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Smooth Gallery Replacement


Smooth Gallery Replacement will replace your standard WordPress galleries (using the gallery-shortcode) with JonDesign’s SmoothGallery.

There are two other plugins for running SmoothGallery in WordPress: “SmoothGallery”, which requires manual markup to be added to your posts. And “NextGEN Smooth Gallery”, which requires you to use the NextGEN Gallery plugin.

This plugin is a self contained drop-in that requires no effort from you and no changes to your blog. It degrades gracefully for non-JavaScript browsers and removing the plugin leaves your galleries working just like they did before.

Be warned: SmoothGallery is built on MooTools and will not work if you run Scriptaculous on your blog.

Changelog 1.0 (2009-03-17)

  1. Release
    Copyright (C) 2009 Ulf Benjaminsson (ulf at ulfben dot com).

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA


  • Normal WordPress [gallery] in a post
  • Same post, using SmoothGallery with “Next”-arrow highlighted
  • Using SmoothGallery with carousel visible
  • The Smooth Gallery Replacement Admin interface


  1. Unzip to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Configure the gallery in Settings -> Smooth Gallery R.



SmoothGallery is built on the MooTools JavaScript framework, which is incompatible with the Scriptaculous library bundled with WordPress. If you’re currently using Scriptacolous, this plugin will not be of any joy for you.

How do I create WordPress galleries?

Use the built-in media uploader to create and insert galleries in your posts. See the screencast (at 01:35), or read the instructions.

How do I ask for help?
  1. Search the forums and post in a relevant thread if one exists.
  2. Always tag your post with Smooth Gallery Replacement
  3. State your problem succintly, provide a link!
  4. Always tag your post resolved and publish your solution.


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Contributors & Developers

“Smooth Gallery Replacement” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.