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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.


294 reviews
Average Rating
3 stars
3.9 out of 5 stars
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1 star
I've never gotten it to work
By , for WP 3.9

I had it installed on 3.8 and now 3.9 and it never worked. I don't know where 9 million downloads came from, but judging from these reviews there hasn't been a satisfied customer in a long time. There have also been some previously satisfied customers who are now converts to the frustrated side.

PHP errors, at least that is what the plugin states, stare back at me. If these people would spend less time posting to Google+ and Facebook about how awesome they are maybe they could find the time to fix what they said they were going to fix.

Stay away. I usually follow 'stay away' with an 'at least for a while' but not this time. Something tells me these people are in way over their heads.

1 star
Nope - just nope!
By , for WP 3.9

NGG was a fine and good working plugin - until Photocrati took it over.
After that, the plugin got worse and worse after each update. Basic functions have been removed, fancy but useless features (like countless "social media buttons") have been added. Each update provides new surprises, starting at "oh, my layout is messed up. Again." and ending at "Holy cr*p, nothing works anymore!"

Support is quite useless, even if you paid for the plugin. At the moment you changed anything there is no support - no matter if the problem is related to the change or not.

Sadly, there is no alternative for it, and the old version from AlexRaabe can't handle really big galleries.

1 star
Gen to Cellent
By , for WP 3.9

Really bad since version 1.9.13. No version 2.xx works without bug. I'm tired of so much incompetence. I'm definitely going to NextCellent. Bye

1 star
Average at best
By , for WP 3.8.3

Doesn't work out of the box.
Requires too much configuration to get it working.
Has loads of bugs - just google "nextgen gallary not loading"
Has potential but just a pain in the arse!

1 star
A real disaster
By , for WP 3.9

The Pro Plugin is just a real disaster and usable for professional usage.

1 star
only trouble with nextgen 2.+
By , for WP 3.9

nextgen was 1 of my favs. time to change.

1 star
So old world
By , for WP 3.8.2

Nextgen Gallery doesn't live up to it's name. It was Next-gen in 2001, not in 2014. It has a huge amount of features but these are not easy to use. The user interface is outdated and the last version 2.x breaks my WP admin pages.
Roll-back to 19.x was is the only fix :-(

1 star
It is not usable anymore, better choose another Gallery Plugin !
By , for WP 3.8.2

Unfortunately I'am not able to give no star here !
Since Version 2.x NGG is simple not usable anymore ...

So finally I switched over to another Gallery Plugin and now my blog is also much faster and usable than before.

I cannot recommend this gallery anymore !


1 star
Pro version is a total waste of money
By ,

This plugin is essentially non functional, and I regret wasting my money on it.

This is what happens when a talented developer sells their product to a team of untalented programmers.

Not only does the site load time increase from 1.3 seconds to over a minute, the galleries look terrible. The biggest flaw is the way the navigation controls are forced off the page.

1 star
Dont use!
By , for WP 3.8.2

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