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Gallery Bank - Responsive Photo Galleries & Albums

WP Gallery Bank is an enhanced gallery tool to create awesome Responsive and Beautiful Photo Galleries and Albums for WordPress Websites.

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50 reviews
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4.3 out of 5 stars
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basically it is not free
By , for WP 4.1

All features arein paid version. Free gallery is really ugly.
Spend my time

Only 3 galleries in free version!
By , for WP 4.1

Tell us up front that the freee version only allows 3 galleries - what a waste of my time! Really unprofessional!

Free version is useless
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Alternative text available only in paid version, big minus from me and anyone who takes SEO seriously...
Choppy animations, storing images outside media library... should I go any further, you ain't getting a cent from me.
Oh yeah one more thing, you get the same "gallery" if you people upload images to your media library, install Simple lightbox plugin, and then put your pictures where you want them, and it works better than this sorry excuse for a plugin...

Unable to nest albums
By , for WP 4.0

Great looking plugin, but the inability to nest or group albums makes it essentially useless for all but the simplest applications. Waste of money to upgrade to premium unless you want to have one gigantic list of galleries in album view.

Doesn't Work
By , for WP 4.0

I'm glad this plugin was free, because it doesn't work at all. I added an album, following their instructions exactly. The album shows on the back end. On the front end, it just displays thumbnails of every image in the media library.

What a waste of time. Gallery Bank is useless. The best thing is does is nag you to upgrade at every chance.

Didn't Work, Broke My Site
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The trial version of the plugin worked fine on my site, so I decided to purchase the full version. Once installed, it wasn't working so I contacted the company. They said they'd fix it for me if I gave them login credentials. Big mistake! They fixed their plugin but left my site with major, major problems. I contacted them and asked if they would please reverse whatever they did. No response after over 36 hours. I finally contacted my host - long story short, they had to take my site offline to fix what the customer support person for Gallery Bank screwed up. Gallery bank offers NO REFUNDS! If a company can't stand by their product enough to offer a refund, then it must not be a very good product. Buyer beware!

Useless in standard edition
By , for WP 4.0

I cannot comment on any of the functions, the functionality or whether the plugin does a good job or not when setting up and managing galleries, because I deleted it right away after installing and trying to set up my first gallery with it, when I saw the notice that in the standard edition (i.e. the free version) one can only install and run 3 galleries. Any more gallery apparently requires to purchase a premium version.

This virtually renders the free standard edition useless and to me offering this standard edition is nothing more that a scam to make ppl purchase the plugin.

Nothing's wrong with trying to make money with a good premium solution, but restricting the free version so drastically is plainly wrong or at least it should be pointed out MUCH CLEARER in the initial plugin information on the wordpress.org plugin pages.

I'm looking for another solution now, no matter how good gallery bank may be.

A complete waste of time
By , for WP 4.0

If you want me to love (or buy) your product please don't give me a free version that lacks the essential tools to be useful. I have just wasted an hour on this - and it was a complete waste of time. Had it worked I would gladly have forked over the 11 pounds. Instead I am off in search of a plug in that doesn't waste my time.

No combinations and Masonry not that good
By , for WP 3.9.2

1. Slideshow format does only work with albums.
2. Social sharing or Facebook only works with GB light Box or you have to buy additional FooBox light box.
There is a lot of technique in the plugin but you can't combine them. Everything is pretty pre-formatted.
Also the Masonry does not work very good on iPad and iPhone. Pictures are squeezed of overlapped so you can't see them. You will be better off with NextGen free plugin in combination with FooBox.
When your view a masonry format on your iphone you will have to start it multiple times because the format won't load and the website crashes.

So bottom line.. this plugin has no value!

Plugin is not free!
By , for WP 3.9.1

Grr! Plugin is not free! Would-be free version is useless.

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