WordPress Photo Gallery Plugin for a WP Photo Album

A review of 15 Plugins that add A Photo Gallery to your Blog

In this article we review the best WordPress Photo Gallery Plugin and we give a brief look at 15 other top Photo Plugins for WordPress. In a nutshell the best Photo Gallery plugin that I have used is the “WP Photo Album Plus” WordPress Plugin. Note that there are over 100 photo plugins for WordPress and I have only used a half dozen or so). With so many free plugins available you should not have to buy a custom theme with photo album features but if you want a more professional looking Photo Blog with greater control and better appearance, You can click on this link to read a review of the Aperture Photo Blogging Theme by WOO Themes.

15 photo album plugins for wordpress review








The Best WordPress Photo Gallery Plugin for a WP Photo Album

The WordPress Photo Gallery plugin is designed to easily manage and display your WP  photo album and slide shows within your WordPress site and it does a really good job of it without getting overly complicated or by overly limiting what you can do.

Here is a bullet list of the features yo will find in the WordPress Photo Gallery Plugin . FYI you can go directly to the Plugins webpage at: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-photo-album-plus/ if you want to read any more, but I have basically included most of what they have there here to save you time in learning to create a WP Photo Album

  • You can create various albums that contain photos as well as sub albums at the same time. (Some  other plugins don’t allow sub albums)
  • With WP Photo Album Plus There is no limitation to the number of albums and photos.
  • There is no limitation to the nesting depth of sub-albums.
  • You have full control over the display sizes of the photos with this WordPress Photo Gallery Plugin. (Obviously Critical)
  • You can specify the way the albums are ordered.
  • You can specify the way the photos are ordered within the albums, both on a system-wide as well as an per album basis.
  • The visitor of your site can run a slide show from the WP photos in an album by a single mouse click. (Nice)
  • The visitor can see an overview of thumbnail images of the photos in album.
  • The visitor can browse through the wp photos in each album you decide to publish.
  • You can add a Sidebar Widget that displays a photo which can be changed every hour, day or week.

WordPress Photo Album Plus WordPress Photo Gallery Plugin Admin Features:

These are the features that you can modify to control the look, feel and function of your photo album using the plugin.

You can find the plugin admin section under Menu Photo Albums on the admin screen.

  • Photo Albums: In this tab you can Create and manage Albums.
  • Upload photos: this allows you To upload photos to an album you created.
  • Settings: To control the various settings to customize your needs.
  • Sidebar Widget: To specify the behavior for an optional sidebar widget. This is nice as some of the other plugins do not have an optional sidebar widget.
  • Help & Info: Much information about how to use the WordPress photo gallery plugin…

If you want to read an article on Photo Blogging in general You can click on this link to read our guide on How to Photo Blog.

WordPress Photo Gallery Plugin – other choices for a WP Photo Album

OK, there are over 100 Photo plugins for wordpress. if you do not know how to find or download a wordpress plugin click on this link to read a beginners guide to wordpress plugins.

Here is a list of a few of them to give you an idea of some of the varying functionality available in a WordPress Photo Gallery Plugin (but you will be hard pressed to find a WordPress Photo Gallery Plugin that creates a better WP Photo Albun then the one I just reviewed. And none of the plugins are as good as the WOO Themes Aperture theme when it comes to Photo Blogging):

Single Photo 0.0.3

This WordPress Photo Gallery Plugin only lets you add This A photo image on your sidebar with fancy film like frame. You can bring recent photo from your blogs. The photo source should be WordPress -based blog with default-based theme. By V.J.Catkick.So this really isn’t a WP Photo Album Plugin

SmugMug Photo sidebar widget 2.2

The SmugMug Photo Sidebar widget is a little better then the previus WordPress Photo Gallery Plugin, it displays a user-selectable number of random photos from one (or several) RSS photo feeds in the sidebar of a Word Press blog.
New features in version 2.0 include multiple widget support and image caching (which may speed up page loads). By Marcel Proulx.

Photo Display 0.4

OK this is a cool WordPress Photo Gallery Plugin BUT it really isnt meant for a WP Photo album of your own. but its cool! The NowThen Photo Display parses picture RSS feeds from the image service
nowthen.com and displays the pictures on your sidebar. Show your readers
where you are and what you’re doing by displaying your latest NowThen
mobile pics in a groovy widget sidebar on your page or in a designated
gallery page. By Thaya Kareeson.

Social Photo Fun 2.0.0

Makes your photos Crankable using the PhotoCrank platform.
Popular Blogs that use this product:
The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs
Crummy Church Signs
Total Diatribe
Still got questions? Visit PhotoCrank FAQ for more information.
Crank your photos up a notch by adding the PhotoCrank Engine to your blog. With the PhotoCrank Engine you can instantly transform any photo or image into a very entert… By PhotoCrank.com.

Flickr Photo Album 1.1

OK this is a true WordPress Photo Gallery Plugin that uses Flickr images to create your WP Photo Album on your blog. This Flickr plugin for WordPress will allow you to pull in your Flickr photosets and display them as albums on your WordPress site. There is a pretty simple template provided which you can customize to 100% match the look and feel of your own site.
The plugin is customizable in a number of different ways. There are options to allow you to hook it up with a number of different Lightbox-style popup… By Joe Tan. Install


Picasaweb Photo Slide Show 8.8.13

This plugin is a sidebar widget which can slide show photos in one of your picasaweb albums. By Charles Tang. Install Post video players slideshow and photo galleries 1.78

One professional plugin handles all your multi-media needs for Free :
* Add Image galleries
* Add Slideshows and photo albums
* Add Video
* Add Music playlists
* Add Podcast and mp3
* Add Menus and much more
* Media Library
44 skins and more – slideshow, video players, playlists, flash, full-screen, Cooliris, lightbox and wedding skins etc
Automatic uploading and hosting
Automatic resiz… By Cincopa.


G4B Photo Gallery 1.0

G4B Photo Gallery is a free, flexible plugin for WordPress. It provides a simple and effective way to
include a complete photo album anywhere on you blog, just by typing in a keyword.
Live Demo
Plugin Features:
Easily customize with CSS
Manage and create albums
Upload, edit and delete photos
Set thumbnail and full view sizes
Supports cropping both thumbnail and full view
Supports PHP 4 and PH… By Gavin Vickery.


Fotos Photo Album 0.4

Spanish documentation and last version:


You can share your Fotos.es albums in your blog.
Include and show your favourite Fotos.es photos and albums inside your blog with this easy-to-install plugin By Fotos.es. Install

Photo Lightbox 1.2

Photo Lightbox is a lightbox styled image gallery written in Javascript. It does not use javascript libraries, and therefore it is compact in size and loads fast.
Please read setting up images, Changelog or visit plugin page for further details. By Denzel Chia. Install

Microstock Photo 2.0

Easily add professional licensed photos to your blog posts without leaving WordPress. Enable the affiliate options to earn money from affiliate links automatically added to the photos and/or captions of the photos. The plugin automatically searches from over 13 million photos from the portfolios of iStockphoto and Fotolia to find the photos that match the tags you’ve added to your post. Simply sel… By WPDevelop and GuteWolke. Install

Cooliris Photo Wall 1.0

Cooliris for WordPress lets you add an infinite wall of photos to your WordPress blog. Simply configure
your settings in the “settings” tab By Cooliris, Inc.. Install

Wiqet Photo / Video and Voice player 1.05

Wiqet is the easy to use multimedia tool to personalize your website. Make photo slideshows with voice or music, upload your video or make one directly with your webcam.
* upload photos (and edit them in/outzoom, rotate)
* add voice comment (via your own microphone)
* upload all type of videos
* upload music files
* make webcam videos
Request your API key now via http://www.wi… By Wiqet Media. and Smart Buzz Inc..

Photo Gallery XML Export 1.2

The plugin generates an XML feed from your WordPress posts using the Excerpt field, Permalink and five custom fields of your choosing.
It could have several uses, but it is optimized to feed data to Flash photo galleries with info from the Title and Excerpt fields as well as each post’s Permalink.
I’ve also added the ability to include up to five custom fields (good for thumbnails) and the optio… By Laura Gentry. Install

WP Photo Album Plus 2.0.2

This plugin is designed to easily manage and display your photo albums and slideshows within your WordPress site.
You can create various albums that contain photos as well as sub albums at the same time.
There is no limitation to the number of albums and photos.
There is no limitation to the nesting depth of sub-albums.
You have full control over the display sizes of the photos.
You can specify … By J.N. Breetvelt a.k.a OpaJaap. Install

Facebook Photo Fetcher 1.2.3

This plugin allows you to quickly and easily generate WordPress photo galleries from any Facebook album you can access.
The idea was inspired by Fotobook, though its approach is fundamentally different: while Fotobook’s emphasis is on automation, this plugin allows a great deal of customization. With it you can create galleries in any Post or Page you like, right alongside your regular content. Y… By Justin Klein. Install

Nearby Flickr Photos 0.9.1

This Worpress widget finds geotagged Flickr photos taken near a given location and displays them. The most ?interesting? photos, as determined by Flickr, are displayed first. The initial location is set by you in the widget controls, and then your blog readers can click on a link to load photographs taken near their actual location.
The reader?s location is determined using the Loki.com/Skyhookwi… By Dan Capshaw.

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