Meow Gallery


Polished and beautiful gallery built for image lovers. Designed to work for WordPress 5 (Gutenberg Block) and also the standard Gallery Shortcode. It’s responsive, retina-friendly, has modern layouts, is blazing fast and tightly optimized. Because a demo is worth a thousand words, have a look at this page using the gallery Haikyo: Nara Dreamland. Here is another page using a smaller gallery at the end of an article: Offbeat Japan: Nichitsu.

FEATURES. It uses WordPress and Gutenberg naturally without hacking it, and more importantly, without imposing its own system and making your website dependent of it. It means you can use the Meow Gallery and one day switch back to the WordPress core rendering, or anything else. It works everywhere, easily, and fits naturally in WordPress. We will never blow it up with features that most users do not need.

LAYOUTS. Shipped with the popular layouts such as Tiles, Masonry, Justified (like Flickr) and Square (like Instagram), only using CSS, so no more scripts to slow down your pages and the rendering.

COMPATIBILITY. Since this gallery works with WordPress in a natural way, it should be compatible with any other plugins or themes (of course, it depends on how those have been exactly implemented).

LIGHTROOM. It fully works with WP/LR Sync and its attributes. If you wish to use your collections in Lightroom automatically, then, this is easy!

LIGHTBOX. The choice of the lightbox is yours, so this gallery does not come with one. However, we made the Meow Lightbox. It follows the same principles.

PRO. We are working on a few more features in the Pro, like infinite/lazy loading that works everywhere perfectly, and a slider layout for specific photography websites.

You can find more information on this plugin on Meow Apps: Meow Gallery.

Languages: English.


  • Meow Gallery.


  1. Upload meow-gallery to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


Nothing yet.


Even Better

Meow Gallery was great before, but now it’s even better! There are many other plugin developers who claim to be “by photographers for photographers,” but Meow Apps actually delivers on that claim: Great plugins with the features photographers want, that are lightweight and without any bloat!

Perfect for Gutenberg

I was looking for a gallery working well with Gutenberg, Meow Gallery is perfect!

I really like the preview inside Gutenberg.

But is it working with NextGEN Gallery plugin?

Meow Gallery: amazing and smart

Wow Jordy, good job on Meow Gallery.

There are so many gallery plugins out there, but your solutions just get it done right and Meow Gallery is no exception!

I’m also amazed by the way the plugin handle photos with much logic behind the scene. Nice…

Meow Gallery is amazing, and we’ve already started here migrating from heavy, bulky gallery plugins into Meow Gallery.


Very nice Gallery with Lightbox

I have long searched for a gallery with lightbox that meets my requirements, e.g. META data.
The gallery also works wonderfully with the plugin “WP Real Media Library”. I can only recommend it to everyone.

What I would wish for the future would be a display of keywords (Lightroom).

Thank you very much for these nice plugins.

Gutenberg issues

I love th WP/LR Sync. But I have issues with the meow gallery in conjunction with gutenberg editor. First, the layout option is not being displayed at all, like it is shown with the install instructions, secondly, the meow gallery settings will not go in effect. When switching back to the classic editor, all meow gallery settings take effect. Otherwise the meow app collection (WP/LR, Lightbox and Gallery) are just super. I am sure a fix is on the way 🙂
I am using the Page Builder Framework.

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Contributors & Developers

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


“Meow Gallery” has been translated into 2 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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  • Add: LinkTo in the block.
  • Add: Cascade layout.
  • Add: Select a LR collection directly from the Meow Gallery block.
  • Info: Huge update for Gutenberg and WordPress 5. Try it 🙂


  • Fix: Convert special characters in captions to HTML entities to avoid breaking standard HTML.
  • Fix: Compatibility issue with WP/LR Sync.
  • Update: Randomize identical layouts for Tiles.
  • Fix: Function filemtime seems to fail on a few installs, so added alternative for it.


  • Update: Enhanced Tiles layout.
  • Update: Optimize CSS.
  • Fix: Issue in the Slider constructor.


  • Update: Complete recoding of the Meow Gallery! Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.
  • Add: Add Meow Gallery setting in the Gallery Block in Gutenberg.
  • Fix: Gutenberg compatibility.


  • Fix: Gutenberg compatibility.


  • Fix: Issue with Infinite.


  • Fix: Compatibility with previous versions of PHP.
  • Update: Support for WP 4.9.


  • Fix: For older versions of PHP.
  • Add: i18n.


  • Fix: Tiny issue with Justified Layout (lines).
  • Add: i18n.


  • Fix: Better Justified layout.
  • Fix: W3C validation.
  • Fix: Compatibility with prehistoric themes.


  • Add: Optimization of the Infinite Loading.
  • Fix: Now really uses the core WP Gallery 100% naturally.
  • Fix: Many fixes.


  • Add: Instagram Layout.
  • Fix: Many little fixes.
  • Add: Filter that allows changes in the images list (used by WP/LR Sync).


  • Add: Justified layout.
  • Fix: Many little fixes.


  • Fix: Many fixes, many updates, revamped.
  • Add: Pro -> Infinite loading, with options


  • Tiny fixes.


  • First release.