We all need that one gallery plug-in that will complete the look of our websites. While there is no scarcity of website galleries to choose from, you need to find something that offers ease of use, intuitive interface and useful features that will help you come up with beautiful and stunning galleries.
In this post, we give you 9 website gallery plug-ins to choose from: packed with awesome features and are sure to give justice to your photographs!
1. Upfront Gallery
Upfront won’t fail you when it comes to beautiful and chic galleries. It has the elements that will allow you to style and experiment on how your gallery should look like. But what makes it one of the real deals is its ease of use. You can easily add the gallery onto your page by just dragging it wherever you want to display it. You also just need to drag and drop the photos you want to display.
Upfront also gives you the freedom to adjust the boarders, padding, caption and thumbnail settings according to how you like it. If you want to be more stylish, you can work with custom CSS for further fine tuning.
2. Foo Gallery
Foo Gallery is a superb gallery plug-in that is very responsive and user-friendly. It comes with a drag and drop functionality making it easier to upload photos via stunning lightboxes. It is very flexible and will let you add video galleries easily.
Foo Gallery features NextGEN import tool, multiple gallery templates, shortcodes, custom CSS, and FooBox support among others. You can also unlock more customization capabilities by extending the gallery with a couple of extensions.
3. TZ Plus Gallery
Looking for a gallery that will let you exhibit your photos from your social media pages? TZ Plus Gallery got you covered. It is 100% responsive, simple and easy to use. What makes it truly amazing is it bridges the gap between your website and social media. It will let you showcase the photos and albums from your Google+, Facebook, Instagram, and Flickr to name a few.
TZ Plus Gallery comes with stunning layouts and useful features to help you build a creative and eye-catching website gallery. Give it a try!
4. NextGen Gallery
NextGen Gallery is extremely popular with the fact that it is being used by over a million websites. It has an intuitive interface and you can easily add photos to the plug-in by choosing from the Media Library or by uploading from your computer. It will even let you set up albums if you need to group galleries together.
NextGen Gallery comes with a Visual Editor and has a feature where you can choose how to exhibit your gallery: slider, thumbnails, tag cloud or image browser. Moreover, you can either use the Basic Compact or the Basic Extended to display your albums.
5. Lazyest Gallery Plugin
Lazyest Gallery Plugin has a caching functionality and is very easy to set up. It will automatically create a gallery that has folders, sub folders, slide shows and thumbnail pages. You can also add comments, captions and descriptions to the gallery. Its other features include unlimited images, nested folders, and custom fields.
Lazyest Gallery is a perfect fit if you are looking for a plug-in that you want to put in your footer, slider or in any area of your website that has a limited space. But don’t think for one second that you can’t extend this gallery; you sure can using add-ons and widgets.
6. Portfolio Gallery
Portfolio Gallery is known for being highly responsive and in ensuring that images load quickly. It will give you galleries that are attractive and will let you add lightboxes to your posts and pages. You can also add links and descriptions to each image and edit captions as well.
Portfolio Gallery also features various options on how your gallery should look: sliders, standard thumbnail view, masonry, lightbox and pop up content.
7. Grand Flagallery
Grand Flagallery is definitely a must-use with its features that include a responsive design, 3D gallery skins, parallax, video player, mp3 player, background music, Nivo slider, banner rotator and a lot more. It is definitely not an ordinary plug-in as you will get a stunning and professional-looking gallery out of it.
Grand Flagallery is a great choice if your photographs are more of events that need brief descriptions or products you are trying to market to your visitors. Technical wise, the gallery plug-in is mobile-friendly and SEO optimized.
8. WP Photo Album Plus
If you want a gallery plug-in that will let your visitors leave comments on your photos, WP Photo Album Plus will do the work for you. It is a powerful plug-in that has an array of customization options allowing you to have an interactive, creative and neat gallery.
WP Photo Album Plus is unique in the sense that it has widgets for Photo of the Day, top ten photos, recently uploaded photos, photo ratings, and more. You can also add alt text, tags and descriptions to each photo and copy or move photos from one album to another.
9. Envira Gallery
It comes as no surprise that Envira Gallery is highly responsive because it was developed with a mobile-first approach. It is also easy to use and with navigable user interface where you can choose gallery layouts, animations, and thumbnail sizes for your images. It will also allow you to add meta tags.
Envira Gallery has useful features including social sharing, gallery templates, video, image protection, slideshow, albums, fullscreen mode, deep linking, and more.
These are just 9 of the best and must-use gallery plug-ins that you can add to your website, and certainly there are still others that we miss on this list. Whatever you will choose, always consider your visitors: the gallery must meet their taste and needs. And of course, it should also cater to your line of business or interest. Good luck!