The best WordPress gallery plugin enables you to create photo gallery or portfolio. Over 169,700+ sites are already using Easy Media Gallery.
I've been holding back on this review until the support team got back to me. Now they have, I can give a full account.
I tried out the free version which seemed to do as I wanted, so I then upgraded to the pro version, which announces more features, and more importantly for what I needed, multiple pictures within a grid gallery.
I had nothing but problems with this new version, Ghozi Labs saying that I must deactivate one of my paying clients' favourite features for their gallery to work.
When I announced that this was impossible, they said that there was a 'work around' if I were to grant admin access to my website.
After noticing that they had indeed logged in and nothing had been done, I revoked the account after their office closing hours and wrote to them again today, saying that as a work-around had not been found, could I have a refund?
I received the following reply:
"This issue because the following conflict:
conflict with your theme where it load jQuery script outside from wordpress.
jQuery library and its not recommended by wordpress.
With details above, we cannot refund your money."
So from that, we can see that even though the free version worked fine, an upgrade to the paid version will quite possibly leave you with a piece of junk if you have any other plugins installed.
Hey, I'm not devastated at losing $24 to Ghozi Labs, but I just thought that people should be made aware of the type of company that they might end up dealing with.
Easy as it claims and lets you create a really nice photo galary, it was perfect for my needs and had everything I needed in the free version.
I don't often write reviews, but on this occasion, especially as there are a few negative comments, I feel i must. This plug-in is terrific, and the support is the best I have come across.
Yes, the free one is limited, but the pro version is only $24 and is full of options. I needed help customising it to my needs, and got replies to an email within 15 mins in the first case and an hour in the second.
The plugin is easy to use, with a nice backend and a clean implementation.
The free version is so limited that it's not worth the time, in my opinion. The pro version on that other hand is pretty good, but totally ruined by the support. I got rid of this in a day.
Wretched UI, feeble documentation and broken English keep this plugin from having ten times more users than it has.
If you can get past that, and if you can spare $24, you'll have one of the finest two or three WordPress popup galleries around. I think it's the best, and I looked at them all. I installed and uninstalled them for days before testing this one. I spent half a day with it today, learning what it does and how it does it, and it's working smoothly now.
I would like to see it handle YouTube playlists a bit better than it does. I would like to see it make a little more effort to find my video file. But I can work around these things. Overall, it does what I want it to do.
I was having a problem with this plugin implementation. The problem was in my inbuilt GoDaddy WordPress installation configuration.
- Initially the plugin admin area was not showing images. The support team helped instantly.
- Then the images came but the plugin failed to display results. Again they helped me out to change my hosting configurations. Again it worked!!
-Then my website started displaying wrongly, the gallery. They helped me again !!
All through a span of around 14 hours. The support team was always replying and always giving me solutions.
This is the best plugin support I ever had! I recommend this fully !
really awesome !
I have altered my original complaint because the company has sent a new file. i bought the pro version, which does not work because of "timthumb" scripts. I had to search forums to find out how to contact them, because their contact form requires that you hand over all your site info and passwords.I find it frustrating that i had to ask several times, and then they want access to your files for a fix. i'm sure it would be fine, but Im obviously corresponding with someone on the other side of the world (emails are dated with tomorrow's date), so I just can't hand over access to an unknown element. Really too bad, the plug-in did all that I wanted but I am using something else.
Demo seems wonderfull but i receive error when installing plugin
Too much PRO version upgrade promotion
I bought the plugin, cause it was exactly the galery style i wanted to have.
After installing it, i noticed a poor performance while uploading and editing files.
then i had the overkill error: i couldnt insert shortcodes in posts or pages, so the plugin was useless.
I wrote in the support forum, but there wasn't an answer for weeks. not even a short "we work on it" message...
The solution was this (found it out myself after long trying...):
The plugin is NOT compatible with the MP6 plugin which changes the backend view.
After deactivating it, the easy galery plugin works.
Still a bit poor performance, but i can insert the galeries.
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