Making consistent naming after my company weDevs, I named the documentation theme as weDocs. Now another plugin came as weGallery, very consistent!
There are many plugins available in the WordPress.org plugin directory for the same needs, gallery. I’ve seen the most downloaded NextGEN Gallery, it has lots of feature and very complex. If you need a simple gallery, it’s an overkill. So I wanted to create a new one, that would be very simple. Then I found Rocket Galleries via WP Tavern. It’s very simple and what I wanted, mostly!
As I found the features I was looking for in rocket gallery, but it felt short. The plugin is nicely built and I liked the way it’s written, the codes! But it didn’t do something right:
- Taking advantage of Custom Post Type
- It used a custom table for galleries that I didn’t wanted.
- It didn’t have a github repo, so I couldn’t contribute.
- I saw some features that I would need, but no way to integrate there without forking.
- Lastly, I want to use things that acts the way I want. If none does, I create them!
So weGallery born
I needed a gallery for a next venture I am working on. It’ll be public next month I hope, my first SaaS project. So as rocket gallery felt short, I jumped into the code and weGallery was born. It’s always fun to create new things and I hope to integrate more features into it. But if you are like me, wanted a gallery plugin, please feel free to add new features into the plugin.
7 thoughts on “Introducing weGallery”
Hi Tareq – I love weGallery! I started using it today and really like it so far. I did notice an issue I’m hoping you can address. When you insert a gallery as a grid and link to a media file or attachment page, the resulting images that display are very small – 150×150. However, if you insert a gallery as a grid but do not link to anything, the images are sized 375×500. I would love add a gallery to my blog posts that link to the media files, but I would like the images displayed at 375×500. Is this something you can fix/add? Thanks for your consideration.
When showing as grid, the thumbnails are shown as “thumbnail” version of WordPress, which is 150x150px. Linking to media file links to the full size of that image, which is opens as modal/popup. Linking to attachment page is handled by your theme, nothing I can’t do about it.
Thanks for the response. The grid without hyperlinks show 375×500 – that is how it is displaying on my blog (www.stephinthyme). It’s only when I link to media file or attachment page that the size changes to 150×150.
Right, I can see some cream muffins in your site. Looking nice with weGallery though 😉
Although they aren’t linked, I think they are shown as full sized. If the image were bigger, it would show thumbnailed sized images I guess.
wow, there’s some seriously delicious looking food on your site… and even better yet with weGallery :p
Ah, okay. Thanks.
I love the way weGallery has helped me add images without adding length…makes for nice, concise, visual posts!
Hello, Thanks for the work on WeGallery! I have a question, does the gallery only work for admin user and not any other users below admin? I installed it and see the Gallery option while logged in as admin but when I log in as an Author, I do not see the gallery option. Am I missing something?