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Mike ­ Hoyer
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Mar 27, 2013 05:18 |  #1

Hi everybody,

I am looking for something really simple but stylish to showcase my work, but have been looking for 2 days and still can't find anything quite right! All I want is thumbnails along the top or bottom, navigation arrows and decent quality main images. Preferably easily customisable for an idiot like me!

I have tried NextGEN scroll gallery, but I'm not really that happy with it. I really liked the galleries at http://shanemaguire.ie​/?page_id=544 (external link), by member here "chokeslamcena", so something like that would be ideal. I don't need commerce or anything like that, just a nice easy way to showcase pictures.

Thanks for your help,

Mike


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Mar 27, 2013 11:22 |  #2

I've not had any look finding a decent gallery plugin, have you thought about changing the whole theme to a dedicated Photography styled theme?

There are some nice ones out there that will offer the galleries you want, not saying the 2 below are the best out there , but its another potion to look at rather than endless WP Gallery searching.

http://www.elegantthem​es.com/preview/Envisio​ned/ (external link)

http://www.imaginemthe​mes.com/themes/?theme=​Catalyst (external link)


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Mar 27, 2013 11:52 |  #3

Why not build a website with your name all over it?


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Apr 09, 2013 11:56 |  #4

If you want to build a real site, check out the software offered by ProPhoto. It isn't free, but it is exactly simple and stylish.


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Apr 09, 2013 12:03 |  #5

Mike Hoyer wrote in post #15760609 (external link)
I really liked the galleries at http://shanemaguire.ie​/?page_id=544 (external link), by member here "chokeslamcena", so something like that would be ideal.

He is using the Photocrati theme. Looks to cost $89 (http://www.photocrati.​com/pricing/ (external link))




  
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Apr 10, 2013 23:37 |  #6

Check out themeforest

http://themeforest.net …ries=wordpress%​2Fcreative (external link)

lots of good themes.


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Apr 12, 2013 05:12 |  #7

Mike Hoyer wrote in post #15760609 (external link)
Hi everybody,

I am looking for something really simple but stylish to showcase my work, but have been looking for 2 days and still can't find anything quite right! All I want is thumbnails along the top or bottom, navigation arrows and decent quality main images. Preferably easily customisable for an idiot like me!

I have tried NextGEN scroll gallery, but I'm not really that happy with it. I really liked the galleries at http://shanemaguire.ie​/?page_id=544 (external link), by member here "chokeslamcena", so something like that would be ideal. I don't need commerce or anything like that, just a nice easy way to showcase pictures.

Thanks for your help,

Mike

...I went through a similar search, it took me weeks to find something that ticked all my boxes. It was a very frustrating process.

I settled on Foobox. It doesn't tick all your boxes: there is no thumbnail display,it is a lightbox-style, but the full screen display option is very very nice. I'd show you the set up on my page: but I'm overhauling my site and it won't be back up until tomorrow.
http://getfoobox.com/ (external link)
Be careful of themeforest and code canyon and similar sites. I bought my current theme and foobox off themeforest: there is a lot of fantastic stuff out there, but there is a lot of junk as well. I found a few gallery plugins on code canyon that looked fantastic, but after reading the comments and testing out the previews they were actually either quite buggy or had been abandoned by their creators. Just "shop" how you would normally shop and you should be fine.


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