Bizarski's Cute Plugins

Unique Plugins for jQuery and Wordpress by Bizarski

WordPress Cute Gallery

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This is a simple and robust gallery plugin that displays the full-size images in a Fancybox window (jQuery). Image captions are supported. You can create and display multiple galleries inside a page or a post, using shortcodes. The thumbnails are customizable. You can also use the built-in widget to display a random image from a selected gallery, or from all galleries.


Inside the archive you will find the WordPress plugin.
Upload it to your plugins folder and activate.

How to Use

Once you activate the plugin, a new menu item Cute Gallery will appear in the WordPress Dashboard, somewhere below Settings.

  1. Go to Cute Gallery – Manage Galleries to create a new gallery.
  2. Go to Cute Gallery – Manage Images to add images to a gallery.
  3. To display the images from a gallery, add this shortcode to a page or a post: [cutegallery_show id=1]*

*Where “1″ is the ID of the gallery. To get the ID of a gallery, go to Cute Gallery – Manage Galleries, choose your gallery and click Edit. In the URL bar, you will find the ID of the chosen gallery: admin.php?page=cutegallery-admin&action=edit&id=1

To activate the widget:

  1. Go to Appearance – Widgets, look for CG Random Image and add it to an area.
  2. To display a random image from a selected gallery, enter the gallery ID.
    To display a random image from all galleries, leave the gallery ID empty, or enter 0.

Shortcode Arguments

Key Default value Description
id 0 The ID of the chosen gallery
per_row 0 (display all in one row) How many thumbnails there are in a row. Will automatically remove the right margin from the outer thumbnails.
limit 0 (display all) How many thumbnails to display?
offset 0 (don’t skip) How many images to skip? Useful for pagination.


You can set the size and the style of the thumbnails from Cute Gallery – Settings.
For advanced CSS styling, do not edit the file cutegallery.css. Instead, edit the CSS file of your current theme.

Known Issues

  • Sometimes the Fancybox window appears behind the website menu. To fix this issue:
    • Go to your theme’s CSS file and look for z-index rules that have a value higher than 1100.
    • Change their value to 1099 and save the file.
  • The plugin “Google Analytics for WordPress by Yoast” causes Fancybox to misbehave. To fix this issue:
    • Simply replace Yoast’s plugin with another Google Analytics plugin.
  • All versions below 1.3.0 will cause issues in the Dashboard of WordPress 3.5 and above.
  • Upgrading from version 1.0.0 will delete all images. To prevent this issue:
    • Don’t upgrade yet.
      Copy everything from the folder wp-content\plugins\bizarski-cute-gallery\images.
    • Create a new folder “images” in the wp-content\uploads folder.
    • Paste the files in the newly created folder.
    • You can now safely upgrade to a new version.

Written by Sparx

November 10th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Posted in Wordpress

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