The Grid is a plugin that aims to make it easy to display your WordPress website content in custom layouts. Choose a content source for your layout, including WordPress posts, pages, media files, WooCommerce products, or content from social media. Then select one of the grid layouts and skins. If you want to present your content in new and interesting ways, read our review of The Grid.
WordPress does come with a default gallery shortcode. While it is a cool feature for basic needs, it may not be enough for some users, especially if you are looking to create a media-intensive site. The customization options are limited and a lot of effort is needed to create something awesome.