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PHOTOSPACE is a powerful gallery for photographers or designers, featuring an easy to use jQuery gallery.

PHOTOSPACE is a powerful gallery theme for photographers or designers, featuring an easy to use jQuery gallery. Adding images to the gallery is a breeze, with great pagination and keyboard control.

The theme is very flexible and easy for developers to customise, coming in two colour variations. Turn on the category dropdown selector to manage hundreds of photos, as well as lots more options in the control panel.

The theme is Widget ready with three page templates, each with its own column to add widgets, and two footer selections.

Here is a Demo ( removed sorry ) and an Installation guide

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This theme uses Galleriffic and Smart Image Resizer



Updated to v2.4

  • Fixed dropdown menu for IE
  • Minor layout update for white version and IE fixes


  • Added captions
  • Updated license


  • Fixed gallery bug
  • Re-included PSD files and fonts.


  • Better support for other plugins including the Photospace plugin
  • Added a full plage slide show template to use with photospace

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Created Aug 24, 2010 - Last modified on July 1st, 2019 - Web Design Gold Coast 106 Responses


  1. Great.
    Just what I was looking for.
    But I’ll need to make myself a white-gray style.

  2. hi dean,

    thanks for your wonderful wp theme. its really awesome.
    unfortunately i have a little problem with them and i cant find whats the failure.
    i installed the theme and i followed every step from your install guide.

    everything is fine, but the gallery doesnt work.
    i cant see any picture.

    when i post the picture under the category blog, than i can see the picture.

    can you tell me whats the reason for that?
    maybe my settings in the theme options are wrong?
    i dont know… :-(

    the link to my page:

    thanks for your help

    • Hi Hendrik

      Glad you like it! It doesn’t look like you have added any portfolio posts. On the settings page you must have your category ID’s set incorrectly. Email me your login details and I will take a look.

  3. Does this theme support image captions, same as your new Photospace plugin.

    *I know I should just take the time to install and find out. Apologies for the silly comment.

  4. HI,
    great looking theme. Installed and followed directions, but cant get more than 1 image to appear in the gallery and portfolio sub-categories are not showing. I get a drop down that says “no categories”
    any ideas?

    • Hi Owen

      Can you email me login details and I’ll take a look :)

      • that would be great, where should i email to? the contact email for this site?

          • hi dean.

            as mentioned in numerous comments, this is a beautiful theme, and, after searching for a long time, i’m so glad i found you. owen commented, “cant get more than 1 image to appear in the gallery and portfolio sub-categories are not showing. I get a drop down that says “no categories.” you replied that you would take a look at his page, and, as that’s also happening to me, i wonder if you could publish the result. also, all the gallery image thumbs [extra large thumbs] are appearing in columns below.

            as i read the comments, it seems like maybe there’s supposed to be only one image in each post for them to appear in the gallery [in order to be able to grab the link url in the image upload screen]…is this the case?

            thanks again for a lovely and elegant gallery theme.

            • Hi Sosa

              Nice custom design! Can you email me your login details and I’ll a have a look.

            • You don’t need to insert gallery into the page or create any sub pages. The drop down is created by the categories. Add some more images and see how it goes. Also the hover change needs to be taken out as it doesn’t work well.

              • thanks a lot for being available! i’m confused…i uploaded over 50 images, do i need to create a new post for each one? what if i want them all in the same portfolio?

                thanks again!

                • Yes a new post for each one if you are using the main gallery in the theme.

                • Looks like I missed a clear div. In category.php in the theme line 33 add

                  {code type=html}


                  • thanks dean! i so appreciate your quick responses — NO ONE else does that!

                    last thing; is there a way to have multi-line captions? i looked in the source code and there’s a div below the image-caption with class “image-desc”; i tried putting a description in the image details, but it’s not appearing there — where is that pulling from?

                  • hi dean,

                    still love your theme! :-)
                    just wondering if you can have 2 separated galleries with this theme — i want a separate gallery for specific clients that is private or password protected. i tried to add a private page with the gallery template, but i’m only seeing the same gallery that is in use for the whole site.

                    if it doesn’t allow 2 galleries at once, would i be able to use the photospace plugin with the photospace theme?

                    thanks a lot!

  5. Hi!

    I’ve just installed this theme and at the begining it worked fine, but then i realized that you used fancy box plugin in your blog seccion. That is pretty cool, so i tried it.

    But after fancy box installation, the gallery has broken and i have no idea to fix it. Then, I delete the plugin, but the gallery is still broken. Any suggestion?

    Here is my broken :_( home page:

    Thanks in advance!

  6. Hi.
    I have a problem adding subcategories when i checked the box for porfolio dropdown ? I tried to do everything after installsheme photospace documentation.. nothing happens :)
    and im new to wordpress

    // Best regards Thomas

  7. Is there anyway to have the image title displayed on the home page? Also is it possible to add a lightbox overlay with either caption or post text?

  8. Apple lucky says:

    is the demo link working ?
    could you please show me the demo of this beautiful theme :) ?


  9. HI have followed all you instructions, my gallery is working but when I click on an image I get a big rectangle with the word ‘null’ on it.
    Can you help??


  10. Dean, what a stunningly beautiful theme. Thank you for sharing. I read above that you mentioned that photo captioning is coming in your next version. Any idea when that would be?

  11. Thank you! Although I really hate to clutter up such a clean layout, captioning would be a functional need.

  12. Hi Dean! beautiful theme! I really like!
    I write you because I have a problem when I want to create subcategories for my blog in localhost;
    I create a sub-category which has as its parent’s portfolio, in the menu “dropdown selector” I see, so far so good;
    when I create a post, I do the same as those for the portfolio category:
    new post, add image in post and add a custom field with the name gallery and the image URL.
    change category and subcategory with portfolio ….

    when I see the portfolio page, the new post image is in the portfolio category no in sub-categpry; If I try to enter in subcategory i see a withe page with nothing..

    help me to solve this problem please

  13. Hi Dean!
    isn’t online, is in problem is in sub-category, when add the post in subcategory (portfolio’s parent), he is not in the subcategory which I had published but it appears in the portfolio category

  14. Hi Dean,

    I really love this theme. I think it has everything I need but I am running into an issue.

    I posted a slideshow/gallery to the portfolio. I have all of my sub categories already set up so I clicked on a sub category for the post as well as portfolio. The post works when I click on “view post” after but there is no way to find it from the page because I have no subcategories listed under my portfolio drop down.

    I followed the instructions step by step (thank you for that) but I cannot figure out what I’m doing wrong.

    Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

  15. Good morning,

    I followed installation instructions. Under Portfolio dropdown I get broken picture link icons. Source looks like:

    Thank you!

  16. Sorry about my last post. Let’s see if this works to post code:

  17. Hi dean!
    really good work ! i use your gallery since two weeks and it really work great, but i still have a “mystery question” that i don’t understand.
    mmmmmh, little difficult to describe, i don’t understand how category.php & page-gallery.php works.

    i changed the name of page-gallery.php many times to make different version, not in the same folder, and now, my only version who is working is a “page-dddgallery.php”, if i change it to page-gallery or something else i got nothing.

    it was not a big issue, in local, but now on a server, my gallery takes category.php (main gall template) and not respond to my “page-dddgallery.php” ?

    do you have any solution, sorry, weird question i have.
    thank you.

  18. Hi Dean,

    I’ve installed the plugin, but all I get is the preloader. The images have been optimised for the web, so that shouldn’t be the issue.


  19. Is there anyway to change the picture thumbnails to just plain text links?



  20. Dean, you rock! I do have a problem though. It’s the same as Fred’s problem.
    I can see broken thumbnails off to the right and the little loading wheel is spinning.
    I did resize the images in Lightroom before I uploaded them, but i didn’t think that would be a problem. You said “The theme will do the resizing.” Could that be where the hangup is?
    I’ll email you my login info.

  21. Marina Balan says:

    Hi Dean!
    How could I add my own item to admin menu in header?

  22. Marina Balan says:

    I mean item with other link.

  23. As the theme includes the text from the pages under the images, is it possible to also include plugins like (or rather specifically) the Audio Player ?

    This is the direct link to the picture’s page (the picture not showing for good reasons, but the player is):

    This is the page within the frameset, It’s the very first one as the text below shows:

    Scripting seems to be blocked. Reading the source, I can see that the script remains in the code. Is there a way to activate it?

    Regards again,


    • Hi Pompom

      You may be able to get the audio player working but you would need to edit the code.

      I’m not doing any more work on this version of the theme so I can’t help you much sorry.


  24. Hey Dean, I love the theme and everything works fine except for one thing….

    Posts I make in the Blog category also end up in the Main Gallery of the Home page. I want the Portfolio and Blog posts to be separate. Is that possible? Item #1 below is filed under the blog category but you see it ends up on the Home Page….


  25. Hi there,

    What version of wordpress is this compatible with? Thanks!

  26. Hi Dean.
    I started using your superb theme but I have a problem.
    Pictures can´t show up – only icon of broken image.
    Could this be by a permissions?I set it to 775.
    Can you help me?Thank you very much

  27. after i downloaded the file and tried to upload it to the themes installer, it tells me that the install failed bc it is missing the style.css sheet. Am i doing something wrong?

  28. Axel-Ange says:

    Hi dean !
    Yes i know, I come a long time after them, but your template is exactly what I need. I got problems, it doesn’t work, got no gallery, but im sure, had follow your explications step by step.

    If you have time, could you just have a look ? Thanks.

    ¨PS: Sorry for my english, i’m french.

  29. At this time it seems like WordPress is the preferred blogging platform available right now.

    (from what I’ve read) Is that what you’re using on your blog?

  30. hi Dean,

    loved your plugin.
    Now, i just wanna know, if i can change the position of “caption and description” to right of the image instead of showing under the image?
    could you help me on this?

    thanks! :)

  31. mimelaine says:

    Hi Dean,
    great plugin, just a question.
    I put the custom field name “link” and the value with the complete URL… but link doesn’t work… help please!

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  36. Hi,

    The photospace gallery has been live for over a year now BUT I still cannot work out why only one row of thumbnails is showing below the large image. I want to show dozens of images and I expected to see several rows of thumbnails.

    Any ideas?


    • Hi Steve. Did you set this up? You have a custom layout and you need to adjust the layout with CSS. See the .thumbs_wrap2 div. You could try to add this to your theme css.

      . thumbs_wrap2{
        height: 150px !important;
        bottom: -150px !important;

  37. Good work Keep it up.

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