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    “File Gallery” extends WordPress’ media (attachments) capabilities
    by adding a new gallery shortcode handler with templating support,
    a new interface for attachment handling when editing posts, and much
    more… Here’s the full list of features:


    1. multiple galleries per post with custom attachment order
    2. a flexible templating system (PHP, CSS, JS) – choose a different
      template for each gallery, even within the same post (4 templates
      included with plugin)
    3. simple, easy to use UI with drag and drop sorting shows attachment
      thumbnails beneath text editor: everything attachments-related is on
      the same screen you’re editing your post on
    4. fully integrated with the visual editor (tinyMCE) – click on the
      placeholder image and change any option in the File
      Gallery metabox – changes will be applied instantly
    5. settings page extends the default media settings page
    6. attach copies of items from media library to current post (copies
      data only, not the file)
    7. copy all attachments from another post
    8. unattach (detach) items from current post
    9. media tags = tag your attachments and then use those tags to choose
      which attachments you want to display in your gallery or to filter
      your media library items.
    10. custom fields for attachments
    11. gallery pagination
    12. different background colors for items in media library depending
      on their status = completely unattached (white), attached to other
      posts (red), or attached to current post (yellow)
    13. compatible with “WordPress Mobile Edition”, “Media Tags” and
      “WPML Multilingual CMS” plugins
    14. basic caching of gallery output and frequent queries (transients)
    15. please see the help file for complete list of features

    More info

    This plugin uses icons from the awesome famfamfam Silk icon set by
    Mark James.
    “Silk” can be found at:

    Plugin settings are integrated into media settings page.

    Help file is included, you’ll find it in the “help” subfolder.

    Translation Credits

    * Maor Barazany –

    * Jean-Michel Meyer –

    * Pietro Palli –
    * Francesco Canovi –

    * Wassem Mansour –

    * Vincent G –

    * Michał Budzik –


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    Thanks goes out to…

    • All the contributors, translators, and people leaving comments,
      bug reports and suggestions on the official page and in the forums

    Plans for the next versions


    • manage media tags for all selected attachments
    • audio and video preview on editing screens


    • phpdoc all the functions
    • more detailed description for file_gallery_shortcode function
      (what can be used in ‘orderby’, what do ‘columns’ mean) for beginner programmers
    • yoxview lightbox


    • show attachments’ Custom Fields in the main page of Media Library (custom column)
    • media library sort by file size or picture dimensions

    probably not, but who knows:

    • watermarking – probably in another plugin…
    • when detaching / deleting attachments, just remove them from DOM
      without refreshing the entire file gallery box, but take care of
      originals and copies

    And thank you for reading this 🙂


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