25 Most Popular Free WordPress Image Gallery Plugins

Images and photos are an integral part of almost every successful blog these days. If your text isn’t accompanied by images, few people are going to be interested in what you’ve got to say – it’s sad, but true. The problem is, with so many people uploading images to their blogs in interesting and unique ways, it’s hard to make your blog stand out unless you’re doing the same.

Using Lightbox, Thickbox, and Fancybox Effect


NextGEN Gallery

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NextGEN Gallery is a full integrated Image Gallery plugin for WordPress with a Flash slideshow option.

Lightbox 2

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Used to overlay images on the current page. Lightbox JS v2.2 by Lokesh Dhakar. Now with better regular expressions, courtesy of Michael Tyson!

Shadowbox JS

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

Lightbox Plus

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

Lightbox Gallery

Demo | Download
This plugin changes the view of galleries to the lightbox.

jQuery Lightbox

Demo | Download
Used to overlay images on the current page.

Shutter Reloaded

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

FancyBox for WordPress

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Seamlessly integrates FancyBox into your blog: Upload, activate, and you’re done. No further configuration needed.

Lightview Plus

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Seamless integration of Lightview (similar to Lightbox, Thickbox, Floatbox, Thickbox, Fancybox) to create a nice overlay to display images and videos.


Using Flip Effect


Page Flip Image Gallery

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


Simple Image Gallery


Post videos and photo galleries

Demo | Download
Post your videos and photo galleries/flash slideshows easily and in seconds.

Yet Another Photoblog

Demo | Download
Convert your WordPress Blog into a full featured photoblog in virtually no time.


Demo | Download
Add SimpleViewer Flash image galleries to your posts and pages. Easy to use and several options to make it fit your needs.

WP Photo Album

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This plugin is designed to easily manage and display your photo albums within your WordPress site.

Lazyest Gallery

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Lazyest Gallery is an integrated image gallery with automatic thumb and slide creation, comments on images, and a slide show.


Flickr Gallery



Demo | Download
Allows you to integrate Flickr photos into your site. It supports user, set, favorite, group and community photostreams.

Flickr Photo Album

Demo | Download
This Flickr plugin for WordPress will allow you to pull in your Flickr photosets and display them as albums on your WordPress site.

Flickr Gallery

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Quickly and easily add Flickr galleries, photos, and even custom search results into your WordPress pages and posts.

WordPress Flickr Manager

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Handles uploading, modifying images on Flickr, and insertion into posts.


Image Tools



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Scissors enhances WordPress’ handling of images by introducing cropping, resizing, rotating, and watermarking functionality.
For WordPress 2.9 – 3.0 please download here : http://dev.huiz.net/2010/01/03/wordpress-plugin-scissors-for-v2-9/


Using Flash


GRAND Flash Album Gallery

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GRAND Flash Album Gallery is a full integrated (flash skin based, slideshow) Image Gallery plugin with a powerfull admin back end.


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The famous Adobe Flash Plugins from Airtight Interactive for NextGEN Gallery.




Featured Content Gallery

Demo | Download
Used to create a customizable rotating image gallery anywhere within your WordPress site.

WP PicLens

Demo | Download
Creates an immersive, full-screen slideshow presentation of photos and images in your blog.

Dynamic Content Gallery

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Creates a dynamic gallery of images for latest or featured content selected from one category, a mix of categories, or pages.

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