Envira Gallery Documentation

Documentation, Reference Materials and Tutorials for Envira Gallery

NextGEN Importer Addon

The NextGen Importer Addon for Envira Gallery will allow you to quickly and easily import your NextGen galleries into Envira as well as your NextGen albums. We’ll walk you through how to import your NextGen galleries and albums into Envira.


  • Any Envira license
  • WordPress 4.9+
  • Envira Gallery


Please follow our instructions on how to install and activate addons.

In this instance, you’ll be activating the Envira NextGEN Importer Addon.


Step 1 – Select the galleries to import

Your first step will be to navigate to the WordPress admin » Envira Gallery » NextGen Import.

Here you’ll see a complete list of all the NextGen galleries on the Galleries tab.

Simply select the gallery you want to import by clicking the checkbox and then the Import Galleries button.

Navigate to the NextGen screen under Envira Gallery menu to being importing your NextGen galleries

Once the import has successfully completed you’ll see confirmation on the screen.

You'll see a success message of Imported! next to the gallery name once the gallery was successfully imported into Envira

You’ll find the imported galleries by clicking Envira Gallery » NextGen Import

Once the gallery was imported, you'll now see it in the gallery list screen for Envira by clicking Envira Gallery from the menu on the left.

Simply edit the galleries and enable any specific options you wish.

Once you’ve set up your options, click Update to save the changes.

These imported galleries will look like any other Envira gallery, the only difference is how they were created.

And that’s it, it’s really that simple!

Now that you’ve tackled importing NextGen galleries, check out our article on how to create a gallery using your Dropbox images using Envira’s Dropbox Importer Addon.


Q: Can I import NextGEN Albums?

A: Absolutely! Using Envira’s Albums Addon, you’ll be able to import NextGen Albums as well by following the same steps as above but clicking the Albums tab to import any available NextGEN Albums.

Using the NextGen Importer Addon, you can also easily import your NextGen Albums too!

An important thing to remember for importing Albums would be to make sure you’ve imported all of your galleries first or the albums won’t have the right galleries to import.

Q: Why aren’t my galleries importing?

A: You may be trying to import too many galleries at once. The import could be timing out and therefore you’d need to only import a few galleries at a time.