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Envira Gallery is joining the Awesome Motive family

Envira Gallery Is Joining the Awesome Motive Family

Last updated on Oct 25, 2023 by Syed Balkhi

With over 150,000+ websites, Envira Gallery is one of the leading WordPress gallery plugins on the market.

Today, I’m extremely excited to share that Envira Gallery is joining the Awesome Motive family.

Nathan Singh (owner of Envira Gallery) did a great job in leading one of the most powerful WordPress gallery plugins in the market. Started in 2014, Envira is one of the original WordPress gallery plugins.

I have known Nathan for years because we sold the Envira Gallery plugin to him in 2017. Fast forward five years, and I’m glad that it’s coming back home.

What many new users might not know is that Envira Gallery was started by Thomas Griffin (my co-founder in OptinMonster), and it was originally part of Awesome Motive. We put our heart and soul into making the best gallery solution, and we are really glad to be bringing it back home.

Who’s Awesome Motive?

Hi, my name is Syed Balkhi. I’m the founder and CEO of Awesome Motive. We build amazing products that help small businesses grow and compete with the big guys.

We’re the team behind some of the most popular plugins and resources in the WordPress ecosystem:

  • WPBeginner – the largest free WordPress resource site for beginners.
  • OptinMonster – popular conversion optimization software that helps you convert abandoning visitors into subscribers and customers.
  • WPForms – the most beginner-friendly WordPress form builder.
  • MonsterInsights – the most popular WordPress Analytics plugin that helps you grow your business with confidence.
  • AIOSEO – the original WordPress SEO plugin to help you get more traffic.
  • WP Mail SMTP – the #1 plugin that helps improve your WordPress email deliverability.
  • SeedProd – the best drag-and-drop landing page builder for WordPress.
  • Duplicator – one of the most popular WordPress backups and migration plugins.
  • RafflePress – powerful WordPress giveaway and contest plugin to grow your website traffic.
  • Smash Balloon – most popular social media feeds plugin for WordPress.
  • PushEngage – leading web push notification software for small businesses.
  • SearchWP – the most advanced WordPress search plugin.
  • AffiliateWP – leading WordPress affiliate management plugin.
  • Easy Digital Downloads – leading eCommerce plugin for selling digital products.
  • WP Simple Pay – simple WordPress payment plugin that lets you accept online payments without creating a shopping cart.
  • WPCode – the most popular code snippets plugin for WordPress.
  • Sendlayer – powerful SMTP email delivery service for websites and apps.
  • Thrive Themes – powerful set of marketing tools for website owners.
  • … and many more.

Collectively our WordPress plugins are used on over 25 million websites. Yes, we know a thing or two about building awesome products that customers love.

What Does this Acquisition Mean for Existing Users?

Aside from the new ownership change, it’s business as usual. You can continue to use the plugin that you love without any interruptions.

With the exception of Nathan, the entire team will be joining Awesome Motive. This means that you are still being supported by the same talented people.

On top of that, we have added more team members from Awesome Motive who will be working on the Envira Gallery project (including myself).

With our experience and a dedicated team, we will be adding several new features and improvements to Envira Gallery in the near future.

If you would like to join the team, please see the Awesome Motive Careers page for open positions.

What’s Coming Next?

Our work is just starting.

I have been in the WordPress industry since 2006 and have learned a lot over the years. My websites get over 100 million visitors a year, and we know the importance of good gallery solutions for photographers as well as eCommerce sites.

We will be combining our experience and expertise with the team at Envira Gallery, so you can have even more powerful WordPress gallery features without the high costs!

This is truly going to be a game-changer!

I want to thank Nathan for all the hard work he put into Envira Gallery over the last 5 years, and I wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

I also want to thank all the users who have supported the Envira Gallery plugin so far, and I hope to earn your support for years to come.

It’s honestly a dream come true to be able to bring Envira back home to Awesome Motive once again. I look forward to continuing to serve you by building the absolute best gallery tools for your websites.


Syed Balkhi
CEO of Awesome Motive

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