Review: NextGen Gallery

This review is on the NextGen’s Gallery WordPress Plugin

The Deets

“NextGEN Gallery is the industry standard for WordPress galleries, with over 10 million total downloads and an average of 40,000 new downloads per week. It’s also by far the most powerful gallery plugin, with hundreds of options in the free version and even more if you go Pro. Build stunning responsive galleries and know you’re on a platform that can scale with and anticipate your needs.” NextGen Plus includes everything from NextGEN Pro except ecommerce.
Enjoy 8 new and fully responsive gallery displays, a full screen responsive Pro Lightbox, commenting/social sharing/deep linking for individual images, and pro email support. NextGen Pro includes everything from NextGEN Plus, but adds ecommerce.
NextGEN Pro is the most powerful WordPress gallery plugin you’ll find anywhere. Now enjoy 8 new and fully responsive gallery displays, a full screen pro lightbox, commenting / social sharing / deep linking for individual images, pro email support, ecommerce, digital downloads, and more.

The Review

Going through NextGen for this review was super awesome to see the possibilities that await photographers from the dashboard of their WordPress site. NextGen brings a powerful functionality to your site that gets your images into the website in a variety of displays – you have the option to upload by zip file, individually through WordPress-style uploader or FTP. My biggest plus for the NextGen gallery as opposed to an external gallery site is that everything is managed right in your dashboard AND you don’t have to send your clients outside your site.  Also allows for quick watermarking – super awesome! Some functionalities functionalities I LOVE with my current gallery that NextGen doesnt have is the use of a mobile app to send to clients and print lab fulfillment. Even without the mobile app function – since not everyone utilizes it in business – this plugin brings a great platform for photographers to have aesthetically pleasing and easy functionalities within their WordPress site to further their photography business.    Word has it that print lab fulfillment for NextGen is coming though- which is awesome! And perhaps one of the most intriguing aspects, for me as a lawyer AND wanting to be efficient –  NextGEN Pro Ecommerce allows you to offer automated digital downloads of your images at any size your specify – you can embed your license terms (Commercial Use or Print Release) for your clients, whether commercial or private portrait! View the NextGen Site here

The Pics

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Learn more about NextGen Gallery Here

 

Note

NextGen has not sponsored this post!

Rachel Brenke, TheLawTog

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