Easy Photography Portfolio – The Ultimate Setup Guide

If you’re looking for a simple, elegant and free way to display your photography work in your WordPress website, then look no further because we have a plugin for that! It’s called Easy Photography Portfolio.

Recently we took some time off from creating premium WordPress themes for photographers and used the knowledge we’ve acquired over time to create a free WordPress plugin for photographers. With Easy Photography Portfolio you can create a beautiful masonry style portfolio page filled with your image galleries. The best part is that you can install it in any WordPress theme, including the free themes from WordPress.org. And of course – we’re going to use this plugin for all our future themes!

Check out this Easy Photography Portfolio demo site to see how Easy Photography Portfolio plugin looks with the default “Twenty Seventeen” WordPress theme. We’ve also made a video tutorial of the setup process with Twenty Seventeen.

In this article I would like to show you exactly how to set up and configure your Easy Photography Portfolio plugin:

Need help with the plugin?

If you’re already using Easy Photography Portfolio plugin and came here because you need help with it, go to the plugin SUPPORT FORUM.  That’s how you’ll be able to get in touch with us and get help as soon as possible!

Installing Easy Photography Portfolio Plugin

To install the plugin in any theme you’re currently using, follow these steps:

  1. Open your WordPress site admin panel and go to Plugins > Add New
  2. Search for “Easy Photography Portfolio”
  3. Click on the “Install Now” button, wait for it to install and then click on “Activate” button to activate your plugin.

Easy Photography Portfolio - on WordPress.org

Creating a portfolio page

Before you can start creating the galleries, you need to make sure that you have a Portfolio page created, so that there would be a place for your galleries to show up.

Since version 1.1.3 the plugin will automatically try to create a portfolio page for you.

To make sure that the portfolio page is set up correctly:

  1. Go to Portfolio > Portfolio Settings
  2. Make sure that “Main portfolio page” is set to Portfolio (or Easy Photography Portfolio)
  3. Click the Save button, just in case.

Easy Photography Portfolio - Settings Page

If you want to set your portfolio as your homepage, you can either go to Settings > Reading and set your new “Portfolio” page to be “Front Page”.

Otherwise – go to Appearance > Menus and add your new “Portfolio” page to your site menu!

How to create a portfolio gallery

Now that you have your portfolio page assigned, you need to add some galleries to it. To do that go to Portfolio > New portfolio Entry.

Here you will create your first image gallery.

  • In the title area type in the gallery name
  • Use the subtitle field if you want to add some extra info about this gallery, but that is purely optional.
  • The content area you can write something about this gallery, again this is optional and it works just like regular WordPress posts.
  • Under the main content area, you will see the Photography Portfolio area. Click on the Add Images button to add your gallery images.
  • Lastly, in the “Featured Image” area upload a cover image that will serve as the main image for this gallery!

Your final result should look something like the image below!

Creating a new portfolio entry with EPP

When done, click on the Publish button to make this gallery public! Now your gallery will show up in the portfolio page, that you created previously.

Repeat this process to create as many galleries as you need.

How to create multiple portfolio pages using categories

If you are a photographer, chances are that you have different subject categories that you are working with. It might be that you have wedding images, macro images, portraits, family shots etc. It’s a good idea to create multiple portfolio pages and in each page display a specific photography category. Luckily it is very easy to do with Easy Photography Portfolio plugin!

  1. Go to Portfolio > Categories
  2. Create all of your photography categories here (Weddings, Children, Nature etc.)
  3. Now go to Portfolio > All Entries and open up any gallery that needs a specific category assigned to it.
  4. On the right side of your screen, you will see an area called “Categories”, choose the appropriate category for this gallery.
  5. Do this for all of your galleries that need a specific category

Add category pages to your site menu

When you have created your portfolio categories, you can add them to your website menu so that your visitors can easily find them. To do that, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Appearance > Menus
  2. On the right, top side of your screen click on the “Screen Options” button
  3. Activate “Portfolio Categories”How to link to portfolio categories from the menu
  4. Now add your portfolio categories to your menu and they will appear as separate portfolio pages in your website.

Add Easy Photography Portfolio category to WordPress menu

And that’s it! You can read more about Easy Photography Portfolio plugin and our thoughts behind it on the official WordPress plugin download page. We truly hope that you will find this plugin useful and if you’re like it, don’t forget to give it some star love over at WordPress.org!

Custom themes that use EPP plugin

Like the plugin functionality but haven’t found the perfect website design yet? We use Easy Photography Plugin in our premium photography WordPress themes so check them out, maybe you’ll find your next website design.

Premium WordPress photography themes for photographers made by Colormelon

Can’t spend any $$$ on your website right now? We got you covered – check out our tutorial where we show you how to create a professional, elegant, and free personal website using Easy Photography Portfolio pugin and a free WordPress theme!

Need help with this plugin?

If you have any questions about “Easy Photography Portfolio” plugin or are having trouble making something work properly, please go to THE OFFICIAL EPP SUPPORT FORUM.

Right now the comment area of this post is getting a bit crowded so I assure you that you will get your answers faster if you go to the forum instead. Thanks!


      1. Thanks Norris – I’m not the original poster of this thread, but found this comment because of the same problem. Your suggestion worked for me.

        For those who don’t know how to reset permalinks, simply go to your dashboard>settings>permalinks, and press the “Save Changes” button at the bottom. There is no need to actually change anything.

        1. I tried resetting my permalinks but it didn’t solve my issue. I’m having the same problem with categories not working. Any other suggestions?

          1. Hi Lisa,
            It’s kind of hard to guess blindfolded (without seeing your site).

            Another common issue I’ve seen is when you name a blog category (for example) “weddings” or a page called “weddings”, then, if you create a portfolio category with the same name (also “weddings”) it’s going to collide with that other slug. So you have to make sure that all the slugs are unique.

      2. There is no option to add categories when adding a new (or editing the generated one) portfolio entry… Saving permalink changes aren’t helping too! Help!

  1. your plugin is really nice but just an important thing, if you set up the portfolio in any page, all the others contents are gone, that is really a big problem for any of the websites because your plugin cannot be mixed with other text or widgets. am I wrong in my comment? please if there is any way to use your portfolio plugin with any other widgets or page setup tell me!

    thanks in advance!!


    1. Hi Luis,
      That’s because EPP is a complete photography portfolio plugin, not just a page of a gallery. If what you need is a gallery – you can use Jetpack or any other WordPress gallery plugin.

      If you want to make a professional looking portfolio, I recommend that you don’t mix text and widgets with your portfolio. You’re going to distract your visitor from the portfolio that way and devalue the whole experience. Have a look at my guide: How to make a photography portfolio – your site may really benefit from that!


      1. I am trying to add the portfolio page to a widget in my front page so it will show the galleries on my front page as well. But It doesn’t work when I add the portfolio page widget the portolio does not show. It usually works if I have a gallery with a simple shortcode on the page. Anyway I can add the easy portfolio to a widget in my front page?

  2. Hi, I have recently changed my Portfolio plugin to yours, and I find it very complete and very good. I have only one problem. I don’t know how to integrate the plugin with my Theme. I am using Tesseract Theme. Thus making me lose my footer on your pages.

    Hope you can help me.



    1. Hi Amelia,
      In this case – I have no idea what the theme author has done that the footer doesn’t work. You’ll need to contact the author of the Tessaract theme to make it work with Easy Photography Portfolio. If he has any issues making it work – he can reach out to me directly and we can certainly figure something out.

  3. Hi! What about translation? I was trying to change “photography-portfolio.pot” in the “languages” folder, but no changes seems to appear. By the way,I can help you translate your plugin into Russian)

    1. Hi Alex,
      Thanks – I’d certainly love the help.

      At the moment my experience with actual translations is very weak, at best. You can translate the .pot file and export it to [.po] and [.mo] files. You can send it to me ([email protected]) – and I’ll bundle it in the next version. I think I have to add a few bits of code to make the translations work, so I’ll do that when I get your translations.

  4. Goodevening, im still a noob with WP sorry .
    im using your portfolio plugin and sometimes it works great.
    showing the pictures perfectl aligned, but most of the times pictures get messed up
    and only showing 3 full images will there are a lot more..

    Your gallery shows blank spaces between the pictures, at my site the images are stacked on to eachother

    1. Hi Mark,
      You have 1 portfolio entry without a featured image, so that’s why there is that gap.
      As for the “not found” errors – try resetting your permalinks, that should fix the issue.

      1. Hello Norris, thank you for the reply.
        i tried everything you said, but the errors where permanent so i had to
        delete everything and start over.

        i rebuild the portfolio and set featured images and i think i set it all correct again.
        But its a browser specific issue. on some computers it works fine using google chrome but not on IE
        other computers its vice versa. but most of the times it works very well with microsoft edge.

        What could be my problem?
        if you check “Projecten” & “Brand associations” on my url you will see the issue using different browsers. i sometimes aligns them perfectly, and on other browsers it stacks all images on top of eachother. im clueless atm

  5. Hello Norris, I am using your plugin and it works great.
    Is there a way to have image captions in the large gallery view?

    1. Hi Stefan,
      I think captions don’t work at the moment, but it’s on my list to get them sorted out really soon. I’ll add them at 1.2.0 version, together with a bunch of improvements!

    1. Hi Evgenia,
      You’ll have to use a multilanguage plugin for that, like WPML.org

      There are other multi-language plugins out there, but I don’t know whether they have support for Easy Photography Portfolio plugin. WPML is 100% compatible.

  6. Love the plugin. Thank you. Am I restricted to ten albums? I’ve tried to publish an 11th, but number 1 disappears.
    Thank you.

    1. Hi Jason,

      Glad you like the plugin! No, there are no restrictions. Go to Settings > Reading in your WP panel and change the value in “Blog pages show at most ..” to 15 for example. That should fix it for you. And I’ll see what I can do to make that automatic in the next plugin version. 🙂

      1. Let’s say I have 20 albums, but i want to keep the “blog pages show at most” to 10.. is there any way to have a next button, to show the next 10 entries?
        i LOVE this plugin, and it is visually perfect for what i am using it for, save this one request! thank you!

        1. At the moment – set the blog posts to 20. In the future – I’ll bump the default portfolio limit to 100.

  7. Is there a way to load images in reverse order, i.e. newest images at the top? I shoot images about twice a week and it’s getting tedious to add the new images and then manually move each new one from the bottom of the image display to the top.
    Great plugin. It’s exactly what I was looking for (except for the display order.)

    1. Hi Mike,
      There is no easy way to change the display order. However, – if you’re struggling with the number of images you’re adding to your portfolio every week, maybe you have to reconsider your portfolio structure? I always recommend showing only your best work in your portfolio.

      Or – if you’re adding tons of images each week, and you want to keep doing that – maybe create a new gallery each week instead? Then categorize all those galleries in a category that makes sense, that’s probably going to be even more user-friendly.

  8. Great Plug-in!!!!

    A Couple of Questions….

    1. Using Twenty Seventeen……Is it possible to have the Static Home page be the “Portfolio” AND use the video header?

    2. Is it possible to disable the “Share” link in the lightbox mode?

    Thank you for the great work 🙂

  9. Hi,

    Is there anyway to have certain categories only (or certain portfolio entry) display on any given page? In other words, if I had two pages and I want a mix of categories/portfolio posts that were both unique to that page and also in common with the other page, can I do this?



    1. Hi Iain,
      You can do that with a bit of PHP, but if that’s not an option for you then – at the moment there is no way to do that. I might make an addon to do that in the future if I get more requests for it!

        1. My thinking and the way I would look at a plugin for photographers, is for them to be able to assign multiple photos to Categories/subcategories and for the categories and sub categories to be selectable inside a container on any page. The ability to this exists already with other plugins BUT…. its upside down as you have to select the category on each post and each post contains one image only. Its incredibly time consuming and impractical for site with more than a few images.

          Just a thought 🙂


  10. Would there be any way to add tags to the portfolio that would correspond with the tag cloud used throughout the blog?
    Thank you all so much for this amazing plug-in!!

  11. Hi Norris,

    first of all, I’d like to say your plugin is pretty good and easy to use. Well done!

    However, some of my photos seem to lose a bit of quality if I upload them to my portfolio. There’s more noise in some spots of the photo and it just looks different than when I check them on the hard drive of my computer. Is there any way to fix this?

    1. Hi Stefan,
      Because we make lots of stuff for Photographers, I’m pretty cautious when it comes to image quality – the only place the plugin alters the images is when the thumbnails are generated. Everywhere else I’m using the original image.

      A common mistake I’ve seen Photographers make – they upload files in “Adobe RGB” color space – the web requires that you use “sRGB”, and if you don’t – colors may be automatically converted to sRGB on the fly.

      Another common mistake – especially when it comes to photos with some level of noise (like you have in your night shots) – don’t upload images that are too large. For more info on sizing, read this article: https://colormelon.com/best-image-size-for-your-portfolio/ – The TL-DR is that I recommend sizing images 1920px wide, and make sure you compress them properly.

      If you just dump a 4000px wide image onto the browser – you’re telling the browser to process that image to fit the screen. I think image processing software is better at that than browsers are. That’s where the noise comes from – browsers aren’t denoising images when resizing them.

      1. Scale down your image
      2. Make sure it’s sRGB color space
      3. Don’t pixel peep, unless you target other photographers as your audience 🙂

      That should fix any issues you might have there.

  12. Is there a way to organize what order the portfolios are displayed? I want to have them in alphabetical order on my page, not in chronological order of when I made the portfolio album. Thank you.

    1. Hi Jeremy,

      Try “Intuitive Custom Post Order” plugin. We use it on our premium WP themes and it does the trick for us!
      Go to Plugins > Add New, search for and install “Intuitive CPO”. Then go to Settings > Intuitive CPO and in the Sortable Post Types area activate “Portfolio Entries”.

      Now go to Portfolio > All Entries and you will be able to rearrange them by dragging them around.

      1. @Tanita, thanks for the quick reply, that worked.

        Also is there a way to get a watermark on photos to prevent theft or is that included in premium? Right now I’m having to edit my photos and actually put them on their manually before uploading. Thanks.

        1. Another thing is there a way to change the Portfolio album font color? Alot of my pictures are dark and the font is black so it doesn’t show up. Is there a way to change the title to either gray or white so it shows up on the thumbnail?

          1. Hi Jeremy,

            We’re not really fans of watermarks (kinda ruins the images) so our themes don’t have such functionality. I know that Lightroom has a feature where you can add a watermark before exporting so you can check that out if you’re using Lightroom.

            Actually, we have an image protection plugin, but since it’s a sensitive topic among photographers we wrote an article about our photection plugin and image protection in general. Check it out!

    1. Sorry, I forgot to ask: do you know I could change the order how Portfolio entries Thumbnails are displayed?
      For example if I want to display my first Portfolio Item on the top and not anymore on the bottom?
      I suppose there are now sorted by date creation?
      thanks in advance! 🙂

      1. Hi Jeremy,

        Try “Intuitive Custom Post Order” plugin. We use it on our premium WP themes and it does the trick for us!
        Go to Plugins > Add New, search for and install “Intuitive CPO”. Then go to Settings > Intuitive CPO and in the Sortable Post Types area activate “Portfolio Entries”.

  13. I had a quick question about the plug-in and was hoping you could answer it for me. So I could be way out of my mind but what I wanted to do on my site was have a base portfolio posting that acted like a folder (photos for example) and be able to click on that to see more portfolio postings ( i.e. people, landscape, ect.). I know that this is possible as far as the categories having the ability for the sub-categories and I was wondering if that is in fact a possible thing to do with the postings themselves.

    Not sure if that made any sense, but thank you in advance for your help!

    1. Hi Lorallye,

      I get what you would like to do but unfortunately “Easy Photography Portfolio plugin” supports only one level of albums (People -> many pictures of people ).

      Of course, it’s possible to do but you would need to hire a developer for that or find a WordPress theme that has that functionality in it. :/

  14. Hello,

    When I put the gallery plug in on my portfolio page I cannot get rid of the sidebar like I can on other pages. The layout options don’t seem to be working for me. If you go to my website and click the portfolio the sidebar is still down below, but when you go into a gallery it goes away like its supposed to.

    1. Hi Kristen,
      It looks like the Omega theme you’re using is showing the sidebar from the footer, instead of calling it from the template files like themes normally should. I recommend asking the theme authors, how to disable the sidebars in specific site locations.

  15. Hello.

    Is there a way to have a Portfolio Entry that exists, but that does not show up on the main portfolio page? I’d like to have a portfoio that I share with only certain people by sending them the web address of the portfolio entry.

    1. Hi Travis,
      I think that’s a job for a different plugin I have in mind (a client area plugin).

      If you have the development skills – you can surely pull it off, but without those – there is not much you can do to achieve that with Easy Photography Portfolio plugin.

  16. Hi, I have successfully uploaded the images but when I’m check the Portfolio Entry pages the images don’t come up, the content text does however..

  17. Hi, In one portfolio I have like 900 pictures and if i open that portfolio then it is so slow. How I can make another page, like if I open profolio there will be my 900 pictures but showing 50 pictures only and there is 18 page?

  18. Hi, is it possible to make the gallery in such a way, that when I go to my portfolio page, it already shows all my pictures? I don’t want to put them into different categories, but just one, so people can directly see all my pictures. I hope you get what I mean 🙂

    1. Hi Anastasia,

      It could be done! Here’s how I would do it:
      1. Install “Easy Photography Portfolio” plugin
      2. Create a new portfolio entry and call it (for example, My Work) and upload all your images in this one gallery.
      3. Then copy the URL link for this gallery (http:// yourwebsite.com/portfolio/my-work)
      4. Go to Appearance> Menu and add a Custom Link to your menu where you paste in the gallery URL and call this page “Portfolio”.

      Hope it made sense, let me know if this worked for you. 🙂

  19. Is there a way to have the file name show up under each photo? I use the file name (which includes date and photo number assigned by the camera) to identify them.
    Thanks 🙂

    1. Hi Harry,
      I released version 1.2.0 yesterday so that you can utilize caption and description fields now. If you want the filename to show up you have 2 options:
      1. Customize your theme to show the filenames instead of captions
      2. Set up some Lightroom action that’s automatically going to populate the title field with the filename, then upload your photos again.

  20. Is there a way to standardize image sizes so they show up in the portfolio at about the same height? I’m not worried about width, but editing the images to all be the same height in inches or pixels doesn’t seem to work.

    I have two images here:


    The image on the right is actually smaller in size than the image on the left – but it shows up as larger on the web page.

    Any suggestions?

    1. Hi Janyce,
      Easy Photography Portfolio is scaling images by the width to arrange them in 3 columns (33% of the container width for each image). Your images have variable widths ( https://www.revivaldesigned.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/1379_01-527×1024.jpg and https://www.revivaldesigned.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/1379_01.jpg ) – have a look – they’re “829 x 1024” and “527 x 1024”. So they’re both 1024px tall, but a different width. Instead of stretching the images – the browser is forced to resize the whole image to make it fit right.

      So – if you want them to be identical – upload them the same width and the same height. So upload both either “829 x 1024”, or both “527 x 1024”.

      Another option is to pick up one of our horizontal layout themes ? . It looks like Aventine Portfolio actually might be a good fit for you in terms of style. Instead of trying to fit all images in 33% columns, Aventine is going to equalize the height of all images and make them scroll horizontally. We’re using Easy Photography Portfolio plugin to power Aventine, so migrating to the theme would be as simple as just switching the theme.

  21. Hello. Is there a way to make the portfolio entry a front page? I mean I need the set of images to be the front page (without the need to click on the portfolio featured image to access this set of images in a separate page)
    Thank you in advance

    1. Hi Mick,

      That will depend on the theme you’re using for your site. By default, you can only set Pages to be your front page. A single portfolio entry doesn’t have a page, it only has a link.

      Some of our own WordPress themes can do that – for example, Bluebird, Aster, Luka and Aventine can have a single entry as homepage.

      If you’re using other WP themes, you will have to contact the author and see if it can be done.

      1. Sure, I totally understand.
        Thank you for your plugin anyway – it is great. It gives very stylish outcome.

    1. Hi Tara,

      Go to Portfolio > Portfolio Settings and enable “Pop-up Gallery Settings”. This will activate the full-screen gallery feature.

  22. Hello,
    How can I make the plugin show photos in 2 columns instead of 3? I know a bit of coding but could you give me some indication as to where to start?

    1. Hi Hanna, all you need to do is style `.PP_Masonry__item, .PP_Masonry__sizer { width: 50% }` – that should do the trick. I think I should probably add an option for that in the plugin itself.

  23. I see that captions are now turned on – is there any way to turn them off if I don’t want them to display anywhere?

    1. You can delete the captions if you don’t want them to be displayed ?

      Or is there a scenario, where you need image captions, yet don’t want them to be displayed? Is that useful somehow?

  24. I installed the plugin but it’s throwing me an error in the WP dashboard when I try to activate it.

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function Photography_Portfolio\Settings\Sample_Content\wp_doing_ajax() in C:\domains\ginoarchitecture.com\wwwroot\wp-content\plugins\photography-portfolio\Photography_Portfolio\Settings\Sample_Content\Setup_Sample_Content.php on line 18

    Why is this and what to do?

    1. You need to upgrade your WordPress Installation, and I need to update the requirements – WordPress 4.7.0 is required ?

  25. I have a problem with the extension.
    The title, subtitle and begining of my description does not appear in my website. What can I do?
    Thanks a lot,

  26. Hi there,

    I have problem with categories function. I tried resetting my permalinks by just go there and save changes (without any change though). Now the categories work, but Portfolio page doesn’t work. (Before I tried resetting my permalinks, I tried changing slug name as you suggested in some other post. It doesn’t work for my site.)

    I have had them both work at the same time before. Can you please help me?

    Note: I’m using indreams theme. I also have Jetpack, but I didn’t use their portfolio as I prefer your plugins design.

  27. I just deleted Portfolio page and recreate another one. Now it is back to the previous problem: Portfolio page work but categories function doesn’t work.

  28. Hi,

    im using “Minimalist Portfolio” Theme (child theme from “hamilton”) and activated portfolio plugin.
    Startpage is a portfolio-page with all the portfolios.
    but, the page is very ugly on mobile chrome / firefox.

    the other question is: is thery any way to not display metadata as subtitle of the pictures?


  29. Hello guys,

    I love your plug-in, but I have a small problem with lateral alignments.
    In your demo, the space between the various posts in the portfolio is equivalent to the side space on the page, in my case, posts within the portfolio are spaced only between each other, and NOT at the sides of the page, where they are “attached to the board” without any distance.

    I hope I’m well explained and in your assistance…I’m Italian =)
    Thanks a lot

  30. Awesome plugin! Exactly what I was looking for in a gallery/portfolio!
    One question, is there a way to have the caption only show up in the full version of the picture when the thumbnail is clicked? I like the look without the caption of the portfolio page but would love to have captions pop up under the full picture
    Thank you!

    1. I actually log into WordPress via Bluehost so I can’t open a support on the site since I don’t have a straight login

  31. Hey, I recently started an official blog site and thanks to your plugin I can better integrate a portfolio with the Themify Ultra theme I am using. I love how easy it is to add content however I have a black skin for my site and most pages have a black background. I want to be able to edit my main portfolio page but I do not see a setting that allows me to edit the appearance so that I can change the background behind the pics to black and not have it as white. Can you help me please?

    1. Hi Lena,
      Normally I’d direct you to the WordPress.org support forums for the plugin ( https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/photography-portfolio ), however, it sounds like you need a customization for your site, not help with the plugin. Unfortunately – there is nothing I can do about integrating the plugin in themes. There are more than 10’000 themes out there, and I can’t make the plugin look good in all of them :), especially when different color schemes are involved.

      Maybe you can ask your theme author to add support for the plugin? If that doesn’t work – you can hire someone to customize your website for you.


  32. Hi,

    Just wondering if there are any ways to take the title and subtitle off the portfolio hover on the portfolio page, but when you go into a gallery it is still there?


  33. Hello dear, thanks for this plugin. I have a question, how can I set a limit of categories to show at my homepage?

  34. First of all thanks for this great plugin. I’ve searched high and low for low cost solution to an elegant looking portfolio with WP. I went with your guide using Hamilton child theme when i realize the mobile responsiveness is a little off? The images seems not laid out responsive in mobile as compared to Hamilton. Any thoughts?

    1. Hey there,
      Yeah – there were a few bugs there. I’m actually working on releasing the “minimalist-portfolio” theme on WordPress.org – it’s going to be there, bug-free any day now!

  35. Hi there!
    First of all, your plugin is Awesome!!! Works perfectly (Fortunato Theme, by the way) Just one quick question (customer requirement):
    Is there any way to show the images Full Width? I like the way it shows, then click image and shows bigger and navigate…but she asks me to show large photos once you enter the gallery (let´s say, like the mobile mode)
    Could I do that editing some PHP or whatever?
    Is the only thing I need….please say yes! I´ll donate for sure!

    Thanks in advance

    1. Hi Pablo,
      You mean that you want to show the images in a single column, instead of 3 column masonry? Did I understand you correctly? I was thinking about making an update actually that would do exactly that, but I didn’t know whether someone wants that 🙂

    1. Yes – it’s not adding any pagination to portfolio entries 🙂

      They’re only loaded when needed, so you don’t need to worry about pagination!

  36. Hello,
    Thank you for this awesome tutorial!
    I have a quick question – it seems like once the description for a gallery passes certain length, the words are not even shown as we scroll down. They disappear, leaving a lot of blank space before the actual images. Is there a way to handle this problem?

    Thank you in advance!

  37. What plug in or other remedy do you suggest for creating folders in the media library. I have many hundreds of files that I eventually want to upload and use with your easy photography portfolio, but I also would like to manage the individual files by having various folders, for instance 2013, 2014, 2015, etc.

  38. When I start scrolling down (and not even half way down the page) a category page with images/galleries on it, there’s a ‘fade-block’ class that causes a white partially transparent overlay over the entire page. It’s applied to the PP_Wrapper, I’ve been fiddling around with the Custom CSS for a while trying to override it and I can’t figure out how to do it successfully.

    I like that I’m able to use categories with this portfolio widget and I want to be able to use it, but if people can only see half of one of my galleries on each category page, I’m not going to be able to use the widget :/

  39. Hi
    I’m using this plugin along with the Minimalist Portfolio Theme. The problem i’m having is the portfolio masonary is only showing 2 images side by side and not 3? There is just grey space shown around the images. I’ve tried making the featured images smaller to solve the problem but that hasn’t seemed to work. I also tried editing the folowwing CSS:
    Masonry item width
    .PP_Masonry .PP_Masonry__item,
    .PP_Masonry .PP_Masonry__sizer {
    width: 50%;
    To “width: 33%” but that didn’t make a difference either. Not sure what i’m doing wrong – any suggestions?

    1. Hi Lauren,
      I’ve styled the plugin to appear in 2 column in Minimalist Portfolio theme. Undoing that is just going to be a hassle. What you can do is copy minimalist portfolio theme, name it to something you want (“Lauren Minimalist Portfolio”) and edit the style.css and remove any of the styles that had the `width: 50%`.

      We’re working on Easy Photography Portfolio updates that will let you choose column count and layouts. Hopefully we’ll release something early next year for that 🙂

      1. Hi – I love the plugin and I’m working on getting it set up to go live on my site (not there yet). Just wondering if you have any updates on when you may be releasing an update that enables column count for the layouts?


  40. Uso o tema Hestia theme wordpress e não consigo configurar o plugin Easy Photography Portfolio. Na pagina principal de portfólio meus itens ficam em baixo do menu, cortando parte do meu conteúdo. O corpo da pagina, fica com a cor do fundo, parece que o plugin Easy Photography Portfolio apaga todo o corpo da página.

  41. Hi and thanks for the plug-in. I am having a layout problem. Whether it set to Masonry or to single column, i get a single column layout. Is there a fix for this?
    You help will be appreciated

  42. Please help me

    After EPP plugin was installed and activated,the “Portfolio page” not appear in pages section when I edit Menu. I’m using Minimalist theme.

    Thank you.

  43. Hi Norris,
    Thank you for your plugin. Really appreciate it.
    Is there a possibility to have a page with a main category, per exemple : Sculpture showing the 3 subcategories (marbre, bronze, terre) ?
    Thank you for your reply.

    1. Hi Stan,

      Try adding an extra category to all your other 3 categories. You would assign 2 categories to each portfolio entry (sculpture, marble – sculpture, bronze – sculpture, terre). Then add the Sculpture category to your menu and all entries with that category will show up.

  44. Hi there,
    When I try to activate the Easy Photography Portfolio plugin, I fail and get the error message
    “Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ‘[‘ in /srv/www/htdocs/web45/html/SONJIA/wp-content/plugins/photography-portfolio/photography-portfolio.php on line 53”
    Any idea to solve the problem?
    Thanks in advance!

    Kind regards,

  45. Hello,

    I’m having an issue with my galleries running into my nav header bar. I can’t figure out where or how to push this down so that there is a gap between the nav bar and the actual galleries. Please help! TIA 🙂

  46. Hello,

    I have installed your extension and love it.
    Just on problem, “Featured image” is not available on my dashboard (I’m using the theme “TheMotion Lite”), so I have just a grey image on my portfolio home page.
    Could you please help me ?

    Thanks by advance,


  47. I have a weird problem, I’m doing all fine with plugin but all new images I try to use are resized, croped and added a space at right size. When I try an old image alreadey on my site it’s ok, good proportions and orientation, no cropping…

    Thank for helping me

  48. Hey Team,

    im being using this plugin and really worked well, thanks for your hardwork!

    Anyway i got some problome regarding to website layout between my theme and this plugin, they arent at the same level (the menu on the left side, and toppest thumbnail portofolio) u can visit my website awanpamungkas.com for more clear information.

    Is there any way to fix this?

  49. Hi,
    I use your plugin and it is really nice.
    I would like to know if it’s possible to order the portfolio as we want?
    Thank you for your reply.

    1. Hey Gui,
      You need to go to “Portfolio -> Settings” and change your lightbox to be “Photoswipe”!

  50. Greetings. Need little assistance.
    Is there any option to embed or retrieve shortcode to place my portfolio in any page ?

  51. thanks for such a nice theme/plugin combo!
    It would be very nice, if it would be possible to somehow disable the sharing button – I wasn´t able to find an option so far.
    Probably an interesting feature concerning the upcoming privacy regulations in europe.

  52. Hi, Great plugin ! I would like to add a download button for the pictures just under the social sharing buttons. It seems to be possible with Photoswipe. Can you help ?

    1. Hi Devys,

      That’s a bit too advanced for a free plugin, sorry. We’re not really planning to add a download button just yet, but you are free to find a developer who can build upon our Easy Photography Portfolio plugin!

  53. Hello I have installed the plugin however when i am adding my photographs in the add photosection and publishing it then it is not showing on my portfolio pages can you please support?

  54. Hi there!
    So far the plug-in is working great. However, the portfolio titles that show up on the thumbnails have overlapped text. Any idea’s as to why this is happening?
    Thanks in advance!

  55. I’m using the easy photography portfolio along with the minimalist theme. I randomly just started having an issue with it where my portfolios and the pictures within the portfolios weren’t being displayed in the Masonry layout. I have tried to fix it, made sure I saved the changes, reset my permalinks, etc, but nothing seems to fix it. I brought up the topic on the support form, but haven’t had any luck with any answers. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  56. Hi,
    I would like to show the Portfolio page on the frontpage of my site.
    The only thing I see is the name of the page: Portfolio.
    Making Portfolio the homepage is no what I want.
    Is there a solution?
    Regards, Peter Hans

  57. hi there,

    first of all thanks for the grat plugin 🙂

    and now, ist there a way to link to a Gallery in a post or page that directly starts the slidshow?

    thx a lot for you work
    regards gualtiero

  58. Hello! Is there any possibility to add description or titles to the images in my Easy Photography Portfolio? It would be really much better to be able to add a title or description to my images. Thank you!

    1. Hi Valentina,

      You can add a title and a short description to your images. It would look like this. To add a text to your images, open your portfolio entry through your admin panel. Click on the image you want to add text to. On the right side of your screen, you will see the image preview with a bunch of other attachment details. You want to type your image title in the “Caption” field and your description in the “Description” field.

  59. Hi there — New to WP and your Portfolio plugin, but really like it so far. However, is there an option to rotate an image once uploaded? I’m not sure what file info it is using to set the roation, but several of mine are sideways. Any help would be appreciated !

  60. Hi Norris, I’m not sure what happened but all the images disappeared from my portfolio page. I can still see them in the back end, it looks like everything is configured properly. I recently had to restore my website from a backup and noticed that the portfolio page is now showing as blank. Any advice? Thank you!

    1. Hi Krystle,

      Go through all the setting again, just in case. Make sure that you have the correct page set as your portfolio in Portfolio > Settings. Also, go to Settings > Permalinks and click on the “Save” button to reset all your links.

  61. Hi Norris,
    i have a problem with the background of my content site – look hat my link.
    have you a idee what the problem is?

    best regards

  62. Hi,

    I installed the plugin and it was working fine, but now when I click one of my galleries in the portfolio homepage I can’t access the gallery anymore. I’ve already tried resetting my permalinks, it didn’t work.
    Any advice?

    1. Hi Renee,

      Such things don’t usually happen on their own. Something must have changed in between the time it worked fine and now. Can you remember what changed? Installed new plugins, updated your theme, updated WordPress?

  63. Hi, I am using the Twenty Seventeen theme and I would like to make 3 queries:

    How can I increase the number of columns?

    How can I eliminate white margins? I would like to eliminate the margins between columns and the margin between the menu bar and the first row of photographs … I want no blank space to be visible.

    How can I make a portfolio entry show as a homepage in the Twenty Seventeen theme? I do not want the highlighted image to appear I want the entry directly to appear with all the images when I access my homepage http://www.mysite.com

    Best regards, and many thanks for your help!

    1. Hi Ramiro,

      Thanks for using Easy Photography Portfolio. Your first 2 questions are theme related so I can’t really answer those. Everything is possible, but you will have to modify the existing theme code to do those things. Luckily Twenty-seventeen theme is really popular so I bet if you google how to change columns and remove margins in this theme, you will find your answers somewhere on the internet!

      Regarding the question about portfolio as home page – as I understand, you want to set your homepage to be a single, portfolio entry with all its images, instead of your portfolio page? It so, then WordPress only allows you to set a PAGE as your homepage. A portfolio entry is not a page, it’s an entry. What you can do is add your single portfolio entry (mysite.com/portfolio/my-images) to your website navigation, under the name “portfolio”. And set your homepage to some kind of “Welcome to my website” page instead.

      We have a WordPress theme that is using Easy Photography Portfolio and has a “Single entry as homepage” option. So if you’re interested in switching theme someday, that could be an option.

  64. Hello, can I use this plug in with the Camilla theme?
    I have tried and the portfolio page if I give “view” from pages works but when I put it as a section in the page builder the gallery disappears (portofolio) Am I doing something wrong? Thank you

    1. Hi Ruben,

      Camilla theme has its own horizontal portfolio built into it. Easy Photography Plugin was created for themes that do not have a portfolio of their own. Adding this plugin to Camilla will interfere with the theme code.

  65. Hello, I’m using the plug and it work fine. Thanks!!

    Is it possible to show the image name on hover?


    1. Hi Jose,

      Glad you find the plugin useful! Unfortunately, we don’t have a hover feature but this plugin is open source so feel free to make your own changes to it! 🙂

  66. Hello,
    Is there a way to customize the plugin, so that it shows in a lightbox image Title and image Caption instead of Caption and Description?
    Thank you,

  67. On September 13, 2018, the question came up, if the share button in the gallery can be turned off.
    It is possible!

    – Go to: “document_root/wp-content/plugins/photography-portfolio/public/build/libs/”
    – Find “photoswipe-ui.js” and open it in an editor.
    – Find the entry in line 69 “shareEl: true,” and replace “true” by “false”
    – Save and quit

  68. Hi! Maybe a stupid question, but is there a way, to “protect” the Images in the Gallery, so that a download is not “possible”?

    1. Not a stupid question at all. But no – it’s just not possible. At the very least, someone can take a screenshot on a large resolution screen of your image and then crop it.

  69. I’ve been using this plugin for a while now and I like it! However, there’s something I’d like to change.

    I use the masonry layout, but it doesn’t look good on mobile. On a mobile screen my photos are all placed in one column instead of two or three. That’s not a problem, but the images are very small, it doesn’t use the full width of the page. Same goes for the portfolio page.

    Is there a way to keep the masonry layout for desktop, but use a single column layout for mobile (using full width of the page)? Maybe there’s a CSS code to pull this off?

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