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NextGEN Gallery

The most popular WordPress gallery plugin and one of the most popular plugins of all time with over 15 million downloads.

55 reviews
Average Rating
3.2 out of 5 stars
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Conflicts with other plugins and getting bloated
By , for WP 4.5.2

As of this time, I feel it's still full of bugs, getting too bloated and is causing issues with WpTouch pro (mainly the Amp extension)as I found out today. Hopefully soon I shall rid myself of this and a few others as I am going through a redesign of my site.

As this plugin went through changes over the last couple of years, caused various issues and headaches - I think it's time to graduate to something simpler and simply works proficiently.

Good.......but
By , for WP 4.5.2

I feel like I really wanted to write a review for this product. Initially I was using WP Album Plus, but because my site had to be in 2 languages, I needed a plugin that was compatible with WPML; NextGen was, which was great. The first issue I had was that it did not have a search box to search through the pictures, it has a tag cloud, which is not bad, but not what I wanted. Then the compatibility between WPML and NextGen broke and half of my users couldn't scroll to the next pages in any gallery. I can't tell you who's fault it was, and in the end I don't really care. Also, compared to the plugin I am using now, it seems like the code is "heavy" and makes my front/back end a little slower.

So what I am using now is Photo Gallery, which is not compatible with WPML but I realized I can't depend on a plugin to always work so I now create galleries for each language. The reason I like Photo Gallery is they have a search feature and it seems much lighter and quicker, more streamlined. Unfortunately I had to stop using NextGen but I really enjoyed it, I just didnt like that it should have been compatible but it wasn't and when I asked support why it wasn't they said they have a lot of things to work on and hopefully will get to it soon.

I would definitely recommend this plugin if you are not looking for a search feature and if your site doesn't have a whole lot of pictures, because thats when I feel it gets a tad slow.

GIF format not supported, slide show cannot go to next page automatically
By , for WP 4.5.2

GIF format not supported, slide show cannot go to next page automatically......

Too many functions need to be improved

Useful... but also full of bugs!
By , for WP 4.4.2

This gallery has a lot of interesting features, like albums, tags, etc...
but all that is wasted by too much bugs that can make some simple operations very painful... I would not recommend it.

Good gallerys complex back end
By , for WP 4.4.2

NextGEN pro provides some great looking galleies, but its complicated if like me your a photographer and not a website builder, whilst the finished produt looks good I found it daunting, plus my hosting companys server crashed, lets hope it wasnt related to the plugin, whilst I like the product i'm not sure if I will keep using it yet, really need to see if there are any shortcuts I can find changing details.

Woocommerce Checkout Problem
By , for WP 4.4.1

This is very bad that, If I installed this gallery plugin, unable to checkout to my woocommerce site. How can I solve this issue. anybody can help me please.

Otherwise, this gallery plugin is so nice and helpful to make gallery.
I am looking forward to hearing reply from administration.

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Good customer service
By , for WP 4.4.1

Only 3 stars from me because I don't think this software is as user friendly as I understood this will be.
Tech team is responsive with queries.

Some setting don't work
By ,

Couldn't get sidebar widget to work and also watermark doesn't work. Didn't try to trouble shoot because I get really tired and frustrated of plugin coders blaming each other when their own plugin has issues! Other than that using gallery on page...

Learn your basics
By , for WP 4.3

Not the biggest fan. The settings pages are to complicated with no description what is doing what.

And I discovered at least one stupid mistake in the code. I set the gallerie to show thumbnails in 4 columns. But they always broke after the third column. So I looked at the CSS Code to discover that every div that contains a image had a width of 25%. Okay that looked right. 4 columns equals a width of 25% for each image. But then I saw that they added a margin-right of 5px to the same div - and that is - sorry my language - just (a little) stupid. Of course the columns had to break.

I hope they fix that error in the next update.

But that simple mistake doesn't make me confident about the rest of the plugin

Nice but with problems
By , for WP 4.2.2

Nice plugin with many functions. Had some problems with responsive design.

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