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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.

328 reviews
Average Rating
3 out of 5 stars
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La galère des dev-front
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Tous sautent à chaque mise à jours du plugin, trop galère pour les override/styles.
Mieux vaut utiliser les galeries core de WP et un plugin de lightbox !

Worst Plugin Ever!
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NextGen Gallery never really worked, crashed my WP installation including the backoffice and brought along several serious security issues. The worst plugin ever!

Got my site hacked and ads hijacked
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Latest version of this got my google adsense ads hijacked. Upon removal of this plugin it was fixed.

Worst gallery plugin ever
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Totally unintuitive. Totally awkward to use. I would not recommend this, if you can avoid. It's impossible to handle large bulks of images because you cannot sort them properly. There is no explanation as to the difference between a gallery and an album. I've deleted a gallery, I now cannot access ANY of the 120 photos I uploaded as they are not associated with a gallery. What an awful pile of crap. Off to find a plugin that works.

Used to be pretty good
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Yet it's become very unrely-able :(

Horrible experience with creating albums on page!
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My Gallery page suddenly starts to show a homepage! I cant get list of albums. There's no logic at all!

It's 2015. There's no excuse for this.
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The title sums it up.

ZERO Support with PRO Version
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Even though we have paid for the PRO VERSION of NextGEN Gallery, we have received ZERO support from the company. The photo gallery worked at first and the lightbox was really nice, but it stopped working after a few months.

We requested support and basically we were brushed off by their support team. They wanted us to uninstall every plugin on the site to find a "conflict". It's impossible in the real world with a production site to just randomly uninstall all our plugins to perform "testing".

We provided specific debugging information to them including specific JavaScript errors that were coming from their code, but they never responded.

We eventually did set up a staging site and tried uninstalling all other plugins, and we still had the Javascript errors from NextGEN, and we reported that to them, but NO RESPONSE.

So, these people take your money for "Pro" version and then offer ZERO support when they have bugs. We've since switched to another plugin and are much happier.

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Very slow compared to version 9.1.13

Poorly Integrated
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Despite it's wild popularity, this plugin is missing some very basic features. The first of which is the ability to select photos from the WordPress media library.

Strangely te plugin author has chosen to essential recreate the media library making photos uploaded to galleries not easily accessible elsewhere on the site, and vise versa.

This is a very confusing decision, given that the plugins custom media insertion method does not offer any exceptionally unique features that could not have been accomplished with the standard media library. The plugins site and positive reviews praise the ability to upload a .zip file as ease of use, when the standard media library would allow you to bulk import pictures all the same, and not have them constrained to this plugin.

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