the magic touch for Wordpress image galleries


on Sep 4, 2021

from the plugin author on Aug 12 2021 Simplest Gallery has been suspended from WP plugin store because of a few issues not complying anymore with WP guidelines. Apart from some minor concerns about character escaping in forms, they don’t allow including own version of jQuery into the plugin. Unfortunately, this plugin is including a jQuery-powered lightbox gallery. I could rely uniquely on WP’s builtin jQuery but this would require a re-check and adaptation of a big amount of code that I didn’t write myself. After thinking it over a bit, I decided I cannot afford to invest my personal spare time re-checking everything and running behind the urge of WordPress designers to upgrade everything week after week. Information technology runs fast, but our lives and personal stories may have other priorities and speeds. Simplest Gallery is a free plugin, I wrote it for myself then shared it to make other people benefit for free. I still use it on my sites, and it works fine for me. If you still want to use it, it is still available for free download from this page. Please remember that there are no guarantees at all, and that free support is no more available, either. So all users are encouraged to migrate towards another gallery plugin. I would like to thank all users who cared to leave a positive review. It meant really much to me. Best of luck to everyone!  ...

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on Jul 5, 2016

Want to control gallery width on your layout? This can be done by using the width parameter available on the builtin lightbox gallery starting from plugin version 4.3. So manually edit the shortcode from, like:   [ gallery ids="364,363,362" ]   to   [ gallery ids="364,363,362" width="50%" ]   and get:...

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on Apr 20, 2016

We are very pleased to announce version 4.0 of Simplest Gallery plugin. This release brings some interesting news both for users and for theme developers. The new version code has been refactored, so the main plugin file is lighter and faster than ever, and the code is simpler to understand. The code for the default lightbox gallery has been moved into a separate lightbox.php file, which can be used as a basis to develop new gallery style plugin according to our API specification. See API page for more information (theme and plugin developers) This new version uses the WordPress builtin functions to parse shortcodes, and does not perform internal pattern-matching anymore to spot and render gallery shortcodes. This means more reliability and robustness, but also you can now easily integrate galleries anywhere in your own theme, by simply adding a few lines of PHP code and using the do_shortcode() function. See these two demo sites for how to include an Imageflow Gallery and a simple jQuery Cycle Slider in the homepage beneath the ordinary blog entries. This has been done with a 5-minute edit of the standard, twenty-sixteen theme. See the “How to make it” pages in the demo sites for directions. Easy! Tested compatibility with WordPress 4.5 Please note: this new version is not guaranteed to work on all sites and may not work for old WP versions. If it’s your case, you will easily restore normal operation by reverting back to the old 3.6 version....

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on Oct 8, 2014

We have have just discovered that great sites are using Simplest Gallery to marvel their users.   See the report on BuiltWith >>   If you didn’t yet, start today using this great plugin for image galleries and never get stuck with your images....

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on Sep 23, 2014

A new addon style plugin has been added to Simplest Gallery’s family. Enjoy the stylish and robust FancyBox 2: you can apply this gallery style to all your images galleries in a couple of clicks!    the gallery is responsive (try to stretch this browser window) allows multiple galleries to be inserted in the same page/post Please note that this plugin includes FancyBox 2 software, which is provided free of charge for personal and no-profit sites, but for business sites a fee is required (see FancyBox 2 site for licensing info)   Download this great plugin for free today! Download for free    ...

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on Sep 5, 2014

The new WordPress 4.0 has been launched yesterday and we have updated our Simplest Gallery plugin for use on the new platform. The current plugin version 3.4 is available from the WP plugin repository: There is a fix for avoiding double insertion of the jquery migrate plugin, and we have updated the translations file for Serbian.   Users upgrading an existing installation might see a message in the update screen, which doesn’t affect the update: everything will continue to work as normal.   Enjoy WordPress 4.0 with Simplest...

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