Joomla gallery extensions are quite popular and the reason is simple: Almost every site needs a gallery. This blog post is a mini-presentation of our new Joomla Gallery component: Showtime Image Gallery. We will look at the two unique features that Showtime Image Gallery brings into Joomla Galleries.
Joomla 3.7 introduced custom fields opening a whole new era of possibilities for developers and site builders. Showtime Image Gallery is the first Joomla gallery extension to support custom fields. In simple words, this means that you can add infinite galleries to your Joomla articles and each one of them can have its own settings.
This way you have total control of your galleries regarding the rendering position, the access level, and the language. Custom fields give you also the ability to chose where they will be rendered in editing form. You can place the gallery custom field in a separate tab following the pattern that many other popular content extensions are using (K2 for example). Showtime is the only Joomla Gallery with this amazing feature!
Make sure to check the video below for a quick demonstration of Showtime Image Gallery custom fields integration.
Showtime Image Gallery is also the first Joomla gallery to provide live previews for galleries inserted inside the editor. The preview gives the user a quick overview of the gallery. The preview box also includes edit and remove buttons so you can manage the gallery quickly, directly from the editor.
Previews of the galleries is an important feature that vastly improves the editing experience. It's a feature that's already used in other CMS like WordPress and users really like it. Joomla has all the required plugin events so all extension developers should move from the ugly curly brackets to something more meaningful and helpful for the user. This is something that even the core plugins should do, improving the user experience of Joomla in overall. Let's make our beloved Joomla more user-friendly! Again, Showtime is the only Joomla gallery extension that has this feature!
The following video demonstrates the Showtime Image Gallery editor previews in Joomla Articles.
Last but not least, we want to make a list of all the useful features that you can find in Showtime Image Gallery for Joomla:
Showtime Image Gallery is the most complete, modern, easy, user-friendly Joomla gallery extension ever made. It comes with some unique features that make it stand out from the competition. If you get this extension we hope that you really enjoy it. If you have any suggestions for improvements or new features please feel free to use our contact form. We would love to hear any thoughts!