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Simple Galleria for WordPress


Simple Galleria for WordPress is a jQuery image gallery based on WordPress native galleries. You just need to associate some photos to your posts and to use the [gallery] shortcode.


  • The overview of the frontend gallery
  • The native gallery shortcode (TEXT MODE)
  • The native WordPress gallery creation
  • The native WordPress gallery creation
  • The admin option panel


  1. Upload and activate the plugin
  2. Create a post or a page
  3. Click on the ‘media’ button and upload some photos with the WordPress uploader
  4. Enter the [gallery] shortcode inside your content. More info about the gallery shortcode here:
  5. That’s it
  6. If you want to customize the appearance, go to settings > Simple Galleria


The WordPress gallery works but the slideshow doesn’t appear?
  • You may have a conflict with another javascript plugin. Try to disable your plugins one by one.
  • Check that you don’t load jQuery in footer with another plugin
How to use the shortcode?

You just need to put [gallery] inside your content. More info here

Why the appearance of the box suddenly changed after the update?

I had to remove Fancybox from this plugin because the 2.0 version of this library is no longer under the GPL Licence.
I had to use jQuery Colorbox instead which is similar.
If you need to go back to the previous version, please visit my blog at this page:

How can I add a custom po/mo translation file

Create your translation file from the sgfw-default.po one and replace “default” by your country code (eg. sgfw-us_US.po)
Paste the po and mo file into your wp-content/languages/plugins/ folder


November 3, 2016
You know when you’re looking for something and can’t find it? Like, you find things that do 100 times more than you want, but you can’t find the thing that just nails what you want? Enter Simple Galleria. I wanted to extend the WordPress native gallery just enough to allow users to add a gallery simply through the editor, without having to go and create a new gallery or something like that in a separate menu, but have it behave a little differently (thumbnails with scrolling large image). This is what this plugin does. Beautifully. Plus, it plays nice with CSS so you can style it up how you want it. Favorited this one.
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Contributors & Developers

“Simple Galleria for WordPress” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



  • 2.0.1
    • Added the ability to load a mo (translation) file from wp-content/languages/plugins/ folder
  • 2.0
    • Warning: This new version is using jQuery Colorbox instead of FancyBox. DO NOT UPDATE ON A LIVE SITE WITHOUT HAVING TESTED IT BEFORE.
      I had to use this new library because Fancybox 2.0 is not under the GPL licence.
    • Removed options to change the ligtbox border border size and color (because of the new Colorbox library)
    • Updated screenshots
  • 1.1
    • Use Fancybox 2.1.5
    • Use Galleria 1.4.2
    • Code refactoring
  • 1.0.1
    • Add options to customize the slideshow
  • 1.0
    • First release