Very flexible, easy to use.
Yes, hard purpose to build good gallery plugin for WP. Lots of requirements and needs from different users. For me - very good job for such hard task.
Photocrati has been my default theme ever since I started developing with it in 2013. It developed into Pro including integration with Nextgen and its gone from strength to strength. Not too sure if I'll follow the developers to Genesis which seems to be more aimed at end-users. But no problem, I love Nextgen and will continue to use Photocrati Pro - solid, responsive and easily configured.
I think part of the problem is that NextGen is badly put together so that the end user can't see the end process they are aiming for. It's been put together by techies and no thought given to how people want it to look, and no thought given to how easy it is to use.
It is indeed comprehensive, but the sheer volume of options is breath taking because hey're not organised, they're simply listed.
Galleries and albums: there are youtube videos and help pages dedicated to this because it's been a problem for so long. The fundamental problem is that a gallery is a huge collection of albums, but in NextGen land a gallery is a collection that goes along with other galleries in an album. Such unintuitive design simply begs for problems and frustrations.
Which leads me to my final comment: NextGen are so arrogant they will NOT listen to almost half of all users who try to explain where the problems lie and how to make them better. They simply keep on updating the same old framework over and over.
This review is for the benefit of anyone who may read it to warn them how awful NextGen is, it certainly isn't for the benefit of NextGen, as they don't give a flying hoot what people think.
I've created numerous portfolio style websites for lots of clients and Photocrati with Next GEN Gallery plugin has been perfect for them all.
Simple to create galleries, very versatile, and easy for my clients to edit too. Support is also very good from general problem solving to customisation code suggestions. Highly recommended!
As of this time, I feel it's still full of bugs, getting too bloated and is causing issues with WpTouch pro (mainly the Amp extension)as I found out today. Hopefully soon I shall rid myself of this and a few others as I am going through a redesign of my site.
As this plugin went through changes over the last couple of years, caused various issues and headaches - I think it's time to graduate to something simpler and simply works proficiently.
I like this
I have found this plugin to be great at displaying images with a lot of different gallery options. Images are displayed quickly and with great quality. I have used support a few times and have always found them to be excellent with a quick response time. They are especially helpful with beginner level (which I am). I have no hesitation in recommending this plugin.
I'm no WordPress expert, and I installed this and got it to a very useable stage of working pretty instantly. The one-star reviews must have a particular glitch or a clash with another plugin, but for those who have this working fine, I can't see what there is to fault it. The support helped me upgrade from Plus to Pro very quickly as I now need the ecommerce features, which are BRILLIANT. I couldn't find another product anywhere near as slick-looking to navigate the photo galleries and to add prints to basket. The standard settings are completely fine, with lots of options if you want to fish through them, which I'm looking forward to. Everything has been well thought-out, and the support are on-hand and very helpful.
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