Sometimes you need to use images because it is more easy to explain something to your readers by showing them an image. Really, images can explain many things which we even can’t explain in thousands of words but sometimes one image is not enough. When this is the case you can use gallery plugins to make a slideshow to explain your point to your audience. These galleries will also give your blog a great look.
Let’s assume that you need to explain something to your readers step by step and you want to do it with images. So it would be a better choice to use a slideshow or gallery plugin on your blog instead of pasting every single image separately. You can also set a bunch of infographs into your slider which will be a great way to tell your readers that what they need to do first and what they need to do in the middle and end of the work.
Or let’s assume that you own a photography blog and you need to show your work with some cool effects and you don’t want to show your images in a video. So it would be a better idea again to use slideshows.
These slideshows will automatically change or turn images one by one. For Example you have 5 different images on a single project and you want them to change after some specific time(let’s say after 5 seconds) then you can modify the settings of your gallery plugin to change images after some particular time(5 seconds).
So today I will share some cool Gallery plugins with you guys which you can use on your blog to have a better engagements with your audience and to enhance your blog’s beauty.
Shareprints is a great plugin to put some cool slideshows on your blog. Although it is a premium plugin but still you will love to get this plugin, especially after hearing about the features this cool plugin has.
SharePrints is a simple plugin which even a newbie can use and by offering some truly interactive gallery features Shareprints make its self really different from others. It is fully responsive gallery plugin and you will love this plugin when you will find more about its awesome range of gallery layouts.
One of the most popular layouts SharePrints has is the Masonry layout which most of the SharePrints’ users love. You will be able to use clever filmstrip and other slider layouts or you can use the awesome blog style gallery.
But one of the major and most cool feature this plugin has is its social features like inline image commenting and intuitive social sharing buttons.
One of the very finest plugin you could ever had when it comes to Image gallery plugins. This is one of the plugins I used in the very beginning of my blogging career.
Do you know why I used this plugin? Because it is completely SEO friendly. How? Well, because it doesn’t put that extra burden on your blog which other sliders do therefore Soliloquy doesn’t leave an bad impact on your blog’s load speed.
Extra Info: If you don’t know about what impacts your blog’s load speed can have on your Search Engine rankings then let me clarify you a small but a important fact.
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Well, let’s come back to the topic. As I said first Soliloquy can be your number one priority if you are willing to use a free gallery plugin. Though if you still want a premium version then you can buy one of their packages including: Master(249$), Developer(99$), Multi(49) and Personal(19$)
Read more about Soliloquy on their homepage
One another premium plugin which will work great for you. You will only need to pay 27$ for a single time for personal use. FooBox is described as a responsive image lightbox gallery plugin which has great and attracting layout functionality.
By using FooBox you will be able to get social sharing icons for every single image to allow your users to share your images by just clicking on the relevant social button.
With 4.5 star rating from 5, Photo Gallery could be one of the easiest and simplest plugin you can have to get a cool photo gallery or image slider on your blog.
With more than 100,000 active installs Photo Gallery stands on fourth position in my list. Photo Gallery is developed by WebDorado. You can edit your images to get different angles and views.
It is a completely responsive and SEO friendly plugin. You can add image galleries on your posts and pages by using this Gallery plugin.
You can also add tags and descriptions on your gallery images which is one of the most important tool for SEO of slider images.
You can also organize different galleries into different albums by using this plugin.
WP responsive photo gallery
Wp Responsive photo gallery is a beautifully designed plugin which will give you an awesome photo gallery with cool photo thumbnails.
You can add as many images as you want into a single gallery project. You can also have a demo of your slide before publishing it on your blog.
You can adjust height, width and resolution of your gallery images and thumbnail images also. You can also adjust time duration between flipping of an image to another or you can decide that whether you want to make your slider automatic or you want your users to change images at their own.