Essential Grid Gallery WordPress Plugin

$34.00 (as of February 16, 2020, 8:49 am)


Essential Grid Gallery is a premium plugin for WordPress that lets you build great looking image, video and audio galleries from more than a few sources! Use the adapted WordPress gallery functionality, posts and pages, include albums built with other plugins like NextGen Gallery, connect to the big social media streams like Instagram, YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, Flickr etc. or build a complete custom gallery grid. Our template library gives you example grids in an effort to look outstanding on mobile devices too and are easy to configure and fill with your content!

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Now available for Magento!

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Envato Approves!

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  • Dedicated Video Tutorials Channel for Beginners
  • All-Purpose Usage
  • Boxed, Full-Width, Full-Screen Layouts
  • Adjustable Rows/Columns/Spacings
  • Images, Youtube & Vimeo Video, HTML5 Self-Hosted Video, iFrame Content
  • Content Sources: Post, Custom Post, Pages, WooCommerce, Gallery
  • Various Animation Types & Preloaders
  • Dozens Example Skins available
  • Responsive & Mobile Optimized
  • Visual Skin Editor: Build and Customize own Skins easily
  • Easily Import / Export Skins
  • Include Custom Skins with Plugin Install, One-Click Installer
  • Custom Metas: Additional Options for Posts
  • Custom Post Based Skin Modifications: Special rules for Posts
  • Extensive Documentation & Tutorial Videos
  • Customizable Transition Speed (Individual / Global)

Essential Grid Gallery WordPress Plugin - 13 If you wish to use the Essential Grid Plugin in your Theme on ThemeForest please purchase
1 extended license for each single theme ( aka 2 themes = 2 extended licenses, 3 Themes = 3 EL etc)
(so long as there’s no Developer License available) you put on the marketplace! When you have questions about this agreement please contact us:here

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Version 2.3.6 Artemis ( 17th December 2019)


  • Fixed YouTube Streams only displaying up to 50 videos
  • Fixed Compatability Issue with WP Rocket Image Lazy Loading
  • Fixed JS Bug in Backend’s Pagination selections (e. g. “Max Rows Visible Mobile” corresponding input field was not showing when enabled)
  • Fixed an issue where embedded Vimeo videos were not playing in Chrome
  • Fixed Facebook stream displaying pixelated images on video posts


  • Edit Grid Button added to Gutenberg Block
  • Extended Gutenberg’s Core Gallery Block to optionally use Essential Grid for frontend output
  • Added “Description” as Layer Element (for Gallery Images)


  • Changed link to Facebook Access Token handling to our own FAQ
  • Changed UI of Essential Grid Gutenberg Block Backend
  • Better Information for “Hide Under” Functionality in Skin Editor to better clarify that the Item Width and Height is needed there

Version 2.3.5 Artemis ( 31st October 2019)


  • Fixed Instagram Connection issue for servers with ‘allow_url_fopen’ restriction


  • Changed Facebook API connection to Access Token for easier handling
  • Removed Instagram Places because it is no longer supported by the Instagram API

Version 2.3.4 Artemis ( 3rd September 2019)


  • Content Gallery Based Lightbox was not showing more than 1 Gallery item
  • Fixed a compatibility issue with Slider Revolution
  • Fixed Instagram connection issues for some server environments

Version 2.3.3 Artemis ( 18th July / 15th August 2019)


  • Added fix for Slider Revolution 6 compatibility

Version 2.3.2 Artemis ( 29th January 2019)


  • PHP 7.2 Compatibility Fixes (Thanks to CodeCanyon User “rreintjens”)
  • PHP 7.3 Compatibility Fix (item-skin-class.php / continue 2 in switch block)


  • Added admin option to show/hide “Filter All” button
  • Grid Item border-radius styles can now be percentage based
  • Remove Google+ from Sharing Options

Version 2.3.1 Artemis (21st December 2018)


  • Gutenberg Editor CSS and JS Fix for WP 5

Version 2.3 Artemis (12th November 2018)


  • Added Grid Library, please activate the plugin to make use of this feature
  • Added Loadbalancer, to further make stronger loading times when connecting to the ThemePunch servers
  • Added “Blank Item” option for Custom Grids
  • Added Mobile Touch-Swipe for Pagination
  • Added search option for grid overview page
  • Added “Max Visible Rows” option for mobile
  • Added speed options for skin animations
  • Added new cover animations for new skins
  • Added blur and grayscale options for images
  • Added ability to animate skin cover’s box-shadow
  • Added mix-blend-mode filter option for skin covers
  • Added “min-height”, “max-height” & “letter-spacing” for text
  • Added simple Gutenberg block


  • Added admin option to show/hide “Filter All” button
  • Grid Item border-radius styles can now be percentage based
  • Remove Google+ from Sharing Options


  • Fixed Shortcode Filter visibility issue
  • Removed Custom Meta Box from WP Media Attachment Pages
  • Fixed Standalone Videos not loading issue
  • Fixed Lightbox “Content Gallery Based” issue when the use of “Load More”
  • Fixed YouTube “no cookie” option not saving selected choice
  • Skin Covers will now animate when no elements exist

Version 2.2.5 Artemis (12th July 2018)


  • Added Global Option for usage YouTube NoCookie URLs
  • Added the ability disable the initial “start” animation
  • Added new “start” animation options
  • Added new option to animate the grid when scrolled it’s into view
  • Added new option to convert inline filters to dropdown on mobile
  • Added new Convert WP Galleries functionalities


  • Implemented “restore_current_blog” for multisite processes
  • Reorganized custom grid item dialog for better usability
  • “Hide markups before load” option is now deprecated
  • Start and filter animation options are now separated
  • Improved “esskill” API cleanup
  • WordPress Gallery replacement now works global or for single galleries


  • Fixed “Overwrite Existing” option for imported grids
  • Fixed Layers missing for split items with video
  • Fixed issue with Cookies when multiple grids are used
  • Fixed custom meta not working as navigation filters
  • Multi-select custom meta now sanitized for navigation filters
  • Fixed alternative image size issue for lightbox
  • Fixed Yoast SEO multisite conflict
  • Fixed Pagination Arrows for multiple grids
  • Fixed “Content Push” option not working in some cases
  • Fixed Facebook Stream lightbox image sizing
  • Fixed lightbox preview

Version Artemis (25th May 2018)


  • Fixed Global Search not working in some cases
  • Fixed Post Custom Styles not working in some cases


  • Added GDPR info to the WP 4.9.6 Privacy Policy Guide

Version Artemis (20th April 2018)


  • Adapted to current Instagram requirements

Version 2.2.4 Artemis (17th March 2018)


  • Adapted to new Instagram API result format
  • Fixed loading issues when used with ajax page loading theme in printed JS

Version 2.2.3 Artemis (13th March 2018)


  • Fixed Lightbox Post Content special character issue
  • Fixed “TypeError: e.container.find(…).esgbox is not a function”


  • Added ”;” to file to avoid issues when chaining js files

Version 2.2.2 Artemis (2nd March 2018)


  • Fixed Lightbox “Content Gallery” option
  • Fixed Grid Creation Ajax Error message upon multiple save
  • Fixed older PHP compatability (“Fatal Error” messages)
  • Fixed HTML5 Audio source compatibility for Safari
  • Fixed Disable Lightbox option in Global Settings
  • Fixed missing essgrid_get_posts filter

Version 2.2.1 Artemis (23th February 2018)


  • Fixed Limited Custom Grid Items

Version 2.2 Artemis (23th February 2018)


  • Upgraded default Lightbox to FancyBox 3 which includes:
    • Ability to display a Slider Revolution, Essential Grid, SoundCloud & iFrame
    • Improved Mobile Display and Mobile Usability
    • Deep Linking for sharing Lightbox content
    • Ability to zoom/pan images at their original size
    • New button option to allow for image downloads
    • New content display animations
  • Upgraded Instagram Integration
    • Added new Instagram Searches Tag(s), Location/Places
    • Added new Instagram Mix Search Results
    • Added new Instagram possibility to add multiple users, tags, places
  • Added new optional Icon Fonts Font-Awesome, PE Stroke 7
  • Added new Source Type “NextGen” Galleries (visible when the NextGen Galleries plugin is activated)
  • Added new Source Type “Real Media Library” (visible when the Real Media Library plugin is activated)
  • Added funtionality to complete the sentence in the excerpt/content after x minumum words
  • Added new “Like(heart) Post” functionality for WordPress posts
  • Added share links for Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and Pinterest (Skin Editor)
  • Added Featured Grid Meta Option to replace the Featured Image of Posts with an Essential Grid
  • Added Filter Deeplinking Functionality (https://page_with_essgrid_url#filter_slug)
  • Added “No Filter Match” Text Global Option
  • Added Max Posts in Preview option for large blogs
  • Added Button to find downloadable skins in Import/Export page


  • Media Filters can now be turned off to clean up the backend (via Global Settings)
  • Removed set_ess_grid_as_theme function because it causes trouble with premium plugin customers
  • String links in Social Stream Contents are now converted to real HTML links
  • Icon Font loading is now optional
  • FullScreen button added to embedded YouTube videos
  • Related Posts grids now exclude the current post
  • Not usable Filter/Search fields not in the frontend output (for Stream and Gallery sources)
  • Not usable Filter/Search fields not in the backend “Available Modules” (for Stream and Gallery sources)
  • Replaced depricated WooCommerce get_cart_url with wc_get_cart_url
  • Removed admin page redirect on new grid creation


  • Fixed ESG-VC integration issue for Amazon S3 servers
  • Fixed adding Custom Image Search Field focus issue
  • Fixed Twitter image / text issues with extended tweets
  • Fixed Instagram dates displaying current system date instead of photo creation date
  • Fixed links over layers getting broken when HTML Link was inside this layer’s content
  • Removed create_function() calls to gain compatibility with latest PHP version
  • Fixed WPML conflict in Post Grids Category navigation
  • Fixed issue with mailto links in Meta fields
  • Fixed issue with “Taxonomy List” Layers
  • Fixed Video Media Poster fetching non-https images
  • Fixed Custom CSS class names for skins
  • Fixed some imported grids missing a default source type
  • Fixed WooCommerce demo grid defaults
  • Fixed double-lightbox issue

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