For one of our client sites, we had added a big mosaic gallery to their home page to show off their work. Unfortunately, they contacted us after upgrading their site to WordPress 5.0 to tell us some bad news: the mosaic gallery wasn’t showing up anymore.
My first thought was that the new Gutenberg editor had broken something, and all we had to do to fix it would be to switch back to the classic WordPress editor.
No such luck; even switching back to the classic editor didn’t bring back the mosaic gallery. And when I went to check the gallery plugin for updates, I found that it hadn’t been updated by the developer in over a year.
Well, that was a no-go.
I immediately dove into looking for other plugins with the same or similar functionality that would enable our client to have a mosaic gallery on their home page that they could update themselves. What I found was Modula.
Modula is a freemium WordPress plugin, which means it has a free version and a pro version, but unlike some freemium plugins, the free version is solid.
It took a little bit of hunting to figure out where I needed to go to set up the galleries, but once I was there, I was thrilled with the options we were given.
Here’s how it works, once you’ve got it installed:
- Go to the “Modula” menu item in the sidebar (it’s right under “Comments”).
- Click Home Page Gallery.
- Here you can upload images directly or pick them from the media library, edit or remove images already in the gallery, and drag and drop them to rearrange their order. If you mouse over the 3 blue lines in the lower right corner of each image, you can resize it within the grid to kind of customize the grid style itself.
- Once you’re happy with the new layout and images, click “Update”.
That’s it! It should automatically update the home page gallery.