NextGEN Gallery
single images to slideshow (8 posts)

  1. arystark
    Posted 4 years ago #


    I'am searching since a while but I don't find a solution.

    Actually, with slideshow functionality, you can display a list of images and when you click on a image, you have the full size image with next and previous button.

    I want to do the same things but instead of have a list of file , I want to have only one picture displaying in the post. And then have the same slideshow with next and previous button.

    Is it possible to do this ?

    Thanks in advance



  2. arystark
    Posted 4 years ago #

  3. Fastone
    Posted 4 years ago #


    I wanted to have the same solution to this, for a client to display their menu on the website, but not displaying every thumbnail. I kind of did what Klynam did in this post:

    But using my wonderfull CSS editor Stylizer, I quickly found the right CSS tag, and did a display:none on the image list/thumbnails.

    First, I used Chrome to check the code for the link to the first full image in the list. And, I also check to see the REL tag for that link. It was rel="lightbox[set_1]".

    Then in WordPress, I can use any image in my page/post as a link for opening my now CSS hidden image gallery in Lightbox mode.

    I added an image to the post in the usual way, and as Link URL, I pasted the link to the first full image from the gallery. In Advanced Settings, I just pasted the rel="lightbox[set_1]" into the Link Rel field and inserted the image into the post. Now it works as a link, and are only displaying the images thats added to the gallery.

    I think it works nice :)

  4. juanstecno
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I can't see the REL tag with method you explained... and then I can't set rel="lightbox[set_x]" parameter...
    It can be hidden?
    Any solution?

  5. Fastone
    Posted 3 years ago #


    Not really. i dont know any other way right now to do this. If you add a nextget gallery list to a page or post, and take a look at the browser HTML code after, you should see a REL tag.

    This post is now 10 months old, and there have been some updates for the Nextgen gallery, but I think the idea of how to do this should be the same. And, it still works in this site which I used this method on a gallery for a menu. The link is the image on this page: http://www.fusionofasia.no/english/the-menu/

    In the source code for this page, line 168 you will see the REL tag.

  6. juanstecno
    Posted 3 years ago #

    you can see what I see here
    I was done what you said, but I don't see the Nextgen gallery inserted on page REL tag.

  7. juanstecno
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I know the nggallery I want to link is id=3, then short code [slideshow id=3] inserted in page or post works, but if I do the rel="lightbox[set_3]", lighbox only show the first image of the gallery related instead of showing the entire galery (3 images)
    I was answered this question to the plugin creator but never respond.
    I'm considering using another plugin to create galleries and completely remove NextGen by poor attention to the problems it is facing users. You can see the huge number of unresolved issues.
    Anybody knows a good alternative?

  8. Fastone
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I was thinking, just to check. In the Nexgen setttings, are you using Lightbox as effect for showing the images? Check that...


    Another tip as for using a lightbox gallery, is using Complete Gallery Manager for WordPress. http://plugins.righthere.com/complete-gallery-manager/

    Pretty scriptheavy, but you have a lot of options. Check to see that it doesn't conflict with any other plugins on your site when you install it.

    Besides that, I don't think I have any other tip for you now.

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