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  1. Grant Palin
    Grant Palin February 24, 2014 at 15:30 | | Reply

    Experimenting with both NextGen and Envira. The latter seems to provide a waaay better user experience. Thinking of doing a blog post with side-by-side comparisons.

    1. Jean Galea
      Jean Galea February 25, 2014 at 12:54 | | Reply

      No doubt about User Experience Grant, Envira leads in that respect.

  2. Luke
    Luke June 8, 2014 at 17:23 | | Reply

    Have you figured out how to make the gaps an even width either side of the gallery grid on Envira yet ? It’s a current bug even on their demo site I’m desperate to find a fix for it !

  3. Anke
    Anke August 7, 2014 at 11:04 | | Reply

    Hi there, I’m just reading about Envira on various pages because NextGen is a no-go for me. Especially now that I have to completely set up my site again. Thanks for your review!
    It might be interesting for other readers, too, that the basic Envira version costs $19 right now, and there’s a discount of 20% on any licence if you use the code FREEDOM.

  4. will Barker
    will Barker March 17, 2015 at 05:35 | | Reply

    I am finding Envira really nice to look at, but its really slow in the backend using th elight version.
    We are using a fresh install with default plain theme and no plugins, so it cant be anything else.
    shame really.

  5. Jon - Millgrove Photography
    Jon - Millgrove Photography March 31, 2015 at 21:47 | | Reply

    I’ve been using Envira for a few months now and it’s SO easy to build and change galleries. It’s great and makes everything easy, and works great with mobile which is so important now (and about to get moreso with the coming Google update in April). My only issue is that it waits for all of the images to load until any of them show up (in Firefox at least) – so I’m needing to break up a large gallery into littler ones manually. It would be better if it loaded the images in order from top down so the first ones loaded real fast, giving the rest a chance to load as people scrolled down? I might be doing something wrong, if there’s a way to force that to happen I’d love to hear it! 🙂

  6. Steve Stoddart
    Steve Stoddart July 22, 2016 at 03:16 | | Reply

    I liked the look of Envira…. but soon found a couple of things which did not add to what would other wise be a great product…

    First, it was not the best start to find out Envira is a subscription based product – after shelling out for it. OK, you can cancel the auto renewal and the product will continue to work after the initial 12 months (but without updates, etc) but what I found distasteful was not having the subscription made clear from the outset…

    Second and perhaps more important, Envira downloads the entire gallery… there is no other option. For any number of reasons, I prefer the first image only in any given gallery to download and then have the viewer select, from thumbnails below, the next image – or after a time, have the next displayed….

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