Most options are not available in the free version of this plugin, but the free version gets you a basic gallery (see UPDATED info below).
The gallery does not loop (this simple feature is only available in PRO version) - when the viewer gets to the end of the gallery, the gallery closes instead of going back to the beginning, which is annoying. Most of my galleries (for an artist client) have only two images - showing two different views of a work of art, so it would be nice for the viewer to be able to leave the cursor on one side of the screen to move between images (true, the thumbnails at the bottom can be clicked, but still requires moving the cursor and taking the eye off the image).
If there a lot of images to be used in the Media Library, and they're not grouped together as they will appear in various galleries, it will be difficult to select them. Only 20 images at a time appears under the "Import from Media Library" option.
If a gallery is to appear in excerpt, the only option is for random images to appear. It would nice to be able to select the most representative image(s) to appear in the excerpt, or to select first 3 images, or something similar.
UPDATED review and DOWNGRADED from 3 stars to 1 star:
2 more issues:
Image CAPTION appears under the thumbnail, but image TITLE appears on the pop-up image. This is quite inconsistent programming, and thus requires entering the same date twice to provide the same information on both thumbnail and pop-up
Watermarks. I use "Easy Watermark" plugin. Fancy Gallery plugin removes the watermarks. Why? When I deleted and re-added Fancy Gallery plugin, the watermark appeared on the pop-up image, but not on the thumbnail. ??
First of all it's really confusing to name this plugin Fancy Gallery although it is the Fancy Gallery LITE version. Anyway, we bought the Pro version because we liked the galleries.
We had major trouble getting it to run properly. Turns out you still need to have both versions - Pro and Lite - installed to run it properly. Alright, fine.
Now we can't update the Pro version because of a critical error altough we bought it! And we can't reach support, because this forum is only for the Lite version and we didn't buy a "support package" for the Pro version. What the hell? I'm not paying for extra support just to get the damn thing running.
Ich habe die Gallery Ende 2014 gekauft. Habe mindestens drei Installtionen gebraucht um es einigermaßen zum Laufen zu bringen.
Jetzt gab es Update, automatisch updaten, das kann man vergessen.
Support ist eine riesengroße NULL!!!
Und so besonders umfangreich ist die Gallery wirklich nicht. Ich habe doch noch das eine oder andere Template erwartet.
Leute, kauf es nicht, es ist das Geld nicht wert!
Auch wenn Herr Hoppe auf seiner Website mit fünf Sternen wirbt. Die sind ganz bestimmt von ihm selbst vergeben worden.
This plugin has the same name as Radical's Fancy Gallery. After doing some research online, I found a "Fancy Gallery" demo and I really liked the functionality & look of the product. Unfortunately, I had no idea that there are TWO plugins named "Fancy Gallery" developed for wordpress. "Fancy Gallery" featured by WordPress.org is developed by Dennis Hope, NOT Radycal. Naturally, in WordPress plugin search Dennis' plugin popped up in my search for Fancy Gallery.
It took me a only a few minutes to figure out that this plugin was NOT the plugin that I needed and I contacted Dennis with a polite request to refund my money for this reason. He not only declined but was quite rude with me. I paid $60 for a "premium support" version. How is that for a premium support? :)
PLEASE BE CAREFUL.
More than 2 or 3 emails to the developer - also a letter per post - and even no reaction!
Telephone-number with a automatic answering-application. No chance to reach Dennis Hoppe!!!!!!!!
Not really serious. ;-(
there are no additional templates nor support in paid version - don't buy if you don't want to be mad.
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