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NextGEN Gallery
Beta Update for 2.0.0 Available (40 posts)

  1. photocrati
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi all,

    Given some of the issues we've seen, we're trying to move rapidly toward an update next week. We would like to cover more fixes than we have so far, and do some internal testing prior to release.

    But at this point, we've fixed a number of issues we think are affecting many users, and we want to make the beta available to those who may want to update.

    IT'S A BETA. Please keep in mind it's a beta. It should resolve some issues, it won't resolve some others, and there's a marginal chance it may create some new ones.

    Feel free to post feedback about the beta here. If you do update to the beta and post a new thread or submit a bug report, please let us know which version you are using.

    We'll be updating the version numbers with each new beta. It's currently 2.0.2. For the public release we'll just bump it up one more number from the last beta so everyone will be able to auto-update from the dashboard if they choose to.




  2. adsoink
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @photocrati - Not sure if anyone has reported this yet, but the "Add Gallery" function isn't working properly. What's happening with my install (that's finally working after removing all NextGen data and galleries) is that on create, the function doesn't insert a trailing slash between "galleries" and the name provided by the user.

    Let me know if you want a screen shot.

    Currently running WP 3.6 and this function was tested in both NGG 2.0 and 2.0.2.

  3. renambot
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The lightbox system needs some serious review and testing: only "shutter" works for me (but not the look I want).
    I want to be able to navigate through a gallery, the images should fit in the screen, and it should open only images.

    Here my example code:
    [ngg_images image_ids=3 width=450 display_type=photocrati-nextgen_basic_singlepic link="http://test.lakephoto.org/blog/2013/08/02/testing3-2/"]

    Several lightboxes try to open links in a lightbox, some do not scale the images to the screen size, some have broken icons, ...

    Here what I tested (new WP 3.6, nextgen 2.0.2, no other plugins):
    shutter: work fine, but not best looks
    shutter2 : broken icons
    thickbox: scale images ok, but tries to open links into the lightbox
    highslide: scale images ok, tries to open links, try open single image link too outside gallery (if you have singlepic and gallery inside one post)
    fancybox: tries to open links into lightbox, scale ok
    lightbox: tries to open links, wrong scale (do not fit in window), try open single image link too outside gallery


  4. photocrati
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    @Luc: A few thoughts...

    1) Can you confirm you are on 2.0.2?

    2) Can you clarify what you mean by "tries to open links into lightbox". Normally the "link" is a thumbnail, and clicking it opens the image in a lightbox. I'm not sure what behavior you're actually seeing there.

    2) For that shortcode, can you remove that link="..." component and let me know if that changes things?

    3) Can you check if you are running any lightbox plugins or responsive functionality plugins, and try deactivating those temporarily?


  5. renambot
    Posted 3 years ago #

    1) yes, I double checked, wordpress says 2.0.2 (it didn't work either in 2.0)
    that this works for a very long time, more than 5 years on my site
    my site with NG 1.9.x : http://luc.lakephoto.org/journal/
    every pic in the main page is a singlepic + link to open the blog post.

    2) what's the purpose of singlepic + link -> you click on the picture and it opens a link. simple. now, you click a picture and it renders the link inside the lightbox:
    go to : http://test.lakephoto.org/blog/ and click on the picture.
    it should open the new page, and it doesn't.
    the singlepic shortcode should be interpreted to something like:
    <a href=link> <img src=mypic /> </a>
    but I need to use short code this the post in generated (lightroom plugin), not hand-typed.

    3) without link, of course it works, that's missing the point.

    4) yes, i'm sure: test site just with wp 3.6 and nextgen 2.0.2

  6. samaralife
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Could you please make it possible to automatically downgrade to 1.9.13 from dashboard as I couldn't figure out the whole FTP rollback thing no matter how hard I tried! Please make one decent and honest thing as a courtesy to all of us who are struggling with your "work".

  7. photocrati
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    @renambot: I have to say that I was actually unaware of that functionality in NextGEN Gallery despite working with it closely for years. It's quite possible that including a "link" parameter for singlepics is something we just missed in matching from Legacy.

    I've created an issue on this for the developers.

    @samaralife: We did consider adding a button, but came to the conclusion that it would mostly like cause more problems than it solved. We've created a step-by-step roll back tutorial here:


    Can you tell us what issue you are having specifically?


  8. gerobe
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Has anyone checked, if the beta fixes the encoding-problems?


  9. samaralife
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @Erick: I finally had to figure out the FTP software and how to do it as I couldn't wait for an indefinite amount of time for some plugin fixes. So now I am back on 1.9.13 and happy.

    Issues with NGG 2.0, WP 3.6, Origin theme:
    1. Interface. No more [nggallery id=x] shortcode on creating a gallery to be copy-pasted into the post, so a user has to click several times in the "manage galleries" list (which in itself is in the ascending order - not quite convenient) to find the gallery id and remember the shortcode template, typing it by hand every time.
    2. Pagination (breadcrumbs) in Origin theme stopped working. (With 1.9.13 it is OK again.)
    3. Images with file-names like "file" transformed into images with file-names like "file-jpg" after upload.

  10. VesaT
    Posted 3 years ago #

    samaralife, just a brief comment to your 1. issue:

    The old "legacy" shortcodes work ok with me, including [nggallery id=x].

    Have a look at: http://bisnes-it.com/wordpress-ngg-test/?page_id=68. That site runs on NGG 2.0, but NGG 2.0.2 (which did not bring any worthwile improvements/fixes for me) works just like that in one of my local testsites.

    Breadcrums bug is also verifiede with Photocrati, but I haven't heard about your #3 issue before.

  11. debiblock
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi there,

    @ photocrati I'm wondering if these bugs include Pro. I haven't read much about Pro in these threads. I'm assuming it's all in the same. I was ready to upgrade right away, as I need the new features Pro has to offer. Now I think I need to wait.


  12. Michael
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @adsoink I can confirm your issue.

    If you create a new gallery via Manage Galleries - Add new gallery, a relative path is saved to db with a missing trailing slash between "wp-content/galleries" and my-gallery-name ex. wp-content/galleriesmy-gallery-name

    You can avoid that if you create a new gallery via Add Gallery / Images, leave the preselected Create a new gallery and upload your images there.

    Now we have a absolute instead of a relative path in the db and it works.

    Tested with NGG2.0 and 2.2 beta

  13. photocrati
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    @gerobe: As far as we know, any encoding issue has not been fixed unless it was done coincidentally by other fixes. It's on our list though. If you are having an encoding problem and are willing to do so, can you submit a bug report with details and login credentials? It would help us solve the problem more quickly. Say Erick asked you send credentials.

    @samalife: [nggallery id=x] should be and is working for most people, so that's some kind of separate bug or conflict. We've seen a couple cases of shortcodes not working and they've all been plugin conflicts. Check specifically if you have Contact Form 7 or MapPress plugins installed. It sounds like you have a number of issues though. Can you tell us if you are 1) on a windows hosting environment or b) using separate WordPress and Site URL on your general settings pagee?

    @VesaT: Thanks very much for jumping in?

    @Debiblock: These bugs don't include Pro. There are some issues with Pro, but they are minor and limited to few users. If Pro users do report issues, they are generally 2.0 issues, and people just don't know where 2.0 ends and Pro starts. But even then, we've had a lot of people go Pro, and if they're doing so, it's also because NG 2.0 is working relatively well for them with few and / or minor issues. But in any case, to the extent there are issues, they are generally 2.0 and not Pro. So if 2.0 is working well for you, adding Pro will also work well.

  14. photocrati
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    @adsoink: I want to be sure we're connecting your issues in this forum with your issues in bug reports. Can you send one more quick bug report with your name and just saying "This is adsoink from the forum. Please forward this to Erick."

    @Michael2012-1: Can you confirm that you can create new galleries fine from Gallery > Add Gallery/Images, but that if you create a gallery from Gallery > Manage Galleries > Add New Gallery, it drops the "/"

    @adsoink: Can you also confirm if that's the same for you?

    We've tested gallery creation again on a few instances via both mechanisms without issues, so we're not sure what's happening there. But if it's only via the Manage Galleries tab, that would help us trouble shoot.

  15. adsoink
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @photocrati - All bugs have been resolved (i.e. global redirects as well the strange concatenation of my site's dynamic scripts) with the exception of the issue with the missing slash after "galleries" or "gallery". It does in fact only happen from the Manage Galleries screen, but the problem is that the slash isn't inserted by default in the Other Options.

    My regression:

    • Installed the beta on my production site and attempted to create a new gallery
    • On press of save, the gallery path was "wp-content/galleriesnameofnewgallery"
    • Navigated to "Other Options to see if I could change the gallery path
    • On refresh, the HTML and CSS for the Other Options screen would not render. I received the same result in trying to navigate to Gallery Options.
    • Regressed the 2.0.2 install back to 2.0 and was able to change the gallery path with no issue because the HTML rendered with no problem

    I'm not sure if you saw my note about the concatenation of dynamic scripts, but NGG was trying to create a top level directory called "nextgen-static" and collapsed all of my JS and AJAX into one semicolon separated URL. The only way I was able to rectify this was to wholly delete all NGG data at the database level and then reinstall the plugin and Pro extension. Certainly a PITA since I now have to rebuild the galleries from scratch (appending the previous album and gallery data post install breaks the plugin), but it's well better than struggling further with it flat out not working.

    If I come across anything while I'm rebuilding the galleries, I'll certainly let you guys know.

  16. adsoink
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @photocrati - I am more than happy to compile the bugs I've noticed since the update and send it your way. I'll include the regressions as well as explanations of my fixes just in case someone else comes up against the same issues. Feel free to PM me the address I should send it to.

  17. Michael
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @photocrati - as adsoink writes the problem is that the slash isn't inserted by default (fresh install) in the Other Options.

    additional to that new galleries created from Gallery > Add Gallery / Images stores an absolute path to the new gallery (ex. on local machine) "D:/xampp/htdocs/test/wp-content/galleries/first"

    galleries created from Gallery > Manage Galleries stores an relative path ex. "wp-content/galleries/second"

    Tested with WP3.6 NGG2.0.2 beta

  18. gertjan
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @photocrati - (Running WP 3.6 and Nextgen 2.02.)
    1-the pictures in the nextgen widget in the sidebar are not sharp anymore? In 1.9 they are oké.
    2-clicking on the picture i get a new window, but cannot go back to the original site by clicking on the picture again anymore?
    3- i frequently use the nextgen galleryview plugin, is there a similar option in 2.0?

  19. Scipio
    Posted 3 years ago #

    just did the double upgrade. Now running WP 3.6 and Nextgen 2.0.
    All seems fine but when trying to view galleries on posts & pages, I get an error instead:
    no images were found
    Albums display fine (http://www.airboatafrika.com/see-airboats/)
    and I can insert new gallery into a page, and access galleries via 'Manage Galleries'.
    So not a database issue?
    Somehow Nextgen 2.0 cannot find galleries anymore.
    Theme is Suffusion – 3.9.2.
    Tried the usual deactivate/reactivate plugins and theme switch. That's not it.
    Any tips on what else I can check / modify?

  20. pawel.guraj
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Just tried fresh install of 2.0.2 on my 3.6 WP with new default theme.
    Still effects the same - galleries showing simple images in one collum, no frames, shadows.
    "Settings" and "add images" pages render empty.

    Turned on debug and error logging - no single error line regarding nextgen code.

    br, pawel

  21. Scipio
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi again,
    did some more searching.
    Determined the problem to be in the 'Gallery Settings' option.
    I choose to display 21 images per page to reduce load times.
    That's when the error 'no images were found' is generated.
    When choosing to display all images (=0), then all images are displayed correctly. But now pages are very slow to load!
    That seems like a code error to me.
    Please fix in your next update. Merci.

  22. photocrati
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you all for coming back and giving us information. What will be the most helpful for us, is if you could submit a bug report which will go directly to our developers, through the form here: http://www.nextgen-gallery.com/report-bug

    Please include:
    - NextGEN Gallery version number( if beta, please include Beta v2.0.x in your report)x being the beta version
    - WordPress version number
    - Detailed description of the error you're seeing and steps to replicate the error on your site
    - WordPress & FTP login information (this will be VERY helpful for our developers to find a solution, if you're comfortable allowing us to login) *PLEASE do not reply with login information here in this forum.

    Also, I'm wondering if any of you wouldn't mind temporarily deactivating all plugins (including NextGEN) and then clear your browser cache and reactivate NextGEN Gallery only. Does that help? If not, would you also mind temporarily switching to a WP Default Theme like Twenty Thirteen and see if that helps? I know this is an inconvenience, we're very sorry. But it would help us diagnose if this error may be a plugin/theme incompatibility.

    Please include your results in the bug report.


  23. samaralife
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @VesaT, @Photocrati: I know that the original shortcode should work. The problem is that with the old version of NGG it was given to us on creating a new album and all I have to do is copy/paste the shortcode into the editor (Windows Live Writer) without remembering the exact shortcode and without having to dig deep in search of the id number.

    With 2.0 on creating a new gallery you just upload pics (actually both actions are merged in one place in 2.0) and you are not given any code or even an id. In order to find the id you either have to remember the previous id or do 2-3 more clicks (1. Manange albums. 2. Last page (as the order is ascending rather than descending. There you get the gallery ID).

    What I meant is that the new interface in this respect is user-unfriendly. That (and my other two issues) led me safely back to 1.9.13 and from what I am witnessing I have no intention of upgrading for another three or five versions in a row to avoid all the stress.

    @Photocrati: I have no Contact Form or MapPress plugins at all. I am with Bluehost and it says Linux as OS.

  24. piotrbesta
    Posted 3 years ago #


    I have WP 3.6 and installed NGG 2.0.2 and have lots of "bugs" (40 or more) on screen like this:

    Strict Standards: Declaration of Hook::call_parent() should be compatible with Mixin::call_parent($method) in C:\xampp\htdocs\work\Blaster\wp-content\plugins\nextgen-gallery\pope\lib\class.extensibleobject.php on line 1377

    The WP is in DEBUG mode.

    Will be this "problems" solved?

  25. photocrati
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    @piotrbesta - Do those errors still appear with all plugins (except NextGEN) deactivated? Which browser are you viewing your site in?

    @samaralife - Thank you very much for your feedback. I'll pass along your feature request to the development team, to have more display info for shortcodes in the ATP. Our intention is to produce an interface that allows you to quickly and easily add galleries and manage those galleries in one location rather than have to switch screens. You present a valid point about those who are used to and prefer using shortcodes. If you have any further thoughts or feature requests, please feel free to send those directly to us here: http://www.nextgen-gallery.com/contact


  26. piotrbesta
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @photocrati - My browser is Google Chrome. Yes, these "errors" are displayed after NGG activation. And only if NGG is active. I think there are some inaccuracies in inherited methods redefinition (function signature). The function signature should be identical like from inherited class. E.g in NGG file named class.extensibleobject.php.

  27. photocrati
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    @piotrbesta - If you haven't already, would you mind submitting what you have found in a bug report to our developers here: http://www.nextgen-gallery.com/report-bug . That'll be the quickest way to get those findings in front of our developers to resolve in an update. Sounds like you are working on a local install? Do those errors still appear on a live production site?


  28. piotrbesta
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @photocrati - I send this information via your bug reporting page. Yes, I use localhost XAMPP server for testing projects. Not tested on live server, but the "bug" log description show that the problem is inside NGG code.

  29. photocrati
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    @piotrbesta - Thank you for submitting the bug report! If you happen to get a chance to test on live production server, we would be curious to know if the errors persist there as well.


  30. Michael Ecklund
    Posted 3 years ago #


    Using WordPress multisite 3.6

    Tried v2.0 and Beta 2.2 of your plugin.

    Getting errors like:

    Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /wp-includes/query.php on line 1702

    Caused by your plugin I believe. When disabled, errors disappear.

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