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WordPress Gallery Platform MaxGalleria

Responsive Gallery plugin with built in Slider and Lightbox

You deserve a WordPress responsive 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.

Useful Info

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 also fully compatible by selecting a simple option box and recommends at installation the Responsive Lightbox plugin by dFactory. These plugins allows 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.

Import NextGEN Galleries

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.

Ready-Made Templates

MaxGalleria includes several gallery layouts and skins, each with plenty of options to customize your galleries just how you like.

Built for Developers

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 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
  • Slick for WordPress - The Last Carousel You'll ever need!

Media Library Extended

Media Library Plus (MLP) comes standard with MaxGalleria. 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. Then easily load those images into a MaxGalleria gallery. Everything is organized in a more logical manner for galleries and albums. MLP sits on top of the WordPress Media Library and adds functionality to it.

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.

  • 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
  • Featured images for gallery thumbnail
  • 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

If you like MaxGalleria please leave us a ★★★★★ rating here. A huge thank you from MaxFoundry in advance!

Requires: 3.9 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.3.1
Last Updated: 2015-9-10
Active Installs: 4,000+


4 out of 5 stars


6 of 17 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.

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