Bothered about beautifying your WordPress blog? Well, a image gallery plugin would do that for you. There is nothing like images to add beauty and elegance to any site. Even if the site comes with a highly appealing content, it wouldn’t be valued much if not with an image. Adding images to blogs and sites are becoming a passion these days. So, how to come up with an extraordinary image sharing WordPress site? Image gallery plugins feeds you up with pleasing features that lets you add images and photos to your site or blog. Plenty of WordPress image gallery plugins have been released so far, among which I’ve picked you the few best.
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PICA PHOTO GALLERY
Developed by Apptha, this WordPress Photo Gallery plugin lets you to create a huge collection of photos that are displayed in multiple albums. You can switch over form one photo to another in a much easy way. PICA is designed with a resemblance to Picasa. It comes with options for twitter and facebook shares.
FLASH PHOTO GALLERY
Flash photo gallery is a wordpress plugin that is compatible with both wordpress and wordpress MU. It comes with customization options to add titles, colors, and thumbnail sizes and types. Multiple photo galleries can be added by just typing a shortcode that comes along with the plugin.
NEXTGEN WORDPRESS GALLERY
This gallery plugin comes with a centralized gallery management system that allows you to manage galleries from a single location. NextGen gallery plugin has options for inserting, editing, reordering, resizing and deleting images just with a single step. A capable engine allows you to upload and mange galleries using batch uploading feature.
WP PHOTO ALBUM
WP photo album plus is a photo gallery plugin that allows you to create albums along with sub albums. You can display and manage photos in user-friendly albums. The plugin allows you to add any number of photos and comes with a feature to add ‘photo of the day’ where you can add a photo and let is displayed for any period of time you prefer
Photosmash galleries allows you to create photo galleries that are absolutely flexible and easy to access with. You can make use of simple models to design a customizable photo gallery and form layouts.
WP FLICKR PHOTO ALBUM
Flickr Photo Album is a WordPress plugin that lets you upload photos directly from your Flickr account. Having connected your wordpress site with flickr, photos you add to your Flickr account gets automatically uploaded to your site
Picasa photos is similar to Flickr album, the only difference being there you can add photos directly form your Flickr account, whereas here you can add photos directly from your Picasa account. The photos you add on your Picasa album gets directly displayed on your wordpress site in a random order.
Fotobook plugin lets you to import photos from multiple facebook accounts. This plugin runs on PHP5 and uses Facebook API as the major interface. It helps you to install your Facebook photo album on your WordPress site
GRAND FIA GALLERY
In addition to adding photo galleries, this plugin also allows you to add video galleries and music albums to your wordpress site. It comes with sub plugins like banner rotator and flash media content that helps you manage our media content and handle image galleries, video and audio
Cincopa Gallery plugin allows you to add image galleries, slide-shows, videos, and music playlists to your WP site. You can also publish itunes podcast and mp3 playlists to your blog. Cincopa is compatible with iphone, ipad, android, blackbery and other smart phones. Transcoding and photo resizing options also come along with this plugin.
Am I Missing Anything?
So, these are few wordpress image gallery plugins to get on with, if you are really bothered about the standard of your blog. If there is any other great wordpress image gallery plugin then do let us know in the comments!