Top 10 Best Plugins For Image Galleries (or Other Feature) in WordPress
They say an image is worth 1000 words, but how about more pictures displayed artistically? WordPress is the first choice of a wide variety of businesses in need to show their work. Freelancers like artists, photographers or designers also choose this platform to highlight their latest creations. For visual coherence and optimization purposes, it is best to select a dedicated plugin for your galleries. We have a list of the top-rated options, with some pros and cons.
This is a drag-and-drop gallery plugin offers shortcodes. We love the fact that it is open-source and developers extend it regularly. The out of the box options include styles such as responsive galleries, polaroid and cube displays and masonry arrangements. Some layouts come in light and dark themes to accommodate any color schemes. If you love Instagram-like filters, this is the tool for you. It has frontend filtering and advanced options. The only downside is that it can be a little intensive on resources.
One of the most feature-rich options available, the Envira tries to do it all. From the ease of use given by the drag and drop interaction to WooCommerce integration and watermark protection, the developers are continuously polishing this product. This is for someone who loves order and has a keen eye for SEO and is looking for a semi-automated pagination option.
The workhorse of the WP image gallery section, with millions of downloads, is the first option for beginners. It is excellent for displaying albums and slideshows. Also, a smart choice for being responsive. In fact, if a gallery is not offering this, it shouldn’t be on your list at all. Nice features also include the ability to add watermarks and resize/crop options. The UI is not so brilliant and could be enhanced by a drag and drop module.
This plugin promises to be lightning fast and reliable. It takes a more cinematic approach to displaying images by adding load effects and hover effects. Learning from social media preferences, it offers filters, and social sharing options to help visitors with the “Sharing is Caring” mantra.
A minimalistic gallery which offers instant image optimization, video support and is fully responsive. Design features include different page styles like masonry, polaroid, carousel, and horizontal scrolling. We love the individual customization option for each photo. Unfortunately, the video gallery is only available in the paid version.