Plugin Reviews

WP Canvas - Gallery

Extend WordPress galleries to display masonry gallery, carousel gallery, and slider gallery

33 reviews
Average Rating
3.6 out of 5 stars
Best free gallery plugin that integrates directly into wordpress media library
By , for WP 4.3.1

This is the best free gallery maker that you can add images to from the regular media library for my wordpress site, relatively easy to use compared to most gallery plugins. I use the slider style mostly and it turns out really nicely and blows up the image upon clicking.
It IS a bit slow to load on mobile, when connection speeds are slow, or when in a different country (I use high resolution images). So an improvement I'd suggest is getting it to load a low res version in the first place to not keep people waiting and then only loading the high res version once clicked/blown up.
The one thing that really is annoying is captions. If a caption is longer than the image width it will be cut off with no way to see the whole thing. very frustrating. Support for multiple caption lines is an essential piece to making this a great app.
Giving 3/5 stars until I see the mentioned improvements.

seemed great until....
By ,

The Carousel option multiplies the pictures in the gallery, for example from 7 pictures 15 and from 2 - 6 images are shown (duplicated).
WP 4.3

Wrong sequence
By , for WP 4.2.2

In the last actualization (1.43), the photos are loaded in wrong sequence (the aleatory order option is not enabled).

noob plugin
By , for WP 4.2.2

I dont see anything cant even use that plugin. WTH!

Will make your upload folder huge and dev is mia
By , for WP 4.2.2

See the support forums. This thing will make up to 15-20 different size copies of every image even if you're only using 1 or 2 sizes for your gallery. People are getting into trouble with their hosting over this. I have 7 wp sites and the one with this plugin is bigger than the rest combined. I've got 450 images and took a lot of extra time to optimize them to be an average of 150kb. This should total up to 70mb or so but my uploads folder is over 700mb.(I'm one of the lucky ones that only has 12 copies of every image) It's like a sick joke.
It's also very quirky and I have to add to the gallery with text view of the post editor which is pretty time consuming, looking up all the image IDs after uploading. If I don't do text view, it will break things.
Find something better, even if you have to pay for it. It will be cheaper in the long run if your time is worth anything at all.

Not working
By , for WP 4.2.2

So far it doesn't work and all my intents of getting some help have been ignored.

Simple to Set-up, Looks Great on the site
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I like how the slider can even be navigated with touch events, instead of just using the forward and back buttons.

Thanks Chris,

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Easy to use within the media gallery. Thanks!

Extends Native Gallery - awesome!
By , for WP 4.2.2

Easy to install, no annoying extra admin section for making a separate gallery, will take an existing gallery and make it look ace, you can customise the columns and size of thumbs.

I don't really mind that it makes a multitude of different size copies of the image, WordPress makes enough junk this way as it is. Really handy.

Good plugin BUT ... too many thumbnails
By , for WP 4.2.2

This is a great plugin, but each image gets 19 thumbnails automatically created, which burdens the server in space and resources.

Posted on the forum - will change my rating once this is resolved!

Also, it'd be nice to be able to more easily over-ride the built in lightbox.


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