Plugin Reviews

NextGEN Gallery

The most popular WordPress gallery plugin and one of the most popular plugins of all time with over 13 million downloads.


1016 reviews
Average Rating
3.2 out of 5 stars
just work and great
By , for WP 4.3

never face any problem with this plugin. now i always create pictures gallery with this plugin. thanks for the developer and the hard work

Crashed wordpress
By , for WP 4.3

Site and Admin dash crashed and became unresponsive after plugin install. Had to resort to backup recovery to completely remove plugin.

There are clearly some issues with the script of this plugin. Very unreliable and highly unstable. I do not recommend.

Developer will likely comment below requesting why a "support ticket" was not opened to resolve. Answer: For a plugin to entirely crash a website and require a backup recovery to remove it from the root files the only option was to remove entirely. It cannot be trusted for use for fear it may happen again as various site elements are updated, amended etc.

pretty cool plugin
By , for WP 4.2.4

hey there

nextgen plugin is a pretty cool plugin with lot of functions! It's very simpel to use and the support is really competently. they're helping in a short reaction time.
I don't know why are lot of users rate this plugin with one star! I've never had this problems (and I use it since two years!).
The first version of v2.0 had a view massive errors... But now it's a stable plugin! give them a chance!


jQuery 1.11...Seriously
By ,

Most of us that are writing custom jQuery are using version 2 and up especially when we are creating custom themes from the ground up using foundation 5 framework. This plugin will reset your jQuery version to the default WordPress version and will break jQuery if the version is above 1.11. If I change the line in nggallery.php to call version 2 of jQuery then NextGen breaks.....FAIL....If I could give this a negative 5 I would.

Great plugin
By , for WP 4.2.4

Easy to use!

Not Intuitive. Definitely Written by a Programmer
By , for WP 4.2.4

Not Intuitive. Definitely Written by a Programmer. But it works. And its free. That's all i need for now.

Great support - will keep using NGG+
By , for WP 4.2.4

NGG has started out when nothing else was in the same league, and reached huge user base. There are alternatives now but some features, particularly Lightroom plugins, are not available in any other gallery that I know. This is the main advantage for using NGG for me. I also bought NGG+ and that includes support for the package. Honestly, if galleries matter to you then this annual cost is small, compared. When people complain about $30 per year for the software and then eat at a restaurant at $30 a meal, I become uninterested in their arguments.
I have to say that NGG was the only plugin in the last couple of years that I ever had problems with. One of the updates wiped out the WP control panels, forcing plugin disabling through FTP. However, NGG support usually responds within minutes and was able to point out relevant actions immediately, which ended up being limitations on PHP memory allocations imposed by my shared host and the MySQL version that they were deploying. I contacted the host and they upped the limits on my setup, and NGG worked fine ever since. So in the end the issue was caused by NGG but related to the requirements that my host was not meeting. NGG support was top notch.
I will continue using NGG and keep an eye open for other galleries. My observation is that NGG's light boxes are falling behind a little with the increasing competition, but the core gallery behind is still solid. Even if you choose another plugin for the front end that gives a wider lightbox selection, you can still use NGG as a gallery that connects to Lightroom plugins.
As always do your research and make an informed choice.

NextGen Pro plugin
By , for WP 4.2.4

I invested in this plugin as it allows for proofing images. This is a key feature for my business needs and it does the job perfectly.

The NextGen Pro plugin also integrates perfectly with the FooBox paid plugin which enhances the user experience and it highly recommended.

NextGen's customer support is excellent. My experience so far has been great, they are a very helpful bunch and willing to go the extra mile which often makes all the difference.

I highly recommend the plugin for any photographers looking for a proofing solution or anyone simply looking to add an advanced gallery feature to their website.

Top plugin and top support!

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Хороший плагин!
By , for WP 4.2.4

Установил, полёт нормальный! Хороший плагин. Нареканий пока нету.

outstanding customer service
By , for WP 4.2.4

Yes, I do wish they'd start allowing us to accept coupons, but have to say their customer support is outstanding and the site looks great! Often intuitive to build with.

If you're in the market, this is well worth serious consideration


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