Simple Media Galleries

The Simple Media Taxonomy Galleries plugin generates virtual WordPress gallery pages based on Taxonomies like categories, without the need to attach media to a post.  Test it yourself at our Demo Site.

INSTALLATION

How to install this plugin
Method 1: Install this plugin using the built-in plugin installer: Go to Plugins > Add New. Under Search, type “Simple Media Taxonomy Galleries” Click Install Now. A popup window will ask you to confirm your wish to install the Plugin. Click Proceed to continue with the installation. The resulting installation screen will list the installation as successful or note any problems during the install. If successful, click Activate Plugin to activate it, or Return to Plugin Installer for further actions.

Method 2: Download the plugin.

In the WordPress admin panel, click on Plugins. Select Add New to get to the “Install Plugins” page. Click on browse and choose the downloaded file.

Click on the “Install Now” button to install the plugin. Once the plugin is installed, select “Activate Plugin”. Method 3: (Advanced Users): Unzip the file. Using FTP, upload the guest-author-name folder to the contents/plugins folder in your WordPress directory.


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Configuration

There is one setting for this plugin. From the dashboard, click on the Settings Menu and select Simply Photo Category & Tags to create virtual gallery pages from photo category and tags, check the box “Generate Virtual Galleries from Photo Categories and Tags”
If you do not check this box, the default WordPress template hierarchy will be used to display Simple Media Taxonomy Galleries.
The first file that WordPress will look for when viewing a photo category will be taxonomy-photo_category.php. A very basic sample template for the Photo Category can be found in the template folder of the plugin. Edit this file and add itto your child theme.


Using the Plugin

To add new Categories & Tags, go to the dashboard, click on Media,and select Categories or Tags. You may then add or edit Categories & Tags.

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To add categories to a media file, select an item in listmode from the media library, choose categories and tags and click on the Update button.

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If viewing media from the grid mode, click on Edit more detailsin the bottom right hand corner of the screen to access the edit screen.

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You can add categories to media files as a bulk action by selecting the media items you wish to edit, selecting Edit Taxonomies Terms and clicking on applyUntitled

This plugin comes with an editor that allows you to edit all of the terms that have been applied to media library. For the purposes of this plugin, only select the photo categories and photo tags that you want to apply to all of the selected items and click on “Update”.

Important: Do not click on checkboxes to “Remove all terms” unless you know what you are doing. This option will remove all checked terms from the selected items.

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Adding Photo Categories to Menus

Photo Categories and Tags can be displayed on the Menu screen via the Screen Options at the top of the screen.

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You can then add Photo Categories and Tags to your menus as usual.
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