Free WordPress WP Simple Galleries pluginFree

4 290 websitesFree WordPress WP Simple Galleries plugin by Matthew McConnell

A simple plugin that adds an image gallery to each post and page.
Most gallery plugins seem to be fancy and advanced but sometimes you just want a simple solution to add images to a post or page. I created this to solve that problem.
The plugin uses the WordPress image manager, so you can add already uploaded images too a gallery.

You can now upload a number of images and add them all at once.

The plugin will either use thumbnails generated by WordPress (Settings -> Media -> Thumbnail Size).

Too add a gallery within the content use the shortcode [wpsgallery].

Requires WordPress 3.4 and PHP 5.


  • Lithuanian (lt_LT) – [Vincent G] (
  • Ukrainian (uk_UA)
  • Brazilian Portuguese (pt_BR)
  • German (de_DE)

Some of the translations are incomplete. I have tried to translate some of the smaller phrase using Google, so they might not be correct.

Current Features

  • Uses WordPress image manager.
  • Can add images to any post or page.
  • Re-arrange images in galleries by drag-and-drop.
  • Can set thumbnail size.
  • Uses colorbox to view images
  • Refactored options framework to prevent collisions
  • Galleries are either appended to posts/pages or you can use the shortcode ‘[wpsgallery]’ or ‘[wpsgallery id=2]’ to show a gallery from another post/page.

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Version 1.34

  • Fixed a few support issues.
  • Added german translation.
  • Converted plugin to use new Media Uploader

Version 1.33

  • Can now set an ID in the gallery shortcode [wpsgallery id=POSTID]
  • Updated language files

Version 1.32

  • Fixed a JS error that seemed to occur on some WordPress instances. Basicly, if your WordPress instance isn’t the right version, it will just remove the ‘Quick Upload’ button.
  • Add TimThumb option, to try alleviate some thumbnail size issues. [TimThumb] (

Version 1.31

  • Added quick upload

Version 1.3

  • Fixed various support issues

Version 1.29

  • Custom captions fixed

Version 1.27

  • Custom captions
  • Admin icon

Version 1.26

  • Added a delete all images button

Version 1.25

  • Brazilian Portuguese language translation

Version 1.24

  • Added Shortcode feature

Version 1.23

  • Added Ukrainian language translation

Version 1.22

  • Added Lithuanian language translation, (Vincent G from

Version 1.21

  • Fixed IE8 issue

Version 1.2

  • Added translation file and all strings are now using WP underscore function

Version 1.1

  • Added option to show gallery on single posts
  • Added ‘Add All Attachments’ button
  • Added option to turn Colorbox on and off

Version 1.0

  • Uses colorbox to view images
  • Refactored options framework to prevent collisions

Version 0.14

  • Add option to set the position of galleries if you have a number of plugins which use the ‘the_content’ filter.

Version 0.13

  • Can now select which post types galleries are shown.

Version 0.12

  • Updated readme.txt

Version 0.11

  • Updated readme.txt
  • Add nonce_field for extra security
  • Valid image ID when saving post

Version 0.10

  • Javascript remove button not working on thumbnails added but are not saved

Version 0.9

  • More Bug fixes

Version 0.8

  • More Bug fixes

Version 0.7

  • More Bug fixes

Version 0.6

  • Bug fixes

Version 0.5

  • Small issue solved

Version 0.4

  • Cleaned code

Version 0.3

  • Updated readme.

Version 0.2

  • Added Options Framework admin section. Added screenshots.

Version 0.1

  • Initial public release.

Author: Matthew McConnell

Tags: gallery, images, photographs, simple

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