UPDATE (Feb 20, 2011): #1 and #2 below no longer apply to the CSS. #3 below is still applicable.

UPDATE (Jan 2, 2011): I’m no longer using the below-stated NextGEN Galleryview plugin by Alex Rabe. Instead, I’m using WordPress NextGen GalleryView by John Brien because it has fewer JS conflicts.


1. To customize the display size of images “within” the NextGEN GalleryView gallery, alter:
– File: nggGalleryview/galleryview.css
– (approx) Line 57:

.galleryview .panel img { width: 400px; height: 230px; }

2. To customize the overall size, colors, etc of the NextGEN GalleryView gallery itself:
– File: nggGalleryview/view/gallery-galleryview.php
– (approx) Lines 40-51:

panel_width: 400,
panel_height: 300,
frame_width: 40,
frame_height: 40,
transition_interval: 0,
overlay_color: '#222',
overlay_text_color: 'white',
caption_text_color: '#222',
background_color: 'transparent',
border: 'none',
nav_theme: 'dark',
easing: 'easeInOutQuad'

3. Fixing the monster-sized right arrow when using Thematic Theme Framework for WordPress: http://www.cozmoslabs.com/2010/01/13/wordpress-photo-slideshow/?cid=3259#comment-3259

– File: nggGalleryview/galleryview.css
– Add the following line at the end of the CSS file:

.galleryview .nav-next { width:22px !important; float: none; }

Extra: Sorting the gallery images

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  1. mau on November 2, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Good info, any idea on how to change the order of the images displayed in GalleryView?

    • designparc on November 2, 2010 at 1:34 pm

      I added a screen-shot at the end of the post showing where to sort the Gallery images.

  2. David Kelsen on March 24, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    You are the bomb, Fricking monster size arrow almost gave me a monster size headache

    • Reid Walley on March 24, 2011 at 11:57 pm

      David, I hear ya. I was completely thrown off by it too. So glad the post helped you get ride of that crazy monster-sized arrow.

  3. Greg Mose on December 9, 2011 at 9:07 am

    I’d spent four straight hours trying to solve that ridiculous monster arrow before finding your post. I was ready to give up on a photo gallery altogether. Thank you thank you thank you.

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