In our detailed Envira Gallery vs Modula comparison, we’re going to help you decide between these two WordPress gallery plugins.
Both are popular and well-rated options. As a quick summary, Envira Gallery is generally better for photographers and other users with advanced needs because it has unique features like e-commerce support and dynamic galleries, while Modula can make a better option for users just looking for a simple, stylish way to display photos or videos.
In our full comparison, we’ll help you understand where those conclusions come from and which of these two plugins is the best WordPress gallery plugin for your needs.
In total, we’ll compare Modula vs Envira Gallery in the following categories:
By the end of this post, you should be able to decide whether Envira Gallery or Modula is better for your site.
Envira Gallery vs Modula: Gallery Content Options
In this first section, we’re going to look at the basic options that you get for creating a gallery with both plugins.
For example – what type of content can you create a gallery from? Images? Videos? Other content?
Envira Gallery is very flexible when it comes to which types of galleries you can create.
Let’s start with the basics. You can create a gallery from both images and videos, including both self-hosted videos and embedded videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Wistia, and more. You can also add audio files to gallery items.
For image galleries, you can insert images from your WordPress Media Library. Or, you can also insert images from external sources including:
- Adobe Lightroom – you can sync your albums/galleries with your collections on Lightroom.
There’s also a dynamic content add-on that lets you automatically create an image gallery from the images that are attached to a post.
One area where Envira Gallery really excels as compared to Modula is that Envira Gallery also lets you create galleries from your WordPress content – including posts, pages, and all custom post types (including WooCommerce products).
For example, you could create a “gallery” of the most recently published posts in a certain category. The gallery would include the posts’ featured images and link to the full blog posts.
Or, if you have a WooCommerce store, you could create a gallery that showcases your latest products or the products in a certain category.
Modula doesn’t let you create these types of galleries, so you’ll want to pick Envira Gallery if you want this ability.
You can see this feature in more detail in this section of our full Envira Gallery review.
As compared to Envira Gallery, Modula is not as flexible when it comes to the content that you can include in your galleries.
You only get two content sources:
- Videos (requires the premium version) – supports both self-hosted
This article was written by Colin Newcomer and originally published on WPKube.