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Version 2.0.21 still broken (31 posts)

  1. Big Kahuna
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Version 2.0.21: nothing is fixed. Still high CPU usage, too many javascript conflicts (with default and other themes) - upload not working, media gallery not working, sometimes "Update" button is disabled after clicked on NGG button on edit post page, too many requests that slowdown website, too many queries, select albums on the page where you write posts is totally messed up (sometimes popup window goes outside screen after click on ngg button, album icons are totally nested) -> too many js conflicts and invalid .css property values.

    I really do not know what works when everything is broken...

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

  2. zettberlin
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Interesting. Is this in the recent WP 3.6?

    I was searching for an alternative anyway, have you found one?

  3. Gerhard Lichtenauer
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I'm tired of testing NGG catastroversions
    My alternative now is "Cyclone Slider 2" at my site http://katja.at/fotos
    The Plugin has a migration option from existing NGG content.

  4. Big Kahuna
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Yes, version is latest 3.6.

    The current "alternative" is the old version - 1.9.13, which works flawlessly.

    Unfortunately I have not found anything better.

    I tried this http://wordpress.org/plugins/flash-album-gallery/
    Better than NGG, but it's flash.
    Demo: http://codeasily.com/wordpress-plugins/flag/

    Also this is very nice:
    http://wordpress.org/plugins/video-playlist-and-gallery-plugin/
    Demo: http://www.cincopa.com/media-platform/skins/lightbox-image-gallery-slideshow

  5. kenwiesner
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I understand this is the free version and all, but it's pretty lame to have people rely on a plugin that you distribute and then you totally make it unusable.

    I tried latest release in clean brand new install of WP 3.6 and still have the same problems.

  6. jenx67
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    My site won't load at all when I have NextGen Gallery plugin activated.
    http://www.jenx67.com using Watson Theme by Foundry. This is so frustrating. I wish I'd never upgraded to 3.6. Everythign worked fine before that!

  7. ImmortalGuru
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    jenx67, don't worry man, it's not wordpress 3.6 that's messed up. Just NextGen Gallery. Everything else should still work fine.

  8. jenx67
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    That IGuru. Is it ever going to work again? I have hours invested in NexGen. Ugh. If I move on to another plugin does anyone have any suggestions. I really love you, NexGen, but all these empty pages are killing my site.

  9. ebeamer
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    yes everything is still broken in the Version 2.0.21 for me as well, and no one replied to my forum question.
    it doesn't really make sense to update a plugin just so it doesn't work at all. if its not fixed soon, i will just switch all my sites off NextGen and find a plugin that actually works. i don't have a very complicated gallery, i just want my thumbnails to be in a row, thats all and next gen can't even do that now.

  10. DuncanClarke
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I'm having 2 faults - one minor and one MAJOR
    1) Minor - when viewing an album with other albums embedded (http://urbanlines.net/gallery/) I get the standard message "no images were found" when trying to view the galleries.

    2) MAJOR - I just had to completely reinstall my whole site (including wiping the WHOLE database and starting clean) because the plugin is filling the options table with the following, thousands and thousands of times. Please advise how I stop this before it fills my database again or I need to write custom SQL scripts to clear it out manually:

    Full Texts 	option_id 	option_name 	option_value 	autoload
    Edit 	Delete 	378 	_transient_83cca243488109bf3e6af441c861fcfa 	O:8:"stdClass":19:{s:2:"id";N;s:6:"source";s:9:"ga... 	no
    Edit 	Delete 	379 	displayed_galleries_83cca243488109bf3e6af441c861fc... 	1 	yes
    Edit 	Delete 	380 	_transient_timeout_0e0e5cd1948d7d9a71a0ef80f407dda... 	1378772508 	no
    Edit 	Delete 	381 	_transient_0e0e5cd1948d7d9a71a0ef80f407ddab 	O:8:"stdClass":20:{s:2:"id";N;s:6:"source";s:9:"ga... 	no
    Edit 	Delete 	382 	displayed_galleries_0e0e5cd1948d7d9a71a0ef80f407dd... 	1 	yes
  11. toad75
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    @ebeamer it really breaks my heart that i have to post it (i love nextgen gallery), but as a developer i understand that some clients can't wait forever. There is a "replacement" for simple gallery. WordPress media manager. Install those plugins http://wordpress.org/plugins/nextgen-scrollgallery/ and http://wordpress.org/plugins/auto-thickbox-plus/screenshots/. Then open wp-includes/media.php and edit lines 757-771 - just add you styles to the gallery. You can remove styles from media.php completely and add them to your template style.css. here is an example http://ptductcleaning.com/gallery/. this works only for simple galleries with up to 200-300 pictures. more than that - it gets messy.

  12. Estrelinha
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Is anything going to be done to have this plug-in fixed ASAP?
    I wish I hadn't updated this plug in today when I have people coming to my site to get their photos.

    This plug-in is severely broken in more than one way. They can't expect people to honestly consider subscribing to the "pro" version when this one is handled so poorly.

  13. ebeamer
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    thanks. i tried to check my path in options for the lightbox, but not sure what the correct path should look like? my lightbox still isn't working.
    ya i ended up using something else for the client that wanted a gallery today. i am just dreading having to edit 8 other sites that have galleries.

  14. ebeamer
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    thank you @toad75. yes i liked Next Gen too. sob.
    i am using the wordpress media gallery and will install that thick box. thanks!
    only thing is on one of my sites, i use different thumbnail sizes on different pages, so not all the same size, and i think in wordpress media gallery it is just all one standard size. i used to go size each gallery in next gen and really liked that feature. i hope it gets fixed back to the way it was. it was just fine before!

  15. DuncanClarke
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    DELETE FROM wp_options WHERE option_name LIKE '_transient_%' OR option_name LIKE 'displayed_galleries_%'

    Just in case someone needs to clean up their database before it corrupts it completely taking down the whole site in the process...

  16. Big Kahuna
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Why not use the old version (1.9.13), which is stable and works perfectly, and forget to update for long time? Also, the old version can work long time without problems (unless wordpress developers make some drastic changes)...and only then you should think about updating or alternative.
    After all, you can disable version checks for a specific plugin by adding a few lines of code in functions.php of your theme.
    Not a perfect solution, but better than updating to broken and bad versions of plugin.

  17. toad75
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    @ebeamer i haven't tested it yet, but each gallery got his own id
    <div id='gallery-1' class='gallery galleryid-7 gallery-columns-4 gallery-size-thumbnail'>

    you can try something like this:

    #gallery-1 img {
    width:150px; height:150px
    }

    #gallery-2 img {
    width:120px; height:10px
    }

  18. VesaT
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    There is something weird here, as for me NGG 2.0.17 works pretty much ok - and I haven't found any real replacement for NGG when you have a couple of thousand photos and 100+ galleries.

    There are a couple of things in 1.9.13 still not working that I would welcome any day
    1. NO translations available for the plugin
    2. Several hacks to NGG Photocrati themselves have promoted not working:
    - css edits do not work for me the way 2.0.17 should work - but there is a workaround for this
    - getting a gallery name/title display onto a page when you view a gallery within an album - no clue how to do this because of the structural changes to the plugin...

    I tend to think the new Pope-structure is something you really should not have in a WP plugin as it clearly complicates debugging, and tailoring the plugin far too much.

  19. piszmaile
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    NextGEN Gallery
    Version 2.0.21 still broken on my site.
    Gallery settings (on wpadmin panel) - empty white site (still doesn't work)
    Gallery site (on site) empty white site (still doesn't work)

    Version 2.0.21 change one thing - in wersion NGG 2.0.17 after opening gallery settings I have message that sesion expired and I have to login again - after login again - the same message....

    In wersion 2.0.21 I don't have this message but only empty white site

    WordPress wersion 3.6 (doesn't work on two different sites)

  20. MarkHedley
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    This is ridiculous!!!!

    I have just upgraded to 2.0.21 and none of my posts are visible in the admin "All Posts" view, deactivate the plugin and they appear !!!!

    I think its about time I started looking for an alternative.

  21. tizz
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    @piszmaile Try the manual upload. Your issue seems like that some files haven't been transferred, maybe during the process your server has gone down. Since it has become a plugin very heavy and with an high CPU usage, I always upload it via FTP, it's the better way.
    Ideally, you should disable it before the manual upload, but you can't so try anyway.

  22. DuncanClarke
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    @piszmaile

    If this has broken your site, try checking the size of your work_options table in your database. If it is over a couple of hundred records then you may have the same issue I did. Mine was up to 120mb in size. I now run the SQL above a few times a day to clear down the junk that ngg is dumping in there before it takes the site down.

  23. piszmaile
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    @DuncanClarke - I have unlimited space for my Mysql database
    Database for wordpress sites (with nng) have: 3.02 MB and 32.1 MB

    @tizz - I can't get to the gallery settings on admin panel (nng). So that problem isn't only with upload / show photos. The settings are not showing (empty white site).
    In my gallery I have about 100 photos per site - and I don't wont to upload it again (this is lot of work) and I don't have guarantee that it works when I upload it again....

  24. tizz
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    In my gallery I have about 100 photos per site - and I don't wont to upload it again

    No, I mean the plugin, not photos... a manual upload of the plugin via FTP.
    This could solve your issue, but if it doesn't, trying isn't harmful.

  25. piszmaile
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I replaced plugin files (upload new files via FTP) latest version of NNG and nothing changed :(
    I tried on three different web browsers - nothing changed

    Check plugin/theme conflict

    No conflict could be detected
    ok Test image function

    Could create image with 2272 x 1704 pixel
    ok Check theme compatibility

    Your theme should work fine with NextGEN Gallery

  26. Big Kahuna
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    @DuncanClarke, problems with wp_options table and transient was solved few versions ago (but it's still bugged). However, such a trivial bug should not occur - for a couple of days the database grows to +300MB . It should be written in the greatest record in the history of the wordpress bugs. :)

    @piszmaile, what's wrong with latest stable version - 1.9.13?

    It's working perfect for me.

  27. dani2xll
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I updated and now gallery widgets will not update even though it is set to random.

  28. gooma2
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I even tried doing the NextGen Gallery Pro hoping that the paid version might fix everything, but no change.

    It's amazing how this plugin worked so well for so many years, and now it's just turning into a big mess, especially for those of us with image heavy sites that used this one.

    I noticed that my site was noticeably slower page loading and when I tested with P3 plugin, this was definitely the culprit adding nearly 3.5 seconds to page load which is crazy. With the earlier version my page load was 1.7 seconds.

    I had no problem paying for a working plugin, but when even that has failed, it doesn't look good. So now, I'm asking for a refund as it just doesn't look like it will be working anytime soon.

    It was frustrating more when the customer support person told me it was one of my longtime plugins causing the problem. When I deactivated it, the problem still existed. I even deactivated all of my plugins but still the problems continued.

    Rolling back to 1.9.13

  29. piszmaile
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    how I can back to 1.9.13 ? from 2.0.21 ? (i don't want to loose my gallery)

  30. tizz
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    http://www.nextgen-gallery.com/how-to-rollback-a-version/
    You don't lose your gallery. Anyway, everyone should always have a total (files and DB) recent backup. So, if you don't have, do it before do any other thing.

    I have unlimited space for my Mysql database

    Just a side note:
    Unlimited space doesn't really exist - data physically occupy space on the disks, so it can't be unlimited.
    The term "unlimited" is a providers' promotional strategy, starting from the belief that's difficult to fill it if they gave you a big space.
    Then, the database can also expire, some providers don't associate the payment with server space, and although this maybe isn't your case, isn't harmful to confirm with your provider that you don't have expired/ended you DB.

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