Red Pixel Studios releases RPS Image Gallery v2.0

Red Pixel Studios today released a major update to the widely praised RPS Image Gallery plugin for WordPress, adding several new features – including some requested by loyal users.

The RPS Image Gallery plugin takes over where the WordPress gallery leaves off by adding slideshow and advanced linking capabilities.

RPS Image Gallery improves the core WordPress gallery function by enabling an image in the gallery to either invoke a slideshow or link to another page, post or any URL. The plugin also offers numerous options to modify the gallery and slideshow output.

The gallery enhancement plugin is available on the WordPress plugin repository at wordpress.org/plugins/rps-image-gallery/

Version 2.0 of RPS Image Gallery introduces the following features:

  • Uses fancybox or fancybox2 for slideshow display.
  • Autoplays fancybox slideshows.
  • Option to display a “download” link/button on the slideshow (fancybox 2)
  • Uses paging for galleries and ability to specify the number of images per page.
  • Supports HTML in the slideshow caption.
  • Specify whether clicking gallery images will invoke a slideshow or link to a specified URL, file or parent post. (parent post link is new)
  • Uses HTML5 or legacy output for the gallery.
  • Optionally displays EXIF data in the gallery and slideshow. (showing data in both views is new)
  • Add Facebook and Pinterest buttons to the gallery view.

The complete list of features included with RPS Image Gallery:

  • Uses fancybox or fancybox2 for slideshow display.
  • Autoplays fancybox slideshows.
  • Uses paging for galleries and ability to specify the number of images per page.
  • Specify whether clicking gallery images will invoke a slideshow or link to a specified URL, file or parent post.
  • Set the target for the image link.
  • Uses HTML5 or legacy output for the gallery.
  • Supports gallery shortcode defaults which can be overridden for each shortcode instance.
  • Combines and sorts attachments from multiple posts into a single gallery.
  • Supports multiple galleries appearing on a single page.
  • Option to display a “download” link/button on the slideshow (fancybox2)
  • Displays the image title and caption or description in the gallery view.
  • Supports HTML in the slideshow caption.
  • Leverages the standard gallery editor interface to specify custom sort order.
  • Optionally displays EXIF data in the gallery and slideshow.
  • Displays gallery thumbnails as background images (legacy format only) or standard images.
  • Add Facebook and Pinterest buttons to the gallery view.
  • Hides attachments of trashed or future posts in galleries combined using post ids.
  • Overrides the default [WordPress Gallery](http://codex.wordpress.org/Gallery_Shortcode “Gallery Shortcode”) shortcode or uses the one provided with the plugin.
  • Offers compatibility settings to ensure excellent coexistence with a wide variety of themes and plugins.
  • Loads required scripts only when the shortcode is invoked.