20 WordPress Plugins For Better Image Handling

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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.

Bruan

Bruan has a great solution in presenting how they work. They’re using a slider in the gallery area and styled it to matched the overall design which is hard edges . Check their site for inspiration!

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Of course, there are many various solutions in the list as well. Implementing large backgrounds, zooming images, optimizing them for retina displays, responsive/mobile friendly, using videos in your galleries – you’ll find it all below.

Slider Revolution

Slider Revolution

Slider Revolution is a responsive(mobile friendly) or fullwidth slider with must-see-effects and meanwhile keep or build your SEO optimisation (all content always readable for search engines). See the heaps of custom
transitions/animations for each object on the page! Customize this slider with our convenient drag&drop backend to your very needs.

This plugin features tons of unique transition effects, an image preloader, video embedding, autoplay that stops on user interaction and lots of easy to set options to create your own effects.

It’s a premium plugin, but I will tell you that you worth the penny you spend.

Few other important benefits to Slider Revolution:

  • Image and Thumbs fully resizable
  • Using CSS Animation with FallBack to jQuery
  • Unlimited Caption Layers
  • Captions like Video, Image and html tags can be easily Created
  • Unlimited Slides
  • iPhone & Android Swipe Touch enabled
  • jQuery Conflict free plugin
  • Customizable 100% via Plugin Backend
  • Easy installation in your Website

Worried about coding skills? Slider Revolution had a Video Support which is easy to follow no advance coding skills required, easy as cooking bacon. Ah..but what am I saying just check for yourself – Kenburner Responsive Jquery Slider has pretty good feature rundown and live examples.

WordPress doesn’t make it easy for you to engage your readers with images. You’re going to have to look beyond core to the hundreds of image/photo based plugins available to make your blog highly visual. Below, you’ll find a score of solutions to all your image/photo problems in the form of the best plugins around. There are lazy loaders, gallery creators, slideshow generators, photoblog initiators and much, much more. You’ll soon realize that there’s more to WordPress than a few lousy thumbnails!

1. jQuery Image Lazy Loader WP

Lazy Loader is the perfect plugin for those who want to upload lots of images to their blog, but maintain a snappy site. Rather than loading all of the images on a page at once, which can take a considerable amount of time, Lazy Loader loads the images at the top of each page first and continues to load images further down as the user scrolls downwards.

2. Frontpage-Slideshow

This plugin does exactly what its name suggests: it lets you create a professional slideshow on the front page of your WordPress blog. Each picture is clickable, leading you to its related post, and information about four different slides can be displayed at a time. Transitions between slides are faded to look extra sleek.

3. NextGEN Gallery

NextGEN is without question the best WordPress gallery plugin available and you should certainly try it out if you haven’t already. It’s comprehensive, with an easily understandable back-end. The only problem is that everyone’s using it. It does pretty much everything you’d want from a gallery plugin, looks professional and comes with a Flash slideshow option.

4. WP Photo Album

Unlike most of the plugins in this list, which focus more on user experience, WP Photo Album is made specifically for the blogger him- or herself. It makes creating and managing your photo albums easy, letting you move images between albums and adjust the sizes of thumbnails and full view pictures.

5. Flickr Photo Album

If you regularly upload photos to Flickr before transferring them to your WordPress blog, this plugin’s going to make your life a whole lot easier. You simply select Flickr photosets and display them on your blog as galleries, which you can customize to suit the look and feel of your site. It comes with a great widget which lets you display your latest Flickr photos in your blog’s sidebar.

6. FlippingBook

Use FlippingBook to add an extra element of interactivity to your blog and fully engage your visitors. Rather than displaying images in the standard way (a la NextGEN), FlippingBook displays them in Flash books, which can be flipped through with ease and great enjoyment. You can create these “books” in the administrator panel.

7. Cincopa: Post Videos and Photo Galleries

When it comes to displaying images, Cincopa does it all, creating polished image galleries and slideshows, not to mention videos, playlists and podcasts. It gives you access to 44 different skins to be sure that all Cincopa blogs retain a degree of individuality.

8. Lightbox2

Lightbox2 is simple, but devastatingly effective. Like all lightbox-type plugins, it lets you enlarge and overlay images on the current page, while dimming what’s left in the background. Unique to Lightbox2 is the ability to group related images and use numerous visual effects.

9. WordPress Content Slide

Use WordPress Content Slide to create jQuery slideshows anywhere within your WordPress blog. These slideshows fade in and out to add a touch of class to your site. Content Slide is fully customizable, even letting you link to another website if you like, to use the slideshow as an advertising banner.

10. Yet Another Photoblog

Far more interesting than its name suggests, Yet Another Photoblog (YAPB) is perfect for those who upload more images than text. It’s not a gallery plugin; it only lets you upload one image per post with a description. Using the YAPB Bulk Uploader plugin, you can mass upload images to your YAPB blog in an instant.

11. Lazyest Gallery

Lazyest Gallery is a powerful plugin with lots of great features. It rotates random images from your gallery, fading each one in and out. It’s fully customizable from the back end, letting you select the number of random images shown, portrait/landscape or both and various fading settings. It also allows comments on images and folders.

12. Shadowbox JS

Shadowbox is not only a great way to display images on your WordPress blog, it’s ideal for sharing videos too. Never again will you have to guide visitors away from your blog for them to view media as all images, audio files and videos, including YouTube videos will play directly on your site.

13. Sidebar Photoblog

14. Thumbnail For Excerpts

With this simple plugin, you can add thumbnail images to any excerpts you might have on your site, making it instantly more attractive and easier to navigate, improving usability and visitor experience.

15. Flickr Gallery

There are several plugins available which make uploading your photos from Flickr to WordPress easy, but this is one of the best. It lets you quickly create galleries of your most recent and most popular Flickr photos, view photos in gallery mode without leaving the page, display small images automatically in lightbox mode and embed Flickr’s Flash movie player.

16. Featured Content Gallery

Featured Content Gallery can transform your humble blog into a professional looking portfolio site. Besides other things, it creates a rotating image gallery of your posts or pages, which you can place anywhere on your blog. Each image can be overlaid with an extract from the text too.

17. Freebie Images

If stock images play a significant part in your professional (or personal) life, Freebie Images comes highly recommended. Search through a directory of thousands of regularly updated, free stock images which you can drag and drop into your posts.

18. Dynamic Content Gallery

Dynamic Content Gallery generates an image gallery with a shot for each of your latest or featured posts and pages (although default images can be added too.) What makes this plugin stand out from the rest is the slick look of the gallery itself.

19. SlideZoom

SlideZoom prides itself on its simplicity and quite rightly so. It’s particularly lightweight and straightforward. It lets you bulk or zip upload images to your blog, generating a HighSlide JS gallery that you can embed in WordPress or anywhere else you like, such as on another blog, eBay or a forum.

20. DM Albums

DM albums presents your photos in a really distinctive way, enlarging all images to perfectly fit the size of your blog, rather than showing them in a window half the size of your screen. You can add captions to individual photos and albums from within the WordPress Editor.

Let us know if we forgot some great plugin. We would love to hear your thoughts.

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80 Comments Best Comments First
  • Abhay Singh

    Sunday, March 27th, 2011 21:34

    33

    I need some plugin that open images in post in some kinda style may be like Light Box, duh I’m struggling from past 1hour to get such a plugin ! LOL

    +4
  • The Nerdy Nurse

    Thursday, September 29th, 2011 02:30

    55

    always enjoy learning about new wordpress plugins!

    Thank you for this useful list. Like the stoke image one the best.

    +2
  • Dave Kinkade

    Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 07:40

    25

    Tom, thanks for the very helpful info. I’ve never seen DM until you mentioned it. If it works as good as it looks I think I just found my blog’s new photo album.

    +1
  • Tim

    Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 03:57

    23

    I’m going to give NextGen a try on the photography portion of my site. The theme I installed didn’t come with a default.

    +1
  • Gail Benge Kent

    Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 01:08

    28

    I’m looking for a recommendation for a great portfolio plug-in for WordPress Thesis theme. Any suggestions?

    +1
  • dgsinclair

    Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 23:40

    27

    What about a good thumbnail calendar?

    0
  • Thornhill Spa

    Friday, December 24th, 2010 14:12

    29

    Wow thanks, this has been useful. I see you guys are using the Lazy Loader as well. So nice to see a website that practices what it preaches!

    0
  • Adhie

    Monday, July 19th, 2010 20:04

    22

    Is jQuery Image Lazy Loader WP compatible with wordpress 3.0? used it but no effect…

    0
  • João Leitão

    Saturday, August 28th, 2010 14:55

    26

    Perfect collection of WordPress image plugins. I’ll use 2 or 3 of them. thank you and greetings from Sahara Desert!

    0
  • Tek

    Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 16:46

    30

    Great summary! Keep ‘em comming!

    0
  • Siva

    Thursday, May 26th, 2011 13:18

    39

    Useful resources for WordPress blogs. Thanks for sharing

    0
  • Shane

    Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 06:28

    36

    FlippingBook sounds very interesting. I am looking for something to keep my design fresh and up to date. FlippingBook seems like it will really make the user experience worth while. Thank you for sharing.

    0
  • Glen

    Monday, May 9th, 2011 22:17

    35

    Can anyone recommend an plugin for scheduling events?

    0
    • Murray

      Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 13:35

      37

      Are you wanting an events calendar? If so try ‘The Events Calendar’ plugin

      0
  • John

    Thursday, March 10th, 2011 07:59

    31

    Nice list.. I am having trouble finding a plugin that allows me to post multiple slideshows on different pages.. Any idea of one that can do this?

    0
  • Adam

    Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 20:22

    32

    Great post, I’m always looking to see what others plugins people like to reference.

    0
  • Genny Mare

    Saturday, April 23rd, 2011 18:24

    34

    Thanks for helping me for the plagin. They are needed so much whereas if should solve the trouble. I am experiencing the meant. Now mine has run well. Once more: thanks so much.

    0
  • aki

    Sunday, June 6th, 2010 20:04

    21

    thanks for this! That lazy loader really cool! ;)

    0
  • Melody

    Monday, March 1st, 2010 18:48

    7

    I love the image slideshows they have now and the fact that they’re available with the free themes–makes nice site design and features affordable…I’ll be sure to check out these others :)

    0
  • tish

    Monday, March 1st, 2010 20:50

    9

    WOW! So many choices! But I have one question — has anyone experienced any problem with their WP site after one of these plugins was enabled? Had problems in the past with a number of plugins — would love a “heads up” if you’ve had a bad experience with one of these. Thanks.

    0
  • Stijn Vogels

    Monday, March 1st, 2010 16:06

    6

    Of all the plugins listed here, I’ve tried most. But the one I’m particularly fond of is ‘Thumbnail For Excerpts’. It works right out of the box, and makes your blog instantly more attractive. I use excerpts on my main page as well as archives. Excerpts make things look more concise, while the image still make it easily scanable.

    On thing I did notice is that the last version seems to be a little bugged. The creator writes that the plugins search for a thumb first. However, in some case I’ve noticed it does not pick the thumb and just scales the original image. This leads to bad performance, which I dislike.

    Of all the plugins I haven’t used, I think I’m going to give Lazyload (#1) a try.

    0
    • Stijn

      Monday, March 1st, 2010 18:55

      8

      To be honest, I find it strange you guys aren’t using Lazy Load. Seems to work right out of the box. If it can work for sites like Mashable, it should be pretty good on 1stwebdesigner dot com as well, don’t you agree?

      0
      • Saad Bassi

        Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 05:30

        10

        Agreed. Actually we are modifying it according to our needs. Soon you will see it active here on 1WD.:)

        0
        • Stijn

          Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 00:49

          17

          Love the feedback. Thanks for taking your time to reply to my comment. I’m looking forward to seeing how your development turns out. Be sure to make a study of performance before and after. Could make a huge impact on general web performance, if the JS can be made more compact.

          0
  • Amberly | Web Designer

    Monday, March 1st, 2010 17:52

    2

    Thanks for the plugins . . You saved me lots of time

    0
  • Romul

    Monday, March 1st, 2010 18:42

    3

    Cool! Exactly what I need.

    0
  • Marco

    Monday, March 1st, 2010 13:31

    4

    Don’t forget: http://www.vibethemes.com/wordpress-plugins/vslider-wordpress-image-slider-plugin/
    Works really well and is super easy to setup.

    0
    • Dainis Graveris

      Monday, March 1st, 2010 13:53

      1

      oh, thank you for great share :) will add!

      0
      • Wammo

        Sunday, May 22nd, 2011 09:22

        38

        Yup, vSlider is one of the best image slider plugins and it is regularly updated with new features. Thanks Marco, I am using vslider after reading your comment on this post. I think you should add it as it is definitely better than many you’ve listed above.

        0
  • Honey Singh

    Monday, March 1st, 2010 23:15

    11

    We can also use the plugins to optimise the SEO in images for example “SEO Friendly Images” which “Automatically adds alt and title attributes to all your images. Improves traffic from search results and makes them W3C/xHTML valid as well.” http://www.im-web-gefunden.de/wordpress-plugins/role-manager/

    0
  • Technology Design

    Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 19:33

    18

    Trying freebie images looks good

    0
  • Scott

    Thursday, May 27th, 2010 23:16

    19

    I have tried a couple of these, but didn’t seem to do exactly what I would like, which is…

    Display an image in my sidebar that is tag-related to the post. Ability to tag images and have them appear in the sidebar based on the tags of the respective post.

    Any ideas?

    -Scott

    0
    • Dainis Graveris

      Friday, May 28th, 2010 07:44

      20

      Hi Scott! I think your need is too specific and there will not be such plugin – I know such images are handled by WP Custom fields and you could find somewhere theme supporting this features and just include it in your own site.

      If not I think you should head out to forums and just ask there it to more experienced people :)

      0
  • Josiah

    Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 20:10

    15

    Thank you so much! This was a great post and exactly the options/suggestions I was looking for today!

    0
  • tiara

    Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 01:14

    12

    Great collection. I’ve used some of the plugins myself. Although there are a few I have to try yet. Thanks!

    0
  • dimaks

    Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 08:16

    13

    Great collection of plugins. But just a thought, don’t they cause heavy load on a blog server?

    0
    • Saad Bassi

      Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 19:49

      14

      Don’t install them all. Just install those which you want.:)

      0
  • Louis

    Sunday, May 29th, 2011 06:01

    40

    “WordPress Flash Uploader” also good plugin to upload ! I use this plugin and it’s working perfect !

    0
  • mark

    Monday, May 30th, 2011 18:28

    41

    Great list. I will recommend http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-gallery-plugin/ great plugin created using Jquery Nivo Slider.

    0
  • Steve

    Saturday, January 14th, 2012 06:19

    68

    Ive Used Dynamic Content Gallery for my site cause it so simple to use… thank admin

    0
  • Carren

    Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 12:13

    69

    Thnaks to posting this amazing WordPress plugins. I will install “Frontpage-Slideshow” on my blog.

    0
  • Debbie

    Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 20:20

    70

    Hi, what a super article. Really useful information and list. I love finding sites like yours on the internet.

    Thanks.

    Debbie

    0
  • Rian

    Saturday, January 7th, 2012 22:26

    67

    Loved the post but had to ask if anyone came across a WP plugin that can take screenshots of anything on your desktop and add it to a post/page?

    I’m wanting to avoid having to import images the normal way.
    Perhaps this is an idea for a clever plugin developer out there?

    Would love to know if anyone has seen anything similar.
    Thanks

    0
  • Raj

    Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 07:52

    66

    what a huge collection of plugins!!!!! very helpful…nice to know. i will use some of these plugins on my web blog.

    0
  • Jon Knudsen

    Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 07:44

    63

    Does any of the plug-ins support password protected pages?

    0
  • Janin

    Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 07:40

    64

    I’ve used Dynamic Content Gallery before and it great plugin for photo gallery…nice

    0
  • Marisa

    Thursday, December 15th, 2011 08:26

    65

    Great post for images. I am trying to utilize Flickr with my website and this is going to help me out a lot.

    0
  • Amit Shaw

    Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 07:05

    71

    Super Article. Thanks Thank you so much for sharing with us.

    0
  • Ana

    Sunday, February 5th, 2012 12:49

    72

    Lazy loader rocks! Thanks for information, this list is real gold.

    0
  • Dadony

    Thursday, April 12th, 2012 03:36

    78

    Excellent round up of wordpress plugins. I’ve just been through the lot and will recommend these to my list. Thanks

    0
  • vishal

    Sunday, April 29th, 2012 01:08

    79

    i think Flickr Photo Album is one of the best option from all of the above plugins. why flickr? because it serve as CDN for photo serving i think.

    0
  • Sanjay

    Sunday, May 13th, 2012 09:16

    80

    WordPress Content Slide quite good plugin out of 20 , slide shows has power for good Presentation to website in WordPress ,but your suggested plugin are useful , i will try other plugin also thanks!

    0
  • Bästa Sökoptimering

    Thursday, April 5th, 2012 08:44

    77

    Nice looking cool. Thanks for sharing nice themes.

    0
  • Shahid

    Friday, March 30th, 2012 09:27

    76

    DM Albums is quite attractive and useful too….i am thinking to add this in My site. And but obvious the above list is really awesome and useful. But is this affect the Loading speed of the Site..??

    0
  • Dan

    Sunday, February 19th, 2012 10:31

    73

    I personaly tried the lazy image plugin on my site but sometimes it doesnt load images.

    0
  • Auron

    Friday, March 9th, 2012 12:20

    74

    Hello guys,
    20 plugins and they all look great, thanks. But I don’t know which one to choose and I have no time for testing… :$
    I just need to create a page for each artist on my blog (see the link to Multipl’Art) and link that gallery from each artist’s page. Some nice thumbnail features are welcome as the ability to use video too as some artists are performers.
    Which one would you recommend?
    Thanks

    0
  • akhan

    Sunday, March 18th, 2012 06:58

    75

    Very surprise to me. Big lists of best images plugin. I was searching best plugin but here I can see all in one. Thanks a lot.

    0
  • Brat

    Sunday, December 4th, 2011 17:59

    62

    great list, i heard some of them but all of them are perfect

    0
  • Rex

    Friday, November 11th, 2011 13:47

    61

    One way to find the best plugins is to search for them. Fortunately, there is a search engine dedicated to the job.
    The search engine at searchwordpressplugins.com let’s you filter by:
    * minimum rating,
    * a minimum number of ratings,
    * a minimum number of downloads
    * a date since when the plugin must have been updated.
    * excluding any plugins that are reported as broken.
    Trying different search combinations, it is amazing what gems pop out from those 17,000 plugins.
    Rex

    0
  • Michael

    Sunday, July 17th, 2011 11:20

    47

    Another amazing flickr plugin:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/flickr-photo-post/
    The Flickr WordPress Plugin allows you to add flickr images to your wordpress posts.

    0
  • Zeth

    Friday, July 22nd, 2011 01:28

    48

    This is pretty cool. I’m just looking for a plugin that makes it reeeeeally easy to add images to blog-posts. I mean, easier that WordPress’ default way of doing it. I need everyone in the world, to be able to insert an image – even my grandma… Anyone know if any such thing exists?

    0
  • Rok Meglič

    Sunday, July 24th, 2011 12:57

    49

    Maybe you could add our new module, add images from Google Image Search in posts. It’s super easy to create imagefull post within seconds.

    0
  • Software Companies in India

    Monday, July 11th, 2011 10:16

    46

    Thnak you very much. this post useful for me

    0
  • Rahul

    Friday, July 8th, 2011 18:01

    45

    Great Collection
    I think we can find all slider wp image plugins here
    Thanks for sharing us

    0
  • Brandon

    Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 18:31

    42

    A killer list of plugins, i especially like Flippingbook! Cheers!

    0
  • Candy

    Friday, June 10th, 2011 09:02

    43

    I think “Netgen Gallery” is good for newbie, it have many beautiful effect. I like Netgen Plugin !

    0
  • Dave

    Friday, July 1st, 2011 17:08

    44

    Great List.

    Trying to pick one out of the many. Any favourite sliders of yours?

    0
  • Stephan

    Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 22:15

    50

    Wow. Thank you I will definitely use many of these on my blog.

    0
  • Joe Gee

    Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 06:37

    57

    Thanks for this article. I wish the screenshots would show you what the plugins look like but i think i found what i need :) I have been using nextgen and the built in viewer in my photocrati theme :)

    0
  • Nevis1

    Saturday, August 13th, 2011 22:52

    51

    Thanks for this post. I have a villa rental site where this will come in very handy. Now I don’t have to manually change the featured villas all the time. Now all villas can have equal time.

    Cheers.

    0
  • Bobo

    Sunday, November 6th, 2011 20:19

    59

    Hey Guys!

    Just ran across you site that has NOT DATES ANYWHERE ON ANY OF THE CONTENT.

    Since there’s no way to contextualize your software links, I guess this whole site is Spam and should be ignored.
    Thanks for nothing!

    0
  • Steve Mills

    Thursday, November 10th, 2011 04:45

    60

    I am using a few of these on my site to simplify my livecasting activities with photos

    0
  • Vipul

    Friday, October 28th, 2011 20:29

    58

    from ur page i started using this pluign on my site,

    0
  • web page designer

    Friday, September 30th, 2011 01:03

    56

    Hey Tom,

    Though you do have a few links that need repairing (someone hoodwinked the original URL you linked to), I STILL found several NEW goodies with which to choose from. WOW! …was all I could say while checking out all of these plugins.

    Thanks,
    Trish

    0
  • Vanessa V

    Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 21:03

    52

    Have you got Freebie Images to work? Whenever I perform a search with it, I get zero results. And it looks as though nobody at crestock.com is replying to comments in their page about it.

    0
  • Steve

    Friday, September 2nd, 2011 09:44

    53

    Thanks for the article, I have installed Next Gen gallery and it works great. Would recommend it.

    0
  • Pix

    Friday, August 20th, 2010 08:04

    24

    great list of plugins, but i gotta say the jQuery Image Lazy Loader WP is a very useful plugin that i didn’t know about. Thank you.

    -1
  • Adam Haworth

    Monday, September 12th, 2011 16:25

    54

    NextGEN Gallery has been the best by far for me, I use it with a java plugin and modifications to achieve really good results.
    It takes a bit of tweeking wit CSS to get it to sit right but apart from that its brillaint.

    -1
  • Sanjay

    Sunday, May 13th, 2012 09:16

    80

    WordPress Content Slide quite good plugin out of 20 , slide shows has power for good Presentation to website in WordPress ,but your suggested plugin are useful , i will try other plugin also thanks!

    0
  • vishal

    Sunday, April 29th, 2012 01:08

    79

    i think Flickr Photo Album is one of the best option from all of the above plugins. why flickr? because it serve as CDN for photo serving i think.

    0
  • Dadony

    Thursday, April 12th, 2012 03:36

    78

    Excellent round up of wordpress plugins. I’ve just been through the lot and will recommend these to my list. Thanks

    0
  • Bästa Sökoptimering

    Thursday, April 5th, 2012 08:44

    77

    Nice looking cool. Thanks for sharing nice themes.

    0
  • Shahid

    Friday, March 30th, 2012 09:27

    76

    DM Albums is quite attractive and useful too….i am thinking to add this in My site. And but obvious the above list is really awesome and useful. But is this affect the Loading speed of the Site..??

    0
  • akhan

    Sunday, March 18th, 2012 06:58

    75

    Very surprise to me. Big lists of best images plugin. I was searching best plugin but here I can see all in one. Thanks a lot.

    0
  • Auron

    Friday, March 9th, 2012 12:20

    74

    Hello guys,
    20 plugins and they all look great, thanks. But I don’t know which one to choose and I have no time for testing… :$
    I just need to create a page for each artist on my blog (see the link to Multipl’Art) and link that gallery from each artist’s page. Some nice thumbnail features are welcome as the ability to use video too as some artists are performers.
    Which one would you recommend?
    Thanks

    0
  • Dan

    Sunday, February 19th, 2012 10:31

    73

    I personaly tried the lazy image plugin on my site but sometimes it doesnt load images.

    0
  • Ana

    Sunday, February 5th, 2012 12:49

    72

    Lazy loader rocks! Thanks for information, this list is real gold.

    0
  • Amit Shaw

    Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 07:05

    71

    Super Article. Thanks Thank you so much for sharing with us.

    0
  • Debbie

    Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 20:20

    70

    Hi, what a super article. Really useful information and list. I love finding sites like yours on the internet.

    Thanks.

    Debbie

    0
  • Carren

    Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 12:13

    69

    Thnaks to posting this amazing WordPress plugins. I will install “Frontpage-Slideshow” on my blog.

    0
  • Steve

    Saturday, January 14th, 2012 06:19

    68

    Ive Used Dynamic Content Gallery for my site cause it so simple to use… thank admin

    0
  • Rian

    Saturday, January 7th, 2012 22:26

    67

    Loved the post but had to ask if anyone came across a WP plugin that can take screenshots of anything on your desktop and add it to a post/page?

    I’m wanting to avoid having to import images the normal way.
    Perhaps this is an idea for a clever plugin developer out there?

    Would love to know if anyone has seen anything similar.
    Thanks

    0
  • Raj

    Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 07:52

    66

    what a huge collection of plugins!!!!! very helpful…nice to know. i will use some of these plugins on my web blog.

    0
  • Marisa

    Thursday, December 15th, 2011 08:26

    65

    Great post for images. I am trying to utilize Flickr with my website and this is going to help me out a lot.

    0
  • Janin

    Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 07:40

    64

    I’ve used Dynamic Content Gallery before and it great plugin for photo gallery…nice

    0
  • Jon Knudsen

    Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 07:44

    63

    Does any of the plug-ins support password protected pages?

    0
  • Brat

    Sunday, December 4th, 2011 17:59

    62

    great list, i heard some of them but all of them are perfect

    0
  • Rex

    Friday, November 11th, 2011 13:47

    61

    One way to find the best plugins is to search for them. Fortunately, there is a search engine dedicated to the job.
    The search engine at searchwordpressplugins.com let’s you filter by:
    * minimum rating,
    * a minimum number of ratings,
    * a minimum number of downloads
    * a date since when the plugin must have been updated.
    * excluding any plugins that are reported as broken.
    Trying different search combinations, it is amazing what gems pop out from those 17,000 plugins.
    Rex

    0
  • Steve Mills

    Thursday, November 10th, 2011 04:45

    60

    I am using a few of these on my site to simplify my livecasting activities with photos

    0
  • Bobo

    Sunday, November 6th, 2011 20:19

    59

    Hey Guys!

    Just ran across you site that has NOT DATES ANYWHERE ON ANY OF THE CONTENT.

    Since there’s no way to contextualize your software links, I guess this whole site is Spam and should be ignored.
    Thanks for nothing!

    0
  • Vipul

    Friday, October 28th, 2011 20:29

    58

    from ur page i started using this pluign on my site,

    0
  • Joe Gee

    Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 06:37

    57

    Thanks for this article. I wish the screenshots would show you what the plugins look like but i think i found what i need :) I have been using nextgen and the built in viewer in my photocrati theme :)

    0
  • web page designer

    Friday, September 30th, 2011 01:03

    56

    Hey Tom,

    Though you do have a few links that need repairing (someone hoodwinked the original URL you linked to), I STILL found several NEW goodies with which to choose from. WOW! …was all I could say while checking out all of these plugins.

    Thanks,
    Trish

    0
  • The Nerdy Nurse

    Thursday, September 29th, 2011 02:30

    55

    always enjoy learning about new wordpress plugins!

    Thank you for this useful list. Like the stoke image one the best.

    +2
  • Adam Haworth

    Monday, September 12th, 2011 16:25

    54

    NextGEN Gallery has been the best by far for me, I use it with a java plugin and modifications to achieve really good results.
    It takes a bit of tweeking wit CSS to get it to sit right but apart from that its brillaint.

    -1
  • Steve

    Friday, September 2nd, 2011 09:44

    53

    Thanks for the article, I have installed Next Gen gallery and it works great. Would recommend it.

    0
  • Vanessa V

    Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 21:03

    52

    Have you got Freebie Images to work? Whenever I perform a search with it, I get zero results. And it looks as though nobody at crestock.com is replying to comments in their page about it.

    0
  • Nevis1

    Saturday, August 13th, 2011 22:52

    51

    Thanks for this post. I have a villa rental site where this will come in very handy. Now I don’t have to manually change the featured villas all the time. Now all villas can have equal time.

    Cheers.

    0
  • Stephan

    Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 22:15

    50

    Wow. Thank you I will definitely use many of these on my blog.

    0
  • Rok Meglič

    Sunday, July 24th, 2011 12:57

    49

    Maybe you could add our new module, add images from Google Image Search in posts. It’s super easy to create imagefull post within seconds.

    0
  • Zeth

    Friday, July 22nd, 2011 01:28

    48

    This is pretty cool. I’m just looking for a plugin that makes it reeeeeally easy to add images to blog-posts. I mean, easier that WordPress’ default way of doing it. I need everyone in the world, to be able to insert an image – even my grandma… Anyone know if any such thing exists?

    0
  • Michael

    Sunday, July 17th, 2011 11:20

    47

    Another amazing flickr plugin:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/flickr-photo-post/
    The Flickr WordPress Plugin allows you to add flickr images to your wordpress posts.

    0
  • Software Companies in India

    Monday, July 11th, 2011 10:16

    46

    Thnak you very much. this post useful for me

    0
  • Rahul

    Friday, July 8th, 2011 18:01

    45

    Great Collection
    I think we can find all slider wp image plugins here
    Thanks for sharing us

    0
  • Dave

    Friday, July 1st, 2011 17:08

    44

    Great List.

    Trying to pick one out of the many. Any favourite sliders of yours?

    0
  • Candy

    Friday, June 10th, 2011 09:02

    43

    I think “Netgen Gallery” is good for newbie, it have many beautiful effect. I like Netgen Plugin !

    0
  • Brandon

    Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 18:31

    42

    A killer list of plugins, i especially like Flippingbook! Cheers!

    0
  • mark

    Monday, May 30th, 2011 18:28

    41

    Great list. I will recommend http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-gallery-plugin/ great plugin created using Jquery Nivo Slider.

    0
  • Louis

    Sunday, May 29th, 2011 06:01

    40

    “WordPress Flash Uploader” also good plugin to upload ! I use this plugin and it’s working perfect !

    0
  • Siva

    Thursday, May 26th, 2011 13:18

    39

    Useful resources for WordPress blogs. Thanks for sharing

    0
  • Shane

    Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 06:28

    36

    FlippingBook sounds very interesting. I am looking for something to keep my design fresh and up to date. FlippingBook seems like it will really make the user experience worth while. Thank you for sharing.

    0
  • Glen

    Monday, May 9th, 2011 22:17

    35

    Can anyone recommend an plugin for scheduling events?

    0
    • Murray

      Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 13:35

      37

      Are you wanting an events calendar? If so try ‘The Events Calendar’ plugin

      0
  • Genny Mare

    Saturday, April 23rd, 2011 18:24

    34

    Thanks for helping me for the plagin. They are needed so much whereas if should solve the trouble. I am experiencing the meant. Now mine has run well. Once more: thanks so much.

    0
  • Abhay Singh

    Sunday, March 27th, 2011 21:34

    33

    I need some plugin that open images in post in some kinda style may be like Light Box, duh I’m struggling from past 1hour to get such a plugin ! LOL

    +4
  • Adam

    Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 20:22

    32

    Great post, I’m always looking to see what others plugins people like to reference.

    0
  • John

    Thursday, March 10th, 2011 07:59

    31

    Nice list.. I am having trouble finding a plugin that allows me to post multiple slideshows on different pages.. Any idea of one that can do this?

    0
  • Tek

    Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 16:46

    30

    Great summary! Keep ‘em comming!

    0
  • Thornhill Spa

    Friday, December 24th, 2010 14:12

    29

    Wow thanks, this has been useful. I see you guys are using the Lazy Loader as well. So nice to see a website that practices what it preaches!

    0
  • Gail Benge Kent

    Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 01:08

    28

    I’m looking for a recommendation for a great portfolio plug-in for WordPress Thesis theme. Any suggestions?

    +1
  • dgsinclair

    Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 23:40

    27

    What about a good thumbnail calendar?

    0
  • João Leitão

    Saturday, August 28th, 2010 14:55

    26

    Perfect collection of WordPress image plugins. I’ll use 2 or 3 of them. thank you and greetings from Sahara Desert!

    0
  • Dave Kinkade

    Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 07:40

    25

    Tom, thanks for the very helpful info. I’ve never seen DM until you mentioned it. If it works as good as it looks I think I just found my blog’s new photo album.

    +1
  • Pix

    Friday, August 20th, 2010 08:04

    24

    great list of plugins, but i gotta say the jQuery Image Lazy Loader WP is a very useful plugin that i didn’t know about. Thank you.

    -1
  • Tim

    Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 03:57

    23

    I’m going to give NextGen a try on the photography portion of my site. The theme I installed didn’t come with a default.

    +1
  • Adhie

    Monday, July 19th, 2010 20:04

    22

    Is jQuery Image Lazy Loader WP compatible with wordpress 3.0? used it but no effect…

    0
  • aki

    Sunday, June 6th, 2010 20:04

    21

    thanks for this! That lazy loader really cool! ;)

    0
  • Scott

    Thursday, May 27th, 2010 23:16

    19

    I have tried a couple of these, but didn’t seem to do exactly what I would like, which is…

    Display an image in my sidebar that is tag-related to the post. Ability to tag images and have them appear in the sidebar based on the tags of the respective post.

    Any ideas?

    -Scott

    0
    • Dainis Graveris

      Friday, May 28th, 2010 07:44

      20

      Hi Scott! I think your need is too specific and there will not be such plugin – I know such images are handled by WP Custom fields and you could find somewhere theme supporting this features and just include it in your own site.

      If not I think you should head out to forums and just ask there it to more experienced people :)

      0
  • Technology Design

    Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 19:33

    18

    Trying freebie images looks good

    0
  • Josiah

    Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 20:10

    15

    Thank you so much! This was a great post and exactly the options/suggestions I was looking for today!

    0
  • dimaks

    Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 08:16

    13

    Great collection of plugins. But just a thought, don’t they cause heavy load on a blog server?

    0
    • Saad Bassi

      Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 19:49

      14

      Don’t install them all. Just install those which you want.:)

      0
  • tiara

    Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 01:14

    12

    Great collection. I’ve used some of the plugins myself. Although there are a few I have to try yet. Thanks!

    0
  • Honey Singh

    Monday, March 1st, 2010 23:15

    11

    We can also use the plugins to optimise the SEO in images for example “SEO Friendly Images” which “Automatically adds alt and title attributes to all your images. Improves traffic from search results and makes them W3C/xHTML valid as well.” http://www.im-web-gefunden.de/wordpress-plugins/role-manager/

    0
  • tish

    Monday, March 1st, 2010 20:50

    9

    WOW! So many choices! But I have one question — has anyone experienced any problem with their WP site after one of these plugins was enabled? Had problems in the past with a number of plugins — would love a “heads up” if you’ve had a bad experience with one of these. Thanks.

    0
  • Melody

    Monday, March 1st, 2010 18:48

    7

    I love the image slideshows they have now and the fact that they’re available with the free themes–makes nice site design and features affordable…I’ll be sure to check out these others :)

    0
  • Stijn Vogels

    Monday, March 1st, 2010 16:06

    6

    Of all the plugins listed here, I’ve tried most. But the one I’m particularly fond of is ‘Thumbnail For Excerpts’. It works right out of the box, and makes your blog instantly more attractive. I use excerpts on my main page as well as archives. Excerpts make things look more concise, while the image still make it easily scanable.

    On thing I did notice is that the last version seems to be a little bugged. The creator writes that the plugins search for a thumb first. However, in some case I’ve noticed it does not pick the thumb and just scales the original image. This leads to bad performance, which I dislike.

    Of all the plugins I haven’t used, I think I’m going to give Lazyload (#1) a try.

    0
    • Stijn

      Monday, March 1st, 2010 18:55

      8

      To be honest, I find it strange you guys aren’t using Lazy Load. Seems to work right out of the box. If it can work for sites like Mashable, it should be pretty good on 1stwebdesigner dot com as well, don’t you agree?

      0
      • Saad Bassi

        Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 05:30

        10

        Agreed. Actually we are modifying it according to our needs. Soon you will see it active here on 1WD.:)

        0
        • Stijn

          Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 00:49

          17

          Love the feedback. Thanks for taking your time to reply to my comment. I’m looking forward to seeing how your development turns out. Be sure to make a study of performance before and after. Could make a huge impact on general web performance, if the JS can be made more compact.

          0
  • Marco

    Monday, March 1st, 2010 13:31

    4

    Don’t forget: http://www.vibethemes.com/wordpress-plugins/vslider-wordpress-image-slider-plugin/
    Works really well and is super easy to setup.

    0
    • Dainis Graveris

      Monday, March 1st, 2010 13:53

      1

      oh, thank you for great share :) will add!

      0
      • Wammo

        Sunday, May 22nd, 2011 09:22

        38

        Yup, vSlider is one of the best image slider plugins and it is regularly updated with new features. Thanks Marco, I am using vslider after reading your comment on this post. I think you should add it as it is definitely better than many you’ve listed above.

        0
  • Romul

    Monday, March 1st, 2010 18:42

    3

    Cool! Exactly what I need.

    0
  • Amberly | Web Designer

    Monday, March 1st, 2010 17:52

    2

    Thanks for the plugins . . You saved me lots of time

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