Top 10 WordPress Gallery Plugins

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Top 10 WordPress Gallery PluginsImages add life to a website. There are a number of WordPress gallery plugins that you can choose from.

Here are the top 10 WordPress gallery plugins:

1. jPages pagination for WordPress

jPages provides the best pagination for galleries, comments and other similar content. Pagination turns images into a gallery.

There are various features of the jPages pagination for WordPress plugin. This plugin is fully responsive and will adapt to any device. jPages is also a simple theme, and simple to implement plugin, with a small file size. This plugin supports the following browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Safari, iOS, Android, and IE7+.

2. Heroic Gallery Manager

Heroic is an enhanced gallery manager that aids photographers, photo bloggers, as well as other creative people. Heroic offers an improved drag and drop gallery manager that offers improved workflow and functionality.

This plugin combines the perfect features of the WordPress media manager, with a gallery management tool that is not only simplified, but flexible as well.

You can easily create and manage your galleries with the help of the Hero Themes Gallery Manager. Other interesting things that you can do with this gallery manager include: drag and drop, upload, edit, and re-order to view simple yet powerful gallery views.

With this plugin, you can upload all of your images from one screen. You can also sort and rename images, as well as add gallery descriptions and captions.

This plugin thereby gives more control and flexibility, compared to other gallery plugins.

Such excellent features, and ease of use, is what makes the Hero Gallery Manager one of the best gallery creation and management tools available for WordPress.

3. WP Photo Album Plus

The WordPress Photo Album Plus plugin smoothly manages and displays photo albums. This plugin also manages slideshows, both in single, and network WordPress sites. Among the various admin features of this plugin include: creating and managing photo albums, uploading photos, importing photos, customizing settings, sidebar widget, and help and info. This plugin also offers translations in many languages. With the help of the WP Photo Album Plus Plugin, you can create a number of sub-albums, along with creating numerous albums without any limitation. You can also have complete control over the display sizes of the photos, and the order of albums. Another interesting thing about this plugin is that your visitors of your site can run a slideshow with a single mouse click from the photos in an album. You can adjust almost all appearance settings without the need of any PHP, HTML, or CSS knowledge.

4. Easy Media Gallery

With the Easy Media Gallery plugin you can easily create portfolios and photo galleries on your WordPress site. It offers a plethora of options to display content, such as gallery sets, photo albums, image galleries, grid galleries, multiple photo albums, sliders, google street view, and more.

The Easy Media Gallery is one of the best gallery plugins, and the reason is evident in the fact that over 142,000 sites are already using it. Not only for images, you can also use it to display videos. The Free Version comes with some limitations. To enjoy complete features, you need to buy the Pro Version.

5. Gallery

With the Gallery plugin, you can implement a gallery page into your website. In fact, you can implement as many galleries into your website as you want with this plugin. You can also add multiple pictures and descriptions for every single gallery with the help of this plugin. You can show them all in a single page and view each one of the galleries separately. You can also upload HQ images with the Gallery plugin.

The combination of regular updates, and ease of use, in addition to efficient functionality, make this plugin the best one for your site.

6. NextGen Gallery

With over 7.5 million downloads, NextGen Gallery is one of the most popular WordPress gallery plugins, as well as one of the most popular WordPress plugins of all time. NextGen Gallery presents a strong engine that allows uploading, managing and displaying galleries of images. It also possesses the ability to batch upload as well as import meta data. It also does adding, deleting, rearranging and sorting of images. Other features of this plugin include edit thumbnails, group galleries into albums, and much more.

The plugin comes with two front-end display styles. Both display styles offer many options. With these options you cannot only control size, style and timing, but other things like transitions, controls and lightbox effects can also be organized with it. This plugin released a major update in July 2013 in the form of NextGen Gallery 2.0, which has a fully reworked interface. Along with this, this plugin has also got ‘Pro’ upgrade.

7. Grand Flagallery – Photo Gallery Plugin

Another interesting WordPress Gallery Plugin is the Grand Flagallery plugin, which is a very strong media gallery content plugin. This is a popular Photo Gallery and Video Gallery plugin. It also provides Music Album and Banner Rotator plugins that provide strong admin tools to manage the media content of your site. It also provides an easy interface, which enables smooth handling of photos, image galleries, audio, and video galleries.

This is an iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, and Desktop friendly photo gallery, which means you can upload and manage your photo and image galleries, anywhere. It’s also contains easy SEO optimization features.

Grand Flagallery enables you to upload images, create music, and video playlists. It will also help you create photo galleries, add descriptions as well as group pictures in a photo slideshow. The best part is that it can be done for each image, mp3 or video.

This is a full-screen mobile friendly gallery slideshow with touch control. You can even add background music in the gallery for desktop browsers.

8. Social Gallery Lite

Regarded as the Ultimate Social Lightbox Plugin for WordPress, the Social Gallery Lite is the Lite Version of this plugin. In terms of features, it’s not as packed as the Social Gallery Pro, yet it has some great ones. If you’re planning to test Social Gallery on a very low budget, or in fact zero budget, this is the best plugin to try. All you need to do is “Download Version 2.2.3” and get started. This suite of plugins has been acquired by Epicplugins and is continuing the development. Version 3 of the Social Gallery Pro has been released with a load of new features, such as image tagging, and improved functionality. The usual powerful features are also available.

Some of the other features of the Social Gallery Lite include the Ultimate Social Lightbox, Facebook-style image viewing, Super Easy Install Wizard, Works with posts, pages, widgets and themes, Facebook Likes for blog images, Facebook Comments for blog images, Light weight Javascript, Multiple browser’s supported, IE 7+, IE10, Safari 3+, iOS Safari, Chrome 3+, Firefox 3+, Opera 10+, and 5 Preset Compatibility “Modes”.

But the best thing is that it is free.

9. Fancy Gallery

The receiver of the “Famous Software” Award, the Fancy Gallery plugin connects linked images and galleries with the jQuery Fancybox. It’s a state of the art WordPress Gallery Plugin. This plugin can be used to create and handle image galleries on your WordPress page backend, while presenting them to the visitors of your website. It also transfers the Fancy Image Box to your WordPress. The main features of the Fancy Gallery version include Fancy LightBox support for all linked images on your website, Manage Galleries separated from Posts or Pages, Gallery Taxonomies to categorize all your images, fully compatible with all existing themes with archive template, template engine to display your galleries, Gallery archives and RSS Feed support, and clean and easy-to-use user interfaces.

10. JSJ Gallery Slideshow

With the JSJ Gallery Slideshow, you can immediately add to all your WordPress galleries. This can be done with a simple, elegant and easy-to-use slideshow. The best part is that the JSJ Gallery does this task automatically. You only have to install the plugin, and all your slideshows will be automatically converted. This plugin also allows you to change the way the slideshow is exhibited by changing settings. The various setting changes that can be done include speed, transition timeout between transitions, as well as effects. The JSJ Gallery Slideshow plugin is based on the excellent Jquery Cycle.

– Ady Sachdeva


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