Story Show Gallery – vertical gallery, mobile friendly


Story Show Gallery is especially for photographers and all who want to present photos without distracting elements (no arrows and icons around a photo, full screen mode).

SSG is a truly minimalist gallery, site visitors just need to scroll (or touch) to see image by image. Captions are placed according to a photo format – below a photo or next to a photo.

Story Show Gallery is fully compatible with Gutenberg gallery block and it works with existing galleries (no need for set up).

Try Story Show Gallery

Main features:

  • Story Show Gallery is fully responsive and mobile friendly – works on a desktops, tablets and mobiles. In landscape and portrait mode.

  • Story Show Gallery is just a presentation layer, it doesn’t change your existing WordPress galleries in any way.

  • Ready to go out of the box, works with existing galleries and individual images. Story Show Gallery uses standard WordPress gallery, so working with photos stays the same.

  • 3D animation of image thumbnails.

  • According to photo’s dimensions the caption is next to the photo or below the photo to utilize a whole screen.

  • Full screen mode with an unobtrusive scrollbar and cursor. Even dark photos are well visible.

  • Story Show Gallery supports Google analytics. Find out, how long site visitors view each photo and how many times.

  • Every image has its own address, so you can deep link into the gallery to show a part­icular pho­to.

  • Browsing through the gallery by scrolling, tapping or keyboard.

  • Protection of photos from being copied via right click menu.

Snímky obrazovky

  • SSG compares image size vs. screen size and place a caption to optimal position.


Installation is typical there are no special steps.

From WordPress Dashboard:

  1. From your dashboard go to Plugins (in main menu)
  2. Click on “Add New” button and search for “Story Show Gallery”
  3. Install the plugin
  4. Activate it right away
  5. Click on settings link for more options

Plugin downloaded From

  1. Unpack the downloaded package.
  2. Upload the entire directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress.
  4. Click on settings link for more options

Časté dotazy

The gallery doesn’t activate after a click on a thumbnail

Look into Story Show Gallery settings, there is written what to set in such a case.

How to connect Story Show Gallery with Google Analytics?

Create a Google Analytics account and install GA plugin. Statistics are for the entire website (not only photos).
See detailed instructions

How to link into the gallery to show a part­icular pho­to?

By adding a hashtag with the photo’s name after a page url address – see detailed instructions


10. 10. 2019
文字入りや縦長の画像など、様々な種類の画像が入り交じるサイトには、縦スクロールのこのギャラリーは最適だと思います。 However, in the case of my site, [nossg class] did not work in Internet Explorer.
9. 4. 2019
Minimalistic gallery great for photos - no ugly, shining arrows around the photo. Portrait oriented photos has a caption on the left side, it saves vertical space and looks much better. There is not much settings in the admin page.
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Story Show Gallery – vertical gallery, mobile friendly je otevřený software. Následující lidé přispěli k vývoji tohoto pluginu.


Přehled změn


Visual tuning, optimized colors tested on many displays


Speed optimization of the gallery scrolling (much more fluent now) and few fixes and enhacements (better GA and page’s hash, fixed tablet scrolling, fix of restoring page’s position after orientation change)


Bigger photos. Separate galleries for different posts, it plays role when your homepage contains full blogposts.


New full screen mode which works like on You­Tube – it activa­tes after rotating a phone/tablet into landscape mode. Merge CSS styles into one style for better performance.


Optimized launch and orientation change on mobiles. Added a hint for a user. Optimization of CSS styles.


Protection of photos from being copied via right click menu.


Much better positioning of final horizontal menu in the gallery, it is not so empty as before.


Tested with WP 5.2 and PHP 7.3. Tuning of CSS styles. Fixing problems with too general CSS styles of some WP themes.


Better horizontal centering of photo and caption. Minding the notch on mobile phones. New admin design.


Fixing problem with initial grouping of photos, adding fading effect to image transition animation (looks better 🙂


  • Controlling the gallery by CSS classes


  • Initial release