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The WP-SimpleViewer plugin allows you to easily create SimpleViewer galleries with WordPress. SimpleViewer is a free, customizable Flash image gallery. Images and captions can be loaded from the WordPress Media Library or from Flickr.

Get full instructions and support at the WP-SimpleViewer Homepage.

Upgrade to SimpleViewer-Pro

SimpleViewer-Pro supports advanced customization options, no branding, unlimited images and more. To upgrade the WP-SimpleViewer plugin to SimpleViewer-Pro, check here.


WP-SimpleViewer developed by SimpleViewer Inc.

Terms Of Use

WP-SimpleViewer may be used for personal and/or commercial projects. View Terms of Use



  1. Download the WP-SimpleViewer plugin. Unzip the plugin folder on your local machine.
  2. Upload the complete plugin folder into your WordPress blog’s ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. If the the ‘/wp-content/uploads/’ folder does not exist, create it and give it write permissions (777) using an FTP program.


Before installing, please confirm your web server meets the following requirements. If you are not sure, contact your web host tech support.

  • WordPress Version 2.8 or higher.
  • PHP version 5.2.0 or higher.
  • The ‘/wp-content/uploads/’ folder must exist and have full access permissions (777).
  • PHP DOM extension is enabled (this is the default, however some web hosts may disable this extension).
  • Active theme must call the wp_head function in it’s header.php file.

Upgrading from v1.5.4

Please note that upgrading to the new plugin will cause galleries created with the old plugin not to display. Check here for the solution.


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Contributors & Developers

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  • Fixed bug whereby defaults could not be set and galleries could not be edited in WebKit browsers
  • Fixed bug whereby ‘NextGEN Gallery’ and ‘Picasa Web Album’ galleries did not display
  • Fixed bug whereby submission could be performed remotely

  • Supports SimpleViewer v2.3.2
  • Added support for using Picasa Album Id as well as Picasa Album Name
  • Fixed ‘PHP Notice’ in WordPress Debug Mode
  • Improved gallery settings window layout
  • Ensured all external CSS and JavaScript files are loaded only when required
  • Removed deprecated code

  • Added support for adding gallery in QuickPress widget on Dashboard page via media button
  • Added support for CKEditor and FCKEditor
  • Added support for reversing image order for ‘Media Library’ galleries
  • Added tooltip text on ‘Manage Galleries’ page
  • Fixed bug whereby default Pro Options appeared in gallery Pro Options text area in edit gallery form
  • Fixed bug whereby gallery did not display under certain conditions
  • Fixed bug whereby Picasa Web Album did not display if Picasa User Id or Picasa Album Name contained whitespace
  • Fixed bug whereby plugin did not activate successfully under certain conditions
  • Fixed bug whereby XML data was not generated dynamically under certain WordPress installations
  • Fixed HTML errors on ‘Manage Galleries’ page
  • Fixed incompatibility with ThemeForest Evermore theme
  • Fixed server paths in backup and restore Pro ‘svcore’ folder routines
  • Fixed visual input field issues in WebKit browsers
  • Ensured all XML files use UTF-8 encoding
  • Ensured only accepted images are included in galleries
  • Ensured only required attributes are included in dynamically generated XML files
  • Ensured only required resource files are included in administration pages
  • Ensured only single SimpleViewer shortcode tag is inserted in page or post when user clicks ‘Add Gallery’ button multiple times
  • Improved support for WordPress capabilities
  • Improved error handling when unable to include SimpleViewer shortcode in page or post
  • Removed deprecated code
  • Removed ‘default.xml’ file
  • Clean color and opacity values
  • Clean numeric gallery configuration option values
  • Custom default values no longer overwritten when updating plugin
  • Disabled non-layout and gallery-specific options on ‘Set Default Values’ page
  • Media Library gallery message displays ‘Upload/Insert’ or ‘Add Media’ depending on version of WordPress installed
  • Moved all inline CSS to external stylesheets
  • Optimized code
  • Pro ‘svcore’ folder no longer overwritten when updating plugin
  • Standard Options from the Pro Options text area are no longer entered into the output XML files

  • Added support for ‘Include Featured Image’ in ‘Media Library’ galleries
  • Fixed bug preventing Dashboard menu links from being displayed in certain installations
  • Pro Options are now case-insensitive
  • ‘Delete All Galleries’ button changed to ‘Delete All Data’ as button now cleanly removes all plugin-related data rather than just resetting options


  • Supports SimpleViewer v2.3.1
  • Added support for ‘Picasa Web Album’ as source of images
  • Added support for WordPress installations on https:// secure servers
  • XML file now created dynamically so no need to edit gallery or post to rebuild static XML file
  • Made distinction between pages and posts throughout plugin
  • Fixed bug allowing multiple gallery shortcodes to be entered into each post
  • Fixed bug whereby duplicate calls were made to certain methods
  • Fixed bug whereby corrupt NextGEN Gallery installation caused NextGEN-sourced gallery to fail


  • Added support for ‘NextGEN Gallery’ as source of images
  • Added ability to delete all galleries and reset Gallery Id to zero
  • Added ability to set/reset default values for gallery options
  • Improved and restructured code
  • Removed redundant code
  • Fixed incompatibilities with other plugins
  • Multiple bug fixes and enhancements


  • Fixed missing ‘Add SimpleViewer Gallery’ text button
  • Fixed debug mode warnings
  • Supports SimpleViewer v2.3.0


  • Fixed Gallery Sizing Issues
  • Fixed Multiple Flickr Tags
  • Multiple bug fixes and enhancements


  • Fixed Gallery Sizing Issues
  • Fixed Compatibility with different jQuery versions
  • Fixed Page zooming on mobile devices
  • Multiple bug fixes and enhancements


  • Added Universal Playback
  • Supports SimpleViewer v2.1.2
  • Multiple bug-fixes


  • Added ability to delete galleries
  • Fixed extra quotes in Pro options


  • Supports SimpleViewer v2.0
  • Supports loading images from the WordPress Media Library or via Flickr
  • Compatible with WP 3.0