WordPress is by far the most popular blogging platform and anyone using it would have surely found a need for an effective and working WordPress Gallery plugin at some point of time. In this post, I will try to analyze and list out some of the best WordPress Gallery plugins available currently!

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Top 10 WordPress Gallery Plugins

1. NextGEN Gallery Plugin

NextGEN Gallery is a full integrated Image Gallery plugin for WordPress with a Flash slideshow option. It allows you to add image effects, custom templates for your theme. You can even move images between galleries. It also provides other useful functions like watermarking and zip upload.


2. Cincopa WordPress Plugin

Cincopa Content Gallery creates an automated, fully customizable image gallery, slideshows, video and music playlists anywhere within your WordPress site. Choose your videos, images and music and display skin, pages or posts with custom overlay text and a rotating thumbnail belts. It supports iPhone/iPod and smart phones.


3. WP Photo Album

This plugin is designed to easily manage and display your photo albums within your WordPress site. It gives you the option to setup albums and categories – and upload photos via the WordPress backend.


4. Picasna WordPress Plugin

Picasna enables you to present your photos in a stylish and easy-to-browse way on your WordPress Blog. You can upload photos unswervingly to Picasa Web Albums and they will emerge on your web page in seconds.


5. Flickr Photo Album

This Flickr plugin for WordPress will allow you to pull in your Flickr photosets and display them as albums on your WordPress site. There is a pretty simple template provided which you can customize to 100% match the look and feel of your own site. There are options to allow you to hook it up with a number of different Lightbox-style popup overlay display libraries. Third party commenting services such as Disqus are also supported, allowing your visitors to comment on your photos without hopping over to Flickr.com.


6. SuperSlider-Show

SuperSlider-Show is your Animated show plugin that uses Mootools 1.2 javascript to replace your gallery with a Slideshow. Highly configurable, theme based design, css based animations, auto minithumbnail creation. Shortcode system on post and page screens to make each slideshow unique. Degrades gracefully with javascript turned off, or plugin removed / disabled.


7. 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.


8. Media Library Gallery

Media Library Gallery automatically creates a gallery with every images posts have in attachment. It supports thickbox as well.


9. PhotoSmash Galleries

PhotoSmash Galleries plugin allows you to create user contributable photo galleries in WordPress posts and pages with extensive options. It lets you control who can upload images: Admin only, Authors & Contributors or registered users and higher. You can receive email alerts for new images that need to be moderated.


10. Page Flip Image Gallery

Image Gallery with Page Flip effects for your blog where you can upload Images from FTP folder. It has features like zoom, full screen mode etc.


Honorable mentions –

Which one you use? Which is your favorite?


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  • http://www.niharsworld.com/ Nihar

    Raju, Great share.

    Thanks. will try some of them.

  • Harshad

    These plugins would be helpful for any photoblog. I might try them in future.

    Thanks for sharing. Stumbled. :)

  • George Serradinho

    A nice list of plugins, sure to make any blog stand out. Photo blogs normally use them :)

  • http://blogsolute.com Rohit

    Nice Collection, Raju. These Plugins multiply the possibilities on WordPress CMS. Thanks for share!
    .-= Rohit´s last blog ..Microsoft Security Essentials leaked and available for free download =-.

  • TuSpanish

    I liked the LightBox plugin, the effect is really cool. I’m sure many of these plugins use jQuery! :)

  • http://www.thirdeyereiki.com Reiki

    Excellent information. Finding a few such solutions has taken hours in the past.

    Thank u.

  • http://www.suggest.ws Jeevan | Suggest Web Sites

    Lightbox is my favourite but it wouldn’t be to those who want to make money with Ad Impressions. Great post.

  • Melanie

    Thanks so much for the great summary. I have been looking for a great gallery plug-in for one of my clients and this gives me several good choices to test.

  • http://www.VarRaja.com pallav bhatt

    Very good information, thanks a lot.

  • Nurdin

    Useful summary of wordpress gallery plugin. But I’m looking somethink like carousel gallery. Where admin of wordpress only fills the url of images and on main page appears slideshow gallery.

  • ravi

    A nice list of plugins, sure to make any blog stand out.

  • Scott Pelland

    Thanks, Raju. This should point me in the right direction to find a gallery solution for my site. I’ve also tried some of the sidebar widget galleries, but with modest success. I’d love to hear your thoughts on those, as well.

  • josh

    Thanks for the writeup, Raju. One interesting note: picasna requires PHP 5, so those hosts that are stuck on PHP4 will get a really nasty error message if they try to use the plugin. Otherwise, the design looks pretty cool: it filters on a picasa web album link and replaces it with a widget. Nice design!

  • http://www.aliend.com Aliend

    Thanks so much for the great summary. I have been looking for a great gallery plug-in for one of my clients and this gives me several good choices to test.

  • YAS

    Thank’s for shering this useful info! im going to choose nextgen..

  • Liongress

    Hi, I found another cool flash photo galleries plugin for WordPress. Named GRAND Flash Album Gallery – multi category flash skin based photo gallery with powerful admin. I used it in my blog. There are so many different settings. You can adjust the color scheme for your blog as you wish. There are many different skins. You can present your photo gallery in a wonderful way, there is a full-screen mode. This is a very cool plugin.

  • http://www.RoyalGlassaz.com Justin

    Thanks a ton for the plugin info! I have been searching through tons of plugins looking for a good one to use on my new blog. Thanks for the comprehensive list!

  • sima

    awsome share thanks alot will be very useful

  • Bex

    Very useful list, thanks. Have just published unboxing photos and was looking for a way to make them into a slideshow. Definitely a couple on this list I’ll be tryin :)

  • Dhana

    Useful info. Thanks. Is there any plugin which has both image and video provision together?

  • Mrigank

    Thanks for the info. Is there any plugin which will display the images one after the other, to account for maximum impressions/pageviews and not show the user all the thumbs upfront for him to choose what to click on.

    I am asking this because I need to used slideshows with text attached, in a manner where i weave a story from the first image to the last.

  • Shain

    Thanks for a great list

  • Suhaana

    Well Thats Great List! Next Gen is great

    fancy Flickr is should be included as it saves bandwidth

  • NextBlogger

    wooww I confuse to choose … but I prefere nextgen. I use it :)

  • http://www.quality3dmodels.net Free 3d models

    Those all are good plugin but i like NextGEN Gallery Plugin, its very good gallery plugin.

  • http://urbanislandz.com urbanislandz

    nexgen is good but at times can be buggy to configure to fit you. overall a good list

  • Carol

    Thanks very much for another great post. I am always searching for great WordPress tips to recommend to my own readers.
    Thanks for creating this post. It’s exactly what I was looking for. Truly fantastic post.

  • Facebook Developer

    Thanks for this great list. I was also looking for a photo contest rating plugin. So thank. I use a lightbox plugin which transforms the normal wordpress gallery into a beautiful lightbox thing. I like it a lot

  • Ravi

    Great collection,
    Testing few of these for my blog.
    Thank you.

  • ilham ali

    I has been using nextgen for quite a while really nice, although hard to customizing.

  • http://thriveweb.com.au/ Dean

    I have released a new gallery plugin. Check it out here http://thriveweb.com.au/blog/photospace-wordpress-gallery-plugin/

  • John

    There is a new super nice gallery, called oQey Gallery which I found on http://oqeysites.com/wp-flash-slideshow-iphone-ipod-ipad-compatible/
    I think it’s the best one.

  • Portal Muslimah

    Wow what a great tool! Tks

  • FurnitueBag

    PhotoSmash Galleries is a neat plugin, however it is no longer supported. It had many options that I needed, but the plugin is trying to do way to much. sad.

  • Centino

    Media Library really cool
    but I’ve found another cool WP plugin, include Page Flip tool:

  • http://gsalerts.blogspot.com/ gsalerts

    Hi! Thanks for this post. I have been searching for good wp plugins for my website. I guess i’ll have to try each one of them. thanks again!

  • mark

    Great list. I will recommend http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-gallery-plugin/ great plugin created using Jquery Nivo Slider.

  • suresh

    Thnak you very much. this post useful for me

  • http://www.kinocreative.co.uk Seth Ridley

    I’m posting to let you know that we’ve just today released a new free sidebar plugin – the Kino Gallery. It’s worht posting here as it provides good gallery functionlity with a bit of a twist.

    It enables users to create a simple sidebar thumbnail gallery which then opens up a larger image into the main column. It’s stylish, easy to use, and simple to customise.

    Anyway, if you’re interested please check it out at http://www.kinocreative.co.uk/plugins. There is also a new support forum at http://www.support.kinocreative.co.uk.

    Let us know what you think.

  • option

    Can anyone suggest, i want to show my post on home page in a gallery look, each post from single category.

  • http://www.lakewoodmedia.co.uk Adam Haworth

    Great list, NextGen still manages to remain on top for me.

  • Jai

    thank you for your collection, you have saved a lot of my time..

  • Jason

    Does anyone know how to post links on the next gen gallery plugin? Great post!