Our new FooGrid template for FooGallery was released recently and days after, we released an update with a new External Link feature.
This new feature has a variety of uses such as creating a visual resource list, a slick portfolio, and even a gallery of affiliate products.
Here’s an Example
Click a thumbnail to open it (just like a Google image search result). When the larger image opens, notice the link to “View Website”. Go ahead and click that link and imagine how you could use it on your own website or those of your clients.
How It’s Done
Creating this type of gallery with external links requires two things:
- The free FooGallery plugin (and use of the built-in FooGallery Custom URL feature).
- The FooGrid template extension found here.
Gather your images and create your FooGallery.
Enter the image metadata just as you normally would in WordPress but make sure to also enter a URL in the FooGallery Custom URL field.
Select the FooGrid template and assign the proper External Link settings.
Scroll down to the External Link settings in the Gallery Edit page and choose the appropriate options.