Photocrati Media, Boulder, Colo., a provider of WordPress themes for photographers, acquired the NextGEN Gallery WordPress plugin.
The NextGEN gallery plugin is now the dominant image gallery plugin for WordPress, Photocrati Media said. With more than 5 million downloads, NextGEN Gallery is also one of the most popular WordPress plugins.
Later this year, Photocrati will also launch a premium upgrade for NextGEN, called NextGEN Pro. NextGEN Pro will offer a range of beautiful new gallery display styles as well as fully-featured ecommerce functionality. Some of the plans for NextGEN Pro include: alternative slideshow displays; alternative filmstrip displays; alternative thumbnail displays; caption and filmstrip skins to adjust styling; fully-featured ecommerce for all gallery types and including print and price options; digital downloads; and shopping cart and PayPal integration.
The Photocrati Team is merging NextGEN and NextGEN Pro into the popular Photocrati WordPress theme. Soon, Photocrati users will have all the functionality of these plugins seamlessly available in the Photocrati theme, without losing any of the options or gallery displays currently available.