For anyone who uses WordPress as their blogging platform, there arises a need for an effective and working Gallery plugin at some point of time. If you are a photo blogger, the need for Gallery plugins is even higher. Although, after the release of WordPress versions 2.5+, a gallery feature has been integrated into WordPress, where once you upload some images on a post or a page, WordPress allows you to insert that group as an image gallery into your post or page.
In spite of this fact, sometimes using a plugin is much more efficient because not all WordPress themes contain CSS styling for the gallery feature and also, some plugins make your galleries visually better and much more accessible. So, in order to save the trouble of browsing through different gallery plugins on the Internet, I have compiled a list of the 10 best WordPress Gallery plugins. I have also inserted a poll under this post, where you can rate the listed plugins and help other users to make a better choice.
NextGen Gallery Plugin
The famous NextGen Gallery is a full integrated Image Gallery plugin for WordPress with a Flash slideshow option. Features include custom templates, AJAX thumbnail generator, sortable Albums, Zip file uploads, Watermark function, Lightbox Effects, Sidebar Widget, Flash Goodies and much more.
Check it out here :- NextGen Gallery Plugin
Cleaner WordPress Gallery Plugin
Cleaner Gallery gives you complete control over your WordPress galleries. It provides a valid XHTML solution and supports many different Lightbox type image scripts. The plugin creates valid XHTML code and only uses the images that you want to resize. You can also control the display of your images through CSS styling.
Check it out here :- Cleaner WordPress Gallery Plugin
Lightbox Gallery Plugin
This plugin changes the view of galleries to the Lightbox view and also displays the associated metadata with the images. The caption for each image is viewed through a tooltip when you hover your mouse on a thumbnail.
Check it out here :- Lightbox Gallery Plugin
FlippingBook Gallery Plugin
FlippingBook WordPress Gallery is an excellent way of working with images in blogs. You download photos, and the plugin creates a small photo gallery out of them. If you need to post several pictures, you don’t have to make large posts. Being joint together, pictures can be put in a beautiful Flash album-book and don’t take up much space. It’s very convenient to look through the pictures, leafing through the pages. You just have to double-click to print images out. This is a real interactive book which is nice and easy to use when you turn its pages.
Check it out here :- FlippingBook Gallery Plugin
This versatile plugin uses photos from your Flickr, Picasa, and/or SmugMug accounts as well as allows you to upload and build Albums to help you build inviting Photo Galleries on and through out your site. Features include independent gallery creator, ability to customize each gallery’s appearance with a styles editor, easily create and upload Albums with a single thumbnail or two different size thumbnails and much more.
Check it out here :- PhotoXhibit
AWSOM PixGallery Plugin
Upload your images into a folder on your server, put a code in a post or page (which Pixgallery can generate for you), and immediately have an automatically created gallery with thumbnails, watermarks, pagination and more in a matter of few seconds. This is an easy solution to adding an Image, webcomic, or photo gallery to your WordPress install.
Check it out here :- AWSOM PixGallery Plugin
Falbum Gallery Plugin
This is a WordPress plugin that allows you to display your Flickr photos and photo sets on your website. It can be easily configured through the WordPress administration area and uses Flickr API to display images, EXIF data, tags, and also notes.
Check it out here :- Falbum Gallery Plugin
Lazyest Gallery Plugin
This is an excellent Gallery solution with features like automatic thumbnail and slide creation, comments on images and folders, JQuery Slideshow, Galleries and Sub-galleries, Widgets, EXIF data display, Adding captions and much more.
Check it out here :- Lazyest Gallery Plugin
WP Photo Album Plugin
This plugin is designed to easily manage and display your photo albums within your WordPress site. Plugin features include managing and creating albums, moving photos to and from albums, uploading and deleting photos, adjustment of thumbnail and full view picture sizes (set default max sizes for each).
Check it out here :- WP Photo Album Plugin
Inline Gallery Plugin
This plugin offers a way of including arbitrary amounts of images in your blog posts. The plugin does no processing on the images (except for getting the image metadata), so it’s lightning fast. You can have multiple galleries per post and the plugin is integrated with the WordPress’ WYSIWYG editor. The Admin page uses AJAX for gallery browsing and caption editing.
Check it out here :- Inline Gallery Plugin
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE GALLERY PLUGIN
I hope that this post has helped you in choosing a Gallery plugin for your WordPress blog. Why not vote for the best WordPress Gallery plugin and help others decide too!
118 replies on “WordPress Gallery Plugins”
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I’m trying to find a gallery plug-in that allows for multiple galleries. Each gallery would have its own author. And I want to make it such that the user doesn’t have to have the “Author” role for WordPress, because I don’t want the user to have access to other site controls
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Hi, I’m running a blog which topic is art and artists. So I desperately need a good gallery plugin to display images and probably videos. I don’t need a lot of options, I just need to create a sub page or article for each artist, I also need to put all the galleries on one page, and probably some thumbnails on each artist article… Which one of these plugin would you recommend?
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We just had a similar thing done. We selected the best five gallery plugins and wrote detailed reviews about them.
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Were can I find a plug in that when you click on the images it takes you to another page
but i found another cool image gallery WP plugin
it’s include many flash galleries and Flipping Book
Thanks for such a useful list.
I’ve now used several of these gallery plugins to great effect.
I like the Lightbox gallery plugin but have a question…can it be used to play videos also?
Thanks for nice share. Im looking that, im new in WP… many many thanks
just voted for next gen and now it’s total number of votes is 1337…. just thought i’d share that with y’all
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Nice plugins, NextGen is the best….but i am looking for a plugin, that user can vote for single image, something like end of this post page!!!
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I cannot recommend Lazyest Gallery Plugin due to the ambiguity in its function. When I deactivated it, it had left some codes here and there that was not interesting at all. Not clean codes!
Thanks for this wonderful list however I am confused which one to use. Any ways I will try some of them.
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Hello, i have a trouble finding galleries pluggin for Wp. Is there a plugin which is i can upload thumbnail and original image each one by one? I’m so desperately can’t find a plugin like that 🙁
I vote for NEXTGEN GALLERY cause it seems to have the most functionalities.
Great list. Think I will give nextgen a go. I’m trying to add a box with multiple images and links on my righthand side bar. Hopefully this will allow me to do so?
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There are two that have not been mentioned: “gallery and caption” and “jquery native”. These both update the existing wp gallery rather than supplant it. Transitions are sexy. gallery and caption adds the ability to theme wp caption images and do things similar to inline gallery (multiple galleries per post).
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Some good ones here that I’ve never seen before. I’m trying to find one that pulls in images from posts automatically, and the image links to the post when clicked. Shouldn’t be hard to find but it is… Thanks for this list!
WP Photo Album has not worked with the last three releases of WordPress and it looks like the developer has stopped supporting the plugin.
Thanks for the useful list! I personally really like NextGen Gallery Plugin and Featured Content which is not on this list.
I’m sorry, but these are all pretty terrible. NOT that I can create anything better, but the gallery support for WP is pretty bad. It’s frustrating, really.
I wish someone would create a plugin that would let you…
– select images
– set backgrounds
– auto generate thumbnails
Am I missing one? Anyone?
nice plugins, thanks for shaing.. i choose lightbox to test on my site..
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I’m surprised you haven’t found the superslider-show plugin which uses slideshow2/mootools java script.
http://wp-superslider.com/superslider-show you might want to add it to your list.
I have been using “featured content gallery” on my travel website. I like the end effect and that there is no requirement to resize etc.
I will check out the NextGen plugin now.
From what I can tell, Next GEN is the only real Gallery plugin. The others just add script or modify the WordPress built in gallery uploader or output.
Nice entry. I also suggest Sidebar Photoblog a simpler (but powerful enough) plugin for begginers.
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Being mainly a Joomla user, the gallery componenet I use most is Joomgallery. It’s very flexible and has a lot of features, but can be very hard to understand the admin of it. As for chagning the look of it, you need coding knowledge really.
I’m considering moving to wordpress, as I hear that it’s more user friendly for the ‘non- technical’ amongst us.
Can anyone recommend this, or am I barking up the wrong tree ?
NextGen Gallery is the best plugin for me!!!
If I have to choose only one, that would be it
nice, really nice!
Nextgen is no doubt the best.. the lightbox gallery is surprisingly looking good…
@Tommie Hansen:- Hi Tommie You could try lazyest gallery
I was wondering if anyone can tell me where can I get a plug-in for the voting functionality that is used on this site. Thank you very much
Next Gen is the best WordPress plugin on the Internet. I highly recommend it to anyone using digital images on their blog.
@Max:- You can use the lightbox effect with Nextgen Gallery 🙂
I am currently using NextGen, will there be any conflict with older post if i change to lightbox gallery? Anyone tried before?
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There is yet to be a really effective image gallery where you store the images on your own server.
Nextgen Gallery is still too much of a hassle when inserting large amount of images in different galleries, it’s a pity that it’s the only viable choice currently.
WordPress gallery in this blog is very useful and beautiful.
I still dont know which one to use. They all seem great tho.
Just wondering if any of the plugins featured support multiple categories? I remember testing out NextGEN and did like it, but alas there was no support for multiple categories at the time. Not sure if there is now?
i like lightbox gallery plugin, looks very awesome, gonna try it now with my blog. Thanks jai for letting us know some of galery plugin.
“Shashin” is also very good for Picasaweb images and it has many options.
The Nexgen gallery is really cool, especially with the smooth gallery mod. It makes for a great way to showcase something.
How about Plogger? Does that compare to the software listed here? You can get a 3rd party wordpress plugin, too.
Just to get this overview is a great help!
I’ve been trying out NextGen gallery for some time, but have some minor problems. No doubt it’s an incredible plugin, but now I can try out some others.
We’ll see where this ends :o)
@PIF:- Hi PIF,
Lazyest Gallery can read existig uploaded images.
Which one of them is able to read in existing uploaded images?
This is the biggest problem I have with WP – existing uploaded images cannot be found by other image plugins.
Here you can see the NextGen Gallery plugin @ work in my site: http://www.georgelangenberg.com/info/gallery/
I see the gallery images on your site. When I click on them you get that nice window with the next and prev links on either side. I have NextGen installed but I don’t seem to get that, when you click on the image it closes. How did you get that???
Very Good Article.
I like all these Gallery plugins,
can anyone help suggest a gallery to show second hand cars? i.e on each post have 5 images of the car, thanx
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