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WordPress Gallery Plugin MaxGalleria

Responsive WordPress Gallery plugin with built in Slider and Lightbox

You deserve a responsive WordPress gallery plugin that doesn't frustrate you as you use it - you want a WP gallery plugin that is actually a joy to use. Other gallery plugins claim to be the best simply because they've been around the longest and have the most downloads. But we know better. MaxGalleria helps change the game by giving users a streamlined experience for creating and managing responsive WordPress galleries that look great on any device.

MaxGalleria has been going strong and improving for over 4 years. We regularly update MaxGalleria and its addons plus we give terrific, timely support. We take great pride in the reviews by our users. Here are some of our favorites.

Perfect! - Use it in combo with Media Library Plus. Great for sites having a lot of image galleries. Easy to organize them in separate folders using Media Library Plus and adding the images to MaxGalleria with a click of a button. Light box works great on all devices I have tested it. You can also specify how many images to load per page in order to lower the page load time. – from ditko74

Amazing! - By far the best gallery plugin available to WordPress users. – from itsjayd

Goodbye NextGEN Gallery. Hello MaxGalleria - I've been looking for a replacement or alternative for the NextGEN Gallery plugin for some time, but couldn't settle on anything, specially because of the way most plugins and WordPress itself handles image organization. Enter MaxGalleria and and Media Library Plus which is a simpler way to manage images, an enhancement to the built in WordPress media manager and capable of creating folders to organize files and move them around. It's a great plugin. – from theYahzee

Useful Info

** Get the Gallery Look and Feel You Want**

MaxGalleria comes with 6 beautiful preset layouts for you images and video. But you can change pretty much everything about how they are laid out and displayed. Or build your own from scratch using our easy to use interface. Choose from a wide range of options for borders, thumbnails, lightbox and advanced settings. See all of the options.

A Responsive WordPress Gallery for All Devices

From iPhones to iPads to Androids to desktops, MaxGalleria provides a great viewing experience no matter the device your galleries are seen on.

Responsive Lightbox

MaxGalleria includes 2 excellent options to add lightbox to WordPress image galleries, lightbox to WordPress image links and lightbox to WordPress video links (YouTube, Vimeo)

MaxGalleria ships with a complete integration of the fully featured Magnific Popup responsive lightbox by Dmitry Semenov. It is contains a full integration of Responsive Lightbox plugin by dFactory. These plugins allow users to view larger versions of images and galleries in a lightbox (overlay) effect optimized for mobile devices. Responsive Lightbox includes 6 responsive lightbox scripts (SwipeBox, prettyPhoto, FancyBox, Nivo Lightbox, Image Lightbox, Tos "R" Us)

Superior Workflow

From lightboxes to sliders to layouts MaxGalleria provides a highly streamlined user interface that makes it as straightforward as possible to create and manage your galleries.

NextGEN Gallery Importer

Frustrated with the NextGEN Gallery plugin? You're not alone. As the best alternative to NextGEN Max Galleria lets you Import your NextGEN with just a couple clicks.

Use Only What You Need

Don't get bogged down with useless features. MaxGalleria gives you all the essentials, then lets you pick and choose enhanced functionality.

Great for Designers

MaxGalleria includes several gallery presets, each with plenty of options to customize your galleries just how you like. It also contains a complete set of options for borders, border colors, border size and thumbnails so you can create just the look you want.

Built with Developers in Mind

The MaxGalleria gallery platform was created with developers in mind. You'll find countless actions and filters to make your heart sing.

Addons to Enhance Your Gallery Experience

Many people will find the core MaxGalleria plugin all they will ever need; however, some people will want to take their gallery and album experience further. And to do help them do that, there are several addons available:

Layout Addons

Media Sources

  • Facebook - Add Facebook photos to your galleries
  • Instagram - Add Instagram images to your galleries
  • Vimeo - Add Vimeo videos to your galleries
  • Flickr - Pull in images from your Flickr stream

Media Library Plus

Media Library Plus (MLP) is a plugin that helps you manage larger libraries in the WordPress Media Library. MLP lets you add and build new folders to organize your media. If you want to create a media folder for a specific gallery or album, copy all of the images you want to use into the folder. Since Media Library Plus contains a MaxGalleria integrations you can easily load those images into a MaxGalleria gallery.

Media Library Plus Pro lets you use The WordPress Gallery, Jetpack Gallery Templates and NextGEN gallery to create image and video galleries. With The WordPress Gallery you can create Galleries directly from your editor. The NextGEN Gallery integration work in the same manner as with MaxGalleria. MLPP also helps increase the speed of viewing folders with a large number of images or video. It also contains an integration to add media directly into a post or page.

Features at a Glance

MaxGalleria is stuffed full of all the features and functionality you need to easily create and manage your image and video galleries in WordPress.

You can see all of the features of MaxGalleria [here](http://maxgalleria.com/features?utm_source=wordpress&utm_medium=featureglance&utm_content=featureglance&utm_campaign=repo

  • Responsive WordPress galleries
  • Unlimited number of galleries
  • Native integration with WordPress media manager and extensions with our included Media Library Plus
  • Select multiple images from media manager
  • Add images from your computer
  • Import galleries from NextGEN
  • YouTube video support
  • Lightbox effects with captions and custom sizes
  • Custom classes and rel attribute for thumbnails
  • Bulk edit functionality
  • Include/exclude media from galleries
  • Adjustable thumbnail column layouts
  • Square, landscape, and portrait thumbnail shapes
  • HTML in thumbnail captions
  • HTML descriptions above or below galleries
  • Drag-and-drop reordering of media
  • Shortcode for galleries
  • Shortcode for gallery thumbnails
  • Media button to insert gallery shortcodes into posts/pages
  • Galleries created with custom post type
  • Changeable slug for gallery post type
  • Categories and tags support
  • Default settings
  • SEO friendly captions, alt text, and titles
  • Compatible with WordPress Multisite
  • Localized strings are translation-ready
  • Image Tiles template and skins
  • Video Tiles template and skins
  • Developer hooks (actions and filters)
  • Multiple galleries on any post/page
  • Exclude galleries from search results
  • Widgets for galleries and gallery thumbnails


We work hard to give timely support during the week. And we give support when we're on during the weekend

Requires: 3.9 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.7.2
Last Updated: 1 week ago
Active Installs: 5,000+


4.3 out of 5 stars


6 of 6 support threads in the last two months have been marked resolved.

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