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Picture Gallery – Frontend Image Uploads, AJAX Photo List

Picture Gallery – Frontend Image Uploads, AJAX Photo List


Elevate your WordPress site with the Picture Gallery plugin, enabling users to easily upload and manage images through a frontend interface. This powerful plugin supports guest uploads with CAPTCHA, generates thumbnails, and integrates seamlessly into your WordPress Media Library. Whether you’re looking to display image portfolios or sell digital photos, this tool is equipped with AJAX updates for live listing, drag-and-drop uploads, and extensive customization options to meet all your photo gallery needs.


  • Frontend & Backend Uploads: Allows both visitors and administrators to upload images conveniently.
  • Advanced Security Features: Includes Google reCAPTCHA v3 to prevent spam and unauthorized uploads.
  • Dynamic AJAX Photo Lists: Updates the gallery live without page reloads, enhancing user experience.
  • Comprehensive Integration: Adds pictures and thumbnails to the WordPress Media Library for easy management.
  • Customizable Access Controls: Set permissions for uploads and gallery views, ensuring content security.
  • Monetization Opportunities: Integrates with plugins like “MicroPayments/FansPaysite – Creator Subscriptions, Digital Content Monetization” to enable photo sales directly from your gallery.
  • Multi-Device Compatibility: Supports uploads from mobile devices, including direct camera uploads on iOS and Android.
  • Enhanced Engagement: Features like the “Rate Star Review” allow visitors to rate and review images, fostering community interaction.
  • Bulk Upload Capabilities: Simplifies the process of adding large volumes of images, saving time and effort.

Key Features

  • adds picture post type to WordPress site with gallery taxonomy
  • allows upload and import of pictures from frontend and backend
  • guest picture upload with Google reCAPTCHA v3 integration, moderator notification
  • generates thumbnail, generates feature image
  • AJAX display and update of picture list
  • shortcodes for listing pictures, upload form, import form
  • mass picture upload
  • mass picture import (from server)
  • setup user types that can share pictures
  • pending picture / approval for user types that can’t publish directly
  • integrates Rate Star Review – AJAX Reviews for Content, with Star Ratings
  • filter pictures by category, tag, name
  • sort pictures by date, views, rating
  • include pictures and thumbs in Media Library (setting)

Guest Picture Upload

  • special shortcode for guest (visitor) picture upload
  • Google reCAPTCHA v3 integration
  • limit uploads per IP
  • moderator notification by email (custom)
  • custom message for upload success
  • persistent form fields in case of error

Access Control: Membership, Sales

HTML5 Picture Uploader

  • Drag & Drop
  • AJAX (no Submit, page reload required to upload more pictures)
  • multi picture support
  • status / progress bar for each upload
  • unpredictable secure upload file names
  • fallback to standard upload for older browsers
  • mobile camera upload (iOS6+, Android 3+)
  • backend multi upload menu

Recommended for use with these solutions

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Pictures page on various themes:
* Fans Paysite Demo
* Video Share VOD Demo
* Paid Videochat Demo


  • AJAX picture listings (updates live as pictures are added)
  • Rate Star Review – picture reviews integration


  • Q: How much does this plugin cost?
    A: This plugin is FREE.

  • Q: Does upload work on mobiles?
    A: Uploading pictures works on latest mobiles. In example on iOS6+ user will be prompted to take picture or select on from camera roll when pressing Choose Files button.

  • Q: How can I add pictures to my site?
    A: Go to VideoWhisper / Picture Gallery / Settings from top admin menu and click Save. This will add the main feature pages to your site and menu. You can disable Setup Pages and manually add the shortcodes as described in Documentation page.


February 19, 2023
I installed Picture Gallery plugin: it was easy to use and setup, even if the configuration page is not organized in a perfect ways (is more like a list of options). I tested for myself some photos uploads and gallery view, it seemed fine so far. But then I noticed that my website didn’t look the same… I found that the cause was this plugin! In fact, disabling it, the issue dissappeared. I investigated this a little more: it does not help removing all plugin css from setup page. So I checked the main page and I found that it was filled up with <p></p> ! For the moment I can’t spend other time on this, hopefully I will re-enable the plugin to try to fix this issue.
November 29, 2022
As soon as I activated this plugin, my website disappeared! I can’t access the admin at all… the front end is missing. I’ve tried deleting the plugin via ftp, but its made no different. So now I have to figure out how to get my site up and running again!
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Contributors & Developers

“Picture Gallery – Frontend Image Uploads, AJAX Photo List” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Guest Picture Upload:
  • Google reCAPTCHA v3 integration
  • Limit uploads per IP
  • Moderator notification by email (custom)
  • Custom message for upload success
  • Persistent form fields in case of error


  • Media Library integration
  • Menu in listings with categories, order
  • PHP 8 support


  • Integrates Rate Star Review plugin for star reviews
  • Review form and list on picture page
  • Rating stars in listings
  • Integrate Semantic UI interface
  • Filter by picture tag, name
  • Sort by rating, number of ratings, points


  • Integrates Paid Membership and Content plugin to allow selling items


  • First public release.