I think its important to have some visual aspect on your blog posts – whether it’s a photo, photo gallery, or video. But what do you do if you want to share a ton of images? The last thing you want is a running stream of photos down the page – it’s hard to navigate and takes too much time to load your post. You could use thumbnails, or the standard WordPress gallery – or you can implement a plugin that will take your photo gallery experience to an entirely new level!
Here are my top 5 WordPress Photo Gallery Plugins:Featured Content Gallery Plugin
FCG is a very popular plugin, allowing you a wealth of options in your image display. Choose your images and display categories, pages or posts with custom overlay text and a thumbnail carousel. Custom options include gallery size, color, style and more.
This plugin allows you to easily display Flickr photos on your site via a customizable option panel. It supports user, set, favorite, group and community photostreams.
One of my favorite plugins for visual appeal, Lightbox allows you to visually expand your image and gallery over the existing page. Use this tool to customize the effects used on photos that you include in your blog, including background color, opacity and more.
NextGen – This plugin comes with a variety of options – including the ability to add watermarks to your photos, create slideshows, add photos to your sidebar, and more.
Page Flip Image Gallery
Create a gallery with page flipping effects for a more catalog feel to your gallery.
Do you use any fancy plugins for your image galleries?
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Image Credit: Featured Content Gallery