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.


867 reviews
Average Rating
3.1 out of 5 stars
Why.. just.. why?
By , for WP 3.8.1

Why would a plugin change my templates for me? I create custom templates, and sometimes I do NOT use the defaults. If you use the default always, you might never notice that this plugin is awful - and that's great for you, but I can't help feeling violated when a plugin changes all of my templates, without even bother asking me first.

Awful. Kills WordPress
By , for WP 3.8.1

This thing often does not install. If it does, it totally kills your WordPress. I have tried many times. Have given up.

The only way out is to delete the Nextgen plugin folder.

just for English?
By , for WP 3.8.1

just for English?

Perfect Tool
By , for WP 3.8.1

This has been a perfect solution to an on-going issue of displaying information from our government office for each township. As a local government we have no funding for technology, but we would like to offer access to as much information online for clients. The gallery provided a great opportunity to do this and free makes it a perfect tool for us.

Thank you!

Breaks WordPress
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Once installed this plugin will ruin your site. Do not use.

still to many problems
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This used to be a great plugin. I wish the new dev's well as it would be great to have it functioning well again.

There were problems with the legacy version in the coding, but I was still able to use it for many years.

Thought I would give the new version a go on a new site, so tried on localhost first.

You have increased the number of lightboxs available within Basic Nextgen but have no access to layout options for these. One used to be able to use any 3rd party lightbox. Perhaps this is an effort to shepard users to the Pro version in order to use a responsive, modern lightbox, with access to options for the lightboxs.

Found this in the forums "NextGEN Gallery v2.0+ will be supported via an optional add-on for SLB once NextGEN adds support for third-party lightboxes." when trying to enable my lightbox of choice.

Searched this forum and NextGen website for a solution, and still only found people having lot's of troubles. Perhaps time will heal these

very good
By , for WP 3.8.1

I dont know about the support of this plugin but... really is very good.

version 2.x is totally unfinished
By , for WP 3.8.1

I am not happy to say that but the newest version of this plugin is very (and that means really "very") buggy. The admin settings is complex but very unintuitive. The official pages are very outdated and are structured very badly.

But overall the basic functionality is working (creating a gallery or a album and adding photos to it). If your client is ok with the administration available only in English you can give this plugin a try.

Magic!! I just love the ease and simplicity of using this plugin..
By , for WP 3.8.1

Magic!! I just love the ease and simplicity of using this plugin..

Sure, the whole worlds speaks english
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Main problem: author obviously not paying attention to testing changes with non-English content. Whenever there is an update I'm holding my breath - and I'm not mistaken again, my album doesn't work again, and it's another session of hacking plugin sources in order to get the functionality back. Please, please, get a real QA department.

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