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[resolved] [next-gen plugin] strange events after update (23 posts)

  1. mxfarsa
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I upgraded next-gen today to 1.8 and following thing happened.

    The "lightbox" effect are gone and the photos that used to be in columns are now in a single row? everything worked just fine before the update, after the update i did also update the database as it asked me to do. What could have happend? I have no clue at all. No error message occurred during the update so anyone have a clue, can i do a rollback to version 1.7....

    Thank you
    http://foto.redakt.se is the site in question.... Henrik Andersson

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

  2. Alex Rabe
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Maybe something didn't uploaded correct, reupload all files via FTP

  3. lavieenrose
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    same thing with me...

    my lightbox effects are completely gone....

    I would like to know the last version of the NextGEN Gallery that's compatible with the lightbox effect and version 3.0 of wordpress.

    I would love for things to go back to normal.

  4. e7
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Same here... this upgrade broke my theme, the slideshow tag no longer displays properly.

    This is not the first time this plugin has required excessive attention upon upgrading during minor revisions. I like it when it works but it's almost becoming not worth the trouble due to the maintenance required with running it.

  5. e7
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Example of the plugin breaking the category view on my site:

    http://www.eternalseven.com/?cat=3

    The guilty post:

    http://www.eternalseven.com/?p=201

  6. e7
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Alex, I've now manually removed and brought back all files from fresh ftp upload after downloading the .zip file from the plugin page. It's safe to say it wasn't the upgrade which broke it.

  7. Alex Rabe
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    As I said if the upgrade failed, delete the NGG folder and upload the version again via FTP. I didn't changed any stylesheet and effect

  8. e7
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Alex, done, it didn't fix the situation.

    I found out that it was the imagebrowser function which was breaking the CSS of my site.

    [imagebrowser=3] worked fine in individual post view but it pretty much caused a major issue when in category view. Not sure the problem there is entirely due to the plugin but definitely worked prior to upgrading NGG.

    I'm trying to figure out how to make the slideshow work again. The following code used to work before, now it does nothing:

    [slideshow id=3 w=500 h=500]

  9. e7
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The odd thing is if you follow the links above you'll see the "gallery" has a function to view as slideshow. That seems to work fine.

    I've tried all sorts of variations of the slideshow tag, can't get it to work on my site. Any help is appreciated.

  10. Alex Rabe
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Maybe downgrade to the previous version and check if it works for you : http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/nextgen-gallery/download/

  11. e7
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yeah, I'll give it some time for now. I don't want to deal with the upgrade nag constantly on due to the older version.

    In the meantime maybe someone else will have the same problem as me and figure out a workaround. I've avoided the breaking CSS problem now so the site at least looks ok even though some functionality went down.

    Thanks for your help so far Alex, I really like your plugin, just ranted earlier out of frustration. Got things to do now, I'll check in later to see if anything has been resolved.

  12. mxfarsa
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi all, i got to work, on my part it was not the plugin. When I did the update the permission for the files changed to 755, i changed back the permissions to 777 for the plugin and everything worked perfectly again.

    Hope that this helps for the others with problem.

    Alex thank you for your reply and thank you for your work with the plugin, I will donate some to you when I am able to it.

    Mvh Henrik Andersson

  13. Alex Rabe
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    thanks for the feedback, good to know

  14. e7
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    mxfarsa, which files did you change the permission for? All of them?

  15. mxfarsa
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @ e7 i changed permission on the entire ngg gallery folder and all the files in it from 755 to 777 that made it working again for me. Hope it helps you

  16. e7
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    mxfarsa, that didn't make the Slideshow work.

    Is anyone reading this using the slideshow function?

    Can you please specify the exact code you're using?

  17. lavieenrose
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    msxfarsa where exactly did you change "755" to "777"could you give a breakdown of the instructions on doing that to a novice?

    Itd be really appreciated (as the upgrade also messed with my theme, which is BigFeature btw).

  18. lavieenrose
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I really hate that I upgraded, and I wish I would have taken note of which NextGen Gallery version I had.... but now I know the true possibility and "realness" of how much an upgrade can mess up things.

  19. mxfarsa
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @ lavieenrose. I´ll try to break it down.

    Changing filepermissions at my webhost is done by ftp, when I log in to my account by ftp i´ll see every folder and file that is in my space. Now I dont now your webhost, but if you have the ability to log in to your account via a ftp program like filezilla or something equal. Then you see folders and files that are in your account.

    The path to wordpress if installed in your root is /public_html/

    The path to the folder with nextgen gallery could be something like
    /public_html/wp_content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/

    Now if you are able to locate this folder, then you should see wich permissions that are set for that folder, look for numbers like 710, 755, 777 on the right side of folder name. If you use filezilla like I do then you just right click on the folder and choose file attribut and then you can decide permission for the entire folder and make sure that you choose to change permission for all sub folders and files at the same time. After that let the program do the work.

    This is how I have to do when changing permission on a file or folder, but it may not look the same for you.

    In short: log in by ftp look for the pluginfolder and look for numbers 710, 755, 777 somewhere on the same row.

    Hope it helps you a little bit.
    Im off to work so it might take awhile to respond.

    //mxfarsa

  20. e7
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Mxfarsa, it doesn't make sense that all those directories need to be writable by the public. In my opinion this workaround mau pose a security risk. Also this hasn't fixed all problems.

    Sideshow function still doesn't work for me.

  21. mxfarsa
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @ e7 i know it is not good to have it like that but on my webhostingplace this was the only way that I could get it to work, I have e-mailed them with this issue. I will go and test to see if I only need one maybe 2 folders to be in 777 and the rest to be in 755 or something more secure.

    Thank you for pointing it out because to be honest with you i did not think of that.

    I tested the slideshow function on my site and it worked. But I remember a while back i had another plugin that stopped this plugin from working as it should, so check if you have some conflict with another plugin, so check if you have another slideshow or thickbox plugin or something similar that might cause a conflict.

    I will post any progress in this thread after i have tested the permissions again.

  22. mxfarsa
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    update on this permission setting.

    I changed the filepermissions for the nextgen-galley folder and sub folder with all files under the nextgen-galley folder to 755, wich means that the public rights are read and execute only. this setup works for me, at the moment.

    When it comes to the slideshow that e7 have problems with, im not sure on what may cause this....

  23. e7
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Still haven't resolved the slideshow issue.

    If I use a gallery tag the thing works fine and gives me the option to switch to slideshow which works fine. Just using the [ slideshow ] tag doesn't work anymore at all.

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