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Photonic Generic Options shows you how to configure the plugin, change the settings and add custom non bundle ligthbox libraries options.

Last Updated: February 14, 2017

This post will help set up the generic settings for the plugin to function. These settings control the overall WP Gallery display if you choose this plugin to display your images in your website.

Note: These are simple and easy to follow steps, however you still need to test before you publish your website or blog.

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Photonic Generic Options Steps

Step 1 ) Go to Photonic -> Settings -> Generic Options -> Generic settings to start adjusting the settings. See image below.


Step 2 ) The following Generic settings allows you to set up the following options.

  • Create a Custom Shortcode

Inbuilt Lightbox libraries

Non-bundled Lightbox libraries

Step 3 ) The following are also other settings you can configure.

  • Non-bundled Lightbox JS
  • Custom Lightbox CSS
  • Photonic Lightbox for non-Photonic Images (Added in version 1.53)
  • Disable shortcode editing in Visual Editor (Added in version 1.63)
  • Nested Shortcodes in parameters
  • External Link Handling

Default Gallery Type

Step 4 ) The following allows you to set up a Default Gallery Type.

Default Gallery Type

  • WordPress Galleries
  • Flickr
  • Picasa
  • SmugMug
  • 500px.com
  • Zenfolio
  • Instagram

Step 5 ) The following option Custom CSS in its own file when enabled allows Photonic to generate a CSS file so that it can be cached to improve the speed of your site. (Added in version 1.52)

Step 6 ) The following option Deep Linking If enabled, Photonic will generate a unique URL when photo’s thumbnail is clicked. You have three options to choose from. (Added in version 1.58)

  • No deeplinking
  • Enable deeplinking, but don’t add links for clicked images to browser history
  • Enable deeplinking, and add links for clicked images to browser history

Step 7 ) The following Social media integration was added to compliment deep linking. You have the following option. (Added in version 1.58)

  • If deep linking is enabled, Photonic shows social media buttons on the lightbox to facilitate sharing. Select this option to disable social sharing.

Click on the following URL Photonic Generic Options Layouts.

This tutorial will be updated from time to time in accordance to any new changes made by Sayontan Sinha the developer.

If you have any questions please let me know.


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Manuel Ballesta RuizManuel Ballesta Ruiz is a web developer, Blogger and WordPress Enthusiast.

  2 Responses to “Photonic Generic Options”

  1. Hi Manuel,
    You seem to have done a Great job here with tutorials I appreciate it.

    A question I have is can I run a Gallery or 2 or 3 and run an instagram slider in the sidebar of the site also?
    I need to get my head wrapped around this before I get set up on a live site. The URI is the one I left above.

    Thanks so much for your time

    • Hi Brad West, thank you for your question. You can run as many Galleries as you want provided you add the shortcode for each Gallery if they are separate separate Galleries of course.

      In regards to the Instagram there should be no problem. The Instagram I assume is running with a shortcode correct or is it a plugin? Either way adding the plugin or shortcode to your sidebar should not affect Photonic shortcodes.

      Let me know if the above makes sense to you.

      Kind regards

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