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    Maybe Nextgen is one of the most popular & most downloaded Gallery plugin. Nextgen is well known for the bundle of feature it offers although it’s losing its dominance and fallen behind. It got acquired by Photocrati in 2012.


    • Upload Image: Supports drag n drop and batch image upload and you can even upload via zipped folder
    • Album & Galleries: Create, manage & edit galleries and album from a centralized area
    • Bulk Action: Resize images, Set watermark, Rotate image clockwise, counter clockwise etc.
    • Tag & Meta Data: Edit image tag and Meta data
    • Thumbnail Management: Crop thumbnails, bulk resize thumbnails
    • Style & Effect: Lots of feature
    • Shortcode: Supports shortcode to generate galleries
    • Widget: Widget to show gallery in sidebar
    • Extension Plugins: Developers worldwide created a host of Nextgen extension plugins


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    Nextgens official website has pretty detailed Documentation guide which is quite good. Currently they are in process of re-writing NextGEN Gallery’s documentation Before Photocrati acquired this plugin it had lot of bugs and still it’s not getting better. Problem became so severe that Eric Danzer founder of Photocrati had to issue a open letter to the Nexgen community in 14th Auguest 2013.The time we reviewed the plugin according to the official plugin repository it showed that only 220 of 816 support threads in the last two months have been resolved, which is below satisfactory.

    Plugin ver- 2.0.59       WordPress ver- 3.8.1       Tested on 21 March 2014
    System configuration: 1 core processsor, Memory - 512mb, 20gb SSD Disk

    WordPress Gallery Plugin

    NextGEN Gallery has been the industry’s standard WordPress gallery plugin since 2007 and continues to receive over 1.5 million new downloads per year. It’s easy to use for simple photo galleries, but powerful enough for the most demanding photographers, visual artists, and imaging professionals who need a comprehensive gallery solution.

    NextGEN Gallery offers complete WordPress gallery management with the ability to batch upload photos, import metadata, easily add, delete, rearrange photos and create an unlimited number of galleries.

    But our gallery plugin doesn’t stop there!

    NextGEN Pro
    This plugin is the lite version of the NextGEN Gallery plugin, which offers all the gallery features you’ll need like albums, lightboxes, backups, search, sharing, print fulfillment, eCommerce, and tons more. Click here to purchase the best photo gallery plugin for WordPress now!

    The free version of NextGEN gallery provides three main gallery styles (slideshow, thumbnail, and imagebrowser galleries) and two album styles (compact and extended), all of which come with a wide array of options for controlling size, style, timing, transitions, controls, lightbox effects, and more. Learn more about NextGEN WordPress Gallery Plugin features.

    The best gets better with full support for the Gutenberg block editor. Now you can add a photo gallery or album anywhere on your site, with a page builder type feel directly in the WordPress editor.

    Feature List

    We’ve built NextGEN Gallery to be extremely powerful and full of features.

    • Albums Organize multiple galleries into albums for easy sorting and viewing
    • Tags Group multiple images together with tags, with easy-to-update renaming and management
    • eCommerce Sell images from your gallery, or sell entire galleries with our built in payment processing
    • Slideshows Make your galleries automatically rotate through a series of images
    • Themes Access 84+ different types of themes to showcase your galleries
    • Animations Create visual interest with 25+ different types of animations for each gallery
    • Watermarks Protect your work with image and text-based watermarks
    • Capabilities Customize who can read, edit, and publish galleries with refined permsisions controls
    • Image Proofing Let your customers choose which photos to purchase and improve your workflow.
    • Print Fulfillment Sell your photos and ship prints directly to customers with automated print lab fulfillment and zero commissions
    • Auto Tax calculations Automatically calculate sales tax when required for your customers.
    • Coupons Offer discounts and incentives to increase your gallery sales
    • Lightroom Integration Automatically sync and create photo galleries from Adobe Lightroom into NextGEN Gallery
    • Social Sharing Create viral social media opportunities when your images are optimized for Open Graph and X
    • Image Commenting * Add deep engagement to your images within the lightbox
    • Deep Linking Link directly to a specific image from one of your galleries
    • Frontend Search * Add powerful filtering for your gallery based on tags
    • Hover Captions * Add social sharing, tiles, and descriptions for each image
    • Digital Downloads Offer digital downloads of your images for free, or chage for them with our eCommerce gallery plugin
    • Customization * We’ve built in lots of individual customizations for each of our features so that you can make NextGEN Gallery perfect for you

    As you can see, we’ve built a gallery plugin that is suitable for everyone! Want a specific or missing feature? Just let us know.

    *Basic Thumbnail Gallery
    *Basic Slideshow Gallery
    *Basic Imagebrowser Gallery
    *Basic Compact Album
    *Basic List Album

    *Photo Print Sales
    *Photo Proofing
    *Digital Downloads
    *Pro Mosaic Gallery
    *Pro Masonry Gallery
    *Pro Tile Gallery
    *Pro Filmstrip Gallery
    *Pro Lightbox

    About Imagely

    NextGEN Gallery is a WordPress gallery plugin maintained by Imagely. We’re the WordPress photography experts. In addition to NextGEN Gallery, NextGEN Plus, and NextGEN Pro, we also make WordPress themes for photographers, providing turnkey websites for photographers.

    Learn more or connect with us:
    *Imagely Website
    *WordPress Themes for Photographers
    *Turnkey Photography Sites
    *NextGEN Gallery Documentation


    Copyright: Imagely 2016-2024


    NextGEN Gallery offers an easy-to-use Insert Gallery Window, which means you never need to work with shortcodes again when inserting and manageing galleries – if you would prefer not too.

    If you do want to work with shortcodes, there is a powerful shortcode system as you’d expect of a popular WordPress gallery plugin. Learn About NextGEN Gallery Shortcodes.

    For more information, feel free to visit the official website for the NextGEN Gallery WordPress Gallery Plugin.

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