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.
i was looking all over the place for a module to put galleries into my articles and this did the job perfectly. what can i say, it even looks great too!
and to top it off, it's free.. i really must say that this extension is one of a kind and i'm so grateful to have stumbled upon it.
thank you so much!
I have to tell you that I have tried all the extensions in the gallery, before using Simple Image Gallery.
They all were buggy, did not install correctly, impossible to customize and so on.
I'm pleased to have this plug-in on my site. It is so simple to install, configure .. and to post galleries with it.
In conclusion : perfectible, but great job!
So I'm being honest here and giving this an average rating. (sick of people giving everything an excellent rating - it wastes everyones time).
What really bugs me is all the advertising you need to wade through to see a the real demo of this extension. Most of the stuff you need to pay for. I've looked at this extension before and left it alone after getting peeved off with the adds and high level marketing.
just tried this one and it works great.
just upload a folder whit images, insert 1 line into the content, witch direct to this folder, and it works. I love this one
It does what it says, no worrying about having to publish or organize your images - just upload it to your directory, but one simple line in your article and there you go!
I built a large gallery using joomla content section and categorys with articles being the gallery directorys. I works flawlessly and very simple!
The only thing I wish the free version should have added once, is pagination for really large folders! Add this, and it will be an 5stars plug-in!