Gallery Layout Settings

The WideRange Galleries software offers you various options to customize your gallery pages and layouts.

Max Thumbs Per Page

For each gallery you can set the maximum number of thumbnails to be displayed per page. If your gallery has more photos than that, the gallery will be split into multiple pages.

You should enter a number that is divisible by the number of thumbnail columns, so that you have an equal number of thumbnails per row. For instance, a 3-column layout should have a Max Thumbs of something like 9, 12, 15, 18, etc.

Number of Thumbnail Columns

For each gallery you can set the maximum number of columns that the thumbnails will be displayed in (on large screens*). So, in conjunction with the Thumbnail Image Folder feature (see below), you could have a 3-column layout with mid-sized thumbnails, or you could have a 2-column layout with bigger thumbnails, or a 4-column layout with smaller thumbnails, etc.

* On smaller screens, the number of thumbnail columns will automatically be reduced in order to maintain the relative size of the thumbnails. For example, a 3-column layout as seen on a desktop monitor would look tiny on a small phone screen, so in that case the layout automatically shifts to a single column.

Thumbnail Image Folder (Thumbnail Size)

For each gallery you can choose the thumbnail folder (the thumbnail size in pixels).

By playing with the thumbnail size and the number of thumbnail columns, you have quite some flexibility with how you want your galleries to look. For example, you could have four or five columns of smaller thumbnails, or maybe only two columns of really large thumbnails.

Photo Titles Below Thumbnails

For each gallery you can choose whether or not you want the photo titles to be displayed under the thumbnails.

Some people prefer the galleries to simply show just the photo thumbnails, for a cleaner, more minimal look. Other people prefer to show the photo titles under the thumbnails, to provide more context of the subjects. Either way, it's up to you.

Constrain Inserted Photos within Text Width?

When you insert photos directly into a text area on a page (using the admin text editor's "Upload Image" or "Insert Image" buttons), this option allows you to control how you want those inserted photos to display:

If you choose to constrain the photos within the text width, the inserted photos will never display wider than the paragraph text. This gives the page a cleaner, more consistent look, and is a good choice for articles.

If you choose to allow the photos to display wider than the text, the photos will display as wide as possible, regardless of the text paragraph width.

Linked Thumbnails

For each gallery you can choose whether or not you want the thumbnails to link to the larger size photo (or sub-gallery) page.

The vast majority of time you will want the thumbnails to be linked, like in all the normal galleries.

There are, however, rare instances when it's preferable to NOT link the thumbnails. One instance would be if you created a hidden gallery for use as a separate page such as an About page. You could then add larger sized thumbnail images (such as self-portraits) to that gallery page, and have them NOT linked, so that those images are just displayed on that page only and don't have their own photo pages (which would be unnecessary and redundant in that case).

Include Gallery in Breadcrumb Navigation

This is a very subtle feature that determines how the galleries are navigated from certain other pages. Some sub-galleries never get their own actual pages, since they are always displayed as part of a parent gallery's gallery format. Therefore, these galleries should never be directly linked to, and that is where this feature comes in.

There are a few examples of how this feature works. One instance would be in a sub-gallery navigation chain, which is listed within the gallery titles. You may have a certain sub-gallery which is solely for organizational purposes. You may not want to include this gallery in the navigation chain at all, or you may want to include it but not link it. Most of the time it will be linked, but you have the option.

Another instance of when this comes into play would be on the individual photo pages, when a list of related galleries is displayed for the photo, and in some cases (as mentioned above) there are certain galleries that should not be linked to.

This feature is rarely used and a bit difficult to explain, and if you don't understand it, don't worry, just leave it set at "linked" for all your galleries.