Modula Image Gallery


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.


Premium features only available in Modula Pro:

  • Add more than 20 images per gallery.
  • Add videos to your galleries using the premium Modula Video Extension.
  • Sort the images from your gallery based on: date created, date modified, alphabetically, reverse or random.
  • Convert your gallery’s lightbox view into a stunning slideshow using the premium Slideshow extension.
  • Use the premium Modula Protection extension to prevent visitors from downloading your images with right-click protection.
  • Password protect your galleries with Modula’s Password protect extension.
  • Convert your gallery to a slider using the premium extension Modula Slider.
  • Allow your website’s visitors to easily sort through your gallery by applying one or more filters to your images.
  • Access to 5 more lightbox styles & effects with the Modula Pro.
  • Create albums, add galleries, manage cover photos, show gallery titles and image counts using the Album extension.
  • Protect your photos by adding custom watermarks using the Watermark extension.
  • You can create a unique and indexable URL for each Modula Gallery item through our Deeplink premium extension.
  • You can dynamically link to specific galleries without creating pages for them by using URLs with query strings using the Advanced Shortcode extension.
  • Using the SpeedUp extension you can optimize your images by reducing their file sizes, resizing them through ShortPixel and serve them from StackPath’s content delivery network.
  • Add engaging Image loading animations: Rotate or Horizontally/Vertically animate the images on each page loads.
  • Access to over 40 built-in image hover effects.
  • Priority email support
  • Support and updates for 12 months.

Learn more about Modula Pro.
Want to see how easy it is to create a filterable WordPress gallery with Modula? Click here.
* Modula Filterable Gallery Demo
* Custom Grid Gallery
42 Built-In Hover Effects
The Modula WordPress gallery plugin comes with 42 stunning and creative hover effects built in. Using an effect is a great, simple way to engage your audience. All hover effects are unique and can be used with 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. Here are some examples:
* Appear
* Cantinelle
* Comodo
* Crafty
* Curtain
* Fluid Up
* Hide
* Lens
* Pufrobo
* Quiet
* Reflex
* Seemo
6 Lightbox Styles
Modula comes with 6 easy-to-use lightbox styles that seamlessly integrate with your galleries. You can choose from FancyBox, LightGallery, Lightbox, Magnific Popup, PrettyPhoto, and SwipeBox.
Try them out to see which is your favorite!
* Fancy Box
* LightGallery
* Lightbox
* Magnific Popup
* PrettyPhoto
* SwipeBox
* Modula: Margins
* Modula: Shuffle
* Modula: Social icons
* Modula: Custom styling
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″]
Not sure if Modula is the right gallery plugin for you? We encourage you to take a look at other gallery plugins, but one thing you’ll notice is that they all look the same…
Sick and tired of boring galleries? Make your own and stand out with Modula.
Galleries created with Modula don’t always look identical. With the Modula custom grid functionality, you can easily adjust the size and aspect ratio of each individual image by dragging from the bottom right-hand corner in the gallery edit area.
Custom grids give you greater flexibility over how you display the images on your website. Easily control the size and look of your gallery – choosing the images you want to stand out, rather than relying on an algorithm.
Yes, that means you don’t have to worry about your gallery awkwardly cropping out your subject or your subject not being at the center of the image.
Modula is the most powerful, customizable and easy-to-use WordPress gallery plugin available because we give you the power to choose everything from the height and width of your gallery down to resizing individual images within the container that makes sure your images never exceed the content area.
Ease-of-use shouldn’t mean sample/basic Galleries
Modula has been designed to be user-friendly from the ground up so that users of varying WordPress experience can easily create the perfect WordPress photo and image galleries. If you don’t want all the customization features, you can leave everything up to the algorithm, and if you do – they’re there so you can easily choose gallery size, margins between images, the color and size of captions.
If you can’t seem to figure something out, you can always check our documentation or get in touch – we’re always happy to help…

What is Modula good for?
Modula is also the best WordPress portfolio plugin as it allows you to easily showcase your amazing work in a stunning gallery.
* Custom Grid
With Modula’s custom grid functionality you can freely resize images within your gallery’s container, controlling their heights, widths and aspect ratio. You can create beautiful and unique grids to highlight your work.
* Video Gallery
Create stunning video galleries with both self-hosted videos and videos from sources like YouTube and Vimeo. Let your videos speak for themselves.
* GIF Gallery
Let your website’s visitors explore your work and share with them the best GIF galleries and most popular animated GIFs using Modula. Create funny an entertaining GIF galleries with Modula.
* Social Sharing
Allow visitors to share your images using various hover effects. You can add Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Whatsapp icons.
* Filterable Gallery
With Modula, you can easily add filters to your galleries to make it easier for your website’s visitors to quickly sort through a larger collection of images.
* Password Protected Gallery
Don’t want your galleries to be public? Protect private galleries with passwords using the Modula gallery plugin.
* Albums
Using Modula Albums you can easily organize galleries in Albums, select featured images, grid type, hover effect and much more.
* Slider Gallery
Display your Modula galleries in a unique way using the Slider addon. You can switch it up by adding different elements to the slider: dots, arrows, a fade effect, infinite loop, center mode and more.
* Modula Slideshow
Modula Slideshow allows you to turn your gallery’s lightbox into a stunning slideshow. Allow visitors to easily view the entire gallery in a calm and relaxed manner.

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  • Custom Grid - Freely resize images
  • Custom Grid - Helper Grid
  • Back-end Options UI Walkthrough
  • Responsive galleries created with Modula


This plugin provides 1 block.

Modula Image Gallery


For automatic installation:

The simplest way to install is to click on \’Plugins\’ then \’Add\’ and type \’Modula\’ in the search field.

For manual installation 1:

  1. Login to your website and go to the Plugins section of your admin panel.
  2. Click the Add New button.
  3. Under Install Plugins, click the Upload link.
  4. Select the plugin zip file ( from your computer then click the Install Now button.
  5. You should see a message stating that the plugin was installed successfully.
  6. Click the Activate Plugin link.

For manual installation 2:

  1. You should have access to the server where WordPress is installed. If you don\’t, see your system administrator.
  2. Copy the plugin zip file ( up to your server and unzip it somewhere on the file system.
  3. Copy the \”modula-lite\” folder into the /wp-content/plugins directory of your WordPress installation.
  4. Login to your website and go to the Plugins section of your admin panel.
  5. Look for \”Modula\” and click Activate.


The layout doesn’t look correct

Check the console of the browser and look if you see any error like: “Uncaught TypeError: undefined is not a function”
This errors means that the browser doesn’t know the Modula JavaScript plugin, most of the time the problem is caused by a wrong jQuery inclusion by the theme or another plugin.

Why does some image look blurry ?

If you get blurry and pixellated images then you need to raise the “Minimum image width” parameter inside the “General” section.

I want to use another lightbox instead of the provided one

The PRO license bundles 6 different lightboxes. However you can use any other lightbox you want also with the Lite license. If you have installed a lightbox plugin then you just need to select “Direct link to image” in the “Lightbox” settings.

How can I change the lightbox’s background?

You can change the lightbox popup background color using the following code:
body .lg-backdrop {
background-color: white;

How can I get support?

Free support is included only with a PRO license: Buy Modula PRO

How can I say thanks?

  • Just recommend our plugin to your friends! or
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June 4, 2020
El plugin es bastante bueno, fácil de usar, intuitivo, con un menú limpio y en el que encuentras tus galerías con un simple vistazo, y el código bastante bien. Doy 4 estrellas por el límite de 20 imágenes por galería, pero el resto es genial y funciona de maravilla.
June 1, 2020
I use this plugin on a couple of sites and like its functionality even on the free version. An update to the plugin broke it on 2 of my sites and i couldn't figure out why. I contacted Modula and over a couple of conversations they had troubleshot the problem (It was a lazy load function within AVADA) and all was well. What impressed me was they took the problem on and really tried to solve it, and succeeded. Often (and for good reason perhaps) the complexity of themes and plugins make problem solving difficult. Very impressed
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