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  • I have one gallery for each post, which defined with 20 images for each (gallery)page. So when I click on the picture of a specific page, it will only show the 20 images using effect. Then I have to click on the next page to see the next 20 images with the effect. Is there a way to show all the images in the gallery when I am using effect, without the need to keep clicking on next page?

    Thanks very much.

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  • Anyone can help please?



    Can you please rephrase the problem your having?

    Hi Alan,

    You can take a look at

    You see it was configured to show only 20 pictures per page, and there are 25 pictures in total for this gallery. So the last 5 would go to the 2nd page.

    So when a visitor click on the first picture, they will only be able to scroll through picture 1 to 20. Then they have to quit the viewing mode, click on second page and view the rest of the 5 pictures.

    I am just wondering if it’s possible to make it so the page still show only 20 thumbnails. But when the visitor click on a picture they will be able to view the whole gallery of 25 pictures without the need to quit the viewing mode, click on the next page, and then view the rest of the pictures?

    Hope the question is clearer now. 🙂 Thanks!

    I’m wondering the exact same thing. In case the description above is confusing, let me have a go:

    When you open an image form a gallery for instance in a thickbox, you can use the “previous” and “next” buttons to switch between the images. But the number of images you can switch between is decided by how many images are displayed in the thumbnail gallery on the source page, not how many images are actually in the gallery.

    So for example if you have a gallery with 34 images but your thumbnail gallery displays only 9 at a time, when you open an image in thickbox it displays “1 of 9” images and when you get to the end you have to close the thickbox, click the “next” button to get to the next 9 thumbnails and then re-open the thickbox.

    The question is if there is a way to set the gallery up so that opening the thickbox gives you access to all the images in the gallery, not just the ones that are displayed in the thumbnail gallery on the page.

    Alas I do not know of a easy way to fix that problem–it’s at the level of lightbox-NGG integration 🙁

    An alternative gallery does not have the disjointed viewing experience with the image popup is Picturesurf Gallery: (Demo) (Download)

    Disclosure: I’m one of the people who worked on this plugin.

    The one significant drawback is that we haven’t built the watermarking feature that you use. On the other hand, it may help your ad revenue- there is an option to have a separate page for each image being viewed (this may dramatically increase your ad impressions).

    If it does solve your problem, let me know if you need any help getting it up and running.

    Sorry I could not be more of help.


    By using the picturesurf plugin, which means I have to create an account and upload my pictures to a third party website? Which is probably not what I want to do in the first place.

    Thanks for your help though.

    The problem is more or less based on the concept. A JS effect like Thickbox or Lightbox can only grap images which are linked on the same page. It’s possible to define some hidden content, but it may increase the loading time of your page if you have many images… Try to use in V1.00 the Piclens support, it’s a nice new slideshow effect which show up all your images.

    I wish you all the best for picturesurf and I think everybody in the forums recognize it already, as you spread the same message now about 15 times…

    Thanks Alex.

    V1.00 is compatible with WP 2.6.5? I thought it is only for WP 2.7. Please correct me if I am wrong.

    Vielen dank Alex 😉

    @EOracle- There is no account creation required for the plugin and all of the images are stored locally and do not appear on our site. The login you see on our site is for our other side projects.

    We’ll remove that to avoid any confusion.

    I gave it a try Alan and what I got in the picturesurf box is:

    “Unable to connect to Gallery will not run.”

    But let’s not talk about this in this thread. It’s really for NextGEN’s issue. Maybe I will open up another thread later if I need to give it another try. Thanks again!

    Yes, V1.00 works only with WP2.7

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