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NextGEN Gallery

The most popular WordPress gallery plugin and one of the most popular plugins of all time with over 9 million downloads.

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543 reviews
Average Rating
3 stars
3.9 out of 5 stars
1 star
Unusable - fatal error
By , for WP 3.6

Updated from 1.9.3 to 2.0.7. PHP fatal error took the whole site down until I rolled back again.

4 stars
seems to have the potential to be something great
By , for WP 3.6

NextGen 2.0.7 absolutely does not work for me. In particular, I cannot even upload a single image. A problem that a lot of others seem to be having also. Since, I actually enjoy debugging I decided to try and debug this problem. Here I was really surprised. I thought this program would be garbage. But, it isn't. After reading some of the source code I am impressed. This is some really sophisticated engineering being used here. In particular, Photocrati seems to have implemented a PHP version of Python's Zope framework. I am not sure what happened with the release of 2.0 and 2.0.7 but the actual code is really some good stuff. So, I am giving you guys a 4 based solely upon the future potential of your work - your current work deserves a 0.

1 star
Should be Zero Stars
By , for WP 3.6

Before v 2.0 worked great. Upgrade to 2.0, then 2.0.7. Had to roll back to v1.9.13. New version hosed all of my galleries created with NexGen. New version 100% no good. . . sorry folks. This one gets zero stars now. DO NOT BOTHER WITH THIS!!!

    1 star
    Hands off this plugin
    By , for WP 3.6.1

    It used to be great in versions < 2.0. Now it is a pain to work with it. And sometimes it completely breaks your server.

    1 star
    was good before
    By , for WP 3.6

    was good till v 1.9.x
    version 2.x is a disaster of bug, over-engineering over simplicity and functionality.
    Time to look for a new plugin.

    1 star
    New version is awful!!!!!!
    By , for WP 3.6

    New version is awful!!!!!!

    When I try this new version (v2.0), it bring a series series problem to my website, For exemple, it add a lot of useless "custom field"!!!

    1 star
    Last 2 updates causing internal server errors
    By , for WP 3.6

    Do not update to v2.0 or v2.0.7. Causing internal server errors on many sites. This was a great plugin for a lot of years, but not anymore.

    Renaming or deleting the plugin from the plugins folder on the server will fix the problem and deactivate the plugin. Do not deactivate or delete the plugin from WordPress admin panel or galleries will be lost.

    1 star
    2.x is a total mess
    By , for WP 3.6

    I'm a NextGen Gallery user since years with an almost perfect workflow from camera to Lightroom to WordPress. All versions before 2.0 would have earned a 5-star rating from me. I also was confident that the acquisition of the plugin by Photocrati would secure the future of it.
    But with 2.0.0 they have messed up, if you look in the support forum you'll find lots of users having huge problems on their sites, mine included. Also,the latest update to 2.0.7 left most of the issues unresolved.
    So for the time being I can only recommend to keep the version 1.9.13 which is perfectly fine.
    I don't know what would be the best for the future of this plugin, maybe Photocrati should pull back the 2.x version from the WordPress repository and start over again or maybe the community should start an Open Source fork of NextGen Gallery 1.9.x.

    5 stars
    Awsome!
    By , for WP 3.6

    This is an amazing plug in!!
    I am making a personal website and don't have an money otherwise I would have selected the pro version even though I don't need pro features!!
    Amazing Work Guys!

    1 star
    Buggy buggy buggy
    By , for WP 3.6

    Don not install 2.0.0 - stay at 1.9.13 !!
    Please remove 2.0.0 from the wordpress store and roll globaly back to 1.9.13!!

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