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.


915 reviews
Average Rating
3.1 out of 5 stars
Works great & Excellent support!
By , for WP 4.2.3

We really love this plugin and have it on multiple pages in our website, in different layouts. Everything works great, it's easy to install and adjust to your liking. The support forums are extremely helpful. Definitely recommend this plugin!

Great service and plugin
By , for WP 4.2.3

This is a great plugin and well worth the upgrade to pro, tech service is great, 1000% better than most plugins. I use this gallery for sliders, too, easy and fast which is a must! Well done.

Great Gallery Plugin and Support
By , for WP 4.2.3

Easy to use and learn. Great options and excellent customer support when and if you even need it!

A little hard to get working - but worth it
By ,

I got this plugin to get more control over my galleries and improve my social sharing. It was a real headache at first and I had to do some serious headscratching to get things working. I contacted support and by that time I was truly at my end - I am not a pro developer. Just a photographer muddling through - they were supportive. They didn't give up on me. I achieved what I wanted to achieve in the end. Compatibility with other plugins are a bit tricky. There are still some tweaks I would like to make, but waiting for further updates. The moral of the story is that I think this is one of the best plugins for images, it really gives you a lot of scope. Is it a little complex as a result? yes. Is it a walk in the park - no. But is it worth it - yes. My images look really great. Check out my work in progress at

Moral of the story - these guys care about their plugin and the support is there.

Incredible support
By ,

I can't comment on ease of installation since an experienced user installed it for me, and walked me through the first gallery. But I can say I'm very happy with the results, and the Photocrati/NextGEN support is wonderfully responsive and helpful. Between the Photocrati theme and the NextGEN gallery, I'm very happy with my website and its ease of use. Whenever I run into a problem, someone gets back to me almost instantly.

Achieved the look I desired
By , for WP 4.2.2

I purchased the Nexgen Pro Plugin.

At first I had trouble getting the galleries to look like the sample galleries. I reached out to customer support, and they were responsive. In the end, I ended up deactivating all plugins, then I reactivated and tweaked the settings.

My suggestion to Nextgen would be to describe what settings they use to achieve the look in their samples (such as crop, aspect ratio and override thumbnail size).

It took trial and error to figure it out. It would have been nice to know the settings. For my situation, I ended up changing my settings to force Crop, Pan No, 3:2 aspect ratio, and I used the thumbnail override.

Overall I would recommend the pro plugin.

By , for WP 4.2.2

Finally, they got this plugin working like it should. Been using version 1.9.13 up untill now, version 2.1.2 with WP 4.2.2. And now I seem to have no issues at all. I'm using the Mystique theme, which might have been a part of the problems, but of that I'm not 100% sure.

NextGen Pro
By , for WP 4.2.2

Thank you for your quick response to my questions. Your gallery is beautiful and easy to use!


Broke Theme
By ,

Would not recommend installing this plugin unless you know how to fix things. If you do decide to, make sure you back everything up first. Hopefully they will release an improved version asap as previous versions of the plugin were good.

Shockingly bad user interface
By , for WP 4.2.2

I wasted an entire day trying to get NextGen to look half decent on my site and failed utterly. Thumbnail galleries would not line up in columns. I tried some .css fixes, read dozens of complaints from other users and finally concluded that the current version of NextGen is not usable.

In desperation, I tried Envira Gallery Lite. Within a few minutes, I had galleries up and looking very clean. It does exactly what I want, except for some customization, for which I will by the full edition.

When you get fed up with NextGen, look at Envira as an alternative that actually does what it says it does. (Note: I have no relationship with Envira other than being a user).

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