WordPress.org

Plugin Reviews

NextGEN Gallery

The most popular WordPress gallery plugin and one of the most popular plugins of all time with over 14 million downloads.

392 reviews
Average Rating
3.2 out of 5 stars
You are currently viewing the reviews that provided a rating of 1 star. Click here to see all reviews.
Gallery unmanageable in backend
By , for WP 4.5.1

All other plugins deactivated and still going in a refreshing page loop in the manage gallery pages.

Pro version fails to update properly with Security
By , for WP 4.5.1

Wordfence added the new firewall recently and this plugin's PAID versions get blocked by it also blocking the person doing the update.

The support from Imagely through email was initially dismissive and condescending. They also have not indicated they will be looking at ways to overcome this obstacle so if user technical skills are not excellent then they should NOT buy the Pro versions.

Basic functions like thumbnail edit don't work
By , for WP 4.5.1

You can't edit or re-center an image thumbnail, this feature doesn't work. There's dozens of posts complaining about it in the support forum but no fix. This plugin has been too popular for its own good and is over the hill.

Failure.
By , for WP 2.1.31

I have not succeeded. The plugin does not work properly.

First god, last time only bullshit
By , for WP 4.5

First time i love this gallery, but after every update, the gallery was more and more ugly, much bugs etc...

never again!

Misleading screenshots
By , for WP 4.4.2

Definitely not what I was promised on the screenshots.
Screenshots are from extensions you have to pay.
The free version is really ugly.

Don't work anymore
By ,

After the last update, the galleries disappeared.

constant problems, broken features on every major release
By , for WP 4.4.2

Since this company was bought, this software has given me nothing but headaches. Every time they release a major version, something breaks. They are slow to post bug fixes and frequently deny that their plugin is broken until you jump though hoops to prove otherwise. They are more interested in bloating the gallery software with ecommerce options than supporting the user base.

Look for something else.

Constant issues with this plugin
By , for WP 4.4.2

It works fine, then all of a sudden stops working. Then I have to spend hours trying to fix it again. Seems to have regular conflicts with other plugins.

Worked fine until recently
By , for WP 4.4.2

The WordPress Visual editor suddenly stopped working! The culprit is NextGen Gallery.

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