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  • techtangerine


    Once upon a time, nextGEN was THE photo plugin for WordPress.

    But over time, it became more and more invasive.

    And the latest version (1.9.5) now produces PHP-memory-exhausted errors on my blog.

    Which means I had to uninstall nexGEN and find alternate means to host each and every pic that used the nextGEN plugin.

    Before you become dependent on the nextGEN plugin, be warned that the latest version requires quite a bit of PHP memory, the type that is unlikely available in a shared hosting environment. Also, nextGEN leaves behind quite a few hooks that can haunt you long after it is gone.

    I really believe that ALL plugins should be required to disclose their estimated PHP memory usage, rather than the user finding out through trial and error.

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  • projectsolvers1


    I just started using NextGen and was wondering why my slideshow is taking > 1 min to display the first time you load the page (it appears to use cache in subsequent page loads and loads faster). However I am getting emails from my clients telling me there is something wrong with my website because instead of the slideshow all they are seeing is a spinning wheel (while NextGen is working on loading images). I cut the size of my images down and it helped somewhat but it’s still painfully obvious. Thinking that if there isn’t a simple fix that I’ll look for another plugin.

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