Do you want to share your images only with your clients? Welcome aboard! 🚢 I’ll teach how to create password-protected galleries easily and quickly.

Whether you’re a photographer looking to sell your pictures to just a few people or simply want to protect your masterpieces from image theft, this article will help you understand how to create a password-protected gallery. Let’s dive right in! 🤿


In this article, we will show you:

  • 🔨 What tool to use when adding password protection against image theft;
  • 🥷 How to create a password-protected gallery;
  • ⛔️ How to add your password-protected image gallery to WordPress;
  • 🍭 And much more.


Indeed, you can password-protect your WordPress content by default. But it only applies to the entire page/post – you can’t add passwords only to your galleries. That’s why you need a tool specially created to help you turn your visible image gallery into a private image gallery. 🔒

Have you ever thought about building a password-protected online gallery for your clients, but you couldn’t find a tool that can do that? 🧐 I will recommend you to use Modula, the most user-friendly gallery plugin. Why such a thing?

Here’s the deal – using Modula, you won’t need any coding skills, your pictures will look stunning on any device, and it provides all the whistles and bells you’d expect from a gallery plugin. Still not convinced? Let me shoot you with more features! 🔫

  • 🆘 Do you want to create private galleries so that only your customers can see them?
  • 🆘 Do you own a business and want to create an image gallery for internal purposes only?
  • 🆘 Looking for a straightforward method to add a password ONLY to your galleries?
  • 🆘 Can’t find a way to allow customers/employees to download your private galleries?

Keep your pecker up! We offer two powerful extensions (Password Protection and Download) that come as a solution for all your problems. But we’ve got more cookies to offer. That’s why you should jump to our homepage and look for what you need! 👀


Don’t worry; it’s not rocket science! 🚀 It’s Modula that will increase your workflow and make your work easier. This WordPress plugin comes with a Password Protection Extension to add passwords to your visible galleries. There’s more – unlimited storage space! 🥳 You can upload as many pictures as you want to your private galleries – the sky will be the only limit!


Step 1: Install and activate Modula

First thing first, you will need to install and activate Modula. So, go to your WordPress dashboard > Plugins > Add New.

WordPress menu
WordPress menu

You’ll find yourself redirected to a page with WordPress plugins waiting for you to press that button! 🖲 Here, you’ll see a search bar in the upper right corner. Type Modula, and when you find it, click Install Now.

Modula install
Install Modula

As soon as your plugin gets installed, you need to activate Modula to take the next steps. For activating, all you have to do is to click on Activate.

Immediately, you will see the Modula plugin on the left side of the WordPress menu. 🎉

modula activate
Activate Modula

Let’s start by creating a gallery before adding a password to it. Therefore, go to your WordPress menu > Modula > Add new.

add new gallery
Create new gallery

I advise you to name your gallery to differentiate it from the others. Then, you can start uploading as many pictures as you want to create the most impressive gallery.

add new title
Add a descriptive title and upload image files

For my example, I chose to name my gallery Musical instruments. I added some pictures and arranged them with the help of the drag and drop builder in the order I wanted. 🎯

Password protected gallery example
Password protected gallery example

However, if you already have a gallery and you want to make it private, Modula allows you to import an already existing gallery. 👏 Awesome, right?


To set your already created gallery as a private image gallery, you have to go to Settings > Pass Protect > Enable Password Protect.

password protected gallery
Enable Password Protection

Now, you can create a password for your gallery and a message to inform visitors that they’ll need a password to see the images. 🙏

password protected gallery
Password Protection Settings

Keep reading! In the next step, I’ll show you how to allow visitors to download your private gallery.


I want to let you know that everything here is customizable – every piece in your gallery can be edited as you please. You can add loading effects, open your images in a Lightbox, embed videos to your galleries, and much much more. You’ll need to try each feature and see what suits your needs. No pain, no gain! 🏋️‍♀️

To begin with, you can choose from 4 different gallery types: creative, custom, columns (masonry), and slider. I’ll go along with Custom Grid. This offers me the chance to resize the images the way I want. 🤩

customize gallery
Customize your gallery

This is how my gallery looks like using the Custom Grid gallery type. 😎

custom grids
Gallery with custom grids

This goes hand in hand with the password-protection feature. If you want to allow your clients to download your masterpieces after entering the right password, you can enable this feature and add a download button to your gallery/images.

Enable download
Enable download

If you don’t want to lose all your changes, don’t forget to press Save Gallery ‼️. It would be a work in vain!

password protected gallery
Save Gallery

Then, Modula will automatically generate a shortcode for your gallery. All you have to do is copy and paste the link into a page/post. Piece of cake! 🍰

Modula shortcode
Modula shortcode

Final thoughts

And that’s how we do it! In just 5 steps and a few clicks, you can create password-protected galleries for your customers and allow them to download your masterpieces! 🤟

Start now and create your password protected image gallery with Modula! 💥