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[Plugin: NextGEN Gallery] Cannot find imagerotator.swf (22 posts)

  1. acekin
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Following the instructions, I downloaded the imagerotator.swf file and uploaded to the indicated directory, wp-content/upload. NGG could not find it. I then created a folder with the name imagerotator and placed it there, no difference. I entered the path into the field and saved settings but NGG cannot use the SWF file. What am I doing wrong?

    Facts:
    1. I know that the imagerotator.swf and the other files that came with it are in the above mentioned directory.
    2. There is a second copy of imagerotator.swf in wp-content/upload directory.
    3. I clicked on the "Search Now" button with no success
    4. I manually entered the path as wp-content/upload and saved settings

    Obviously I have not yet tried the necessary step. Can anyone tell me where I am going wrong?

    Cemal

  2. Alex Rabe
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    If it didn't find the imagerotator automatic, simply add the full URL to the file and save it. That should be working

  3. acekin
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Does it need the fully qualified URL like:
    http://www.keptlight.com/wp-content/uploads

    I followed the pattern usggested in the installation and entered just the following:
    wp-content/uploads

    I will try the full URL and report again.

  4. Alex Rabe
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    yes it needs the full url

  5. acekin
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Nope, it did not work. I entered the full URL as:
    http://www.keptlight.com/wp-content/uploads
    If you to to the site, click on Blog and see if the flash slide show option will work for you. It did not work for me. I have not yet found what I'm doing wrong. The chase continues.

  6. acekin
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have tried several other locations with their full URL added to the field. I could not make it work. I even tried adding the name of imagerotator.swf at the end of the path. No dice. I can send screen captures but this forum does not allow for that. Would it be OK Alex, if I wrote to you on private channel with attachments?

  7. acekin
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    OK, I finally made NGG see the imagerotator.swf, in fact it found it by clicking the button. I placed it inside nextgen-gallery folder. However, it still does not create or show the flash slide show. Nothing in NGG this cumbersome to install and run, this is a major exception to that rule. Could you post somewhere full set of instructions? Obviously the uploads directory is not the preferred destination, it never found it there; and nextgen-gallery location worked on the first try. Something is awry somewhere. Help please, I promised my students that I will get help and make this feature working for them.

  8. acekin
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Well, once more with feeling! I have been trying to see the slide show on the blog home page, but when I displayed a single post it worked. I thought it might be a case of having more than one slide show on the page, and found a series where there was only one slide show, it still did not work. When I display a single post it works. However, I believe the previous version used to run with multiple slide shows on the page. Is this a limitation of imagerotator.swf, NGG, the new version of NGG, or something on my site?

  9. Alex Rabe
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Could you post a example ?

  10. acekin
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    It will not work here
    http://www.keptlight.com/index.php?page_id=333&show=slide&pageid=491

    It will work here
    http://www.keptlight.com/index.php?p=483&show=slide

    The first is the blog home page and the other a single post

  11. Arley McBlain
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I can't wait to hear how this goes, I'm having a similar issue.

  12. Arley McBlain
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Oh man... I got mine working flawlessly. My biggest (dorkiest?) problem was that I didn't see the tabs under Options! Once I did search it found the swf and everything worked perfectly.

    I haven't tried more than one slideshow though.

  13. Alex Rabe
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Ok, thanks for the feedback

  14. Alex Rabe
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    @acekin
    looks like a query issue which I need to check better, I willl need to have a look for that

  15. acekin
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks. For whatever it is worth, I have the same thing installed on other sites, copies of my plugin directories essentially, they are working. I ruled out the theme-related problems as another site done by my students has the galleries displaying in either mode. I am more curious than in need of showing flash slideshows. Thank you for looking at it.

  16. acekin
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I forgot to give a link to compare. This is the student developed site gallery page:
    http://www.ttclj.info/blog/Index.php?page_id=106&show=gallery

  17. mattmedeiros
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    @acekin

    Did you get a work around for it? I'm embedding my slideshow, however, it dosn't display the photos. I can see the "area" where the pictures should be displayed - but get nothing.

  18. acekin
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    No, there is no fix yet. Alex indicated that he would look into the query issue. I provided the links where the slideshow is working so that there would be more clues. One piece of the puzzle is that where they are working, slideshows appear on a "page". Mine is not working as expected where the slideshows appear in a "post". My guess is that there is a difference in the formation of the syntax and that will be fixed. Frankly, I rarely use the slideshow presentation, but I need to know in case my students need to make it work.

  19. bzZzZz
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi everyone!

    I had the same problem with uploaded images via ftp. Some galleries could not be displayed by Imagerotator.swf but in normal browsing everything was fine.

    I figured out that some images in "Manage Gallery" displayed no name beside the thumbnail and these did not show up or broke the slideshow widget. These images had embeded jpg metadata and I think this broke the output of the gallery-plugin to imagerotator. Maybe there is an unescaped, not cleaned string or something in the processing of metadata by NextGEN, because these images were named "<KENOX S1050 / Samsung S1050>" in the alt & title field. Imagerotator eventually can not process these names and "crashed".

    I solved the problem by removing the images from the gallery, removing the embeded metadata from the images, uploading them again and refreshing the folder via "Manage Gallery". After this everything was fine.

  20. theguitarmaster
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I was banging my head against the wall for ages over this one. I found other forums and tried their solutions, but nothing worked.

    bzZzZz's solution worked for me. I did not need to upload the images again though, all I needed to do was rename them in the gallery. It must be something to do with the "<" and ">" characters that the imagerotator.swf does not like.

    Anyway, thanks for posting your solution. I can continue with my life now!!!

  21. JackTheKnife
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Is there any workarounds to get this to work? I have this same issue.

  22. AresROC
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Oh wow! I actually found a solution to this:

    Thanks to all who helped. I've managed to put it right with this link: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/164003?replies=6

    (basically changing settings - miscellaneous - uncheck 'Organize my uploads into month- and year-based folders' box.

    Save. All solved. Who'd have thought it.

    Good Luck!

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