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  • Resolved ACEkin

    (@acekin)


    This is a good idea. I tried it on my replica staging site and experienced two problems.

    1. The thumbnails of NextGEN Gallery are stacked one per line rather than side by side. It looks awkward and creates too many pages
    2. Some of the images at the beginning, possibly the featured image or a lead image in the article are stretched. It may be because they are set as wide width to extend outside the content area.

    I wonder if these can be addressed in an upcoming update. One related option that will be welcome is the inclusion of the linked large images from the thumbnails. I realize this may create too many pages, but it may be worth it.

    Thanks,

    Cemal

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  • Plugin Author Michael Nelson

    (@mnelson4)

    Hi @acekin, thanks for the inquiry. Good idea to try it out on a staging site first!

    Would you mind sharing the URL of the site where you’re using Print My Blog? And also the URL of a post illustrating each of these problems? That will really help me figure out what’s going wrong and if there’s an easy fix.

    1. Ya galleries have been a pain point for Print My Blog (PMB). I try to instruct browsers to avoid pagebreaks inside images, but then they put them one-per-line like this which has its own problems. But if you share the URL of the page with this issue, maybe I can find a fix.
    2. I suspect this is a conflict between PMB and your theme. Again seeing where this is happening could help.

    I’m not quite sure what you mean by “includ[ing] linked large images from thumbnails”. Maybe sharing the URL of where you’re having this issue will help me undestand.

    Thread Starter ACEkin

    (@acekin)

    @mnelson4, thank you for looking into this.

    The test I did was on a post like:
    https://www.testbed.biz/moving-fall-colors/

    The thumbnails are of NextGEN Gallery.

    If you can simulate the printing, you will see the two images at the top, one appearing normal and the second. stretched.

    The related suggestion I made will become more apparent when you visit the page and click on a thumbnail to see the actual, larger image. It would be great if the full-size images could be printed instead of the thumbnails. This is a far-out request, I know. I’ll provide you with an admin account if that will help you via a private channel.

    Let me know if I could help in any other way.

    Cemal

    Plugin Author Michael Nelson

    (@mnelson4)

    Hi Cemal thanks for the extra info.

    Yes I saw the stretchy second image and the gallery images stacked up like that.

    I created a patched version which, from my testing, fixes those two issues. Here’s how you can try it:

    1. Download the new version from here: https://github.com/mnelson4/printmyblog/archive/BUG/next-gen-gallery-display.zip
    2. Go to your WordPress dashboard, click plugins, then “add new”, then “upload” and select the zip file you just downloaded
    3. Deactivate the previous version Print My Blog
    4. Activate the new version of Print My Blog

    If you can try that on your test site, please let me know how it goes.

    And yes now I understand what you mean by viewing the fullsize images. I see nextgen gallery’s HTML includes the URLs of those, so with some fancy Javascript we could automatically replace their thumbnail images with the fullsize ones. I’ve created an issue for that but can’t get it done just yet.

    Thread Starter ACEkin

    (@acekin)

    @mnelson4, excellent support! Thank you. Yes, it fixed the NGG thumbnails problem, even retained the links to the large images. I will play with it a little more. Thank you again.

    Cemal

    Plugin Author Michael Nelson

    (@mnelson4)

    Ok I think I’ll release that improved version (because it’s likely there’s other NextGen gallery users who will benefit from it). If you notice other issues it’d probably be good to start a new thread. Thanks for reporting the issue and testing the fix!

    Plugin Author Michael Nelson

    (@mnelson4)

    Ok the release is out in 2.9.9 today.

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