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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.


593 reviews
Average Rating
3 stars
3.9 out of 5 stars
4 stars
Works Fine, even after multiple WP & Plugin Updates
By , for WP 3.8.1

Works Fine, even after multiple WP & Plugin Updates

3 stars
Good concept, but full errors.
By , for WP 3.8.1

just downloaded this nextgen gallery together with the public uploader.
So now users can upload images in the correct gallery BUT the gallery itself doesnt seem to work properly.

What goes wrong:
In the gallery settings inside the WP dashboard, there is a lot of functions for example: Thumbnails with carrousel. There is about 10 options inside the thumbnail configuration but if you change any setting, nothing happens on my site. The gallery doesnt change at all, can't choose 4 column, or thickbox, or when using the carrousel => page reloads when clicking an image.

Also, I have an error comming from the Fancybox Jquery from this plugin.

1 star
You Screwed up!!
By , for WP 3.8.1

latest release has royally screwed up my page!! does not work any more plain and simple!

5 stars
By , for WP 3.8.1

Great plugin works perfectly.

5 stars
Great Plugin. Thanks for your hard work, Dev Team!
By , for WP 3.8.1

This is a great, professional plugin. Very powerful and easy to use. I resisted upgrading because of the negative reviews it was getting after Photocrati bought it, but I must say that it works wonderfully on complex websites and integrates well with many other plugins. Thank you, dev team, for your wonderful work.

1 star
More pain that it is worth - upgrades break galleries regularly
By , for WP 3.8.1

Don't know why I religiously upgrade my plugins... mostly to make sure I have the latest releases for security, I guess. But, I'm ready to delete this plugin and move on to something else. This last time of breaking my galleries has just frustrated me one to many times!!

If you have this working on your site, don't upgrade the plugin! More often than not, upgrading the plugin either screws up your settings and you have to go through and try to change things to make it work again, or it just totally stops working as is the case with this latest upgrade.

Can't even keep their own site running as when I try to go to their own site for support I am now getting:
Error establishing a database connection

Very frustrated and moving on to something else!

5 stars
great plugin
By , for WP 3.8.1

great plugin and super fast response to my question.

1 star
Don't Believe the Star Ratings
By ,

Most of the positive star ratings are from before Photocrati bought the plugin and ruined it. WordPress should separate the reviews from those prior to version 2.0.0

It's very misleading.

1 star
Do Not Use This PlugIn EVER!!!!!!
By , for WP 3.9.1

UPDATE: Use Nextcellent Plugin! wow what a lifesaver that plug in is.

UPDATE: DO NOT EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER install this crap plugin. you will have nothing but problems, sites that don't work, Google sending you errors, server slow downs, and more, whoever changed this plugin to what it is now should be put in programmers jail.

Every time this plugin "updates" (which is quite often because always so many errors) it crashes my sites and causes them to go 500 error. The Plugin worked great until they completely changed the coding, and ever since then it has been pure garbage. Even when it is working it is still worse than the previous version.

Find an alternative plugin before starting this one or you will end up like me with many sites and hundreds of galleries that will require you to continue to use this terrible plugin.

BTW I registered just so I can review this crap plugin.

1 star
Fatal Error with other WP Plugin
By , for WP 3.8.1

My Site CRASHED and can't log in...
I got message:

"Fatal error: Cannot redeclare file_get_html() (previously declared in /home3/.../public_html/.../wp-content/plugins/nextgengallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/simplehtmldom/simplehtmldom/simple_html_dom.php:71) in /home3/.../public_html/.../wp-content/plugins/free-seo-audit-google-speed-api-check/lib/simple_html_dom.php on line 80"

Now I have to access my cPanel and change the Header.php extn in File Mgr.

Below was the same problem I faced which happened... TG there's YouTube!

    Recover from a WordPress Fatal error using your website's control panel (cPanel)

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