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NextGEN Gallery

The most popular WordPress gallery plugin and one of the most popular plugins of all time with over 10 million downloads.


605 reviews
Average Rating
3 stars
3.9 out of 5 stars
1 star
Broken since version 2.0
By , for WP 3.8.1

This plugin was great before version 2.0. As others have said, since then it was bought by a different company who changed the entire system and it is unusable for me in its current state.
- CSS implementation is flawed
- You can no longer organise albums like in older versions.
- Loading times are absolutely terrible.
- Some images/galleries do not load properly for no apparent reason [exact replicas of working ones]
- The thumbnail selection tool often does not work.

Prior to 2.0 this was a great plugin and very useful if you want lots of images with galleries nested in larger collections [albums]. In its current state, however, it has significant bugs.

2 stars
Free version is functional but ugly by today's standards.
By , for WP 3.8.1

Simply put, the free version has fallen behind to competitors. Using the gallery view or the standard thumbnail view were both disappointing. The gallery view had very ugly navigation buttons (next, previous) and did not give me the option to display the picture name anywhere. The thumbnail with caption view which has a preview image that clearly shows a title below the image, does not actually do so when you try it. There is no option to enable plus the thumbnail white box around each picture was just plain ugly and I had no option to change it. Again, it works but it is not very good. Try a modern alternative.

1 star
Incompatible with lots of plugins
By , for WP 3.8.1

Nice plugin. Really.
The problem is I can only use it on one of my sites. Found six plugins by now it doesn't work with. Classic white screen in the backend.
Too many important plugins I would have to abandon with NextGEN.

1 star
Not working anymore after upgrade to WP 3.8.1.
By , for WP 3.8.1

I can't upload images anymore, and it seem like the marvelous (until now) NextGen cause instability in the whole system.
When I try to upload photos it says:
"An unexpected error occured. This is most likely due to a server misconfiguration. Check your PHP error log or ask your hosting provider for assistance."
It used to work fine until now, and I liked a lot.
Should we wait for an actualization?

1 star
Dont work
By , for WP 3.8.1

I uploaded images and gallery don`t work. I had good memories about this plugin, but now i need to switch to another

1 star
Performance and errors
By , for WP 3.8.1

Since the newer NextGen version (actually since Photocati..) this plugin lost its strength.
Pageload: 5 to 6 seconds for loading page (90% due to NextGen).
Used this plugin for some years now and am currently removing it from all my clients.
My new sollution: custom post types and field.

5 stars
Used it since i remember - need something new
By , for WP 3.8.1

since photocrati bought this plugin its no longer any good
breaks / massive errors / terrible support
i have thousands of galleries / images and i wanted to buy pro version but afaik ppl have same amount of problem there too..

1 star
Will only open in new window.
By ,

Oh this is just pointless, I give up - will only open images in new window, no matter how much googling this issue (& there are loads of others with the same problem) I cannot find a solution. Just a complete waste of my precious time.

1 star
Ti many problem
By ,

Sites often breaks in unexpected places

5 stars
Why.. just.. why?
By , for WP 3.8.1

Why would a plugin change my templates for me? I create custom templates, and sometimes I do NOT use the defaults. If you use the default always, you might never notice that this plugin is awful - and that's great for you, but I can't help feeling violated when a plugin changes all of my templates, without even bother asking me first.

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