New simple gallery

New simple gallery WordPress plugin; Want to display images as an automatic slideshow that can also be explicitly played or paused by the user? New Simple Gallery rotates and displays an image by fading it into view over, with navigation controls that pop up when the mouse rolls over the gallery.

  • Show images either as an automatic or manual slideshow.
  • All slide consists of an image that can be hyper-linked.
  • All slide can have a description associated with it.

This is the XML based slideshow, so to add or delete the images.

  1. Take the “new-simple-gallery.xml” XML file from plugin folder.
  2. Add/update/delete the image in the xml file.
  3. You can use full image path in XML file.

Very important : Please take your XML for backup before update the plugin to new version

See live demo on sidebar also on this post. roll over the mouse on the gallery to check the description and navigation link. Also check the superb slideshow gallery WordPress plugin

Plugin configuration.

Option 1. Go to widget menu and drag and drop the “New simple gallery” widget to your sidebar location.

Option 2. Copy and past the below mentioned code to your desired template location (ie in the PHP file).
<?php if (function_exists (nsg_show)) nsg_show(); ?>

3. Use the short code to add the galley into the pages or posts.

Short code for the version 1.0 to 5.0


filename = new-simple-gallery.xml
This is the name of the XML file gallery, this xml file should be available in plugin folder.
width = 400
This is width of the gallery.
height = 300
This is the height of the gallery.

Short code for the version 6.0 onwards

[new-simple-gallery filename="new-simple-gallery.xml" width="400" height="300"]

Live demo

Installation Instruction & Configuration

Method 1

  • Download the new simple gallery plugin from download location.
  • Unpack the *.zip file and extract the /new-simple-gallery/ folder.
  • Drop the ‘new-simple-gallery’ folder into your ‘wp-content/plugins’ folder.
  • In word press administration panels, click on plug-in from the menu.
  • You should see your new ‘new simple gallery’ plug-in listed under Inactive plug-in tab.
  • To turn the word presses plug-in on, click activate.

Method 2

  • Go to ‘add new’ menu under ‘plugins’ tab in your WordPress admin.
  • Search ‘new simple gallery’ plugin using search option.
  • Find the plugin & Click ‘Install Now’ link.

Frequently asked questions

1) How to arrange the width & height of the slideshow?

For widget width & height available in setting page, For page & post width & height is depends on the string.

2) How to change the slide Fade Duration, Pause, Cycles?

Option available in setting page ( New sample gallery menu under setting TAB in word-press admin)

3) How to add more image?

Open XML file and add more images,

4) How to edit images & description?

Option available in XML files

5) Not able to see next, previous, play button in the gallery?

open “new-simple-gallery.js” and give full path for the images.

6) Very important?

Please take backup your existing XML files when you update this plugin in future.

Download location

Video tutorial

gopiplus video New simple gallery

Other sideshow plugin

187 Responses to“New simple gallery”

  1. Greg Cross
    August 10, 2010 at 3:04 am #

    How do I download the New Simple Gallery plugin? Searched for on WP Plugins, but could not find. I love youur plugins BTW.

    Greg Cross

    • Admin
      August 10, 2010 at 4:31 am #

      Hi greg, yet to live, please check after 10 hours.

  2. Kristy
    August 11, 2010 at 1:44 am #

    I don’t understand how to add images to the file. Where do I find the XML file you are talking about. I am excited to use this plugin! Please help! :)

    • Admin
      August 11, 2010 at 3:26 am #

      Hi kristy, you can find the XML files in the plugin folder.


      • Jamie
        August 11, 2010 at 5:05 am #

        i’m in that folder but don’t understand how to add images can you tell me how to put my images into this gallery and where to find the already loaded ones so i can delete them?

        • admin
          August 11, 2010 at 9:22 am #

          Take the XML files “new-simple-gallery.xml” from the directory and open it in the editor, then you can find the procedure, in the XML file, each image have 4 nodes, 1.image path, 2. description, 3. target, 4. link,

          u can add/delete/update that XML nodes.

          • Jamie
            August 11, 2010 at 4:42 pm #

            So I will need an xml editor program and need to learn how to use it in order to change these nodes, correct? So sorry to bother you with what may seem like stupid questions. I’m teaching myself how to build my site on my own through forums and youtube tutorials. I apologize in advance but love your plugin and appreciate all your helpand speedy response.

          • Jamie
            August 11, 2010 at 4:43 pm #

            btw, this isn’t something i can do directly from the ftp client, wordpress admin page/s or style sheets right?

  3. Kristy
    August 11, 2010 at 3:26 pm #

    Okay, I think I understand. I guess I have to have uploaded the images somewhere else already and then copy and paste the location into the XML file?

    • Admin
      August 11, 2010 at 3:28 pm #

      Yes your 100% right..

  4. Kristy
    August 11, 2010 at 4:04 pm #

    I changed the images, but I can’t change the size. The slide show is 200×200 and I want it 600×300. I changed the settings in the wordpress plug in place, but it doesn’t change anything.

    • Admin
      August 11, 2010 at 4:11 pm #

      Hi go to setting page and update the setting.

  5. Kathy Striebel
    August 11, 2010 at 11:11 pm #

    Great Plugin!
    How can I get the slide show to start automatically
    How can I disable the mouse-over navigation (start/pause) features.

    • Admin
      August 12, 2010 at 4:02 am #

      No need to change anythng, it will start slidshow automatically.

      • adam
        February 16, 2011 at 11:12 pm #

        I beg to differ. Please let me know why its not auto starting on my site.

  6. Dan S
    August 13, 2010 at 2:52 am #

    I have the images stored on my site, I can get to them via a simple web browser.

    What is confusing is all the tags and info in the xml file.

    I have an xml file editor, but what lines are needed at the beginning and then at the end.

    I assume i should be able to copy the middle section over and over again for each picture.

    Sorry, this probably seems like a silly question.

  7. Linda F
    August 13, 2010 at 7:38 pm #

    This looks like a great plugin, thanks!

    Is there a limit to the number of images it will handle?

    I will have several hundred that I’d like to rotate. I started adding them to the xml file, then the thought occurred to me that there could be a limit.

  8. Kathy Striebel
    August 14, 2010 at 2:37 am #

    I’m confused, because the plugin in the sidebar DOES NOT start rotating automatically….

  9. David
    August 14, 2010 at 6:19 pm #

    This great plugin is not working for me.

    Patches and links are o’key but plugin in the sidebar DOES NOT start rotating automatically.

    I have black screen and so on… any solutions?
    WP 2.8

  10. Eivind
    August 14, 2010 at 8:42 pm #

    Works great and looks great on my test site, but if I set cycles to 0 then it won’t autostart. If I set it to 1 or any other value it does. Any solution?

    • admin
      August 15, 2010 at 5:50 am #

      If you put cycle = 0 in the setting page, its manual start. so for auto play slide show make it 1 or more.

      • Eivind
        August 15, 2010 at 11:01 am #

        Ok. Wanted it to cycle endlessly. But I just set it to 9999999999 cycles and it works as a charm. Great looking slideshow. Smooth and light! Thanks!

      • AST
        May 27, 2012 at 7:46 am #

        This is a silly option…the max number cycles that i can set is 9….must be a better solution.

  11. Sleenie
    August 15, 2010 at 6:20 pm #

    First…let me say yu have some great plug-ins! I have managed to get my photos loaded. But for some reason I cannot change the size. I’m using this on a page, not a sidebar.

    Below is the code I placed on the page. (I noticed in the setting area it said it wasn’t for posts or pages)


    Is the file name correct? I know I changed it since I didn’t have one that matched yours.

    I’m also wondering how I would go about adding multiple galleries for multiple pages?

    One last thing…I don’t see a donate button anywhere?


  12. Sleenie
    August 15, 2010 at 8:12 pm #

    I’m continuing to try different things. I’ve created a new folder and called it450x350 since that is the size I’m work with. I’ve then edited the file and place my absolute url path in there such as:

    I do get the pictures but they remain in the 200×200 size.

    What I’ve pasted on the page is:


    I’m running WP 3.01

    When I was testing early on I had the right size but was using your photos. They actually came up initially at 200×200 but when I refreshed they were fine. When I edited and changed them to mine, that’s when things went wrong.

    I know I must be missing something very simple.

    • Kellijean
      August 22, 2010 at 6:56 pm #

      Hi – I am having the SAME problem – I have changed the code to read:: [new-simple-gallery=filename=500×500.xml&width=500&height=500]

      and no matter ho many times I update the gallery is still 200×200

      please help. I am running WP 3.0.1

      thank you

  13. sOOsha
    August 15, 2010 at 9:58 pm #

    The random option does not work for me on WP3.0.1 :(

  14. Jojie
    August 16, 2010 at 3:06 am #

    Hi, uhmm.

    Warning: DOMDocument::load() [domdocument.load]: URL file-access is disabled in the server configuration in /removed/removed/public_html/removed/wp-content/plugins/new-simple-gallery/new-simple-gallery.php on line 134

    wp version 3.0

    • Admin
      August 16, 2010 at 11:35 am #

      Check DOM XML is enabled or not in your server..

  15. DM
    August 16, 2010 at 9:23 pm #

    Is there a specific reason why this plugin would not show up on Word Press created Pages? The plugin works fine on the posts page, but when I navigate to a Word Press page, it does not appear.

    I have implemented the plugin as a widget and the documentation is not clear on where to paste the php function. I have tried placing it in my theme’s sidebar.php, and page-with-sidebar.php files with no luck.

    Thanks in advance for your response.

    • Admin
      August 17, 2010 at 4:24 am #

      Your right, we can paste the given php function in sidebar.php file.
      is all other widget in ur site running in wp created page?

      • DM
        August 17, 2010 at 1:14 pm #

        Yes, all other widgets work fine on the wp created pages.

      • DM
        August 17, 2010 at 1:39 pm #

        I am using the Motion Theme in WP 3.0.1 and it is still not appearing in the sidebar when the code is placed in the sidebar.php file.

  16. Mathman
    August 17, 2010 at 10:32 am #

    Hi there

    Can I be able to use New Simple Gallery as a header in a website (not a blog)

    • Admin
      August 18, 2010 at 5:03 am #

      past given php code in header.php & see.

  17. Justin
    August 17, 2010 at 3:15 pm #

    I have a question that can it automatically get the

    images or gallery which I insert to the post, and word

    with different images for different posts?

  18. Justin
    August 17, 2010 at 3:17 pm #

    I mean “work with different images for different posts”

    • Admin
      August 18, 2010 at 5:02 am #

      Use different XML file for different post & page.

  19. John
    August 19, 2010 at 4:57 am #

    How can I set different pictures on different pages? I don’t want the same pictures throughout the whole website.

  20. John
    August 19, 2010 at 4:58 am #

    How can I set different pictures on different pages? I don’t want the same pictures throughout the whole website. Also, how do I change the size? I need to change it from the 600×400 to 600×300. I have tried everything. Changing it in the XML, PHP…nothing works.

    • Gopi R
      August 21, 2010 at 8:14 am #

      Use different XML file for each page…


      in the keyword itself u have option to update the size of the galley.

  21. VizFact
    August 20, 2010 at 9:12 pm #

    I am actually trying to use the damn thing on about 3 websites, I cannot find away to make the images link to pages or posts, I am trying to put it on the home pages as like a media directory.

    Hmm, I found the XML file, I hope future updates will prevent me from having to go through the hassles of dealing the XML, I guess I am drag and drop spoiled. It seems to be smooth though.

  22. VizFact
    August 20, 2010 at 9:18 pm #

    Step 1 – get media file urls
    Step 2 – copy them
    Step 3 – get links to pages where you want the image to link to.
    Step 4 – Copy Them
    Step 5 – Open the XML File, pasteall the updates, and write in descriptions,

    ok, I am being sarcastic, I have been using a crappy plug-in called “slideshow gallery” , it sucks, but it is soo easy to work with that I have kept it.

    Anyway, please check it out and implement some type of drag and drop mechanism for adding pictures+links, because for constantly updated sites like all of mine this awesome plug-in is nothing more than a hassle.

    But I will say if I just had to update it (the slideshow) one time, It would be perfect.

    I am fan, but a mad fan. Because I want to use it, but it is going to end up being too much extra work.

  23. VizFact
    August 20, 2010 at 9:20 pm #

    Excuse me, I have another rant, just thinking of collecting media file urls is giving me a headache…lol, it aint that bad, thanks for the plug-in, but please- make it “easier” for constantly updated websites, if possible admin,

    • Gopi R
      August 21, 2010 at 8:11 am #

      Yes, sure

  24. Sam
    August 22, 2010 at 12:13 am #


    Please explain where to edit the .js to force the slideshow to autoplay.


    • Gopi R
      August 22, 2010 at 3:21 pm #

      In setting page we have cycles option, in that enter any number more the 1 so, it will start auto-play.

      • AST
        May 27, 2012 at 7:48 am #

        the option appears to be limited to 1 to 9 cycles.why?

  25. John Aitken
    August 22, 2010 at 12:42 pm #

    Hi sorry to be super think but when I try to find the pictures to change or upload new ones in the folder I just get sent to my web site with error 404.. where do I find the folder..?

    • Gopi R
      August 22, 2010 at 2:55 pm #

      its XML based slid-show, just open the XML file(its available in the plugin folder ie your below mentioned path is correct).

      1. Just upload image anywhere.
      2. Download the XML from directory.
      3. add the image path into XML file
      4. upload the updated XML file into directory.
      5 Refresh front end, thats it over.

  26. Evelyn
    August 24, 2010 at 8:52 pm #

    love the slideshow, but would like to add a second one to the same blog page.
    I renamed the xml file by adding a ‘1’.

    what else and where do i have to make additional changes?


  27. JGreen
    August 27, 2010 at 9:18 am #


    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_OBJECT_OPERATOR in /home/content/c/a/b/cabaco/html/caba/wp-content/plugins/new-simple-gallery/new-simple-gallery.php on line 41

  28. Bro. Chris
    August 27, 2010 at 4:38 pm #

    Where can I find documentation on the format of the XML file? I have looked at the default “new-simple-gallery.xml” file and am trying to discern what the available tags are (e.g., “”, “”, “”, “”, etc.) and what values and formats are expeccted.

    It looks to be an excellent plugin and I am excited about the prospect of getting it running on my site.

  29. Bro. Chris
    August 27, 2010 at 4:57 pm #

    Where can I find documentation on the format of the XML file? I have looked at the default “new-simple-gallery.xml” file and am trying to discern what the available tags are (e.g., “path”, “target”, “title”, “link”, etc.) and what values and formats are expeccted.

    It looks to be an excellent plugin and I am excited about the prospect of getting it running on my site.

    • Bro. Chris
      August 27, 2010 at 5:15 pm #

      I believe I have figured out what “path”, “title”, and “link” are; but, I cannot figure out “target” nor if there are any other tags thaat might be useful.

      • Rebecca
        August 28, 2010 at 11:15 am #

        In my comment below, I answered your question :)

  30. Rebecca
    August 28, 2010 at 11:14 am #

    This is a fantastic plugin, but took a bit to get going.

    I had to add a tag to the end of every link line or I would get errors and no images.

    To Bro. Chris

    *Path is the full path of the image location on your server.
    *Title is the name you want to show over the image when a user mouses over.
    *Link is the URL you want the image to open if it is clicked on.
    *Target is where you want the link to open. If you want to open a new window use “_new”. If you want to open in the same window use “_top”.

  31. Luigi
    August 31, 2010 at 12:08 pm #

    Problem with version 3.0.1

    Parse error: parse error, unexpected T_OBJECT_OPERATOR in /var/www/html/wp-content/plugins/new-simple-gallery/new-simple-gallery.php on line 41

    why? :(

    • Jacq
      February 21, 2011 at 1:10 pm #

      I’m having the same Parse error problem with line 41…did anyone have a solution for this? I am using Thesis.

  32. Harry
    August 31, 2010 at 12:50 pm #

    This is a fantastic plugin and it works very well.

    The only thing that I didn’t find out is what I have to do if I want this random option. Can anyone help?

  33. Luigi
    August 31, 2010 at 3:53 pm #

    anyone can help me solve this problem?

  34. Ian
    September 1, 2010 at 5:34 am #

    When I install this plug in all I get is a black box with no images. I have tried adjusting the settings but I am getting nowhere. The same happens with your related plugins. Although with the horizontal slideshow it just said that the image was undefined. Any suggestions to help please?

    • Admin
      September 1, 2010 at 5:37 am #

      Hi, check the image link in XML file, use full image path.

  35. gayan
    September 1, 2010 at 4:00 pm #

    hi i m newcommer for this type pls explain very easy way, i cant understatnd ????? can u help this. i put my image path in 1st row what is last path.. i can’t understand ..

  36. JT
    September 1, 2010 at 8:15 pm #

    I am getting the same error as Luigi and JGreen. The plugin will not activate due to the error. There are no responses to either of the previous posts – please help.

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_OBJECT_OPERATOR in /home/myusername/public_html/wp/wp-content/plugins/new-simple-gallery/new-simple-gallery.php on line 41

    It’s a simple line of code- can’t understand why it hangs:

    $path = $paths->item(0)->nodeValue;

  37. JT
    September 2, 2010 at 5:40 pm #

    well, image path issues get quick responses. i guess bugs in the code would require actually fixing something, so they get ignored. great support there gizmodo

    • Gopi R
      September 4, 2010 at 2:53 pm #

      Always use full path to avoid URL problems.

  38. Harry
    September 3, 2010 at 12:57 pm #



    “The only thing that I didn’t find out is what I have to do if I want this random option. Can anyone help?

    • Gopi R
      September 4, 2010 at 2:53 pm #

      Hi, random option available in the setting page.

  39. Harry
    September 6, 2010 at 7:41 am #

    Thanks for your reply – however I don’t have the plugin as widget – I have it as page & post and I can’t change it in the setting page. Any help with this?


    • Admin
      September 6, 2010 at 8:24 am #

      for page, setting available in the keyword itself.

      • Harry
        September 6, 2010 at 11:14 am #

        thx for your quick reply. I’m a beginner here – so could you explain in more detail how to set the cycle to random in the keyword?


        • Harry
          October 5, 2010 at 2:03 pm #

          thx for your quick reply. I’m a beginner here – so could you explain in more detail how to set the cycle to random in the keyword?


          The only thing that I didn’t find out is what I have to do if I want this random option

  40. Betty Walker
    September 8, 2010 at 1:33 pm #

    How do I turn off the black border around the photos? I don’t want to have any border showing.

  41. Sleenie
    September 14, 2010 at 1:41 am #

    Thanks..I finally got back to this plug-in and have it working. Thankfully it works in IE also..been having major issues with that as of late.

    Can I have more than one gallery? Different page, different photos and different size.

    If so, what would the naming convention be?

    It works beautifully! Thanks for you hard work.

    • Sleenie
      September 14, 2010 at 1:42 am #

      Acutally the morw I look at it, the only thing that would change would be the filename right?

  42. Sleenie
    September 14, 2010 at 1:30 pm #

    It isn’t working for me to get a second gallery working the way the first one did. Is it possible? I may be missing something..

  43. IG Webs
    September 14, 2010 at 7:53 pm #

    Hi, I love your plugin but like Betty Walker I like to get rid of the black border or actually the black backgoround or at least be able to change the size of the background to match the size of the pictures.

    • Danny
      September 19, 2010 at 1:03 am #

      Hi IG Webs,

      I just figured that out. In new-simple-gallery.js look for visibility:’visible’, background:’black’ and change black to white.

      • Admin
        September 19, 2010 at 5:09 am #


  44. Danny
    September 19, 2010 at 12:56 am #

    Great plugin, Downloaded a few hours ago and am running a slide show. One problem though, I need to centre align the slideshow in my page / posts. Where and what should I modify.


    • Admin
      September 19, 2010 at 5:12 am #

      function nsg_widget($args)
      echo $before_widget . $before_title;
      echo get_option('nsg_title');
      echo $after_title;
      echo $after_widget;

      find above function in the new-simple-gallery.php file, and add the center align, see below.

      add "nsg_show();" this line with in one div tag and make that div text-align equal to center.

      • Todd
        September 24, 2010 at 6:50 am #

        please show example of how to wrap that in div tag

  45. Ankit
    September 20, 2010 at 7:23 am #

    My menu drop down goes behind the plugin. What to do?

  46. Frank
    September 23, 2010 at 2:03 pm #

    Here’s what I have learned installing this plugin. Hopefully it will make more sense to some folks:

    Pictures are FTP’d into a folder (e.g. wp-content/upolads/pluginimages)

    I named mine ABCD0001.jpg, ABCD0002.jpg, etc just to make it easy.

    Edit the file /wp-content/plugins/new-simple-gallery/new-simple-gallery.xml
    (you can use a text editor or whatever.)

    for each image, you have these lines of code:
    Title you want to appear on mouseover

    in this example, I don’t have a link for this picture.
    For each picture repeat this code, just changing the picture file name and title if need be.

    In my WordPress page, I just pasted this code:


    you can make other adjustments in the plugin Settings from the WP dashboard. Otherwise, it works great.

    If anyone can tell me how to:
    1) center the Title
    2) Make title always on (not just mouseover)

    I would greatly appreciate it

  47. Frank
    September 23, 2010 at 2:07 pm #

    sorry..the example code I just posted didn’t appear correctly.

    Here’s what it should look like

  48. Trista
    September 23, 2010 at 10:07 pm #

    The plugin is really easy to use but it is conflicting with my drop-down menus and causing it not to drop down from the top navigation.

    Seems like your jquery-1.2.6.pack.js is conflicting with my

    Please let me know how to resolve this. I would love to use your plugin but need to have drop-down in the navigation. Thank you.

  49. Todd
    September 24, 2010 at 7:21 am #

    Two solutions in one. For the drop down menu hiding behind the image and for getting the gallery centered, I did this:
    I put the gallery php code inside of two layers of div tags. (the javascript needs absolute position which sticks it upper right) —

    so the first outer div positions things on your page. then use CSS and give the inner div a width:500px; and margin:auto; auto margin will center that div inside the other div but needs a width to work. then using CSS for the menu I gave the outer div a z-index: 1; and the div container that has the menu in it I gave it a higher z-index:9; and that way it floats on top. Be careful with z-index it can mess things up, but it works if you’re careful, and can be fun. nice plugin, thanks.

  50. Lieuwe
    September 24, 2010 at 8:25 am #

    Nice plugin!
    If I wonna use it in a sidebar, how can I specify the folder with the right pictures. (On a post/page I know how to work with multiple files, but nut on a sidebar)

  51. Todd
    September 24, 2010 at 8:31 am #

    please advise how to set pause for longer than ’10’ seconds, the field for pause is limited to 4 digits… need a longer delay. thanks

    • Gopi R
      September 24, 2010 at 4:07 pm #

      Hi admin setting page we have option to update pause time. open the main plug-in page “new-simple-gallery.php” and find the sentence.

      echo 'Pause:<input maxlength="4" style="width: 100px;" type="text" value="';

      in this just increase that maxlength attribute value and re upload it into server.

  52. Steve-O
    September 24, 2010 at 11:06 pm #

    Hi, Nice plugin. Just a couple issues though.

    The buttons for pause, left, right and play are not showing up. The images are in the plugin folder and the code was not altered, but those images are not appearing.

    also, for a gallery that displays images in both the landscape and portrait formats, is there a way to make the portrait image centered? right now it is on the left side and I would rather have it centered.


    • Admin
      September 25, 2010 at 5:30 am #

      new-simple-gallery.js , just open this java-script file from the plug-in folder and find the name “left.gif” ,”play.gif”, “right.gif” and make all images into full url.


      • Steve-O
        September 25, 2010 at 2:35 pm #

        Thanks so much for the quick reply. I was able to get the button images to show up now.

        How about the ability to center images in the slideshow. Is there any way to do this?

        Thanks again!

  53. ilithya
    September 28, 2010 at 6:58 pm #

    HI Gopi,

    I was trying this other plugin from you to see if in this one then I cycle the slideshow 1 time it could stop in the last slide.

    But is the same situation as in the Superb slideshow.

    Any clue how could I stop the slideshow after 1 cycle in my last slide, instead of the first one??

    Very much appreciated as always :)

  54. Sarah
    October 4, 2010 at 5:41 pm #

    I love this gallery. It does exactly what I want. – except, is there a way to stop the mouseover options from showing? I don’t want the option to forward onto the next image manually, etc. and don’t want the grey bar popping up at the bottom on the gallery with these options.

    Thanks so much!

  55. Harry
    October 6, 2010 at 2:44 pm #

    I’m a beginner here – so could you explain in more detail how to set the cycle to random in the keyword?


    The only thing that I didn’t find out is what I have to do if I want this random option

  56. SDCPune
    October 7, 2010 at 3:18 pm #

    This is a great plugin and fully functional. As mentioned by the author;
    a) supply full path to the images of Left, Play, Pause, Right. Then these controls start showing up and they work well.
    b) jQuery library dependency. Yes while using it in your wordpress site, you very well have your own jQuery lib (probably already loaded due to some other plugins). So to remove the dependency on external jQuery file do this;
    b1) Open “new-simple-gallery.php” and REMOVE the lines that were reading out “jquery-1.2.6.pack.js”. Like line 63, 153.
    b2) Open “new-simple-gallery.js” and add this line into it;
    “var $ = jQuery.noConflict();” [Remove quotes]
    Then this plugin become super simple content slidder and easy to embed it directly into the pages using the shortcode.

    BIG thanks to the author – Gopi. All of the plugins done very well.

    • stonecoldcnc
      November 7, 2010 at 8:19 am #

      Thanks SDCPune your post above helped me to fix the conflict with another plugin.

      If you have a conflict with another plugin try the steps as SDCPune has explained, it worked for me


      b) jQuery library dependency. Yes while using it in your wordpress site, you very well have your own jQuery lib (probably already loaded due to some other plugins). So to remove the dependency on external jQuery file do this;
      b1) Open “new-simple-gallery.php” and REMOVE the lines that were reading out “jquery-1.2.6.pack.js”. Like line 63, 153.
      b2) Open “new-simple-gallery.js” and add this line into it;
      “var $ = jQuery.noConflict();” [Remove quotes]

      BTW paste this “var $ = jQuery.noConflict();” into the first line of “new-simple-gallery.js” to make it work.

      Great Plugins Gopi – Thank you

  57. ilithya
    October 13, 2010 at 5:13 pm #

    Hi Gopi and all,

    I was able to solve my problem on my own. Thought I’d share.

    Any clue how could I stop the slideshow after 1 cycle in my last slide, instead of the first one??

    I had to change the loop in the js file: “new-simple-gallery.js” (line 110)
    var imgindex=(keyword==”next”)? (setting.curimage<totalimages-1? setting.curimage+1 : 0)

    change it to:
    var imgindex=(keyword=="next")? (setting.curimage<totalimages-1? setting.curimage+1 : totalimages-1)

    Happy coding everyone!

    • Gopi R
      October 14, 2010 at 4:06 am #

      ilithya, great work, thanks for sharing….

  58. Jim
    October 14, 2010 at 3:36 pm #

    I am using this plugin and the simple Real Estate plugin which I really need to ahve. Your plugin interferes with the other plugin and their support team tells me there is a broken javascript in your plugin. I don’t know what they are saying but when I deactive your plugin the problem goes away. Can you help please to correct this as I really like your plugin and want to use it.

    • Admin
      October 14, 2010 at 3:57 pm #

      Hi, its not a broken link, may be both the plug-in java script conflict each other. just deactivate other plug-in and see this plugin.

  59. Jim
    October 14, 2010 at 5:30 pm #

    Your plugin works fine but I also need the other one. Why do they conflict and can it be fixed?

  60. Elijah Quiros
    October 18, 2010 at 4:02 am #

    been following ur site around three days. really like what you posted. by the way i will be conducting a research relating to this topic. do you happen to know any other great sites or perhaps online forums in which I might get more info? thanks a lot.

  61. D Acree
    November 2, 2010 at 3:48 pm #

    I wanted to share with other users a trick I have not seen in the documentation.

    HOW TO ADD A LINK TO AN IMAGE in the gallery.

    Just add to your code URL HERE



    Have not figured out how to set it to open in a new window, but am working on it.

  62. j.greer
    November 13, 2010 at 4:52 am #

    This part of the code is not working for me:
    Option – 2 : use below mentioned code in the page or post.

    code available in admin page

    When I enter this into my page it simply shows code available in admin page as text within my page.

  63. Ajen
    November 18, 2010 at 11:15 pm #

    Hi. I added your new simple gallery plugin and I am not receiving a picture. I reviewed the files in edit mode and noticed that the new-simple-gallery/new-simple-gallery.xml is noted as (inactive). I followed your directions exactly, so I am not sure why this file was made inactive. Do you have any ideas how to resolve this?

    Thanx in advance….

  64. Hans
    November 29, 2010 at 9:22 pm #

    Is is possible to give a image no target link? I don’t want to give the slideshow links. Can i make it not clickable?

  65. Sclaidlaw
    December 8, 2010 at 5:14 pm #

    This question remains unanswered: how to add multiple galleries?

    If I have a gallery on the homepage, how do I add a different sized gallery to the sidebar? WordPress isn’t picking up the bracketed code when it’s in the sidebar.


    • TomQ
      February 2, 2011 at 10:55 am #

      if you save different xml files in the same format as new-simple-gallery.xml & upload them to the same directory you can link to them separately


      if you upload files named:

      you link them like below:



  66. axi
    December 14, 2010 at 8:01 pm #

    hi :-)

    I have two galleries on my hp right now. One in the sidebar, working great! And one other in on a page, this one shows the wrong size, just about 20px smaller in width and height than the .xml linked pictures and I can`t puzzle out why. [new-simple-gallery=filename=500.xml&width=500&height=333] (exact size of the pictures)

  67. sunnydt
    January 13, 2011 at 3:47 pm #

    Please tell me how I can remove the initial black loading background before the gallery has loaded. I need it to be white. Thank you for any help.

  68. Andy
    January 14, 2011 at 1:46 pm #

    Hi. Is there a way of setting the images to be centred vertically- I’ve altered the gallery size to be square, to suit most of my images, but I’d like the few landscape images to be displayed in the middle, rather than at the very top. Thanks.

  69. Andy
    January 14, 2011 at 3:03 pm #

    …or better still… is there a way of defining the background colour?

  70. TomQ
    February 2, 2011 at 10:50 am #

    how do I change the target so that the photo opens in a lightbox instead of using “_top” or “_new”

    can I integrate the standard wordpress .lightbox?

    or…can you integrate the pop-up code you used for this gallery (


  71. Tomek
    February 4, 2011 at 12:10 am #


    There is a little problem on my site.

    I’ve put the slideshow into my header, but when i’m trying to view subpages list from the menu it is under the photos, so there is impossible to see anything. Please tell me how to put this list on the top.

    Thanks a lot!

    • TomQ
      February 7, 2011 at 1:56 pm #

      I can’t remember what this is exactly, but I remember I had this problem and it was due to flash.

      z-indexes etc won’t work.

      google sub-menu float over flash – its something to do with wmode=transparent tags in flash (i seem to remember two being needed for diff browsers)

      not fully sure if this applies here though

  72. Jim
    February 4, 2011 at 10:10 pm #

    When I change the background to white in the JavaScript file to get rid of the black border, I get the word null displaying on the left hand corner of the gallery in light gray and it seems to be in sync with pictures rotating out/in. Is there a way to get rid of the word null? It even shows through the image title on top.

  73. anthony
    February 5, 2011 at 6:48 pm #

    I still can not get any images to show up? Should the test images work when I install the plug-in? All I get on my screen is a black Square? Any thoughts?

  74. Brian
    February 11, 2011 at 8:10 pm #

    Hi i’m having real trouble changing the images, I have followed much advice on this forum and nothing seems to change, so here are a few questions from a novice.

    1. where do i upload the photo to? I have uploaded it to my wp admin, my cpanel and it is saved on my computer, which will be best?

    2. Do I need a xml editing tool or will cpanel do the job?

    3. could you give me a simple step by step process for changing the images with as little jargon as possible!

    I love the plugin and hope you can help me get it working. :)

  75. Jason
    February 19, 2011 at 7:46 pm #

    great plugin. I installed it and just set it up a few minutes ago. I use it as a sidebar feature, but I’m only seeing the images rotating on my mac in safari. In windows i only see a black box using Explorer and Firefox. Any suggestions how to fix this? I’m assuming it’s my error but I’m lost at this point. thanks

  76. Ros
    February 20, 2011 at 12:49 pm #

    Hi Gopi, I love your gallery plugin! I’ve installed it on a test page on my site, and it’s working well. The only thing I can’t see is how to change the size of the gallery now it’s embedded in the page.

    You say: For page & post width & height depends on the string. Could you tell me where I can find this – which of the plugin files is it in?

    Many thanks!


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  79. Peter
    April 7, 2011 at 8:03 am #

    Thanks for your useful application.

    As a widget, I must set cycles greater than 0 so it will autostart. I would like to set cycle number high, but maximum is 9 – is that correct?

    • Admin
      April 7, 2011 at 9:11 am #

      yes, you can sent 9 also..

  80. dylan
    April 10, 2011 at 6:35 am #

    so this isn’t for my website, so the gallery wont resize no matter what i do, Ive gone into the settings and resized it to the size of the pictures but still getting a 200 x 300 picture.

    Is there some where in the codding i need to look at?

    • admin
      April 10, 2011 at 8:44 am #

      its widget or short code??

      if any problem in the value it always choose the default value 300..

  81. dylan
    April 10, 2011 at 2:56 pm #

    short code.

  82. Neil
    April 14, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

    I installed the Simple Controls Gallery “simplegallery1″ and like the results a lot except for a problem I can’t fix when using Internet Explorer 8.

    I am having a problem with the word “null” showing up in the upper left corner for each image in the gallery when using IE 8. Works fine with other browsers, but IE8 comes up with “null” and the image.

    Here is the link to my site using the gallery:

    • Admin
      April 15, 2011 at 1:06 am #

      I will check and let u know

      • Admin
        April 15, 2011 at 1:19 am #

        Can you tel me your using this “new simple gallery” or any other script??

        • Admin
          April 15, 2011 at 1:21 am #

          I have tested the given link. its look like your using some different script not this plugin :)

          • Elmer
            May 2, 2011 at 1:05 pm #

            It is a problem with the plugin script though. Jim (February 4, 2011 at 10:10 pm) suggested already that this had something to do with changing the color from white to black, but that just makes the null visible; it was in fact already there. My site has the same issue in IE8. In Firefox and Chrome it’s all good. After opening the site in IE, look on the top left of the slideshow, you can still see 1/3 of the ‘n’. When using Firefox Lite it turns out the ‘n’ is actually the starting letter of ‘null’ that is captured in a div, see below:


            I’ve tried to see which ‘null’ this is in the .js file, but can’t figure out how to solve this. IE also returns a yellow triangle indicating an error. I’m assuming these issues are related.

            Any ideas?

          • Elmer
            May 2, 2011 at 1:16 pm #

            Well, should have known that the page would try to visualize the code after posting and it did. Trying again to post the code (you can image the starting and closing divs yourself I hope):

            class=”gallerylayer” style=”Z-INDEX: 999; POSITION: absolute; FILTER: alpha(opacity=100); ZOOM: 1; TOP: 0px; LEFT: 0px” jQuery1304341299939=”10″>null

  83. Ian
    April 20, 2011 at 9:33 pm #


    I’ve spent ages now reading all these comments and still no further to the solution.

    I have tried everything in the book to change the presentation size of the slideshow. I’ve changed the setting within the Plugin area, I’ve changed the &width sizes within the text written in the page. No matter what I do, nothing changes.

    A simple guide would be most helpful….

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  85. Sean
    April 27, 2011 at 8:44 am #

    Just installed New Simple gallery on my WP 3.0.4 Site. All going great, until I published the page.

    The back, forward and play/pause buttons do not display properly, they are displayed as “question marks”.

    In the WP page preview mode it looked perfect but as soon as I published the page the buttons got confused :-) Any ideas?

    Thanks, Sean.

    • Gopi R
      April 27, 2011 at 9:10 am #

      Answer available in the FAQ section..

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  87. Tamra
    April 27, 2011 at 3:57 pm #

    Your plugin is great, just what I need. However in wp 3.1 it gives lots of error messages like:

    register_sidebar_widget is deprecated since version 2.8! Use wp_register_sidebar_widget() instead.


    has_cap was called with an argument that is deprecated since version 2.0!

    these cause the dashboard to crash. Do you have any plans to upgrade this plugin?

  88. Daryl
    May 12, 2011 at 7:13 pm #

    This is a great plugin! I have scanned the comments section and I am still unclear as to how I can center images within the gadget display. I have the plugin enabled in a sidebar where the width is set to 300 pixels. If I size the gallery smaller than 300 pixels in width (which is what I want to do) the images left justify. How can I center the images?

    I have found other posts alluding to this question but the answers are not clear. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!

  89. Gopi R
    May 20, 2011 at 1:18 pm #

    Answer for the comment

    May 2, 2011 at 1:05 pm (Edit)

    This problem bcos of wrong XML file format.


    • Elmer
      July 7, 2011 at 9:10 pm #

      Nope, XML file was fine, as you and I both saw during our email conversation. Problem keeps occurring, I have now switched to WordPress Gallery Slideshow. Works like a charm.

  90. Ulf
    July 10, 2011 at 9:20 pm #

    Hello, Can you disable the navigation on the slider?

    I don’t want people to pause, or go back/forward? I want to remove the OnFocus event completly.

    Other than that Great plugin!

  91. eniack
    July 14, 2011 at 9:23 pm #

    Hi, the easiest way to disable the navigation panel is to go to the new-simple-gallery/new-simple-gallery.js file, and in the second line, in “var simpleGallery_navpanel”, change height to 0px :)

  92. katm
    July 17, 2011 at 9:35 pm #


    This plugin has been great, but our images have stopped automatically rotating. This has happened after editing the stylesheet and header of the blog to allow for a navigation bar. I can’t get it to work again and don’t know what I’ve changed. How can I get the gallery up and running again? Any help would be appreciated.


  93. Johneen
    July 21, 2011 at 3:49 am #

    Hi – I’m wondering if you have a plugin which works like the one under the heading “shop the look” on this page: where I can show a row of thumbnails that users can scroll back and forward manually, and each has its own clickable URL?

    Thanks so much!

    • Admin
      July 21, 2011 at 4:38 am #

      We will do this… at present u check this plugin “Horizontal motion gallery” in the list…

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  97. N8Zim
    September 30, 2011 at 1:12 am #

    I’m really excited to use your plugin thank you so much for creating it.

    I’m running into a Jquery conflict. If I upload the plugin without any changes it works but my Menu vanishes. If i edit the code as is quoted below as soon as I remove the lines in “new-simple-gallery.php” the galley disappears. Have there been any updates that would prevent this fix from working?


    b) jQuery library dependency. Yes while using it in your wordpress site, you very well have your own jQuery lib (probably already loaded due to some other plugins). So to remove the dependency on external jQuery file do this;
    b1) Open “new-simple-gallery.php” and REMOVE the lines that were reading out “jquery-1.2.6.pack.js”. Like line 63, 153.
    b2) Open “new-simple-gallery.js” and add this line into it;
    “var $ = jQuery.noConflict();” [Remove quotes]

    Thanks again!

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  107. daniel
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    How to i make the slide to start playing autmatically

  108. daniel
    December 7, 2011 at 1:12 pm #

    How do i make the slide to play automatically?

    I can not seem to figure it out.

    Thank you

  109. David
    December 12, 2011 at 9:37 pm #

    I had the slider working well on my local host, and I have just uploaded it to my live site, however I am getting some error codes on the page where it should be displayed, can anybody shed some light on what might be the problem. I have changed all the url link in the xml files but need direction to fix error code.

    Warning: DOMDocument::load() [domdocument.load]: URL file-access is disabled in the server configuration in /homepages/5/d381767422/htdocs/wp-content/plugins/new-simple-gallery/new-simple-gallery.php on line 134

    Warning: DOMDocument::load( [domdocument.load]: failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /homepages/5/d381767422/htdocs/wp-content/plugins/new-simple-gallery/new-simple-gallery.php on line 134

    Warning: DOMDocument::load() [domdocument.load]: I/O warning : failed to load external entity “” in /homepages/5/d381767422/htdocs/wp-content/plugins/new-simple-gallery/new-simple-gallery.php on line 134

  110. Mar
    December 15, 2011 at 6:39 am #

    Thank you very much for the plugin. I was wondering it would be possible to make the slideshow pause when hovering.
    Thank you

  111. Md Rajib Hossain
    January 2, 2012 at 1:25 pm #

    I have the images stored on my site, I can get to them via a simple web browser.

    What is confusing is all the tags and info in the xml file.

    I have an xml file editor, but what lines are needed at the beginning and then at the end.

    I assume i should be able to copy the middle section over and over again for each picture.

    Sorry, this probably seems like a silly question.

  112. Belcher
    January 19, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

    Love your plugins! I have an issue though, i changed the size of the gallery and my pictures to 900×600, it displays the picture but pushes it down and to the right about 1/4″ leaving a black space on the top and left of the picture, please see website for a visual. What am i doing wrong and what do i have to change? And thanks again for all you do!

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  115. Sean
    April 13, 2012 at 1:48 am #

    Hi, I have just downloaded the update and it has changed my thumbails from 5 in a row to 4. How can I revert it to 5?

    • Admin
      April 13, 2012 at 1:53 am #

      there is no thumbnails images in this plugin

  116. Missy
    April 23, 2012 at 11:59 pm #

    I want something like this on my sidebar but for my posts, not images. Which one of your plugins does this?

    Let me know.


  117. Serkan
    May 1, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

    Hi, thanks for so many plugins for free!
    I’d like to retrieve 973x1300px images from another website and show them in my sidebar widget in 240x320px, which is the widget size, but I can’t. Is there anyway to achieve this?

  118. sarwan
    May 3, 2012 at 6:38 pm #

    Love your plugins. still Learning?????

    My menu drop down goes behind the plugin. What to do?
    Please help.

  119. SHAH
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    1- For attach Heeding of Each page, or Home Page.
    2-Control the pictures size’s,
    3 -Play Continually,
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    Hope, i will have your answers ASAP. with HTML ( for WP) Codes & Target past point. (them script or Created pages) This code- [new-simple-gallery=filename=new-simple-gallery.xml&width=400&height=300]

    Thanks for your kind Understanding & Keep Continue Your Great support to us, for fulfill our site design related tools needs.

  120. rdecline
    June 19, 2012 at 4:32 pm #

    gallery stopped working after upgrade to WP 3.4 using Atahulapa 3.7.7, just get black boxes where galleries should be now. worked fine before upgrade.

    not browser related as i can see demos on plugin website.

  121. Belcher
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    upgraded to new simple gallery version 4 and WP 3.4 and all of my galleries stopped working. any idea why? and how to fix it??

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  124. Steve
    May 7, 2013 at 5:05 pm #

    In the settings for the plugin the instructions say: “The cycles option when set to 0 will cause the slideshow to rotate perpetually,while any number larger than 0 means it will stop after N cycles.”

    I don’t want it to cycle at all. How do I do this?

    • Admin
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