Searching for the best WordPress gallery plugins to create stylish image galleries (or maybe even video galleries)?
Galleries are useful for everyone from hobby bloggers to professional photographers, so you have plenty of great free options when it comes to WordPress gallery plugins.
In this post, I’ve collected your top options, all of which have a free version (though almost all have premium versions as well, if you need some more features).
Some are just focused on making it super easy to create a stylish gallery, while others are more heavy-duty options with dedicated tools for photographers or other visual artists. No matter what you’re looking for, you should be able to find a great option.
Let’s get straight to the plugins…
1. Modula Gallery
If you’re a regular WordPress user looking for an easy way to create some great-looking galleries, Modula Gallery is definitely one of your best options. It’s focused on creating grid galleries, which look professional right out of the box.
One of the coolest things is that it includes an actual drag-and-drop grid builder that you can use to customize every part of your grid. Or, you can also just let the plugin automatically generate the grid for you if you prefer a more hands-off approach.
If you want more features, there’s also a Pro version that adds video support, gallery filters, deeplinking, sliders, and more.
Overall, if you want a flexible, but still simple, way to create stylish photo galleries, this one is a good place to start.
- Pros: Easy to use, galleries look great right away, has the unique custom drag-and-drop grid builder
- Cons: Need the Pro version for some features that other plugins give for free (e.g. video support, deeplinking, and some others)
Price: Starts free. Pro version from just $18
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2. Meow Gallery
Meow Gallery is the simplest photo gallery plugin on this list, but I’m including it near the top because sometimes simple is all you really need.
The unique thing about Meow Gallery is that it doesn’t have its own interface. Instead, you’ll do everything through the native WordPress block editor (AKA Gutenberg), which makes for a really streamlined gallery creation process.
The plugin gives you a dedicated block to create your gallery and you’ll configure everything about your gallery’s layout and style using that block’s settings.
You’ll get a few different gallery layouts including:
- Justified (like Flickr)
- Square (like Instagram)
There’s also an Adobe Lightroom
This article was written by Editorial Staff and originally published on WPKube.