The most popular WordPress gallery plugin and one of the most popular plugins of all time with over 10 million downloads.
used it for a couple of months. works great.
Frequently updated to follow wordpress enhancements.
Recently I acquired a hosting from a friend who retired, and the customer have Worpress Framework with NextGen Gallery installed, after I updated the site, NextGen updated also and works great, easy to use and probably will recommended to my other customers as well. 4 Stars? My only suggestion is to add a quick how to use guide in one of the tabs. I had to spent to much time navigating tutorials and websites try to find out even the basic use.
Works Fine, even after multiple WP & Plugin Updates
The pagination doesn't work when the wordpress Permalink Settings is set to "Post Name"
Looks nice, and might be what I'm looking for, I just wish it could import existing galleries from my server, so I don't have to re-upload them again.
Updated review: After reporting the bug to the staff, they promptly sent me back the script to repair the issue, so my rating has changed.
Original review: Once moved from the localhost to production site, the lightbox stopped working. This seem to be a common error according to support forum. When a plugin has common error in it's core functionality, I can't rate it more than 1 star.
This plugin was perfect for what I wanted but their certainly is always room for improvement. Like when you click through the thumbnails it will only click through to the last thumbnail of the first page, not on the very last image you've uploaded. However, still very easy to use.
I really like how it naturally keeps the pictures separated by gallery - when you have thousands of pictures, it's just not practical to drop them all in a flat list media area. The slideshows are so easy to make: go to the tool's page, type a name for a gallery, do a batch upload, then click the toolbar button when editing a page or a post.
If I end up needing more capability, it looks like I can subscribe to the pro version for $39/yr for an unlimited number of my websites. But the free version isn't crippleware, so I'm happy that I'm not getting sucked into a black hole.
The quality so far is pretty good, it's working with the theme named "Responsive" just fine. The one bug I have found is during batch uploads of a few dozen 3 MB originals (like 20-30 photos) -- the uploader failed to complete. I don't want 3 MB photos for these slideshows anyway (I'd use a portfolio plug-in for those anyway), so I shrank them ahead of time and that worked around the problem.
It is inconsistent. Sometimes you click on a thumbnail and get a slideshow and other times you get a link directly to the pic. it's a crap shoot.
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