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NextCellent Gallery - NextGEN Legacy

A Photo Gallery for WordPress providing NextGEN legacy compatibility from version 1.9.13

WordPress Gallery Plugin

V1.9.17 - 17.03.2014

What's in it for you?

  • Fixes to layout and more (credits to Niko Strijbol)
  • Added ability to change image upload + Ajax (credits to Richard Bale)
  • Russian translation (credits to Vladimir Vasilenko)
  • Finnish translation (credits to Vesa Tiirikainen)
  • Album and gallery template extension (currently in revision, credits to Stefano Sudati)
  • Improved nggtags shortcode implementing Tony Howden's suggestions (see http://howden.net.au/thowden/2012/12/nextgen-gallery-wordpress-nggtags-template-caption-option/) added modes ASC,DESC and RAND

NextCellent Gallery provides backward compatibility for older NextGEN until version 1.9.13 .

  • this plugin will gracefully deactivate if detects NextGEN is working (any version) to avoid compatibility issues.

  • Please remember to READ THE FAQ!!! Issues for failing to read the FAQ will be IGNORED!!!

  • If you like it, please spread the word and rate it accordingly. I guess a lot of annoyed users can take advantage of NextCellent. Thank you!

So, who is going to use this plugin?

  • The aim of NextCellent is to provide an alternative for traditional NextGEN users to keep their sites updated without breaking compatibility. Older subplugins will be also compatible (those which were compatible with version 1.9.13 or earlier).

  • Users who wants to stay working with older NextGEN version (1.9.13 or older) until they're confident enough to make the jump to newest 2.x.x version

  • Users wishing avoid NextGEN 2.x.x and beyond for the moment.

  • Site managers handling several sites using specialized software as InfiniteWP or ManageWP, wanting to keep their sites running with automatic updates.

  • Users prefering an alternative development path with backward compatibility.

  • Developers wanting to suggest or colaborate improving the code.

What do you get with NextCellent Gallery?

  • Backward compatibility with NextGEN plugin version (1.9.13)

  • Slow evolving code path, made only by NextGEN user's suggestions. Yep, you read it right: slow in counterpart as fast. Older code is good enough to keep a community and it worked (and works) for most people. Versions will rollup about once a month.

  • A reliable way to work with already installed NextGEN galleries.

  • A place for updating the plugin without using FTP manual updates, but WordPress plugin repository.

  • Alternative path preserving backward compatibility (while possible).

  • Development on Bitbucket open to developers suggestions. (https://bitbucket.org/wpgetready/nextcellent). You are free to download , test and make suggestions and request.

Being said that, here are the usual classic features:

NextCellent Gallery provides a powerful engine for uploading and managing galleries of images, with the ability to batch upload, import meta data, add/delete/rearrange/sort images, edit thumbnails, group galleries into albums, and more. It also provides two front-end display styles (slideshows and thumbnail galleries), both of which come with a wide array of options for controlling size, style, timing, transitions, controls, lightbox effects, and more.

NextCellent WordPress Gallery Plugin Features

Upload Galleries

  • Our WordPress gallery plugin offers diverse and powerful functionality for getting images from your desktop to your website. You can easily upload batches of images via a standard WordPress-style uploader, or upload images via zip file or FTP. NextCellent will automatically import your images meta data.

Manage Galleries

  • Centralized gallery management. Enjoy a single location where you can see and manage all your galleries.
  • Edit galleries. Add or exclude images, change gallery title and description, reorder of images, resize thumbnails.
  • Thumbnail Management. Turn thumbnail cropping on and off, customize how individual thumbnails are cropped, and bulk resize thumbnails across one or more galleries.
  • Edit Individual Images. Edit meta data and image tags, rotate images, and exclude images.
  • Watermarks. Quickly add watermarks to batches or galleries of images.
  • Albums. Create and organize collections of galleries, and display them in either compact or extended format.

Display Galleries

  • Two Gallery Types. Choose between two main display styles: Slideshow and Thumbnail, and allow visitors to toggle between the two.
  • Slideshow Galleries. Choose from a vast array of options for slideshows, including slideshow size, transition style, speed, image order, and optional navigation bar.
  • Thumbnail Galleries. Choose from a wide range of options to customize thumbnail galleries, including 5 different lightboxes for individual images, optional thumbnail cropping and editing, thumbnail styles, captions, and more.
  • Single Image Displays. Display and format single images.
  • Work with Options Panel or Shortcodes.

NextCellent WordPress Gallery Plugin Community & Extensions

NextGEN has been the dominant WordPress gallery plugin for years. Being said that, NextCellent will provide backward compatibility for NextGEN 1.9.13 and it will evolve according user requirements.

As a result, there is large and great community of users and developers, as well as a large number of dedicated extension plugins. For a list of extension plugins, just search for NextGEN in the WordPress.org plugin repository, or visit our Complete List of NextGEN Extension Plugins.

Requires: 3.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.8.3
Last Updated: 2014-3-20
Downloads: 63,371


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