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Photo Galleria


Photo Galleria is a simple, yet elegant, plugin for photographers and designers who want to beautify and simplify their WordPress photo galleries. The Photo Galleria plugin filters the default WordPress gallery shortcode and replaces it with an elegant jQuery-powered gallery. Simply upload photos as normal and the Photo Galleria plugin will create a photo gallery with fade-in and fade-out effects common on flash-based websites. All the transitions happen inline without having to navigate to multiple WordPress attachment pages. This plugin comes with different design options, which you can select on the Photo Galleria Settings page. Pretty neat, eh?

Update Notice

  • Removed the circle theme, so if you use it, don’t update


  • Design options


  1. Upload the entire photo-galleria folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. All existing galleries inserted using the [gallery] shortcode will now use Photo Galleria.


Why does mine not work?

You likely have a plugin that is inserting a conflicting javascript (the stuff that runs Photo Galleria). Deactivate your plugins, one by one, to see which one is the culprit. If that doesn’t work, switch to the default WordPress theme to see if your theme is actually adding conflicting javascript. If it is, consider upgrading to a theme that enqueues javascript the smart way. Finally, delete your browser cache after completing the steps above.

What about titles and captions?

Yep. If you got ’em, this plugin can display ’em Just make sure you add yours to each image after uploading.

Does this plugin work with Internet Explorer 6 or 7?

No, and it never will.

How can I change the gallery background color?

The background color of the gallery is controlled with css. Add this css to your theme’s style.css file: .galleria-container { background-color: #ffffff; }

How do I center my thumbnails?

Add this css to your theme’s style.css file: .galleria-thumbnails { margin: 0 auto; }

How do I get help?


September 3, 2016
Last updated over 3 years ago. Support entries unresolved. This plugin creates a gallery which displays full size on the page, no pop-ups. Tiny thumbnails appear below the currently displayed image. All options are basically handled through CSS – a pain to keep track of – especially with theme updates. Will the CSS still be viable with plugin updates? Captions are not visible. Don’t really see the purpose or benefits of this plugin.
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Version 0.5.1

  • Supports paid themes, enqueue js only where shortcode is used, new options

Version 0.5

  • Updated to the latest galleria script, coding standards, removed unnecessary code

Version 0.4.1

  • Remove shortcode filtering from the Graph Paper Press Page template page-blog.php, for Widescreen and Modularity (and child themes)

Version 0.4.0

  • Comment out add_filter calls to avoid fatal errors on plugin removal and installation.

Version 0.3.9

  • Add clicknext: 'false', into galleria call to avoid image click / page reload problems.

Version 0.3.8

  • Simple validation cleanup on single posts/pages

Version 0.3.7

  • Escaping captions with quotes, etc
  • Javascript validation fix in footer
  • Updated galleria.js to version 1.2.2

Version 0.3.6

  • Added new options
  • Added support for multiple photo gallerias on home and archive pages
  • Opera 11 bug fix
  • Updated galleria.js to version 1.2 preprelease

Version 0.3.5

  • IE 7 & 8 bug fix

Version 0.3.4

  • Updated galleria.js to fix reported IE problems.
  • Removed Lightbox theme. It is no longer supported by galleria.js.
  • Added CSS conditionally if set.

Version 0.3.3

  • Fixes for IE 6, 7 & 8. Moved CSS to wp_header.

Version 0.3.2

  • Fixes for IE 7 & 8 thumbnail bug

Version 0.3.1

  • Added support for the lightbox theme
  • Updated readme.txt

Version 0.3.0

  • Massive overhaul dudes and dudets!
  • Upgraded to jQuery 1.4.2 and Galleria 1.2
  • Added plugin options panel
  • Added design options, including default Galleria themes
  • Added common faq

Version 0.2.9

  • Fixed alt tag and background color

Version 0.2.5

  • Fixed gallery display on homepage and pages

Version 0.2.4

  • Fixed text wrapping issue

Version 0.2.3

  • Added caption/description support
  • Added line breaks for more readable html output
  • Updated readme.txt

Version 0.2.2

  • Updates styles

Version 0.2.1

  • Added screenshot
  • Updated versions
  • Added comments to code

Version 0.2

  • Now works with latest jquery (1.3.2)
  • Uses enqueue_script
  • Compressed CSS

Version 0.1

Initial commit