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Transferring a site with NextGEN Gallery Installed (6 posts)

  1. chrisgarland
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm in the process of transferring a site from http://www.gilah.net to http://www.gilah.com Been following the WP codex and was unsuccessful until I deactivated NextGEN Gallery (and all other plug-ins) at .net before transferring one more time. Partially successful - when I reactivate NextGEN Gallery at .com I get this error message:

    The plugin generated 2 characters of unexpected output during activation. If you notice “headers already sent” messages, problems with syndication feeds or other issues, try deactivating or removing this plugin.

    I thought I'd try uninstalling NGG and re-installing, but noted the message that uninstalling would wipe out the gallery database as well. I have 100s of images uploaded and don't want that to happen. Please assist.

    FYI - I also seem to have conflicts between various page sources as well, apart from NGG. Some pages are coming from .com and others from .net I have a bit of a mess on my hands and I don't don't why.

    Help! -- thanks

  2. jonnylons
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I need help with this, too.

    I was under the assumption that if you exported the data from the old site and imported to new site AND you dragged the wp-content/gallery images folder from the old site to the new site you would be good to go.

    I did this and the files and images are there but NExt Gen doesn't want to acknowledge them. I even tried updating the tables in the database, but it said the tables already existed.

    Not sure what I am missing.

  3. jonnylons
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Well, I was right - but hadn't taken this far enough.

    Here is a workaround - may not be the best option, but it works.

    Open up your old NextGen Gallery > Manage Gallery. Take note of how many galleries you have and what you named them.

    Go over to your new NextGen Gallery > Manage Gallery. Add each of these galleries in the exact order and name you had them on your old NGG.

    Now, using your FTP, drag the contents of your old NGG folder (found under wp-content/gallery) into your new site (again, locate wp-content/ and put it there. If you already have a folder there, then expand the old one, and drag each separate folder into the new site's wp-content/gallery folder)

    Double check that it worked by logging into your new site's backend. If anything, look at each gallery and then find the Scan Folder for new images button and that should populate them.

    Let me know if that works!

  4. jonnylons
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Just to confirm:

    After you move the wp-content/gallery folder from old to new site, you will need to log into each gallery and hit the Scan Folder for New Images button. The galleries won't have any images prior to you rescanning them.

  5. chrisgarland
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you for your suggestion. I assumed, too, it wasn't this complicated, but here we are. I'll follow through and let you know how it goes. Best regards!

  6. chrisgarland
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello again,

    Can you tell me what this error message means and why it's being generated?

    The plugin generated 2 characters of unexpected output during activation. If you notice “headers already sent” messages, problems with syndication feeds or other issues, try deactivating or removing this plugin.

    I moved the site to a new domain name and really want to fix this in the database (I assume) and not uninstall/re-install NGG.

    When the NGG plug-in is activated, now, it appears to function, but conflicts with my theme's background color specifications, and maybe more.

    Thanks

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