Superb Yet Free Photo Gallery and Slideshow Plugins for WordPress


Today it’s the turn of WordPress to have a post about it at Designzzz. WordPress is known for its powerful blogging, but it is also undoubtedly one of the best tools available for making portfolios (or any kind of CMS actually). And a picture gallery is mostly a need for all kind of websites.

This is a collection of some the most excellent photo gallery/image gallery plugins freely available for you. Some of them are Flash ActionScript based but most ones do not require flash player to run. Hopefully you’ll love them all, don’t forget to comment.

NextGEN Gallery

NextGEN Gallery is a full integrated Image Gallery plugin for WordPress with dozens of options and features.

Free Plugin for WordPressFree Addon for Blogs


Lightbox Plus

Lightbox Plus permits users to view larger versions of images, simple slide shows, videos and content – all in an overlay.

Wordrpess Addon

Video Support

Wordpress Plugin


GRAND Flash Album Gallery

GRAND Flash Album Gallery is a fully integrated (flash skin based, slideshow option) Image Gallery plugin with a powerful admin panel.

Wordpress Plugin


Dynamic Content Gallery

Creates a dynamic gallery of images for latest or featured content selected from one or more normal post categories, pages etc.

Slideshow Plugin for WordPress


Page Flip Image Gallery

FlippingBook WordPress Gallery plugin helps you to create Image Gallery with Page Flip effects on your blog.

Wordpress Plugin


Shadow Box JS

Shadowbox is an online media vieiwing application similar to Lightbox and Thickbox but with more functionality. Supports all types of media.

Wordpress Photo Gallery

Video Support

Wordpress Addon


Shutter Reloaded

Darkens the current page and displays an image (like Lightbox, Thickbox, etc.), but is a lot smaller (10KB) and faster.

Wordpress Pic Gallery Plugin



Fotobook is a WordPress plugin that will link to your Facebook account(s) and import all of your photo albums for use in your WordPress installation.

Wordpress Image Gallery



Photo Q

Turns WordPress into a photoblog. Allows queue based photo management, batch uploads and automatic posting of photos at regular intervals.

Wordpress Image Gallery Plugin


Misiek Photo Album

Plugin allows you to add photo albums to your site using media library from your wordpress.

Wordpress Gallery Plugin


PhotoSmash Galleries

PhotoSmash Galleries makes it easy to create photo galleries in posts or pages that your users can upload images to.

Wordpress Blog Plugin


Flickr + Highslide

This plugin displays Flickr photos using highslide.

Wordpress Plugin


DM Albums

DM Albums™ is an inline photo album/gallery plugin that displays high quality images and thumbnails perfectly sized to your blog.

Photo Gallery Plugin


Media Library Gallery

Automatically creates a gallery with every images posts have in attachment.

Wordpress Image Gallery Plugin


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  1. Nicholas Arcos April 4, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    As an amateur photographer and journalist with a website this was a truly helpful post for me. Thank you so much.

    1. Tayyab April 6, 2011 at 4:50 am

      Thanks Nicolas Arcos, glad I was helpful. 🙂

  2. Iona April 30, 2011 at 5:04 am

    I have just begun developing a website and i really found all these plugins useful.. thanks a lot. 🙂

  3. prashant June 4, 2011 at 3:16 am

    liked ur post going to setup shutter reloadded on my website……….

    1. Tayyab June 4, 2011 at 12:53 pm

      Super Shutter is one of the most downloaded slideshow plugins on the net. Good Choice.

  4. Abhishesh October 9, 2011 at 9:07 am

    your website has really helped me a lot………. thanks bro

  5. Imran Hunzai October 27, 2011 at 4:31 am

    I am trying to use the NextGen gallery plugin but I really need to pull some pictures from either Picasa or Flickr. I have tried different plugins but none of them are satisfactory enough.

    1. Tayyab October 27, 2011 at 10:10 am

      Dear Imran

      You’ll have to be more elaborate, I mean why is nothing satisfactory, there might be something wrong with your theme template.

  6. sergio February 2, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    You missed my plugin, which I modified to add a cool darkroom style, animated, with the photos handing from pins in a drying line.
    I didn’t featured with amazing photos like these, and it still looks amazing.
    It’s based in Fotobook so you can get your albums, no need to re-upload your photos in WP, and a cool jQuery animation. It takes the caption in Facebook and cut it in 3 parts for title, tags, and description, so your site keeps SEO friendly 🙂 Animated, without flash.

    1. Tayyab February 3, 2012 at 4:40 am

      This seems very nice… I’ll definitely include your plugin in the next post I make on this topic.
      Thanks for the link and good work 🙂

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