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[Plugin: NextGEN Gallery] Simple controls for slideshow! (6 posts)

  1. kaylamatthews
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi all,

    I am so happy to have finally tried NextGEN gallery because it's the only gallery that could manage a very large image gallery (50+ images) without freezing up the loading of the rest of the site.

    But after searching for more than 5 hours and trying a bunch of different things it seems there is no way to add simple controls to the slideshow? Just to be clear I am using the [ slideshow=1 ] shortcode.

    I am simply looking to add a "previous" and "next" button so users can advance or go back to the previous image in the slideshow.

    I am aware the Flash version of the slideshow already has such controls however I am trying to stick with the non-Flash slideshow.

    Edit: I have tried all the different plugins that enhance the default NextGEN gallery - but NONE of them has the ability to display a preload sprite while the gallery is loading the images AND to only display a few images in the source code at a time, which DRAMATICALLY saves load time.

    Thanks so much for any help or suggestions!

    Kayla

  2. kaylamatthews
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Does anybody have any advice or inputs? :)

  3. charkins
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I had the same concern about not wanting a Flash slideshow.

    I settled for using the JW Rotator solution (http://www.longtailvideo.com/players/jw-image-rotator/) which provides controls on Flash supported devices. But for those that don't support Flash (iPad etc.) the slide show still plays - forward - so at least it's visible.

    If you find a better solution please post here and let me know!

  4. jmberry
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'd love to know a solution to this as well. Seems there is a 'show navigation' option but for whatever reason it doesn't display anything. The "show next image on click' seems to work fine.

  5. kaylamatthews
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Does anybody else have any suggestions?

  6. kaylamatthews
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

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