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With Modula, it's easier than ever to build stunning lightbox galleries, masonry grids, custom grids and more in no more than a few clicks right from the WordPress dashboard.

Modula is the best WordPress gallery plugin for adding custom, unique and responsive galleries to your website. There is a free version of Modula available (Modula Lite) and a premium version (Modula Pro) both of which will allow you to add amazing, fast-loading galleries to your website.


Free gallery features in Modula Lite:

  • Create image galleries
  • 100% Gutenberg compatible
  • Image metadata: Title, alt text, caption
  • Add URLs to images
  • Integrations with most popular website builders: Beaver Builder, Elementor, Divi Builder
  • Three gallery types: Creative, Custom grid, Masonry
  • Image and gallery settings: gutter size, width, image size, height, border size, border radius, border color, shadow size, shadow color
  • Shuffle: Show images in random order in gallery
  • Open images in lightbox
  • Show/hide image title, show/hide image caption, change caption color and font size
  • Social buttons for image sharing: Twitter, Facebook, Whatsapp, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Email. See demo for social sharing
  • Zoom-in/zoom-out loading effects
  • Mobile responsive galleries
  • Import/Export tool: really great for moving your galleries to another site without jumping through hoops.
  • Custom CSS personalization

Premium features only available in Modula PRO:

  • Presets: Use the Defaults extension to easily create galleries with the same settings starting from a preset. Add a new gallery, select a preset previously created then just add your images. It's lightning fast to create galleries, without having to manually tweak gallery settings every time you create a new one.

  • Video gallery support: Use the Video extension to combine videos with images in your galleries. Works with YouTube, Vimeo and self-hosted videos. See a demo of a video gallery

  • Lightbox slideshow: Use the Lightbox Slideshow extension to convert your gallery's lightbox view into a stunning slideshow. See a demo for Lightbox Slideshow Extension

  • Password Protect: Use Password Protect extension to block access to your galleries by using a password. Great for giving access to your clients to specific gallery pages. See a demo for Password Protect Galleries Extension

  • Slider gallery: The extension Convert gallery to slider does exactly what the name says. Slider can be synced with a thumbnail strip below it. You can switch it up by adding different elements to the slider: dots, arrows, a fade effect, infinite loop, center mode and more. See a demo for Convert gallery to slider extension

  • Gallery Filters: Allow your website's visitors to easily sort through your gallery by applying one or more filters to your images. See a demo for gallery filters

  • Albums: Use Albums extensions to create albums, add galleries, manage cover photos, show gallery titles, select hover effect, grid type, randomize album order, randomize album cover photo and display album image counts. See a demo for Albums Extension

  • Deeplink: Use SEO Deepling extension to can create a unique (and indexable URL - as in Google can access and index this). See a demo for deeplinking

  • Image Loading Effects: add animations: Rotate or Horizontally/Vertically animate the images on each page loads. See a demo for image loading effects

  • Hover effects: access to over 50+ built-in image hover effects. See a demo for hover effects

  • Gallery with pagination: group and display images in a gallery on multiple pages. See a demo for Pagination extension

  • Zoom effects: Choose from three different types of image zoom effects - Basic, Inner and Lens - to magnify and examine an image in detail.

  • Download images: Allows users to download images from galleries. See demo for the image download functionality.

  • Display EXIF data: Edit and display EXIF metadata on images in lightboxes. See a demo for displaying EXIF data

  • Right-Click Protection: use it to prevent visitors from downloading your images with right-click protection. Also disables keyboard shortcuts for download images. See a demo for right-click protection feature

  • Watermark images: protect your photos by adding custom watermarks. See a demo of a watermarked gallery

  • Advanced Shortcode: you can dynamically link to specific galleries without creating pages for them by using URLs with query strings.

  • Speed UP: using this extension you can optimize your images by reducing their file sizes, resizing them through ShortPixel's image optimization algorithms and serve them from StackPath's CDN (content delivery network). The result? A really REALLY fast website without the high costs associated.

  • Whitelabel: this extension helps with removing all mentions of Modula in the plugin and customizing it with your own brand, logo and text.

  • Display images in fullscreen: open images in a lightbox in full screen mode.

  • Role management: Set add, delete and edit gallery permissions for each use role on your website.

  • Gallery Sorting: sort the images from your gallery based on date created, date modified, alphabetically, reverse or random.

  • Support and updates, included with each purchase, for 1 year.

Learn more about Modula Pro.


To insert a gallery onto a WordPress post/page all you need to do is copy the shortcode from your Modula gallery edit page.

Your shortcode will look just like this:

[Modula id="1192"]

How to create an simple image gallery (FREE feature)

  • Quick&easy tutorial on how to create an WordPress image gallery
  • How to create a Beaver Builder gallery
  • How to create a image gallery in Elementor
  • How to create an image gallery in Divi Builder

How to create a video gallery (PRO feature)

  • Quick&easy tutorial on how to create a video gallery in Wordpress
  • Tutorial for creating galleries with videos embedded from Youtube
  • Tutorial for creating galleries with videos embedded from Vimeo
  • Demo of a video gallery
  • Refer to our documentation if you need more help installing and using Modula Video extension

How to build a custom grid gallery (FREE feature)

  • Quick&easy tutorial on how to create a custom grid gallery
  • Demo of a gallery with images of different sizes and aspect ratios
  • Refer to our documentation to learn the settings for all the gallery types available, including the custom grid

How to create a masonry gallery (FREE feature)

  • Quick&easy tutorial on how to create a masonry image gallery
  • Refer to our documentation to learn the settings for all the gallery types available, including masonry

How to add a galley slider (PRO feature)

  • Quick&easy tutorial on how to create a gallery slider in WordPress
  • Demo of an image slider in full screen
  • Refer to our documentation to learn the technicalities to install and use Modula Slider extension

Mobile responsive gallery (FREE feature)

  • Quick&easy tutorial on how to create a mobile responsive gallery
  • Refer to our documentation to learn the settings for making your galleries mobile responsive

How to create a filterable gallery (PRO feature)

  • Quick&easy tutorial on how to create a gallery with categories and how to filter gallery images based on those categories
  • Youtube tutorial on how to apply filters and choose filter styles
  • Demo for all our filter styles
  • Refer to our documentation to learn all the filter settings available

How to password protect a gallery (PRO feature)

  • Quick&easy tutorial on how to create a password protected gallery
  • Demo for a password protected gallery
  • Refer to our documentation to learn all the settings for Password Protect Extension

How to add pagination to a gallery (PRO feature)

  • Demo for a gallery with pagination
  • Refer to our documentation to learn all the pagination settings available

How to create a gallery with hover effects (PRO feature)

  • Modula plugin comes with more than 40 stunning and creative hover effects built in. All hover effects are unique and can feature a title, short description and social icons, resulting in unique and contemporary galleries. The effects are designed to be cross-browser compatible and with the use of modern techniques like CSS3 animations, the effects work perfectly on mobile devices too.
  • Demo example of hover effect
  • Refer to our documentation to learn the settings for applying hover effects and see the demos for all hover effects available

How to organize galleries in albums (PRO feature)

  • Quick&easy tutorial on how to create a gallery album
  • Demo for organizing multiple galleries in albums
  • Refer to our documentation to learn the settings for creating gallery albums

Releases (86 )

Version Release Date Change Log
2.7.1 2022-12-15
  • 15.12.2022 = Fixed: Incorrect placement of ' ( #715 )
2.7.0 2022-12-14
  • 12.12.2022 = Changed: Custom icons for Modula Settings ( #679 ) Fixed: Fancybox error ( #678 ) Changed: Modula uninstall process - proper target the inputs with js ( #673 ) Fixed: jQuery .load() deprecated warning ( #669 ) Added: Create new gallery welcome screen ( #650 ) Fixed: WP Core galleries migration ( #694 ) Fixed: Issue preventing gallery status change in gallery edit ( #703 ) Fixed: Screen options not working when editing a gallery ( #700 ) Fixed: Empty blocks in admin custom grid gallery edit ( #709 )
2.6.92 2022-11-02
  • 24/10/2022 = Changed: Responsive tab settings no longer collapse on setting disabling. ( #690 ) Fixed: Misc settings nonce bug. ( #697 )
2.6.91 2022-10-20
  • 20/10/2022 = Changed: Metabox Accordeons no longer collapse on setting disabling. ( #690 ) Fixed: Show only image size that is in effect on "Image Size" admin setting. ( #692 ) Added: Nonce verification and admin user validation for troubleshooting options. ( #693 )
2.6.9 2022-10-18
  • 18/10/2022 = Fixed: Error preventing the opening of lightbox when "Lazy Load" is turned off. ( #691 )
2.6.8 2022-10-18
  • TBA = Changed: Modula won't query for Modula Galleries if Divi Builder is not in edit mode. ( #681 ) Fixed: Warnings if images could not be resized ( #682 ) Changed: Deactivation survey visual Enhancement ( #649 ) Added: A setting to remove srcset from images ( #675 ) Fixed: Preventing the addition of custom image size if it's the same as the original #684 ) Changed: Removed "Open image in a lightbox" tooltip when hovering over an gallery image. #686 ) Added: Metabox accordeons ( #687 )
2.6.7 2022-06-08
  • 08/06/2022 = Fixed: Sanitization & escapes. Fixed: Medicare WP theme compatibility ( #618 ) Fixed: Gallery titles with messy display names in Gutenberg ( #652 ) Added: Possibility to exclude certain images from the lightbox ( #445 )
2.6.6 2022-05-02
  • 02/05/2020 = Fixed: Sanitization not showing quotation marks in image title ( ) Changed: Last image arrow in lightbox is now hidden ( )
2.6.5 2022-04-04
2.6.4 2022-03-28
2.6.3 2022-03-25
2.6.2 2022-02-22
2.6.1 2022-02-18
2.6.0 2022-02-18
2.5.5 2022-01-26
2.5.4 2021-09-14
2.5.3 2021-07-26
2.5.2 2021-07-15
2.5.1 2021-04-05
2.5.0 2021-04-02
2.4.1 2020-12-14
2.4.0 2020-11-05
2.3.7 2020-10-30
2.3.6 2020-08-18
2.3.5 2020-08-12
2.3.4 2020-08-11
2.3.3 2020-07-15
2.3.2 2020-06-03
2.3.1 2020-05-21
2.3.0 2020-05-18
2.2.8 2020-03-27
2.2.7 2020-03-09
2.2.6 2020-02-18
2.2.5 2020-02-14
2.2.4 2020-02-05
2.2.3 2020-01-06
2.2.2 2020-01-04
2.2.1 2019-12-31
2.2.0 2019-12-30
2.1.6 2019-09-13
2.1.5 2019-08-12
2.1.4 2019-07-24
2.1.3 2019-07-10
2.1.2 2019-07-10
2.1.1 2019-07-08
2.1.0 2019-06-03
2.0.9 2019-05-27
2.0.8 2019-05-24
2.0.7 2019-04-06
2.0.6 2019-03-13
2.0.5 2019-02-26
2.0.4 2019-01-28
  • Fixed defaults ( Causing an issue on modula pro with filters )
  • Fixed translations
  • Prepared for Modula Speed Up
  • Changed the checkboxes' design
  • Fixed Facebook share link
2.0.3 2019-01-23
  • All issues from here :
  • Added a new button ( Save & Close ) in edit image modal ( James Leesley recommendation )
  • Renamed "Description" with "Caption" ( James Leesley recommendation )
  • Fixed error on resize
  • Fixed Shuffle
  • Generated .po file
2.0.2 2018-12-19
  • Changed strings
  • Fixed open new tab checkbox
  • Fixed caption color
  • Fixed caption & title size
  • Fixed custom grid layout
2.0.1 2018-12-18
  • 12.17.2018 =
  • Major Update
  • Build Custom Grids - Take full control of your galleries.
  • New Admin Interface - For a more intuitive user interface, weve blended Modula right into WordPress.
  • Drag & Drop to Upload Images
  • Guidelines to Help You Make the Perfect Gallery (edited)
  • Preview your Gallery Without the Hassle
1.3.7 2018-12-10
  • fixed dismiss button from beta testing notice.
1.3.6 2018-12-07
  • removed custom js field.
1.3.5 2018-12-06
  • second review
1.3.4 2018-12-06
  • review
1.3.3 2018-12-05
  • Added notification for Modula 2.0
  • Added Compatibility with AO
1.3.2 2018-11-17
  • Validated HTML markup
1.3.1 2018-10-22
  • Changed lightbox script
1.2.1 2017-12-23
  • Fixed the broken link
  • Hid the Edit gallery menu item
1.2.0 2017-10-05
1.1.13 2016-10-21
  • Enhanced lightbox compatibility
1.1.10 2016-10-08
  • Enhancement in backend UI
1.1.9 2016-10-07
  • Minor change in backend UI
1.1.8 2016-10-06
  • Fixed broken css for backends under SSL
1.1.7 2016-10-06
  • Tool to fix broken images after version 1.1.0
1.1.6 2016-10-05
  • Bug fix (impossible to select effect "None")
1.1.5 2016-09-30
  • Fixed issue on admin panel when images are too tall
1.1.4 2016-08-19
  • Changed CSS icon prefix to avoid conflicts
1.1.3 2016-07-11
  • Fixed bug (linked images opening in lightbox)
1.1.2 2016-07-05
  • Fixed social icons bug
1.1.1 2016-06-30
  • Bug fix
1.1.0 2016-06-29
  • New image management
  • Import tool for Envira galleries
  • Import tool for NextGen galleries
1.1.12 2016-05-17
1.1.11 2015-11-30
1.0.9 2015-11-30
  • Fixed url to upgrade
1.0.8 2015-11-17
  • Fixed url to upgrade
1.0.7 2015-11-14
  • Changed call to action for the survey
1.0.6 2015-11-13
  • Fixed CSS issue with Lightbox and some themes. New page in admin panel to show other gallery plugins. Enhancements of the UI of admin panel.
1.0.5 2015-11-09
  • Added handy links on plugins page
1.0.4 2015-11-05
  • Updated pot file for translations
1.0.3 2015-11-04
  • Bug fix: now images can be sorted also in the "Add gallery" wizard
1.0.1 2015-11-02