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  • Plugin Author photocrati


    All – The issue with choosing a specific gallery and using the Random option (as I noted much earlier) is now a known issue. We will be looking into what may be happening and how best to correct it.

    This does not change the ideals behind the forum rules here:

    Nor does the premise of multiple posts for a similar issue go against the idea of providing data points to indicate how widespread and/or severe an issue may be.

    In this particular case, the problem appears to be a general issue and not one that may be unique to each installation that is experiencing a similar problem.

    I absolutely agree the community should be helping each other to sort out issues they find, but it is also uncommon for those issue to be as general and easily reproducible as this one. It is much, much more common for there to be contributing factors to an issue that make each instance unique and should be fairly addressed separately.


    – Cais.

    But you have to remember that you probably interact with our posts by looking at the forum, whereas we are likely to go straight to google to try and search out solutions. This doesn’t always turn up the different threads. One doesn’t always get the most efficient search terms either. This is why cross linking is vital, and why finding closed threads is frustrating.
    Also in this case a search for NextGEN Widget does not return the built in NextGEN widget, and it isn’t mentioned in the list of plugins. Having deduced that the NextGEN widget was misbehaving I couldn’t work out where it had come from (not having installed NextGEN myself), and searches only revealed alternative (but similarly named, and out of date) plugins. This was very confusing.
    It was only a dead thread that alerted me to the fact that it was a built in feature. So I think it should be listed as a plugin with an explanation that it is built in.

    Now using workaround for the broken widget code by using shortcode as advised in another thread at Posted here so others (who may well not have seen this solution) can use this as a workaround on live sites rather than waiting for bugs in widget code to be fixed!

    Thanks for that. I hadn’t seen it.

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