1. In your WordPress Admin go to “Plugins > Add New”
  2. Use the search bar on the top right side and type in “picu” – You should see “picu – WordPress Photo Proofing Gallery” as the first result
  3. Click on “Install Now” – The plugin is now downloaded and installed
  4. Click on “Activate”

You can find instructions of installing our Pro modules here.


  1. In your WordPress Admin go to “picu > Settings”
  2. Here you can choose between a dark and a light theme
  3. You can enable/disable html emails
  4. Enable to show a picu logo in your emails

For configuring Pro modules click on their name in the sidebar on the left.

Theme integration

picu has a beautiful, easy-to-understand, stand-alone theme/appearance that is not tied to the theme you are using on the rest of your WordPress website.

This enables us to guarantee the functionality and the main reason why picu rarely has compatibility issues with themes.

If you want to customize the look of your picu collections further, check out our Brand & Customize Pro module.

Available Shortcodes

Display a list list of collections

Just add the following shortcode to display a list of collections.

By default it will show a list of all collections that have been sent to clients. If you want approved collections to stay in the list, just add show_approved to the shortcode, like this:
[picu_list_collections show_approved]

There are a couple of parameters to further adjust the output of the shortcode:

Filter for collections that have been sent to a specific client:
[picu_list_collections email=""]

Use the ids parameter to display specific collections by their ID:
[picu_list_collections ids="45,67,89"]

Display a message, when no collection is found:
[picu_list_collections]<p>There are currently no collections to approve.</p>[/picu_list_collections]

For the developers among you, we also added a filter picu_list_collections_args, which let’s you change/add your own arguments to the underlying query. In the following example we want to order the collections by title (by default they are sorted by date):

function my_picu_list_collection_args( $args ) {

	$args['orderby'] = 'title';

	return $args;

add_filter( 'picu_list_collections_args', 'my_picu_list_collection_args' );

This works with all the parameters used by WP_Query and opens up a whole range of possibilities.

We have a second filter, picu_collection_list in place with which you can completely customize the collection list.

We have create an example snippet that allows you to use a random image from the respective collection as a thumbnail.

Still having issues?

In your WordPress Admin go to picu > Settings > Debug Info and copy the contents of theis and your questions to