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Pixabay Images Gallery


A plugin for rendering Pixabay images galleries in a responsive layout, similar to Flickr, Google Images and 500px. Present your own Pixabay portfolio or show beautiful, relevant images from other creatives on your website.

Select in shortcodes, which images to display – filter by search term, image type or author. Include multiple widgets on the same page if you like.

This is an official plugin by Pixabay, your source for free images. Pixabay images are released under CC0 into the Public Domain. They may be used free of charge even for commercial projects and without paying attribution.


  • A responsive image gallery similar to Google Images and Flickr.
  • Fast and very lightweight.
  • Filter images by search term, image type or image author.
  • Highly customizable.

Live Demo

See the widget in action: Pixabay Images Gallery Demo


  • A Pixabay images gallery


  1. Upload the folder pixabay-images-gallery to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Configure the plugin settings through the ‘Settings > Pixabay Images Gallery’ page.
  4. Create a page with the shortcode [pixabay_gallery] and add attributes in the shortcode, to select the images you’d like to display.


What does the term ‘CC0’ mean?

CC0 1.0 Universal is Creative Commons’ Public Domain dedication, which is used for all images on

Are there any restrictions or requirements for using these images?

You are free to adapt and use the images for commercial purposes without attributing the original author or source. Although absolutely not required, a link back to Pixabay is appreciated. Learn more in this article about: public domain images and their limitations

Where do I get further information about Pixabay?

Read Pixabay’s FAQ and/or their Terms of Use to learn more.


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Contributors & Developers

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




  • Initial release


  • Tested in WordPress 4.2.2
  • Updated Pixabay API to use secure HTTPS connection.


  • Fixed bug in German translation.


  • Auto select HTTP or HTTPS for Pixabay API requests.


  • Fixed bug for network installations.
  • Fixed bug for legacy PHP versions.


  • Updated Pixabay API calls and JavaScript plugin flexImages.
  • Tested in WordPress 4.4


  • Fixed a possible WordPress cache issue.


  • Fixed


  • Registering an own Pixabay API key is now a requirement; due to abuse of the hard coded key in previous versions.


  • Minor fix for older PHP versions.


  • Compatibility tested for WordPress 4.7