How to create a photo gallery website – A complete guide

Are you a photographer, designer, or creative looking for an easy way to create a photo gallery website? Welcome aboard! We’ll provide you with some great tips.

Digitalizing your day-to-day tasks and showing people your skills by creating a gallery website will help you make yourself well-known. And this is not the only benefit. Customers are looking for a quick and easy digital experience nowadays. So, make sure you invest in user experience and the way your masterpieces are presented to your customers.

This article will help you learn:

  • how to create a photo gallery website;
  • what tool you should use to create a photo gallery for your website;
  • how to design a photo gallery website;
  • and much more.

Well, if you already own a website, the process is super easy. If not, you can follow this tutorial on how to create a website. Most photographers use WordPress as a hosting provider due to its CMS (content management system) and the large number of plugins that help you colorize your photography website according to your style.

With that in mind, once you built your website, you should undoubtedly take advantage of a photo gallery plugin. There are a lot of options, but if you want a user-friendly gallery builder for both beginner and professional photographers, that doesn’t require any coding skills, try Modula Image Gallery.

Modula provides all the whistles and bells you’d expect from a gallery plugin. It features a ton of options and customizations, as well as a super user-friendly user interface to help you navigate your way. 

So, let’s see how you can design your photo gallery website with Modula.

🛠 Install and activate Modula

First of all, I’ll show you how to install the Modula plugin. You can follow this step for each plugin you want to install. 

Got to your WordPress dashboard > Plugins > Add New

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Add new plugin

On this page, you will find all freemium WordPress plugins that you can install and activate to enhance your website appearance. Search for Modula, and then click on Install Now.

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Install Modula

You’ll have to wait a couple of minutes until the installation process is over. Now, you can press Activate, and the Modula plugin will pop up in your WordPress dashboard.

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Activate Modula

Every time you want to create an image or video gallery, go to the Modula icon and click Add New.

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Create your first gallery

Now, you can add a descriptive title to your photo gallery (I’ll simply name mine “sunset photography”) and upload your files.

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Add a descriptive title

Thanks to its drag and drop builder, using Modula, you can arrange your images as you want.

In this step, I’ll show you some of the most impressive features that will make the photo gallery for your website more visually appealing. 

You can choose between 4 gallery grids: creative, custom, masonry, and slider. I usually like to resize my images, so I will choose the custom grid.

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Custom grid

You can also add thumbnails to your gallery or create a multimedia gallery by adding images, videos, animations, and so on.

Modula allows you to hide or show the image title and caption. Moreover, you can choose the colors and font of your image’s title.

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Show title/caption

Next, I’ll enable social icons to allow my visitors to share these images on various social media networks.

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Social sharing icons

For the last part of this step, I added a hover effect – you can choose between 42 hover effects.

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Hover effects

This is how you can create a basic photo gallery for your website. But you can do more than that!

➕ Add more customization options

There’s one thing for sure – everything here is customizable. So, if you want to create a stunning photo gallery website, try every option that Modula provides to its users. You can also add…

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Customize your WordPress photo gallery
  • image loading effects;
  • filterable galleries;
  • albums to organize your galleries;
  • watermarks;
  • password-protection;
  • EXIF data;
  • zoom on hover;
  • and so much more…

Here we are, at the end of this tutorial. After you take advantage of every Modula’s feature, click Save Gallery.

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Save your gallery

Then, you can copy the shortcode and paste it inside a page or a post. And this is how you create a photo gallery for your website using WordPress and Modula.

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Modula shortcode

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Whether you want a simple photo gallery or a robust one with animations and effects, Modula lets you have complete control over your photo gallery website look.

Try it and convince yourself!

Andreea Popa
Andreea Popa

Andreea is a blog manager at WPChill who spends most of her days writing and "polishing" WordPress-related articles - entirely dedicated to Download Monitor, Strong Testimonials, and Modula. She also likes to create visual art and social media content.

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