Modula Image Gallery


Modula WordPress Photo Gallery, Image Gallery & Portfolio Gallery Plugin, the creative WordPress image gallery, photo gallery, portfolio gallery & responsive gallery, is now available also in Lite version. Modula is currently the easiest and fastest photo gallery plugin for WordPress. With its wizard you are able to build an image gallery in a few seconds, unlike many other WordPress gallery plugins.

Try Modula 2.0 Beta

We’ve been working on an awesome update to Modula over the last few months and can’t wait to release it to the public. But, before that can happen, we need the help of amazing users in the WordPress community (just like you) to improve Modula 2.0’s first beta. You can download our new plugin from here.

Below is a video that showcases the new features of Modula 2.0.

See a 60s video of Modula in action

Time-saving features available in the FULL version:

  • Use more than 20 images per gallery
  • Get access to gallery filters. Each image can have one or more filters.
  • Get access to 5 more lightbox libraries & effects with the PRO version.
  • Image effects on finishing image loading. Rotate or Horizontally / Vertically slide the images.
  • Get access to more than 15 hover image effects.
  • Priority email support from the developer of the plugin
  • Support and updates for 12 months

Learn more about Modula Full version

See how Modula can integrate with your website

Shortcode Parameters

* id

Plugin is now using the TinyMCE API to improve UI and makes it easy to insert shortcodes!

Basic example

[Modula id="1"]

Some Modula demo applications / usages

Do you wonder why this gallery is the best one? Look at the other galleries, see their demos, you’ll notice something weird … THEY ALL LOOK THE SAME!

Modula is creative! Modula is dynamic! Modula doesn’t always look the same. Just have fun with it! Modula uses a new concept to build its internal grid. After you set a width and a height for the gallery, Modula will create a random but smart grid inside. The result is a dynamic, creative, interesting and attractive gallery.

You can control how much randomness to use in each gallery, so you can obtain a more traditional layout by switching off the “random factor,” or you can make something much more different by incrementing this factor.

Modula is a justified grid gallery because YOU decide the width and the height of the gallery, and the images to put inside. Modula will think about everything else. Images will never exceed their container.

To achieve such a result, images will be cropped, but that’s not a problem at all, because you can set a custom alignment for those images where the subject is not at the center of the image.

Modula Grid Gallery is not only responsive but also fluid, which means you’ll see images organize themselves with an impressive animation even on mobile devices thanks to the CSS3 engine.

Ease of use doesn’t mean trivial galleries, indeed!
By using the Modula Admin Panel you’re able to fine tune every aspect of the gallery. Choose a gallery size, margins between images, the color and the size of captions. Each photo can have a title and a subtitle so you’re able to best describe every image.

What is Modula good for?

Modula is also the best WordPress portfolio plugin, as it allows you to build gorgeous, creative portfolios. Applications are:

  • architecture
  • art
  • photography
  • food blogs
  • pets and animals
  • tattoos
  • travel
  • also wedding albums.

If you’re frustated because your current galleries looks boring and too standard then you can use the importer which is included with Modula. The importer is currently able to import Envira and NextGen galleries.

This plugin is maintained and supported by Macho Themes.
Check out some of the other WordPress plugins we’ve developed.
Check out some of the other free WordPress themes we’ve developed.


  • Gallery with Appear effect
  • Gallery with Crafty effect and round corners
  • Gallery with Catinelle effect
  • Gallery with Appear effect
  • Gallery with Pufrobo effect
  • Lightgallery lightbox
  • Admin panel with Material design


For automatic installation:

The simplest way to install is to click on \’Plugins\’ then \’Add\’ and type \’Modula\’ in the search field.

For manual installation 1:

  1. Login to your website and go to the Plugins section of your admin panel.
  2. Click the Add New button.
  3. Under Install Plugins, click the Upload link.
  4. Select the plugin zip file ( from your computer then click the Install Now button.
  5. You should see a message stating that the plugin was installed successfully.
  6. Click the Activate Plugin link.

For manual installation 2:

  1. You should have access to the server where WordPress is installed. If you don\’t, see your system administrator.
  2. Copy the plugin zip file ( up to your server and unzip it somewhere on the file system.
  3. Copy the \”modula-lite\” folder into the /wp-content/plugins directory of your WordPress installation.
  4. Login to your website and go to the Plugins section of your admin panel.
  5. Look for \”Modula\” and click Activate.


The layout doesnt’ look correct

Check the console of the browser and look if you see any error like: “Uncaught TypeError: undefined is not a function”
This errors means that the browser doesn’t know the Modula JavaScript plugin, most of the time the problem is caused by a wrong jQuery inclusion by the theme or another plugin.

Why does some image look blurry ?

If you get blurry and pixellated images then you need to raise the “Minimum image width” parameter inside the “General” section.

I want to use another lightbox instead of the provided one

The PRO license bundles 6 different lightboxes. However you can use any other lightbox you want also with the Lite license. If you have installed a lightbox plugin then you just need to select “Direct link to image” in the “Lightbox” settings.

How can I get support?

Free support is included only with a PRO license: Buy Modula PRO

How can I say thanks?
  • Just recommend our plugin to your friends! or
  • Like and share our Facebook page


Default settings

I’ll just buy the license right away. A great plugin but I miss the default settings option and I have to set the same options each time. I hope that in the future there will be such an option. It will save time for many people and me.

It would be nice if there was also a watermark option. I will then give 6 out of 5 stars 🙂

Newbie Friendly

I really liked this plugin this was really awesome and easy to use and the gallery layout was just fantastic.

stellar support

The actual plugin does the job VERY EASIY and there are quite a few options to play around with. It is one of the best plugins I have used all these years working with wp. This review thought goes towards the support I have received. I have not bought the pro version BUT STILL I got immediate answers and personal care from the team. WELL DONE!!! Top points. Happy user and future customer 😉

Excellent Plugin

This is a very useful and unique. Plugin. I have used on all of my websites and it works fantastically.

I have contact support on many occasions and have a 5 star response, I cannot recommend this plugin and company enough.

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Contributors & Developers

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


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  • Added notification for Modula 2.0
  • Added Compatibility with AO


  • Validated HTML markup


  • Changed lightbox script


  • Added compatibility with : WPML/Visual Composer/Page Builder by SiteOrigin
  • Fixed bugs with captions & titles
  • Localized all text strings
  • Fixed lightbox bug
  • For a more detailed changelog check :


  • Fixed the broken link
  • Hid the Edit gallery menu item


  • Removed sub-menu entry: Tutorial
  • Removed sub-menu entry: Other Galleries
  • Removed fixed action button
  • Removed Modula Survey by Diego Imbriani
  • Re-worked the “Upgrade” page.
  • Removed the “languages” folder. We’ll be using GlotPress to handle these
  • Fixed an issue with WPML plugin


  • Enhanced lightbox compatibility


  • Enhancement in backend UI


  • Minor change in backend UI


  • Fixed broken css for backends under SSL


  • Tool to fix broken images after version 1.1.0


  • Bug fix (impossible to select effect “None”)


  • Fixed issue on admin panel when images are too tall


  • Changed CSS icon prefix to avoid conflicts


  • Fixed bug (linked images opening in lightbox)


  • Fixed social icons bug


  • Bug fix


  • New image management
  • Import tool for Envira galleries
  • Import tool for NextGen galleries


  • Added link to ShortPixel plugin for image optimization


  • Minor bug fix: fixed missing preview effect image


  • Bug fix: now Lightbox opens image at full size


  • Fixed url to upgrade


  • Fixed url to upgrade


  • Changed call to action for the survey


  • Fixed CSS issue with Lightbox and some themes. New page in admin panel to show other gallery plugins. Enhancements of the UI of admin panel.


  • Added handy links on plugins page


  • Updated pot file for translations


  • Bug fix: now images can be sorted also in the “Add gallery” wizard


  • Added link to survey to help us making a better plugin


  • Fixed issue when activating the plugin


  • This is the launch version. No changes yet.