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NextGEN Gallery

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


68 reviews
Average Rating
2.9 out of 5 stars
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No Way for Gallery Search
By , for WP 4.0

Works good.

The only problem is when you have many galleries already and you need to look for one of them, you do not have any tool for search.
The galleries list spread over few pages, and it's hard to look for.

Easy operation and Good appearance.

Many options.

Would be great, if not for absolute paths
By , for WP 4.0

This plugin pretty much works as it should, but for a developer working locally or on a temporary server, it can be a headache to move the site for the final domain, as the plugin makes use of absolute paths for a couple of features, such as templates (no matter if default templates or inside a child theme).

Edit: added another star for the support provided by the author. Still need to test the suggestion.

Great on a simple site
By , for WP 4.0

Can cause some plugin conflicts but overall great plugin and you get a lot for free.

Great but...
By , for WP 4.0

if "add media" can select album then gallery.It's would be PERFECT :D

Great, with a few minor issues
By , for WP 4.0

Overall Rating? 4.5 stars

Customer Service? 5 stars. If I could give more, I would. I have had issues with other plug ins in the past on other websites, have always posted on their help forums and it sometimes takes days to get a reply if any. With NextGen, I got a reply in less than a half hour (what?!?), and it didn't stop there. We went back and forth trying to figure out my issue, ending with sending a bug report. I received an email the next morning with even more help. So, definitely the best customer service I have ever received.

Actual Plug In? 4 stars. This is the best plug in I have worked with for galleries. I have made a few websites and also I run a few websites and have used it since I discovered NextGen. However, there are some issues that need to be worked out. If they are fixed by the next update, I will DEFINITELY be changing my rating to 5 stars. Mainly my original issue can hopefully be fixed. Still, I recommend the plug in. I really do. I look forward to the next update.

Works Great. Easy & Intuitive
By , for WP 3.9.2

Nice plugin. Easy to use and a very clean interface. The only thing I wish it had is social sharing buttons. If that's not a big deal to you. then I highly recommend this gallery plugin :-)

Good image manger
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Good image manger

Good - it works
By , for WP 3.9.2

Not had any problems on more than one site using different themes.

Good but not without problems
By , for WP 3.9.1

this is a great gallery plugin and worth a try. However it does seem to have run into a few different conflicts depending on the set up of your website. Most of these conflicts are easily solved and it's just a minor annoyance more than anything.

My advice would be give it a try and see how you get on with it. Still the best gallery plugin I have come across.

Good but not perfect!
By , for WP 3.9.1

I have had lots of problems with permissions and roles. It simply disappeared. But I saw a very useful tutorial how to fix it: https://www.role-editor.com/nextgen-gallery-restore-lost-capabilities/
There is no possibility to use this plugin for frontend users. NextGen Uploader does not work for WP 3.9. If you need this, you better choose Nextcellent Gallery.

BUT: In general this gallery is indeed the best one for WP. I would give 5-star rating if the above mentioned problems would be solved.

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