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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48 thoughts on “Top 10 WordPress Gallery Plugins

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

    Thanks for sharing. Stumbled. πŸ™‚

  2. Nice Collection, Raju. These Plugins multiply the possibilities on WordPress CMS. Thanks for share!
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  3. I liked the LightBox plugin, the effect is really cool. I’m sure many of these plugins use jQuery! πŸ™‚

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. 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 πŸ™‚

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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!

  17. 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.

  18. Nice article. WordPress is a great enterprise web content management solution that caters any complex business requirements. The rich set of easy to use and responsive themes and modules of WordPress CMS are capable of fulfilling any business expectations.
    For websites developed to showcase gallery of images, I feel the best theme is Uncode which is an impressive, graphically polished and seamless, ambitious and bold, engaging and dynamic, deeply creative, feature rich and search engine optimized multipurpose website theme. With its ability to integrate with large number of plugins makes it a perfect theme for showcasing beautiful and high resolution photography on site.
    Apart from This, I feel Divi, SuperSlider and Cincopa are efficient themes for this purpose.

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