WP Media Folder Gallery Addon Documentation

1.1 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.

 

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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.

 

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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

 

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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.

 

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In this way, you can update all the JoomUnited commercial plugins using the WordPress standard updater.

 

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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.

 

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The gallery will be shown in the editor as a dark grey area.

 

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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!

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There are 2 options while inserting a gallery:

  • Gallery navigation: Load gallery tree navigation
  • Display images tags: Display image tags as display filter

 

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You can access the galleries from the menu Media > Media Folder Galleries.

 

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The main view of WP Media Folder Gallery will be appear.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

 

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You can go to Gallery Addon Settings through the menu Settings > WP Media Folder > Galleries Addon.

 

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3.1 Default Settings

At Default Settings tab, you can see the options and galleries themes.

 

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  • Progressive loading: Load your images on page scroll, recommended for better performance to a large amount of images on the same page
  • Hover image: Mouse hover background color on image thumbnail

And there are 7 gallery 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.

 

Portfolio Gallery Theme

 

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- Columns: From 1 to 8


- Gallery image size

  • Thumbnail
  • Medium
  • Large
  • Full size

- Lightbox size

  • Thumbnail
  • Medium
  • Large
  • Full size

- Action on click

  • Lightbox
  • Attachment Page
  • None

- Order by 

  • Custom
  • Random
  • Title
  • Date

- Order

  • Ascending
  • Descending

 

Slider Gallery Theme

 

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- Transition type: Slide/Fade
- Transition duration: time in millisecond(ms). e.g: 4000 ms
- Automatic animation: On/Off

 

Flow Slide Theme

 

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- Show buttons: Display navigation arrows

3.2 Shortcode Generator

In order to get the shortcode for gallery, you can go to Settings > WP Media Folder > Galleries Addon > Shortcode Generator.

 

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After selecting the options and filter, you can copy the shortcode at the end of page to insert into your posts or pages.

 

3.3 Social Sharing  

You can link to your social account easily with this feature. First, you can go to Settings > WP Media Folder > Galleries Addon > Social Sharing

 

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After enabling Social Sharing buttons option and filling your URL of your social account, you can see the social buttons when hovering to the image on gallery in frontend. The social networks our plugin supports are Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest.