The essential add-on for the NextGEN Gallery WordPress plugin.
NextGEN Gallery Optimizer improves your site's page load speed, by preventing NextGEN's scripts and stylesheets from loading on posts and pages without NextGEN Gallery content.
If you're using NextGEN v2 (v2.0.0 to v2.1.0), Optimizer also provides you with complete granular control of the scripts and stylesheets that load on posts and pages with NextGEN Gallery content. For a live example of these settings in action, please view the source of Optimizer's homepage (a NextGEN v2 gallery page with AJAX pagination) in your browser.
If you're using NextGEN Legacy (v1.6.2 to v1.9.13) or NextCellent Gallery (v1.9.14 to v1.9.26), Optimizer will intelligently fine-tune all your posts and pages with NextGEN Gallery content automatically... detecting every shortcode and setting, to only load the scripts and stylesheets required on each page.
For a full overview of the optimization process, please see...
Optimizer also includes an enhanced version of the fantastic Fancybox lightbox script, and only loads it on appropriate posts and pages with NextGEN Gallery content. The result? Gorgeous galleries and a speedy site.
Optimizer v2.1.1 currently supports (and is tested compatible with) NextGEN Gallery (v2.0.0 to v2.1.0), NextGEN Legacy (v1.6.2 to v1.9.13) and NextCellent Gallery (v1.9.14 to v1.9.26).
Upgrade to Optimizer Pro for the new Dynamic Fancybox Settings Interface.
The fastest and easiest way to customize Fancybox.
Set title styles, background color and opacity, make Fancybox responsive and more.
For more information, please see the following...
Now fully compatible with the major update of NextGEN Gallery v2.0.71 (up to v2.0.77).
Now fully compatible with the major update of NextCellent Gallery v1.9.25 (up to v126.96.36.199).
Now fully compatible down to WordPress v3.7.
Tested fully compatible with WordPress v4.1 and v4.1.1.
Now fully compatible with the NextGEN Plus (v1.1.3) and NextGEN Pro (v2.1.4) premium add-ons.
Improved plugin descriptions and documentation throughout.
Please see Optimizer v2.1's development blog post for the full list of improvements and additions.
Now optimizes the new NextGEN v2.0.xx codebase, and the new NextGEN Legacy fork called NextCellent Gallery.
Completely rewritten utilizing class encapsulation, and with a strong focus on WordPress coding standards and best practices.
Virtually all of Optimizer's former Premium functionality for NextGEN Legacy is now included in the Basic version here at the WordPress repository.
Completely rounds out support for all features and options available in NextGEN Legacy (and the NextCellent Gallery fork).
Optimizer's website is introduced.
Please see Optimizer v2.0's development blog post for the full list of improvements and additions.
This release brings us up to date with WordPress 3.5, and features a number of additions and refinements to improve user experience. These include new admin notifications to assist users who don't have the required NextGEN Gallery plugin installed and activated, new step-by-step installation instructions via the WordPress admin (to ensure the correct file ownership and permissions are set), a streamlined settings page, and improvements to Optimizer's automatic Fancybox installation.
This release aims to improve communication between Optimizer and end-users, including dynamic messaging for admins on unsupported shortcodes, and a clever regex that detects and alerts you if your theme (or child-theme) is deregistering jQuery...which causes Fancybox to break. Additionally, security is enhanced with the addition of blank index.php files in each folder, preventing bots from scanning your server's directory tree.
This first major release for Optimizer sees a number of new additions and features... Fancybox now includes space for a single-line title in its image height calculations, vastly improving vertical alignment of the lightbox. Also, Optimizer now lets you choose between using WordPress's included jQuery (for greater compatibility), or the Google-hosted version (for faster page loads). Support for the Thickbox and Shutter effects has also been added thanks to user requests.
On top of this, the Premium version now includes AJAX pagination when using Shutter on the [imagebrowser id=x] shortcode, supports the JW Image Rotator for slideshows and features a super-fancy, auto-resize function that resizes Fancybox when the browser window is resized!
This version enhances compatibility with other plugins and includes a few minor improvements.
This version features completely automated Fancybox integration with NextGEN Gallery, so now you can be up and running even faster.
This version uses WordPress's native get_shortcode_regex() function for EXACT shortcode matching, ensuring scripts and styles don't load unexpectedly unless the FULL shortcode is present. If WordPress doesn't detect a shortcode, neither do we!
Also, this update introduces the new NextGEN Gallery Optimizer Premium version, which adds support for ALL TEN of NextGen's shortcodes, support for the [show as slideshow] link, the removal of NextGEN's version number comment and more.
This version automatically redirects first time users to the options page on activation and sets a default stylesheet for easier set up.
This update results in faster page loads on gallery pages by avoiding duplicate scripts. It reduces the chance of conflicts with other plugins and makes setting up Fancybox even easier.
This update lets you display galleries on both Posts AND Pages in style, but only load code when they're present.
It also fixes an issue where some page elements overlap Fancybox and prevent the close button from functioning (in particular the title text, header image and menu bar in Twenty Eleven).
It fixes the "Fancybox not working in IE6 & IE8" issue by automatically updating the Fancybox stylesheet to use the correct file paths, and we're now running Fancybox on JQuery version 1.7.1, resulting in faster page loads where galleries are present.