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nextgen gallery problem "The Flash Player and a browser with Javascript support (23 posts)

  1. brokentv
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I installed nextgen gallery v. 0.95 plugin in wordpress 2.5.1 but keep getting this error "The Flash Player and a browser with Javascript support are needed." when trying to do slideshow. I tried imagerotator v 3.16, 3.15, and 3.14 but none of those solve the problem.

  2. Alex Rabe
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Check the FAQ

  3. brokentv
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I am not sure if I did it right or not. I changed index.php under the root of wordpress folder. I added wp_head(); to the last line so it looks like:

    <?php
    /*Short and sweet */
    define('WP_USE_THEMES', true);
    require('./wp-blog-header.php');
    wp_head();
    ?>

    Now I can see the effect, picture showing in the center of the browser with background gray out and also 'next', 'prev', and 'close' under the pictures. But I still get the same error message when click on slideshow.

  4. WhisperT
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    @brokentv - you actually need to put that in the file located here:
    wp-content/themes/(your-theme-folder)/header.php

    and it needs to be located before this bit of code:
    </head>

  5. brokentv
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Cool! It's all good now! Thanks for your help!

  6. hunreal.com
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I just upgraded to WP 2.7 and updated my Nextgen Gallery to the latest version. "The Flash Player and a browser with Javascript support are needed.." message is being displayed instead of a slideshow now.

    Alex, you suggested in a "resolved" thread: Disable in the gallery options -> slideshow "Try XHTML validation"
    This was already unchecked in my settings, so I checked it and unchecked again, no change.

    Any further ideas?

    I would go back to an earlier version of Nextgen Gallery if nothing else works, but how can I without accidentally deleting or harming my galleries?

    Thanks!

    Example link with problem: http://realestate.hunreal.com/rent-to-own/rent-to-own-houses/torokbalint-mediterranean-villa-for-rent/

  7. Alex Rabe
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Enable in the gallery option, the slideshow, then it should work again

  8. hunreal.com
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thank you, Alex! That was simple :)

  9. perrodin
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    i'm getting the same message, except it's not the slideshow but the ngg-flashviewer - simpleviewer.swf addon that is causing the trouble. i have since gone back to the simple gallery viewer until i could try to fix this problem.

    i have wp 2.7 ngg 1.0.1 & nggflashviewer 1.2 - i never had trouble with it until i upgraded all of the above (which i did all at one time). i have the wp_head tag in the <head> already. i'm not really sure what else to try.

    amberperrodin.com

  10. Morten Rand-Hendriksen
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm having the exact same problem. Upgraded to WP 2.7 a week ago with no issues. It was only when I did the autoupdate for NextGen that my slideshows disappeared. The templates have not changed and I've updated the gallery database etc. still the same error: "The Flash Player and a browser with Javascript support are needed."

  11. jel3
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I think this errors happening because of next gen using an older version of the swfobject.js than another activated plugin. I overwrote next gen's copy with the new version from the other plugin and everything went back to normal. yaay ^^

  12. jakewc2
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm having exactly the same problem, and I've tried everything to get it to work, and nothing is working. I cant believe that after all this time, nothing has come out in the form of any help. Seems like a lot of people are having the same problem, I would gladly pay a donation if I could get this to work, as I really like the plugin.

  13. AndreasPils
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have this problem as well! "The Flash Player and a browser with Javascript support are needed." Coming from NextGen Version 0.98 and did the automatic upgrade to 1.0.2.
    I've now downgraded back to 0.98 and it works perfectly again. Alex, your help is highly appreciated as of course I would like to use the new features of this great plug-in.
    Thanks!

  14. jakewc2
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Just been looking for 0.98 version, but cant seem to find that version, it goes from 0.97 to 0.99, do you have 0.98?

  15. xfourninetwox
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have the same problem as brokentv. I'm running a 2.7 with the newest version of NextGen. Alex, you said check the FAQ but I don't know where to find the FAQ. I'd like to add the code that brokentv did, but I don't know where to add it

  16. xfourninetwox
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Also, tried what hunreal.com did and that didn't work either

  17. xfourninetwox
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    up

  18. pjf02536
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Ok here is what I found from a clue in this thread (thatnks jel3 ! )

    There was another copy of swfobject.js !
    Just searched in my plugins directory for the swfobject file.

    The fix/correction was to replace the older swfobject.js located in the wp-simpleviewer directory with the one from the latest one in the nextgen-gallery/admin/ directory.

    So the issue is NOT with nextgen it is with the wp-simpleviewer and its older swfobject.js (its smaller ~6880 vs the nextgen at ~9763)

    Thats it. All the other code is unmodified and working as expected

  19. xfourninetwox
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    My problem is I can't find the wp-simpleviewer on my server aside from the one in the nextgen gallery. Hm. What can be done here? This is the page where the next gen isn't working.

  20. xfourninetwox
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    any suggestions?

  21. xfourninetwox
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    bump. thanks in advance!

  22. pjf02536
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Try searching for th swfobject.js file, and check versions (and sizes) against the one in the nextgen-gallery/admin.

    Seems that there are a couple flash apps that use this, and could be giving us all headaches

    I'd search the whole site directory structure just to be sure, though I believe it is probably in the wp-content dirs

  23. xfourninetwox
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I only found one, and that was in the nextgen folder in plug-ins. I re-downloaded the plugin from the website and overwrote the swfobject.js with the new one and still got the error.

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