WordPress.org

Ready to get started?Download WordPress

Forums

NextGEN Gallery
[closed] Years of Service - Ended by Photicrapy (8 posts)

1 star
  1. iBusinessLogic
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    This plugin was a superstar in my toolbox for WordPress development for years - right up until it was purchased by the new developer.

    Now I have hundreds of completed sites that are all looking like crap because of this plugin. The updates continue to make this situation worse, not better.

    If this is a planned obsolescence to inspire the public to upgrade to a paid plugin, I think it has backfired. Any developer who can take such an elegant and well thought out plugin and turn it into a huge headache and essentially trash without doubt is not a developer I will pay for anything.

    Stay away!

    Like everyone else, I am in search of a replacement.

    Any candidates people?

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Like everyone else, I am in search of a replacement.

    Any candidates people?

    Sorry, but the Review forum for NGG isn't the place to ask for replacements. Please start a new thread on that question elsewhere and/or look for plugins here:

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/

  3. Magenta Cuda
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Sorry, but the Review forum for NGG isn't the place to ask for replacements. Please start a new thread on that question elsewhere

    Where is the appropriate place to ask this question? Since, NextGEN Gallery uses a proprietary image database the replacement must be NextGEN Gallery specific - a generic gallery plugin will not work (without a great effort at conversion). Since, the replacement must be NextGEN Gallery specific it seems to me that here or the related NextGEN Gallery support forum is the logical place to ask and look for an answer to this question. Is there some place more appropriate?

  4. Where is the appropriate place to ask this question?

    Not in the review section.

    Here's why: this is for reviewing the NextGEN Gallery Plugin. That can be your impressions, pros and cons, what you would like to see improved, what you'd like to see removed, etc.

    You know: a review.

    That's not what you are doing here. You're talking about recommendations about where to get a different plugin. That's not a review of this plugin and it would be more appropriate to post that in the plugins forum as WPyogi suggested.

    Is there some place more appropriate?

    Yes. See what was posted above? http://wordpress.org/plugins/

  5. Magenta Cuda
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    I agree the reviews is not the right place for this question. But is it possible to use the NextGEN Gallery support forum for this? I and I think many other users would naturally go there to ask this question and look for an answer to this question. The problem with the plugin directory now is there are so many plugins it is not very efficient to search it for this kind of specific question.

    I tried using the plugin directory searching on "nextgen gallery replacement" and it returned 59 irrelevant results. The problem is there isn't a good tag to use for replacement and there are so many NextGEN Gallery related plugins. In general I have found searching the plugin directory frustrating and using the forums more efficient.

  6. But is it possible to use the NextGEN Gallery support forum for this?

    Nope because you would not be seeking support for the NextGEN Gallery plugin. Try posting a query in the general Plugins and Hacks section.

    http://wordpress.org/support/forum/plugins-and-hacks#postform

    In general I have found searching the plugin directory frustrating and using the forums more efficient.

    Searching has been long on the to-do list for improving things. ;)

  7. perryzelda
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Sorry, but the Review forum for NGG isn't the place to ask for replacements. Please start a new thread on that question elsewhere and/or look for plugins here:

    Well: suggestions or questions for an alternative are indeed a kind of support. Even more, als the current plugin-authors are not able (?) to answer all the questions or solve the problems.

  8. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Then please post in http://wordpress.org/plugins/

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Plugin

About this Topic

Tags

No tags yet.