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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.


747 reviews
Average Rating
2.9 out of 5 stars
NextGen Gallery a bust!
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Gallery/Images page is completely blank. Look at the reviews. I see others having this issue as well. The response from support is simply - you must login to upload images. Well, I'm logged in. The program is useless if you can't add images.

A simple and basic gallery
By , for WP 4.0.1

I use this to showcase my wedding photography. It's very easy and has all the basic features someone expects from a gallery.

ne fonctionne pas sur un wp neuf 4.0.1
By , for WP 4.0.1

j,utilise l'alternative nextcellent gallery

Adding Images
By , for WP 4.0.1

It seems like such a basic option but why isn't there a way to add images to a gallery from the media library? upload only as an only option is a serious roadblock.

I hope your next release addresses this, thanks!

Poorly optimized and coded
By , for WP 4.0.1

This plugin loads almost all of its scripts and styles on every page, even ones without any images or galleries*. Good luck trying to clean that up - the code is an impenetrable web of scripts calling scripts calling other scripts. And why is it still using fancybox 1.3.4 from 10 years ago??

* This has been an issue for years, but the developers refuse to address it.

Of course it also has no jQuery 2 version, i.e. w/ out old IE support - who cares if people want to move on, we're gonna drag them back down.

Basically it's impossible to setup a well optimized, lean website with this plugin used - so it's up to you whether you want to use it. If you don't care that your website loads a minimum of 4 extra, unused scripts on every page then sure, I guess it'll do the job. However, if you want a site that is snappy and light on bandwidth, especially if you're aiming for mobile-first design then stay away from this plugin like the plague.

Breaks jQuery
By , for WP 4.0.1

Does not work with other Plugins.

By , for WP 4.0.1

Fantastic plugin, so many features, flexible, easy to use. Quick support when there's a problem.

One of the best free plugins!

Simple and intuitive
By , for WP 4.0

Yesterday i upgrade the plugin and have a little problem but i like nextgengallery.

Mostly good
By , for WP 4.0

On individual sites. The default settings are a little dated-looking, with multiple borders and too-small thumbnails. But that can be overcome. The results and functionality are very good.

It doesn't work at all on multi-site installations. I tried the suggestion to roll back to 1.9.13, but that doesn't work either -- you can get as far as creating galleries and uploading images into them, but the tools to insert and display those galleries doesn't work.

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.

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