As a matter of fact, there is no shortage of WordPress plugins. There are hundreds and thousands of plugins available to choose from. And Photo gallery Wordpress plugins are no exception.
All the photo gallery WP plugins offer features that improve your way of showing images on your site. However, with the so many options come the difficult to choose the best. Therefore, we have compiled a list of top 3 best and feature-rich photo gallery WP plugins to help you choose only the best for your website.
1. Foo Gallery
Foo Gallery is on the top of the list simply because it allows you to show your images in a variety of formats. Once you install and activate this plugin, you will see an “add gallery” option added to the WP dashboard on top of the post editor. It features various gallery templates including standard thumbnail and masonry layout. The plugin also allows you to customize image link options, thumbnail size and other settings
• Built-in gallery templates
• Built on an extension framework
• Custom CSS feature
• Drag and drop rearrangement of galleries and images
• Gallery custom post type
• Albums built-in
2. NextGen Gallery
NextGen Gallery plugin comes with its own user-friendly user interface along with its own separate folders to save your images and database tables. Since it has so many features and options to offer, the user interface may look pretty complicated for the beginners. However, when you get a hang of it, you will find adding and deleting images and galleries a child's play. NextGen Gallery also puts up a button in the visual editor to make it easy for the webmaster to add galleries and images.
• Also works with shortcodes or options panel
• Offers multiple gallery types
• Allows you to choose from a wide variety of options for slideshows
• Allows easy customization
3. WP Canvas – Gallery
WP Canvas is yet another popular photo gallery plugin available for Wordpress users that simply expands the default use of WP galleries. With this plugin, you can expand to integrate more size, caption and other options. This plugin allows you to show a gallery in different formats including a carousel, a slider or a masonry format.
• Comes with WP Canvas Gallery columns
• WP canvas slider and carousel
• Add a button to make adding galleries easier and convenient
These are by far the best photo gallery plugins available for Wordpress users. Hope you like it!
Emma Watson is a WordPress Developer by Profession and Writer by Hobby. She Works for Wordsuccor Ltd., Providing Wordpress Plugin Development Service to global clients. You can connect with her on Google+, Facebook, and Twitter.