We use the default WordPress Shortcode Gallery to be used in the Purified theme. However, with the implementation of the newer Block Gallery, this will change.

This tutorial is focused more on the older Classic Editor and WordPress Gallery Shortcode.

Purified uses the Colorbox lightbox for viewing images. You can now view your photos in a popup overlay viewer.

NOTE: The plan is to remove the lightbox in the next update. Colorbox does not work with actual image captions correctly (not compatible). We will be offering an alternative.

UPDATE: For the new version, we recommend trying out the WP Featherlight lightbox plugin.

If You are Still Using the Theme’s Lightbox

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Other Options
  2. Look for the Enable Gallery Lightbox setting and check the box.
  3. Click the Publish button

Using the WP Featherlight Plugin

  1. Go to Plugins > Add New
  2. In the search, type in WP Featherlight, and then once you see the WP Featherlight – A Simple jQuery Lightbox plugin show, click Install Now and then activate it.

If you use the WordPress Gallery Shortcode, you can enable this setting which will convert your basic gallery into a masonry layout.

screenshot demo of the WP Gallery shortcode with the masonry style layout
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Other Options
  • Look for the Enable the Masonry Gallery Style setting and check the box.
  • Click the Publish button