How To Setup Gallery Filtering In FooGallery PRO

Gallery Filtering, the latest feature on FooGallery PRO, allows you to filter your gallery using Media Tags and Categories. Here is a step-by-step walkthrough of how to create a filtered gallery, including assigning tags to individual images.

Step 1: Add Images

As with any image gallery, you first need to add your media. Once you have uploaded your images though, you can add your Media Tags and Categories. You will still see the sections for adding the Title, Caption, Alt Text and Description – add these in.

If you scroll down a little further, you’ll now see additional fields for Media Tags and Media Categories. Gallery Filtering allows you to filter by tag or category, so add both. You can also make changes to both fields later on.

Gallery Filtering add media tags and media categories

Step 2: Enable Gallery Filtering

Once you have selected your Gallery Template and customised the settings, you can adjust your Gallery Filtering. Select the Filtering tab in the left-hand menu. The default is set to None, so to activate Filtering just select Simple or Advanced.

The Simple settings allow you to choose whether your images will filter according to the Media Tags or Media Categories. You can also adjust the theme (light, dark or custom) for the Tags / Categories. Finally you can choose to show the Tags above or below the images, or do both for your bigger galleries.

Gallery Filtering simple settings

Select the Gallery Preview tab to see how the tags will appear in the gallery.

To change your tags after you have created your gallery and set up filtering, simply select the Manage Items tab and hit the Edit Info button on the image. You’ll be redirected to the same screen you saw when you uploaded your image. Here you can add, remove or edit the tags for your images.

Adding Media Tags to Individual Images

You can also add Media Tags and Categories to individual images as you load them. Once an image is uploaded, you’ll have the option to add these fields. These tags won’t appear with the image on the frontend, but will help for sorting and categorising images in your media library.

Take a look at FooGallery’s Filtering Demo to see how it works.

FooGallery Simple Filtering demo

6 thoughts on “How To Setup Gallery Filtering In FooGallery PRO”

  1. Very nice plugin, I have a question: on the free version we can make a custom link for each image …Does the pro version with filtering also have the custom link feature?
    I have been a long time free version user and I am interested in getting the pro version

    • Glad you like the plugin!
      And yes, the PRO version has all the same features as the free version (and a whole lot more), so you can use custom links with the filtering.

  2. I wish we had an option where we could set Media Tags and/or Media Categories on the images, then create a Gallery that selected images with a specified tag or category. That is, I wouldn’t specifically add images to the gallery, I would just add tagged/categorized images to the media library, and that gallery would automatically include all images that matched. I don’t want a row of filters on top, I just want to save a lot of time in editing galleries every time I add a few images.

    • FooGallery Pro has exactly what you are looking for! It includes an option to load a gallery from other sources (, two of which are Media Tags and Media Categories. You can select the tags / categories you want your gallery to include, and your gallery will automatically load any images with that tag or category. You can also check out the FooGallery Pro documentation to find out more about how this works:

  3. Is there a way to copy media tags from one picture to another one?
    This would save time as, as far I can see, I need to go through each picture separately.

    This is, for me, time-saving when I add a gallery with pictures with the same media tags

    • At the moment, there isn’t a simple way to copy tags from one image to another. It is something we would like to look into, though.


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How To Setup Gallery Filtering In FooGallery PRO