The Complete List of NextGEN Gallery Extension Plugins

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We’re lucky to have a very active community of both users and developers around NextGEN Gallery. Even here at Photocrati/NextGEN, we have a hard time keeping track of all the plugins that have been created or improved over the last couple years for NextGEN 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.

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**PLEASE NOTE: These are THIRD PARTY plugins. We don’t maintain or support them, and haven’t test them ourselves enough to make recommendations. Use at your discretion, and if you have issues, contact the plugin creators.**

Plugins  with are known to be compatible with NextGEN Gallery 2.0 or later.

NEXTGEN ECOMMERCE

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NEXTGEN GALLERY DISPLAYS

  • PREMIUM. Thumbnail Gallery – NextGEN Gallery TemplateThis NextGEN Template will help you to easily add a thumbnail gallery to your WordPress website or blog. The gallery is completely customizable, resizable and is compatible with all browsers and devices (iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones).
  • PREMIUM. Wall/Grid Gallery – NextGEN Gallery TemplateThis NextGEN Template will help you to easily add a grid gallery to your WordPress website or blog. The gallery is completely customizable, resizable and is compatible with all browsers and devices (iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones).
  • PREMIUM. Thumbnail Scroller – NextGEN Gallery TemplateThis NextGEN Template will help you to easily add a Thumbnail Scroller to your WordPress website or blog. The scroller is completely customizable, resizable and is compatible with all browsers and devices (iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones).
  • PREMIUM. NextGEN Gallery FancyboxerNextGEN 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.”
  • PREMIUM. PicSmash. The power of user voting in your hands.  Plugin based off of Facemash
  • PREMIUM. Justified Image Grid.  Transform your gallery into a responsive responsive justified grid and using  your NextGEN 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 RotationThis 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.
  • WordPress NextGen GalleryView. jQuery JavaScript Gallery plugin extending NextGen Gallery’s slideshow abilities without breakage. Uses GalleryView – jQuery Content Gallery Plugin.
  • oQey Gallery. Photo Slideshow Plugin for WordPress with Video and Music capabilities. It supports importing images from NextGEN Gallery.
  • NextGen Oqey Skins Lite. NextGen Oqey Skins Lite is an add-on for oQey Gallery plugin that allow to use oQey Skins for NextGen gallery.
  • NextGen Cooliris Gallery. Easily embed Cooliris Galleries using your NextGen galleries or albums via shortcode.
  • NextGEN Gallery Slidepress XML. NextGEN Gallery Slidepress XML creates a Slidepress compatible media rss feed for NextGEN Gallery galleries or albums.
  • 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. Plugin adds fancybox code 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.
  • Easy Fancybox. Easily enable the FancyBox 1.3.4 jQuery extension on just about all media links. For NextGEN Galleries, switch OFF the FancyBox auto-gallery feature, then set the NextGen option “JavaScript Thumbnail effect” to “Custom” and fill the code line field with rel=”%GALLERY_NAME%”.
  • WP Simple Viewer. Allows you to easily create SimpleViewer galleries with WordPress. 2.3.1 Added support for NextGEN galleries as source of images.
  • 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 screen background 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 setup NextGen Gallery to use OrangeBox: 1. Click on “Options” under “Gallery” in your WordPress Dashboard (on the left) 1. Select the “Effects” tab 1. Select “Lightbox” as the JavaScript Thumbnail effect. Demos: http://davidpaulhamilton.net/orangebox/examples/.
  • Carousel-of-post-images. Fully integrated jcarousel Image 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 jcarousel and 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 fields where you setup the link to this image.
  • Better Backgrounds. Random background image every visitor session, page refresh, or timed slideshow interval. Choose between fixed full screen or scrolling background. Supports background fade effects and optionally integrates with NextGen Gallery plugin.
  • PhotoSwipe. Automatically use Photoswipe to navigate NextGEN galleries when using a mobile browser
  • BMo Expo. Allows you to replace default wordpress galleries and NextGEN galleries with beau

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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, Pinterests ‘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 NextGEN gallery, this plugin requires flexo-facebook-manager.
  • NextGEN Facebook. Adds Facebook HTML Open Graph meta tags to webpage headers, including featured images. Also includes optional Like and Send Facebook buttons. NextGEN Facebook was specifically written to support featured images located in a NextGEN Gallery, but works just as well with the WordPress Media Library. The NextGEN Gallery plugin is not required to use this plugin – all features work just as well without it.
  • Pinterest Lightbox. Add Pinterest to the NextGEN Gallery plugin.
  • Add Link to FacebookAllows you to use an image from NextGEN Gallery as a Facebook link picture. Assuming that you embed a NextGEN Gallery into a post, set the option Link Picture to First image in the post. Disable the option “Do not execute filters for texts,” but take care to check if this doesn’t result in compatibility problems with other plugins. Enable the option “Do not execute shortcodes for texts.”
  • 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.

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PLUGINS FOR OPTIMIZING NEXTGEN

  • 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.

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SMART PHONE INTEGRATIONS

  • PREMIUM. Titanium Gallery 4 in 1. This is Titanium Gallery module that is easy to integrate into your existing or new projects. Works with Android, iPhone and iPad. The different types of galleries look same in the GUI .
  • PREMIUM. News AppNews App is Native Android Application that is easy to to configure to display your blog news, images and youtube videos. It also can monetize your blog with build in AdMob Ads.
  • IPHONE APP. NextGEN Gallery iPhone AppWith NextGEN Gallery for iPhone you can manage NextGEN Galleries for multiple WordPress blogs. Just type the address, username and password and NextGEN Gallery for iPhone will verify your gallery and add your blogs to the list of blogs.
  • IPHONE APP. TinyDesk Writer for WordPress. Tinydesk Writer is an iphone app for managing any blog or website on any WordPress host. It supports NextGEN Galleries. Simply add photos from camera or camera roll directly to any gallery. Easily create new galleries and albums.  Visually select galleries, albums and images for inclusion in posts and pages. Tap to edit galleries, albums and images.
  • WPJaipho. Extends native WordPress image gallery and NextGEN Gallery with optimized support for iPhone and iPad users
    nggmanager. An Android manager for NextGEN Gallery for WordPress.

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OTHER NEXTGEN-SPECIFIC PLUGINS

  • NextGEN Search Engine by Alex Rabe. Allows you to search NextGEN library via filenames, captions, tags, etc.
  • NextGen Public Image Uploader (PUP).  This plugin will allow frontend image uploads. It will intergrate with NextGen Gallery, but it can be used as a standalone uploader as well.
  • PREMIUM. NextGEN Gallery Voting Premium. 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.  This add-on also adds the ability to edit the messages your users see during the voting process. For example, you can change the term ‘Like’, to ‘Vote’.
  • 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 and Images.
  • 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 flexibe plugin, 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 add native tinymce to nextgen gallery picture description.
  • NextGEN Query. Adds a custom function for use with NextGEN Gallery and allows removal of NextGEN Style and Scripts.
  • Tag Suggestions for NextGEN GalleryThis 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.

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OTHER THIRD PARTY PLUGIN WITH NEXTGEN INTEGRATION

  • WordPress SEO. This plugin will include NextGEN Gallery images in your XML Sitemaps so they are indexed by search engines.
  • XML Google Maps. This plugin allows you to easily insert Google Map or Google Earth Plugin Maps into your blog. If your NextGEN Gallery Images are already Geocoded (EXIF), this plugin shows your geocoded images on a map.
  • 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 gpx track 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.New filters for extensions like NextGEN Gallery thumbnail support, and for taxonomy-images plugin.
  • Rich Text Tags. The Rich Text Tags Plugin allows you to edit tag, category, and taxonomy descriptions using WordPress’ built in WYSIWYG editor. Has support for NextGEN Gallery.
  • FPW Category Thumbnails. Assigns a thumbnail based on categoryid / thumbnail mapping to a post / page when 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 NextGen gallery must be ‘authors’.

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Comments

    • Scott says

      Many of the premium plugins are only sold through CodeCanyon, however some do sell direct as well. You’d have to see if the developer has a website and sells outside of CC.

  1. jan says

    hi,

    i tested/tried/inspected a lot of the slideshow-gallery “compatible” with nextgen but i cannot find what i am looking for.
    i want:
    slideshow/image with and without thumbnail carrousel in container in page
    customizable look and position of navigation elements (outside image
    responsive, proportional, resizing nicely on all devices
    smooth cross-fade up to full screen hd
    ken-burns and defocus transitions would be nice.
    complete custom look of all elements
    html5/css3 compliant
    lazy loading of images
    compatible with nestgen or able to made compatible

    Any suggestions?

  2. says

    Looking to extend Nextgen to do the following:
    1. Allow registered users to login and upload (done Nextgen Public Uploader)
    2. Allow users to vote on photos (done with NextGen gallery voting – although still wanting to extend this feature some)
    3. Display photos in separate categories based off the month in the EXIF data. For example, I want a January gallery, February, etc…

    I have not figured out how to accomplish option #3 yet. Can someone suggest a method to do this?

    Thanks.

  3. Benjamin says

    User Access Manager – NextGEN Gallery Extension isn’t compatible with WP >3.9. Did anyone no an alternative?

  4. Johann Evrard says

    Hi,

    “WordPress SEO. This plugin will include NextGEN Gallery images in your XML Sitemaps so they are indexed by search engines.”

    I am slightly confused about this point…
    Perhaps you can clarify this for me :

    I have been using WordPress SEO for a while and could never get my NextGEN gallery images to be included in my Sitemap…
    When I asked NextGEN support about it, I was answered a few weeks ago :
    “… We have no integration with WordPress SEO by Yoast at this moment in time, but you’re welcome to vote for that feature at http://www.nextgen-gallery.com/feature-voting.
    Scott”.

    So which is it ?
    Are my images included in the Sitemap or not, and if so, where ?

    Thanks
    Johann

    ps: btw “JJ NextGen Unload” hasn’t been updated in over 2 years…

    • Scott says

      Hi Johann,

      As I mentioned via email, we do not integrate with WordPress SEO by Yoast currently. However, the WP SEO plugin does create a sitemap specific to NextGEN’s images. We have no control over it whatsoever, but the sitemap does show up by default when both plugins are active.

  5. says

    I have enjoyed Nextgen Gallery for presenting my slideshow commentary topics. I am preparing to use Flash on the slideshows that include sound clips and video clips. However, I like the easy of use features of your plugin’s. Do you have one that allows to add video and sound clips?

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