NextGEN Gallery v2 Display Template Locations

I have been getting lots of questions about the new NGG v2 templates. So here are some temporary instructions on how to find the correct display templates. I will be adding this information into the various FAQs and documentation on my plugins when it is more final. But hopefully for now it can help you out a little.
If any of this info does end up saving you some time, feel free to donate something small to buy me a drink :)

NextGEN Gallery version 2 has massively updated the system used to insert galleries into posts and pages. When you click on the “NextGEN Gallery – Attach To Post” button in the top row of the editor, you are shown a popup window with all the options for inserting your gallery into the page. Below, I will describe the various options available, and what templates they use.

Please note, all the instructions below were written with NextGEN Gallery version 2.0.7 free version. I will try to keep these instructions updated as newer versions come out, but they should still act as a good guideline regardless.

So when opening the popup to insert your gallery into a page, you are presented with an accordion layout grouping the display options. The first grouping is the “Display Type”. What ever display type you select affects the options other options below. The combination of these options you select will change which template NGG uses to display your gallery.

If you selected the “Select a display type” as “NextGEN Basic Thumbnails”, there will be a drop down of “Templates” you can selected from the “Customize the display settings” options.

If you select NONE of the template options, NGG will use the `/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_basic_gallery/index.php` template.

If you select the “gallery-caption.php” template, NGG will use the `/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php` template.

If you select the “gallery-carousel.php” template, NGG will use the `/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-carousel.php` template (please note, this template requires you have a permalink structure other than “Default” set in WordPress “Settings / Permalinks”)

If you select the “gallery.php” template, NGG will use the `/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery.php` template.

If you selected the “Select a display type” as “NextGEN Basic ImageBrowser”, there will be a drop down of “Templates” you can selected from the “Customize the display settings” options.

If you select NONE of the template options, NGG will use the `/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_basic_imagebrowser/templates/nextgen_basic_imagebrowser.php` template (please note, this template requires you have a permalink structure other than “Default” set in WordPress “Settings / Permalinks”)

If you select the “imagebrowser-caption.php” template, NGG will use the `/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/imagebrowser-caption.php` template (please note, this template requires you have a permalink structure other than “Default” set in WordPress “Settings / Permalinks”)

If you select the “imagebrowser-exif.php” template, NGG will use the `/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/imagebrowser-exif.php` template (please note, this template requires you have a permalink structure other than “Default” set in WordPress “Settings / Permalinks”)

If you select the “imagebrowser.php” template, NGG will use the `/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/imagebrowser.php` template (please note, this template requires you have a permalink structure other than “Default” set in WordPress “Settings / Permalinks”)