*Full lightbox photo gallery with all of the options that the main gallery has
*Multiple image uploader with resizing before upload, and drag and drop
*Frontend uploading and gallery creation
*Image tagging and search
*A download image button
*Facebook Comments and JComments integration
*Facebook share button for each image
*Google plus one button for each image
*Twitter Button for each image
*Pinterest Button for each image
*Top/bottom/left/right position for thumbs
*Top/bottom/left/right position for image descriptions
*Use the plugin to put one or many galleries into an article (with random/ latest/ most viewed/ highest rated options)
*Use the module to put a gallery into a module position (with random/ latest/ most viewed/ highest rated options)
*Search engine friendly urls
Well, I've been away from Joomla for a couple of years and was quite fond of 1.5 and had found all the modules and plugins I needed back then.
Future shock - Joomla 3 - and not many of my old plugins were worth using, so I had to not only get to grips with the a slightly different way of doing things in Joomla 3, but I really needed to find an image gallery that just worked.
So, I was forced to look with fresh eyes at what was out there and after auditioning 6 or more 'high profile', highly respected and highly acclaimed '5 star' user reports, I came to the conclusion that I must be suffering some sort of delusional idea of what and how software should work under the Joomla umbrella, because all these 'high 5' reports were so glowing, when in fact I found the packages ranged from downright rubbish, to very self-indulgent, poorly thought out, limited design offerings (from a users perspective)... that is until I stumbled upon the Ignite gallery!
All the other galleries are poor, compared to this software. The other developers have gone down a tunnel in their thinking and have unfortunately lost sight of the end user!
This is really, really nicely done software that was the first to handle front end uploads with NO hiccups, and the endless possibilities of back-end configuration are really well done. A damn fine piece of software that's been thought out for the end user and not just the developer!!!
And in my case, I had a requirement to do something a little different with a couple of settings and emailed the developer and 'bam'... instant help, cut and paste code and everything exactly as needed and with courtesy to boot.
SPEND THE $40 (I'm pretty sure there's a money back guarantee on the website), you will NOT look back.
Many thanks for an great little program, I'm an official 'fan boi' now (;->
Matt here, the extension developer. I didn't receive any emails from you. There must have been a technical problem with the email being sent/received.
I monitor the support email inbox throughout my day, and I also have a support person in another time zone, so during weekdays we always respond to support emails the same day.
Please try contacting our support email again, maybe using a different email address to send, or if you click on the review button on this page, you will get my personal email address which you can use to contact me, and I will resolve your issue with the lightbox not showing.
even more it keeps it clean in the file-system with different folders for the original photos, the resized and thumbnails.
This gallery has a component, module and plug in to do everything I needed to display >100 paintings in a variety of formats. Images are organized in categories with tags and descriptions that are searchable, results can be displayed as a gallery. Display is controlled by profiles, assign a profile to a gallery to control how it is displayed. Can use a Module to make a slide show. Has watermark function.
I've been working with Joomla for >5 years, but I think it is pretty easy to use even with less experience.
I did not need support until recently, when I wanted to set up Ignite Gallery to meet some extensive front-end submission demands. Support turned out to be quick and helpful, and I really felt that my questions were received as useful feedback for further development. That is what Joomla extension development should be.
Thanks and keep it up!
The support so far has been excellent - I had a small issue related to photo orientation that the developer was quick to respond to. Although the fix to this may take a little time, I am confident it will get addressed in a future release.
Definitely worth the money.
I had to ask a question before I bought it and was pleasantly surprised to get the answer within an hour of having sent the email message. This is a 'SWEET' extension and I wanted to thank you for creating it and making it available at a reasonable cost. It is truly worth every penny.