of these tips help, try disabling Timthumb under Thumbnails (the bottom setting). This will result in different thumbnail sizes between YouTube and Vimeo.

Can I add a gallery to my Theme files, outside the Loop?

If you wish to add a gallery in a part of the Theme that is outside The Loop and/or not within a Widget, you can use the do_shortcode()-function.

<?php echo do_shortcode('[youtubegallery]
[/youtubegallery]'); ?>

Make sure to keep the linebreaks!

I got an amazing idea for a great feature! Can you implement it? Pretty please?

The YouTube SimpleGallery is in constant development. A lot of features has been added since it's birth, many of them requests, wishes and ideas from the users. If you got an idea, don't hesitate to share it on the plugin website.

My problem's not listed here! OMG! What do I do?

Don't panic! The WordPress community is the best bunch of people in the world. Try posting your problem/question on the plugin website or in the WP forums. You'll probably get help in a jiffy!

Requires: 2.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.6.1
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Active Installs: 8,000+


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