After bombing four times, I came to the realization that this post was getting sent to spam hell. All subsequent references to URLs at texaustralian.com replace that domain with the word "DOMAIN" to "protect the innocent."
To alexrabe or anyone that can help. Thanks in advance for the assistance!
Switched over from AWSOM to NextGEN and generally love it! Even found the fix for the conflict with WP Shopping Cart and Thickbox in the forum (but gave up on Lightbox and Highslide...no big deal). BTW, I let Instinct Entertainment know about the conflict because it's their bug and it also affects Thickbox in the posts and pages admin input screens.
I need help on the following three items. Please refer to DOMAIN/dogs/lily/ (aka DOMAIN/?p=9) where I have been testing before full implementation. The following has been tested when all other plugins are activated or deactivated, with several themes and with updated permalinks.
1.How do I get more appealing gallery formatting than one column? I would prefer 3-4 columns (and 6-7 rows) with some padding. (I limited the photos per page to 4 to test multi-page capability which leads me to the next question). If I must, I'll stick with slideshow and use singlepic where needed to get the right result, but I've got to assume I'm just missing something.
2. Is nextGEN not compatible with permalink structures other than the default? I use the custom /%year%/%postname%/, but tested it with all common structures and it only worked with the default. I'll switch to default if that's the case, but think this is a compatability issue that should be fixed.
For more details on why I ask, note the link for page 2 of the gallery is DOMAIN/nggallery/page-9/page-2. I assume it should link to DOMAIN/dogs/lily/page-2. Similarly, I would assume the link for "Click here for slideshow" should be DOMAIN/dogs/lily/slideshow instead of DOMAIN/nggallery/page-9/slideshow. Both current pages are not generated and result in a page not found error. I even went to the extent of setting up a DOMAIN/nggallery folder and chmoding it to 775 to see if that would fix the problem.
3. How do I remove the "full size" link in thickbox? I format all my photos to proportionate size with maximum 480px height and 640px width. So there is no need for the full size link. I stared down some of the nextGEN files and the thickbox .js and .css files among other things, but they didn't reveal the secret.
Also, alexrabe assuming you may respond, I'm also implementing wordTube. Any chance of expanding wordTube to use the the JW WMV PLAYER or writing a new plugin to make use of it?