Users can configure the gallery settings for the Responsive Lightbox & Gallery plugin by heading over to Lightbox > Galleries from the WordPress admin panel. By default, you can choose to configure either the Basic Grid Gallery, Basic Slider Gallery, or Basic Masonry Gallery. And if you have any of the premium gallery extensions (such as Slider Gallery, Justified Gallery, Expander Gallery, etc.) installed, then you can configure their settings from this screen, too.
Let’s take a look at the default options first and then we’ll see what the Galleries tab looks like when you have any of the premium extensions installed on your site.
4.1. Default Galleries
By default, Responsive Lightbox and Gallery comes with two different galleries – Basic Grid Gallery, Basic Slider Gallery, or Basic Masonry Gallery.
The Basic Grid Gallery allows you to create a gallery of images that features a simple, grid layout. You’re able to configure how the Basic Grid Gallery looks on different sized devices and various dimensions of the grid layout.
The Basic Slider Gallery lets you create a simple gallery that transitions with a basic slider effect. You can configure the gallery to begin the slideshow as soon as a visitor lands on the page/post, its transition speed, Ken Burns inspired zoom, and much more.
The Basic Masonry Gallery lets you create a Pinterest/Tumblr style gallery. You can configure how the gallery looks on different screen sizes, the spacing between gallery items, and its horizontal and vertical flow.
4.2. Premium Gallery Extensions
If you have any of the premium gallery extensions installed with Responsive Lightbox and Gallery, you’ll be able to configure them directly from this screen.
You can purchase and install any of the five premium gallery extensions for Responsive Lightbox and Gallery:
- Expander Gallery. Expander Gallery features a grid-based layout inspired by Google Images.
- Hidden Gallery. Hidden Gallery lets you “hide” your gallery within a text link or single image link. Whenever a visitor clicks on the text/image, the gallery will launch in a lightbox.
- Justified Gallery. With Justified Gallery you’re able to create a dynamic gallery grid of your images that fills up all of the white space.
- Masonry Gallery Pro. Masonry Gallery Pro lets you create a responsive gallery with a masonry grid layout similar to Pinterest and Tumblr.
- Slider Gallery. Slider Gallery lets you put your gallery in a fully responsive, lightweight slider.
4.3. Gallery Menu
The Gallery menu item in the sidebar menu is where you can create and manage all of your galleries from.
The All Galleries sub-menu item takes you to the Galleries screen from where you can see all of the galleries you’ve created, edit/view them, and get a quick glance at their shortcodes and attributes.
The Add New sub-menu item takes you to the Add New Gallery screen from where you can create galleries. You’re able to give your gallery a name, select the images it contains, and configure its gallery/design/lightbox/miscellaneous settings. You can also set a featured image for your gallery and view the gallery code from this screen.
The Categories sub-menu item takes you to the Gallery Categories screen from where you can create gallery categories to organize your galleries into. You’re able to give your gallery category a name, set a slug, set its parent gallery category, and add a description for it.
The Tags sub-menu item takes you to the Gallery Tags screen from where you can create gallery tags to classify your galleries. You’re able to give your gallery tag a name, set a slug, and add a description.