Portfolio & Image Gallery for WordPress | PowerFolio


The best portfolio and gallery plugin for WP and Elementor. Create portfolio and image galleries in seconds using any page builder!

The #1 Portfolio and Gallery plugin for the modern WordPress


WordPress has changed. Page builders have made it easier than ever to create websites.

Powerfolio arrives to complement this new generation of WordPress, making it possible to create portfolios and image galleries in an easy and fast way, fully integrated with WordPress page builders.

Plugin Demo

Click here to see the portfolio demo

The first impression is what matters

Do you want to display projects in a classic grid or in a masonry layout? Or do you prefer an exclusive format, where each item has a specific size? With Powerfolio, you can choose any of these options.

Powerfolio allows you to create a professional portfolio or an image gallery in a few seconds using your preferred page builder (Gutenberg or Elementor).

It is possible, in a few clicks, to choose the number of columns, define category filters and customize hover effects, backgrounds, colors, CSS options, Animations, and much more.

Compatible With Elementor

Powerfolio is 100% compatible with Elementor. It means that you can use our portfolio for elementor or image gallery elementor widgets to create a gallery grid on any page and edit using the page builder features of Elementor.

Integrated with Gutenberg

Powerfolio is also compatible with Gutenberg, the block editor from WordPress. With our Portfolio and Image Gallery blocks you can easily create and customize filterable image grids using the visual editor from WordPress.

Filterable Galleries

Powerfolio has built-in filterable gallery option. By activating it, your users will be able to filter the items in the gallery according to the selected category.

CSS Animations and Transition Effects

You can choose from several transition effects for your portfolio or image grid. A simple way to delight your users.

Custom Grids

There are several grid options to choose, like the classic box grid, masonry and custom grids.
You can also create your own custom grid by changing the width and height of each item in the gallery (PRO version only)

Fully Responsive

Portfolios are 100% responsive, this means that your portfolio or gallery will work perfectly on any screen, such as monitors, tablets and mobile phones.

Demo Videos

Getting started with your first portfolio #1

Getting started with your first portfolio #2

This is a detailed tutorial on how to build a nice portfolio with the plugin


  • Filterable Portfolio Addon/Widget for Elementor
  • Filterable Portfolio Block for WordPress/Gutenberg
  • Filterable Image Gallery Addon/Widget for Elementor
  • Filterable Image Gallery Block for WordPress/Gutenberg
  • Portfolio Shortcode Generator (available on the WP Classic Editor screen)
  • Masonry,Boxed and custom Packery Grid layouts (and also a grid builder in PRO version!)
  • You can show the projects on a modal or on a single page
  • Compatible with Elementor (Portfolio Widget)
  • Compatible with any page builder (using the shortcode option)
  • 2,3,4,5 or 6 collumns

Elementor Portfolio Widget/Addon

With this Elementor portfolio widget, you can display the posts of the portfolio post type in a filterable gallery. You have options to customize everything, from the layout/grid to the hover effects.

Filterable Image Gallery for Elementor Widget/Addon

You can use the Elementor gallery widget to display a filterable image gallery in your page. You will have the same customization options as the portfolio for elementor widget.

Image Gallery GRID Builder (PRO Version)

With the grid builder, you wil be able to customize the width and height of each item in your gallery. In combination with the packery layout and the filter, it allows you to create unique and magic grids.

Beta Features

We also have some fatures that are not the main purpose of the plugin but we can turn into main features of the plugin. E.g.
* Posts Grid Addon/Widget for Elementor
* Woocommerce Products Grid Addon/Widget for Elementor
* 4 Post/Product Grid Styles – Classic, Masonry and 2 creative styles


With this Elementor widget, you can display the content of the “post” post type in a customizable post grid, with several style options.


You can use this Elementor widget to display the products of your Woocommerce store.

PRO version Features

  • Several hover animations/effects
  • Several grid styles, including our exclusive Special Grids
  • Grid Builder (exclusive feature!)
  • Portfolio Carousel Widget
  • Extra CSS effects and animations
  • Option to display a specific portfolio category
  • Option to display content from any post type to the grid
  • Extra customization options

Installation Instructions / How to use

  1. Upload elementor-portfolio folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Click on the “Portfolio” link from the main menu
  4. Click on “Add New Item”, create your first portfolio content and publish. Create as many posts you want.
  5. Create a new page using Elementor, or edit a existing open
  6. Drag and drop the portfolio widget to your page.
  7. Customize it using the widget options and publish the page.
  8. Done! Your new portfolio is ready!

How to display the filterable portfolio grid using a shortcode

The widget will be available in Elementor items. Just drag it to your website and select the customization options 🙂

You can also use dthe shortcode to display the portfolio grid on a page/post, or using Gutenberg and other page builders:


You can customize it using these options:

  • postsperpage: Set a number of posts to show (eg: postsperpage=”12″).
  • showfilter: Show the category filter on the top of the grid. Options: yes/no. (eg: showfilter=”yes”).
  • style: Set the grid style of the portfolio. Options: masonry/box. (eg: style=”box”).
  • linkto: Set the link type of the portfolio item. If is set to image, it will open the Featured Image on a lightbox. Options: image/project. (eg: linkto=”image”).
  • columns: Set the columns per row of the portfolio grid. Options: 2/3/4. (eg: columns=”4″).
  • margin: Choose if you want a margin between the items or no. Options: yes/no. (eg: margin=”no”).

Example of a complete shortcode:

[powerfolio postsperpage=”12″ type=”no” showfilter=”yes” style=”masonry” linkto=”image” columns=”4″ margin=”no”]

Example of a complete shortcode without the set properties:
[powerfolio postsperpage=”” showfilter=”” style=”” linkto=”” columns=”” margin=””]


This plugin provides 2 blocks.

  • Powerfolio: Image Gallery Block Create a image gallery with the customization options from the Powerfolio plugin.
  • Powerfolio: Portfolio Block Create a portfolio grid with the customization options from the Powerfolio plugin. It will display your posts from the portfolio post type.


अक्टूबर 26, 2023
It lacks a basic feature that other plugins provide in their free version: The ability to create a grid layout with pagination. I purchased the Pro version thinking that the grid pagination would be included, but it wasn’t. Have not gotten a response from support about fixing the problem, or possibly including it in a future release. Pretty quiet over there.
अप्रैल 30, 2021 1 reply
Got very good response from team when I faced some problem really appreciate their work. Great Job.
नवम्बर 16, 2020
I arrived at this plugin because of a tutorial from Ferdy Korpershoek on how to make Portfolios for FREE in Elementor. It worked perfectly based on his tutorial. At first, I was nervous using this plugin because its last update was 3 years ago. But thankfully, it was updated recently. Keep up the good work and hoping for its continued development.
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Contributors & Developers

“Portfolio & Image Gallery for WordPress | PowerFolio” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



1.0.1 – Initial Release
1.1 – Added Gutenberg Editor to the Portfolio post type / Changed the post type label to “Portfolio” / Added “Freemius” / Fixed 404 errors on portfolio after activation
1.2 – Updated the admin page / Fixed some issues / PRO version release
1.2.5 – Added video tutorial / Fixed issue with taxonomies and gutenberg / updated freemius SDK
1.2.6 – Small Fixes / Added a new “Height” control for the boxed grid / Enabled Elementor editor by default for Portfolio Post Type
1.2.7 – Added height control for boxed layout / Added hover effects for the free version / Added 5 and 6 columns option / Small Fixes
1.2.8 – Added margin size control / Added hover effects for the free version / Added white background for transparent PNG’s
1.2.9 – Added “All categories” text button / Added “Black and White” hover effect for PRO Version / Fixed Small Issues
2.0 – Added Elementor Image Gallery widget / Added WordPress filters to the gallery filter / Added Grid Builder (PRO version only) / Added ImageLoaded to javascript / Added packery layout
2.1 – Added Product Grid and Post Grid Widgets
2.1.4 – Added item description for gallery widget
2.1.5 – Added .POT file
2.1.6 – Added option to hide the “All” button (free version) / Added “mobile columns” customization option for PRO version
2.1.7 – Updated Freemius SDK / Fixed error with $portfoliocolumns_mobile/ fixed error in powerfolio_shortcodes.php file
2.1.8 – Fixed issue with jQuery / Added option to use the Elementor native lightbox / Added next/prev buttons on Powerfolio lightbox
2.1.9 – Added border and border-color customization option for items.
2.2 – Fixed conflicts between simple lightbox and elementor lightbox / Added filter option to completely disable simple lightbox / fixed small css glitches
2.2.1 – Enabled more than 1 category on “display specific categories” mode
2.3 – Added filters on Portfolio CPT register class / Added option to hide item title and item description / Small UX improvements on the widget edit / Updated Freemius SDK
2.3.1 – Added validation for shortcode attributes (security fix) / Updated Freemius SDK / Added the “Title Displayed 1” mode for the portfolio grid
2.3.2 – Added sanitization to attributes and shortcodes (security fix)
2.3.3 – Updated JS libraries (Isotope/OwlCarousel)
2.3.4 – Updated Freemius SDK / Added 2 new hover options / Added PT-BR and Spanish translations
3.0 – Updated Freemius SDK / Major refactoring / Added gutenberg block for Portfolio and Image Gallery / New hover effects
3.0.1 – Hotfixes for PHP warnings
3.0.2 – Fix for error when elementor is disabled / hotfix for PHP 8 warning
3.0.3 – Freemius update / hotfix for a PHP error on upgrade
3.1 – Added the paginated grid feature
3.1.1 – Security Hotfix