Even while simple to use, sigplus offers an impressive set of features. Images suitable for gallery preview are automatically generated with cropping and/or centering, and clicking on a preview image brings up a pop-up window overlay (so-called lightbox) showing the original full-size image without navigating away from the current page. Images in a gallery can be displayed in fixed or flow layout, they can be shown on a slider or carousel/rotator, or an image can blend into another using a fancy transition effect. Appearance and behavior are highly configurable including image margin, border, padding, slider/rotator orientation (horizontal or vertical), animation speed, slideshow delay, image sort order, etc.
Despite its versatility, sigplus is completely free. It is a full-fledged product with all features included, there is no need to buy a commercial professional version with extra features or purchase club membership that grants you additional privileges.
Translations included: English, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew*, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak and Spanish* (asterisk indicates front-end only). Joomla 1.5 users should install plg_sigplus-1.3.x (and optionally mod_sigplus-1.3.x), users of Joomla 2.5 and later should use the package installer pkg_sigplus-1.4.x (click "Download" for the latest version released in the series to date for maximum compatibility).
I have tried and tested almost all image gallery extensions on JED but for what it does, this extension has absolutely no compare.
The ease of use is terrific! It just works out of the box. With this extension a novice can create a professional-looking inline image gallery out of a folder full of images by just inserting a simple tag anywhere in his article content.
There are lots of inline configuration tags available to the power user who wants to make his galleries of particular sizes and looks.
The variety of lightbox options available is very commendable. The boxplus lightbox option created by the author himself is amazing! It produces a flash based gallery with a scrollable strip of image thumbnails automatically on its own !!
All-in-all, for someone who wants to produce great-looking picture galleries embedded inside his joomla content within seconds,not minutes, I would say, look no further. Just download Sigplus Image Gallery Plus plugin and your job is done!!
My heartfelt gratitude to the author for creating and giving to the Joomla community this wonderful extension.
Could you please think of creating something similar for displaying video, a "Simple Video Gallery Plus" if we may call it :-)
A million Thanks !
I had it set up in a very short time except for the captions and text.
My captions and text didn't work then I realised that I had to save from Notepad as a UTF-8 text file. It then worked fine. I should have read the instructions properly the first time!
just slimbox only, I would like to use the pretty photo style with multi gallery in one page, any help please!!!
Especially it useful in component like flexicontent - you just add a custom text field with preffix and parameters and after you just insert path to images in this field.
many thanks for nice free plugin!
it has plenty of options to customize it, but not too complicated so that the basic user can find his way quite easily..
thank you very much for sharing your amazing work with us :)
Omar M. from http://omar84.com
1. The installation is simple
2. Setup is simple
3. Functionality is excellent
4. Works good with IE7 and Firefox 3.6
5. With IE6, only the first picture is displayed.
Thank you for this great extension.
Like many major websites that have discontinued supporting IE6, sigplus is not guaranteed to work with IE6 either. As sigplus is a relatively new project compared to IE6 lifetime, we chose not to support IE6 to save us introducing substantial legacy code for the sake of a single browser that does not conform to common web standards; you are strongly encouraged to upgrade to IE8 (or another browser). sigplus uses standard mechanisms for styling galleries understood by all modern browsers, it is tested with and should be generally portable across different engines.
For example i want to publish in my article only the image "test1" from the folder "images/stories/testgallery
I am trying but i cant....
Can someone help me ?
There are multiple ways to achieve this goal. One is to use a "labels.txt" file with a single entry for the image to display in the article, optionally adding a caption and a description. Another is to use the in-line override parameter "count" and specify a value of "-1". For details, please check the section "sigplus Configuration" in the documentation.
Download and install was very easy.
Of course (...) it didn't work at first: cache folder was writable, but not turned on in global settings in Joomla.
After correcting this, it worked like a charme!