Support » Plugin: NGG Smart Image Search » Activating NGG Search Disables hovering and selecting

  • Resolved kkradel


    I am creating a stock image site using:

    WordPress 5.0.3 running Imagely Ansel theme. Using Genesis 2.8.1.
    NextGen Gallery version 3.1.6
    NextGEN Pro version 2.6.8

    Currently using the standard WP search bar as a placeholder.

    When I activate the NGG Search plugin, it disables the hovering over the main menu in the admin area. For example, once the plugin is activated, I cannot hover over “Appearance” to see the menu, I have to actually click on “Appearance” and wait for the page to reload.

    In “Widgets”, where I would like to be able to add a search bar to the “Front Page 1” widget area, the widget area will not open and I also cannot drag the NGG Search bar out of the “Available Widgets” area.

    If I disable the plugin everything functions normally.

    Are there any known plugins that NGG Search will not work with?

    • This topic was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by kkradel.

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  • Plugin Author wpo-HR


    Some users report such incompatibilities.
    Up to now it appears that this is a javascript / jquery issue.
    Maybe some themes or plugins use specific different jquery versions which overwrite wordpress core code.
    The only function where NGG smart image search uses such jquery functions is the wordpress provided color picker on the setting page.
    I provided a manual update V 3.0.1 where one can deactivate the color picker on the setting page.
    Up to now this solved all reported problems.
    Please use the link above to download this update and install it manually.

    Thread Starter kkradel


    OK, it’s working/not working.

    It does function, and I do have to look at it some more, but the CSS needs to be edited, or the code that controls the look of the search box …

    And how the found images are displayed on the search page – seems to be bringing up full images rather than thumbnails.

    I think I’ve edited everything I can through the widget and settings area.


    Note: My personal choices would be:

    – No search button – user should just hit enter to search
    – No color at all in the search box – that yellow is not right for anyone, should just stay white.
    – Should imitate the clean CSS of the WP searchbox as closely as possible, if not just use it.

    – Ability to choose which pro thumbnail grid to use for search results page

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by kkradel.
    Plugin Author wpo-HR


    If you want to hide the search button you can do that by CSS definition using the appropriate icon-search class.

    The plugin does not define a yellow color for the searchbox. There is also no standard WP searchbox. It is the wordpress theme which usually defines its own searchbox settings and eventually its own css classes and responsiveness implementation. That is the reason why it is difficult to provide a general searchbox for all possible wordpress themes.
    Normally there is a need to customize an additional searchbox.

    You can use any NextGEN gallery display type for displaying the search result list. There are no restrictions.

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