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NextGEN Gallery

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

47 reviews
Average Rating
3.2 out of 5 stars
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Plugin features not working
By , for WP 4.4.2

Manage Galleries --> Create New Thumbnails feature is broken resulting in "Retrying in 30 seconds; host might be throttling" error message. The message is misleading, as the error is unrelated to throttling and has to do with the size of a request header field exceeding the server limit. Bug reports have been created over a month ago, but still no fix. Plugin developer is deflecting.

Microupdate afer microupdate
By , for WP 4.4.1

Broke my site. I'm through with nextgen. How many hours have I spent to debug this plugin eating up so many resources that half of the page loading time is only eaten up by this plugin.
Simple obvious css errors are not being cared of - "Just use your own template"
The plugin-structure is a nightmare of code inside of code. It used to be good. I was counting on a responsive image solution like wordpress has now built-in. No word from photocrati - Just because you make a picture width in %s it doesn't make it really "responsive".
And they even take money for this cow...

If you need an option to really use your original images untouched by any wordpress somethings - this might be your choice, but I simply don't recomend this and try another aproach.

RSS?
By , for WP 4.3.1

Once upon a time... There used to be a RSS feed included in this plug-in. It used to show every single image that you uploaded any Gallery or album, the function is still there but he has not worked for quite sometime, I know that some people manage to get it working but there are having issues with images not being included in the feed. It's a shame that is basic function does not work out of the box, it just makes Sharing your albums I'm publicizing sure were so much more harder and time consuming...

I have given up on the RSS function.

Hopefully in the future it would be much easier to include a full size image process in the gallery or album shortcut post function for social media, an example is when you share to Facebook you only get one small low resolution image same goes for all other social media, one small image, low resolution.

Otherwise it's an excellent plug-in :)

Imposible support
By , for WP 4.3.1

I'm trying to "install" NextGen Gallery plugin in my WordPress and it is impossible! A blank page in "Settings" and a message relative to Flash and HTML5... impossible.

I have read a lot of comments thats is the perfect fotoblog plugin but I am not sure...

Despite all this, I want to migrate a Gallery3 site (http://www.fotosdegalicia.es) to WordPress (http://www.visitargalicia.com).

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Good luck!

Resources eater.
By ,

This gallery takes 50% of resources by all of my 21 plugins(by P3). Please fix resources problems.

Warning. Back up your entire site and database before installing.
By , for WP 4.2.2

Love it / hate it.

I originally gave this a rating of 1. I hesitatingly upgrade this to a 2.

The reason for the upgrade is that it does have some features that I like and I discovered that if I first disable EVERY plugin before I try to activate NGG then it appears to activate without problems. However disabling all plugins is not something that most site administrators like to do and this should not be necessary

I tried NGG on one site, it worked like a dream. It was a relatively new site and I was wanting to install a gallery where users could vote on an image.

After a happy first experience, I then decided to install it on my main travel blog.

Bam. No access to /wp-admin. Site still up and running but no admin access.

I logged in via FTP and deleted the folder for the plugin.

This gave me access but with many error messages.

I deactivated and then uninstalled every other plugin changed themes etc.

After removing all other plugins I reinstalled NGG and then tried to uninstall it immediately.

I keep getting an error when I first log in
"wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/nggallery.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in wp-includes/functions.php on line 4198

Warning: fread() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /wp-includes/functions.php on line 4201

Warning: fclose() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /wp-includes/functions.php on line 4204

Then when I try to make changes to some settings (not all) I get
Exception thrown
not defined for ExtensibleObject

I decided to do a test install on a third domain which was relatively new and I had only written two pages and a post. Crashed that one also.

I had copied the content of the two posts so it was a relatively simple process to wipe the entire site and database and start from scratch.

I then installed NGG as the first plugin and it loaded ok.

Now it could be said that it is not directly an NGG issue as it is evidently a conflict with one of the other plugins. Maybe the order in which they are installed.

My feelings on this matter is: the other plugins I use are aware of NGG when they are installed but NGG does not have the same courtesy to check incompatibilities on existing plugins.

So what I now need, is a list of every change that NGG makes to existing files/code and also every database entry so I can manually delete every one.

If I get this, then maybe I would possibly consider upgrading from a 1 to something higher. But with all due respect even though I would have given it a 5 star on the first site, the fact that it destroyed my other two sites... I can never now give it a 5 star

Any list of database entries and code changes would be appreciated.

Basic Functionality
By , for WP 4.2.2

This is a decent photo gallery, nothing fancy. If you have any questions, don't expect any support.

Not reliable
By , for WP 4.2.2

Not reliable

Used to be great
By , for WP 4.2.1

This used to be one of my favorite plugins but it has become so bloated, I am looking for a new solution. Not liking the change to all new html ing tags rather than shortcode. Upgrading breaks all your galleries if you are using legacy versions and shortcodes. Files have to be named perfectly and not all image formats are supported. Bummed on Photocrati. They have ruined this plugin.

Update und Plugins lassen sich nicht aktivieren
By , for WP 4.1.1

Ich habe heute auf die neueste Version geupdatet und festgestellt, dass sich nun Plugins nicht mehr aktivieren lassen. Es erscheint eine weiße Seite. Deaktiviere ich die Gallery, funktioniert wieder alles. Aktiviere ich die Gallery, besteht das Problem auch nicht sofort aber in Kürze tritt es wieder auf.

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