I'm moving my jobs website from Joomla to WordPress, and am running into some major obstacles in terms of galleries/sliders are concerned.
1) The home slider we have on the Joomla home page is a plugin that can look in a specific directory and read the images directly from there. Is there an equivalent plug-in like this? I really don't want to load all of these images into the media area and then link to every one of them as that's just a non-realistic workflow and far too tedious.
2) What gallery plugin exists currently that has the same look/functionality as the ones we currently have implemented on the Joomla site?