How to Link Next Gen Gallery Thumbnail Images to URLs

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Are you looking for a way to link Next Gen gallery thumbnail images to URLs? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to link Next Gen gallery thumbnail images to URLs in WordPress.


All you have to do is add this code to your Next Gen’s gallery.php file:


<div class="ngg-gallery-thumbnail" >
			<a href="<?php echo $image->ngg_custom_fields["Link"]; ?>" title="<?php echo $image->description ?>" <?php echo $image->thumbcode ?> >
				<?php if ( !$image->hidden ) { ?>
				<img title="<?php echo $image->alttext ?>" alt="<?php echo $image->alttext ?>" src="<?php echo $image->thumbnailURL ?>" <?php echo $image->size ?> />
				<a href="<?php echo $image->ngg_custom_fields["Link"]; ?>">
<?php echo $image->alttext ?>
				<?php } ?>


You’ll also need to create a custom field ‘LINK’ using a third-party WordPress plugin.

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly add code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

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Comments  Leave a Reply

  1. hi, what the specific file? i try to use setting html link on description field, using caption-view template, but targe attribute doesnt works.
    i post this at WP plugins:

  2. Having installed the latest version of WordPress and NextGen Gallery, it is no longer clear where this code should go. However, it is simply possible to add the HTML href tag to either the title or the caption of an image. That way you can follow the link through the lightbox.

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