This gallery plug-in for WordPress is the best and neatly designed plug in giving a perfect array of the images in your website. The Mac Dock effect of the WordPress Image Gallery gives a stylish look to your images. The effect of Mac Doc is that when you roll the cursor over a set of photos, the photo which comes in contact with the cursor will be blown out whereas the rest of the photos go to the back. This best WordPress Gallery allows you to switch between the previous image and next image easily.
Most importantly, you can create multiple albums, smooth gallery slideshow; display the album list in thumbnail formats, etc. The download, share and Facebook commenting option of the WordPress slideshow gallery makes it a brilliant and obvious choice of photo gallery plug-in for your WordPress site.
Step 1. Installing WordPress Mac Photo Gallery
As you see on this image you will be able to install Mac Photo Gallery very simple from the admin area of WordPress installation. Just navigate to Plugins -> Add New and search for photo gallery or mac photo gallery from the search, from the search results click on Install now to install the plugin.
After the successful installation it will ask you to Activate the plugin manually which you can do by clicking on “Activate Plugin” on the page. When the plugin is activated you will see the new menu called Photos added to the link with the empty album on the page.
IMG 1.2 : Photos page with the empty album after the installation
In order to add images to this album or to create new album or to rename the default album name, look for Mac Photos below the Settings from the WordPress admin area.
Step 2. Adding Images / Albums
IMG 2.1 : Admin area from where you can create albums or add images to the albums
If you want to add the images to the first album you can simply click “Add Images” and on the next screen click “Select files” button to upload. You can also do a multiple uploads of images from there.
After it uploaded you can add the Name and Descriptions for the each photos and click Update button at the top of the images.
With this we have added the images to the default album.
Import Albums Easily To The WordPress Mac Gallery
You can easily import albums from Picasa, Flickr and Facebook album directly. Refer below screenshot.
Step 3. WordPress Mac Photo Gallery Settings
IMG 3.1 : Mac Gallery Settings
When you activate WordPress Mac Photo gallery, Photos tab will be added to the menu. Alternately if you want to add list of albums and photos from the particular albums you can do so by adding short code to the pages / post.
You can control the number of rows / columns to be displayed on the pages / post. There is a separate settings to control the homepage where multiple post will be displayed on the same view.
From this settings, you can enable / disable facebook comment, photo download etc. Regards to facebook share it will be disabled until you provide the facebook api key.
By default when you install the plugin two widgets will be active which you can added to the side bar. One is to show the album cover, you can set how many albums needs to shown and it will be displayed on the sidebar in random order if you selected few albums when you have more.
Another widgets is to display the images from the particular album. You will be able to set from which album you want to show images and how many images needs to displayed.
IMG 3.3 : Front view