Gallery Categories by BestWebSoft


Gallery Categories is an add-on for Gallery plugin. Add and customize an unlimited number of gallery categories for your WordPress website.

Improve the user experience to make it easier to browse multiple galleries.

NOTE: Gallery Categories plugin is an exclusive add-on to the Gallery Plugin plugin and it will not work without it.


  • Add an unlimited number of gallery categories
  • Customize each gallery category:
    • Title
    • Slug
    • Parent
    • Description
  • Add gallery categories widget and select the additional info:
    • Display as dropdown
    • Show galleries count
    • Show hierarchy
  • Add certain gallery categories to page or post using shortcode
  • Compatible with latest WordPress version
  • Incredibly simple settings for fast setup without modifying code
  • Detailed step-by-step documentation and videos

If you have a feature suggestion or idea you’d like to see in the plugin, we’d love to hear about it! Suggest a Feature

Documentation & Videos

Help & Support

Visit our Help Center if you have any questions, our friendly Support Team is happy to help —


  • Czech (cs_CZ) (thanks to Michal Kučera
  • Russian (ru_RU)
  • Ukrainian (uk)

Some of these translations are not complete. We are constantly adding new features which should be translated. If you would like to create your own language pack or update the existing one, you can send the text of PO and MO files to BestWebSoft and we’ll add it to the plugin. You can download the latest version of the program for work with PO and MO files Poedit.

Recommended Plugins

  • Updater – Automatically check and update WordPress core with all installed plugins to the latest versions. Manual mode, email notifications and backups of all your files and database before updating.
  • Gallery – Add beautiful galleries, albums & images to your WordPress website in few clicks.


  • Gallery Categories albums page in frontend.
  • Displaying Gallery Categories Widget in the Sidebar on your WordPress website.
  • Assign Gallery Category screen.
  • Galleries Admin panel.
  • Add new Gallery Category page.
  • Adding Gallery Categories Widget.


Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the gallery-categories folder to /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin using the ‘Plugins’ menu in your WordPress admin panel.
  3. Create a page or a post and insert the shortcode [print_gllr cat_id=*] into the text.

View a Step-by-step Instruction on Gallery Categories Installation

How to create a new gallery category?

There are two ways you can create a new gallery category. First way:

  1. Similar to post categories, click “Add new gallery category” when creating/editing a gallery.
  2. Enter a title for a new gallery category and press “Enter”.

Alternately, you can do the following:

  1. Navigate to Edit Gallery Categories page.
  2. Fill in all the necessary fields and click “Add new gallery category”.
Is it possible to rename the default gallery category? In which way?

Please complete the following steps:
1. Open your WordPress admin dashboard.
2. Navigate to the Gallery Categories Edit page.
3. Click on the title of the default gallery category and enter the new one.
4. Save changes.

Can I delete a default gallery category?

No, you can’t. All galleries should belong at least to one category. Default category option implies that new galleries, which do not have any category assigned to them, are automatically moved to default gallery category.

How can I view all galleries that belong to a certain category of galleries?

Please paste the shortcode of the necessary gallery category to the page/post.

I have some problems with the plugin’s work. What Information should I provide to receive proper support?

Please make sure that the problem hasn’t been discussed yet on our forum ( If no, please provide the following data along with your problem’s description:
– The link to the page where the problem occurs
– The name of the plugin and its version. If you are using a pro version – your order number.
– The version of your WordPress installation
– Copy and paste into the message your system status report. Please read more here: Instruction on System Status

Contributors & Developers

“Gallery Categories by BestWebSoft” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Gallery Categories by BestWebSoft” has been translated into these 2 locales: Ukrainian, Russian. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “Gallery Categories by BestWebSoft” into your language.

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V1.0.9 – 14.04.2017

  • Bugfix : Multiple Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability was fixed.
  • Update : The Czech file has been updated.

V1.0.8 – 27.02.2017

  • NEW : The Czech language file has been added.

V1.0.7 – 19.09.2016

  • Update : Compatibility with new version of Gallery by BestWebSoft plugin has been added.

V1.0.6 – 08.07.2016

  • Update : BWS panel section is updated.

V1.0.5 – 25.04.2016

  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 4.5.

V1.0.4 – 09.12.2015

  • Bugfix : The bug with plugin menu duplicating was fixed.

V1.0.3 – 26.10.2015

  • Update : Textdomain was changed.
  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 4.3.1.

V1.0.2 – 10.08.2015

  • NEW : Widget Gallery Categories was added.
  • Bugfix : We fixed bug with the Gallery categories displaying (when linking “View” in the Admin panel)
  • Bugfix : We fixed the bug with widgets translation in the Admin Panel.
  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 4.2.4.

V1.0.1 – 15.05.2015

  • Update : BWS plugins section is updated.
  • Update : We updated all functionality for wordpress 4.2.2.

V1.0.0 – 09.02.2015

  • Initial Release.