NextGen Gallery vs MaxGalleria Comparison

Comparing NextGen Gallery vs MaxGalleriaWhich 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 MaxGalleria in order to help you with your decision in choosing one.

There are several other alternatives to NextGen Gallery and MaxGalleria 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 MaxGalleria.

NextGen Gallery And MaxGalleria 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. MaxGalleria on the other hand offers 9 out of the 19 features in total.

NextGen Gallery MaxGalleria
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General Gallery Features
Responsive Galleries



Photo Albums Management



Full Screen Display or Slideshow
Lightbox Display


Image Hover Effects
NextGen Gallery MaxGalleria
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 MaxGalleria 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 MaxGalleria 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 MaxGalleria.

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 MaxGalleria (as well as other alternatives).

Price NextGen Gallery MaxGalleria
Minimum (1 Site) 0.00 USD 0.00 USD
Maximum (1 Site) 39.00 USD 114.00 USD
Minimum (10 Sites) 0.00 USD 0.00 USD
Maximum (10 Sites) 39.00 USD 594.00 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 MaxGalleria 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

MaxGalleria 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 MaxGalleria 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 MaxGalleria I have compared several other gallery plugins on WPscoop. I recommend you start your search for NextGen Gallery alternatives or MaxGalleria 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

MaxGalleria 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 MaxGalleria? Please share your opinion or experience in the comments!

Last update on: 12.3.2015

About Thomas Höfter

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