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.
Updated versions are now fully compatible with Joomla 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7.
Yay - I installed this, it not only worked, but it worked first shot without any problems at all. Thank you so much for a lovely extension that that I could get working.
My only gripe would be that, at least for me, under joomla 1.5 I had to remove its reference to mootools.js in the jwsig.php file to get it to stop breaking other extesions.
Overall Good anyway :)
It'll help if you have an FTP manager such as extplorer. You'll be able to set up folders and upload iages in no time at all.
Top marks from me.
My only "complaint" is lack of customize-ability, I'm a control freak. If there was a way to flip-flop the "navigation tip" and the "nice message" this would be 5 stars.
Well, 4 and a half...having to "hack" the php to get rid of the ridiculous mouse-hover message was mildly annoying and shouldn't have even been necessary.
Then the coming v2.0 would definitely get a 5-star from you! :) Coming in a few weeks, v2.0 will feature a fully MVC-skinnable theme and lots of switches to adapt content output.
I will test more to find other nice point of this gallery. But up to now, i really like it.I recommend this extension A++.
Had look forward to the JoomSocial and SimGallery intergtation :(
It does not require Mootools 1.2. It works with Mootools 1.1, the one built into Joomla!.
Later on I encoutered Mootools errors that seemed to origin from the old (or modified?) mootools.js that is included with this plugin. Including a library that comes default with Joomla seems not reasonable to me.