How do I create a photo gallery in an article?

Adding image galleries inside your Joomla! articles (content items) is now super-easy and simple, using the “Simple Image Gallery” Plugin for Joomla.

Just add for example { gallery}myphotos{/gallery } inside any article and all images existing in the folder “myphotos” will be “automagically” presented as an image gallery.

The gallery created features stylish shadows on each thumbnail and popups to display the original images, when the user clicks on a thumbnail! The thumbnails are generated on the fly, which means that the original images are resized and resampled.

What are the advantages of using it?

a) You don’t need to have an additional gallery component to display a few images,
b) you don’t need to tell your visitors “to see our photos from Paris click here” and
c) you focus more on content writing and less on administering the images!

The plugin is ideal for news portals wanting to display some product images, for example, inside their articles. The potential of this plugin is actually only limited by your imagination!

You can have as many galleries as you want inside each content item, but for performance purposes try to only add one at a time (unless you’re having only 2-3 images per gallery). If you want to create a gallery from subfolders inside images/stories/, simple add them like this: { gallery}folder/subfolder/othersubfolder{/gallery }. In other words, write the path to your target folder without any slashes at the beginning or the end of your path. Future releases will feature more control over the galleries created as well as different representations!

Have fun creating galleries inside your Joomla! content items!

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