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.


791 reviews
Average Rating
3 out of 5 stars
NextGEN is Fantastic!
By , for WP 3.7.1

NextGEN Public Uploader is invaluable for our site. Thank you so much!

poor compatibility
By , for WP 3.7.1

the interface is getting more and more complicated plus the backward compatibility when updating the plugin is really, really bad

Disappointment whereever you look
By , for WP 3.7.1

Bloated, slow software. More than you ever need, but you can't deactivate the "too much features".

Glad I have not bought the Pro version.

Simple yet powerfull
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Easy to use with loads of options and very user friendly!

Just ruined this plugin in version 2
By , for WP 3.7.1

I don't do reviews, but this plugin has forced me to do so. This went from a must have plugin to quite possibly the most buggiest plugin i've ever come across in V2.

The constant updates are doing nothing to rectify the issues I find with many of my sites. I cant even remove images from a gallery, or update gallery image path. This has been a complete disaster. Stay away from this and to those responsible roll back to V.1.9.13 and save some grace!

Do Not Upgrade
By , for WP 3.7.1

I have been fighting with the NextGen Gallery 2.0.33 for two weeks now on my test system. My website uses 1.9 but I have now decided not to upgrade! The old system allowed you to at least edit their plugin phps. But the legacy php's are not used in this plugin anymore and you cannot change anything but the css styles. Many people used to add the gallery title to the page by editing the gallery.php. I have over 40 galleries with each gallery being an event or function. I cannot imagine Photocrati thinking that they can display the galleries but to open the link you get a page without a gallery title with no way to retrieve the title! Their solution is to create a page for every gallery and link the page to the gallery. Adding 40 new pages verses one line in a php? They might as well say they are closing this plugin down.
The latest I read is if you activate this new plugin, if you uninstall it, the uninstall process deletes all your albums and galleries. Nicely done Photocrati!

Latest version does not work
By , for WP 3.7.1

After update to latest version admin area is broken

Is not even possible to activate it
By , for WP 3.7.1

After installing and acitvating NexGen there was only a blank site. It was necessary to use the ftp login to rename the plugin folder, that I could access to the admin panel. I tried many things but it doesn't work.

Now one of the worst plugins of all time...
By , for WP 3.6.1

..when it was previously one of the best.

I can not even begin to fathom how you have gone about making it so bad.

I once used this plugin on almost every site I ever built and now I avoid it like the plague, and that would be my advice to anyone looking to use it.

Another upgrade = another failure.

Do not use this plugin and if you are already do not upgrade it.

Next Gen Gallery Version 2.0.33
By , for WP 3.7.1

Never heard of the error 'Not a valid Ajax action' before, but it sure is annoying, this function which supposedly allows for the image to be refreshed, rather then reloading the entire page, On or Off the same error appears, It does so in a arbitatry fashion, Some Gallaries are fine while others Wont appear! All the images are physically stored. On the front end of the website what appears is 'no images found'.

First time reviewer, Is this fixable in the short term? from the reviews ive seen a lot a tedious work needs to be done! Dont have the time for that. Cut & Run to a different browser??

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