This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Super Zoom Gallery


Yet another gallery plugin. I was looking for a simple gallery where you can
select a thumbnail, see the complete picture in a acceptable size but also have
the oppertunity to see the details of the image. I searched the web for a way
to do this and found the AnythingZoomer, a jQuery Plugin by Chris Coyier. I
originally used this jquery plugin for this WordPress plugin.

In version 0.5 the plugin was completely re-written. The generated HTML is completely different, the JavaScript was re-designed and the CSS was created from scratch. Also inner zoom was introduced.

It works well for e-commerce sites like webshops or as a photo gallery.

It is easy to adapt if you would want to, but the default behaviour should be
very much usable by anybody.

There is a settingspage to customize the images used and wheter or not to over-
write the default gallery shortcode.

If you want to use this gallery, simply use the [superzoomgallery] shortcode in
your post or page, or enable the overwriting of the gallery shortcode and use
the default wordpress [gallery] shortcode in your post or page.

Since this is still an early version, I recommend to test it out first before taking
it to a production site.

If you have any questions or problems, I would be happy to hear from you and help
you if I can!


  • This is a screenshot where you see the thumbnails down below, the selected image and the details of a part of the image. This is a screenshot of a webshop which uses the zoom function to show details of the products.
  • This is a screenshot where you see the thumbnails down below, the selected image and the details of a part of the image. This is a screenshot of a webshop which uses the zoom function to show details of the products.
  • Screenshot of the settingspage. Here you can choose what size images you want to use and some more things
  • Another shot with high details
  • A screenshot with the innerzoom feature
  • A screenshot with the innerzoom feature
  • Captions on the medium size image, the disapear on mouse over


Unzip and activate. There is a settingspage which allows you to select which
image sizes you would like to use and wheter or not to use this gallery as the
main gallery.

(pro) If the default sizes of the images (thumb, medium, full) don’t look very good,
you can add image sizes via your theme. This way you can customize the image sizes.


Can I change the look of the gallery?

Basically, most of style information is in szg-style.css. If you want to
change the HTML, then look in the superzoomgalley.php for the function

I have some problems with my theme. It works great with the default theme.

Hmm, possible a CSS problem. Do not hesitate to contact me on the forum!


Read all 10 reviews

Contributors & Developers

“Super Zoom Gallery” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


Translate “Super Zoom Gallery” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.



  • First version. With settingspanel. Not completely satisfied with the css yet.


  • Minor change, added a link to the settings page from the plugin admin page


  • Bugfix! please upgrade! Error for loading css/js


  • Some improvements on the Javascript, things work better now, removed some stuff


  • Removed some bugs after extensive testing


  • Changed the CSS to avoid some theme problems with the zoomed image


  • Javascript and CSS change to overcome IE7 problems!


  • Javascript changes to fix IE7 bug


  • Some improvements on the zoom functionality around the edges, fixed some css bugs. Cleaned up the JavaScript code. Many thanks to the requests from different users for improvements!


  • Menu order changed (thanks to teuunn for posting the solution to the forum)
  • Multiple galleries on one page now work
  • Caption on thumbnails: show title or subtext (thanks to Sara for requesting and her advice on this feature)
  • Optional use of CSS3 animations if your theme supports them


  • Created a new version because of some svn issues (my fault)


  • Minor CSS change
  • If the caption does not show correctly in your theme, overwrite the div.imageinfobi' anddiv.imageinfosmall’ css classes in your theme!


  • Hiding the thumbnails when there is only one image in the gallery


  • Bugfix


  • Bugfixes


WARNING! test before upgrading!

Complete re-write of the Super Zoom Gallery. Now with innerzoom options. Much better loading performance, better cross browser support.


Width of zoom box when not many thumbnails are present fixed.


First selected thumbnail when multiple galleries on one site bug fixed, handling of empty gallery improved


Bug preventing to see bottom part of image fixed. WordPress 3.5 gallery style supported. Id’s, excludes, order by.


Changed the default order


Fixed a bug that displayed the loader when clicking twice on a thumbnail


Some IE compatibility problems with opacity fixed


Some IE5-8 compatibility problems with opacity fixed


Fixed a javascript bug preventing elements under the zoombox from being selected


Improved css and javascript bugfix


Css bugs fixed


Some slight refactoring