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Gallery by Envira - Responsive Photo Gallery for WordPress

The best WordPress gallery plugin. Drag & Drop photo gallery builder that helps you create beautiful image gallery with just a few clicks.

WordPress Gallery Plugin

Here at Envira Gallery, we believe that you shouldn't have to hire a developer to create a WordPress gallery. That's why we built Envira Gallery, a drag & drop photo gallery plugin that's both EASY and POWERFUL.

Envira Gallery allows you to create beautiful responsive photo gallery and video gallery for your WordPress site in minutes, not hours!

At Envira Gallery, user experience is our #1 priority. That's why we put in extra effort to ensure that Envira is the best responsive photo gallery for WordPress. This means that your galleries will always look great on all devices (mobile, tablet, laptop, and desktop).

Envira Gallery is highly optimized for web and server performance because we understand the importance of speed when it comes to SEO and conversion. We can honestly say that Envira Gallery is the fastest WordPress gallery plugin in the market.

Envira Gallery Pro
This plugin is the lite version of the popular Envira Gallery plugin that comes with all the gallery features you will ever need including albums, tags, social media integration, gallery templates, deeplinking, pagination, ecommerce, image proofing, and tons more. Click here to purchase the best premium WordPress gallery plugin now!

Gallery by Envira has been downloaded over 500,000 times. Here's why smart photographers, designers, and developers love Envira Gallery, and you will too!

Drag & Drop Photo Gallery Builder

We were tired with the bloated and buggy gallery plugins. That's why we built Envira Gallery to adapt to your workflow and allow you to create responsive WordPress galleries in minutes. By using our easy to use drag and drop builder, you can upload your photos, rearrange them, and basically create a gallery in 5 minutes or less.

But don't just take our word. See what one of the WordPress experts are saying:

The trick to making difficult things easy is to keep the easy things still easy. Envira makes everything easy. If you've struggled with WordPress gallery plugins that take video tutorials to learn, you're going to love Envira.
Chris Lema - Blogger and Speaker

Mobile Ready, SEO Friendly and Optimized for Speed

Envira Gallery is 100% responsive and mobile-friendly by default. We also optimized every query on the front-end and the back-end to ensure maximum speed - Yes, Envira is the fastest WordPress gallery plugin.

We also made Envira the most SEO friendly gallery plugin with ability for meta data, deeplinks, standalone galleries, and paginaton.

Sharing and Selling Photos Made EASY

Want to add the Pinterest button on your images? Share your photos on social media? Or sell them to your users? Envira has you covered.

Social media integrations, image proofing, and WooCommerce store integration, you can do it all in Envira Gallery.

See what the leading WordPress eCommerce expert is saying:

Not only is Envira exceptionally well built behind the scenes, it's also exceptionally easy to use. It's perfect for those who really want to get things done.
Pippin Williamson - WordPress Core Contributor and eCommerce Expert

Easy to Customize and Extend

You can easily customize your Envira Gallery with our built-in templates or create your own.

But we also knew that our developer friends may want to extend it further. That's why Envira comes with tons of hooks and filters (and yes it's all very-well documented).

See why one of the leading WordPress developers love Envira:

Most WordPress gallery options are either too basic or require a PhD to figure out. For my clients, I need something that is easy to use yet powerful. Envira is the answer. Its straight forward approach means it is a breeze for my clients to quickly create galleries. Nevertheless, with the API and documentation available, it also allows developers to make customizations and extend functionality when necessary. Simply put, Envira is a great tool for everyone's tool chest.
Jared Atchison - Top Notch Engineer and WordPress Developer

Full Envira Gallery Feature List

  • Drag & Drop Gallery Builder
  • 100% Responsive Gallery - Mobile Friendly
  • Beautiful Gallery Templates for Customization
  • Albums - Easily organize your galleries, choose cover photos, and more.
  • Social Sharing - Share your photos on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+
  • Video Galleries - Not just for photos! You can add YouTube, Vimeo, Wistia, and other videos in your video gallery.
  • Watermarking - Protect your images from theft with watermarking.
  • Slideshow - Add beautiful slideshow with autoplay, manual controls, and more.
  • Deeplinking - Make your gallery SEO friendly and easily link to individual images with deeplinking.
  • Pagination - Split your large galleries into multiple pages to improve page speed, user experience, and pageviews.
  • Image Proofing - We made client image proofing easy for your photography business.
  • WooCommerce Integration - Instantly display and sell your photos with the most popular eCommerce software on the web.
  • Image Tags - Organize your WordPress photos with tags for easy search and display. You can use this to create a filterable gallery.
  • Password Protection - Prevent unauthorized access to your WordPress galleries.
  • Standalone Galleries - Create independent galleries that are not tied to your posts or pages.
  • EXIF Meta Data - Display your EXIF data including camera model, aperture, shutter speed, and more.
  • Pinterest - Add the Pinterest Pin It button to your gallery images to improve your reach.
  • Instagram Galleries - Import Instagram images into your WordPress gallery.
  • FullScreen Display - Take advantage of the native fullscreen gallery and lightbox display.
  • Supersized Images - Don't want to crop or resize your images? Supersize allows you to do just that.
  • Dynamic Galleries - Easily create galleries on the fly from various different sources.
  • Gallery Defaults - Speed up the gallery creation process by saving your default settings.
  • CSS Styles - Customize your gallery by adding custom CSS and styles.
  • Adobe Lightroom to WordPress - Do you love Adobe Lightroom? We do too. You can automatically create and sync photo galleries from your Adobe Lightroom Collections. We made Lightroom to WordPress import easy!
  • Zip Importer - Nobody likes uploading images individually. Now you can build a gallery from a .zip file.
  • Dropbox Importer - Do you love Dropbox? We do too. You can easily import photos from your Dropbox account into your WordPress Gallery.
  • NextGen Importer - Not a fan of NextGen Gallery? Want to switch from NextGen Gallery? You can do that in few simple clicks.
  • Want us to add something else? Suggest a feature and we'll get it added!

After reading this feature list, you can probably imagine why Envira is the best WordPress gallery plugin in the market.

But don't just take our word. See what one of the expert WordPress consultants and core contributor is saying:

When it comes to WordPress gallery plugins, Envira has no equal. Solid enough to do the job right, while flexible enough to handle any situation you can throw at it.
Andrew Norcross - Expert WordPress Consultant

WordPress Gallery Demo

Envira Gallery is truly the perfect combination of Easy and Powerful.

While Envira offers tons of features, below are some of the most requested gallery demos.

Popular Envira Gallery Tutorials

We share tons of photography tutorials at the Envira Gallery blog.

Below are some of the most popular Envira Gallery tutorials:


This plugin is created by Thomas Griffin and Syed Balkhi.

What's Next

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Author Thomas Griffin
Contributors griffinjt, smub
Tags album, content gallery, fancy gallery, fullscreen gallery, gallery, gallery lightbox, Gallery Plugin, gallery slider, gallery slideshow, gallery widget, grid gallery, image gallery, masonry gallery, media gallery, mosaic gallery, photo album, photo gallery, Polaroid gallery, portfolio gallery, post gallery, responsive gallery, thumbnail gallery, video gallery, wordpress gallery, wordpress gallery plugin, youtube gallery
  1. envira-gallery-lite screenshot 1

    Envira Gallery post type overview screen.

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    Modal box to select images from your Media Library.

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    Overlay helper with shortcode and template tag information.

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    Media modal for inserting a gallery into your WYSIWYG editor.

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    Gallery display on the front-end with 2 columns.

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    Lightbox view of the gallery.

  1. Install Envira Gallery Lite either via the plugin repository or by uploading the files to your server. (See instructions on how to install a WordPress plugin)
  2. Activate Envira Gallery Lite.
  3. Navigate to the Envira Gallery tab at the bottom of your admin menu and click the "Add New" button to begin creating your new WordPress gallery, or you can create a new gallery directly inside the post/page/custom post type of your choice.
  4. Salivate for new features and purchase the full version of Envira Gallery!

  • Fix: Fix PHP 5.2 compatibility.

  • Fix: Improved image selection based on various settings.
  • Fix: Minor bug fixes.

  • Fix: Fix cases where images appear blurry with automatic layout
  • Fix: Minor bug fixes


  • Fix: PHP optimizations to improve performance
  • Fix: Automatic Layout option now selects default images based on the specified row height to improve gallery loading times
  • Fix: Minor bug fixes

  • Fix: Fatal Error on empty trash for galleries


  • Added: Select Image sizes for Automatic Layout.
  • Fix: Some servers limit how many images can be inserted at a time.
  • Fix: Various minor bug fixes.


  • Fix: Error with lightbox script causing it not to load in some instances.


  • Updated: Revising Fancybox JS.


  • Fix: Justified layout setting of 150 pixels for row height applies to galleries that were using the older automattic layout.


  • Added: A justified layout replaces the old "automatic" layout setting for galleries. See documentation on for additional information.
  • Updated: Spanish translation.
  • Fix: Removing "Insert From Url" option for galleries.
  • Fix: Gallery display follows settings properly when WPML is used in certain cirucmstances.

  • Fix: Fix: Close button in lightbox admin bar should not jump position with longer gallery titles.

  • Fix: Addressing "unexpected end of input" JS Error.

  • Fix: Took care of an issue with compatibility on PHP 5.2 that caused images not be editable in the image metadata modal
  • Fix: Make sure that the link modal appears above the metadata edit modal when inserting a link into the caption
  • Fix: Prevent the page from jumping to the top when navigating between images in the gallery lightbox
  • Fix: Prevent page from scrolling while lightbox is active on mobile devices
  • Fix: Images in the gallery on a mobile device now open with a single click
  • Fix: Adjust lightbox transitions so that they work properly

  • Fix: Make sure columns on mobile correspond to the settings selected in general gallery config

  • Fix: Improved default settings for new galleries
  • Fix: Correctly display the title in the lightbox if the lightbox view is defined
  • Fix: Sometimes galleries throwing JS errors in admin

  • Fix: Ensure all CSS and JS is minified
  • Fix: Ensure all inline JS is minified
  • Fix: Prevent potential collisions with third party Plugins and Themes using different versions of the imagesLoaded library.
  • Fix: Minor layout issues with Addons screen
  • Fix: Improved Addons search and sorting performance
  • Fix: Prevent JS errors when Galleries are loaded by slug

  • Added: ImageGallery and ImageObject Schema Markup to Galleries
  • Added: Option to insert Gallery Title as heading when using the Add Gallery button in a Visual Editor
  • Added: More detailed on screen progress bars when uploading multiple images
  • Added: envira_isotopes and envira_isotopes_config JS arrays for developers
  • Updated: Isotope to 3.0.0
  • Updated: ImagesLoaded to 4.1.0
  • Updated: Standardised edit screen titles and descriptions
  • Fix: Better rendering of Isotope layouts using imagesLoaded
  • Fix: Image uploader on Gallery Add/Edit screen not displaying on some tablet and mobile devices
  • Fix: Checkmark icon wrongly displaying on modal close when editing images.
  • Fix: Display text in warning when Envira Lite and Envira Gallery are both activated.
  • Fix: Ensure that third party notification plugins don’t remove the Envira Gallery logo and header from Envira’s screens
  • Fix: Various resets for images and captions to prevent themes overriding default behaviour
  • Fix: Minified admin CSS for faster load times
  • Fix: When editing an image, store any checkbox values if checked, instead of assuming 1 or 0 for better Addon compatibility.

  • Updated: Standardised edit screen titles and descriptions
  • Updated: Screenshots


  • Added: New UI
  • Added: WordPress native modal window for image upload, insertion from Media Library and edit
  • Added: Isotope / masonry layout on galleries
  • Added: Define Image Size for Gallery Images (either a WordPress registered size or your own dimensions)

  • Fix: WordPress 4.5 compatibility.

  • Fix: Changed retina icon filenames to ensure they work with All in One WP Security
  • Fix: Removed unused image files

  • Fix: Use WP_Query to get galleries by slug when cache/transient is empty, preventing gallery output blanking after a day when using caching plugins

  • Fix: Menu icon would not display when All In One WP Security activated

  • Fix: Use WP_Query to get galleries when cache/transient is empty, preventing gallery output blanking after a day when using caching plugins

  • Fix: Gallery slug would not save when changed

  • Fix: Close icon display on modals for WordPress 4.4

  • Fix: Gallery shortcodes using slugs working with WordPress 4.3+

  • Fix: Prevent Envira Custom Post Type from appearing in search results, which would result in a 404

  • Fix: Get rid of undefined property errors

  • Fix: Removed unused variables

  • Fix: Changed text domain and settings for localization to meet requirements

  • Fix: Remove HTML tags from image title attribute on hover

  • Fix: Optimized theme images

  • Added: Better debugging when WP_DEBUG enabled and images do not crop/resize

  • Fix: Localization support with correct domain

  • Added: German translations

  • Fix: Made lightbox strings translatable for close, previous and next

  • Fix: 4.3 compatibility for modal close icon


  • Fix: Removed console.log entry in JS which would have caused image upload issues in legacy IE browsers


  • Added: Enable/disable Lightbox option


  • Added: Units label to Column Gutter Width and Margin Below Each Image settings


  • Fix: Force gallery ID on save, to ensure compat with WPML and duplication plugins


  • Fix: Sorting images in a gallery and not clicking Update would result in loss of gallery configuration


  • Added: envira_minify_strip_double_forward_slashes filter when minifying, allowing developers to disable this for edge cases


  • Added: RTL Support


  • Added: Caption Position Float (Wrapped) option, to wrap Lightbox Caption text to match width of image.


  • Added: Insert Images Modal automatically loads more images on scroll
  • Added: Insert Images Modal search functionality performance improved
  • Fix: Better Insert Images Modal image grid layout for WordPress 4.0+


  • Added: WordPress 4.2.1 support


  • Fix: This Post's Gallery was missing when using the Add Gallery button


  • Added: Mobile - lightbox arrows remain displayed on touchscreen devices, so it is clearer to the user how they can navigate through the images


  • Fix: Image title link color changed to stand out from image title background color in Lightbox


  • Fix: Loading localization language files for some installations


  • Added: .POT file for translation / localization support


  • Added: Minified editor JS


  • Added: CSS minification for Administration CSS


  • Fix: Minification of inline CSS and JS
  • Fix: Alt tags on images
  • Fix: Links on Lightbox Image Titles


  • Fix: Upgraded Fancybox to 2.1.5
  • Fix: Improved error message UI when uploading files exceeding WordPress / PHP file size limits


  • Fix: Metadata - close window would not always work after uploading new images
  • Fix: Support single quotation character in Image Title


  • Added: Metadata - Image Alt Text Helpful Tip
  • Fix: Metadata - wp_editor too large for smaller screen resolutions


  • Fix: Enable HTML captions


  • Fix: WordPress 4.0 support for Add Slider attachment window


  • Compatibility updates with WordPress 4.1.

  • Fixed bug with saving image titles.


  • Fixed bug with HTML being output on image hover for title attribute.
  • Fixed bug with internal link dialog being shown below the edit metadata modal window.


  • Fixed JS error issues with WordPress 3.9.
  • Added ability to link to external URLs in images.
  • Other miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements.

  • Fixed fatal error with calling wrong class name.


  • Fixed bug where URLs would not switch over if migrating to a new site.
  • Fixed bug with image uploader and WordPress 3.9.
  • Fixed bug with Quicktags duplicating for image uploaded with the drag-and-drop uploader.


  • Don’t crop images where the original and destination dimensions match.
  • Ensure to restrain thumbnail views.

  • Ensure post form is available before setting post hash.


  • Added hash support for settings tabs.


  • Fixed undefined index notice with media max_upload_size variable.


  • No more gallery limit restrictions. You can now create as many galleries as you want.
  • Features not accessible in Lite version are now removed from display.
  • Fixed bug with gallery not resizing properly on window resize.
  • Updated the uploader script to reduce outside conflicts.
  • Better style support for the gallery display.
  • Numerous other bug fixes and improvements.

  • Flush gallery caches when interacting with meta.
  • Fixed Isotope init on resize.
  • Added Isotope config hooks.
  • Added constant ENVIRA_FORCE_ACTIVATION that, when defined, allows you to load Envira on WordPress installs less than 3.8 (no guarantees of everything working properly).
  • Fixed improper mobile loading.


  • Fixed performance leak with Isotope. Galleries should load much faster now!

  • Added ability to pass args in template tag.


  • Fixed bug with cropped images not loading properly.
  • Added hook for cache flush utility method.


  • Fixed bug with preloading a bunch of images and the gallery display not resorting properly.


  • Initial release.

I'd like access to all features. How can I get them?

You can get access to more features, Addons and support by visiting the Envira Gallery website and purchasing a support license. Purchasing a support license gets you access to the full version of Envira Gallery, automatic updates and support, and depending on the level of support license, you can even get exclusive access to Envira Gallery Addons!

Who should use Envira Gallery?

Envira gallery is perfect for photographers, designers, bloggers, and small businesses. Basically if you want to create a beautiful WordPress gallery, then you need to use Envira.

Do I need to have coding skills to use Envira Gallery?

Absolutely not. You can create and customize beautiful image and video galleries without any coding knowledge. We made it super easy.

Is Envira Gallery translation ready?

Yes, Envira Gallery has full translation and localization support via the envira-gallery textdomain. To submit a translation, see


Envira Gallery is absolutely, positively the best responsive WordPress gallery plugin on the market. It is fast, flexible and allows you to create insanely powerful responsive WordPress galleries with half of the effort. Envira Gallery gets out of your way so you can showcase your content in beautiful and powerful ways.

Also, I'm an expert WordPress developer and I write a lot about WordPress in general. You can check out my blog at the link above.


Requires WordPress version: 4.0 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 24 Jan 2017

Date Added: 27 Jan 2014

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