Gallery Manager Pro

Heads up: Fancy Gallery is now called Gallery Manager and it is better than ever before!

Gallery Manager is the most innovative state of the art WordPress Gallery Management tool which enables you to organize image galleries easily in your WordPress backend. Furthermore this gallery plugin adds a beautiful awesome JavaScript lightbox effect (touch-enabled, responsive, optimized for both mobile and desktop web browsers) to all links pointing to an image anywhere on your website. This includes images in your posts, galleries, pages, sidebar widgets and anywhere else on your website.

Lightbox behavior

All links - regardless if text or image - pointing to an image will automatically displayed in a responsive lightbox. You do not need to care about any tag attributes or link classes - the plugins takes care about that for you. When using the [gallery] shortcode the images will get a "previous", "next" and a slideshow button. The gallery itself uses your themes gallery style and keeps your common identity untouched.

Gallery management

  • Organize image galleries separated from posts or pages
  • Centralized gallery management. Enjoy a single location where you can see and manage all your galleries
  • Automatically generated index page with all galleries
  • Every gallery has its own page with unique URL
  • Taxonomies to classify your galleries: Categories, Tags, Events, Places, Dates, Persons, Photographers. (Need more? Ask us via our personal 1-on-1 support!)
  • Both, tags and categories, are disjunct from your post tags and post categories
  • Supports gallery comments
  • Supports featured images as gallery thumbnails
  • Supports excerpts for your uploaded galleries (the same way you already know from regular posts)
  • Excerpts can contain text description and a random set of preview images
  • Supports WordPress user permissions and capabilities
  • Supports the WordPress menus and enables you to add all components of your galleries to any menu
  • Import and export directly via the official "WordPress Importer" by Automattic Inc.


  • JavaScript lightbox support for all linked images on your website
  • Has "Previous" and "Next" buttons
  • Shows image title and description
  • Lightbox is touch-enabled, responsive and mobile-friendly
  • Supports swipe function for touch screens - works with every smart phone and tablet
  • Awesome image slideshow function
  • Indicator thumbnail images below the full size image
  • Uses the full screen size for presenting your image

More features

  • SEO conform URL structure for all kind of pages
  • Supports WPML flawless and enables you to create a multilingual image website
  • Supports the WordPress theme template hierarchy and the parent-child-theme paradigm
  • Supports user defined HTML templates
  • Supports RSS feeds for the gallery index and for the comments of each gallery
  • Custom thumbnail sizes
  • Fully compatible with all existing themes with archive support
  • Perfect integration in your existing design and styles
  • Widget to display random images from your galleries in the sidebar
  • Widget to display the gallery taxonomies as list or cloud in the sidebar
  • Widget to display the galleries in the sidebar
  • Keeps your themes gallery style untouched
  • Completely translatable - .pot file is included
  • Includes a bunch of filters to give you the control of the behavior of this piece of code
  • Clean and intuitive user interface
  • Works great with WordPress Multisite
  • Personal one-on-one real-time support by the developer
  • No ads or branding anywhere - perfect white label solution

The free Lite Version

In the lite edition of the plugin you can take a look around, you can create three galleries and you can check the lightbox functionality. On several places in the plugin you will find a notice that this or these function is included in the pro version only. Please notice that there is no support available for the free version. You can find the download here.

Backend screenshots

Create new Galleries

Image details

Edit image

Manage Taxonomies

Edit category

Galleries in Menus

Options Page

Taxonomy Widget

Random Images Widget

Updates for 365 days. Support for 365 days. Usable for lifetime.
Updates for 365 days. No Support. Usable for lifetime.

This package contains the plugin itself, updates for one year and support for one year.

If you already bought the plugin, this package will add one more year of updates and support to your account.

Within the scope of the support package we will help you to install and setup the plugin properly at your website. The support does not contain code changes at your theme or our plugin.

Gallery Manager Pro WordPress Plugin

Lifetime usage license for Gallery Manager Pro without any additional costs

Updates for 365 days

Use in unlimited projects for you and your clients

Support for 365 days

Personal one-on-one support by our developers

This package contains the plugin itself with one year of updates. If you already bought the plugin, this package will add another year of updates to your account.

Gallery Manager Pro WordPress Plugin

Lifetime usage license for Gallery Manager Pro without any additional costs

Updates for 365 days

Use in unlimited projects for you and your clients

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  1. Download the Lite or Pro version of this extension. The downloaded file should to be a .zip file. If your browser or operating system offers you a directory as download you need to re-zip it on your own or you need to find a way to get the .zip file. Please consider buying the support package. We will install the plugin for you on your server.
  2. Go to your WordPress Dashboard and log in with an administrator account.
  3. Please deactivate all other versions of the plugin. Especially deactivate the Lite version if you want to install the Pro version. Your already created data will not get lost when you deactivate the plugin!
  4. Please navigate to Plugins -> Add New -> Upload.
  5. Then please upload the before downloaded .zip file of this extension.
  6. When the upload was successful, WordPress will offer your to activate the plugin.
  7. In a final step please navigate to the options page:
    1. Scroll to the "Permissions" box and setup the initial user permissions for each group.
    2. Enter your license credentials to get the updates directly via the dashboard.
    3. Study the documentation attentively!


  1. WordPress galleries
    1. Lightbox support
  2. Gallery management
    1. Activate the gallery management
    2. Create and edit galleries
    3. Title
    4. Images
    5. Preview
    6. Appearance
    7. Owner
    8. Thumbnails
    9. Featured image
  3. Taxonomies
    1. Activate taxonomies
    2. Manage taxonomies
  4. Galleries and user rights
  5. Galleries in WordPress menus
  6. Gallery archives
  7. [gallery] shortcode
  8. Widgets
    1. Taxonomies
    2. Taxonomy clouds
    3. Random images
  9. Lightbox options

WordPress gallery feature

In WordPress 2.5, the gallery feature allows the user to add an image gallery to a post or page on your WordPress blog.

The [gallery] shortcode is used in a post or page to display a thumbnail gallery of images attached to that post. It can be used in its simplest form like this:


The easiest way to insert the shortcode to your contents is to use the gallery button in your WYSIWYG editor. The [gallery] shortcode is completely supported by Gallery Manager Pro and you do not need to change the posts or pages you created in the past.

All images you insert via the [gallery] shortcode will appear in a beautiful JavaScript lightbox and the website visitor will be able to navigate through them or watch it as a slideshow.

Gallery management

Activate the galleries

The gallery management needs to be activated via the options page. You can find the options page in your WordPress backend -> Settings -> Galleries.

Scroll down on the options page to the "Permissions" box and click the title to open the box. Tick all permissions of your user group to activate the features you need for the gallery management.


Create and edit galleries

After setup the Gallery Manager user capabilities there is a new admin page in your menu: "Galleries". Click on "Add Gallery" to create a new gallery. The usage and handling of the interface is very similar to the edit post or edit page screen.

Create new Galleries

Enter a title or name for the new gallery. It will be visible to website visitors like the title of a post or a page.

In the "Images" meta box you have the ability to upload new images via Flash or HTML uploader. With the "Add Images" button you can upload images from your computer or import existing ones from the media library. Click on an image to add or modify its details.

Image details

Of course you can also modify the image if you want: (Crop, Cut, Rotate, etc.)

Edit image

Gallery previews usually contain some random images which represent a gallery on archive pages. They are similar to text excerpts of posts.

In this section you can choose elementary design options to display a gallery like the number of columns and the thumbnail size.

The owner of a gallery is similar to the author of a post. If a user has the right to edit others galleries he is able to change the owner of a gallery to someone else.

Featured image

The featured image is the main presenter of your gallery. If you use post thumbnails somewhere in your website the theme should use the featured image of the gallery on this place.


Taxonomies for galleries are similar to categories and tags for posts but they are not the same. Gallery taxonomies are separated from the post taxonomies. You can use them to categorize all galleries and to build archives and RSS feeds.

Activate taxonomies

To activate the taxonomies go to the options page and take a look on the "Taxonomies" option box. Tick the ones you want to use and hit the save button. Please do not forget so set the user permissions to manage the new taxonomies in the "Permissions" box on the options page.

Manage taxonomies

Managing the gallery taxonomies is as easy as managing categories or tags for posts.

Manage Taxonomies

Galleries and user permissions

Gallery Manager Pro uses the WordPress embedded user rights and capabilities system to control the access to galleries, taxonomies and options. You can change the settings directly on the options page without any external plugin. By default nobody has any permissions expect the admin who is able to change the settings on the options page. So the first step after activating the plugin should be the user permission configuration. Go to your WP Dashboard -> Settings -> Galleries. Scroll down to the "Permissions" options box and open it up with a click on the box title. Then you can set the available user rights for all existing user groups.


Galleries in WordPress menus

Nothing is cooler than a plugin which plays well with all the great WordPress features. You can add all galleries or taxonomies to your custom menus. Go to your WP Dashboard -> Appearance -> Menus.

Galleries in Menus

Gallery archives

Gallery Manager Pro generates a gallery archive for every gallery taxonomies you created. You can find the URL of each archive below the "Edit Taxonomy" page.

Edit category

[gallery] Shortcode

The [gallery] shortcode is used in a post or page to display a thumbnail gallery of images attached to that post. It can be used in its simplest form like this: [gallery].

There are several options that may be specified using this syntax:

[gallery option1="value1" option2="value2"]

All official options are supported by the Gallery Manager Pro plugin. You can find the detailed documentation here.


Gallery Manager Pro comes with some cool widgets which displays galleries and taxonomies in your sidebars.


The "Taxonomies" widget displays your gallery categories, tags, events, etc.

Taxonomy Widget

Taxonomy Clouds

The "Taxonomy Clouds" widget displays your gallery categories, tags, events, etc. as cloud like you know it from post tags.

Random Images

This widget displays random images from some random galleries.

Random Images Widget

Lightbox options

Options Page

Really nice gallery

I was searching for simple and easy to use gallery with thumbnails preview in lightbox and after countless tries I finally found Gallery Manager. :) You can also use lightbox for displaying images through whole site.

Simon Senica
Simple & reliable

This gallery works well out of the box, including on mobile devices. Swipe support on mobile touch screens is particularly useful - it's an intuitive way of moving between pics on your phone or tablet :)

Simon Maddox

The best lightbox plugin. If it were possible, it would be nice to integrate the Full Screen mode only on smartphones.

Arcangelo Saccà
Great Plugin, Extremely Responsive Support

I tried other gallery plugins before trying this one and I am very happy I made the switch. It has great features that can be adjusted to suit a variety of applications. It looks great on the web. And it is very intuitive and easy to use. Best of all, the support is great. Dennis responds immediately to support requests and issues are resolved quickly. If you haven't tried this plugin, I highly recommend it.

Joe Aragona
Great plugin

This is a well-made plugin that never gives us any problem. It's also very easy to use.

Sze Liu

Works absolutely great! just install and ready to use!

Great Product

Works great without any fuss. Just install and it is easy to use.

Matt Paz
Absolutely happy

We have used the Gallery Manager already for numerous customer projects. The creation and management of galleries with this plugin is - especially for beginners - very easy. Of course that ensures a successful experience for our customers, too.

The support also leaves nothing to be desired. All our requests were always answered quickly and effectively and helped us to develop an individual slider template for presenting gallery pictures - with excellent results. Thank you so much!

Website As Service
First-class Plugin!

Gallery Manager is my absolute favorite WordPress gallery plugin. With its clean and intuitive admin screens it's a pleasure to create and manage galleries. It generates clean, optimized HTML code and plays perfectly with WordPress built-in gallery feature.

A selection of templates is already included. And if you want you can choose a different one for every single gallery. Thanks to the detailed documentation, it's foolproof to create your own, individual templates too!

Last but not least I should mention the nice lightbox effect, which works very well on mobile devices and is customizable with just a few clicks.

Ulrike Seddig
Simple and effective

I installed Gallery Manager; it didn't work as expected. So I contacted support and explained the situation. They took the trouble (several emails) to fully understand what was needed. Then they explained simply how to get the wanted result. It was my implementation error. The plugin works just as it should. Simple, effective plugin.

Stephanie Walter
Best gallery plugin

I've tried different galleries but this one is the best. And support very efficient. Thanks

Anand Philip
Great support!

After trying numerous gallery plug-ins, I was so happy to discover this plug-in! I'm new to WordPress, and initially I had a problem understanding what I needed to do to get it to operate correctly. I emailed customer service and received a response within minutes! I'm very pleased with the customer service and the gallery plug-in!

Awesome + Responsive

This gallery is a whole lotta AWESOME! I had a minor issue and the support staff was on top of it and resolved the issue very quickly. This will be my go-to for all of my gallery needs!

Ricky Yean
best gallery-plugin ever

This is the best gallery-plugin I ever used. Easy to use, nice, clean and many functions.

Maythee Anegboonlap