Media Grid – WordPress Responsive Portfolio
Media Grid is a unique plugin to create unlimited responsive, filterable and paginated portfolios with ease, taking advantage of masonry engine.
Using advanced techniques allows you to create your own layouts mixing up any media type dynamically or manually: adapting to any container!
- Unlimited layout-free portfolios (freely shape up items to build grids)
- Visual, drag&drop, grid builder with mobile mode
- Dynamic grids, repeating your base layouts and optionally shuffling elements
- Create grids using any public post on your website and mixing them with Media Grid items
- 1-click grid cloning system
- 6 pagination systems to choose from (included infinite-scroll and numbered buttons)
- Complete SEO deeplinking system: tracking lightbox, filters, search and pagination (tracking browser history change)
- 100% CSS-based items shaping (superfast)
- Complete items type choice with full media support:
- single pictures
- images slider with video support
- Inline image slider
- Youtube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, self-hosted videos (lightbox and inline)
- Soundcloud and self-hosted audio (lightbox and inline)
- Inline text with video background ability
- Lightbox with custom contents
- Post contents – fetching from posts or custom post types
- Items filtering system (optionally searches through pages)
- Default grid filter – shortcode parameter
- 675 icons to beautify filters and customize items overlay
- In-grid items searching with custom tags support (optionally searches through pages)
- Filters and search positionable on grid’s top, left or right side
- Animated GIFs support
- Revolutionary AJAX lightbox, supporting HTML and shortcodes
- 5 lightbox content layouts
- 6 lightbox command styles
- 3 lightbox entrance/sliding effects
- Unlimited contents length without page’s loading affection
- Contents to text – height matching option
- Image zoom system (for single image item type)
- Modal mode
- Unlimited item custom attributes with optional icon association
- Proper social sharing using item’s data (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+)
- 16 modern loaders to choose from
- Optional Ken Burns effect for items and featured lightbox images
- Handy shortcode wizard
- Elementor, Visual Composer and Cornerstone native integration
- Shortcode option to move items title under image (attached or detached)
- Full colors, margins, borders, font-size and font-family control
- Shortcode commands to override pagination system and grid aspect
- 1-click immediate setup with 10 preset styles
- Fully responsive, adapts itself to any container
- Items XML sitemap to push item contents and images on search engine
- WooCommerce integration with optional “add-to-cart” button supporting quantity and variable products
- Optional Disqus or Facebook Comments integration in lightbox
- 100% multilanguage with WPML certification and Polylang support
- Images “right-click” protection
- Unlimited overlays using Overlay Manager add-on
- Unlimited filters using Advanced Filters add-on
To make the plugin easy for everyone, documentation comes with detailed videos explaining each necessary step to setup and use Media Grid.
Videos aim is purely educational, to check all features, take a look at screenshots!
- Quick setup
- Custom attributes and Item categories
- Static and single image item types
- Sliders and Lightbox video item types
- Inline video, Audio, Custom content item types
- Post Contents item type
- The grid builder – manual grids
- The grid builder – dynamic grids
- Shortcode wizard
Responsive portfolios with unique layouts
Unique means not repeatable by any tool: forget about fixed rows or schemes, here your creativity can be fully exploited.
Worried about representation of your setup on small screens? There’s a smart system swapping automatically to a simpler and mobile optimized mode: lighter images, touch-proof sizes and dynamic control on overlay elements. Everything will be always displayed perfectly.
Finally, plugin integrates each item with the most popular social networks (Facebbok, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+) giving a better sharing system, focused on real item contents!
Visual grid builder
Everything gravitates around visual grid’s builder: the real plugin’s core where you can create your amazing layouts.
Choose among a wide sizes variety to shape up your portfolios: it shows your changes in real time, representing a real advantage in projecting phase!
- MANUAL MODE: the classical way become famous in these years. Complete freedom and control over elements composing the grid and its layout. Check it!
- DYNAMIC MODE: even the biggest grid just requires minutes. Create the base-layout, select which elements have to fill blocks and then tune how Media Grid handles them: repeated structures, pagination, shuffled items. Few clicks to have astonishing results. Check it!
Full media support
Media Grid is extremely versatile and features 10 different item types to compose your portfolio:
- Simple static image without lightbox
- The classic single image
- Fully responsive images slider with captions and video support
- Inline slider, perfectly integrated in grid sizing system
- Audio player supporting single song or tracklist + SoundCloud
- Inline Audio player, having the same features
- Youtube/Vimeo/Dailymotion or also self-hosted video
- Inline video, bringing same features in the grid context
- Linked tile, redirecting users with advanced controls
- Post contents, dinamically fetching contents from a post type
- Custom content, a blank space ready to be filled with your contents
- Inline text, supporting shortcodes, HTML and video background
And of course the “spacer” item to help you creating awesome layouts.
Each one having its custom options to be shown as you need. For example the Ken Burns effect in grid or in lightbox, or also the image zoom for single image.
Use your posts!
Do you already have a lot of contents and don’t want to lose time creating items?
You can compose grids also with them!
Media Grid supports any public post type (eg. posts or WooCommerce products) ready to be included from visual grid builder. They will be dislayed as “single image” items, with associated lightbox, or also as direct link to their original page.
Plus, every post can be tuned through several options, as you do with Media Grid items. Can be also associated to grid categories to be filtered!
CSS3 Lightbox and SEO deeplinking system
A lot of things are hidden under Media Grid lightbox: it is not only completely managed by lightweight CSS code but also optimized to let search engines find contents with ease.
The best way to keep everything fast and clean is to use AJAX calls, but normally it is against best SEO practices. Media Grid goes beyond this, using HTML5 functions to create true URLs for each element: lightbox, filters, pagination and even item searches. Everything automatically, without any additional plugin!
But there’s more: Media grid offers also a special XML file to be used in specific SEO systems such as Google Webmaster Tools. Containing item links and associated featured images to push contents indexing as fast as possible!
One on the most important things in a portfolio is to display clearly items characteristics. They could simply refer to the author of a photo or display the track’s album or release date.
With Media Grid you can create unlimited item attributes, with related icons, for each item type. Sort them and use only the ones needed!
1 Click fast setup
Are you not familiar with web sizes, margins or colors? Don’t have time to manage each plugin setting?
No problem, the plugin is ready to be used out of the box and has got 10 preset styles you can enable just with one click!
Just choose what you like the most from the wizard and let Media Grid do the rest.
Once set, the style can be customized in any aspect: maximum simplicity and flexibility!
SEO Pagination system
Media Grid offers 6 different pagination solutions: from simple arrows to numbered buttons to infinite scroll! But, why is a “SEO friendly” pagination?
Item details are all loaded in the page, but only search engines will be able to completely index your awesome items. Pagination is also tracked by deeplinking system, so you can share a specific grid page.
This means no impact on page’s loading speed and at the same time a great advantage on the web!
Check all pagination types!
Seamlessly integrated, Media Grid is a perfect solution also to create WooCommerce products showcases.
No complex processes: everything will be managed as a native item, supporting both single/multi image products. As native items they can be customized and mixed to other item types with no change at all to the WooCommerce core.
Also product attributes and ratings are fetched and perfectly integrated in plugin systems.
Finally, Media Grid lightbox features a smart “add-to-cart” button!
Once you’ve created grids, using them in your website is simply as use the handy shortcode wizard, located on top of any wordpress editor.
Choose the grid, the pagination system, whether to display filters, their position and choose whether to use items search system.
You can even decide to hide the “All” filter or to select a default filter that will be applied on grid’s loading.
Move item texts under featured image in two modes: attached or detached from item.
Finally you can override global grid styling: setting custom margins, borders and border radius on the fly!
Engage visitors and know what they think about your products!
Obviously this feature is totally optional, you can also disable comments for specific items.
Items search system
You can easily find items with the integrated searching system: it is based on items title and works in real time, without delays!
Are titles too limitated? Use the search helper, in items editor, to add indexed words and add a semantic touch to searches!
“guitar play concert event” words have been used for “SoundCloud track” item, in the main demo: give a try!
Optionally searches and filters are also performed through pages.
WP builders integration
Stop wondering what hides behind complex shortcodes and start using real-time previews!
They are the state-of-the-art of modern wordpress page building, speeding up development.
The plugin natively integrates with Elementor, Visual Composer and Cornerstone, to give you the best user experience available today on wordpress.
Media Grid is also completely translatable on both front and back ends.
You will be able to localize it just creating your .po file, using WPML or Polylang.
Yes, it has also the WPML multilingual certification and has been tested to work seamlessly with it!
As per LCweb’s philosophy, plugin’s strong point is customizability. Every aspect of grid items and lightbox can be changed to match the look and feel you need!
Unlimited colors, margins, paddings, borders, sharing icons styles, filters position and colors. Four item’s navigation styles, six lightbox navigation styles, five lightbox content layouts, three lightbox entrance/sliding effects, 16 CSS3 loaders, full typography control: are only a bit of what you can manage. Everything easily, with few clicks.
Try few of the many possible customizations in the live demo
Please note that, obviously, the plugin requires a responsive theme to have a responsive behavior.
See the changelog here