Social Gallery Lite is the latest premium plugin to offer a feature packed "Lite" version, available on the largest WordPress plugin repository on-line - WordPress.org and at point of publishing this release has 5 star ratings and over two hundred downloads.
In its blog post detailing the recent release Social Gallery claims to be the "original facebook-style lightbox plugin for WordPress" - with features as follows:
• The Fantastic Social Gallery “Facebook-
• Facebook Likes & Comments against your blog images
• Easy upgrade to Social Gallery V2.0 Pro
• Super-easy Install Wizard
• It’s Free!
Social Gallery Lite has been released with "all of the key features from the full version" - "It’s not quite as feature packed as Social Gallery Pro but it’s still kick ass. If you are looking to test out Social Gallery or your on a small (or zero) budget you can get a copy of Social Gallery Lite on WordPress.org here" - with Facebook Like and Facebook Commenting functionality, though by checking the feature list it's apparent that the Lite version does not have several of the features available within the premium equivalent, including (but not limited to) Adsense compatibility, NextGen & Justified Image Grid compatibility, CSS3 Animations & Support.
"With over 100 downloads within the first 8 hours, it's easy to see that Social Gallery Lite is going to be a big hit with people wanting to download Social Gallery for free - our only hope is that more people can get the benefits of our plugin, even if they can't afford the small price tag of the premium version" said the plugins creator.
“I’m very happy with the plugin. I think its genius“
Heather Wood - Taken from 'Customer Social Gallery Reviews' on the plugins homepage.
With all popular plugins it's easy to see the benefit of releasing a "Lite" version of their software, with Social Gallery it's possible to see that benefit being shared out - this plugin is ideal for non-profit organisations using WordPress or people with a non-existing budget; while it lacks features from the full version it is totally usable.
You can download Social Gallery Lite at WordPress.org:
About StormGate & Social Gallery
StormGate is a green web development company based in the United Kingdom. StormGate develop WordPress plugins, apps, websites & communities, for general release and for clients. Their projects are as diverse as to range from WordPress plugin's such as Social Gallery to total social music platforms. Specialists in rapid application development, prototyping and API integrations they offer development and project support for first time web entrepreneurs and on-going development for veteran on-line business clients. Social Gallery is a best-selling plugin which was created as an internal project by StormGate.