Oct 302019

WordPress Photonic Gallery Plugin allows you to display galleries from the following WP, Flickr, SmugMug, Zenfolio and more.

Last Updated: May 15, 2024

Latest Update: Updated the changelog in the documentation.


Photonic is a very powerful plugin that takes WordPress gallery to an all new lever by adding a lot of functionality. You can also set up authentication so that visitors can see private and protected photos from each provider in the list mentioned below.

The good news is that Photonic is also compatible with Gutenberg editor. Below is a list of all the different social services it supports. This makes Photonic a unique photo gallery and slideshow plugin.

Note: These tutorials are based on version 2.83.

Photonic 3.10 Changelog

  • Added: New layout, “Horizontal Masonry”, for left-to-right ordering in masonry layouts.
  • Added: Ability to select more options for the title in WP galleries.
  • Changed: Minimum WP version compatibility bumped up to 6.2.
  • Changed: Minimum PHP version compatibility bumped up to 7.2.
  • Fixed: Lazy-expanded Flickr collections were not showing square thumbnails.
  • Fixed: Zenfolio issue where square thumbnails were not showing a uniform size.
  • Fixed: LightGallery thumbnails were not showing in lazy-loaded galleries.
  • Fixed: Corrected a PHP 8.1-specific warning.
  • Changed: Removed unnecessary markup (data attributes) from slideshows.

Photonic Works With The Following

  • WP Gallery
  • Google Photos
  • Flickr
  • SmugMug
  • Zenfolio

Note: These are simple and easy to follow tutorials to help you understand and set up Photonic. However you still need to test your settings before you publish your website or blog.

WordPress Photonic Gallery Plugin

What You Need:

  • Photonic
  • Suffusion Theme (Optional = I added Suffusion theme because it was developed by Sayontan Sinha. Both plugin and theme work flawlessly together.)

Photonic Tutorials:

  1. Settings Options
  2. Generic Options
    1. Layouts
    2. Native WP Galleries
    3. Popup Panel
    4. Advanced
  3. Lightboxes
  4. Add a Slideshow to Suffusion Theme Using Photonic
  5. Add a Slideshow to Suffusion Theme Text Widget
  6. Photonic Slideshow Display
  7. Google Photos Settings
  8. Add Google Photos Using WP Photonic Plugin
  9. Create Google Client ID For Photonic
  10. Troubleshooting

I will keep updating the tutorials to to include any changes or updates added by Sayontan Sinha the developer.

If you have any questions, requests or suggestions please send me a message via the contact form.


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