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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.

293 reviews
Average Rating
3 stars
3.9 out of 5 stars
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1 star
doesn't work like before
By ,

That was the best gallery plugin. But the new version is buggy and doesn't work. If I try to put the old version also it doesn't work now.

1 star
Didn't care for it
By , for WP 3.9.1

Caused my site to load very slowly even though I wasn't using the plugin. It also seems to mess up other areas of the site not related to the plugin.

Doesn't play well with other plugins.

1 star
Completely ruined this plugin
By , for WP 3.9.1

That they are going out of their way to prevent you from removing all their crappy styles and scripts has ruined this once great plugin.

1 star
Can't upgrade to 2.anything
By , for WP 3.9.1

Been running the last version before the upgrade to 2.0 but even the version before has ceased to allow uploads claiming my browsers (yes all of them) doesn't posses flash, silverlight, html 4 or 5. Tried again to install the latest update 2.6x and it refuses to show any of the image galleries now but the backend seems to run fine, fat lot of good that does me.
This used to be the go-to plugin but it's just causing me nothing but pain. I've tried everything I know to track the problem since July 2013 but I finally gave up today. I'm going to have to rebuild dozens of galleries for free in another program just to replace this plugin. What a waste of time and energy.

1 star
More hassle than it's worth
By , for WP 3.9.1

Keeps breaking time after time. Every update seems to break it again. Support from the author is very rare. Not worth the hassle. Who would use a plug-in that just causes hassle and upset? Not me anymore.

1 star
Pro purchase - bad support - bad performance
By , for WP 3.8.3

I was a huge fan before Photocrati bought it and re-wrote the core. Now the performance drags down all pages. Even pages that do not have photos, galleries or NextGen widgets show really poor performance.

My client's web host has had to shut down our account for over use of shared resources. When we ran performance analyzer, NextGen libraries accounted for more than 55% of the resource usage on the homepage, where we weren't using anything NextGen.

Now that I've spent money to buy the Pro Version, I'm regretting it. I'm now searching for a really good replacement. Something that works like the original NextGen used to, before all the Photocrati tinkering and excuses.

1 star
pages cant not be displayed well in wordpress 3.9.1
By ,

it break page display of my theme that use an header made by artisteer that display 3 images loop.

1 star
Super plugin - But it does not work any longer
By , for WP 3.9

I would give it 4 of 5 stars if it worked! But there have been problems with redirect for more then 40 days or some! I even bought the plugin.
It does not work anymore with WP 3.9!!

I still hope that they fix it ASAP!! I would not write this if I thought there wasn't a chance!

I would give it 5 out of 5 if they had a more simpel and intuitiv UI with basic functions like - a Upload/create album with a push of a button in the WP editor - nothing else. Why is that so difficul to make? its the admin's job to setup the plugin and the output

Tonny

1 star
Broken for 3.9
By , for WP 3.9

Does not work for 3.9
Images not clickable if open

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.

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