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Trying to find the right kind of image plugin

  • Hi there,

    I am a brand new wordpress user and I need some help. I am trying to add a set of images to my wordpress page. Going a step further, I want the viewer to be able to click on one of the images and a thumbnail will pop up. Once the viewer is done looking at the pop up image, they can close it and return to the set of images.

    I have downloaded several different plug in’s but nothing has worked for me. I need something easy and quick. Can someone suggest something to me?

    Thank you!

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  • Christine Rondeau

    @crondeau

    Volunteer Forum Moderator

    The built-in image gallery and the cleaner gallery could be a good option.

    If you create a post or page, then upload images (say 3 for example) once, added, you will see that you get the option of inserting a gallery. The gallery can link to a file or attachement. Make sure you select file.

    Then, if you’ve installed the cleaner gallery plugin – http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/cleaner-gallery/
    the settings, allow you to open the image using thinkbox or a bunch of other options. Now when people click on a photo, they will get a pop up, but they will also have the option to move on to the next photo.

    This will do

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/nextgen-gallery/

    the demo page (scroll down to see the gallery on the demo site)

    http://www.nextgen-gallery.com/nextgen-gallery-demos/

    Thanks Christine for the response. I added the plugin and activated it. Then, I went to my page and added the gallery and chose link to file and then chose Insert Gallery but nothing happened after.Where should I go to see the options?

    Thanks for the help.

    You too David. I’m trying this plugin first. Nextgen was one of the first ones I opened but I was pretty confused.

    Actually, I found where to customize the Clean Gallery and I also downloaded Floatbox plugin to work with the CleanGallery but I am able to see any changes. When I click on my image, it takes me to a new page, not to a pop up of the image…

    Christine Rondeau

    @crondeau

    Volunteer Forum Moderator

    When you insert the gallery, make sure that you select link to file and not attachement.
    The shortcode in the html view should look like so:

    [gallery link="file"]

    Once you have that, the gallery will open a pop with the cleaner gallery.

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