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.

354 reviews
Average Rating
3.1 out of 5 stars
You are currently viewing the reviews that provided a rating of 1 star. Click here to see all reviews.
It messes up with BuddyPress
By ,

Makes BuddyPress go nuts and show 404 pages.

What the actualy F***
By , for WP 4.3

Crashed my whole site, waste around a day to bring it back, DONT download this.

Broke my site
By , for WP 4.3

Was looking to add a decent gallery function to my site and this is somehow the most popular plugin. After installing it broke my site and made the admin area inaccessible. Had to toy around with cPanel and FTP to fix it again. Do not install.

Crashed wordpress
By , for WP 4.3

Site and Admin dash crashed and became unresponsive after plugin install. Had to resort to backup recovery to completely remove plugin.

There are clearly some issues with the script of this plugin. Very unreliable and highly unstable. I do not recommend.

Developer will likely comment below requesting why a "support ticket" was not opened to resolve. Answer: For a plugin to entirely crash a website and require a backup recovery to remove it from the root files the only option was to remove entirely. It cannot be trusted for use for fear it may happen again as various site elements are updated, amended etc.

jQuery 1.11...Seriously
By ,

Most of us that are writing custom jQuery are using version 2 and up especially when we are creating custom themes from the ground up using foundation 5 framework. This plugin will reset your jQuery version to the default WordPress version and will break jQuery if the version is above 1.11. If I change the line in nggallery.php to call version 2 of jQuery then NextGen breaks.....FAIL....If I could give this a negative 5 I would.

Fatal error
By , for WP 4.2.4

After updating plugin, website crashed completely. Took me a lot of time to install the previous NextGen version. Much later, unknowingly updated the plugin again. Site crashed:
"Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 67108864 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 36 bytes) in /home/theparasitologist.com/public_html/theparasitologist.com/wp-includes/class.wp-dependencies.php on line 179"

Took me again lots of time, until remembering previous trouble. After removing NextGen plugin, site was back on again. Plugin is a pain in...

Does not work!
By , for WP 4.2.3

Struggling through the insanely long "help" texts this plugin does NOTHING. "Simply hit save and you're finished!" No way! Clicking save does absolutely nothing, no gallery or album is inserted in the post.

The help texts imply that the old versions were much, much, much easier to use. Now you have to insert long "short" codes.

All help is written for people who already know how to use this plugin. Not for newbies.

Uninstalled it and will never use it ever again!

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).

Just Installation Crashed WordPress Installation
By , for WP 4.2.2

Extremely poorly tested plugin. Install at your own risk. Crashed the entire wordpress installation during installation itself. Had to manually do a lot of tweaks through cpanel to get wordpress working again. Wasted half a day of time.

You must log in to submit a review. You can also log in or register using the form near the top of this page.