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nextgen slideshow not working in ie8 (30 posts)

  1. miocene22
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hey I'm using the nextgen slideshow for the front page of my site but in IE8 the images do not load and the loading animation is just shown.

    Any ideas why it's not working as this slideshow should work in IE8 as I have seen other examples where it works fine.

    Here is the page: laalmuna.com

    Works perfectly in firefox/chrome/safari.

  2. miocene22
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Anyone have any ideas? Sorry to bump but I can't figure this out...

    Edit: The slideshow works fine when IE8 is in "compatibility mode". This is not much good however as most IE8-using visitors wont have compatibility mode activated or know to activate it.

  3. calvinwmail
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Beautiful site btw. I got the same loading animation, but it worked in compatibility mode. Don't have an answer but hope you get it worked out.

  4. calvinwmail
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I don't know if this helps, but my site is running the same type of slideshow you are and its working fine in IE8/compatibility mode

  5. miocene22
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for the reply and the compliment. I've changed the front page to a static image.

    Couldn't figure out what was causing it not to work in IE. Compatibility mode did work fine but I don't think IE is in compatibility mode by default. This would cause a problem for many non internet-savvy visitors who are still using IE8.

    If anyone has any ideas why it didn't work I'd appreciate it hugely. Unfortunately you'll not be able to test it on my site anymore as the slideshow has been removed. I might set up a test page soon elsewhere.

  6. kg69design
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I think I can help your. I had a very similar problem, slideshow work in IE only for the first time, but when I reload page or follow by link - the loading animation is just shown, like in your case.

    But I found some site, where slideshow work fine in IE8, so I analyzed the code and find the differences in versions of this file:
    _____________NextGEN V1.7.4(installed on my site)___________________
    <script type='text/javascript' src='http://interra.kg69design.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/js/ngg.slideshow.min.js?ver=1.05'></script>
    __________and NextGEN (Unknown version) (some site)_________________
    <script type='text/javascript' src='http://www.rau-autowood.com/blogs/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/js/ngg.slideshow.min.js?ver=1.03'></script>

    As you can see, there is a difference: ver=1.05/ver=1.03, so I just download ngg.slideshow.min.js?ver=1.03 and replace ver=1.05.
    Problem solved.

  7. marie_a
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This worked for me, thank you.

  8. Gwyneth Llewelyn
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Perfect! This worked flawlessly for me, too! Thank you so much :)

  9. crashguru
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I had the same problem and found a hint on Mr. Rabe's home page where he says the imagerotator.swf must be in the gallery folder. On the WP plugin page it said in uploads folder. It worked for me.

  10. DewaSurya
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I had the problem, tried to paste the coding .js with ver 1.03 already but still not worked (or i put it wrong i don't know) where can i download it?
    if with imagerotator, the slideshow would not be the same as i expected.

    my website http://www.villabugis.com

    please anyone advise.

  11. DewaSurya
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    problem solved. I have to deactivate lightbox2 plugin.

  12. crashguru
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I like the laalmuna.com front page. Would someone please tell me how one can use a picture for outside background? I am using Weaver 2.0.

    Thanks!

  13. crashguru
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Found it, created 1600x1000 wallpaper with Gimp and replaced the background image.

  14. afdunne
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I do not understand, where can I get ngg.slideshow.min.js version 1.03?

  15. kg69design
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I do not understand, where can I get ngg.slideshow.min.js version 1.03?

    Your can extract it from previous version of NextGallery or just download from other sites, where it is used. Or your can download it here http://kg69design.com/freebies.html (I share this file on my personal site)

  16. afdunne
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @kg69design - thanks very much, I'll give that a shot.

  17. afdunne
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @kg69design

    no joy unfortunately, it's still not working on my versions of IE.

    http://tullamore.cuweb.co.uk

  18. Opto-mystic
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @ kg69design
    1) Thank you for the solution - It worked perfectly for me
    2) an even bigger thank you for making it easy to find the v1.03

    I had it running properly within five minutes of finding this thread, so I also thank mioscene22 for starting the thread!

  19. kg69design
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    no joy unfortunately, it's still not working on my versions of IE.

    I had a look at your site in IE8, and I found that your problem is differ than mine. I didn't have such messages from IE8, it just didn't show images, but at your site it does but with some messages about scripts and so on. To my mind, there is a script-conflict on your site. Try to deactivate your plugins temporarily, one-by-one, and watch for changes...

  20. afdunne
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    you were right, although it was the loading jquery from the googlr api that did it!

    http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.4.1/jquery.min.js

    i was calling this in the functions file. i removed this and the slideshow widget now works in IE 7 and 8. many thanks!

  21. jortegac
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Worked for me too. Thanks to @kg69design

  22. kg69design
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It's very interesting to me, why nextgen support-team don't try to fix this bug. Even their demo-page do not work in IE8. (All seems to be good at first, but if your reload the page - slideshows not working).

    I have sent a bug-report to nextgen support-team, but nothing. it's a pity, cause I like this plugin.

  23. chrisboggs
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks a BUNCH kg69design! Odd that a revision of the code would break function in a browser that is not so old yet. IE8 is garbage but so many luddites use it because they dont' know any better or even what a browser is. Pisses me off but I have to deal with it anyway.

    Thanks for your solution. Made my day. -c-

  24. angelajude
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Just want to say that the fix kg69design provided still works.

    Thank you!

  25. kg69design
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Just want to say that the fix kg69design provided still works.
    Thank you!

    You are welcome. It's a pity but a new version 1.8.2 from 2011-7-12 did not solve the problems with IE8. Still not working, even an official demo site...

  26. kg69design
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    But I really don't understand why the author ignore this topic. As you can see on his personal page (link), he replied to many topics except this one. Many authors don't like IE6,7,8 but it is a good practice to write about it, something like "don't supported IE6,7,8"...

  27. BartRomsterr
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @kg69design

    Really great job!

    For those who don't know how to fix this:

    1. Download the correct javascript file (thanks to kg69design!)

    2. Replace it with wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/js/ngg.slideshow.min.js (don't forget to upload)

    3. Refresh your site! En voila! ;)

  28. dorisbartels
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Wow, this last one was very easy to do, thanks, I hope this solves the problem!

  29. BytesU
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks BartRomsterr and @kg69design!

  30. robahas
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for this. It was the javascript version in my case. Saved me a lot of work!

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