Social Gallery WordPress Plugin

Guide: Social Gallery with NextGen 2.0+


Social Gallery was initially released in July 2012 and came with out the box support for NextGen 1.9x.

However NextGen have since reworked their whole plugin which has resulting in an overhaul of the guides and this guide covers how to get Social Gallery working with NextGen 2.0+

Step One

First up, you need to upload some images to your NextGen galleries

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Step Two

Next you should create a new post or page and insert your gallery

Click the nextgen icon and choose NextGEN Basic Thumbnails

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Step Three

Then tell NextGEN to display your gallery from the first step

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Step Four

Next You need to Customize the display settings

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Step Five

Click Save…   and publish your post…

Then you’ll see that clicking on an image creates the Social Gallery Lightbox….

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Step Six

But you can still see the NextGen lightbox behind the Social Gallery lightbox…  so you’ll need to disable this manually in version 2.0+ of NextGen (we are updating the plugin to auto disable this if possible – watch this space for an update). To manually disable the NextGen lightbox go to the NextGen settings -> Other Options

Then change the Lightbox setting to “No Lightbox”

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Final Step

Then revisit the page, refresh and the Social Gallery Lightbox will be displaying your images! What could be easier…

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IF you have added New Images don’t forget to run an image scan to create your Social Gallery Pages. We will cover Image Scans in more detail in a future guide.


  • May 25, 2014

    do i need nextgen pro for this to work? following these directions i still get the double images.

    • Mike Stott
      June 22, 2014

      Hi no – just NextGen, your theme may be opening its other light box – please test on the 2014 theme with other plugins disabled.

  • May 29, 2014

    Hi, is there geo-tagging map option with this plugin?


    • Mike Stott
      June 22, 2014

      Hi no – sorry

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