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I am currently working on an update for WordPress 2.7+, compatibility for earlier versions will be limited do to the lack of time I have to make it work in all versions of WordPress and the need to provide you with a secure and easy to use plugin.

My comments sections has gotten way out of hand and I have not been able to keep up with the issues. Please direct any bugs to my google code page where I will monitor any plugin issues. A forum will be put in place for any other issues but will not be in place till I have this plugin ready for public use.

If you are interested in testing the newest version, please drop me a line via the contact form and I will point you to where you can download the code and give you any other instructions you may need.

If you are getting a hanging error when trying to add a gallery, please use the code at the following link [] and overwrite all the code in the /photoxhibit/common/inc/px.php file. There is an issue with some servers with a php function that helps with foreign characters and this code helps

Please note: I have not been able to get this plugin updated for WordPress 2.6+, I have been working on getting it updated but I have had very little time.  I am sorry for any inconvenience.

PhotoXhibit, formally Benjamin Sterling Galleries, was born out of the fires of so many not-so-great gallery/image manager plugins for WordPress.

This plugin uses photos from your Flickr, Picasa, and/or SmugMug accounts as well as allows you to upload and build Albums to help you build inviting Photo Galleries on and through out your site.


  • Independent gallery creator for post, pages, and sidebar
  • The ability to create a gallery based of some of the most popular JavaScript based gallery plugins
  • Ability to customize each gallery’s appearance with a styles editor
  • Ability to grab your photos from Flickr, Picasa, and/or SmugMug
  • An easy to use interface for adding photos directly to a post or page from Flickr and SmugMug (Picasa and Albums coming soon)
  • Easily create and upload Albums with a single thumbnail or two different size thumbnails
  • Easily turn features on and off via the options tab

The following list of jQuery plugins are used in PhotoXhibit to help you build out your galleries:


Here are some examples of what the plugin will dump out:


  • Till I have an alternative built in, “allow_url_fopen” must be turned on on your server for the Gallery Builder to work for the services other then Local and Album I have decided to go complete JSONP for all outside service calls.
  • JavaScript must be turned on
  • Flickr and SmugMug requires an API key for the advanced stuff, I am working to removing this requirement, but you will need it in the mean time I resolved this need.


Visit the ever growing FAQ page

Known Issues

  • Opera chokes on some of the jQuery UI stuff
  • IE6 and IE7 are now having issues when building a gallery and you click the next button
  • The Lightbox plugin has the path for the images used hardcoded into the js, so if you going use it, give it the full url to the image Fixed as of 2.0.10
  • Some themes use the_excerpt() on category, archive, tags and search pages and code will be echoed out for these pages for the posts that have a gallery on it. Check out the FAQ on how to get around this.


V2.1.4 – 04.02.2008: v2.1.4 has changes that will now show your images on category, archive and search pages.

V2.1 – 03.23.2008: v2.1 has a ton of new fixes and changes, please view the change log for the full list

V2.0.10 – 03.04.2008: v2.0.10 added the ability to turn off the sliding effect when building a gallery, added the code to start translations, and some other minor additions.

V2.0.8 – 03.01.2008: v2.0.8 has fixes for the “Locally” service, incorrect path for jquery, checks to make sure GD library is installed and added back in the alt text editor for galleries.

V2.0.7 – 02.29.2008: v2.0.7 has some code updates for jQuery and jQuery UI which in turn fixed issues with Opera.

V2.0.6 – 02.28.2008: v2.0.6 has fixes for the Album Manager not working for some people and pulling from the albums in the gallery builder not working.

V2.0.5 – 02.26.2008: v2.0.5 has fixes to the gallery edit, gone completely JSONP for service calls do to servers not supporting certain functions.

V2.0.4 – 02.23.2008: v2.0.4 has a large amount of fixes that should make the overall experience better. I removed the need to have a SmugMug API and working on removing the need to have a Flickr API. Have a look at the changelog for the full list of changes.

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