When it comes to photo galleries and WordPress, there are probably more plug-ins and options than you could ever dream of. The only problem is that some of these plug-ins are fantastic and some of them are not so good. As a website owner, you don’t want to be spending all of your time looking for the best gallery plug-in so here are three of the best that will easily fit into almost any website out there.
- NextGen Gallery: This is one of the most popular photo gallery plug-ins for WordPress and this plug-in is used on a number of websites all around the world. This plug-in has a lot of great features such as the Ajax thumbnail generator and the slideshow options that will make your photos look absolutely fantastic in almost any browser. As well as this, there is the tag support for images and much more. It is extremely easy to implement into any website.
- Flickr Photo Album: This plug-in will allow you to display photos on your website that are hosted on the Flickr community. The great thing about this plug-in is that you have a lot of control over how it looks and there are a number of shortcodes that allow you to put almost anything you like into your website. There is also support for Flickr comments as well as Flickr videos. This really opens up a whole new world of possibilities when it comes to displaying images on your website.
- PhotoSmash: This is yet another popular option when you are looking to display photos on your website and it has a lot of great features. This will allow your users to also contribute photos to the website and also has a star ratings option. You can choose whether or not you would like to receive emails when new photos are added and you can customise the upload forms if you know a little HTML.
All of these are great options but there are also many other great options out there. We recommend that you check out the WordPress site for other options if none of these suit your needs.