WordPress plugin for excluding gallery pictures for adding to post.

If you want to add a gallery to your WordPress post and exclude pictures from the gallery to post in other places in your blog post. I have made a plugin for WordPress that will allow you to just this.

The problem is this, if you have a post and would like post a gallery and a picture in the same post that you don’t want to show in the gallery, you have an issue.  This option currently not available in WordPress.

Example of the current WordPress gallery issue:

I don’t have the plugin working on my website. But if you want to insert a photo (outside the gallery) in the post it will also show in the gallery as you can see above. This is a problem.

Example Pic:

*As you can see above posted in the gallery is this image

Screenshot of the example of the fix in place:

Video: How to use the fix

Free Downloads:


**Version 1.3 addresses gallery changes in how images are handled in the latest version of WP (3.4.2).

*New version for the plugin addressing this error (“Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /*folders*/wp-content/plugins/gallery-hack/gallery-hack.php:1011) in /*folders*/wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 868″
***Please note – we have installed this on many blogs, not many need this update.

Here is the plugin that address this error gallery-hack 1.1: download here
***Please note the plugin up-loader for WordPress admin area requires .zip format.
***Please make sure WordPress blog is currently running the most up to date WP version.

Gallery-Hack 1.2 (This plugin is WordPress 3.0 compatible)

Authors of gallery-excluder plugin for WordPress:

Scott Asher of ScottRAsher.com

Hey,  to download Scott’s free premium WordPress theme, the same one posted on this blog! click here


All donations go to Raj and Scott, thank you for your support.

***For support please use comment box. Please provide email in your reply, and link to the issues us to the issues you are having.

Also we are now offering custom support for our plugin, for $15.99 we install the plugin, fix any errors and make sure it is running properly. Please make sure to provide us with FTP and Admin area access to your blog. All your stuff is 100% safe. We are the good guy’s 😉

For WordPress custom layouts, fixes or support please: contact us
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  1. Brian
    Brian says:

    Great plug in! I am using another plug in to resize the thumbnails of the gallery images down and when I add yours it makes them all large again. Any help with a fix?

  2. Brian
    Brian says:

    Hi. First of all, Thank you so much for making this very needed “remove from gallery” plug in.

    I was wondering if there is a fix for the light box, as it currently removes the ability to have one. I am no coder btw, just fumbling through a template set up. Can you please help me with this?

    Thanks very much!

  3. Kim
    Kim says:

    ah, I really need this but i can’t get it to work ….
    it won’t extract from the zip file. argh!

    any suggestions?

  4. tony
    tony says:

    What a wonderful plugin I stumbled upon while I was goggling a way to remove an image from an existing gallery.

    However, I’m having issue(s) w/ this plugin as it apparently cause the following:

    When I try to remove image from gallery, the image still remains there, also further more, I am no longer able to delete any other images permanently (the ones that I do want to delete) as I get a permission error asking if my session timed out.

    I can’t help but to wonder if this is due to the fact that the images that are in the gallery are in a portfolio theme (adapt by wp-explorer) but the portfolio items are registered as custom post types, would this have an impact on the way your plugin works?

    I’m currently running 3.3.2

  5. Anderson Viral
    Anderson Viral says:

    I use this code but not change <a href=PERMALINK to SRC IMAGE…:

    $lightbox_add='<a rel="lightbox['.$id.']" ';

    $output .= "”;
    $output .= ”


  6. Anderson Viral
    Anderson Viral says:

    I FIX-IT!:

    function gallery_filter($attr) {
    function gallery_filter($output, $attr) {


    $link = isset($attr[‘link’]) && ‘file’ == $attr[‘link’] ? wp_get_attachment_link($id, $size, false, false) : wp_get_attachment_link($id, $size, true, false);
    $lightbox_add='<a rel="lightbox['.$id.']" ';
    $output .= "”;
    $output .= ”



  7. Anderson Viral
    Anderson Viral says:

    Hello friends of the north, all right out there?

    I detected another problem: You can “set highlighted image” just before you enter the gallery. For if we try to highlight the image after insertion of the gallery, the link would “Configure highlighted image” becomes “Delete this image from gallery”…

    And you can not over emphasize the image, thus having to redo the whole post, and highlight it before you enter the gallery.

    I tried this but could not solve. Maybe make the link Delete image gallery elsewhere in the layout?

    See if you can do something about it.


  8. Anderson Viral
    Anderson Viral says:


    Not sure, but Scott will be able to better inform: About the errors caused reported here, most seem to use server php <5 and custom wordpress themes in the galleries, when in fact, you should use php 5 + and see that the script was created for the gallery's basic wordpress only.


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