The most popular WordPress gallery plugin and one of the most popular plugins of all time with over 7.5 million downloads.
Nextgen gallery has become overly complicated to use unless you use it alot. The worst thing for me is that it never shows the shortcodes to use to add galleries/albums to pages and so you have to play hunt the shortcode. Even the plugin website doesn't have a shortcode page where you can easily find the code you want. I have to resort to visiting a previous website to find a code to use. Most plugins these days include what the shortcode is on the settings page of the plugin for ease of use. Nextgen would definitely benefit from this.
I basically like this plugin a lot, for it gives precisely the kind of gallery I need (no-nonsense), and if it was working well, it'd get a 5-star rating. But what irks me (in this version - this could easily be fixed) is two issues, quite significant to me, and probably to many others:
1) It does not play well with WPML for multilingual sites, falling back on the primary language of the site when you browse the image gallery.
2) It is not possible to link from the widget to any URL - in fact, the default linking does not work either.
I do understand that this plugin has a history of many bugs, but these are fairly fundamental functions I'm confident that others would appreciate as well. Once they're there, I'll raise my rating.
Can't upload images.
Will test it in the next version 3.0.0
Can't upload Images :(
@klynam said it with incredible passion. I'll simply echo that it doesn't work. I've gone ahead and used 1.9.13 because it's delivering great results for my client.
I appreciate the need for a sustainable freemium model and ROI on what appears to be an acquisition. As Phil Libin at Evernote says, "the goal with the freemium model is to make users love you so much that they feel compelled to pay."
Hopefully, the 2.0 growing pains turn out to be a hiccup. But it is important to acknowledge that there has been significant pain for some users.
My star rating is based on version 2.x. I'd be happy to update it once it's functional.
UPDATE: As of 4-Oct-13, I have version 2.0.31 working on my sites. My rating has been upgraded from 1 to 3 stars. After testing is complete, I will revise my star rating as warranted. But the bottom line is that it appears to be getting the job done for us.
This is a slick plugin, but I'm ditching it today for two reasons:
1) The image galleries are worthless on tablets and phones. They don't even have a "close" button on the images, and they are not swipable. So don't waste your time, I promise you won't be happy.
2) Using the reliable Migrate DB Pro, this plugin is the only thing that breaks on the site - it holds on to some path statement that completely toasts the gallery...and you can't edit the path. ARGH.
So...bummer but I have to move on to something that works. Because the other parts of this plugin are really cool.
I'm using WordPress 3.6 on a VPS.
Nowadays, a plugin that isn't responsive just doesn't work for me. When I use a responsive theme, I need responsive plugins.
Plugin reviews differ respectively to the user's needs. This may work to some but not to others, and so on. I think this may work just fine. Plugins simply eases your workload, gives you more time to improve on other stuffs. All in all, plugins do help a lot. In fact, we cannot live without them anymore. For your photos and images, I’d like to share this one I’m using lately http://wordpress.org/plugins/iframe-embed-for-momentme/. Embeds a photo gallery with a 360° view, providing you with a multi-point-of-view experience and its free.
You are looking for a free solution and it kinda sucks.
Crashes, problems and errors will make you go crazy. I'm not even talking about the interface.
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