The most popular WordPress gallery plugin and one of the most popular plugins of all time with over 7.5 million downloads.
Had it for several versions of WP and never have had a problem out of it.
The plugin's popularity is due to it's ongoing development. It evolves alongside WordPress, goes beyound expectations and meets the standards. It's a perfect stand-alone plugin which I will continue to use.
I can understand other users frustrations but I think we are well aware of how some plugins can conflict, as has happened so many times.
I couldn't upgrade the plugin after a upgraded to WP 3.7.1 and had to delete the plugin. I was afraid I'd loose my galleries.
To my surprise and relief, after a new install they were all there!
This is an improvement from the last time.
Big 10 to Photocrati
Nextgen gallery has become overly complicated to use unless you use it alot. The worst thing for me is that it never shows the shortcodes to use to add galleries/albums to pages and so you have to play hunt the shortcode. Even the plugin website doesn't have a shortcode page where you can easily find the code you want. I have to resort to visiting a previous website to find a code to use. Most plugins these days include what the shortcode is on the settings page of the plugin for ease of use. Nextgen would definitely benefit from this.
Works so good for my needs! One bug was, one event maker messed up with this, but I solved problem within 48 hours with customer service, without that my readers would not notice nothing. LOVE THIS and love NextGEN dudes
Thanks for a great gallery plugin, works perfectly well.
I once loved this plugin; a short time ago I'd have given it 4 or 5 stars. That said, all of the recent "upgrades" have caused huge legacy issues, with both performance and display. Shortcodes are no longer working consistently (that's generous), element class names have changed (which screws up display), etc.
I understand this is a free product, and appreciate the effort the developers put into it. That said, I feel pretty burned, having built significant image infrastructure around this plugin. Heavily relied-upon plugins like this that fail damage the entire WordPress brand. It's become a huge headache; time to move on.
I just updated to the latest version and so far, everything is working fine. In fact, it's even better - previously, my descriptions were breaking where I had quotation marks. They've fixed the issue and it works great now.
Thank you for this awesome plugin!
Upgraded from 1.9.x to 2.0.40
My site's home page load time with gallery is 128 seconds
without gallery is 7 seconds
Good bye NGG
I installed NextGen on several sites for clients BEFORE the launch of the Version 2 series and was VERY HAPPY with NextGen.
I have tried updating my clients' sites to version 2, and each time the galleries break horribly.
I have also tried installing NextGen version 2+ on 3 BRAND NEW sites (NOT upgrades from NG 1.9.13) and the 'new and improved version' simply does not work; the upload image function simply fails. I join the chorus of other WordPress developers in lamenting the apparent slow death of this plugin.
I'm sticking with Version 1.9.13 until I can find a worthy replacement.
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