WP Media Folder Gallery Addon Documentation
I. GALLERY ADDON INSTALL
The WP Media Folder Gallery addon is a separate plugin that needs to be activated separately. In order to install our plugin you should either use the standard WordPress installer, or unzip the plugin and put the folder in /wp-content/plugin.
Then click on activate plugin to see the WP Media Folder Gallery Addon menu appear in WordPress' side-menu.
1.2 Update the plugin
In order to update the WP Media Folder Gallery addon, you can use the WordPress default updater. You can also remove it and install the new version from a .zip file downloaded from www.joomunited.com. In any case you won’t lose any content because everything is stored in the database.
Be sure to always have the latest version to avoid security and stability problems.
To update to the paid version, you need to login to your JoomUnited account from the WordPress settings: Settings > General
Then use your JoomUnited account's login and password. After a successful login, the button turns to blue with the text Disconnect my JoomUnited account.
In this way, you can update all the JoomUnited commercial plugins using the WordPress standard updater.
II. GALLERY ADDON COMMON USE
2.1 Add gallery to a post or page
In order to add galleries to a post or page, you need to click the Add Media button in the Editor. The WP Media Folder Gallery's main view appears, from where you can choose the gallery. Next, press the Insert button.
The gallery will be shown in the editor as a dark grey area.
Save your content and the gallery should be displayed on the public part.
The first time you insert your gallery in your content, you need to save your content.
If you click on WP Media Folder Gallery's dark grey area in your editor, then click again the Edit button, you’ll simply open back your gallery for further changes.
Then save your page or post... and you're done - you've added a gallery!
There are 2 options while inserting a gallery:
- Gallery navigation: Load gallery tree navigation
- Display images tags: Display image tags as display filter
2.2 Add a new gallery
You can access the galleries from the menu Media > Media Folder Galleries.
The main view of WP Media Folder Gallery will be appear.
From here you can add a new gallery. The images themselves can be imported directly from Wordpress or uploaded from your computer. You can select a theme and a parent gallery. To finish, click the Save button.
Alternatively, create a gallery from a folder in WP Media Folder. To do this, click the Gallery From Folder button, then choose the folders and theme for it and press the Create button.
You can edit image information from the gallery, including WordPress SEO information. You can also define specific internal or external links along with image tags.
III. GALLERY ADDON SETTINGS
Global settings are available through the menu Settings > Media Folder > Gallery. Scroll down a little bit to see the settings.
- Galleries breadcrumb: Display a breadcrumb when using multiple-level galleries
- Gallery folder tree: Display a folder tree when using multiple-level gallery navigation
- Tag filtering on galleries: Display a tag list above the galleries, which can be used to filter media
3.1 Default gallery theme
There are 7 themes in total. 5 themes (Portfolio, Masonry, Square grid, Material) have identical settings to the Default gallery theme. The Slider gallery and Flow slide themes have more options, listed below.
- Columns: From 1 to 8
- Gallery image size
- Full size
- Lightbox size
- Full size
- Action on click
- Attachment Page
- Order by
3.2 Slider gallery theme
- Transition type: Slide/Fade
- Transition duration: time in millisecond(ms). e.g: 4000 ms
- Automatic animation: On/Off
3.3 Flow slide theme
- Show buttons: On/Off