Once the Image Showcase add-on is installed, you will be able to see it in the Templates for your galleries. The showcase features one large image on top of the thumbnails that changes whenever the thumbnails are clicked.

Adjusting Gallery Settings

Gallery Skin: MaxGalleria comes packaged with a few standard skins. Currently there are, No Border, Picture Frame, Portal, Portal Dark, Standard, Standard Dark, Tightness and Tightness Dark.

Thumbnail Columns: Depending on how many videos or images you have in your gallery you may want a different amount of columns. MaxGalleria defaults to five columns, but you can choose anywhere between 1 and 10. Whatever column selection you make, your gallery will stick to that and is responsive, so you’ll have the same number of columns on all devices (larger numbers will adjust automatically on mobile).

Thumbnail Shape: Three options here with Square, Landscape and Portrait. Landscape is especially nice for videos which tend to be in a 16:9 ratio already, converting well to the Landscape shape.

Thumbnail Captions Enabled: For each image you have the ability to add/edit captions. If you’d like those captions to appear when the gallery loads, you’d want to check the checkbox for this option.

Thumbnail Captions Position: The location of the captions when the gallery loads on the page. Options are Below Image or Bottom of Image.

Thumbnail Opacity Enabled: If enabled, the thumbnails will appear at an opacity level of 0.7 unless it is the active photo which will set the thumbnail to opacity of 1.

Thumbnail Custom Image Class: Adds a class to every image.

Thumbnail Custom Image Container Class: Adds a class to the image container.

Thumbnail Custom Rel Attribute: Changes the Rel Attribute of the image. The default allows clicking prev/next inside the lightbox to get between the images.

Showcase Caption Enabled: Much like the captions above, this indicates whether or not the captions will show in the main showcase image when selected.

Showcase Image Click Enabled: Allows a visitor to click on the main showcase image.

Showcase Image Click Opens: End result of a user clicking the main showcase image. Options are Lightbox Image, Image Page (Attachment Page), Image Link (the link you’ve set for that image) and Original Image (direct URL of image).

Showcase Image Click New Window: For all options other than Lightbox Image, this indicates where the link of the showcase image will be opened, a new window or the same window. Unchecked it will open in the same window.

Use dFactory Resposive Lightbox MaxGalleria now prompts you to install the dFactory Resposive Lightbox plugin. Once the Resposive Lightbox plugin is installed you can configure it to use one of several lightboxes. To have the Image Showcase use one of these lightboxes you have to check this option and set the “Showcase Image Click Opens” option to either “Original Image” or “Image Link”. If “Image Link” is selected be sure to supply a link for each of the images for the lightbox to open by editing the image details; place the mouse over the image in the gallery and you will see three links appear, click the one that says “Edit” and in the dialog box that appears, fill in the “Link” field.

Gallery Description

For each gallery you can create a description that discusses your gallery or adds extra information for anyone viewing the gallery. If enabled, you can choose to put the description above or below your gallery (default is above).

Advanced Options

MaxGalleria allows you to load your own styles and scripts if you want to add anything to the options MaxGalleria already provides. Simply use the URL of the stylesheet or JavaScript file, click “Enabled” and the scripts and styles will be loaded after the necessary MaxGalleria files.

From here you can also reset all of the gallery options to the defaults by checking the Reset option. The action cannot be undone and you will lose any previously saved options for that gallery.