PrettyPhoto WPGallery

Taking over the WordPress Gallery shortcode with a prettyPhoto gallery showing only the first image as an anchor to open the modal gallery.

Author:Liam Bailey (WebbyScots) (profile at
WordPress version required:2.5
WordPress version tested:3.6.1
Plugin version:1.0.1
Added to WordPress repository:17-09-2013
Last updated:03-10-2013
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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PrettyPhoto WPGallery enhances the WordPress [gallery] shortcode. When activated any gallery shortcode invoked with the attribute link=’file’ will show only the first image in the size specified in the shortcode, with hidden links to the remaining images. When clicked the image opens the gallery inside a prettyPhoto modal. The modal images are all set to ‘full’ so the modal expands to full size. Apart from that the gallery shortcode works as normal.

At present the plugin is very simple, as it was written for a client. Over the coming months I will tidy it up and start adding new features probably starting with other prettyPhoto themes and such like. I have decided not to have a settings page, instead all options will be specified using attributes in the shortcode. Let me know if you think that a settings page will be better -- you can contact me over at Webby or simply use the forums here if it is easier.

Note: As of 1.0.1 Setting columns in the gallery shortcodes will make the galleries float side by side as the gallery items do in the normal shortcode - see changelog.