NextGen Gallery vs Envira Gallery Comparison

Comparing NextGen Gallery vs Envira GalleryWhich gallery plugin is the better alternative for my blog? With more and more competing premium WordPress plugins it gets harder and harder to answer that question. This article takes a look at two popular gallery plugins: It compares NextGen Gallery with Envira Gallery in order to help you with your decision in choosing one.

There are several other alternatives to NextGen Gallery and Envira Gallery on the market which I have compared in separate articles. Go to my main WordPress Gallery Plugins comparison to start your search.

Please note that this comparison only looks at the features on paper as reported by either plugin’s developers. It does not and can not tell you if or how well a certain feature will work for you. Because such a verdict would depend on too many variables, including your server setup and personal preference, I have decided to stick to the hard facts for this feature comparison between NextGen Gallery and Envira Gallery.

NextGen Gallery And Envira Gallery Feature Comparison

In my comparison I track 19 different features for all the WordPress gallery plugins. In NextGen Gallery you can find 13 out of 19 of those features. Envira Gallery on the other hand offers 9 out of the 19 features in total.

NextGen Gallery Envira Gallery
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General Gallery Features
Responsive Galleries


Photo Albums Management


Full Screen Display or Slideshow
Lightbox Display
Image Hover Effects
NextGen Gallery Envira Gallery
Gallery Display Options
Thumbnail Gallery


Image Slider Gallery


Image Carousel Gallery
Masonry Gallery Display
Blog Style Gallery Display
Infinite Scroll Display
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Integrations, Sharing and Misc
Social Sharing
Instagram Photo Import
Facebook Album Import
Pinterest Integration
Add Watermark To Photos


Display Video Galleries
Image Deep Linking
Image Commenting

Even if many of the features compared above overlap between the two competing products there is one very important difference: NextGen Gallery as well as Envira Gallery both provide a unique interface from which you will create beautiful photo galleries in your WordPress blogs. Since it is hard to rate the quality of such an interface objectively I recommend that you try both products yourself before deciding for one.

NextGen Gallery vs Envira Gallery Price Comparison

WPscoop indexes the exact prixing plans of all compared plugins. Please refer to the table below for a quick overview of the prices of NextGen Gallery and Envira Gallery.

To find the cheaper gallery plugin for your individual needs please go to my main comparison article. There you can search for the features you need and then see the exact price you would need to pay for NextGen Gallery or Envira Gallery (as well as other alternatives).

Price NextGen Gallery Envira Gallery
Minimum (1 Site) 0.00 USD 19.00 USD
Maximum (1 Site) 39.00 USD 49.00 USD
Minimum (10 Sites) 0.00 USD 99.00 USD
Maximum (10 Sites) 39.00 USD 99.00 USD

Explanations: The minimum price compared above is the lowest price a product is available for, e.g. the version with the least features. The maximum price listed is for a version of the product that includes all features. For plugins that charge per addon it factors in the cost of all available addons. For some products the price increases if you want to use it on more than 1 WordPress site – the listed price for 10 sites shows if that is the case.

Disclaimer: While we update this comparison regularly we can not guarantee the prices displayed above are still correct and take no responsibility if they changed.

Product Videos

You can have a look at the Youtube videos below to see NextGen Gallery and Envira Gallery in action. That will give you a better idea of how the interface looks and which of the two gallery plugins is easier to use.

NextGen Gallery Video

Envira Gallery Video

More Information

Visit the developers website to learn more about each of the WordPress gallery plugins and order or download the software.

Most WordPress plugins have an option to test their service for free, either thrhough a basic free version, a trial period or online demo. Check if such an offer exists for NextGen Gallery and Envira Gallery and if so: Make use of it! By doing so you can compare both plugins directly and find out which one is the better alternative in you situation.

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Other Alternative Gallery Plugins

But wait, there is more! Besides NextGen Gallery and Envira Gallery I have compared several other gallery plugins on WPscoop. I recommend you start your search for NextGen Gallery alternatives or Envira Gallery alternatives in the main comparison article. There you can filter all different products and search for the features you need.

NextGen Gallery vs. other WordPress gallery plugins

Envira Gallery vs. other WP gallery plugins

Did you spot a mistake in here? Is some feature in my comparison out of date? Please leave a comment below so I can update the article!

Which one is the better image gallery plugin: NextGen Gallery or Envira Gallery? Please share your opinion or experience in the comments!

Last update on: 12.3.2015

About Thomas Höfter

I am a WordPress plugin developer from Germany. Some might know me from my WP Robot plugin or one of my free plugins but most don't know me at all. To change that you can write me a message or find me on Google+.


  1. Hi Thomas

    I have a question and I hope you can help me. I have created photo albums with NEXT GEN for a photography portfolio. I want picture to be displayed one at the time with the left and right arrows so that users can go back and forth. With nextgen I am not able to find the option for arrows anywhere. Can you confirm that or give me a tip on how to install that option^

    thank you!!!

  2. I recently came across this comparison, and I know it’s dated. I was wondering if you can update it.

    Envira has a full-featured Albums addon:

    Envira does have social sharing:

    Envira also has Watermarking:

    Envira also has the ability to display Video galleries:

    Envira has both Pinterest and Instagram:

    Thank you

  3. One feature the Envira Gallery does NOT currently have is the ability to link right into a photo gallery. Currently, you need to create a page and you can only link to the page (and not to a large size lightbox display).

    I hope they’ll develop this feature as NextGallery already has it available.

  4. This was very helpful. Thank you.

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