Meow Gallery (+ 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 Photo Engine, its Media Organizer, and its attributes. If you wish to use to control it with Lightroom, this is also 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.

Bloku

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  • Meow Gallery (+ Gallery Block)

Reviews

Oktoba 11, 2021
This plugin works great if you want a more advanced gallery but still using the native wordpress gallery. Its simple to set up, reliable and easy for clients to use. Love the simplicity. No problems at all so far. Donated to the developer for this and his replace media files app, which is sooo useful!
Oktoba 10, 2021
Looking for a good gallery plugin for my photography website I have tried many, but left them all after some experimenting: some did not work well, some had an unpleasant layout, others were good but missing some important functions. I found out that Meow Gallery and its companion plugin, Meow Lightbox, are exactly what I was looking for: plenty of functions, elegant layout, easy to use, great integration with WordPress. One more plus is the fast and friendly support: these guys really stand behind their plugins. Recommended.
Septemba 7, 2021
I've recently switched to using this plugin in lieu of what's in Jetpack. I really love it and it is working out well with clients.
Septemba 2, 2021
Meow Gallery is the best gallery plugin you can get for WordPress. It's using the core media library and that is what makes the difference. It permits you to create your gallery anywhere just adding images directly from your media library and it's a life saver. 4 free layouts to fit your needs in termes of design is really nice. Also Meow Gallery is well coded and will not slow down too much your website. Support is great. You won't find anything like this anywhere, period.
Julai 7, 2021
This plugin deleted all of my users' profile pictures. I thought it was deleting duplicates, but instead it had deleted everything. It is an equivalent of self-inflicted digital holocaust. I have no idea what to do now, but will look for a way to restore them manually (it's a haunting, mind-boggling task) or to find some plugin to do this. May be I should log into the server and look for files in the trash, but I am unsure how can I restore them from there. When it comes to sheer destructive powers, this plugin is very severe. One of the most powerful one I've encountered so far. Slash and burn sort of thing.
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Changelog

4.2.2 (2021/09/22)

  • Fix: Carousel block issue.
  • Update: Common lib 3.6.

4.2.1 (2021/09/07)

  • Fix: Preview was not working well with the new security enhancements.

4.2.0 (2021/09/02)

  • Fix: Issue with avoidLoneLastItem code in Tiles.
  • Fix: Fix issue with square columns not working.
  • Add: Added filters for access control.
  • Note: We need some love 🙂 If you have a moment, please review the Meow Gallery 🙂 That motivates us a lot. Thank you!

4.1.9 (2021/08/29)

  • Fix: Enhanced security for the plugin to avoid hackers.
  • Note: We need some love 🙂 If you have a moment, please review the Meow Gallery 🙂 That motivates us a lot. Thank you!

4.1.8 (2021/08/27)

  • Info: It seems like the version 4.1.7 version was maybe not pushed properly, so let’s have a jump to make sure everyone is up to date.

4.1.7 (2021/08/11)

  • Fix: Attributes where escaped a tad too much.

4.1.6 (2021/07/31)

  • Fix: SQL Injection and Arbitrary Options Update fixes.

4.1.3 (2021/07/06)

  • Fix: Remove double images on map markers.
  • Fix: Allow HTML such as links in the gallery items.
  • Fix: Fixed double slash in the CSS and JSS urls.

4.1.2 (2021/04/05)

  • Fix: Issue with the options relative to captions.

4.1.1 (2021/03/05)

  • Fix: Optimization of the core.

4.1.0 (2021/03/02)

  • Fix: Avoid compatibility issue if an old version of the common library is used.

4.0.9 (2021/03/01)

  • Fix: Preview issues with default layout.
  • Fix: Attempt to fix compatibility with some SEO plugins.
  • Fix: Row height calculation.
  • Fix: Prevent the avoidLoneLastItem function fail.

4.0.8 (2021/02/14)

  • Fix: Users with sufficient roles can now edit blocks.
  • Fix: Preview wasn’t working fine when set on default.
  • Fix: Issue with tiles CSS.

4.0.7 (2021/02/11)

  • Fix: Tiles Block in Gutenberg.
  • Update: Use Google Maps SDK instead of Leaflet.
  • Fix: MacOS Chrome issue with Tiles.
  • Fix: Square layout issue.

4.0.6 (2021/02/06)

  • Update: New system for tiles.
  • Update: Better responsive features (please check the settings).
  • Fix: Issue with dots nav.
  • Fix: Compatibility with Social Snap.

4.0.5 (2020/12/30)

  • Update: New and better admin.
  • Update: Brand new carousel with no extra script.

4.0.4 (2020/11/20)

  • Add: Right click option.

4.0.3 (2020/09/06)

  • Update: Better compatibility with Meow Lightbox.
  • Update: Updated the common library.

4.0.1 (2020/08/25)

  • Fix: Better loading of the JS and CSS files.
  • Fix: Compatibility with WP/LR Sync.
  • Update: Repository cleaning.

4.0.0 (2020/08/21)

  • Update: New UI in the admin, better and faster architecture.

3.5.9

  • Fix: Remove dots when 3 or fewer images in Carousel.
  • Fix: Cascade layout had an issue when vertical image was sandwiched between two horizontal ones.
  • Update: With the Gutenberg Block, default should be… default, and not always ‘Tiles’.
  • Fix: Map doesn’t crash anymore on first init in the editor.

3.5.8

  • Fix: When the gallery is empty, automatically gets the images attached to the post.
  • Update: Better i18n support for admin.

3.5.7

  • Fix: Avoid an issue (when a gallery had an issue, all the other galleries weren’t rendered).
  • Update: Admin refresh.

3.5.4

  • Fix: Default order issue.
  • Fix: Run mglInitMaps only if there is a map on the page.

3.5.3

  • Add: New layout for Pro: The Map Layout. Please try it and let us know what you think 🙂
  • Fix: Admin Updater.
  • 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.

3.5.0

  • Add: The two new attributes ‘orderby’ and ‘order’. You can learn more about them here: https://meowapps.com/meow-gallery-tutorial/#Gallery_Shortcode.
  • Fix: A bunch of little fixes.

3.4.8

  • Fix: Carousel dots.
  • Fix: iiooi layout was 103%.

3.4.7

  • 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.

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.

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.