From any open Piwigo gallery, swiftly include your photos in your WordPress posts/pages and/or add randomized thumbnails and menus in your sidebar. Feature-rich short code generator and a widget that produces highly valuable, optional links in sidebars of your WordPress blog.



On the one hand, PiwigoPress is a WordPress Sidebar Widget that links your blog to some public pictures of a Piwigo gallery. Thus, a Piwigo gallery with several public pictures in it is a prerequisite to make it working. But even if you don’t have one yet, you can nonetheless give this plugin a try by using the Official Piwigo demonstration gallery before setting up your own gallery.

PiwigoPress generates several highly valuable links in sidebars of your WordPress blog, all of them being optional: a random thumbnail linking to the corresponding picture page, menus directing to all categories defined as public in the gallery, several additional links to most recent, most viewed, most commented pictures, and more.

On the other hand, by using a shortcode [PiwigoPress ...] you can add any public picture of a Piwigo gallery. Here again you should try even though you don’t have yet your Piwigo Gallery. Have a look with [PiwigoPress id=72 url='http://piwigo.org/demo'] in a post or page.

Above all, PiwigoPress provides a shortcode generator. Each time you
add some pictures to your gallery you will be able to add a post related to your last uploaded photos. So, your friends and family are going to like your photos and Search Engines are going reference your gallery with the refbacks provided by PiwigoPress.


Please visit the WordPress Plugin Page, or this link piwigopress.2.32.zip.


Changes since the take over of maintainer.


  • Confirm compatibility with latest WordPress releases, no functional changes


  • relax requirement what image sizes galleries have to provide (Issue 21)
  • allow selecting the order of photos for the widget (Issue 20)


  • multiple image ids can be used in the shortcode (by Anton Lavrov)
  • support for displaying the photo name (title) (by Anton Lavrov)
  • shortcode generator – support name setting
  • fix ‘albumpicture’ setting not being preserved


  • security related improvements by Rüdiger Schulz, big thanks!


  • use “album” instead of “category” in the user interface, as this is what Piwigo calls it (Issue 14)
  • allow loading of albums from remote installations (Issue 13, Issue 5)


  • widget configuration now allows adding html code just before and after the included photos, but before the divs. This requires the ‘unfiltered_html’ permission for the user editing the widget. (Issue 11)


  • A new parameter for widget and shortcode: opntype: ‘_blank’ (open in new window/tab) or ‘_self’ (open in same windows/tab) (Issue 10)
  • set alt parameter of images to ‘name’ (plus ‘comment’, if available) if the piwigo image (Issue 8)
  • make widget configuration background white instead of transparent for readability


  • fix some peculiarities with the category list download
  • update compatibility to 4.1


  • new maintainership
  • fix compatibility with piwigo 1.6 and wordpress 4.0
  • allow url to be “/foo/bar” like on local server, preserving http(s)
  • fix compatibility with tinyMCE v4 (WordPress 1.9)
  • support //host/path and use either http or https
  • link tagets to photo are now within the first category of the photo
  • permalinks are used for categories as far as possible
  • support pulling from a specific category instead of only from all photos

Development and bug reports

Development is done on Github, project piwigopress. Please use the issue tracker there.