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WordPress, as everyone knows not just favors blogging,

but also happens to be an absolute platform to showcase anything that is image, video, photo or slideshow. There are a plenty of WordPress plugins that helps you to come up with an excellent site that features photos and videos. In this post, I’ve gathered up few best WordPress gallery plugins that lets you build a site that is simply awesome.

APPTHA WORDPRESS PHOTO GALLERY

This photo gallery plugin, developed by Apptha lets you to create and display multiple albums in a smooth gallery slide show. The most amazing thing with this plugin is it features a Mac Dock effect which offers a stylish and classy look to your site. You can also import albums directly from your Flickr and Picasa accounts.

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WP PHOTO ALBUM PLUS

WP photo album plus is a photo gallery plugin that helps you to create sub albums for your main albums. The plugin features a photo of the day option in which you can add a photo that can be displayed on your site for the entire day or week or any period of time. It also allows you to add any number of photos to your site.

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APPTHA WORDPRESS VIDEO GALLERY

This Apptha video gallery plugin allows you to play videos in a high definition quality. Video banner display, video search display and video scaling and customization happens to be the best features of this plugin. The plugin has an in-built HDFLV player and comes in six different stylish skins. You can also alter the width, height, theme, skin and volume of the video gallery.

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NEXT GEN GALLERY

NextGen Gallery plugin features a centralized gallery management that has options for editing, deleting, inserting, reordering and resizing the images. You are allowed manage galleries from a single location. There are also options for batch uploading of images.

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FLASH VIDEO GALLERY

Flash video gallery is a video gallery plugin for WordPress that comes with options for autoplay, titles, skin colors, gallery size and images item options. It has an excellent compatibility to all browsers.You can easily switch from one video to another without having to refresh the page.

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CINCOPA CONTENT GALLERY

Cincopa content gallery is best with blogs and sites that are up to CMS technology. The plugin lets you to come up with an excellent slideshow gallery for your blog. There is a video transcoding technology to allow you upload videos of all formats. Cincopa is well supported with Blackberry, iPhone and other smart phones.

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PHOTO GALLERIA

This WordPress plugin is mostly favored by photographers and designers. The defaultly used WordPress gallery shortcode is filtered and replaced with a jQuery powered gallery in this plugin.

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COOL VIDEO GALLERY

Cool Video Gallery features an automatic preview image generation of videos by using FFMPEG library. It allows you to upload and add YouTube videos in multiple galleries. The plugin supports videos of flv, mp3, mp4, m4v and mov extensions. Bulk video uploads, bulk video deletion, skin selection, default volume setting, shortcode integration, scanning gallery folders are few of the best features of this plugin.

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SUPER SLIDER SHOW

This wordpress slide show plugin offers endless custom CSS based transition possibilities. It comes in 9 transition types per style, 20+ sample css transitions and 5 base transition styles. Endless image animation feature is offered in this plugin.

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These are few WordPress plugins which I find to be the best and essential ones with a WordPress site or blog. So, soon feed your sites up with one or more of these plugins.

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