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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: January 27, 2020

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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.

What You Need:

  • Photonic
  • Suffusion Theme (Optional = I added this theme because it is developed by Sayontan Sinha. Both plugin and theme work flawlessly together.)

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
  • Photonic Lightbox for non-Photonic videos (YouTube / Vimeo etc.)
  • Disable shortcode editing in Visual Editor
  • Disable Visual Editing for specific post types
  • Use traditional interface for editing in Visual Editor
  • Globally turn off Workflow Editor
  • Nested Shortcodes in parameters
  • External Link Handling
  • Custom CSS in its own file

Advanced Settings

Step 4 ) Go to Photonic -> Settings -> Generic Settings -> Advanced to set up and configure the following options.

Advanced Settings

  • Turn off SSL verification in calls
  • Increase cURL timeout
  • Performance logging
  • Turn on debug logging

Step 4-a ) At the end of the settings you have three buttons to choose from.

  • Save Page Advanced
  • Reset Page Advanced
  • Delete all options

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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  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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