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Gallery 3 Project Modules and Themes

Since Menalto Gallery 3 Project announced its hibernation/end-off-life, I switched to Piwigo’s Gallery engine.

You can find more about valuation criteria and decision process here.

As long time user of G3 there is a history and baggage one have to carry with him. In my case the theme – GreyDragon – needed to be ported to Piwigo along with few modules/plugins. You can find information about them below.

GreyDragon Theme

This is a custom theme built from ground up, adding many extra options. Theme supports color packs and is based on Default theme for thumb styles. I have decided to not incorporate thumb packs into the theme and rely on plugin approach – see gdThumb plugin for more details.

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Features

  • Tested/designed for 1280×1024 screen resolution.
  • For advanced features theme requires Additional Pages and Extended Description Plugins
  • 20+ options to customize the theme provided via theme’s Admin page.
  • Color Packs support. Included: slateblue, blackhawk and whitehawk

Theme is free to use under GPL.

Download

download link

Installation

  • Download and unpack package into Piwigo’s themes folder or obtain it using “Add a new theme”.
  • Login as Admin into your Piwigo instance and navigate to Configuration\Themes to activate the theme and make it default
  • It is advised to visit Admin section of the theme and review provided options at Admin\Appearance\Theme Options

Supported browsers: Internet Explorer 7-11, Firefox 30+, Opera, Chrome

Where to ask for support, report bugs and make feature requests?

Please post any requests here – forum.

Like it?

If you like the theme or any other work done for Piwigo and would like to give back, here are some ways you can support future development:

  • Say few nice words on the forum, rank the theme,
  • But more importantly – continue using it as I believe that user satisfaction is the best reward.
  • If you feel my long evenings provided you with good or plugin, buy me a cup of coffee or two by contributing to my Coffee fund.
  • Or if you are looking for some help, I do offer custom development for Piwigo, WordPress and anything else related to PHP, .Net C#
  • Spread the word about my plug-in by writing about it on your blog, tweeting, digging, stumbling, etc.
  • Use it, aknowledge my contribution by displaying copyright info

Donations (Thank you!)

You can donate to my coffee fund here.
Or you could send me an Amazon gift card (and I can buy a surprise for my wife encouraging her to allow continuing my involvement with the project). You will need my contact email address.

Full list of themes and modules for Piwigo

Themes:
 GreyDragon Theme Download Support 
Modules:
 gdThumb Download Support
 

Thank you, and I hope my work makes your gallery better and more popular!

Testimonials

Long standing GD Theme user. The GD Theme is very user friendly. I was able to create a fantastic gallery for my website using some of the many, many, options GD Theme offers. Thanks for the hard work and dedication to your theme and for allowing us the opportunity to use it. Gene

Gene S. Salisbury, President

GS Wallcoverings, LLC

I've used your Greydragon theme ever since I switched to using Gallery3. It looks very slick; it does everything that I want; it is easy to customise the appearance with its many options; image preloading makes it faster than other themes; the author continually develops it in response to feature requests; and he actively supports it. A very satisfied user and donor.

Brian Stewart

Cyberhalides Jazz

I've been using this [theme] since the start. It is by far the most attractive, feature packed and stable of the user-created skins for Gallery3.

Rhyull

First I’m new to G3. I was wanting to append my forum with a gallery and after doing a lot of looking and testing I settled on G3.
I tried all the themes I could find on the page at the mothership (Gallery homepage). I settled on graydragon. It’s so close to my forum’s default page it’s spooky.
It’s clean and neat, and so simple to use. Keep up the great work.
I just wish I could find a theme based on anime. Wishful thinking on my part…

Setishock

http://www.animeappeal.com

I’m a huge fan of this theme. I’ve got more than 90,000 pictures in my gallery3 running on a Ubuntu 11.10 desktop. It’s only for family photos. The GD theme is by far the most polished theme, easy to use and it’s still being developed! The theme options made me feel like a kid in a candy shop. Thanks for a great theme and keep up the good work!

Jklobo

The greydragon theme is fantastic. It’s clean, stable and feature rich. It took me a while to decide to move to G3 but with a there like this one, I could no longer resist. Thanks!

Ed

3 thoughts on “Piwigo”

  1. andrewjs18 says:

    Serge,

    Any possibility of writing .htaccess rules so that the old gallery 3 URLs will automatically redirect to the new URL structure with piwigo? I’ve got around 11,000 photos in my gallery 3 albums and I’d hate to kill any links I’ve posted on websites that were from my gallery 3 set up.

    1. it all depend on how your G3 and PWG are setup as htaccess rules are very specific and sensitive to your url tree structure.
      but it is possible to do I just do not have time at the moment to dedicate to that, sorry. You can ask on the forum to see if someone can help. May be Pierrick can help with that as he wrote m2pwg migration plugin

  2. grant says:

    Nice work on the theme and the plugin. Inspiring.

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