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Image galleries or photo galleries are very common and the best method to any other site to showcase their images/photos no matter what type of business you are. Today’s WordPress Wednesday post we features 10 wordpress image gallery plugins. In This excellent collection you’ll find 5 free and 5 premium version plugins..

Free Plugins

1. NextGEN Gallery

NextGEN Gallery is a full integrated Image Gallery plugin for WordPress with a slideshow option. Before I started writing the plugin I studied all the existing image and gallery plugins for WordPress. Some of them are really good and well designed, but the gap is filled was a simple administration system at the back end which can also handle multiple galleries.

2. GRAND FIAgallery

GRAND FlAGallery is a Photo Gallery, Video Gallery, Music Album & Banner Rotator plugin with powerfull admin to manage your media content

3. Awesome Flickr Gallery

Awesome Flickr Gallery is a simple, fast and light plugin to create a gallery of your Flickr photos on your WordPress enabled website. This plugin aims at providing a simple yet customizable way to create clean and professional looking Flickr galleries.

4. Lazyest Gallery

Maybe the easiest Gallery plugin for WordPress, This gallery basically needs just two settings: Your image directory and your gallery page. Lazyest Gallery automatically creates a photo gallery with folders, sub folders, thumbnail pages and slide shows.

5. Shutter Reloaded

Shutter Reloaded is an image viewer for your website that works similarly to Lightbox, Thickbox, etc. but is under 10KB in size and does not require any external libraries.

It has many features: resizing large images if the window is too small to display them with option to show the full size image, combining images in sets, redrawing the window after resizing, pre-loading of neighbour images for faster display and very good browser compatibility.

Premium Plugins

1. WordPress Full Screen Gallery – $7

WordPress Full Screen Gallery turns your normal and boring built-in gallery of WordPress into a fullscreen gallery with the support for thumbnail, caption!

It actually utilise the power of short code which is a buil-in feature of WordPress. Normally when we clicked on thumbnail of default gallery we go to attachment page or the picture itself. But after installing this plugin, when a thumbnail is clicked, a full screen gallery to show to vistiors

2. Minimy – Premium WordPress Gallery – $15

Minimy is a premium jQuery plugin delivered both as a standalone plugin and as a WordPress shortcode.  It has a minimalistic design but it’s loaded with tons of features that allow you to spice up your website in a matter of minutes. The admin panel from the WP version allows you to easily create and manage all of your galleries and also change the skins in a really easy way.

3. PhotoShow for WordPress – $8

PhotoShow is a plugin for WordPress and jQuery that makes it easy to add elegant style to a WordPress photo gallery with with a simple shortcode ([photoshow]).

4. The Wall Media Gallery WordPress Plugin – $15

“The Wall” is the ultimate interactive media gallery for your site presentation. Now for WordPress! Contains: neat effects for your presentations, powered by jQuery, it works with all media, not only images- inline content, videos, audios, divs with text -all are supported lightbox.

5. WordPress Media Gallery – Ken Burns Effect – $18

WordPress Media Gallery is the ultimate gallery for your WordPress site. It supports any kind of content from simple images to advanced inline content to videos. Because of this, it can be used not only as a gallery, but also as a slider, banner rotator, video gallery and more! This is the only gallery you will ever need!


WordPress Wednesday – 10 Best WordPress Gallery Plugins


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