Galleries. They’re brilliant for browsing all those amazing pics you see on photography websites, blogs and social media. Did you know with WordPress, it is super easy to put together a snazzy, professional gallery? Wonder no more! This is a handy list of the best gallery plugins as curated by the good people from THEMETRUST. Check out the list below!
1. NextGEN Gallery
Currently, one of the most popular gallery plugins for WordPress, with over 1 million active installs and 14 million downloads (and counting).
It offers a complete management system for your galleries (similar to how managing posts and pages works). You can batch upload, manage individual images, edit thumbnails, group galleries into albums, and much more.
2. Envira Gallery Lite
Another very popular and quality WordPress gallery plugin. This one is geared at delivering the easiest-to-use interface possible. Everything works with drag-and-drop, and you also get various gallery templates to make your experience even more hassle-free.
Every gallery you build with this plugin will be mobile-responsive, and will have built-in social sharing. Lastly, you can import Instagram images into your galleries too.
3. Jetpack (the Tiled Galleries module)
Jetpack is one of those uber-popular plugin juggernauts. And among its many elements, you will find an excellent gallery module.
It integrates with the standard way of handling image galleries in WordPress (through the “Add Media” button), so it’s really simple to use, and it allows you to insert your galleries to any post or page. The module gives you three cool styles for your galleries: a rectangular mosaic, a square mosaic, and a circular grid.
4. Huge-IT Image Gallery
A very interesting gallery plugin that handles your images somewhat differently than anything else on this list. Apart from the various gallery layouts available, you also get to use custom titles and descriptions that get shown alongside your images.
With this plugin, you can display your images inside a grid layout, a masonry layout, you can use different sliders, and you also get a nice pop-up/lightbox functionality.
Even though the name of this gallery plugin for WordPress could suggest otherwise, this is actually a quite advanced tool. It delivers a range of features and many possibilities regarding the appearance and behavior of your image galleries.
You can use Gallery to create both image and video galleries (works with YouTube and Vimeo), there are great editing tools, and every gallery is responsive (looks great on all devices). Lastly, there are additional features if you go for the pro version.
6. Photo Gallery by Supsystic
This plugin stands out due to the unique image customization features that it offers, apart from the standard stuff that you’d expect from a WordPress gallery plugin.
For instance, you can customize every image by setting a shadow, border, or caption. You also get different gallery styles (grid, carousel, polaroid, and more). Finally, all galleries are responsive and mobile-friendly.
7. Foo Gallery
Last but not least, we have Foo Gallery. This gallery plugin is really feature-rich, offering you loads of useful things. First off, you get a number of gallery templates. Then, it works not only with images but with videos too. All galleries are responsive, and there’s a nice lightbox mechanism. On top of that, reorganizing your galleries can be done with drag-and-drop.
Lastly, if the built-in features aren’t enough for you, there’s also a whole extensions store, and you can even build custom extensions of your own.