Photo Gallery by 10Web is one of the most popular WordPress photo gallery plugins which allows users to show off beautiful images via mobile-friendly galleries.
Photo Gallery images are accessible to the public by default though. So, in order to prevent unauthorized users from viewing private and premium images, you should integrate Photo Gallery with our Prevent Direct Access (PDA) Gold.
Photo Gallery Protection Challenge
Basically, our PDA Gold can protect any files including images listed under WordPress Media Library. Protected images are accessible to only those with the right permission.
When you add images into Photo Gallery, the plugin actually makes a copy of your images and move them into its own folder, namely “photo-gallery”, which is not protected by our PDA Gold.
That’s why even though your images are protected under Media Library, anyone can still access your gallery photos.
How to protect Photo Gallery images
Instead of protecting individual files, you should protect the whole photo-gallery folder with our PDA Access Restriction extension.
Once protected, only those with permission will be able to view your Photo Gallery.
Even if users somehow get the direct URL to the images, they can’t view the images in our galleries without becoming a paid member or logged-in users.