Envira Gallery Documentation

Documentation, Reference Materials and Tutorials for Envira Gallery

Using External Links in Envira Gallery

Would you like your Envira gallery images to link to external pages, posts or custom URLs? With Envira, it’s very easy. This tutorial will walk you through the steps on how to add external links to your gallery images.

  • WordPress 4.4+
  • Envira Gallery 1.8.0+

You’re first step is to create your gallery and add your images. You can follow along with our documentation for creating a gallery.

Next, you’ll need to edit your gallery images. To do this, simply click the blue pencil icon on the first gallery image.

edit your gallery image

This will open a pop up window called Edit Metadata. Here you can add or edit image titles, captions and other metadata information. For the purpose of this tutorial, we’re going to be changing the image URL.

When the Edit Metadata window opens, in the URL field, enter your URL. Next, click Save Metadata on the image to save the changes.

add your image url

Using the right and left arrows in the top right corner of the screen, you can navigate through all your gallery images repeating these steps. When you’re all done, just click the X button to close the Edit Metadata window.

Next, go to the Lightbox tab and make sure the Enable Lightbox? is unchecked for the gallery and the Enable Links? is checked.

Enable the external links for your gallery on the lightbox tab

You’re final step is to repeat step 3 but on the Mobile tab.

Enable the external links for your gallery on the mobile tab

When you’re all done click Publish or Update on the gallery and you’re all set!

If you would like to learn how to have a lightbox image and a link in your lightbox, check out our tutorial on How to Add a Link into the Lightbox.


A: Due to the lightbox option needing to be off for external link, unfortunately no. You would need to separate your gallery for lightbox image links and external links.

A: Check the Lightbox tab and the Mobile tab. Confirm that you have the Enable Lightbox? option unchecked and the Enable Links? option checked.