We're lucky to have a very active community of both users and developers around NextGEN Gallery, due largely to the fact that it's been the most popular gallery plugin for WordPress since 2007. Even here at Imagely, we have a hard time keeping track of all the plugins that have been created or improved over the last couple of years for NextGEN Gallery users. So we decided to compile a comprehensive list for ourselves. We figured we'd share it with the rest of the community as well.
If you're a developer with a NextGEN Gallery extension plugin, or a plugin that offers integration with NextGEN, and you're not listed below, please feel free to send us a not.
**PLEASE NOTE: These are THIRD PARTY plugins. We don't maintain or support them and haven't tested them ourselves enough to make recommendations. Use at your discretion, and if you have issues, contact the plugin creators.**
Check out our own extensions for NextGEN Gallery. Click here.
Just in case we are behind up updating this list, you can also search for NextGEN in the WordPress directory to find other free extensions.
- PREMIUM. Fotomoto WordPress Plugin. Allows integration of WordPress with Fotomoto. Fotomoto turns your photoblog, into an online boutique, a fully enabled e-commerce site, and it has NextGEN integration.
- WordPress Simple Paypal Shopping Cart. Easy to use the PayPal shopping cart plugin that can be easily integrated with the NextGen Gallery plugin to sell images from your gallery via Paypal.
- Simple Parspal Shopping Cart. Easy to use ParsPal shopping cart Plugin that can be easily integrated with NextGen Gallery.
NEXTGEN GALLERY DISPLAYS
- PREMIUM. NextGEN Gallery Fancyboxer. NextGEN Gallery Fancyboxer automatically integrates the fantastic Fancybox lightbox effect with your NextGEN
galleries,and provides an all-inclusive Fancybox styling interface with over 30 different options for truly unique customizations.
- PREMIUM. FooBox. Responsive Image Lightboxes with Built-In Social Sharing. "Using the ultra-popular NextGen Gallery plugin? FooBox has got your back with built-in support for NextGen Gallery single images as well as galleries."P
- PREMIUM. Justified Image Grid. Transform your gallery into a
responsive responsivejustified grid and using yourNextGEN thumbnails. Similar to Flickr / Google+ / Google image search.
- PREMIUM. RoyalSlider. RoyalSlider is responsive content slider plugin with touch-swipe navigation that integrates with your NextGEN Galleries.
- Nextgen Scroll Gallery. A WordPress Plugin that allows you to use the Mootools ScrollGallery from
BMo-design on your NextGen galleries. To use, copy the '[ scrollGallery id=xxx ]' tag in your post an replace'xxx' with the NextGEN Gallery id.
- NGG Image Rotation. This is a custom module to extend NextGEN Gallery with a custom view that places the thumbnails in the left column, places a large image in the right.
- JJ NextGEN JQuery Slider. Allows you to pick a gallery from the 'NextGen Gallery' plugin to use as a 'JQuery Nivo slider'.
- JJ NextGEN JQuery Carousel. Allows you to pick a gallery from the 'NextGen Gallery' plugin to use as a 'JQuery JCarousel'.
- JJ NextGen JQuery Cycle. Allows you to pick a gallery from the 'NextGen Gallery' plugin to use with 'JQuery Cycle Lite'. Demos: http://jquery.malsup.com/cycle/lite/
- JJ NextGen Image List. Allows you to pick a gallery from the 'NextGen Gallery' plugin to list images from. You can list images vertically or horizontally.
- NextGEN Gallery Sidebar Widget. A widget to show NextGEN galleries in your sidebar.
- NGG Sidebar Widget. A widget to show NextGEN galleries listed in your sidebar.
- NextGEN Gallery ColorBoxer. One-click ColorBox lightbox integration with NextGEN Gallery. Only loads when a gallery shortcode is present.
- NextGen Oqey Skins Lite. NextGen Oqey Skins Lite is an add-on for oQey Gallery plugin that
allow to useoQey Skins for NextGen gallery.
- NextGen Cooliris Gallery. Easily embed Cooliris Galleries using your NextGen galleries or albums via shortcode.
- PS Rotator. Allows you to pick a gallery named as 'rotator' from the 'NextGen Gallery' plugin to use it as images rotator on your site.
- ZMT Fancybox.
Pluginadds fancyboxcode to WP header and footer. This plugin is designed for NextGen Gallery. You can use multiple galleries on pages.
- jQuery Colorbox. Works out-of-the-box with WordPress Galleries and NextGEN Gallery. To use with NextGEN, choose no effect in NextGEN settings.
- WP Simple Viewer. Allows you to easily create SimpleViewer galleries with WordPress. 2.3.1 Added support for NextGEN galleries as
- Easy Nivo Slider. Adds Nivo Slider to a post/page with no coding. Builds sliders from
a post images, featured images in posts, or from NextGen galleries.
- WunderSlider Gallery. WunderSlider Gallery turns default WordPress and NextGEN galleries into responsive fullscreen and embedded WunderSlider slideshows. WunderSlider Gallery also supports NextGEN Gallery to embed any gallery as a WunderSlider using the [ wunderslider_nggallery ] shortcode or by enabling it as the default renderer for the [
nggallery] shortcode. See demo at:http://wunderslider.com/wordpress/nextgen-gallery/.
- WP Supersized. Displays a
full screenbackground slideshow in any page/post. Choose images from the WP Media Gallery, NextGEN Gallery, a folder, or an XML file.
- OrangeBox. OrangeBox is a lightweight, cross-browser, automated jQuery lightbox script. To
- Carousel-of-post-images. Fully integrated
jcarouselImage Gallery plugin for WordPress to allow quick and easy galleries built from the images attached to posts. Integrates with other galleries (such as NextGen) to reuse the jcarouseland jquery without clashes.
- SideNails. SideNails allow you to display a list of the last posts with a thumbnail, in a widget. The images used to make the thumbnails can be from the post'media library, a post'featured image, a NextGen Gallery linked to the
post,or a custom fieldswhere you setupthe link to this image.
- PhotoSwipe. Automatically use Photoswipe to navigate NextGEN galleries when using a mobile browser
- BMo Expo. Allows you to replace default
wordpressgalleries and NextGEN galleries with beau
SOCIAL MEDIA PLUGINS
- PREMIUM. Social Gallery Photo Viewer. Social Gallery Plugin is a way to engage visitors to your WordPress blog by adding lightbox which features social media buttons (Facebook like, Facebook Send,
' s‘Pin it’, Twitters ‘Tweet This’) as well as Facebook or Disqus Comments. Requires a setting adjustment.
- PREMIUM. FooBox. Responsive Image Lightboxes with Built-In Social Sharing. "Using the ultra-popular NextGen Gallery plugin? FooBox has got your back with built-in support for NextGen Gallery single images as well as galleries."
- Flexo-social-gallery. Display Facebook like and comment functionality for each photo separately within your NextGEN Galleries. For more and demo: http://www.flexostudio.com/flexo-social-gallery.html. In addition to
NextGENgallery, this plugin requires flexo-facebook-manager
- Facebook Like Thumbnail. Fixes the problem of random thumbnails used by Facebook when someone likes/shares. Now supports Nextgen gallery when not using the slideshow mode.
PLUGINS FOR OPTIMIZING NEXTGEN
- Imagify. This plugin, made by the same team who makes WP Rocket Cache, has deep integration with NextGEN Gallery, preserves the original backups integrity while optimizing front end displayed images as well as thumbnails and cached images.
- WP Smush.it NextGEN Gallery Integration. This is a very basic integration made by popular request: the only thing it does is smushes new images. We don't use NextGEN Gallery, so anyone wanting more functionality (re-smush, bulk smush, etc...) is encouraged to dive in and contribute.
- EWWW Image Optimizer. Reduce image file sizes and improve performance for images within WordPress including NextGEN Gallery. Uses jpegtran, optipng, and gifsicle.
- The Bar Steward. Some plugins like to embed themselves into the default WordPress admin bar. Some developers and their clients dislike this. Plug-ins that do this are: Yoast WordPress SEO, CDN Synch Tool, NextGen Gallery, BackWPup, Social Metrics, Ultimate Security Checker. Remove all or any of these from your admin bar with this plugin.
- NGINX Manager. Easily purge Nginx cache. Each time a post is modified clear the cached version of the page and of all the related page. Support NextGEN.
SMART PHONE INTEGRATIONS
Did you know NextGEN Gallery is fully compatible with mobile devices?
WPJaipho. Extends native WordPress image gallery and NextGEN Gallery with optimized support for iPhone and iPad users
OTHER NEXTGEN-SPECIFIC PLUGINS
- PREMIUM. Mojdeh eCard. Mojdeh is a WordPress Plugin that converts NextGEN Galleries to a powerful easy yet greeting / eCard / Postcard website.
- PREMIUM. WP NextGEN Gallery Search. Offers capability to search NextGEN Gallery and returns images. You can search by keyword which may be tag, description or name or anything related NextGEN Gallery.
- NextGEN gallery TinyMCE description editor. Adds a visual editor for gallery descriptions.
- NextGEN Search Engine by Alex Rabe. Allows you to search NextGEN library via filenames, captions, tags, etc.
- NextGEN Gallery Voting. This plugin adds the ability for users to vote on NextGEN Galleries and Images. A few basic options give the ability to limit who can vote on what.
- User Access Manager – NextGEN Gallery Extension. This plugin allows you to use the User Access Manager-Plugin to control the access for the NextGEN Galley-Plugin. You can lock Albums, Galleries
- NextGEN Gallery Custom Fields. Creates the ability to quickly and easily add custom fields to NextGEN Galleries and Images.
- Advanced Custom Fields NextGEN Gallery Field Add-on. NextGEN Gallery Field add-on. Adds a NextGEN Gallery Field to Advanced Custom Fields. Select one or more NextGEN Galleries and assign them to the post.
- NextGEN Gallery geo. NextGEN Gallery geo is a
flexibeplugin, displaying beautiful maps with your photos by using EXIF Data or geocoding.
- NextGEN Download Gallery. Add a template to NextGEN Gallery to provide multiple-file downloads for trade/media galleries.
- NextGEN Gallery Image Chooser. Comfortable Image Chooser for the NextGEN Gallery, based on g2image.
- NextGEN Image Cropper. NextGEN Image Cropper extends the NextGen Gallery plugin to allow cropping of images.
- NextGEN TinyMce Description. NextGEN TinyMce Description
addnative tinymceto nextgen gallery picture description.
- Tag Suggestions for NextGEN Gallery. This plugin provides Tag suggestions (from all existing Tags) when tagging images in NextGen Gallery.
- NextGEN Gallery Powertags. Extension to simplify the image filtering, providing a simple way to filter the gallery images with their own tags.
OTHER THIRD PARTY PLUGIN WITH NEXTGEN INTEGRATION
- oik. Creates and support shortcodes for displaying content. Added support and syntax information for NextGEN short codes like [
nggallery] and[ ngslideshow] for co-existence of NextGen gallery and Slideshow Gallery Pro.
- WP GPX Maps. Draws a
gpxtrack with altitude graph. You can also display your nextgen gallery images in the map.
- AutoNav Graphical Navigation and Gallery Plugin. Creates customizable lists/tables of text/thumbnails/links to posts, pages, taxonomies, attachments, custom post types, and image directories
.Newfilters for extensions like NextGEN Gallery thumbnail support, and for taxonomy-imagesplugin.
- Rich Text Tags. The Rich Text Tags Plugin allows you to edit tag, category, and taxonomy descriptions using WordPress'
built inWYSIWYG editor. Hassupport for NextGEN Gallery.
- FPW Category Thumbnails. Assigns a thumbnail based on
categoryid/ thumbnail mapping to a post / pagewhen the post is created or updated. Built-in FPW Post Thumbnails. IDs from NextGen Gallery must be entered with ngg- prefix, so ID 230 should be entered as ngg-230. File names of authors' pictures in NextGen gallery must follow this naming convention: 'id.jpg' where 'id' is author's user id. The name of NextGengallery must be 'authors'.