In an effort to keep track of a select number of high-quality WordPress plugins, I’m planning to write a few short blog posts. Mainly I’m doing this for personal use, but I’d also like to document some ways that I’ve implemented them on some websites I’ve developed over the past few years. The first type of plugin I’d like to write about is photo galleries.
“NextGEN Gallery is a fully integrated Image Gallery plugin for WordPress with dozens of options and features.”
“The Photospace plugin takes advantage of the built in features of WP by automatically adding any images attached to the post or page into the gallery.”
For a simple and straightforward photo gallery, give Photospace Gallery a try. It’s a nice solution for adding a no-frills, thumbnail-based photo gallery to a single post or page. If you’re familiar with WordPress’ image gallery features, you’ll appreciate the way you can upload multiple images and then attach them to a specific post/page, complete with drag-and-drop for reordering. Once attached, they’ll automatically show up on the post/page that includes the [photospace] shortcode. Via the single-screen WordPress admin settings page, you can adjust things like thumbnail number, size and shape, size of the main image, width of the gallery columns, and size of the main image. Some additional nice features include: keyboard control, pagination, and support for multiple galleries.