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Circles Gallery


3 plugins in one: an Amazing gallery, a Multi-column layout and a “Team members” plugin.

FREE version

  • Easily create galleries with the WordPress media panel
  • Use a handy shortcode to place the gallery where you like
  • Choose the place of the text: inside or outside the circle
  • Customize the text size
  • 5 Fontawesome icons
  • 1 Lightbox
  • 1 mouse hover effect
  • Set the number of columns
  • Set a different number of columns for tablets and smartphones
  • Set the custom width of the circles
  • Use many galleries in the same page or post
  • Choose the back color of the circles
  • Set a fixed or automatic height of the text
  • Set default settings for all galleries

MONO and MULTI versions

all free features plus:

  • Choose from 57 different mouse hover effects!!
  • Open full size images with a lightbox
  • Choose an icon from Fontawesome: 479 available icons!!
  • 6 Lightboxes, choose your favorite one: PrettyPhoto, ColorBox, Swipebox, Lightbox, FancyBox or MagnificPopup
  • 11 available lightbox themes


  • Gallery
  • Team Members
  • Text columns with variable height
  • Text columns with fixed height


For automatic installation:

The simplest way to install is to click on ‘Plugins’ then ‘Add’ and type ‘Circles Gallery’ in the search field.

For manual installation 1:

  1. Login to your website and go to the Plugins section of your admin panel.
  2. Click the Add New button.
  3. Under Install Plugins, click the Upload link.
  4. Select the plugin zip file ( from your computer then click the Install Now button.
  5. You should see a message stating that the plugin was installed successfully.
  6. Click the Activate Plugin link.

For manual installation 2:

  1. You should have access to the server where WordPress is installed. If you don’t, see your system administrator.
  2. Copy the plugin zip file ( up to your server and unzip it somewhere on the file system.
  3. Copy the “circles-gallery” folder into the /wp-content/plugins directory of your WordPress installation.
  4. Login to your website and go to the Plugins section of your admin panel.
  5. Look for “Circles Gallery” and click Activate.


I want to use another lightbox instead of the provided one

The MONO and MULTI licenses bundle 6 different lightboxes. However you can use any other lightbox you want also with the Free license. If you have installed a lightbox plugin then you just need to select “Direct link to image” in the “Lightbox” settings.

What image size should I use?

The size of the images is not important because the final image will be resized to the size of the circle. So you should just be sure to choose a size that is at least big as the size of the circle.

How can I get support?
  • 1 year of support is included only with a MONO or MULTI license:
How can I say thanks?


9-р сар 3, 2016 2 replies
I am trying the plugin, but not conviced for the moment. - Images and hover effect are shifted (cannot find why). - Reordering or deleting images is not easy, as the pictures from the gallery just appears as a numercial list (to know which number every picture have, you need to open the picture inside the media gallery in your browser to see the address http://xxxxxwp-admin/upload.php?item=670) example : [circles_gallery columns="4" size="full" ids="645,644,646,647,648,649,650,651,652,653,654,656,655,657,658,660,659,661,662,663,664,666,665,667,668,669,670,671,672,673,674,675,676,677,679,678,680,681,682,683,684,686,685,687,688,689,690,692,691,693,694,695,696,697,698,699,700,701,702,642"] I hope I will find solutions because round images are nice... thanks for the work done
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  • Bug fix: now you can mix lightbox and linked images


  • Added lightbox groups


  • WordPress 4.2 compatibility


  • removed old permission checks


  • BFI_Thumb is now used to make thumbnails


  • Images are now retrieved via relative url


  • Tested against 4.0.1


  • Removed php notice


  • First release