Meow Gallery (+ Gutenberg Gallery Block)

Description

Polished and beautiful gallery built for image lovers. Designed to work for WordPress 5 (Gutenberg Block) and also the standard Gallery Shortcode. It’s responsive, retina-friendly, has modern layouts, is blazing fast and tightly optimized. If you are interested in seeing the layouts in actions, click here: Meow Gallery’s Layouts.

Features

Uses WordPress and Gutenberg naturally without hacking it, and more importantly, without imposing its own system and making your website dependent of it. It means you can use the Meow Gallery and one day switch back to the WordPress core rendering, or anything else. It works everywhere, easily, and fits naturally in WordPress. We will never blow it up with features that most users do not need.

Layouts

Shipped with the popular layouts such as Tiles, Masonry, Justified (like Flickr) and Square (like Instagram), only using CSS, so no more scripts to slow down your pages and the rendering. Demo here.

Compatibility

Since this gallery works with WordPress in a natural way, it should be compatible with any other plugins or themes (of course, it depends on how those have been exactly implemented). The following plugins might interest you.

  • Lightbox: The choice of the lightbox is yours, so this gallery does not come with one. However, we made the Meow Lightbox. It follows the same principles.
  • Lightroom: It fully works with WP/LR Sync and its attributes. If you wish to use your collections in Lightroom automatically, then, this is easy!
  • External links: If you want to create links from your images to external URLs, we recommend you the Gallery Custom Links plugin.
  • Audio: You can also add sound, music or any kind of audio to an image. To do this, you can use Audio Story Images.

This plugin is SEO-friendly, so for example, the list of images will be added in your sitemap (Yoast SEO does this).

Pro Version

If you want to support us, you will get those additional features.

  • Infinite/Lazy loading, for a faster page loading and a smoother experience for the user.
  • The Carousel, a very cool and dynamic layout.
  • The Map Layout, a different and really nice way to present your photos, or trips.
  • Animations on your galleries.

You can find more information on this plugin on Meow Apps: Meow Gallery.

Languages: English.

Screenshots

  • Meow Gallery.

Blocks

This plugin provides 1 block.

meow-gallery/gallery
Meow Gallery (+ Gutenberg Gallery Block)

Installation

  1. Upload meow-gallery to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

FAQ

Have a look at the tutorial available here.

Reviews

January 20, 2020
Hi, Just would like to thanks MEOW for this plugin: This plugin is really well coded. It uses best standard for speed and performences, svg, few requests and light js / css, well organized. My website load at 0,5 and I spend a year to optimize it. I've tested a lot of gallery plugins, but this one is by far the best I've decided to use ! This is only possible because the author Jordy is one of these dev that is always looking to improve its plugins and the support is really goood !
January 12, 2020
I searched around for a good gallery plugin for a "travel and thoughts" blog and tried the meow free version, was very happy with it as am a normal user with mediocre blogging abilities and it creates a very nice looking gallery with the given photos. Uploading the galleries was thoroughly easy and unproblematic despite some very wobbly campsite wifiยดs. I have been having a bit of trouble with picture rotation but this can sometimes be resolved by prerotating the picture before uploading. All in all, I like it and have bought the full version and shall stick with it.
December 21, 2019
I am a professional photographer who displays a lot of different galleries. I tried a few different plugins and Meow Gallery has been the easiest to use and looks great! I made a couple of feature requests and got an instant reply from the developer. Love the customer service and plan to upgrade to the Pro version. Highly recommend!
December 19, 2019
I have countless existing WordPress galleries on my sites that were previously using the Jetpack carousel gallery option for the layout. Meow Gallery enhances default WordPress galleries so I didn't have to recreate anything. It just worked! Now my galleries look even better and I don't need the super bloated Jetpack plugin installed on my site any longer. Exacting what I was looking for!
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Contributors & Developers

“Meow Gallery (+ Gutenberg Gallery Block)” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Change log

3.5.9

  • Fix: Remove dots when 3 or fewer images in Carousel.
  • Fix: Cascade layout had an issue when vertical image was sandwiched between two horizontal ones.
  • Update: With the Gutenberg Block, default should be… default, and not always ‘Tiles’.
  • Fix: Map doesn’t crash anymore on first init in the editor.
  • Note: If you have a moment, please review the Meow Gallery, that will help us tremendously ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you!

3.5.8

  • Fix: When the gallery is empty, automatically gets the images attached to the post.
  • Update: Better i18n support for admin.

3.5.7

  • Fix: Avoid an issue (when a gallery had an issue, all the other galleries weren’t rendered).
  • Update: Admin refresh.

3.5.4

  • Fix: Default order issue.
  • Fix: Run mglInitMaps only if there is a map on the page.

3.5.2

  • Fix: Remove the call to gallery_written which was allowing theme to break the Meow Gallery. If this causes an issue, an option will be added instead.
  • Add: New layout for Pro: The Map Layout!

3.4.9

  • Fix: Carousel dots.
  • Fix: iiooi layout was 103%.
  • Fix: Responsive for Tiles and Square layouts.

3.4.6

  • Fix: Justified layout had… issues. Sorry about that!
  • Add: Meow Gallery can now be converted into Gutenberg Gallery or (and from) Image Blocks.
  • Update: Little optimization for the rendering.

3.4.4

  • Fix: Return the WordPress default gallery if None is selected (and no layout).
  • Update: Lazy doesn’t use an 1×1 external image anymore, but a tiny inline SVG.

3.4.2

  • Add: Support for custom classes.
  • Fix: CSS issue for caption in some cases.
  • Fix: There were issues when using Infinite with a specific Image Size.

3.4.0

  • Fix: One (actually useless) argument was missing to the post_gallery filter.
  • Update: Avoid having one photo left alone when using the Tiles Layout.

3.3.6

  • Add: Possibility to switch between src-set and precise image sizes (thumbnail, medium, large, full).
  • Fix: Namespace conflict with carousel.

3.3.4

  • Fix: Added a new class to the images (might be important for other plugins).
  • Fix: A few CSS glitches were corrected.
  • Add: Container for the gallery and its inline CSS, to avoid breaking DOM parsers.
  • Fix: Default CSS behavior/style is missing for some theme and was affecting the Justified layout.

3.3.0

  • Add: Filter mgl_sort to build your own customized order. Check more about this here.
  • Fix: JetPack Lazy.
  • Fix: Visual glitches.

3.2.9

  • Update: The Slider is now the Carousel (for Pro).
  • Update: Larger sizes to avoid pixelization (if any issue, check the filters).
  • Add: New filters (https://meowapps.com/meow-gallery-tutorial/#Customize_the_Meow_Gallery).
  • Fix: Tiles layout issue.

3.2.4

  • Fix: Compatibility with PHP… 5! ๐Ÿ™‚ (the plugin was made for PHP 7+).
  • Fix: An invisible character was breaking the gallery attributes.
  • Add: Added animations.

3.1.0

  • Update: Added a filter which is also used by the standard WP Gallery for compatibility with other plugins.
  • Fix: Compatibility with WordPress 5.0.
  • Fix: The include attribute in the shortcode was not working.

3.0.6

  • Add: Compatibility with WP/LR Sync. Collections from Lightroom are now accessible from the Meow Gallery Gutenberg Block.
  • Add: LinkTo in the block.
  • Add: Cascade layout.
  • Info: Huge update for Gutenberg and WordPress 5. Try it ๐Ÿ™‚

2.0.9

  • Fix: For Gutenberg last update compatibility.
  • Fix: Convert special characters in captions to HTML entities to avoid breaking standard HTML.
  • Fix: Compatibility issue with WP/LR Sync.
  • Update: Randomize identical layouts for Tiles.
  • Fix: Function filemtime seems to fail on a few installs, so added alternative for it.

2.0.4

  • Update: Enhanced Tiles layout.
  • Update: Optimize CSS.
  • Fix: Issue in the Slider constructor.

2.0.2

  • Update: Complete recoding of the Meow Gallery! Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.
  • Add: Add Meow Gallery setting in the Gallery Block in Gutenberg.
  • Fix: Gutenberg compatibility.

1.1.2

  • Fix: Gutenberg compatibility.
  • Fix: Issue with Infinite.
  • Fix: Compatibility with PHP prior to 5.6.3.
  • Update: Support for WP 4.9.

1.0.4

  • Add: i18n.
  • Fix: Better Justified layout.
  • Fix: W3C validation.
  • Fix: Compatibility with prehistoric themes.
  • Fix: Gallery width.
  • Fix: Issues with PHP < 7.

1.0.0

  • Add: Optimization of the Infinite Loading.
  • Fix: Now really uses the core WP Gallery 100% naturally.
  • Fix: Many fixes.

0.2.5

  • Add: Instagram Layout.
  • Fix: Many little fixes.
  • Add: Filter that allows changes in the images list (used by WP/LR Sync).

0.2.2

  • Add: Justified layout.
  • Fix: Many little fixes.

0.1.6

  • Fix: Many fixes, many updates, revamped.
  • Add: Pro -> Infinite loading, with options

0.0.3

  • Tiny fixes.

0.0.1

  • First release.