we written wordpress plugin nextgen gallery review. NextGEN Gallery most downloaded gallery plugin which makes us to organize your images and galleries.
NextGEN Gallery is a most downloaded wordpress gallery plugin which makes us to manage and organize your images and galleries. There are many wordpress gallery and sideshow plugins but nextgen gallery is most used and popular in wordpress world. In every second website we need to show the gallery or sideshow. For showing gallery or sideshow, Nextgen gallery is quickest and simple solution. Every wp designers and developers first choice for gallery or sideshow is Nextgen gallery plugin.
wordpress plugin nextgen gallery review
NextGEN Gallery is the most popular WordPress gallery plugin, and one of the most popular WordPress plugins of all time, with over 7.5 million downloads.
It provides a powerful engine for uploading and managing galleries of images, with the ability to batch upload, import meta data, add/delete/rearrange/sort images, edit thumbnails, group galleries into albums, and more. It also provides two front-end display styles (sideshows and thumbnail galleries), both of which come with a wide array of options for controlling size, style, timing, transitions, controls, lightbox effects, and more.
- Very easy to install in wordpress and using Nextgen gallery is simple.
- Simple and easy gallery management tools – It has simple image upload and gallery creation interface.
- It works with custom post type very smoothly
- Support of short codes so you can easily integrate anywhere in wp site
- Easily create sideshow through NextGen gallery
- Many types of effects and JS support using multiple plugins
- There are many wordpress plugins which can adds effects to gallery or sideshow.
- If you are wordpress developer then you can easily customize the plugin and add the new effect.
- We can use Lightbox Plus, FancyBox and Lightbox-type wordpress plugins for gallery and sideshow.
- We cannot include videos in gallery or youtube video in gallery
- After upgrade of Nextgen gallery you must need to take backup of whole system because many times it will broke your website.
- WordPress new version release issue – After new wordpress release, there is no guarantee to it will work in Nextgen gallery.
- It consumes too much processor and so many database queries are fired on server.
- Poor logic programming, poor user interface, slow user interface, lot’s of queries are just some of the many bugs and bad design of application
- Performance is low it there are too many requests
- No caching support.
- No SEO support
If you have high traffic website then do not use the nextgen gallery plugin. If you have low traffic or any organization website then you should go for Nextgen gallery plugin.
There are so many supported plugins for Nextgen gallery, so you can add multiple effects using this plugin.
I used Next Gen gallery plugin for many of my sites. But there is always issue with up-gradation.
But SEO wise this plugin is not so nice.