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After many, many long months of development, Envira Gallery is finally here in full force.
One of my chief goals with Envira is to make sure that you have the absolute best experience around a product you have ever had in the WordPress ecosystem. From the time you land on the site until the time you purchase the plugin to the time you get your first WordPress gallery live, I want your experience to be memorable in the best way possible.
Since I first started selling Soliloquy nearly 2 years ago, I have learned so much about building, selling and supporting plugins. I have dumped all that knowledge into Envira, giving you one of the best overall experiences with a plugin in WordPress. With a refined data structure and flexible API, Envira can be transformed to do nearly everything you ask it to.
Envira Gallery is a responsive WordPress gallery plugin that creates incredibly simple and easy workflows around building and managing galleries in WordPress.
Working with Envira is incredibly easy, and the setup process takes no time at all. You can manage galleries from nearly anywhere in your admin interface. Because Envira utilizes the independent/dependent philosophy of galleries, you can determine how best to create and manage your galleries. If it makes sense to create a gallery for a specific post, go right ahead. If it makes sense to create a gallery that can be used in multiple places, have at it. You can do as you please without confusing or interrupting your workflows.
As always, I am always looking out for WordPress site performance. Most (if not all) other gallery plugins for WordPress are incredibly bloated and really wreak havoc on your server, causing nightmarish performance issues. Envira is not like that. It is incredibly lightweight and fast. It is responsible in the way it loads assets, and it even utilizes the same dynamic asynchronous ajax preloading that makes Soliloquy so lightening fast. On top of this, advanced transient caching and query optimization is baked into every public method for retrieving galleries, so you never, ever have to worry about performance. It is lightening fast on both the front-end and back-end of the plugin.
One of the big things I learned from Soliloquy was to make APIs that were easy to use and understand both for myself and other developers. I have done this with Envira, so the API to create things like gallery and lightbox themes are incredibly simple. Things like making default settings and adding new tabs to the Envira management metabox are also very easy as well.
You should see a theme here. Everything about Envira is just plain easy. Easy to purchase, easy to install, easy to setup and easy to look incredible all at the same time.
I’m really excited about this product, and I hope that you are too. Got any questions? Feel free to ask me! I’d love to answer them as you start your journey with Envira.