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Gallery Factory Lite

Description

Gallery Factory Lite is a WordPress plugin for managing image collections, creating albums and presenting them to the website visitors in modern, responsive and attractive way.

The main feature of the plugin is Gallery Manager, the ajax-driven interface which keeps almost everything that you need to work with your WordPress image gallery in one place. It allows to organise albums in multi-level folder structure using simple and intuitive UI, like in your favourite file manager.

The plugin offers three layouts to choose from: Grid, Metro, and Masonry. All three layout types can be edited using WYSIWYG layout editor.

This is the Lite version of the full-featured premium Gallery Factory plugin, which is available at CodeCanyon. Lite version is 100% forward-compatible with the premium version, so you can upgrade at any time.

Features

  • Tree-like albums structure allowing albums to be grouped in folders and subfolders (Lite version is limited to 3 levels of this hierarchy)*
  • Dedicated file upload location (keeps Gallery Factory uploads separate from the WP Media files)
  • Responsive Grid layout
  • 3 layout types , including the Metro layout with the unmatched customizing possibilities.
  • WYSIWYG layout editor
  • Importing of image EXIF metadata on upload
  • Custom image thumbnail cropping
  • Easy image import from WP Media and migration from NextGen Gallery
  • Modern, fast & responsive
  • Localization-ready (English, German and Russian languages included)

Premium version

If you enjoy the Lite version of Gallery Factory, you’ll love the premium one. Additionally it offers:

  • Folder shortcode: the shortcode that displays a Gallery Factory folder on a page, providing navigation to its child folders and albums. With this shortcode you’ll never need to get back to the page to update your multi-album portfolio;
  • Gallery pagination with 4 pagination types (page numbers, bullets, “load more” button and load on scroll);
  • Adjustable column count for mobile gallery display;
  • Lazy loading for thumbnails (loads thumbnails only when they’re needed, speeding up the initial page load);
  • Custom click behavior for thumbnails (redirect to a given URL or open it in a new window);
  • Yoast SEO integration: all images within Gallery Factory shortcode are included in the XML sitemap;
  • Custom thumbnail compression ratio
  • Layout defaults: enable you to set the default layout options for the newly created albums;

Screenshots

  • Gallery Manager page, album images presented in the thumbnail mode
  • Gallery Manager page, album images presented in the table mode
  • Image editor
  • Album editor, "General" tab
  • Album editor, "Layout" tab
  • Tools page, "Thumbnail regeneration" tab

Installation

IMPORTANT! Note on upgrading from version 1.x.x to 2.0.0

After updating to the version 2.0.0 please deactivate and reactivate the plugin, for the database to be upgraded to the new version. After activating the new version regenerate thumbnails (from “Gallery Factory” -> “Tools” page) to fonosh the upgrading process.

Using WordPress plugin manager

  1. Go to the WordPress Plugins menu
  2. Press Add New
  3. Find the Gallery Factory plugin
  4. Click Install Now
  5. Click Activate plugin

Manual upload

  1. Upload gallery-factory folder and all its contents to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress

Reviews

Januari 25, 2017
Hello, i update on version 2.0 also updated wp on version 4.7.1. Now the gallery can be seen but the images are not clickable.
Januari 3, 2017
Normally i do not rate plugins. But this time i see the need. I was searching for a good and easy gallery system. Others are overloaded or do not offer my requirements. Gallery Factory is easy to use and can create nice galleries even if tons of pictures have to be processed. Could be the first plugin i pay for.
Séptembor 3, 2016
This plugin gives the opportunity to easily create beautiful grid or metro style galleries through a very neat interface. Great plugin!
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Contributors & Developers

“Gallery Factory Lite” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

2.0.0

  • Complete rework of the plugin’s core
  • Brand new admin interface
  • Feature: new Masonry layout type

1.1.4

  • Bug fix: fixed php warning on WP 4.4+

1.1.3

  • Bug fix: fixed php warning on WP 4.4+

1.1.2

  • Feature: added customizable cropping of image thumbnails.
  • Feature: added localization support, English & Russian included
  • Feature: data import from NextGen Gallery

1.1.1

  • Fix: a bug with Metro layout display.

1.1.0

  • First release of the Lite version.