WordPress is the world’s most popular website builder, and it powers more than 33% of all websites on the internet. And best of all, it integrates a lot of plugins, each of them including powerful features for photographers, designers, developers, creators, and so on to make your work easier and your website more professional.

In this article, we will list the best gallery plugins for photographers. Make sure you take advantage of these tools to beautify your photography website and get more clients.

5 Best Gallery Plugins for Creating the Best Photography Websites

Using a gallery plugin comes with a big amount of benefits: you can create both video and image galleries, create albums with different genres of photography, add image effects and filters, allow visitors to share your work, and so on. You can take advantage of functionalities, but let’s see what the best gallery plugins are!

1. Modula Image Gallery

No matter if you are a beginner or a professional photographer, Modula is the perfect match. It is mobile responsive and doesn’t require any coding skills. 

This gallery plugin will help you create the most stunning video and image galleries by choosing from 4 different grid types: creative, custom, slider, and masonry. It comes with amazing gallery features – 42 image hover effects, lightbox gallery, filterable galleries, and 4 image loading effects. You can add to your galleries social sharing buttons, EXIF data, password protection, and watermarks as well.

Another good thing about Modula is you get a Zoom extension to allow your customers to see your work in detail. But if you another plugin for your galleries, you can easily migrate them. As an admin, you can even decide which user roles can create, edit, and remove galleries and albums, as well as defaults/presets.

And the best part? Modula lets you create multiple gallery defaults, each with its unique name and values. 

You can download this gallery plugin for free, or you can choose to benefit from more features and pay for the PRO version (the pricing plans start at $25/year).

2. NextGEN Gallery

NextGEN gallery is the oldest gallery plugin and continues to receive more downloads along with great overall reviews. 

It allows you to organize your galleries into albums and customize your gallery display, caption, and lightboxes. Depending on which version you have, you can create slideshow galleries as well as many other gallery types. Additionally, you can create and sync photo galleries directly from Adobe Lightroom.

If you choose to go with the PRO version, you can sell your pictures through the eCommerce integration. Also, you can connect pricelists to your galleries and offer discounts to your customers. Like Modula, you can add password protection and watermark your pictures too.

This gallery plugin provides a free version and a premium one. The premium version starts at $29/year.

3. Envira Gallery

Envira Gallery is another popular gallery plugin that’s well equipped. Like Modula, Envira is very easy to use and designer for both beginners and professionals. 

This gallery plugin comes with some pre-made templates ready for customization. You can create both video and image galleries as well as organize them into albums. Moreover, it lets you split your galleries into multiple pages to improve your page speed and user experience. You can also arrange your photos with tags and allow your visitors to pick their favorite images. 

To protect your images from theft, you can easily add password protection or watermark your pictures. Just like NextGEN, you can create and sync photo galleries from Adobe Lightroom.

There’s more. Envira Gallery comes with a WooCommerce integration if you want to sell your photos online

You can try Envira Gallery Lite, which is free, or you can opt for all its features and pay for the PRO version, starting from $19/year.

4. Gmedia Photo Gallery

Gmedia Photo Gallery comes with many features for handling image and video galleries. It is a pretty useful plugin and has some powerful customization options to match your needs.

It provides most features as the other gallery plugins from our list – social sharing, EXIF data, albums, categories, tags, gallery templates, and migration tool. Moreover, Gmedia allows you to customize any gallery module by adding custom CSS and styles. 

What’s cool about this plugin is the excellent selection of demos to test out how your galleries will look after you install the plugin or choose the premium version. 

As you may have guessed, Gmedia offers a free version along with several pricing plans, which depend on the number of supported sites. If you need it for only one website, you will have to pay $29.99.

5. FooGallery

FooGallery helps you create responsive image galleries using a few different layouts. It is very easy to customize and comes with beautiful gallery templates.

All the galleries that you create with this plugin can be organized in albums. You can choose between 11 hover effects and add load image effects to make your galleries more dynamic. It also has video support if you want to add videos to your galleries.

Additionally, this gallery plugin provides demos for most of their features so you can see exactly whether it’s worth it or not.

You can choose the free version, or you can opt for one of their pricing plans. FooGallery pricing starts at $59/year.

Final thoughts

Many photographers choose multiple niches to work in – portrait, landscape, food photography, real estate photography, and so on. If this is the case for you too, then here’s a trick: create galleries dedicated to each of your areas of work or projects. And to do that, you will undoubtedly need a gallery plugin. So, we recommend Modula – it allows you to create unique image and video galleries.

About the Author

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Mirko Humbert

Mirko Humbert is the editor-in-chief and main author of Designer Daily and Typography Daily. He is also a graphic designer and the founder of WP Expert.