The Grid - Alternative

The Grid is pretty resource heavy. Is there a recommended super light plugin for displaying portfolios/galleries?

Hi There,

Did you try enable the caching system under the Global Settings?

Let us know how it goes!

Yes. Caching is not really the issue. It is just the plugin’s code is pretty heavy. Turning off universal certainly helps on pages where it is not used, but I was curious if you all have a lighter version you like to recommend. We have built our own, but it is not drag/drop ready yet.

Hi @hatfieldmedia

I wonder if you have tried Essential Grid plugin?


Yes, but it offers even less options to reduce bloat and improve speed. It is natively a bit faster. Just curious about the absolute lightest plugin for galleries.

Hello @hatfieldmedia,

Thanks for updating the thread. :slight_smile:

If you are looking for a fast Gallery plugin, then I think you can take a look at Envira Gallery plugin that comes bundled with X and Pro theme. It’s lightweight, easy to use and does not has major impact on page load time. You can install Envira Gallery plugin from X/Pro > Validation > Extensions.

To get started with Envira Gallery, you can refer following documentations:


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