How To Make a Custom Grid Gallery in WordPress

Ever wanted to create a grid gallery without coding skills? Welcome aboard! We will walk you through all the steps of creating image galleries with a grid layout. 

In WordPress, you can easily display images in a grid layout without touching a single line of code. WordPress is the most well-known hosting provider thanks to its content management systems and many plugins specially created to increase your workflow.

Well, many image gallery plugins are intended to beautify your website, but if you want a fully customizable gallery builder that offers a grid layout, go with Modula.

In this article, we will show you:

  • how to make a grid gallery in WordPress;
  • steps to follow when making an image gallery with a grid layout using a gallery plugin;
  • features that will make your gallery more visually appealing;
  • and much more.

Modula Gallery Plugin

Create stunning, responsive photo galleries with ease. Showcase your work, captivate your audience, and boost engagement. You don’t need to do any coding.

First, you’ll need to install and activate Modula, a WordPress grid gallery plugin that will increase your workflow and simplify the creation process. Unlike other gallery plugins, Modula offers a functionality that allows you to resize images and choose a custom size. Let’s see how it works!

From now on, every time you want to create an image gallery using this plugin, go to the Modula icon and click on Add New.

create your first grid gallery in WordPress
Create your first gallery

To ensure you don’t forget later, add a descriptive title to your WordPress gallery. I will name mine “Art of portraits”. Then, you can start uploading your images and arrange them as you please. 

Adding a title and uploading images for a new Modula gallery
Add title and upload image files

One of the best things about Modula is that you can customize your galleries as you wish and add various gallery types: creative, custom, masonry, and slider. You can also create galleries with thumbnails or multimedia galleries, but I’ll teach you how to create a grid gallery right now.

After you upload your images, scroll down and go to General Settings. Here, you will find all the customization options provided by Modula. In the gallery type, choose the Custom Grid.

Choosing custom grid as the layout for Modula gallery
Add custom grids

You can resize your pictures by changing heights, widths, and aspect ratios. Awesome!

Photo arrangement in a grid gallery
Grid gallery in WordPress

Step 3: Add more customization options

There’s more. Everything here is customizable, and you can add a lot more options to beautify your galleries with Modula PRO:

However, if you think about upgrading to the premium version, you will benefit from more advanced features:

  • Albums creation – to organize your galleries according to your style;
  • Password protection and the ability to add a watermark to your pictures;
  • Migration tool – to move your galleries to another plugin;
  • Video extension – to include videos in your galleries or create video galleries;
  • Speed up extension – to load your images as fast as possible;
  • Zoom extension – so that your website visitors can see your masterpieces in detail;
  • EXIF extension – to display data from your image directly into your gallery and lightbox view;
  • …And give it a try to discover more!

Does your WordPress grid gallery look the way you want it to? If yes, let’s see how you can add it to your WordPress website. First, click Save Gallery, and it will automatically generate a shortcode.

Saving your Modula grid gallery
Save your gallery

Next, copy and paste the gallery shortcode wherever you want – into a page or post. Easy as that!

The section where the shortcode, link and id of your grid gallery can be found in the backend
The shortcode

For more information about creating a Modula gallery with different gallery types, watch this video tutorial:

Last words

Grid gallery created in WordPress using Modula
WordPress grid gallery

Thanks to Modula and its whistles and bells, creating a grid gallery in WordPress is easier than you might think. And don’t forget – you can create various galleries for different purposes and enhance your website’s look.

Modula Gallery Plugin

Create stunning, responsive photo galleries with ease. Showcase your work, captivate your audience, and boost engagement. You don’t need to do any coding.

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Ben loves creating content that helps people get the most out of WordPress. Whether it’s how-to’s, reviews, and in-depth guides. His mission is to make things easier and bridge the gap for non-technical folks.

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