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[Plugin: Featured Content Gallery] Don't waste your time with "Featured Content-Gallery" plug-in (31 posts)

  1. geezerd
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    This is a HORRIBLE plug-in. It has conflicts with SEVERAL other plug-ins, and in EVERY theme I've tried it with (6 different themes!) it does not show the images in IE7!

    Fair warning!

  2. iePlexus
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    We're sorry that you haven't had a good experience with the FCG plugin. There is however a very active support forum for the plugin that will help you out with issues you're having. In regards to conflicts, FCG works perfectly fine with IE7, conflicts only with a few jquery-based plugins, and works with pretty much every theme available for WP.

    Here's a link to the support forum so you can possibly get your issues resolved: http://www.featuredcontentgallery.com/forum/

  3. dainismichel
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Looks good to me...

  4. geezerd
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I stand by my statement. This plug in is 100% crap.

  5. dainismichel
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    The forum response was AMAZING, my FCG appears only if users are not logged in, which is totally cool. It works, causes no apparent conflicts, and it looks to be helping to attract members to my membership site.

    I was so impressed that I send an email to iePlexus (the makers of FCG), and offered to send them my resume to see about working for them. I like working with companies that make excellent products, and I have a diametrically opposite experience with FCG.

    I don't know the people, had never heard of them before, but the plugin is totally wonderful for my needs, my audience, and my fairly "hot-rodded-up" site.

  6. jirikai
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I also use it. My viewers use a veriety of browsers from, firefox, lolifox, IE, Opera, Safari and chrome. None have reported any problems viewing it. I am not getting any plug-in errors and along with a new theme, it has increased my viewer ratings as it's added a certain level of professionalism.

    iePlexus..I fear that as with all products and services, you cannot please everyone. Just be happy that for every complaint there are another 500+ happy customers who you never heard from because they got exactly what they wanted.

  7. go4value
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi geezerd

    The plugin works great. But, the plugin uses scripts from MooTools. This conflicts with most plugins and theme that use JQuery. You should check the documentation before installing.

  8. dainismichel
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    What plugins use JQuery and what is it?

  9. iePlexus
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    There are conflicts with some jquery-based plugins, due to the MooTools framework, but this is because of the original gallery script that is used in the plugin. We've tried very hard to try and resolve the conflicts but some are impossible. I certainly would love it if the plugin worked with every other plugin, but because of the scripts, this might not be a possibility. Rest assured we will continue to diligently attempt to resolve these conflicts as they arise, and we'll continue to provide support to all who need it.

    Also, thanks to those who continue to support this plugin and acknowledge our hard work with it. We really appreciate the kind words and it definitely motivates us to continue to improve the plugin for the future, adding more features and functionality. We encourage suggestions for future releases in our support forum. Thanks again!

    http://www.featuredcontentgallery.com/forum/

  10. freythman
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    This plugin is wonderful. Don't let old "Geezerds" get you down. He's just blowing smoke apparently. Is it perfect? No, but what is?

  11. NENEUNMSM
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have problem in google Chrome

  12. Jauhari
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I like this plugin but it's conflict with WP Shopping Cart :(
    any solution for that?

  13. chit chat administrator
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I loved the plugin but had to remove it due to conflicts as well. It showed a white box in IE7. I stripped out all other plugins and could not get it to work. Eventually I replaced it with NextGen for a slider pic show on my front page.

  14. markb1439
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    geezerd, I've used this thing on several sites without a single problem, and so have hundreds (maybe thousands) of other users. I've seen it working fine on literally hundreds of other sites. If it isn't working for you, your results are not typical.

    jauhari, if you're talking about the popular WP shopping cart plug-in, that seems to conflict with a lot of things. It isn't the Featured Content Gallery to blame for that, as the shopping plug-in doesn't play well with quite a few plug-ins.

  15. nigelwill
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Nice plugin but it does have compatibility issues with some browsers. I'm using it with the iNove theme and it works fine in Firefox 3.x and IE8 but shows only a white box in Chrome, Safari and now Opera 10.

  16. johnkirkham
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    No, it's bollocks. Another 6 hours of my life down the drain. ;)

    My advice is try it on a copy of your site, if it doesn't work, don't waste time on it, find something similar that works.

  17. swemike
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Works ok, have no problem at all.

  18. Madinas
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Internet Explorer 8 gives this error when Featured Content Gallery is enabled:

    Message: Object doesn't support this property or method
    Line: 1
    Char: 1
    Code: 0

  19. dalmatiandigital
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @NENEUNMSM "I have problem in google Chrome"

    I too have occasionally had an issue with this plugin in Chrome, but you know what? I also had a problem browsing my Gmail in Chrome! That being said, I think Google has a ways to go to knock out some bugs in Chrome. Don't judge this plugin on Chrome alone. I've used it for about a year now, and I think it's great. Well done!

  20. dollars4click
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    its too good for me i had tried with 2 themes and its working good
    http://dollars4click.co.cc

  21. resmyrranda
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Seriously, save yourself time and headaches if FCG isn't working in your Revolution/Studiopress themes by trying this one instead. Put the code it gives you in your home.php file, configure it under settings, do exactly what the install directions tell you to do and voila, it works with wp 2.8+ just fine. I use the Church and the Metro themes and when I upgraded to 2.8, FCG stopped working, disabled all plugins and still nada. So despite what anyone else thinks about anyone else grumbling, if you need one that WORKS give this one a try:)

    Dynamic Content Gallery

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/dynamic-content-gallery-plugin/

  22. boziboy
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE! Wow, i've tried everything that i know how to do to get this plug-in to work...and now i'm worked up! Support forums fail, It works, it doesn't, it works again, then it poops out. I'm out, never using this plug in again. What's the use when there are so many restrictions and soooooo many weird things that make it stop working. Over it!

  23. dstoops2
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm having problems with the combination of Studiopress Church 40, WordPress 2.8.6 and this pluggin, only for viewing in Chrome and Safari.

    I know another site using Church 30, WordPress 2.8.4 and it views properly in both browsers (Chroms and Safari).

    Any suggestions?

  24. Jason Judge
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Just with a quick perusal of this plugin's code, I can see the major problem: the global functions are not given a proper namespace prefix. Functions such as get_a_post(), gallery_styles() and startGallery(), and global variables such as $options_page are just asking to clash with every other gallery plugin out there.

    The plugin also will not work if you have moved or renamed your content or admin directories, since there are a lot of hard-coded paths in the code.

    The JS scripts could also do with loading through the appropriate APIs, which then allow overrides etc. especially if the site already has a mootools library loaded through the theme or another module.

    Having said that, the code in this module is very short and simple, so it should be pretty easy to tidy up and fix these things.

    -- Jason

  25. tjfisher
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have to agree with everyone... FCG is really bad news! doesn't work with much and has ruined my simple press forum... when I went to the iePlexus forum for support I was quickly replied to but was told it wasn't their plugin creating the issues but rather the simple press forum. iePlexus needs to take a look at dynamic content gallery to see how it's should be done.

  26. Lynn
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I've got to agree that FCG is so troublesome that it is not worth the effort. I have tried to get it working on two different sites and think that it would be much easier, not to mention far more versatile to use the fantastic SlideShowPro Director for home page slideshows. SSPDirector is not a plugin, it is a separate piece of software. I had hoped for a simple plugin that my client could handle on his own. FCG is not that plugin.

    My most recent problem: The slideshow works for 3 out 4 images. I have checked the proper usage of articleimg, every URL, and the pages that I listed in the FCG options. I can see that the page is discovered because its title appears, but the image does not show, no matter how many ways I tried this (deactivating other plugins, deleting the page/articleimg from where I want FCG to get the image and starting from scratch, checking permissions, re-uploading the image, emptying the cache.

    As for doing more with it, I cannot find any documentation on how many images I can use, or whether FCG cares if the page ID is for a main page or a subpage.

    I am done with this plugin. For what it actually does, it is not worth the hassle. Even if I got it working, what happens if my client installs a plugin on his own and breaks it. Now I need to figure out how to untie this plugin from my StudioPress theme. The StudioPress themes I use seem to require it. Ick.

  27. _CoinOperatedBoy_
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Featured Content Gallery ist one of the best plugins for wordpress. it's easy to configure and use.

    I've tried it with several wordpress themes and i haven't had any problems at all.

  28. anotherhero
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I agree with this topic. FCG maybe not so bad, but has a lot of compatibility issues. So other developers have to fix somehow consequences of this plugin to get it work with our plugins. It's awful.

    Small remark to creator(s): please switch lines

    header("Content-type: text/css");
    include("../../../../wp-load.php");

    in the file jd.gallery.css.php - sometimes (or every time?) it leads to text/html Content-Type for CSS file. Switched order (header the second) serves the file normally.

  29. luffer
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Basically FCG is badly coded and the developers would rather bury their heads in the sand and deny the issues. Wouldn't take them much to fix most of the problems, but there hasn't been an update to it for over a year.

    It's free so can't complain about it, but the developers attitude is what annoys me. If it doesn't work, just admit there are limitations, don't blame every other plugin developer when it's YOUR plugin that has the bugs!

  30. yelenak
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    don't blame every other plugin developer when it's YOUR plugin that has the bugs!

    we never blame anyone..we say not compatible

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