Envira Gallery Documentation

Documentation, Reference Materials and Tutorials for Envira Gallery

Deeplinking Addon

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.

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:

Step 1 – Create or edit your gallery

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.

Step 2 – Enable Deeplinking on your gallery

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:

Step 3 – Publish or Update your gallery

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.

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.

A: No. Currently, deeplinking is only supported in Envira galleries.

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.


1.5.0 (05-11-2023)

  • Fix: PHP 8.2 support.

1.4.9 (11-05-2020)

  • Fix: Resolving issue involving captions showing HTML markup.

1.4.8 (09-05-2020)

  • Fix: Resolving issue involving captions showing HTML markup.

1.4.7 (05-27-2020)

  • Fix: Resolving issue involving blurry video thumbnails in lightbox.

1.4.6 (02-05-2020)

  • Fix: Plugin updater revised.

1.4.5 (12-17-2019)

  • Fix: Minor bug fixes.

1.4.4 (06-04-2019)

  • Added: Whitelabeling for deeplink slug.

1.4.3 (10-16-2018)

  • Fix: Better compatability w/ videos displayed with the Video Addon

1.4.2 (08-22-2018)

  • Enhancement: French translations updated.
  • Fix: Minor bug fixes.

1.4.1 (05-01-2018)

  • Fix: Minor bug fixes.

1.4.0 (04-10-2018)

  • Added: Fancybox3 support.
  • Fix: Minor bug fixes.

1.3.0 (10-18-2017)

  • Fixed: Minor bug fixes

1.2.4 (08-22-2017)

  • Fixed: Conflict with Pagination

1.2.3 (05-16-2017)

  • Fix: Minor bug fixes.

1.2.2 (03-08-2017)

  • Fix: Remove the url when lightbox is closed

1.2.1 (01-19-2017)

  • Fix: Minor bug fixes

1.2.0 (2017-01-10)

  • Fix: Minor bug fixes
  • Update: Compatibility with Social

1.1.3 (2016-12-08)

  • Fix: Moved Option to lightbox tab in admin
  • Fix: Compatibility with Social

1.1.2 (2016-11-07)

  • Fix: Various minor bugs

1.1.1 (2016-11-03)

  • Fix: Various minor bugs

1.1 (2016-09-08)

  • Fix: Deeplinking now available for justified layout.

1.0.9 (2016-09-01)

  • Fix: Resolved a conflict between Deeplinking and Pagination addons.

1.0.8 (2016-02-25)

  • Updated: Spanish Translations

1.0.7 (2016-01-28)

  • Fix: Lightbox would continuously loop when an image had no link for Lightbox to function.

1.0.6 (2015-12-10)

  • Updated: Spanish Translation

1.0.5 (2015-10-01)

  • Fix: Multiple galleries with the same image ID would result in infinite loading loop
  • Fix: Only load deeplinking scripts once for better performance
  • Fix: Made envira_deeplinking Javascript function for third party scripts to directly call / initialise

1.0.4 (2015-08-06)

  • Added: Support for image ID as well as zero based index on deeplinking URLs (resolves issue with Tags Addon compat)

1.0.3 (2015-07-30)

  • Fix: URLs and deplaning working when HTML5 Output option enabled on a Gallery.


  • Full localization support with .pot files.


  • Updated addon to reflect new namespacing.


  • Initial release of the addon.