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Why WordPress Is A Great Website Platform For You! (Part 9)

Written by Mark Steinbrueck
If a picture is worth 1,000 words, how much more is a photo gallery worth?

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Welcome to week nine of our series of why WordPress is a great website platform for you.  In case you missed any of the past posts, below are links to each of the last 8 weeks’ blog posts discussing the benefits of WordPress websites:

  1. It’s Supported World Wide
  2. It’s Free!
  3. It’s updated on a regular basis
  4. It is easy to use
  5. Image Sliders
  6. Easy Calendars
  7. Staff Directory
  8. Easy Contact Forms

In this week’s post, we are continuing our focus on specific functionality that can be added to your WordPress website.   

The 9th reason that WordPress is a great website platform for you is:  Photo Galleries

Because OurChurch.Com builds a lot of church websites, ministry websites, and school websites, we have learned that photo galleries are a very big part of what our customers want in a website.  People within the organization like to see photos of past activities and those who are checking out the organization for the first time can learn a lot by viewing pictures on their website.  Visitors would much rather learn about an organization through a variety of pictures instead of reading pages and pages of text.  In fact…

 If a picture is worth 1000 words, how much more is a photo gallery worth?

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There are quite a few photo gallery plugins available for WordPress and we have found that NextGEN Gallery is the best option for our clients.  We researched other photo gallery plugins that claim they may be slightly easier to use, however, they also come with significant limitations or additional cost to unlock the features that most people want in a photo gallery.

Some of the benefits of NextGEN Gallery are:

  • Easy to install into your website
  • Unlimited galleries and albums
  • Variety of display options
  • Over 1 million active installs
  • Regular updates and responsive support

The NextGEN Gallery comes standard with all of our custom website packages.

Do you have experience with NextGEN Gallery?  If so, what are your thoughts?  Please post your comments below.

To discuss this and other options for your website, please contact us here!

About the author

Mark Steinbrueck

Mark Steinbrueck is President and Co-founder of OurChurch.Com. He is a member of Generations Christian Church, a husband and father of 3. He is a huge Cardinals baseball fan and bleeds Garnet and Gold. Find on Google+.

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