sonnb - XenGallery (XenForo Gallery)

sonnb - XenGallery (XenForo Gallery) 2.6.9

No permission to buy ($40.00)
Compatible XF 1.x versions
  1. 1.2
  2. 1.3
  3. 1.4
  4. 1.5
Additional requirements
PHP EXIF extension (not required but will be used for photo's EXIF reading).
One license per domain
Updates duration
1 year. 10$ renewal.
Visible branding
Yes, but removable with payment
It is time for you to start using a modern Album Photo Gallery - XenForo Gallery. With nice layout and modern functions, you would make your users happy.

For video uploading, after install this addon, please install the extension in this link:

So what does this addon provide you:
  • Create albums with photos
  • Set custom privacy for Albums/Photos wherever who could view/comment on your Albums and Photos. For Albums you could set who can add photos to your albums. You also can set who has permission to download the original photos of the album.
  • Built in with default album type: Profile Album and Mobile Upload Album (depends on whatever you are online on).
  • Photo tagging with facebook-like styles. User could set privacy in their account to allow who can tag them and they would be asked for confirmation each time they get tagged or they could enable direct tagging that do not ask for their confirmation.
  • User could set default privacy values for new albums and photos.
  • NewsFeed if someone posted new albums/photos/comments or was tagged.
  • Alert system ready.
  • Photo Exif ready. Auto read photo's exif data (if available). Exif data would be shown in photo view with some detail information: Camera model/Location/Focal Length/ISO speed... you could see all important exif data by click on detail information as you could see in Flickr. (This function require exif extension to be enabled).
  • Album list and photo list are auto grid and auto load new pages so just scroll down to see more item, no more manual click on pages. (You could enable regular page selecting from Style Properties).
  • Photos with same location would be available on that specific location page
  • Photos with same camera would be available on that specific camera page with some camera's information.
  • Limitation per usergroup (File size, album count, photo count in a album, new albums/photos/comments would be moderated or not...).
  • Streaming System (Another name of Tag as it might confused from photo people tagging).
  • Collection System: A set of photos or albums that would be promoted by your staffs.
  • Widget (Widget Frameworks) is ready for comments, photos and albums.
  • Category structure to classify your member's albums.
  • Author's page with cover support and list all of his Albums/Photos and Photos that he was tagged in.
  • BBCode embed your photo/album to comments or to threads.
  • Responsive ready.
  • Searchable for albums and phôt
  • In photo view, you are able to:
  • Move photo to another albums.
  • Tagging people.
  • Rotate photo.
  • Edit photo privacy.
  • Make photo as album cover (shown in album list).
  • Download photo (full/original) - With permission set by album's owner.
  • Set photo as your avatar.
  • Navigate to next/previous photo by keyboard narrow or click on navigation icon.
  • See a list of photos that currently in this album.
  • Like photo.
  • Report photo
  • Comment
  • Share Photo to social networks (Google+, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest...) or using BBCode, HTML code.
  • See closest 14 photos (related photos).
- In album view, you are able to:
  • Tag people to this album.
  • Add photo to this album.
  • Add location where this album was taken.
  • Like album.
  • Comment.
  • Report.
  • Edit album privacy
  • Share album to social.
And more...

  • Import from IPB.Gallery 5.0.2+
  • Import from vB3.8.x Album
  • Import from vB4 Album
  • Import from [xfru] User Album
  • Import from PhotoPost Pro 8.4 (vBB Integration)
  • Import from PhotoPost Pro 8.4 (XF Integration)
  • Import from PhotoPost vBGallery 3.x (vB 4.x)
  • Import from PhotoPost vBGallery 2.4.x (vB 3.6.x+)
  • Import from your existing forum that used to upload photos.
  • Import from PhotoPlog 2.1.4.x (vB 3.6.x+).
  • Import from [DBTech] Gallery PRO 1.2.8 (vB 4.x).
  • Import from XenMediaGallery.
  • Import from vBB Video Directory.
  • Import from XenMedio.

- French:

Development plan:
  • 1.0.x For importers, basic features...
  • 1.1.x For overlay, slideshow....
  • 1.2 (or 2.0?) Videos...


  • XenForo 1.1.3 and above.
  • You must have EXIF extension enabled to use exif feature.

  • 40USD for single nominated domain license with small copyright at the footer in gallery.
  • Extra 40USD to remove copyright information (with instruction).
  • Bulk Purchasing: 5USD discount for each extra license. If you purchase 2 licenses it would be 75$, 3 licenses is 110$ and so on...
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First release
Last update
4.92 star(s) 50 ratings

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Latest reviews

Developer misled everyone almost 4 years ago stating he was releasing a version to support XF2. Disappears, and resurfaces, disappears again, talks in circles makes more empty promises. Frankly, he needs to be removed as a resource because of the extensive documentation about being unreliable. Openly admitted in his own posts "I believe that I vanished long enough". He needs to permanently vanish. Unreliable developers like this are a plague to the community and forum owners who trust them for security and feature updates.
Thanks for your review. We should review on the real things not something in your mind. XenGallery for XF1 is still being updated with bug fixes (including security issues). Just in case you didn't know, the last update was on June 20th.
This is one of my favorite plug-ins of all time. 5-stars is not enough, really can't say enough great stuff about this gallery system. I even have purchased the official gallery system ... disabled it. This one is just better in every category except for giving the ability to post to the gallery and having the pics 1-click post into a forum post.
I am one of the early customers of this XenGallery addon. I purchased it in 2013 with its version 1.x when the other availabe addon XMG (XenMediaGallery) was not yet merged with XF. I do not regret that decision for Xengallery.

Xengallery is so much better for photography oriented forums vs. XMG. It is not only cheaper than XMG, it offers also even after 5 year years now still more and better features for photo-centric-communities. The video upload features are also good. And it is looking better, which is an important point for this target group (photographers).

You have with Xengallery importers for everything. You do not need to own XMG, if you buy XenGallery. And the developper is VERY fast in responding and resolving bugs. High quality work. Almost no features are missing for photography communities (see my suggestions in the forum of sonnb)

Please keep this focus on photography and photographers also for the new XF2.0 compatible version in 2018! As far as I heard this will be called then Xengallery 3.x, which shall com eout in the second quarter of 2018.
This was my first upgrade in about a year as I just now renewed my license (only $10 for another year!). There was a slight bug that sonnb fixed in less then 12 hours. The new version rocks and my users love it! Thanks for an awesome add-on!!
I had a strange on-going issue with XenGallery 2.5.5 that I couldn't figure out. sonnb (the mod author) spent at least a week working with me almost non-stop to resolve the problem. The mod itself is awesome and is packed with features. Highly recommended! Thanks for the excellent customer service!!!
Great Add-on with A+ support
He is very supportive, you never left alone,He fixed my problems ASAP
I am so happy with this purchase
Thank you for your great support.
Without a doubt still the best Gallery add-on. Xenforo official gallery addon could use/learn a few things when it comes to layout freshness and features needed by most members.
This is the best Gallery add-on ever made for Xenforo IMO! It looks awesome and loads very fast. You can add categories and sort albums, and there is an extensive permission set. With the video add-on you can upload videos as well. The mod author responds quickly and always fixes any issue. Thanks!
nice gallery better then the xenforo gallery! i switched today from the xenforo gallery to this gallery and it is really much better as the xenforo gallery!
Great to finally be able to move my PHPbb Gallery over to XF. Successfully completed import using V2.2.1. Wish to thank Sonnb for answering some questions I had during this process.