Meow Gallery (+ Gutenberg Gallery Block)

Description

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. If you are interested in seeing the layouts in actions, click here: Meow Gallery’s Layouts.

Features

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. Demo here.

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). The following plugins might interest you.

  • 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.
  • 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!
  • External links: If you want to create links from your images to external URLs, we recommend you the Gallery Custom Links plugin.
  • Audio: You can also add sound, music or any kind of audio to an image. To do this, you can use Audio Story Images.

This plugin is SEO-friendly, so for example, the list of images will be added in your sitemap (Yoast SEO does this).

Pro Version

If you want to support us, you will get those additional features.

  • Infinite/Lazy loading, for a faster page loading and a smoother experience for the user.
  • The Carousel, a very cool and dynamic layout.
  • The Map Layout, a different and really nice way to present your photos, or trips.
  • Animations on your galleries.

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

Languages: English.

Screenshots

  • Meow Gallery.

Blocks

This plugin provides 1 block.

meow-gallery/gallery
Meow Gallery (+ Gutenberg Gallery Block)

Installation

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

FAQ

Have a look at the tutorial available here.

Reviews

18. November 2019
I use the meow gallery especially with gps data, now i saw gps and ordered the pro version, my mistake, I ordered the lightbox..... send an email, within even sunday, everything was arranged to correct my mistake..... great customer service... Now up to buy the right pro version!
11. November 2019
We have a nice theme with good features. Unfortunately this does not have a nice gallery. I have been recommended this plugin and I have to say it, I am thrilled! Finally nice presentation of our pictures.
10. November 2019
The Meow Gallery to me is not merely a plug-in ... it is a feeling of warmth and contentment from having something that simply works beautifully and elegantly! Like my cat Freja, Gallery is clean, affectionate, attractive, limber, sympatico and does not go to the bathroom in the house. I am especially grateful for the consistency I get in display formatting across desktop, pad, and telephone platforms, ease of use and configuration, and chiefly, as I alluded to above, the warm fuzzy feeling of using a tool which is organically "right" in my hands. In addition to providing image galleries for my work, I use Meow galleries as with visual selection menus (i.e., click on an image to open another page) aided by the (free) Meow Gallery custom links plug-in. A heartfelt thank you to Jordy and the rest of the Meow litter for your beautiful and generous work.
30. Oktober 2019
We're using it as CSS Grid Gallery with an huge amount of images (in combination with the Lazy-Loading-Plugin and a custom implementation of Photoswipe). Works great! Thanks alot!
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Contributors & Developers

“Meow Gallery (+ Gutenberg Gallery Block)” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

3.5.6

  • Update: Admin refresh and removed a notice.
  • Note: If you have a moment, please review the Meow Gallery, that will help us tremendously 🙂 Thank you!

3.5.4

  • Fix: Default order issue.
  • Fix: Run mglInitMaps only if there is a map on the page.
  • Note: If you have a moment, please review the Meow Gallery, that will help us tremendously 🙂 Thank you!

3.5.2

  • Fix: Remove the call to gallery_written which was allowing theme to break the Meow Gallery. If this causes an issue, an option will be added instead.
  • Add: New layout for Pro: The Map Layout!

3.4.9

  • Fix: Carousel dots.
  • Fix: iiooi layout was 103%.
  • Fix: Responsive for Tiles and Square layouts.

3.4.6

  • Fix: Justified layout had… issues. Sorry about that!
  • Add: Meow Gallery can now be converted into Gutenberg Gallery or (and from) Image Blocks.
  • Update: Little optimization for the rendering.

3.4.4

  • Fix: Return the WordPress default gallery if None is selected (and no layout).
  • Update: Lazy doesn’t use an 1×1 external image anymore, but a tiny inline SVG.

3.4.2

  • Add: Support for custom classes.
  • Fix: CSS issue for caption in some cases.
  • Fix: There were issues when using Infinite with a specific Image Size.

3.4.0

  • Fix: One (actually useless) argument was missing to the post_gallery filter.
  • Update: Avoid having one photo left alone when using the Tiles Layout.

3.3.6

  • Add: Possibility to switch between src-set and precise image sizes (thumbnail, medium, large, full).
  • Fix: Namespace conflict with carousel.
  • Note: If you have a moment, please review the Meow Gallery, that will help us tremendously 🙂 Thank you!

3.3.4

  • Fix: Added a new class to the images (might be important for other plugins).
  • Fix: A few CSS glitches were corrected.
  • Add: Container for the gallery and its inline CSS, to avoid breaking DOM parsers.
  • Fix: Default CSS behavior/style is missing for some theme and was affecting the Justified layout.

3.3.0

  • Add: Filter mgl_sort to build your own customized order. Check more about this here.
  • Fix: JetPack Lazy.
  • Fix: Visual glitches.
  • Note: If you have a moment, please review the Meow Gallery, that will help us tremendously 🙂 Thank you!

3.2.9

  • Update: The Slider is now the Carousel (for Pro).
  • Update: Larger sizes to avoid pixelization (if any issue, check the filters).
  • Add: New filters (https://meowapps.com/meow-gallery-tutorial/#Customize_the_Meow_Gallery).
  • Fix: Tiles layout issue.

3.2.4

  • Fix: Compatibility with PHP… 5! 🙂 (the plugin was made for PHP 7+).
  • Fix: An invisible character was breaking the gallery attributes.
  • Add: Added animations.

3.1.0

  • Update: Added a filter which is also used by the standard WP Gallery for compatibility with other plugins.
  • Fix: Compatibility with WordPress 5.0.
  • Fix: The include attribute in the shortcode was not working.

3.0.6

  • Add: Compatibility with WP/LR Sync. Collections from Lightroom are now accessible from the Meow Gallery Gutenberg Block.
  • Add: LinkTo in the block.
  • Add: Cascade layout.
  • Info: Huge update for Gutenberg and WordPress 5. Try it 🙂

2.0.9

  • 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.

2.0.4

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

2.0.2

  • 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.

1.1.2

  • Fix: Gutenberg compatibility.
  • Fix: Issue with Infinite.
  • Fix: Compatibility with PHP prior to 5.6.3.
  • Update: Support for WP 4.9.

1.0.4

  • Add: i18n.
  • Fix: Better Justified layout.
  • Fix: W3C validation.
  • Fix: Compatibility with prehistoric themes.
  • Fix: Gallery width.
  • Fix: Issues with PHP < 7.

1.0.0

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

0.2.5

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

0.2.2

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

0.1.6

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

0.0.3

  • Tiny fixes.

0.0.1

  • First release.