Support » Plugin: SM Gallery » Featured Image Gallery Widget Missing

  • Resolved jayPEG


    Let me first say that this is an fantastic plugin. I love the way it works. I just started using it and am having just one issue. I’m hoping to use this with the Featured Image, but I’m not getting the Featured Image Gallery Meta Widget (shown here)
    I do have the Featured Image box in my theme(s) though.

    I made sure everything was enabled in the Screen Options, but no luck. I’ve tried it on two different sites & servers, one of which, I enabled both the Twenty Eleven & Twenty Twelve Themes and disabled all other Plugins. I can get it to work using the shortcode image path like so…
    [gallery modal="true" thumbnail="/path/to/image.jpg"]

    And while this works fine, the site that I’m hoping to use it on, there will be non technical users and hoping to tie it into the “Featured Image” so that they don’t have to deal with the shortcode like that.

    Have you seen this happen previously?

    Thanks again for this plugin. It’s perfect for a project I’m working on.

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  • One follow-up. I was only looking in Posts, but just went to Pages and it’s present there. Is it only made to appear in Pages?

    Plugin Author Seth Carstens


    oh wow, thats a great question, I’ve been trying to re-create the issue but maybe the problem is only present on blog posts. let me do some digging into that and get back to you.

    Fantastic. Thank you!

    Plugin Author Seth Carstens


    It looks like its working to me, I didn’t really have any issues (except it took me a while to update all my themes and plugins on my dev website). Feel free to look yourself:

    Seth. Thanks for looking into it. Just to be sure, I noticed that at least on the first one, you used the thumbnail attribute in the shortcode to generate the image in the page.


    In your Post (maybe the second gallery?), were you able to add the gallery up using the Featured Image Widget as shown here

    Plugin Author Seth Carstens


    I did wonder if thats what you were referring to, but you referenced the shortcode…

    No, the featured image gallery does not work on Post objects. I don’t remember exactly why we did it that way but I remember having some issue with blog posts and the featured image meta box options. For now I’ll just have to say that its not a feature of the product to use that on Posts, only on pages.

    Ah, gotcha! Thanks for the follow-up and explanation and sorry if I was unclear at first. It is a great Plugin still and one that I’ll almost certainly use on some projects. Unfortunately, on the project I’m planning on using something like this on right now, the site contributors aren’t savvy enough to use shortcodes and need something more simple like adding it through the Featured Image area and attaching it there.
    Maybe that’s something that can be added in a future update if possible.

    Also, on a different note, I don’t know if you’ve had much call for an addition to the Plugin like this, but the company I’m working on at the moment is wanting the ability to input small banner ads into the top area of the pop-up. It would be cool to have the ability to add a little JavaScript code that would display a banner centered above the main image.

    Thanks again for your time and a really great Plugin.

    Plugin Author Seth Carstens


    You are very welcome. Additional features are typically only added as paid for, either by crowdsourcing or individual donations. Customizations can be created in code submitted for review OR you can request a quote to have the work done:

    Request A Quote

    Sounds good. Thanks again.

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