ZenGallery: a minimalist image gallery for Orchard
There are quite a few image gallery modules for Orchard but
they were not invented here I wanted something a lot less sophisticated that would be as barebones and minimalist as possible out of the box, to make customization extremely easy. So I made this, in less than two days (during which I got distracted a lot).
Nwazet.ZenGallery uses existing Orchard features as much as it can:
- Galleries are just a content part that can be added to any type
- The set of photos in a gallery is simply defined by a folder in Media
- Managing the images in a gallery is done using the standard media management from Orchard
- Ordering of photos is simply alphabetical order of the filenames (use 1_, 2_, etc. prefixes if you have to)
- The path to the gallery folder is mapped from the content item using a token-based pattern
- The pattern can be set per content type
- You can edit the generated gallery path for each item
- The default template is just a list of links over images, that get open in a new tab
- No lightbox script comes with the module, just customize the template to use your favorite script.
- Light, light, light.
Rather than explaining in more details this very simple module, here is a video that shows how I used the module to add photo galleries to a product catalog:
Adding a gallery to a product catalog
You can find the module on the Orchard Gallery:
The source code is available from BitBucket: