FW Gallery Grand is a full featured gallery with photo and video support, 4 different design themes, front-end manager and powerful tags system in addition to slideshow, slider, map and latest module and a powerful Content Plugin that allows add files and full galleries in Joomla articles and modules.
FW Gallery Grand features:
Platform with add-ons
Multiple add-ons designed to work with FW Gallery component and installed on top of it. All add-ons are managed via a dedicated Add-ons section.
4 file grids
Choose between Standard, Justified, Waterfall, and Custom grid to position images on the page to your taste.
6 Gallery Designs
Bootstrap, Pinterest like, Beauty, Classic, Fancy, and Polaroid designs for galleries and items.
2 image on hover effects
Ken Burns and Linear on hover effects to gain visitors attention and improve user experience.
7 file info display positions
7 file details display positions to choose from - top, left, right, bottom, over slide up, and over full hover.
Synchronize Instagram gallery with you your gallery website.
Paste galleries or single items anywhere on your website.
Adds a carousel slider on your gallery page. Perfect for showcasing multiple images in a module.
Gallery video cover
Use videos as preview covers. The video is automatically played on hovering.
Mobile friendly front-end management view focused on work with the gallery.
Make a unique multitype gallery by selecting all uploaded files with tags they are assigned to.
Mobile friendly layouts for best performance and look on any device.
Photo and video items
JPG, PNG, GIF and other web formats for images. Youtube, Vimeo, MP4 for videos.
Files batch upload
Fast and handy files management with batch upload feature.
EXIF data import
All meta information that comes with file gets imported including GEO location, keywords, camera settings, etc.
Images auto-resize on upload
Dimensions set in configuration will be applied on upload while original files will be kept as alternative.
Configure if you want to show your images in a lightbox or go straight to a an image page.
Adjust language interface translations to your needs or create translation for a new language.
Content gallery tags
Paste galleries or single items into Joomla! articles or Custom HTML modules.
Public and authorized users voting with stars, hearts or thumbs.
Tags management and statistics
Tags section allow to review and edit existing tags and see usage frequency.
Disqus comment system
Integrates Disqus comment system into item view if configured.
Multilevel galleries hierarchy
Unlimited levels of galleries to build required folders tree.
Autoplay gallery images according to configuration settings.
Joomla! search integration
Adds gallery items to standard Joomla! search results.
Items on google maps view
Based on imported GEO data shows media items on Google map.
Shows recently added or random images in a module.
Allows Facebook profile or page images import into gallery folder.
Google Images import
Allows Google Images folders import into selected gallery folder.
AJAX or standard pagination
AJAX loads more items to a page without refreshing it.
Quick check info
List of key parameters to make sure gallery will function at its best.
JCE gallery button
JCE Editor button for FW Gallery to help include gallery or item in content.
Rotate manually images if camera rotation is not rendered correctly.
Protect images from unauthorized usage on other websites or media.
Social share buttons
Allow your visitors to share on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, Pinterest.
Galleries list view
Top level gallery view with all galleries included as a subfolder. No images in this view.
Single gallery view
A gallery with any number of sub-galleries and images included in a current.
Single photo layout with its display settings and options.
Gallery display settings
Configure galleries grid, number per page and ordering. Show/hide empty galleries.
Item display settings
Configure images display grid, number per page and ordering.
Menu item settings
Define specific gallery and image settings via menu item options.
Default gallery image
Select default preview image among the images in a gallery.
Set image name, owner, upload date, description, copyright note. Choose what is shown.
Set gallery name, owner, create date and description. Choose what is shown.
... and more.
- Slideshow module
- Latest image module
- Map module (shows images location on Google map by meta tags)
- Disqus Comment Plugin
- Content Plugin
- Search Plugin
- JCE Button Plugin
- Facebook Import Plugin
- Google Images Import Plugin
Version 5.0.0 (major) - Add-ons Concept
One component instead of two. Now FW Gallery is a single component available in two packages - free basic package (former Light version) and basic package with add-ons (former Grand version). The main point is that the component has the same structure and database. Add-ons section. All FW Gallery add-ons come separately from the main component and can be managed via Add-ons section. Enable, disable, and filter the add-ons by type - plugin, module, data type, component, and design. Instagram import add-on. A new add-on of the plugin type allowing to synchronize Instagram gallery with FW Gallery. Backup/restore solution. Backup/restore your existing galleries when migrating to a new version. Front-end manager add-on. Front-end manager add-on of the component type allows managing galleries via the front-end, without having to access the admin panel. FW Gallery Front-end Manager should be configured separately by assigning FW Gallery Front-end Manager layout to a menu item. FW Gallery Carousel add-on. A New add-on of the module type adds a carousel slider on your gallery page. Perfect for showcasing multiple images in a module. FW Gallery add-on. Gallery add-on of the module type adds images and galleries anywhere on your gallery website. Grid display effects. Attractive images grids set in gallery settings - Standard, Waterfall, Justified, Custom. Info details positions. A choice of 7 stylish file info positions - top, bottom, left, right, over slide up, and over full hove. On hover effect for a file. Added beautiful on hover effects for a file - Ken Burns and Enlarge. Meta data section. A new section allowing to add meta keywords and meta description for better search engine optimization. Tag alias parameter for a new tag. Specify a URL-friendly name for a new tag to replace unnecessary elements in the URL string like IDs, slashes, colons, etc.
Facebook import add-on. Facebook import add-on of the plugin type enables importing Facebook albums to your gallery website. FW Gallery File Meta Data add-on. A data type add-on allows importing all file meta data such as titles, watermarks, dates, etc. along with a file. FW Gallery Social add-on. Social add-on of the plugin type adds attractive social sharing buttons to your gallery files. FW Gallery Video add-on. Video add-on of the plugin type allows displaying Vimeo/Youtube/MP4 videos on your gallery website. FW Gallery Search plugin. Search add-on of the plugin type extends the standard Joomla search by displaying images in the search results. FW Gallery Tag add-on. Tag add-on of the plugin type adds Tags management section to your website, allows for creating a tag gallery, and enables tags importing. FW Gallery Vote add-on. Vote add-on of the plugin type enables simple voting for public and authorized users. FW Gallery Map add-on. Display galleries and images on a Google map with Map add-on of the module type. FW Gallery Slideshow add-on. Slideshow add-on of the module type adds an eye-catching slideshow to your gallery website. FW Gallery Latest add-on. Latest add-on of the module type allows displaying some latest or random images in the module. FW Gallery Classic add-on. Classic add-on of the design type adds an elegant and bold look to your gallery. FW Gallery Fancy add-on. Fancy add-on of the design type gives your website a unique look and feel. FW Gallery Pinterest add-on. Create stylish and responsive images grids in Pinterest style with Pinterest add-on of the design type. FW Gallery Polaroid add-on. Present your gallery with awesome Polaroid add-on of the design type. FW Gallery Beauty add-on. Give your beauty website a bold style with Beauty add-on of the design type. Moved gallery layout settings to gallery level. Now gallery layout settings are configured at the gallery level, not menu item level. Parent gallery settings priority. All settings of the parent gallery get automatically applied to a child gallery. At the same time, child gallery settings can be manually changed if it is needed. Configuration section update. Divided Configuration section into General, Galleries, Items, and Add-ons tabs for better usability and navigation. Custom image sizes. Added the ability to set custom sizes for different images formats. Now you can set custom sizes for gallery cover, listing image, lightbox, and single file format.
Version 4.10.0 (minor)
Gallery description next to the gallery. Now the gallery description can be placed next to the gallery. Tags display on the gallery view. Now the tags assigned to the gallery are displayed оn the gallery page, underneath the gallery title. Search by ID in the admin panel. Added the ability to search for files by ID via the admin panel. Search by tag in the admin panel. Added the ability to search for files by tags via the admin panel. Custom CSS style section. Added CSS style section in admin panel so the users could edit CSS styles of the component directly via Joomla admin panel. Gallery display is a map module. Added the parameters allowing to display a particular gallery in a map module.
Renamed Default design to Fancy. Renamed Default design to Fancy to avoid confusion with the default option allowing to set priority between menu item settings and global settings Geotag for a gallery. Added the ability to assign a geotag to the gallery. Default image setting for a front-end manager. Added the ability to set default cover image for a gallery via the front-end manager.
Tags display in menu item settings. Tags added for a new gallery didn’t display in menu item layout settings. Tags order. Synchronized the order of the tags between the front-end and back-end. Batch upload via the front-end manager. Batch upload didn’t work for the front-end manager. File description. Fixed the file description display in the below position. Video cover upload. It was impossible to upload a video cover for a gallery.
Version 4.9.4 (maintenance)
Youtube and Vimeo videos display. Bug caused inability to display videos via https connection.
Version 4.9.3 (maintenance)
Tags display on file preview description. Added a parameter allowing to switch on/off tags on file preview description. Menu layout options structuring and grouping. Placed files list displaying settings into a separate section to set logical structure in gallery layout settings. Gave titles to the sections.
Version 4.9.2 (maintenance)
Metadata import. Bug caused inability to import metadata using batch upload.
Version 4.9.1 (maintenance)
Version 4.9.0 (minor) - Beauty Industry release
Beauty design. New fonts and green/spa colors calm design for beauty websites. Gallery video cover with preview. Ability to set video as a cover for a gallery and play video on hovering a cover. Option defining the length of gallery/image preview description. Ability to define the length of gallery/image preview description by the number of symbols. Lightbox for all designs. Now single image display in a lightbox is available for all designs - Default, Masonry, Pinterest, Polaroids, and Classic. New full image preview lightbox script. Replaced a script that cropped image and had glitches on responsive views for better visual presentation and comfort user experience.
Safari optimization. Now the component is optimized to work with Safari. Slideshow/latest module display via file/gallery description. The slideshow/latest module can be placed into the image/gallery description. Removed formatting from gallery preview description. The description is displayed as plain text. Download button for a menu item. The download button can be enabled/disabled for a particular menu item. Files counter for a menu item. Ability to enable/disable files counter for a particular menu item. Default gallery cover parameter. Now a gallery cover can be set from the existing images. Tested gallery with Joomla 3.9.3.
Date/author/gallery counter display. Bugs resulted caused inability to enable/disable the parameters via menu item settings. Watermark text display. Bug caused inability to display a watermark text over images. Comments display. Fixed comments display via menu item settings. Latest module optimization for a lightbox. Fixed module layouts display in the lightbox. Links display in gallery preview description. Bug caused incorrect links display within the gallery preview description. Show backlink option for default gallery settings. Added show backlink option in default gallery settings. Bellow gallery description display. Bug resulted in an inability to place gallery description underneath the image. Gallery preview display in Masonry. Aligned gallery preview image for Masonry format. Language files update. Bug resulted in missing translations. Files ordering. Added files ordering buttons in the files section.
Version 4.8.3 - maintenance release
JCE Button plugin fix. Used to give a 404 page when used in editor.
Version 4.8.2 - maintenance release
Fixes for compatability with older FW Gallery version. Bug resulted into T_FUNCTION error in some cases.
Version 4.8.1 - maintenance release
Removed Subgalleries parameters as redundant. Updated Galleries columns settings and layout on resposnive devices. Added anchors to galleries and files blocks in a gallery layout so a user gets back to section where pagination was clicked rather than at the top of a page. Save filter parameters after editing a file. It used to get reset before. Front-end Manager design update: controls update, fields regrouped for better usability. Checked IPTC/XMP tags to be imported when single file is uploaded or a batch upload is used. Checked menu options paraters to work as expected, grouped them in sections for easier navigation.
Version 4.8.0 - minor release
- New Default design for Gallery, Image and Lightbox.
- Old default design comes as a separate design called Classic.
- Every gallery and gallery file has its own layout in a different design.
- Combined Gelleries List and Gallery views to simplify front-end configuration and improve usability.
- Layout options for a gallery album.
- Layout options for a file in a gallery.
- Option to select gallery information underneath a thumb or on hover.
- Option to select file information underneath a thumb or on hover.
- Design can be set for any menu item.
- Gallery and file layout global settings can be reconfigured via menu item settings.
- Gallery can be set by selecting several galleries to a menu item.
- Gallery can be created with by selecting tags assigned to files in different galleries.
- New design for Single item layout with a gallery slider underneath.
- Show/hide parameter for a Single item view.
- View files in a gallery with a lightbox rather than on a separate page.
- Layout and design parameters for Content Plugin.
- Update for Picasa plugin and renamed to Google Images Import Plugin.
- New Map module design to show thumbs on map.
Version 4.7.0 - minor release
- Hotkeys for Single Image view to navigate through gallery with ←, →, ESC to go back to parent gallery.
- Fixed Front-end gallery setting saving its value and allow front-end editing. Also added a little hint to help configure Frone-end Manager.
- Fixed admin navigation after saving image or category in the middle of a listing.
- Fixed high thumbnails in gallery preview.
- Tested gallery with Joomla 3.8.10.
Version 4.6.0 - minor release
- New gallery type is a Tag gallery! Set your gallery by choosing tags used for images and videos to create a gallery. Any image that have tags matching selected will be listed in that gallery.
- Custom images sizes configuration settings for small, medium and large versions to keep high quality at lowest resolution adapting it for used template.
- Improved design and layout settings for Galleries and Gallery view. Now design can be set for a front-end layout using Global Setting or Menu Item Options.
- Facebook import plugin update: according to Facebook security changes Facebook import was updated to work correctly. Now a user will have to create his own Facebook App rather than using common Fastw3b app we had setup, but the rest is the same.
- Bugfix: right data column is hidden is no data is shown, image is centered.
- Bugfix: images listing pagination in admin after editing.
- Joomla! 3.8.8 compatibility.
Version 4.2.4 - maintenance release
- pagination option: standard Joomla or AJAX load more
- 1 column display option
- active tag highlight in tags view
- HTML enabled for gallery and image descriptions
Version 4.2.3 - maintenance release
- Fixed bug with menu item parameters and their priority over default configuration parameters.
- Added default option for menu item parameters to use global configuration if parameters were not specified on purpose.
- Joomla 3.7.1 compliance check.
- Last updated:
- Jul 16 2019
- Date added:
- Nov 19 2014
- GPLv2 or later
- Paid download
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- FW Gallery
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