Adding image galleries inside your Joomla! articles is now super-easy and simple, using the magical "Simple Image Gallery" plugin for Joomla!.
The plugin can turn any folder of images located inside your Joomla! website into a grid-style image gallery with cool lightbox previews. And all that using a simple plugin tag like .
So for example, if we have a folder called "my_trip_to_Paris" located in images/stories/my_trip_to_Paris, then we can create our gallery by simply entering the tag into some Joomla! article.
The galleries created are presented as a grid of image thumbnails. When your visitors click on a thumbnail, they see the original image in a lightbox popup. The thumbnails are generated and cached using PHP for better results.
So let's briefly see what are the main advantages of using Simple Image Gallery: a) You don't need to have an additional gallery component to display a few images, b) you don't need to tell your visitors "to see our photos from Paris click here" and c) you focus more on content writing and less on administering the images!
The plugin is ideal for news portals wanting to display some product images, for example, inside their articles. Or for people who quickly wanna show their summer vacation pictures. With Simple Image Gallery, you can have as many galleries as you want inside each article.
Please note that if you want to create a gallery from a subfolder located inside your "image gallery root folder", simply adjust the plugin syntax to reflect the remaining path (after your set "root folder"),. Make sure you write the path to your target folder without any slashes at the beginning or the end of your path.
You can see a demo of the plugin here:
Simple Image Gallery is a Joomla! plugin developed by JoomlaWorks, released under the GNU General Public License.
This is an excerpt from the documentation page of Simple Image Gallery at http://www.joomlaworks.net/content/view/79/41/
In order for Simple Image Gallery to function properly, please make sure that your server has PHP's GD image library installed (common webhosts have GD installed by default). Additionally, your site must meet all requirements as posed by either Joomla! 1.5 or 1.6+.
You also have to make sure that Joomla's /cache folder is writable, in other words, check that the permissions for this folder are 755 (or 777 in some rare cases)."
For additional help you need to consult your hosting company.
I tried only the free version.
If you wanna a proof, check out the link below.
Wonderful work..! Wel done
Yes, the plugin already supported Joomla! 2.5 but we had not updated this page (and we just did)! Cheers!
So good I purchased the pro version for it's extra features.
Thank you JoomlaWorks!!
Plus, it doesn't have much bloat or links back to the author. It just flat out works. yay
Within 5 minutes it was fixed! I liked the polaroid most!
Just pay €12 and you are done! Great work peeps.
It is important to note that the free version is fully working and can help you easily post image galleries in your Joomla! site within minutes. You do not need to purchase the pro version to post image galleries on your site. The difference between free and pro is that the pro version offers more gallery layouts and popup engines. Both free and pro make the process of uploading galleries dead simple. So it's entirely up to the user to decide if they want more and therefore go for the pro version or stick with the basic functionality of the free version.
We chose to use jQuery (in "no conflict" mode) because the plugin supports both Joomla! 1.5 and 1.7, which in turn include different versions of Mootools that cause major JS compatibility headaches.
If you knew how to hack the plugin to enable Mootools for the popups, I'm surprised you could not locate the JS conflict that 100% occurred in your site from other extensions...