How To Filter Your Image/Video Portfolio By Category In Wordpress (Using Modula Gallery)

Looking for a WordPress photo gallery plugin designed to help you create galleries with categories? Welcome aboard! We’re here to show you all the steps to filter your WordPress portfolio by category, taking advantage of such a plugin.

This article will show you:

  • Best portfolio plugin with categories;
  • How to setup a gallery wall in WordPress with categories;
  • More customization for your WordPress gallery with category filter;
  • And much more.

Are you looking for an easy way to filter your WordPress portfolio? Modula comes to your aid. It doesn’t require any coding skills; it is user-friendly and fully mobile responsive as well. You can use a lot of features to create and style your galleries. Here are some examples of what kind of galleries you can create with Modula:

Creating a new gallery with Modula is an easy and short process. It won’t take you more than two minutes. After that, you can edit it for how long you will like.

In order to create a WordPress gallery with categories, we need to install and activate Modula.

Install and activate Modula

This section will show you how to install and activate Modula, a WordPress category filter plugin. Because this process remains the same for any other free WordPress plugin, you can follow the same steps to install any plugin you want. So, go to your Dashboard > Plugins > Add New.

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Add new plugin

Here you can find any plugin you are looking for. There is a search bar in the upper corner. To find this gallery plugin, type Modula in the search bar. When the results will show up, click on Install Now button.

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Install Modula

After a few minutes of waiting, you will be able to see an Activate button. Click on it to activate the plugin you just installed. Now, Modula will pop up in your WordPress menu. Piece of cake!

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Activate Modula

To create a new photo gallery with categories and filters, go to Modula > Galleries > Add New.

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Create a gallery

Next, add a suggestive title and start uploading images using the Upload images button. You can organize your images as you need with the drag and drop builder.

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Add descriptive title and upload image files

Filter WordPress portfolio by category

Your gallery can contain many images, so it will be easier for your visitors if you sort them using filters. You can do that with Filters functionality. Go to Settings > Filters > Add new filter and write down as many filters as you need.

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Add filter

We have our filters created. Now, we need to assign images to them. All we need to do is to go over an image and click on the edit icon. This icon is on the left side of each image.

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Edit image

Go all the way down to the filters section and add a filter or more, as you like.

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Assign filter

If you want to add a filter to more than one image, you can go to Bulk Edit button.

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Bulk Edit

This will take you to a new page where you can select all the images you want to group and add filters from your list.

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Select pictures

Don’t forget to click Save and Save & Close to ensure that your WordPress portfolio is filtered by category. If you want to repeat this process, you can simply click on the Save button and Deselect All, then repeat the process shown below. The process is the same for both image and video portfolios.

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Customize filters

Moreover, after selecting the filters and adding them, there is an option that allows you to edit the way they show up. How can we style our filters to create a photo gallery with categories and descriptions?

Simply go to the Filters section. Here you will find a bunch of features for customizing your filters. You can enable dropdown, and as a result, it will display filters on the page as a dropdown menu. Furthermore, there is an option of reloading the page when a filter is clicked.

If you’re wondering how to hide all filters in Modula gallery, just tick the Hide “All” filter, and they will disappear.

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Edit filters

You can change the color for the filter link or filter text. Of course, you can change the color on hover too. There is a default filter that will appear on the page at the beginning. The default filter is All, so all visitors will be able to see all images. After clicking on a filter, it will load the selected option.

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More editing

Once you’re done with editing filters, don’t forget about customizing the entire gallery.

The best part about Modula is that it provides four grid types to display your images as you please. Go to Settings > General > Gallery Type and choose a gallery type.

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Choose gallery type

Then, you’d better transform your gallery into a responsive one. But how to create a responsive photo gallery with categories? Go to Responsive > Custom Responsiveness and enable the button. Your image gallery with categories is fully responsive now.

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Set responsive

Do you want your visitors to be able to see more in detail your work of art? Enable zoom and your problem is solved. You can enable zoom on hover and edit the window size too.

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Enable zoom

After finishing all the styling for your responsive image gallery with categories, don’t forget to save it. Then, add the generated shortcode on your page or post.

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Save gallery

Final thoughts – How to filter WordPress portfolio by category

Modula is a perfect choice for anyone looking for a powerful plugin designed to style galleries. It is an easy-to-use WordPress photo gallery plugin with categories suitable for both beginners and professionals. The steps to create a gallery grid with categories are easy to follow and don’t require code skills.

Create your WordPress gallery with Modula and you won’t be disappointed.

Andreea Popa

Andreea is a blog manager at WPChill who spends most of her days writing and "polishing" articles. When she isn't writing, she's in the heart of the mountains, looking for peace and inspiration.

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