Basically, my work flow in using Lightroom is to simply import a scan into the program. Lightroom allows you to organize your photos - put them in collections and so forth. Once you are ready to create a web gallery, you just select the photos you want to export to a gallery and then click on the Web Gallery Tab. You are presented with a whole array of possible gallery styles to export - from simple html galleries to oooh-wow Flash galleries. I wanted my site to run on phones and ipads and so forth, so I elected to just use the simple HTML gallery. I exported the gallery and spent an hour one afternoon hacking on the styles.css file for the gallery to get it to mesh well with my site in terms of fonts, colors and so forth. I made a copy of this modified CSS file that I now just drop in place of the one that Lightroom creates for all my galleries.
Once the gallery has been exported, I just upload the whole gallery to my site in a dedicated gallery folder that I will then link to from my wordpress page. This post describes how I then use a standard Wordpress iframe plugin to embed the gallery into the page.
My whole theory was that I wanted to create a site that made adding content a costless exercise. I am pretty much there, in my opinion. All I have to do is upload photos or scans to Lightroom and then export the gallery. Paste my custom CSS file into the gallery, and then upload it. Make a new page and point a menu link to it. It takes less than 30 minutes including the ftp transfer time.
BTW, if you don't want to buy a copy of Lightroom just do to do this, Adobe Bridge that is included with Photoshop has the exact same web gallery export features. The procedure would be identical.
Dalton, your theme and plugin are pretty nice. I like the clean, uncluttered functional look of the theme. I may try your plugin as an alternative to my CSS-hacked Lightroom HTML gallery. Thanks for making it available to all of us.