This plugin is quite minimalist. It generates galleries with no pagination, no sub-galleries, and no descriptions. See my gallery for an example of what it looks like.
brew install imagemagick sudo gem install RMagick sudo gem install exifr
That's what I had to do on OS X. You may need to use different commands.
cp gallery_generator.rb jekyll-site/_plugins/ cp gallery_index.html jekyll-site/_layouts/ cp gallery_page.html jekyll-site/_layouts/
Copy your image directories into
jekyl-site/photos/. Here's what my directory structure looks like:
% ls jekyll-site/photos best/ chile_trip/ japan_trip/ % ls jekyll-site/photos/chile_trip IMG_1039.JPG IMG_1046.JPG IMG_1057.JPG ...
jekyll and be patient. It can take a while to generate all the thumbnails on the first run. After that, you should have pretty pictures.
If you want to have a different path than
gallery_dir in your
_config.yml. You can also set favorite images that get shown on the index page. Here's what my
_config.yml looks like:
gallery_dir: photos galleries: chile_trip: best_image: IMG_1068.JPG japan_trip: best_image: IMG_0690.JPG best: best_image: snaileo_gonzales.jpg
If you don't set a
best_image for a gallery, the generator will use the last image. All images and galleries are sorted chronologically by the best_image.