BIG Gallery WP - Fullscreen Photography/Portfolio

BIG Gallery WP - Fullscreen Photography/Portfolio - Photography Creative

Long awaited Wordpress version of popular “Big Gallery HTML/CSS site template” is finally live!


  • Fill, uncut, full width or full height fullscreen slideshow (set it separately for home page and other pages)
  • Autoplay slideshow
  • Fullscreen video background
  • Auto-hide navigation
  • 2 Skins: Dark and Light
  • 10 logo designs, each with dark and light version (PSD)
  • 7+ portfolio types (fullscreen, filterable and classic)
  • Unique filterable modern blog
  • Multilevel menu
  • Fancybox gallery
  • Ajax contact form with real-time validation and CAPCHA protection
  • Twitter Integration
  • Custom widgets
  • Shortcodes editor
  • Advanced theme options
  • 29 social icons
  • 21 stock sites icons to sell your photos better
  • Cross-browser compatibility (IE8/9/10/11, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Chrome)
  • Valid HTML & CSS
  • Audio support (global, and separately for every page)
  • Translation ready
  • All photos included
  • Responsive design – mobile and tablet ready
  • Facebook compatible – live preview

You can find few fullscreen themes, but if you’re a photographer, you know how important is composition. Fullscreen photos are always cut or stretched, so they don’t look as you wanted.
BIG Gallery allows you to choose from 4 ways of fullscreen slideshow. You can fill all screen with the image, fill full width or height. You can also automatically adjust images to prevent them from being cut. You can change slideshow type separately for every page.
Take a look at the example:

Filled image (cut on the top and bottom)


Uncut image (all visible)

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Check it yourself (you can play with browser size – slideshows are fully responsive):


BIG Gallery has another unique feature. Logo, menu and other elements are autohiding after few seconds if you don’t move the mouse (this can be set with theme options). So now you can see only photos! If you move the mouse, navigation will show up. Open live preview and wait for 2 seconds (do not move the mouse).

Support & Customization

If you have any questions, feel free to email me via my user page contact form here.

I’m offering installation and customization of this template based on my hourly rate: 30$/hour. Use a contact form on my profile page if you are interested.


Video files are not included, but you can buy by them from the authors:

Audio file is included, but if you want use it on your website, you must give credit to the author:
Act Cool ( Roman Holiday ) by Loveshadow is licensed under a Attribution.

Some testimonials from HTML/CSS version

DavidTEvans says
To any one considering purchasing this item let me make two invaluable points:
1. The template is not only reliable and well designed, it comes with complete documentation and extensive CSS notes. Its very intuitive and contains no anomalies. It does exactly what the author says it will do.
2. This author is highly responsive to your questions. Out of courtesy you should check the documentation for answers to your questions first, but that being said, he is by far the very best author on Theme Forest when it comes to timely and reliable communication.
Therefore I give him my highest and most enthusiastic recommendation. I really hope he continues with TF and offers more and more products. He deserves our support!
mick33 says
Just want to give a huge Thank You to Johnny for his great work and even better Customer Service. Excellent job Johnny!
itavoyager01 says
This is what I mean a masterpiece. No more words. It’s perfect, in the pure spirit of photography communication. [...]
Bedros says
This looks great ! :)
Wonderful design , congrats.
anderworks says
Technical impressive, good luck!
kristofferj says
Hi. GREAT template!!
Just what I’ve been searching for… [...]
DavidBugnon says
Awesome template! Very well documented, easy to customize, high tech elegance. [...]
Claudia says
welcome to artists site… you are the man, this is just great… [...]

Updates history

19.06.2014 – version 1.2.3
- Twitter Widget updated to work with Twitter 1.1 API
- CSS fixed for IE8
- lazyload improvements

updated files:
js/tweetie (new), js/big_gallery.js, js/twitter-config.php (new)
css/light.css, css/dark_ie.css (new), css/light_ie.css (new)
bg-tweet-widget.php, bg-popular-posts-widget.php, inc/enqueue-files.php, inc/shortcodes.php
23.04.2014 – version 1.2.2
 - shortcodes editor updated to work with WP 3.9
updated file:
06.03.2014 – version 1.2.1
 - ability to specify original video size for more accurate resizing
 - custom javascript field in theme options
 - support for new Google Maps embed code
 - documentation updates
updated files:
inc/theme-options.php, inc/custom-template.php, header.php, footer.php, template-video.php
19.10.2013 – version 1.2.0
- lazy loading for slider and gallery images added
- custom html field in menu added
- image fallback for video page background for mobile device
- fixed special chars encoding bug in contact form 
updated files:
php/validate.php, inc/shortcodes.php, inc/enqueue-files.php, inc/theme-options.php, template-slider.php, header.php, footer.php
js/big_gallery.js, js/lazyload
css/media-queries.css, css/css.css
21.09.2013 – version 1.1.0
- added social sharing option for slider and gallery photos.
- simplemodal plugin updated (compatibility problem with IE after latest WP update)
updated files:
css/css.css, css/media-queries.css, style.css, js/big_gallery.js, js/simplemodal/js/jquery.simplemodal.js, template-slider.php, image.php, single.php, header.php, footer.php, inc/theme-options.php, inc/shortcodes.php, documentation
11.09.2013 – version 1.0.1
- optional CAPTCHA added to contact form.
- resizing problem with logo in png format
- IMDb social icon added
- minor visual changes and fixes
updated files:
style.css, css/media-queries.css, css/css.css, js/big_gallery.js, js/validate.js
header.php, template-contact.php, inc/theme-options.php, inc/custom-template.php, php/securimage, php/validate.php, img/icons/social/imdb.png, documentation
- filterable gallery bug fixed
- more social icons added
- shadow under "checkbox" removed.
updated files: inc/shortcodes.php, inc/theme-options.php, header.php, js/big_gallery.js
- documentation update
- video page issue on iPhone fixed
- contact form now resets after sending email
updated files css/media_queries.css, js/validate.js

Take a look at BIG Countdown

If you like Big Gallery, you must take a look at BIG Countdown, the coming soon page, wich works great with Big Gallery.

HTML/CSS version of Big Gallery you can find here: BIG Gallery Site Template.