WordPress Cloud Gallery – Responsive Photo and Video Galleries with CDN


WP Cloud Gallery let’s you add cloud based photo and video galleries to your websites. Select from SmugMug, YouTube and/or upload your photos to the built-in CDN enabled Content Management System.

It supports multiple responsive and retina enabled themes, including the popular masonry, grid, and justified formats, and with the included CDN and a lightweight plugin, your photos and videos will load much faster than with other gallery plugins.


How to use

Sign up for an account on wpcloudgallery.com to create your galleries and upload your photos, or authorize access to your SmugMug or YouTube content. Then install our free plugin, provide it with your API key (available from your account on wpcloudgallery.com), and add the galleries to your WordPress pages by adding the corresponding shortcodes to one or more of your defined Pages.


After a free 14 day trial (no credit card required), WP Cloud Gallery costs just $29 (USD) per year for an unlimited number of sites.

Save up to 70% by switching from other gallery plugins to WP Cloud Gallery and at the same time, super charge your website with the built in global CDN with unlimited storage, unlimited bandwidth, and unlimited websites.


The installation follows standard WordPress plugin installations:

  1. Go to https://wpcloudgallery.com to sign up.
  2. Go to your admin area and select Plugins > Add new from the menu.
  3. Search for “WP Cloud Gallery”.
  4. Click install.
  5. Click activate.


How do I get started?

First sign up for an account on wpcloudgallery.com. It will take just a few minutes to create your galleries and upload your photos, or configure your SmugMug or YouTube accounts.

What makes WP Cloud Gallery different than other plugins?

WP Cloud Gallery is different than almost all other WordPress gallery plugins in that it’s a cloud based solution. This means rather than the complex code running on your own server where it can slow down your own server or possibly cause conflict with other plugins and themes, it instead runs on a cloud based servers and worldwide CDN network and the content is remotely displayed in your website using a combination of AJAX and iFrames.

It’s very similar for example to an embedded YouTube video. YouTube’s servers handle the complex tasks of rendering the video, paying for the bandwidth, etc. and your browser simply displays the video with virtually no impact on your own server’s performance.

Do I have to purchase a separate upgrade for each website?

Unlike other plugins that charge per website, WP Cloud Gallery can be installed and used on an unlimited number of websites with no restrictions or limits on storage or bandwidth. So whether you manage one or hundreds of websites, one WP Cloud Gallery subscription is all you need.

Will it work with all themes?

Our plugin should work with virtually all WordPress themes. Our plugin is very “lightweight” and should not conflict with any other plugins or impact the performance of your overall website.

How often is the content updated?

All galleries updates are updated in realtime. You never have to manually sync or do anything special for your updates to be reflected in your pages.

Are there limits on visitors, bandwidth, etc.?

Nope! We offer truly unlimited usage! Whether you get one visitor or millions of visitors, our service will display your content from our worldwide network of servers powered by Amazon Web Services with virtually no performance impact on your own hosting service.


May 2, 2020
I am still kind floored at how great these embedded galleries work AND look. I have tried so many ways to embed my SmugMug Galleries into WordPress and I have never seen anything quite like this. Stunning. And the responsive behavior is the best I have ever seen in a photo plugin. Now I can use SmugMug as the home for all my photos, but put them into WordPress exactly how I want. Love it!
February 26, 2019
This new plugin is clean and super simple to use so far. Developer responded very quickly to initial questions. I look forward to seeing what is coming ahead in features; so far Smugmug, Instagram, and Youtube are available in addition to their very own cloud storage. If you're overwhelmed with all the options, features, etc. in some of the other plugins to embed Smugmug galleries - this is worth checking out if you just need the basics and don't want to fuss with all the design aspects. It's fresh, modern, and easy to use.
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Contributors & Developers

“WordPress Cloud Gallery – Responsive Photo and Video Galleries with CDN” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




Updated readme and plugin retirement notice


Allow editors to access plugin


Removed support for Instagram due to Instagram API deprecations.


Added Import instructions.


Added support for SmugMug, Instagram and YouTube.


This is our initial release.