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    I have researched the blog and see this error in several posts without a description how it is resolved.

    NextGEN Gallery : Tables could not created, please check your database settings

    Tables ARE created including (blogname)_ngg_album, (blogname)_ngg_gallery, (blogname)_ngg_pictures

    I have restarted my server (which would restart mySQL).

    If I “deactivate” then “activate”, I get the above message and the “Plugin Activated” at the same time.

    I am using mySQL 5.1.57-community on a Windows 2k3 Server. WP is running under IIS and not apache and the Atahualpa theme. I have tried other themes and deactivating all other plugins.

    Thanks in advance for troubleshooting advice.

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  • Check the access rights for the sql user (setup in wp-config.php), maybe this user can’t create tables

    Hello; Thanks for your help!

    I have checked the MySQL database username ‘DB_USER’, ‘[myusername]’ specified in wp-config and it has ALL PRIVILIGES for the database. And, the tables [datbasename]_ngg_album, [blogname]_ngg_gallery, [datbasename]_ngg_pictures ARE being created where [datbasename]_ is the database name (see screenshot below). These tables are also dropped when I uninstall the plugin. The DB_HOST is specified as ‘localhost’ which appears to run successfully for WP and all other plugins I have tried.

    Here is a screenshot of the two messages:

    And, here is a screen shot confirming permissions and the databases:

    Best, Richard

    I’m in the same boat… same server config, etc. Tables actually get created / deleted as you mentioned but for whatever reason NextGEN can’t see them. I’m *guessing* it’s a permissions issue of some sort; but I can’t seem to find it.

    Any luck?

    I have also the problem. The tables were created. So it cannot be an access and “create table” problem.

    I use 2.9 wordpress

    Same problem here also… can anyone help !?

    I finally managed to find a solution… on a Spanish website! Geez…

    This might help someone else, so here’s where I found a hint to help solve:

    From what I understood, the plugin tries to create tables in the form of a standard WordPress installation, in which tables are named with the suffix “wp_”.

    However, in my case (and probably others), I have multiple Databases and some with other WordPress installations, and so the prefix isn’t the same for all. The prefix for this particular WordPress Database is “mob2_”… and so, the plugin couldn’t create the tables in the form “wp_” and therefor couldn’t find his tables after activating the plugin.

    So what I did was to copy the entire CREATE TABLE codes in the link above. Then I went to phphMyAdmin to find my database. In there, I sent out the query. All tables were created successfully. I then renamed the tables changing prefix “wp_” for my own “mob2_”.

    After that, my plugin still gave me the error, but all the gallery menu worked. So I deactivated and reactivated the plugin.

    Error gone 🙂

    Hope all this is clear and will help someone else!

    One more addition: I was having this problem and not even the instructions above where working. but then I relized that the problem was the way I was prefixing all of my WP installations
    they all are wp_somename_

    When I changed the prefix (reinstalled WP) to somenamewp_ the problem went away.

    So that first “wp_” was tripping it up

    This could be a bug because Im having the same problem and there is nothing wrong with either my db user or my config.

    I posted the issue in this other thread please someone have a look at the issue.

    Thank you



    I had the same issue and kind of managed to sort it out in a different way as the above method didn’t work for me.

    It is all in this other thread:

    Hope that it helps someone.


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