WordPress NextGEN Gallery Shortcodes

Whenever we build a website using WordPress and the client requests a gallery – we always use NextGEN.

Wordpress NextGEN shortcodes

I can’t fault them for the features it offers, its a fantastic bit of kit – but when it actually comes to the shortcodes to get it to display stuff – NextGEN fail big time.

So I google it every time, sometimes finding what I want – but most of the time having to piece it together from examples people have put on forums.

Today,I found a blog that lists many of the Shortcodes – so I thought I’d repeat them so they are easier for people to find! – Thanks InfoPint!

List of Short Codes for NextGEN Gallery

Short codes are the piece of text which you add along with you text on your blog post or sidebars. Short codes can also be added inside the theme templates.

For a slideshow :[ slideshow id=x w=width h=height ]
For a album : [ album id=x template=extend] or [ album id=x template=compact ]
For a gallery : [  nggallery id=x ]
For a single picture : [ singlepic id=x w=width h=height mode=web20|watermark float=left|right ]
For a image browser : [ imagebrowse r id=x ]
To show image sorted by tags :[ nggtags gallery=mytag,wordpress,...  ]
To show tag albums : [ nggtags album=mytag,wordpress,...  ]

Create Special Effects using Short Codes  in the template files

Short codes can be called from any theme template files, using  do_shortcode template tag   from the template files. Here are some examples

<?php echo do_shortcode(’[ slideshow id=2 ]); ?>

You can use this technique to create special flash headers with rotating images or create a showcase effect like here www.StyleHaute.com

Display Gallery view

http://nextgen-gallery.com/templates/galleryview/

[ nggallery id=1 template=galleryview images=0 ]

Useful Links for NextGEN Gallery

http://nextgen-gallery.com/custom-fields/

http://wordpress.org/support/topic/294912

http://dpotter.net/Technical/2008/05/nextgen-gallery-review-displaying-images/

http://www.visser.com.au/blog/list-of-wordpress-plugins-addons-for-nextgen-gallery/

http://speckyboy.com/2008/10/23/10-powerful-shoppingecommerce-plugin-solutions-for-wordpress/

http://www.webdesignerwall.com/tutorials/css-decorative-gallery/

If you can think of any more shortcodes – or if NextGEN include any more in future releases then please comment. :)

 

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