Meow Gallery


Polished and beautiful gallery built for photographers, by photographers. Works with the Gallery Block (Gutenberg), the Core WP Gallery and the official Gallery Shortcode. It is responsive, retina-friendly, uses modern layouts and is blazing fast and optimized. It uses modern CSS, and JS is only used for infinite/lazy and the slider layout. 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 the WordPress internal gallery system (Gutenberg Gallery Block, Insert Gallery, Gallery Shortcode) 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 Masonry, Justified (like Flickr) and Square (like Instagram), only using CSS, so no more scripts to slow down your pages and the rendering. We also added a layout called Tiles that we think is better, and we will work on it more thanks to your feedback. More will come depending on your ideas and needs.

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


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


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.


I love the gallery, it works very cleanly, simple, etc and provides a good experience on both phones, tablets and desktop. I also upgraded to Pro, to support the developer, as the pricing is reasonable.

Meow Galley Love it

I have emailed Jordy about an error message and he fixed it sent an update ASAP. Wow. I also used his WP/LR Sync now for over two years. Love his stuff, service and his name. The Meow Gallery makes my images look great like I spent hours tweaking the layout. It was just minutes to get a great look that was fresh and awesome.

The best gallery with Lightroom connection

I was looking for a gallery to connnect with Lightroom and tried other solutions, but Jordy’s gallery was the easiest version. Everything I want to change could be changed through the setting; other plugins (like the well-known gallery with “next” at the beginning) required me to pay high fees or modify the source code.

As a photographer, loving simplicity, I can fully recommend this gallery. Especially if you use it with WP/LR, which works great out of the box.

Cool gallery

Definitely a cool gallery and a nice cooperation with the LR/WP plugin. Good works guys. Keep it up!

Works well with others

I fell in love with Jordy Meow’s WP/LR Sync plugin which allows synching WordPress and LightRoom. A must have for any photographer working with those 2 tools. Since I liked it so much, I checked out the other plugins from the Meow familly. Gallery is one of them. Not only does it work well with other Meow apps, it also works flawlessly with the native WP Gallery, which is a big plus and exactly what I was looking for in a Gallery plugin. It also works out of the box and is ultra easy to customize. Finally, once, I had a problem with a Meow plugin. I opened a ticket stating my issue and all was resolved within a day or two (I was slow to respond to the extra information needed to solve my issue). In short, great app, great compatibility and great support. Don’t hesitate! Meow Gallery is what you should use.

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Contributors & Developers

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


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  • Fix: Remove Updraft link.
  • Fix: For Gutenberg last update compatibility.


  • 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.