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15 Best Photo Gallery Plugins for WordPress

Best Photo Gallery Plugins

Have you ever seen people creating their portfolios on WordPress? It’s just because WordPress is the best platform to handle your content and visuals with ease. WordPress has got a lot of powerful plugins to showcase your best images.

Today, we will see the best Photo Gallery plugins for WordPress. The majority of plugins in this list are Freemium.

What does a Freemium plugin mean?

These plugins have usually two versions, one is Lite and the other is Pro. Trying out the Lite version is free. Sometimes, it is more than sufficient considering your requirements. And the pro version is paid. These pro versions have got additional features that you can’t get in the lite version.

Best Photo Gallery Plugins

Okay, let’s get started with the list in no order particular order.

1)   Envira Gallery

Envira Gallery
Envira Gallery is a drag-and-drop Photo Gallery plugin. It is one of the most popular Photo Gallery Plugins. Their free WordPress plugin is being used by more than 100,000 active WordPress sites. This simply shows its popularity.

Apart from the drag and drop feature, this plugin has got some exclusive features like:

·         Allowing you to create Video Galleries
·         Protecting your images with Water Marking
·         Creating dynamic Galleries, pulling out images from different sources
These are just a few. They have got many more.
The pricing of Envira Pro starts at $29

2)   FooGallery

FooGallery is another popular Photo Gallery plugin with more than a hundred thousand active installations.

Some of the eye-catching features of FooGallery are:

·         Lazy Load your images only when the visitor scrolls down the page
·         Use your images anywhere in the text editor with Visual Shortcoder
·         Import albums, galleries, and shortcodes from NextGen with NextGen Importer Tool.

But, What’s NextGen?

That’s the next plugin on our list.

It is also a freemium plugin and the pricing of FooGallery Pro starts at $49

3)   NextGen Gallery

NextGEN Photo Gallery Plugin
NextGEN Gallery is another Freemium WordPress Photo Gallery plugin with more than 900,000 active WordPress installations. This plugin offers a complete WordPress Management system. And, it allows you to upload images in batch, import Metadata, sort photos, edit thumbnails, and many more.

The NextGEN Gallery Pro pricing starts at $79

4)   Justified Image Grid

Justified Image Grid Photo Gallery Plugin
Justified Image Grid (JIG) is a premium WordPress plugin available for $27 at CodeCanyon. An interesting feature of JIG is that they can load your content from Facebook or Flickr and display them as a stunning gallery using jQuery. Also, they have functionalities to remodel your old or existing NextGEN galleries.

5)   Awesome Gallery

Awesome Gallery Photo Plugin
This is another premium WordPress plugin for Photo Gallery at CodeCanyon for $26. This plugin was built to create galleries by pulling out images from various sources and various post types. By various sources, I mean Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, etc. And the various post types include NextGEN galleries, WooCommerce products, etc.

6)   Gmedia Photo Gallery

Gmedia Photo Gallery WordPress Plugin
The name Gmedia stands for Grand Media. The Gmedia Photo Gallery plugin is a completely free WordPress plugin and it can handle any file format. Thus, it could easily create galleries, playlists, group pictures, and albums in a few clicks.

And the plugin’s recent updates include the 3D cube Gallery module and displaying Gmedia albums on the Author Profile Page.

7)   Photo Gallery by 10Web

Freemium WordPress Plugin
The Photo Gallery plugin by 10Web is a freemium WordPress plugin that allows you to organize your galleries and albums in numerous views including Masonary, Blog style, and Mosaic. The plugin has interesting audio and video support. Because, the plugin could add YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram, Flickr, or Dailymotion videos to your galleries.

The plugin has got many more interesting features. But, the best features of the plugin are limited only to the pro version. The pricing of the pro version starts at $30.

8)   WP Photo Album Plus

Free WordPress Plugin
WP Photo Album Plus is a free WordPress plugin. Though it is not a popular WordPress plugin like we came across earlier, this plugin has excellent customer support at WordPress Plugin Forum. This plugin includes 20 widgets, support for Cloudinary cloud storage devices, and a Fotomoto print service. WP Photo Album Plus allows you to configure an email notification system and you can moderate user uploads and comments. Also, this plugin offers built-in search functions for Keywords and Tags.

9)   Sell Media

eCommerce WordPress Plugin
Sell Media is not specifically a Photo Gallery Plugin. It is an eCommerce plugin to sell your photos and videos.  However, it still offers the functionality to create galleries. Not to forget this plugin also allows you to password-protect your galleries.

If you are interested in making revenue out of photos in addition to the galleries, then this plugin is a good choice.

Sell Media is a freemium WordPress Plugin and the Pro version starts at $12.42/month.

10)  Gallery by BestWebSoft

Freemium WordPress Photo Gallery Plugin
The Gallery plugin by BestWebSoft is a freemium WordPress Photo Gallery plugin. This plugin has got the usual features like the other plugins. And, it allows you to add custom code via the plugin settings page.

The Pro version allows you to display a box for the galleries and a few more features. The pricing starts at $20 per year.

Bonus Plugins

So far, we have seen the popular WordPress Photo Gallery Plugins. But, the WordPress repository is always filled with interesting stuff. Here are a few more Photo Gallery Plugins that you can try out.

13) Responsive Gallery (Freemium)

Wrapping Up

To summarize this post, WordPress Photo Gallery Plugins help you to showcase your best images to your audience catching their attention and making them perfect to showcase your portfolio. The advanced features of these plugins include pulling out images from various social media platforms and offering better image management solutions.

Have you tried any WordPress Photo Gallery plugins? Let us know in the comments section.

Nirmal Kumar
Nirmal Kumar is a Blogger from Chennai, India. He loves to blog on Affiliate Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Blogging Tips, and WordPress. He blogs with passion and started OnlineRockersHub out of zero investment!

Gangadhar Kulkarni

Gangadhar Kulkarni is an internet marketing expert and consultant having extensive experience in digital marketing. He is also the founder of Seogdk and Director at DigiTechMantra Solutions, a one-stop shop for all that your website needs. It provides you cost-effective and efficient content writing and digital marketing services.

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