Image and video gallery from Google Drive

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Image and video gallery from Google Drive is a plugin for WordPress that connects your site to your Google Drive. With this plugin, you can select any folder in your Drive or a Shared drive and the plugin will convert it into a gallery, displaying any photos or videos in a page or a post on your website. Any folders and their subfolders will also be displayed in the gallery as nested galleries.

All the data is sourced from Google Drive with nothing but the plugin configuration being a part of your website. This enables your site to load faster as the images are loaded from Google and not from your hosting provider. It may also save you costs for your site hosting, as the big files of the gallery are not stored as part of your site. On top of that, if you ever decide to move or reinstall your site, simply install this plugin again on the new site and your old galleries will still be there and working.

Having the photos in Google Drive also gives you a familiar and easy-to-navigate UI for gallery management. You can give individual people or groups granular permissions to the Drive folder, making them able to add photos to a particular gallery without giving them full access to your site. They will then be able to manage the content of the gallery through Google Drive, without having to learn how to work with WordPress. You can also manage all content in your organization with Shared drives owned by your organization’s Google Workspace (formerly known as G Suite).

Using this plugin is very straightforward. Once the plugin is installed and configured, you can add a Google Drive gallery to any page or post. If you are using WordPress 5 or newer with the block editor (i. e. Gutenberg), there is a block that you can add that will allow you to choose a folder with a graphical user interface. It also makes it possible to configure each individual gallery very easily, should you want to do that. If you are using an older WordPress version or are still using the classic editor, there is a shortcode you can use instead of the block.

If you want to see how to install, configure and use the plugin, visit our documentation. To see the plugin in action, head on to the demo page.

Features

  • Display any Google Drive folder as a gallery
  • Subfolders are automatically displayed as nested galleries – no need to configure them
  • You can restrict the plugin to a certain folder (we call it the „root“ folder), making sure that no data outside this root folder will ever be displayed on your site
  • Insert a gallery with a shortcode or with a click of a button
  • Provides a Gutenberg block, making sure that your galleries will work even in WordPress 5
  • Also works with Shared drives (formerly known as Team drives)
  • Supports videos as well

Minimal requirements

  • WordPress 4.9.6 or higher
  • PHP 5.6 or higher

GitHub

All the sources for the plugin and the build process are detailed in our Github repo.

Skjámyndir

  • A simple gallery

  • A gallery with subfolders

  • Subfolder view

  • An open image

  • Basic options

  • Advanced options

Blocks

This plugin provides 1 block.

  • Image and video gallery from Google Drive

Uppsetning

  1. Download and install the plugin from the WordPress plugin directory or from GitHub
  2. Create a Google app and configure the plugin
  3. Select a root directory for the plugin to use
  4. Add a gallery

SOS

How to configure this plugin?

See our documentation.

How do I create a Google app?

We have a special page in our documentation just about that.

What are the other options for this plugin?

For more info about all the options see the documentation page about advanced options.

How do I create a shortcode?

To show a Google Drive gallery add the shortcode [sgdg path="Folder name"] to the page where „Folder name“ is a folder in the root directory of the plugin.
It is also possible to use subdirectories with the shortcode [sgdg path="Folder name/subfolder/subsubfolder"].
If no path is provided, then the root directory itself is used.

Why isn’t my video shown?

The plugin only shows videos that can be played by the browser. Unfortunately, at the moment, different browsers support different video formats. If you want the best support, we recommend using MP4. Detailed information about which formats are supported by each browser can be found on Wikipedia.

I’m running into issues with Google quotas

See the documentation for what you can do about this.

Umsagnir

24. júní, 2021
I have used this plugin for several years without issue. Galleries render nicely on desktop and mobile devices. It would be nice if the images were cached more efficiently to reduce load-time, but it is, after all, a free plugin. Wishlist: Option to display image metadata (i.e. image description) as image overlay in slideshow.
6. apríl, 2021
This is a wonderful little plugin. It easy to set up, elegant and stylish. It makes website galleries simple to set up and extremely easy to maintain. No need to pull my hair out in the WordPress Media folder nightmare ever again! I can thoroughly recommend it. If you have regular gallery maintenance to do then use it with Google Drive for Desktop. This maps your Google gallery folders to local drives which means you can edit directly from them or do a 'save as' into them and your images are instantly on your site gallery.
24. mars, 2021
Do not download this. It instantly broke my website. Even disabled it through the file manager and its caused chaos with the backend. Need better protection from terrible plugins like this.
3. febrúar, 2021
I love this plugin - I've been swearing at Photonic for the last couple of weeks trying to display FlickR albums & whilst it's lovely - it's fighting the FlickR API all the time. I installed this within minutes and it's up and running displaying beautiful albums - I've downloaded all my FlickR images & moved them to my Google Drive & I'm so impressed. Good work - it's lovely - if I had one suggestion, it would be to able to display separate named galleries from different folders in my Drive (unless I missed something in the settings) but hey - I can live without!
24. desember, 2020
Took 5 minutes to setup and works great!
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Breytingarsaga

2.10.3

  • Fixed a possible incompatibility with some other plugins which use the Google API

2.10.2

  • Fixed galleries being incorrectly reported as empty

2.10.1

  • PHP 8 and WordPress 5.6 support
  • Better error handling

2.10.0

  • Substantially reduced occurence of rate limit errors
  • Better error handling
  • Moved the plugin block under the „media“ category

2.9.1

  • Fixed an issue where additional pages may not get loaded in an edge case
  • Upgraded a dependency to prevent a possible security issue

2.9.0

  • Added support for Google Drive shortcuts to folders (image/video shortcuts coming in a future version)
  • Improved error handling in the plugin shortcode & block
  • Improved handling of corrupted videos

2.8.1

  • Fixed missing space in gallery breadcrumbs
  • Fixed turning off JS events, breaking e.g. sticky headers
  • Fixed missing vendor files, causing errors for some users

2.8.0

  • Partially fixed videos: Videos which have permissions set to „Anyone on the internet with this link can view“ will now work again correctly. Fix for private videos coming in a later version

2.7.9

  • Fixed fatal error for users without the mbstring PHP extension

2.7.8

  • Fixed fatal error for users without the intl and idn PHP extensions

2.7.7

  • Re-release of the changes from version 2.7.5
  • Fixed handling of HTTP request exceptions
  • Tested on WordPress 5.4

2.7.6

  • Rollback of version 2.7.5, identical to version 2.7.4

2.7.5

  • Fixed handling of HTTP request exceptions

2.7.4

  • Fixed a bug in ordering options causing some issues primarily when ordering by name

2.7.3

  • Reverted a dependency update causing issues and PHP version incompatibility

2.7.2

  • Checking JS with TypeScript
  • JS and CSS is now minified in the plugin, original sources available in the repository
  • Fixed issue with TinyMCE plugin table overflowing the thickbox
  • Handling Google errors in root selection when changing user account
  • Handling Google errors in gallery enqueueing
  • Refactored all JS code
  • Fixed issue with & in folder name

2.7.1

  • Fixed a bug causing galleries not to load
  • Slightly tweaked the grid layout

2.7.0

  • Added video support
  • Documented all of the source code

2.6.0

  • Incorporated updates to Google Drive and its API, namely the rebranding of Team Drives as Shared drives
  • Added support for image captions sourced from the „description“ field in Google Drive
  • Added more quality control with more still to follow

2.5.0

  • Added support for pagination of gallery items with configurable page size and optional (enabled by default) autoloading
  • Added option to hide a part (a prefix to be more precise) of folder names. This is useful when folders are ordered by name to define own custom ordering
  • Fixed an issue with incorrect Authorised JavaScript origin for websites located in a subdirectory
  • Added more checks to plugin options to ensure they can’t break it
  • Enabled support for caching plugins

2.4.0

  • Added the option to override some settings for individual galleries using shortcode attributes or the Gutenberg block
  • Fixed loading indicator styling inconsistency

2.3.5

  • Fixed lightbox arrow styling on some templates
  • Better error reporting for Root selection, TinyMCE and Gutenberg plugins
  • Better loading animation
  • Clickable breadcrumbs in Root selection, TinyMCE and Gutenberg plugins

2.3.4

  • Updated basic settings to reflect changes to the Google developer console

2.3.3

  • Fixed error with multiple blocks not working

2.3.2

  • Image ordering by time now uses EXIF DateTime
  • Partially fixed issue with url being overridden when not terminated by a slash
  • Fixed imprecise directory item counts
  • Fixed issue with other plugins overriding styles

2.3.1

2.3.0

  • Fixed potential collision with global composer
  • Directory item counts with icons instead of text
  • Added more error messages
  • Fixed infinite spinner on empty gallery
  • Not displaying empty subgalleries

2.2.3

  • Fixed more problems with the justified layout
  • Open images now have a unique and permanent address so a link to a particular image can be copied and sent

2.2.2

  • Fixed multiple galleries in one page
  • Fixed some aspect ratios getting squished
  • Not displaying breadcrumbs when there is nowhere to navigate

2.2.1

  • Fixed an issue with images not being displayed

2.2.0

  • Galleries loading with AJAX
  • Dark theme

2.1.0

  • Using Flickr-style justified layout

2.0.2

  • Performance optimisations for subdirectories

2.0.1

  • Fixed missing ordering options

2.0.0

  • Moved settings to 2 top-level pages
  • Changed the Google API redirect URI
  • Handling unauthorized plugin in Block & Shortcode

1.2.1

  • Fixed error with Gutenberg block overwriting its configuration

1.2.0

  • Added proper support for dynamic columns
  • Added a Gutenberg block

1.1.0

  • Added the option to order images and directories (separately) – by time or name, ascending or descending

1.0.1

  • Added graphical editor for TinyMCE

1.0.0

  • The first version
  • Required WordPress 4.9.6 and higher
  • Required PHP 5.6 and higher