How to create a gallery page for WordPress with downloadable images

Do you need a tool that allows your clients/visitors to download images for free? This article has everything you need.

The best thing about WordPress is that it provides over 58,000 free plugins intended to make your job easier and increase your workflow.

Each plugin includes certain features for a specific purpose – creating galleries, building forms, improving SEO, etc.

But which plugin helps you to create a stunning WordPress downloadable gallery?

I’ll tell you a secret: It’s Modula.

In this article, we will share the following:

  • Why use Modula to create a gallery page for WordPress?
  • How to create a gallery with downloadable images.
  • Features that will make your WordPress gallery more visually appealing.
  • And much more.

🥁 Why use Modula to create a gallery page for WordPress

We’ve said this a thousand times before, but we’ll repeat it. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a beginner or a pro-WordPress user. Modula is the perfect gallery plugin for every skill level, regardless of a user’s abilities. 

Here’s a breakdown of some of the features Modula Pro offers:

  • Modula Gallery features 42 image hover effects, a lightbox gallery, filterable galleries, and four image loading effects.
  • Four grid types: creative, custom, slider, and masonry.
  • Album creation: organize your galleries according to your style.
  • Social sharing buttons: expand your presence on social media. 
  • Password protection:  and the ability to add a watermark to your pictures.
  • Migration/import tool: move your galleries to and from another plugin.
  • Video extension: include videos in your galleries or create video galleries.
  • Speed up extension: to load your images as fast as possible.
  • Zoom extension: your website visitors can see your masterpieces in detail.
  • EXIF extension: to display data from your image directly into your gallery and lightbox view
  • Modula Whitelabel: replace any occurrence of Modula with your brand name and logo.
  • Modula Defaults: create multiple gallery defaults, each with its unique name and values;
  • User Roles: allow admins to decide which user roles can create, edit, remove galleries and albums, and add defaults/presets.

And the best part? Modula provides a DOWNLOAD extension that allows your website visitors to download various images from your gallery. 

You will have to upgrade to Modula PRO to benefit from these features!

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 of all, you will need to install and activate Modula. It is a super easy process (less than a minute). Next, we can start creating our awesome gallery!

Modula comes with a big bunch of powerful features. You can build unlimited galleries and each of them with various customizations:

If there’s a gallery of your interest, follow these guides. But right now, I’ll show you how to create a WordPress gallery with downloadable images.

Go to your WordPress menu > Modula > Add New.

Create your first gallery
Create your WordPress downloadable gallery

Next, give your WordPress downloadable gallery a name so you don’t forget later and start uploading your files (you can upload multiple images at once).

Name your gallery and upload files
Add title and upload images

🔲 Add a grid type

To ensure your images display attractively, choose a grid type and arrange them according to your style. I’ll use the custom grid for this tutorial.

Custom grid gallery type
Custom grid

⬇ Enable download

Next, I’ll teach you how to create a WordPress gallery with downloadable images. Go to Download Settings > Enable Download.

downloadable WordPress gallery
WordPress gallery with downloadable images

Depending on the settings enabled, you can add a download icon on your thumbnails to download each image or a ‘download all images’ button above the gallery. 

You can also add a ‘download all‘ button inside the lightbox. This option means you’re saving your website visitors time in the process. 

WordPress gallery with downloadable images
WordPress gallery with downloadable images

Everything here is customizable. You can customize images, videos, and galleries as well.

As well as all the features presented above, you can add titles and captions to your pictures, change your social icons’ color, choose from various fonts, etc.

downloadable gallery for WordPress
Customize your WordPress gallery

Once you’re happy with your gallery, all you have to do is click Save Gallery.

downloadable gallery for WordPress
Save your gallery

Modula will generate a shortcode with your gallery’s link. Next, you can copy and paste the shortcode into a page or post. You can create a new page/post or paste it into an existing one.

downloadable gallery for WordPress
Modula shortcode

⭐ Final thoughts

Giving images away for free is an attractive prospect to any visitor to your website. It can help convert them to fans, get them to share your works, or pass on a recommendation.

Using Modula, you can improve the user experience, enhance your website with just a few clicks, and provide them with freebies!

Try Modula Pro and create your WordPress downloadable gallery today!

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.


  1. You know what would be really helpful? A page with demos on it. Nowhere on your website can I see what your galleries might look like. A few screenshots? That’s all there is?

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