Gallery Just better plugin released

Ok it’s online on wordpress now.

Yes, I have released a new plugin almost simultaneously with the release 3.1 of wordpress :-(

It’s about the native wordpress gallery with a few enhancement.

You are able to choose to display the linked pages/images in a new window or not and you are able to make the images not linkable and to link them to external URLs. External URLs are defined in the Description fields of the attached images.

See the plugin home page for more details.

Wonder if these nerdy posts are related to my job, well, the answer is no. As a good friend once told me, "one never heals from programming!". It must be true in my case....

8 thoughts on “Gallery Just better plugin released

  1. Raymond

    Hello, Stef,
    What I have in mind is this: on a given blog post, I want to display two to four images with links to separate posts for each; on each of THOSE posts, I want to display two to four images with links to separate posts for each; on each of THOSE posts . . . I want to build a visual decision tree.
    Would this plugin behave the way I’m describing it??
    What would be a good way of formatting the separate if/then pages??
    How would I move backwards??

    Thank you.

  2. Stef Post author


    not sure I have fully understood but if you “just” want to link each post to a set of images linked to other posts, then of course you can do it.

    Take into consideration that – because of how WordPress is built (nothing to do with my plugin) – for each post, you need to build your own gallery by scratch.

    So if you want to show the same image A in blog posts 101 and 202 each time it linking to the same post or not, then you can do it by uploading the same image A two times: one in association with post 101 and the other in association with post 202.

    Not sure what you mean by if/then pages or moving backwards.

    Are you building a sort of route by posts?

    Thanks for your comment.

  3. Mike

    Just wanted to thank you for your GREATLY NEEDED plugin Stef. I am so surprised that the native WP Gallery does not include this functionality. Very very useful!


  4. Mike

    One suggestion (I’m sure you already have it on your to do list and I’m sure it’s no easy task) is to allow the option of changing the link to URL for only one image instead of the entire gallery specified by [galleryjb ...]
    As it is if I have a gallery with 30 images and I only want one to link to a different URL then I’d have to go through and copy the FILE url location to the description field for each of the 30 images that are attached to the page.

  5. Mark Snape

    Hi Steff
    Great enhancement to Gallery – exactly what I was looking for.

    Just a couple of observations.
    If the shortcode is setup correctly and the user then clicks on the gallery image (for instance, to change the number of columns) then the original gallery settings take over and we lose the “URL” parameter.

    Second, in your examples, you use smart quotes (what I would call 66 and 99). If like me, someone just cuts and pastes your shortcode example, the options have no effect because the 66/99 are not the same as ”

    Thanks for solving a problem for a lot of people!

  6. Stef Post author

    Mark, thanks for your comment. My examples have now normal double quotes. Well spotted. I am not sure what do you mean by the “original gallery taking over”. Can you direct me to a page where I can see it live? Thanks again.

  7. Stef Post author

    Thanks Mike for your comments.
    For the use you make of the plugin, would an option like: file=”” be useful? I mean do you want to have the same link for all your images?

  8. Mark Snape

    Hi Steff
    What I mean by “original gallery settings take over” is that if I go into the HTML and add the shortcode, with settings, and then switch back to visual editor, its too easy to forget and click on the gallery icon and change the properties (in my example, the number of columns). After you do this, your extended properties are stripped and the gallery goes back to displaying each image on its own page.

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