Modula vs Envira Gallery – Which Is The Best WordPress Gallery Plugin?

Modula vs Envira Gallery - Which Is The Best WordPress Gallery Plugin?
  • By Colin Newcomer
  • April 25, 2021

Trying to choose between Modula vs Envira Gallery to create a gallery on your WordPress site?

If you search for the best WordPress gallery plugins, these are two of the first names you’ll encounter. Both are popular and highly rated — Modula with a 4.7-star rating on over 340 reviews and Envira Gallery with a 4.8-star rating on over 1,370 reviews (both according to

So — how can you choose the right gallery plugin for your needs?

Well, that’s the goal of this post. By going hands-on with both plugins and comparing them in a number of key areas, I aim to help you understand the key similarities and differences between these two plugins. Here are the six areas that I’ll compare them on:

  1. Features
  2. Interfaces
  3. Gallery layout options
  4. Gallery content sources
  5. Pricing
  6. Performance

In general, both plugins are excellent options, but I think they have slightly different focuses. Modula is a better option for casual users such as bloggers, while Envira Gallery is a better option for heavy-duty users such as photographers or users who want to go beyond just images and video in their galleries (such as creating a gallery of WooCommerce products).

To learn where my conclusions come from, keep reading the full comparison!

Let’s kick things off with some basic introductions…


The Modula homepage

Modula is a WordPress gallery plugin from WP Chill, the same team behind the Kali Forms and Strong Testimonials plugins.

Modula focuses mainly on creating great-looking WordPress image and video galleries for regular WordPress users. For example, if you’re a travel blogger and you want to create a gallery of your travel images, Modula is aimed at you.

This is my personal opinion — but I think you can see the evidence of this focus as I compare the plugins.

According to, Modula is active on 90,000+ sites with a 4.7-star rating on 340 reviews, including 293 five-star reviews.

The Envira Gallery homepage

Envira Gallery originally



This article was written by Colin Newcomer and originally published on WinningWP.

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