Plugin Reviews

NextGEN Gallery

The most popular WordPress gallery plugin and one of the most popular plugins of all time with over 12 million downloads.


866 reviews
Average Rating
3.1 out of 5 stars
Used to be good
By , for WP 4.2.1

Site crashed after I tried upgrading a couple of times from 1.9.13 over the past 12 months. Version 1.9.13 was great. Have decided to move on.

The coolest gallery plugin!
By , for WP 4.2.2

This is completely a unbiased review of the NextGen Gallery plugin, both free as well as Plus & Pro version.

I came across NextGen Gallery somewhere in 2008 when I 1st started using WP.

Since then, I have seen numerous developments and see the plugin grow from nowhere to everywhere.

In Nov 2014, I purchased the Plus version. The demo itself was more than enough to convince me to purchase the Plus version.

The best part that I like in NextGen Gallery (Pro & Plus) version is the full screen mobile friendly image browser & navigation. That is what really impresses me. Plus, there are host of other features that we usually don't find in the free version.

However, for the average people, NextGen Gallery serves straight out of the box but for advanced & pro users, the Plus & Pro version will simply surprise you.

Support is simply outstanding. They normally reply within few hours and this is what gets me moving when I am stuck somewhere.

I highly recommend this plugin.

Metadata troubles
By , for WP 4.2.2

When put images after 2.1.0 update ALL meta data were lost. [?] I've revert to a previous version of NGG, which I "hacked" to import unicodes from IPTC, but timestmaps were ignored.
I've reupdated to 2.1.0 - seems that all is OK :)

Killed my 4.2.2 site
By ,

Installed it, crashed site with 'thrown exception' errors. Manually removed it and cleaned out database. Will not go near this plug-in again.

By , for WP 4.2.2

De un momento a otro dejó de funcionar, no es muy garantizado su funcionamiento...

My first bad review!
By , for WP 4.2.2

It stopped working a few upgrades ago, I keep thinking the next upgrade will fix it but it is still full of redirects that are broken.

I assume it got too bloated. We have used it since Mr Rabe came out with it years ago. Bummer

Product delivers what it promises
By , for WP 4.2

I have used NextGEN for years. The product delivers what it promises. Tech support is prompt, accurate, and communicates clearly. They also offer practical solutions.

Exception Thrown error upon install...site crashes
By , for WP 4.2.2

Exception thrown not defined for ExtensibleObject error received upon installation/activation.

Too bad...can't use it!

Shame...now there's almost as many 1 star reviews as 5 stars...reputation tanking!

Crashed my whole site
By , for WP 4.2.2

I want to use this plugin. Looks great. Unfortunately I got the "Exception thrown not defined for ExtensibleObject". Totally froze and locked my site. Had to delete through FTP from pluginfolder. Scary.

By , for WP 4.2.2

Fine and dandy!

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