Documentation, Reference Materials and Tutorials for Envira Gallery
The Deeplinking Addon for Envira Gallery allows you directly link to any Lightbox image with a unique URL. These URLs are not only indexed for SEO, but they can also directly display your chosen image in the Lightbox view. This tutorial will walk you through the steps on how to create a Deeplinking gallery for Envira.
- Envira Gallery paid license (Pro or higher). Read how to upgrade to one of these licenses here.
- WordPress 4.9+
- Envira Gallery 184.108.40.206+
Installing the Deeplinking Addon is as simple as installing any other addon in the Envira Gallery library. To learn how to install addons, read the addon installation guide here.
Make sure that you install the Deeplinking Addon and activate it:
In order to create deeplinks, you’ll need to have created an Envira gallery. You can deeplink images in an Envira gallery you’ve already made, or in a new one. Follow along with our documentation for creating your first gallery to get started.
Once you’ve installed the Deeplinking Addon, open the gallery that holds the image you want to deeplink. Then scroll down to the settings pane and click the Lightbox tab:
Click the checkbox to Enable Lightbox. Next, find the Enable Deeplinking checkbox toward the bottom of the tab and select it:
Finally, click Publish or Update on your gallery to finalize your changes.
Once you’ve set up deeplinking, each image in the gallery you’ve edited using Lightbox settings will have its own unique URL. If you copy your unique URL then paste it into a new browser window, you’ll see the same image immediately load in the Lightbox view. This makes it easier to share individual pictures with Lightbox while supporting the best SEO practices.
If you’re interested in seeing how it works, check out the live demo here!
Would you like to use the Supersize option for Envira Gallery images? Take a look at our documentation on How to Supersize Lightbox Images.
Q: Can I set up the URL format for the link?
A: We added a WordPress filter
envira_whitelabel_envira_deeplinking_slug that should override the default
enviragallery slug and make possible custom URLs. A document devoted to this is coming soon.
Q: Can I deeplink an Envira album, too?
A: No. Currently, deeplinking is only supported in Envira galleries.
Q: The Deeplinking Addon doesn’t appear in my plugin. Where is it?
A: You can find deeplinking under the Lightbox settings in any gallery. If you do not see an option to enable deeplinking, then ensure that your addon has been activated. If it is active, then try clearing your plugin cache and refreshing the page.