NextGen Gallery on the Frontend – Allow Users to Upload Photo Galleries

nextgen gallery on the frontend

Photo galleries are important. There are an infinity of scenarios in which the photos are primordial.

For example, if you run a community of photographers who travel the world capturing unforgettable moments, you need to constantly feed your website. And it would be great to give them access, so they can upload photos from the frontend without having to deal with the backend in wp-admin.

Also, if you sell photos for magazines or the like, your team may need to have access to photo creation from the frontend of your site quickly.

That’s why in this article we want to show you how easy it is to allow your users to upload photo galleries from the frontend using the WP Frontend Admin plugin. This tool helps you see and edit any wp-admin page on the frontend of your site.

Important. This article assumes that you are using the NextGen plugin for your galleries. But you can get it here if you don’t have it.

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After installing and activating WP Frontend Admin, you need to follow these simple steps to allow your users to upload galleries from the frontend.

1- Open the gallery creator in NextGen

The first step is to open the NextGen plugin and go to the gallery creator. To do this, click Add Gallery / Images.

2- View it on the frontend

Now you need to click View on the frontend. This will open the gallery creator on the frontend of your site. We know it seems too simple to be true, but that’s how simple it is. You only need one click.

3- Configure and publish the frontend page

Basically, what we do is create a frontend page in a second or two. Of course, this would take a lot longer if you started programming the page by yourself.

So what you need to do is set the new page’s quick settings. The plugin displays a panel on the left side of the screen in which you can choose the page title, URL slug, template, and the menu to which you want to add the page.

Also, you can hide any unnecessary elements. For this just click on Hide element and then click on the elements you want to hide. For example, you can hide the Add Gallery / Images element.

When you’re done configuring it, click on Save to publish it.

4- See how your page looks

Now your users will be required to log in to create the new galleries on the frontend.

You’ll see that now your users who are logged in and authorized to create galleries will see this page and no longer have to deal with the backend.


As you can see, it’s really simple to allow your users to create photo galleries from the frontend. It only takes one click and some minutes to configure the frontend page.

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1- Can I use other plugins to create web apps?

Yes. You can display any admin page on the frontend, and it works with all WordPress plugins.

2- Is the plugin compatible with page builders?

Yes. You can use it with other page builders such as Elementor, Visual Composer, Gutenberg, Divi, Beaver Builder, WP Page Builder, Page Builder by SiteOrigin, Oxygen, Live Composer, Brizy, and many others to create great sites.

3- What if I cannot see this page on the frontend after login?

If you can not view the page after log in, you need to use one of these roles: administrator

In case you don’t want to assign one of these roles, you can create a new user role with the User Role Editor plugin. This new user role needs the NextGEN Upload images capability.

4- How many elements can I hide?

You can hide all elements you want. It all depends on you. Just be careful not to hide important elements that your users may need in the future.

5- What if I want to restore all items hidden?

That’s simple. Just click on Revert below the Hide Element button.

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