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not installed as a plugin (5 posts)

  1. mvanboordt
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    First of all I am a very big fan of NextGEN.
    I have a question about in theme installation.
    I would like to know how I can install the NextGEN directly into my theme and not as an plugin.

    This is not just a simple upload to my theme-folder.

    I am currently creating a theme for one of my clients who wants to have a WordPress CMS for his website with a way to view images.
    So I told him to use NextGEN.
    The client doesn't want me to have plugins. So I need to find a way to install the plugin directly into my theme

    Can anybody assist me in this?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/nextgen-gallery/

  2. smigliorato
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This is probably not a great idea.

    Even if you could somehow integrate it with a theme, it would be a nightmare to update.

    Is there any particular reason that they don't want plugins?

    That seems like a pretty unreasonable request when it comes to WordPress sites.

    Plugins are what makes WordPress great!

    If someone is dead set on "no plugins" WordPress does have a Media Library and basic gallery functionality.

  3. mvanboordt
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yeah I know, but the client wants it. I adviced him not to.

    Can you tell me the basics how to or what needs to be done.
    I have never done this before so I don't really know how to do this.

    M.

  4. mvanboordt
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    FYI:

    This dude wrote a killer Class and Tutorial on how to install plugins on activation/installation:

    http://thomasgriffinmedia.com/blog/2011/09/automatically-install-plugins-with-themes-for-wordpress/

  5. Joppe
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I think you might want to read this as well:

    http://alexking.org/blog/2012/07/09/include-plugin-in-wordpress-theme

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