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Introduction

Photo Gallery, Content Photo Gallery, Photos & Images, Galleries

Simple Image Gallery (by JoomlaWorks) is truly the simplest and most effective way to add image galleries into your Joomla content and a classic must-have extension for any Joomla based website.

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WHY SIMPLE IMAGE GALLERY?

Adding image galleries inside your Joomla articles, K2 items, Virtuemart/HikaShop products or any other component that supports "content" plugins is dead-simple. The plugin can turn any folder of images located inside your Joomla website into a grid-style image gallery with lightbox/modal previews. And all that using a simple plugin tag like {gallery}myphotos{/gallery} or {gallery}some/folder/myphotos{/gallery}.

So for example, if we have a folder of images called "mytriptoParis" and located in images/mytriptoParis, then we can create our gallery by simply entering the tag {gallery}mytripto_Paris{/gallery} into some Joomla article.

The galleries created are presented in a grid of thumbnails. When your site visitors click on a thumbnail, they see the original (source) image in a lightbox/modal popup. The thumbnails are generated and cached using PHP for better results.

The plugin is ideal for any type of website: from personal ones (where you'd post a photo gallery from your last summer vacation), to e-shops (for product presentation) to large news portals. With Simple Image Gallery, you can have as many galleries as you want inside your content.

FEATURES

So let's briefly see what are the main advantages of using Simple Image Gallery:
- You don't need to have an additional gallery component to display a few images and thus you don't need to tell your visitors "to see photos of XYZ click here".
- You can place one or more image galleries anywhere within your content giving you total layout freedom.
- The gallery layout is fluid by default which means it'll fit both responsive and adaptive website layouts.
- You can set a "root folder" in the plugin's parameters if you have all your gallery folders under a single long path in your Joomla site (e.g. images/content/galleries). This way you won't have to type the full path to each gallery folder inside the {gallery}...{/gallery} plugin tags but just the gallery folder name. The default "root folder" in the plugin's parameters is "images" because that's the default folder for uploading media files in Joomla as well.
- You can use MVC overrides to change how the thumbnail grid looks in your site. Simply copy the folder /plugin/jwsig/tmpl/Classic into /templates/YOURTEMPLATE/html/jwsig/ so that you can access its files in /templates/YOURTEMPLATE/html/jw_sig/Classic/. You can then modify both the HTML and CSS code included there to match your template's design and colors.
- Uses the core Joomla updater.
- Uses Fancybox 3 for the lightbox/modal previews.
- Allows printing the image gallery grid (as of v3.6.0) when using the print preview feature available in most Joomla components (including the default article system and K2).

COMPATIBILITY & LICENSE

Simple Image Gallery is PHP5 and PHP7 compatible (as of v3.5.0) and fully compatible with Joomla versions 1.5 to 3.x.

Joomla 1.5 must have the "Mootools Upgrade" system plugin enabled to avoid JavaScript conflicts between Mootools and newer jQuery releases used by the plugin.

Simple Image Gallery is a Joomla plugin developed by JoomlaWorks, released under the GNU General Public License.

DEMO

You can see a demo of the plugin here: http://demo.joomlaworks.net/simple-image-gallery

LEARN MORE

Visit the Simple Image Gallery product page at: https://www.joomlaworks.net/simple-image-gallery

If you want to contribute to the plugin or report any bugs/issues on GitHub, have a look here: https://github.com/joomlaworks/simple-image-gallery


Functionality

Very good. Needs some improvement, but I don't really mind as it is.

Ease of use

Easypeasy. Would be easier with article editor btn but, ok, it works. Put yr files into stories folder & insert a small snippet into article

Support

didnt need any.

Documentation

Very good. Need improvement for localization though.

I used this to: Several simple websites that need a basic gallery.

Best Component


Posted on 22 February 2016
Functionality

Very good

Ease of use

Easy to use

Support

Not needed

Documentation

Perfect

I used this to: Image gallery

Functionality

Very easy setup and great features!

Ease of use

The easier component on the market to setup your beautiful Joomla picture gallery.

Support

The support is Amazing, I had a Javascript conflict in the backend and the Developer went straight to fix it via FTP

Documentation

Functionality

This extension is great but I did have a problem centering the gallery (found a solution in the forum) and the thumbnails don't resize.

Ease of use

It is fairly easy to use but I have been working with Joomla extensions for a while now. Won't be completely straight-forward to beginners

Support

Support takes around 72 hours I believe but it's free, so I can't really fault it.

Documentation

Documentation is pretty helpful but would have appreciated more examples.

I used this to: Websites I develop but I will be looking at other popular galleries (to find a better fit for my needs) because the thumbnail images aren't responsive when viewed from devices with small screens (where the thumbnail image exceeds the browser's width).

Simple and effective


Posted on 03 December 2015
Functionality

Simple for admins, but our users who post articles get confused having to upload images first, and then having to remember the path name.

Ease of use

Dead easy

Support

Not tried, but have dealt with JW before so expect it to be good

Documentation

Not needed.

I used this to: Publishing small galleries in articles on an industry association website

bug whit joomla 3.4.5


Posted on 26 November 2015
Functionality

Dont work whit joomla 3.4.5 or 3.4.4

Ease of use

really easy

Support
Documentation

It's great


Posted on 10 November 2015
Functionality

Worked well. The only issue I had was getting the gallery to center.

Ease of use

Hard to be any easier. Used a few different types of these gallery plugins and they're all simple.

Support

FANTASTIC! Yes, sorry I'm yelling. This is a free extension, but the support was still better than some I've paid for. Had a centering issue

Documentation

Not needed.

I used this to: Form-room galleries on a school website.

Muy bien


Posted on 04 June 2015
Functionality

Fácil de configurar

Ease of use

Simple y rápido

Support

Ok

Documentation

Bien

I used this to: Galería de imágenes para un blog.

Functionality

could not tried it! buggy ass hell. When i uninstalled it, my website became BLANK. When i installed it again, then it worked! v

Ease of use

did not work. Disappointed

Support

no use of it, destroyed my website

Documentation

no documentation on errors when uninstalling

I used this to: gallery, could not try
Owner's reply: If you *uninstalled* the plugin and your site went blank, then *installed* the plugin and your site went operational again (as you say) then this means the plugin actually had nothing to do with your site. The problem is obviously something else on your site.

Just perfect


Posted on 23 March 2015
Functionality

Perfect

Ease of use

Too easy...

Documentation
I used this to: 2 sites working both on module html and article... just perfect.
Owner's reply: Awesome :)
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Simple Image Gallery

Version:
3.6.0
Developer:
JoomlaWorks
Last updated:
Jan 29 2018
Date added:
Dec 05 2006
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
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Compatibility:
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Uses Joomla! Update System

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