NextGEN Gallery
[resolved] Social sharing buttons on the bottom of each picture? (23 posts)

  1. maysky
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Everybody. As subj mentions - is it possible to add social sharing buttons for each picture in the gallery? Something like a plugin "sharing is caring" does with each blog? I would like to have FB, twitter, pinterest and maybe google +....
    Is that possible or there are some guides how to do that?
    ps.Sorry if that question got asked many times already... I've done some search, but haven't found a good answer.


  2. TomMedia
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Roman,
    I'm searching for the same answer. Have you found a way to integrate the likes and shares to the NextGen gallery?
    I guess it might be possible to integrate a like and share button to the gallery view, like in the PrettyPhoto plugin where your likes are linking to the page/post but not to the individual picture. I'm looking for a solution to like or share each picture separately. By now it is just possible if you setup to show 1 picture on page. But this doesn't work for me.


  3. bishop
    Posted 2 years ago #


  4. TomMedia
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi, small update:
    I've found a plugin to the nextgen gallery adding comments and likes to each picture:
    Though I can't get it work correctly on my page and the page has to be refreshed every next picture, so it is not exactly what I'm looking for though its close! :)

  5. woodyhayday
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi guys,

    My plugin does this: Social Gallery - atm its $14 but that's just a small fee so I can keep updating it and improving it. Check it out :)


  6. Jaabie
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I would also like a solution to this.
    Woody, your solution would not work for me as I want to avoid any Lightbox on my site.

    My situation, I have lots of images (lets say 100) on a page.


    I have implemented a global like button for the whole post, but I would like to add (retrospectively) some sort of share for individual images on the page.

    A plugin that does not require to much time to implement e.g. I do not want to reinstall all the images again.

    ANY IDEAS WELCOME! if i find a solution I will report back here.

  7. Jaabie
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Still no further on this one, Anyone else had any luck?


  8. jvoorman
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am a big fan of Social Gallery - yes, it's $14 (developer's have to eat, too), but that's very reasonable for what it does. I would recommend checking it out.

  9. Sunfishb
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Count me in for a solution to this. I've been looking too. Social Gallery takes much too long to load and I'm looking for something simple. Let me know if anyone finds anything.

  10. Jaabie
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Just had a look at the Social Gallery that Jvoorman recommended, thanks for the tip.

    Yes it looks very good and I dont mind paying for good plugins, my two hesitations are will it work on my old posts without too much time and effort and the length of time it takes to load the page will it slow down my already heavy site.

    For a photography site the page load time is HYPER critical (as all sites are I guess) need to do some testing

    My 100% wish list - simple light plugin that adds a small neat Facebook Like button under each photo (may be a twitter and a G+) that's it SIMPLE

  11. Jaabie
    Posted 2 years ago #

    jvoorman -

    will it work if i have added my images into my post manually,

    IE all my posts do not use the gallery function?

  12. woodyhayday
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi All,

    Cool your discussing Social Gallery here - please do let me know if you have any questions I can help with.

    It's great to hear real concerns/thoughts - you mention Jaabie that a super fast/simplistic lightbox would suit you? I believe a few of my competitors might have some OK solutions for that, if you don't want any further social interaction aspects. Social Gallery is now in it's v2.0 which is considerably faster than it used to be, but perhaps it has more features than you specifically need.

    I might even venture into making a way more simplistic plugin in the future, perhaps with optional "load when asked for" social element. In this vane please do share the 3 most important things you'd want in such a plugin!

  13. bluejpro
    Posted 2 years ago #

    HI all

    Woodyhayday - I noticed your Social Gallery plugin - it looks great and has a very snazzy website! Nice work.

    Jaabie - If you want to avoid using a lightbox I have a suggestion for you --

    Like Woodyhayday, I wanted a way to share NextGen Gallery images in social media. And like you, I wanted a tool that worked with the lightbox -- or without it -- and would not intrude on the images.

    So I paid a developer to create ShareMyGallery .

    You can see a demo of it here - the sharing icons show up on hover.

    You can set it up to share on Facebook (works on iPhone too!), Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus and by email.

    Note: it's not free -- it is $18.

    What do you think?

  14. mikecapetown
    Posted 2 years ago #

    is there a wordpress plugin that allows people to tag there facebook friends and do everything described above.

    Mike from Africa

  15. Jaabie
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The plugin Social Gallery is great and thanks for sharing. But not quite what im after.

    bluejpro - i like the concept however in order to use it you need to have nextgen. and it seems to open in a light box, can you set it so that the share icons show but it does not open in a lightbox? HAPPY TO PAY 18 bucks

    MY TOP wish list.

    Simple plugin that will add a facebook share/like button to each photo.
    WITHOUT it opening any LIGHT BOX feature. (My photos have been added to my posts one bay one, without using any gallery feature, I would love it to work retrospectively on all my past postes however Im realistic and would happy for it to just fork on my future posts)

  16. Jaabie
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @ mikecapetown you can tag your friends (to a post not to individual photos using the Facebook official plugin)

  17. bugani
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello everyone,

    i worked more then 4 Years always with Joomla.

    I have one Question about nextgenGallery with Social Gallery.

    The linking are going. I have a Gallery with Pictures. If i click on one Picture it open the Image 2 times. One time with nextgen Gallery and one time with the Social Gallery.

    But i will just the picture view from Social Gallery and not with the nextgen view.

    Can anybody help me?

    The Test Gallery is on this Link

    (3 Test Pictures)

  18. woodyhayday
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi bugani,

    The best place for Social Gallery support is always on the forum, but what your experiencing there is that you have 2 lightboxes (Social Gallery) plus another - which is loading in front of Social Gallery.

    The solution for this is usually to disable "effects" in NextGen via the NextGen Gallery settings -> Effects (and switching it "none" or "custom" with a blank box below.)

    ... otherwise your lightbox may be built into your theme, at which point you'll need to contact your theme creator!

    Hope that helps


  19. bugani
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Woody,

    i have changed the effect to "none". And its working!! Thank you 4 the fast answer!!


  20. Jaabie
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Social Gallery:

    OK, everyone, I took the plunge and bought the plugin NOW 25 dollars.

    First thing is to run a scan of your site which finds all your images, I have multiple images per page (about 30 - 100 per post).

    However it seems only to recognise the images if they are 'LINKED' however I have added all my images to my posts without a link. therefore the plugin does not seem to recognise my images.
    ....this is my fist issue, however first impressions are very good! I will be VERY curious to see how it affects the speed of the site ...


  21. photocrati
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi all - Social Gallery is currently one way to do this. Foobox is another premium product that integrates with NextGEN and offers social sharing. There are also a few free plugins that do it better or worse. For a list, please check this post on our site:


    I'll add that the we're preparing a Pro version of the plugin (just about in beta status) that allows commenting and social sharing on individual images.

    For now, I'm going to mark this thread as resolved, though further comments are welcome.

  22. DoubleSixx
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @photocrati is the Pro version going to be a pay to use version ?

  23. photocrati
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    @DoubleSixx, yes PRO will be a pay to use version.

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