The Best WordPress Gallery Plugin

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Looking for the perfect WordPress gallery plugin for your website? Want an attractive and user-friendly way of displaying your portfolio or the photos from your last office party? There is a wide array of WordPress gallery plugins on the Internet, and it’s hard to know which one you’ll like best without installing and trying each plugin, which can take up a lot of time, and money, if you start to delve into premium plugins. So I have done the work and found the number one WordPress gallery plugin on the Internet, with the most downloads, best ratings, reviews and overall performance.

NextGEN Gallery is by far the best and most popular WordPress gallery plugin out there. With over 7 million downloads and almost 2,000 5-star ratings, it is one of the most popular plugins of all time in the WordPress Plugin Directory. It even has its own blog! NextGEN Gallery is completely free, and has dozens of customization options and features. These features include an AJAX-based thumbnail generator, fully integrated slideshow plus a plethora of modification options, JavaScript effects on images, image tag support, XML Sitemaps support, ability to group galleries into albums, mass image upload, etc.

NextGEN Gallery has been the top WordPress gallery plugin for years, and with its reputation a massive community of users and developers has grown and is still growing along with the plugin’s thousands of daily downloads. Also as a result, a huge amount of third party extension plugins for NextGEN cropped up, and more are created on the regular. Click here to see the full list of NextGEN Gallery extension plugins. These add so many extra customization options that you can tinker around with basically any possible feature, making this a good plugin for those who may want to take their gallery modification a few steps further.

NextGEN Gallery holds the title of “best WordPress gallery plugin” for many reasons–it’s great for both beginners and advanced users, it’s by far the most popular with a huge community of users, and what with all its features plus the option of installing as many extension plugins as you wish, you can customize your gallery down to every last detail. So what are you waiting for, try it out and see for yourself!


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