Image gallery

Introduction

This script creates an image gallery. The script reads all images from a specific (user-defined) folder in the assets directory of Hugo, automagically crops them to 300px squares and shows them in rows of five.

How it works

The script searches for any file in the folder ‘album’ in the assets directory of Hugo. It creates an image tag with a thumbnail for these images. The thumbnail is a 300 pixel wide square cropped version of the image. The script wraps the thumbnail in a link, which links to a larger version and will trigger a lightbox if present. The caption is the file name without extension.

Shortcode installation

Step 1. Download the file image-gallery.html
Step 2. Save the file in the ‘layouts/shortcodes directory of your project
Step 3. Add the following line to your content on the place where you want the image gallery to appear:

{{< image-gallery gallery_dir="album" >}}

Template installation

Step 1. Download the file image-gallery.html
Step 2. Save the file in the ‘layouts/partials directory of your project
Step 3. Add the following line to your layout on the place where you want the image gallery to appear:

{{ .Scratch.Set "gallery_dir" "album" }}  
{{ partial "image-gallery" . }}