Show description under the video for WordPress Gallery Vertical Skin

Question:

I am using the WonderPlugin Gallery Version 2.0.

Is there a way to show the description of the video under the video being played in the gallery ? I am using the Vertical Skin.

Thanks

Answer:

Yes, in step 2, Options tab, click the button Advanced Options, then enter the following text to the right side Advanced Options field:

data-showdescription="true"
data-titleheight="80"

A demo is as following:

How to upgrade to a new version without losing existing work

This is a tutorial for how to upgrade the plugin to a new version manually. You can use this tutorial to upgrade a free or commercial version to its latest version.

There are two methods to upgrade the plugin to its latest version manually:

The First Method:

To upgrade to the latest version without losing your existing work, you can take the following steps:

  1. In your WordPress backend, goto the plugin menu Settings, make sure there is an option "Keep data when deleting the plugin" and the option is checked. The option is checked by default. This option is only available after certain versions. Do not use this method if there is not this option in your plugin. Please use the following second method instead.
  2. In your WordPress backend, goto the menu Plugins -> Installed Plugins, deactivate the plugin and delete it. When deleting the plugin, ignore the warning "Are you sure you wish to delete these files and data" and click the button "Yes, Delete these files and data". This is a standard warning from WordPress.
  3. Install the new version plugin zip file and activate it.
  4. Clear all possible caches:

    • If you have installed a WordPress js/css minify plugin or WordPress cache plugin for example, W3 Total Cache or WP Super Cache, empty all caches from the plugin.
    • Some of the web hosts, for example, GoDaddy, DreamHost, will also cache web files. You need to clear caches of the web hosting before testing. Please contact your web hosting provider and ask about how to clear caches.
    • Clear caches of your web browser before testing.

The Second Method:

If the first method does not work for you, you can use the following method:

  1. Unzip the new version .zip file at local hard disk.
  2. FTP/upload the unzipped folder to your WordPress web server, inside the folder wp-content/plugins/, and overwrite the existing folder with the same name. Please make sure you have overwritten the existing folder. When there is a folder name conflict, some ftp software or file manager will create a duplicated folder rather than overwriting the existing one. In this case, you can delete the existing folder first then upload the new version folder.
  3. Clear all possible caches:

    • If you have installed a WordPress js/css minify plugin or WordPress cache plugin for example, W3 Total Cache or WP Super Cache, empty all caches from the plugin.
    • Some of the web hosts, for example, GoDaddy, DreamHost, will also cache web files. You need to clear caches of the web hosting before testing. Please contact your web hosting provider and ask about how to clear caches.
    • Clear caches of your web browser before testing.

Continuous YouTube Playing Demo

Please watch the demo at: https://www.wonderplugin.com/wordpress-gallery/continuous-youtube-playing-demo/

The demo is created with WonderPlugin Gallery Plugin.

To play YouTube video continuously, in the plugin, Step 3, Options, tab, check the option "Auto slide" and "Automatically play video".

Please note, this feature won't work on mobile and tablet devices, for example iPhone, iPad and Android. It also won't work on old web browsers, for example, Internet Explorer 8.

Disable right click on HTML5 video

Product

WonderPlugin Gallery

Question:

I need to deactivate the functionality which occurs when you right click on a video. It gives you the option to ‘download video’ I need to turn this off for copyright reasons. I know there are always ways and means to download video content if you want it badly enough, but having a download option when you right click is something I really need to turn off!

Answer:

The right click menu is a function of the web browser. To disable it, you can try to add the following JavaScript to the head section of your web page, just before the </head> tag.

jQuery(document).ready(function(){
   jQuery('video').bind('contextmenu',function() { return false; });
});

One MP4 format to play in all web browsers and devices

Product:

WonderPlugin Gallery

Question:

Can I only use one mp4 video format to play in all browsers?

Answer:

Yes. You only need to provide one mp4 format to play in all web browsers and devices.

In iPhone, iPad, Android, Chrome, Safari, IE 10 and above, the gallery will use HTML5 to play the mp4 video.

In the legacy web browsers, for example, Internet Explorer 8 and 9, the gallery will use Flash to play the mp4 video.

Firefox and Opera support HTML5, but they do not support mp4. For these two browsers, if you have provided a WebM video, it will use HTML5 to play the WebM. Otherwise, it will use Flash to play the mp4 video.

If your mp4 video does not play in the web browser and devices, one possible reason is your video is not HTML5 compatible. You can use freeware HandBrake http://handbrake.fr/ or FFMPEG https://www.ffmpeg.org/ to re-encode the video.

Link target on Images of WonderPlugin Gallery and Grid Gallery

Question:

I would like to put a link on one of my images in a Gallery (and I also want to do the same thing in a Grid). I found two different options in the Edit window of my image in the Step 1: "click to open web link" (which seems to be the right one after some tests) and "Set web link target" (which does nothing for me, or I can not understand what it does and I would be happy if you can help me understand what it does).
Then, I have done some more tests with the "click to open web link" option, but I found some issues: firstly, with a link on an image of a Grid, the link is opened "correctly" as expected, but with a link on an image of a Gallery, the link is opened in a new tab and I really don't want that. So, perhaps it could be possible to change that or to add an option to be able to choose if the link has to be opened in a new tab or not?

Answer:

For both plugins:

To force the link opening at the same tab, in the "Set web link target", enter: _self

To force the link opening in a new tab, in the "Set web link target", enter: _blank

Read title and description from WordPress Media Library

Question:

I am using WonderPlugin Gallery. Regarding the CAPTIONS: is there a way to display the images captions that already exists in the WordPress Media Library? (and which are usually edited here)

(as i understand the concept of the wonderplugins the captions are driven and stored in a different database?)

Answer:

When you add an image from Media Library, it will use "title" in the Media Library as the title, and use "description" in the Media Library as the description.

After the image is added from Media Library, any change in the Media Library will NOT be reflected into the gallery.

WordPress Gallery Media Library

Allow Editors access the WordPress gallery plugin

Question:

I have recently discovered and tried WonderPlugin Gallery and it is clearly the best gallery plugin that I have ever tried. So, thanks a lot for a such plugin. However, I found a quite annoying issue: it is not possible to handle galleries using a non-administrator account, so users with "editor" rights can not create nor modify galleries. Therefore I would like to know if you plan to add a such feature in a near future?

Answer:

This feature is supported in new version 1.6.

In the Settings page, you can you can set the minimum user role to Administrator, Editor or Author.

WordPress Gallery User Roles

Dimension of WordPress Gallery Player

Question:

I bought the commercial version of WordPress Gallery Plugin a few days ago, and am getting up to speed.
Quick question, the playback viewer in WonderPlugin is 1000 x 556. Is that fixed? Is there a way to increase the dimensions?

Answer:

In the Plugin dashboard, gallery editor, step 3, Options tab, Gallery Options. If you have checked the option "Support responsive web design", the gallery will automatically resize itself to its container.

If you did not check the option, it will use the width and height defined in the above "General Options".

WordPress Gallery Size

Play Video Automatically

Question:

I am using the WordPress Gallery plugin. What I saw the gallery, in the slider the video automatically starts, but on the iPad Air it doesn’t. The slider waits until you manually start the video.

Is there a way to start the video automatically on an iPad Air, or is this not possible?

Answer:

It's not possible. Video auto play is disabled on iPhone, iPad and Android. It's a limit by the devices.