Gallery Factory

Gallery Factory

Gallery Factory

Gallery Factory Gallery Factory

Gallery Factory


Gallery Factory wordpress plugin is the new way to organize your image collection in WordPress. This plugin features unique interface we call Gallery Manager, which combines all you need to work with your image galleries in one single place. It is easy to handle even for beginners, yet powerful enough for demanding users. Every piece of the plugin is built to be interactive and self-explaining – from organizing your albums in multi-level folder structure to creating unique layouts in WYSIWYG layout editor.

Gallery Factory stores uploaded images separate from the standard WordPress location. Gallery Factory images are not mixed with the WP Media, meaning you can have huge image collections organized without bloating WP Media and leaving it for other purposes.

Images are organized in folders and albums only on logic level (not touching real folder structure on the disk), so any single image can be added to multiple albums while actually storing only one instance.

The plugin is optimized for managing and displaying really big image collections with hundreds of images in each album – thanks to the intelligent pagination options, thumbnail lazy loading and built-in album view caching.

But Gallery Factory is not only about uploading and organizing you images: it features unique visual layout editor to help you create incredible galleries.

Release history

  • 1.1.1 (July 13, 2015)
    • Feature: ability to set custom image cropping for thumbnails;
    • Feature: TinyMCE button for inserting Gallery Factory album shortcode;
    • Feature: import from the NextGen Gallery;
    • Feature: target window setting for redirecting to URL on thumbnail click;
    • Feature: internationalization, now the plugin can be translated with .po files. Added Russian localization;
    • Change: improved Metro layout visual editor auto-reorder feature on thumbnail dragging, now its behaviour is more predictable;
    • Change: image auto-rotation on upload, based on file’s EXIF orientation info;
  • 1.1.0 (June 01, 2015)
    • Feature: image import from the WordPress Media;
    • Feature: Event options on clicking a gallery thumbnail (opening an image from custom URL in a lightbox, redirecting to custom URL, redirecting to the dedicated image page, perform no action);
    • Feature: An option to set append location for newly added images (append to the top or to the bottom of an album);
    • Change: split custom post type “vls_gf_item” to “vls_gf_folder” and “vls_gf_album” for storing folders and albums respectively;
    • Change: paginated albums now are scrolled up to the top of the album on page change;
    • Change: added range selection feature to the bulk select mode in Gallery Manager;
    • Fix: display bugs in mobile view;
  • 1.0.3 (May 15, 2015)
    • Feature: added global setting to enable/disable lazy loading;
    • Change: mobile display mode threshold reduced to 640px of screen width;
    • Change: added check for required folder write permissions with user notification on fail;
    • Fix: shortcode not displaying for an album in Internet Explorer;
    • Fix: bugs caused by placing multiple GF shortcodes on one page;
    • Fix: lazy loading not functional in some cases;
  • 1.0.2 (May 09, 2015)
    • Feature: Added pagination for albums (4 types: paginated with numbered controls, paginated with bullet controls, appending pages on clicking “Load more” button, appending pages on scroll);
    • Feature: Added lazy loading of thumbnails.
    • Feature: Added displaying of captions and descriptions both on hovering a thumbnail and in the lightbox;
  • 1.0.1 (May 01, 2015)
    • Fix: CSS compatibility issues with some themes;
    • Fix: Fixed a bug, preventing layout save for albums larger than 200 images;
  • 1.0.0 (April 28, 2015)
    • Initial release.

* Images used in demo page are not included in the download pack.

Date: July 11, 2015