Create fully responsive and adaptive galleries fastly and with ease on your website. Global Gallery can handle unlimited image sources and comes with three gallery layouts, eight lightboxes ready to use and is designed to be displayed on each device. Plus it comes with full featured slider and carousel!
Walkthrough VideosTo make the plugin easy for everyone, the documentation comes with detailed videos explaining each step necessary to setup and use Global Gallery:
- Main Settings
- Main Settings – part II
- First gallery creation with WP library
- Galleries with Google+ images (May 2015 update)
- Galleries with: WP categories, Flickr, Instagram
- Galleries with: Pinterest, Facebook, Google+, 500px
- Galleries with: Tumblr, RSS feed, nextGEN gallery
- Galleries with Dropbox public folders
- Galleries with Google Drive public folders
- Galleries with Global Gallery albums
- Automatic gallery creation
- WP galleries integration
- Gallery Categories
- Gallery Collections
- Styling galleries
- Manage lightboxes
- Shortcode wizard
- Image Slider
- Image Carousel
- Use a watermark
Unlimited responsive and adaptive galleriesGlobal Gallery allows you to create awesome responsive galleries in few minutes. Is designed to be viewed on any device: whether you are using a retina MacBook or an iPhone. At the same time it is coded to works also on old browsers like Internet Explorer 8! Is also adaptive, then you can place it wherever in your website.
Choose if display your images with a classic gallery layout, a masonry one or with the new PhothoString one (check out layout examples). Sort images, set the author, description and title. Finally, set the thumbnail center to display images always correctly.
Each gallery can contain thousands of images that obviously can be paginated using the classic mode or the infinite scroll system! Standard pagination button is also customizable: there are 4 different layouts to choose from.
You can link gallery images: simply choose a WP page to link or enter a custom URL. Linked images won’t be opened in the classic lightbox, becoming a nice way to manage traffic in your website.
Also managing a huge number of images won’t be a problem anymore. Using the “easy-sorting mode” the gallery builder will become compact, allowing you to sort everything seamlessly. With Global Gallery you can make everything in few clicks!
Choose the images sourceWhy using only wordpress images? Global Gallery is ready to catch images from:
- Your Wordpress media library
- Wordpress category posts
- Any Wordpress custom post type associated with a taxonomy (eg. WooCommerce)
- Global Gallery albums (created via FTP)
- Flickr sets / photostreams/ tags
- Instagram accounts
- Pinterest boards
- Facebook pages
- Google+ albums
- Google Drive
- nextGEN plugin galleries
- Tumblr blog
- 500px users
Automatic gallery creationDon’t want to lose time selecting images one by one? Global gallery allows you to create a gallery only with a click. Images will be added automatically giving you the ability to choose if display titles, authors and descriptions.
Set the interval on which the gallery is re-built. Everything is cached speeding up loadings. Finally, choose if add images randomly and set a maximum images number for the gallery.
Wordpress galleries integrationFrom v3 the plugin seamlessly integrates with Wordpress galleries. Can act globally or just for selected pages.
WP shortcode will be managed with Global Gallery systems: a great way to speed up things on websites already using it!
Image SliderGlobal Gallery features a full responsive, slider with full control on width and height. Also this is highly optimized to run on mobile browsers with touch interactions.
You can manage each aspect, from the way images are displayed to the sliding effects, timings, auto-slideshow and the displayed elements.
Plus, as you do in the normal gallery shortcode you can choose if display images randomly and with the watermark.
Image CarouselGalleries and sliders are not enough? The plugin includes a fully featured carousel! Responsive, adaptive and touch-ready, can be configured with a lot of options
As with slider, is flexible and adapts to your needs: from shown images number to rows number, from random function to watermark.
Of course has got slideshow function with timing option!
Choose your lightboxWhy forcing you to use a specific lightbox? Global Gallery comes with eight lightboxes ready to use: Tos “R”us, lightGallery, MagnificPopup, Fancybox, ColorBox, Photobox, PrettyPhoto and the exclusive LCweb lightbox!
Each one is easily customizable with specific options!
In particular, LCweb lightbox brings new features as a 100% responsive capability and a fullscreen layout. It is also mobile optimized and takes advantage of the touchswipe technologies to provide a great experience to any user!
Watermarking systemProtect your images disabling the right click and moreover with the Global Gallery watermark system. Just choose wich image use, the opacity and the position. You can choose if use watermarked images or not simply switching an option in the shortcode builder.
Take advantage of the caching system to speed up the galleries loading. Take a look to a watermark demo here.
Create gallery collectionsNeed a smart and clean way to display and categorize multiple galleries? With Global Gallery you can group them creating collections.
Select, sort and manage galleries to display within each collection. Finally insert them in your pages through collections shortcode and decide if show filters. Is also possible to write a short excerpt for each gallery and link collection elements!
Finally, filters and galleries are deeplinked. Then you can create individual links pointing to them.
1 Click fast setup, thumbnail effects and much moreYou are not familiar with web sizes, margins or colours? No problem, you can apply 6 predefined styles with only one click. Of course once you’ve choosed a style you can customize it to create unique styles.
Global Gallery comes also with two premium effects to apply on your thumbnails: grayscale and blur!
Everything is fully custimizable: set the overlays position and visibility, thumbnail colors, borders … and much more!
- Please note that, obviously, the plugin requires a responsive theme to have a responsive behaviour.
- The fetchable images number for socials depends on their rules.
- Dropbox integration is available for servers running PHP 5.3 and later
- Since February 2015 Google Drive changed the way it gives image URLS, then is only possible to use auto-population mode