Big news for the most popular WordPress gallery plugin, NextGEN Gallery.
Photocrati has acquired the plugin, and will be taking it to the next level of awesome.
With over 5 million people using the plugin, a big update is overdue. So the first steps Photocrati is taking is to improve and stream linen the user interface, making it easier for photographers to create their portfolios. Photocrati is working with Automattic (the people behind WordPress) to make the plugin compatible with its VIP environment, which means if you are not self hosting your WordPress website, NextGEN will soon be available for you. Also on the list are bug and security fixes.
NextGEN Gallery Plans
The Photocrati team plans on taking NextGEN Gallery and making it the multiple portfolio tool for WordPress websites.
- New slideshow displays
- New filmstrip displays
- New thumbnail displays
- New caption and filmstrip skins for styling
- Integrated and fully-featured eCommerce for all gallery types, including print and price options, digital downloads, shopping cart and Paypal integration
But that’s not all. Photocrati also plans to integrate the plugin to the most popular WordPress theme for photographers. The Photocrati theme really is a super theme. With the stunning galleries that has the capabilities to produce, I know i’m excited to see where the integration takes the combination.
Thanks for reading and happy shooting,