How to create a Youtube gallery in WordPress

You may be wondering, can I create a WordPress Youtube gallery without any coding skills? Of course, you can!

WordPress is one of the most used website builders thanks to its content management system and a large number of plugins. Here you will find the perfect WordPress Youtube gallery plugin to help you create dynamic video galleries. Well, if you host a video on Youtube, you can create Youtube galleries using Modula, the most user-friendly image and video gallery plugin.

In this article, you will learn:

  • How to create a WordPress Youtube gallery;
  • Steps to follow when creating a Youtube gallery using Modula;
  • Some features that will make your video galleries more engaging;
  • And much more.

🛠 Install and activate Modula

First of all, you will need the Modula plugin installed and activated. So, here’s what you have to do. Go to your WordPress dashboard > Plugins > Add New.

Add the Modula plugin
Add new plugin

You will see a search bar in the upper right corner, so type Modula. When you find the plugin, click on Install Now.

Search Modula and install it
Install Modula

You need to wait a couple of seconds and after the installation process is over, click on Activate. You can follow these steps for every freemium WordPress plugin.

Activate the Modula plugin
Activate Modula

Now, you will find the Modula plugin in your WordPress menu.

From now on, when you want to create a gallery using this WordPress gallery plugin, go to Modula icon and click Add New.

Create a WordPress Youtube gallery
Create your first gallery

Then, you can type a descriptive title and start uploading image files to your WordPress Youtube gallery. I will name my gallery cool photoshoot.

Name your gallery and add images
Add title and upload images

You can drag and drop your images and organize them as you please.

Modula is a WordPress gallery plugin that integrates both image and video files. You can upload your own videos or assign Youtube, Vimeo videos to image files.

If you hover your cursor over an image, there will appear three icons: pencil, replace, and trash. Click on the pencil icon to edit your image’s metadata. 

WordPress Youtube gallery
Edit your image

Here you can add more information to your WordPress Youtube gallery: title, caption, alt text, EXIF data, etc. Well, to assign a Youtube video to this image, copy the Youtube link, and paste it into the Video URL box, then click Save.

Edit metadata
Insert video URL

If you want to add Youtube videos to all your images, follow the same process.

To benefit from more features, if you upgrade Modula to the premium version, you can add more customizations to your WordPress Youtube gallery.

Customize your WordPress Youtube gallery
Modula video settings

Do you know what would be cooler? Having a photomontage with some pictures from your video and then creating a gallery.

Choosing to create galleries with Modula will allow you to use various gallery types: creative, custom, slider, and masonry

For our video gallery, I will use the custom grid gallery to resize my images controlling their heights, widths, and aspect ratio.

Custom WordPress Youtube gallery
Custom grid gallery

➕ Add more customization options

The Modula’s freemium version comes with robust features for your galleries: image loading effects, hover effects, galleries with thumbnails, social icons, etc.

Cutomize your WordPress Youtube gallery

As I said before, if you choose to upgrade Modula, you will achieve more powerful features: Zoom on hover, Speed Up extension, Albums extension, Modula Defaults (to create gallery defaults), mobile responsiveness, password-protected galleries, filterable galleries, and so on.

Does your WordPress Youtube gallery look the way you wanted it to? Then, click on Save Gallery.

Save your WordPress Youtube gallery
Save your gallery

Now, a shortcode will be generated, so copy and paste it into a page or post to publish your Youtube gallery.

Copy and paste your gallery into a page or post
Modula shortcode

⭐ Final thoughts

Your WordPress Youtube gallery
WordPress Youtube gallery

If you choose to create your galleries with Modula, it won’t take you more than 5 minutes. Besides, they will look stunning, and you’ll attract more viewers than you would have imagined.

Try Modula and start creating endless galleries!

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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