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LightGallery WP


Official lightGallery WordPress plugin. Create stunning image and video galleries for your WordPress website in minutes. Responsive, touch-friendly, and easy to use.

  • Fully responsive.
  • Modular architecture with built-in plugins.
  • Highly optimized for touch devices.
  • Mouse drag supports for desktops.
  • Double-click/Double-tap to see the actual size of the image.
  • Animated thumbnails.
  • Social sharing.
  • String translation.
  • YouTube Vimeo Wistia and html5 videos Support.
  • 20+ Hardware-Accelerated CSS3 transitions.
  • Dynamic mode.
  • Inline gallery.
  • Full-screen support.
  • Zoom in/out, Pinch to zoom.
  • Swipe/Drag up/down support to close gallery.
  • Browser history API(deep linking).
  • Responsive images.
  • HTML iframe support.
  • Multiple instances on one page.
  • Easily customizable via CSS (SCSS) and Settings.
  • Smart image preloading and code optimization.
  • Keyboard Navigation for desktop.
  • SVG icons.
  • Accessibility support.
  • Rotate, flip images.
  • And many more.



In WordPress

  • Go in your Dashboard to \’Plugins\’ -> \’Install\’
  • Search for \’LightGallery WPp\’
  • Click on \’Install\’
  • Activate the plugin through the \’Plugins\’ menu in WordPress
  • Now you can go to the Settings-Page from the Admin Menu


  • Download the Plugin
  • Go in your Dashboard to \’Plugins\’ -> \’Install\’
  • Click on Upload
  • Click on \’Choose file\’ and choose the downloaded Zip-file
  • Click on \’Install\’
  • Activate the plugin through the \’Plugins\’ menu in WordPress
  • Now you can go to the Settings-Page from the Admin Menu


21 Janoary 2023
Best one after testing a dozen other plugins. I hope this plugin will be maintained! Found a couple issues, that i could fix with css.
31 Janoary 2022
This is the best WordPress gallery plugin that I’ve used so far. My galleries load fast and the image animations are very smooth. The styles and animations give my galleries a modern and professional look. It’s responsive with touch features for mobile and mouse wheel support for desktop browsers which is a huge plus. I have confidence in this plugin since it’s the official light gallery that others base their plugins on. This plugin is all that I need for my image and video galleries.
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  • Support for gutenberg gallery in WordPress 5.9+.
  • Code Optimizations.
  • Image ratio bug in Justified gallery layout fixed.


  • Initial Commit.