This plugin generates thumbnails for documents and displays them in a gallery-like format for easy sharing.
A: Document Gallery does a pretty good job of detecting where Ghostscript is installed,
but on some installs it may need a little help. To check whether this is the case,
Dashboard -> Settings -> Document Gallery and see if there is a notice
next to the Ghostscript checkbox indicating that your server is not properly configured.
If that notice does exist, the next step is to go to the
Advanced tab on that same page
and see if the Ghostscript path is set. If it is not, you'll need to manually fill it
with the location for your Ghostscript install (eg:
/usr/local/bin/gs). Once that
change is saved, the Ghostscript checkbox should be enabled on the first tab.
A: Assuming that you do not have the
columns attribute set to 1, the likely cause
of this behavior is that descriptions are enabled. To fix this, simply use
A: Document Gallery works very hard behind the scenes to ensure that it enables as much as is possible for any given server, but some servers just can't do some of the things that the plugin supports. Document Gallery detects when a server can't do something (run Ghostscript, for example) and disables that option. If you later modify your server to handle one of the thumbnail generation methods, Document Gallery will notice this and re-enable the option on the settings page, though you will need to go in and tell Document Gallery that it should use this newly-enabled method.
A: This comes down to how the two programs work. Imagick actually delegates handling of PDFs to Ghostscript behind the scenes, but it doesn't do so intelligently. Before passing off the PDF, it first reads the entire contents of the PDF into memory. Since we only need a single page to generate the thumbnail, this is much more work than is needed. Ghostscript, on the other hand, can handle reading only one page into memory, thus doing much less work before returning our thumbnail.
Requires: 3.6 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.1.1
Last Updated: 2015-3-17
Active Installs: 7,000+
19 of 21 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.
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