WordPress gallery plugins can be really useful for building a cool online portfolio. The capability to display images in an organized and attractive fashion is a very important feature of most modern webistes. Photos, illustrations, screenshots etc. tend to make websites easier to digest and more interesting to the readers.

1 .NextGEN WordPress Gallery

NextGEN Gallery

NextGEN Gallery is a full integrated Image Gallery plugin for WordPress with dozens of options and features. It features AJAX based thumbnail generator, JavaScript Effects on images, Fully integrated slideshow as jQuery or Flash solution, Tag support for images, support for XML Sitemaps and many other useful functions.

 

2. Dynamic Content WordPress Gallery

Dynamic Content Gallery

This plugin creates a dynamic gallery of images for latest and/or featured content using either the JonDesign SmoothGallery script for mootools, or a custom jQuery script. The plugin dynamically creates the gallery from your latest and/or featured content by either automatically pulling in the first Image Attachment from relevant Posts/Pages, or by specifying image URLs in a DCG Metabox in the Write screen for the relevant Posts/Pages. Additionally, default images can be displayed in the event that Posts/Pages don’t have an Image Attachment or manually specified image. A Dashboard Settings page gives access to a comprehensive range of options for populating the gallery and configuring its look and behaviour. The DCG can be added to your theme as a Widget, or by using a template tag.

3. PhotoSmash Galleries

PhotoSmash Galleries

PhotoSmash Galleries makes it easy to create photo galleries in posts or pages that your users can upload images to. PhotoSmash has incredibly flexible and simple models for designing custom photo gallery and form layouts, utilizing your own custom database fields, html, and css, or just use the standard.

4. Lightbox Gallery

Lightbox Gallery

As the name suggests, Lightbox Gallery plugin changes the view of galleries to the lightbox. Among others it features: Lightbox display of Gallery, Tooltip view of caption of images, Displays the associated metadata with images, and extends the default gallery options.

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5. GRAND FlAGallery

GRAND FlAGallery

GRAND FlAGallery is a Photo Gallery, Video Gallery, Music Album & Banner Rotator plugin with powerful admin to manage your media content. It is a flash and jQuery media content plugin that provides a comprehensive interface for handling image galleries, audio and video.

MORE INFO /DEMO (free plugin)

 

6. Portfolio Slideshow

 Portfolio Slideshow

Portfolio Slideshow is an easy to add clean and simple JavaScript slideshow to your site. The slideshow integrates well into any design, supports fluid-width themes, and offers lots of options for power users, too.

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7.Content Slide

 Content Slide

Content Slide is used to create fully customizable jquery Fading image slideshow anywhere within your WordPress site. Custom options include slideshow size, color, style and more. Created using Jquery Coin Slider and the fade effect is created using jquery inner Fade effect.

MORE INFO /DEMO (free plugin)

8. CataBlog

 CataBlog

CataBlog allows you to catalog pretty much anything you would want and share it through your blog in a simple but elegant gallery. Upload images, give them titles, links, descriptions and then save them into your catalog. Use categories to organize and filter your catalog items into multiple different catalogs. Show off your photos in high resolution with the LightBox effect, perfect for simple galleries. Easy, intuitive and smart design makes it trivial to keep track of all your different catalogs and create amazing e-stores, galleries, lists and more.

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9.

WP Photo Album Plus

WP Photo Album Plus

This plugin is designed to easily manage and display your photo albums and slideshows within your WordPress site. With WP Photo Album plus, you can create various albums that contain photos as well as sub albums at the same time. Also, there is no limitation to the number of albums and photos; No limitation to the nesting depth of sub-albums and; You have full control over the display sizes of the photos.

MORE INFO / DEMO (free plugin)

 

10.

Lazyest Gallery

 Lazyest Gallery

Create a photo gallery from your existing photo directories. This gallery basically needs just two settings: Your image directory and your gallery page. Lazyest Gallery automatically creates a photo gallery with folders, sub folders, thumbnail pages and slide shows. If you want more, the gallery offers a multitude of options by featuring a smart back end management site. You can sort photos through folders and add captions, comments and descriptions with minimal effort. If you are tired of uploading photos through the WordPress server, this plug-in will make it a breeze with their FTP auto-indexing integration.

MORE INFO / DEMO (free plugin)

 

There are may other Gallery plugins and Slideshow available for download. If you want you can add good ones by commenting on this post.

 

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