Which 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 SharePrints in order to help you with your decision in choosing one.
There are several other alternatives to NextGen Gallery and SharePrints 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 SharePrints.
NextGen Gallery And SharePrints 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. SharePrints on the other hand offers 12 out of the 19 features in total.
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|General Gallery Features|
|Photo Albums Management||
|Full Screen Display or Slideshow|
|Image Hover Effects|
|Gallery Display Options|
|Image Slider Gallery||
|Image Carousel Gallery|
|Masonry Gallery Display|
|Blog Style Gallery Display|
|Infinite Scroll Display|
|Integrations, Sharing and Misc|
|Instagram Photo Import|
|Facebook Album Import|
|Add Watermark To Photos||
|Display Video Galleries|
|Image Deep Linking|
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 SharePrints 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 SharePrints 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 SharePrints.
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 SharePrints (as well as other alternatives).
|Minimum (1 Site)||0.00 USD||39.00 USD|
|Maximum (1 Site)||39.00 USD||39.00 USD|
|Minimum (10 Sites)||0.00 USD||129.00 USD|
|Maximum (10 Sites)||39.00 USD||129.00 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.
You can have a look at the Youtube videos below to see NextGen Gallery and SharePrints 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
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 SharePrints 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.
Other Alternative Gallery Plugins
But wait, there is more! Besides NextGen Gallery and SharePrints I have compared several other gallery plugins on WPscoop. I recommend you start your search for NextGen Gallery alternatives or SharePrints 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
- NextGen Gallery vs Envira Gallery Comparison
- NextGen Gallery vs MaxGalleria Comparison
- NextGen Gallery vs FooGallery Comparison
SharePrints 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 SharePrints? Please share your opinion or experience in the comments!
Last update on: 12.3.2015