wordpress plugin nextgen gallery review

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

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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.

disadvantages of social networking in the workplace

We written about, disadvantages of social networking in the workplace, Social networking over laptops at the workplace increased by 14 per cent in Germany, while it jumped by 10 per cent in the US.

In 2010, 29 per cent of laptop users versus 18 per cent of desktop users surveyed said they frequented these sites at work.

disadvantages of social networking in the workplace


disadvantages of social networking in the workplace
disadvantages of social networking in the workplace

For all the countries surveyed this year, laptop users who can connect to the Internet outside of the company network are more likely to share confidential information via instant messenger, web mail and social media applications than those who are always connected to a company’s network.

The percentage of employees visiting social networking sites at the workplace globally rose to 24 per cent this year from just 18 per cent in 2008, even as more companies are restricting access to such websites, a survey said.

According to a survey by global Internet content security provider Trend Micro, employees are finding ways around security roadblocks to make social networking an integral part of office-life around the world.

Social networking at workplaces globally has “steadily risen” to 24 per cent in 2010 from 19 per cent in 2008, the survey of over 1,600 full-time workers at various firms in the US, UK, Germany and Japan, revealed.

The largest increase in social networking over corporate Internet connections during the last two years was among employees in Germany, which saw a more than 10 per cent jump, and the UK, with a six per cent rise.

The survey also found that laptop users are much more likely than desktop users to visit social networking sites.

disadvantages of social networking in the workplace
disadvantages of social networking in the workplace

Globally, social networking usage via laptops went up by eight per cent from 2008 to 2010, the report stated.

How to Embed a YouTube Video in WordPress

If you want to add the youtube or google and any third-party video in wordpress. It is really easily achievable. How to Embed a YouTube Video in WordPress.

How to Embed a YouTube Video in WordPress

WordPress itself provides to upload and submit youtube video in wordpress post. Just open wordpress admin panel and click on Add new post button.

Select the From URL tab. Paste the YouTube video’s URL into the URL field. Then click the Insert into Post button.

You can change the height and width of video using following code

[ youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2Ncxw1xfck&w=320&h=240]

I suggest to use Viper’s Video Quicktags wordpress plugin. I really like this wordpress plugin for embedding the third party video in wordpress blog or post.

You can download this plugin from following URL:


This plugin give you really great control with video player and size of video player. After installing the plugin you will find the “video quicktag” option in setting tab. Screenshot as follows:

Open the add new post tab, you will find very cool options for adding the video in post.

You just need to add the video URL in the dialog box.