[Plugin: NextGEN Gallery] WP 2.8.4 and NEXTGen seems doesn't work properly (34 posts)

  1. alb3rt1
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have upgraded Wp to 2.8.4 and al my galler stop to function...
    No slideshow, no lightbox, no widget in sidebar, only thumbnails works properly (but without javascript effect)

    I try to upgrade plugin to the latest version 1.3.5 but it seems don't works fine on the latest wordpress version! :(

    Alex did you tested your plugin with latest Wp edition?

    Thanks for work :)


  2. tirtsa
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I also have the same problem.
    I installed wp yesterday + nextgen yesterday, uploaded some photos to a gallery, added the gallery tag to a new post and all i get is empty frames with images names :(

    My new blog

  3. bjornsennbrink
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have the latest versions of WP and the plugin.
    Problem: Can not get the slideshow to work although displaying thumbs in the sidebar works like a charm.

  4. elephantseeselephant
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi! Same here, maybe it's not compatible with 2.8.4 yet?

  5. AndyD_OHD
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I lost the ability to edit thumbnails when I upgraded to both new versions of WP and Nextgen.... Anyone had this kind of problem?

  6. kamikaetzchen
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I am also having problems with the thumbnails (they are not shown)...

    I "solved" another problem* while deactivating all other plug-ins, but this is not a permanent solution

    * I am not able to access to the gallery in order to manage it (e.g. sorting, thumbnails)

    P.S. I have the latest of wordpress and NextGen

  7. fpmsummer
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm having a new problem with Gallery as well. The Gallery seemed to be working just fine after I upgraded to 2.8.4, using Gallery v1.2.0, but when I upgraded to v1.3.5, I started having problems with my albums.

    I have a page with 4 albums displayed, and it will only display the thumbnails for the first and third albums, while displaying the shortcode for the 2nd and 4th albums. I can switch the album order around, and it still does the same thing.

    The subpages for each of my separate galleries no longer appear in the navbar, as well.

    What's even stranger is that on another site running 2.8.4, I upgraded Nextgen to 1.3.5 and it works fine... because it worked on that site was the only reason I upgraded it on this other site. The site where it works only has one album though... not sure if that has anything to do with it.

  8. fpmsummer
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I downgraded my problem site back to v1.2.1, but the odd album display problem is still there. I had to add a "dummy" album in between the albums I wanted to display so they could be seen.

    See http://www.miamivicechronicles.com/gallery/ and you can see the shortcode for the dummy album listed in between the thumbnails for the galleries in the real albums.

    Everything else with viewing the images seems to be fine, and viewing images and slideshows with v1.3.5 on a different site also seems to work just fine.

  9. 1saucygirl
    Posted 6 years ago #

    We're having the exact same problem. NextGen was working fine before upgrading to WP 2.8.4, but now only displays blank boxes / file names. We can see the galleries / images in the backend, but they're not displaying on the gallery page or sidebar widget. Help, please?

  10. alvarix
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I changed my directory structure during this upgrade to the following:

    /wordpress (core files)
    /wp-content (my files)

    now ng is still looking for photos in the WordPress dir after having changed the Gallery Path setting to /wp-content/gallery (I also tried an absolute http:// path).

    To test whether I had to rebuild the galleries after entering the new setting, when I tried to upload a new image it still created the folders in the wordpress/ dir, AND failed to upload the photo to those dirs it created.

    Quite a mouthful, I know. Thanks for the great plugin, and I hope these issue can be resolved soon.

  11. duzimage
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm adding a problem to the list: up to 2 days ago everything seemed to work. Now I was uploading new images to an existing gallery and as it came to the thumbnail creation browser gets stuck. If I go into the manage galleries I can't delete or modifie anything. New images appear with a broken link on the web. All previous gallerires or older images in this last gallery work. ONly what I'm uploadin today remains stuck.

  12. welkebloem
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm having the same problems, in the beginning the sorting option wasn't working, to solve that problem i upgraded to the latest version 1.3.5, fixed the rotating-link-thing and everything, but the slideshow didn't work anymore!
    There was an empty space... Now i downgraded to an older version, and the slideshows are working again, but now i can't make new galleries; i have to upgrade first...

  13. duzimage
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Adding more info: if I attempt to edit a gallery by deleting an image or adding one (no matter what I do) not only the browser get's stuck,but if you go onto any other page of your wp admin such as dashboard, plugins or else, nothing will load. It's like wp crashes.


  14. duzimage
    Posted 6 years ago #

    even worse: ( I promise I won't write any more until Alex will say something) now, once the browser (in this case firefox - or safari) is stuck trying to contact the site, I can even close the tab and when I attempt to load the website (not wp admin) it won't. Must quit browser and reload. Strange thing I have not updated anything in the past days besides the theme itself but nothing in the setup. As I said, previousy uploaded galleries or photos work.


  15. Alex Rabe
    Posted 6 years ago #

    check the memory_limit, post your server settings...

  16. Alex Rabe
    Posted 6 years ago #


    Looh here for a first patch : http://code.google.com/p/nextgen-gallery/issues/detail?id=182

  17. duzimage
    Posted 6 years ago #

    should have space.

  18. duzimage
    Posted 6 years ago #

    sorry, I'm not too good at this. HOw should I check for the memory limit? In theory I hage a gig space and I doubt I reached it!!!!

  19. duzimage
    Posted 6 years ago #

    tomorrow I will know from my host if I have reached space limit but, if that was the case why can't I even delete galleries?? Why does everything get stuck? Like a crash?

  20. ronimarin
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Since the same upgrade I have a problem when uploading images, thumbnails creation fails...
    Any patch for this?

  21. Alex Rabe
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Please look for the server setting at Gallery -> Overview, post this settings here

  22. ronimarin
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Server Settings:
    Operating System : Linux
    Server : Apache/2.2.3 (CentOS)
    Memory usage : 29.8 MByte
    MYSQL Version : 5.0.45
    SQL Mode : Not set
    PHP Version : 5.1.6
    PHP Safe Mode : Off
    PHP Allow URL fopen : On
    PHP Memory Limit : 32M
    PHP Max Upload Size : 2M
    PHP Max Post Size : 8M
    PHP Max Script Execute Time : 30s
    PHP Exif support : Yes ( V1.4 )
    PHP IPTC support : Yes
    PHP XML support : Yes

    Graphic Library:
    GD Version : bundled (2.0.28 compatible)
    FreeType Support : Yes
    FreeType Linkage : with freetype
    T1Lib Support : No
    GIF Read Support : Yes
    GIF Create Support : Yes
    JPG Support : Yes
    PNG Support : Yes
    WBMP Support : Yes
    XPM Support : No
    XBM Support : Yes
    JIS-mapped Japanese Font Support : No

  23. alvarix
    Posted 6 years ago #


    thanks for pointing me to that patch. I hope I don't sound too daft, but the .patch file, are those instructions for you to manually edit the files, or is there some mechanism by which it can run the updates automatically?

  24. alvarix
    Posted 6 years ago #

  25. alvarix
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Applied the patch file, ngg-patch.patch, now the paths of the images are


    It is adding wp-content twice.
    This happens regardless of what option I put in gallery path in admin, or after adding an explicit path for wp-congfig in ngg-config.php

  26. elephantseeselephant
    Posted 6 years ago #

    HI Alex,

    Is there already a new version of your excellent plugin compatible with 2.8.4?

    Best regards,

    Elephant sees Elephant

  27. Roger Coathup
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi Alex,

    We are encountering a problem updating albums after upgrade to 2.8.4.

    We can drag galleries across to an album, but when we hit update they are removed.

    We are on 2.8.4a and 1.2.1 of NextGen

    Will try upgrading NextGen and report if the problem persists.

    Kind regards,

  28. Roger Coathup
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi Alex,

    quick follow up: upgrading to 1.3.5 fixed the problem with album updates for us.

    Kind regards,

  29. mistercyril
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hello Alex,

    First off, thanks for your ABSOLUTELY EXTRAORDINARY plug-in! It has to be one of best additions ever to WordPress based sites.

    I've been using your plug-in for a while and have rarely ever wasted any time trying to get it to work, because it usually JUST WORKS. However, on my latest setup (fresh install) I simply can't get the slideshow to work in Internet Explorer. Works great in FireFox and Safari, but I get a White Box in the place of the slideshow.

    Now I have spent the past two days reading forums and making desperate attempts to fixing this (including : verifying swf player url, deactivating all other plugins, calling NextGen in the "footer" instead of "head", hard coding a flash file with "Object" and "Embed" tags, trying on 5 different PCs half way around the world...) and just can't find the solution.

    Apparently i'm not the only one encountering this problem and I hope you can help us figure this out because at this point you are probably the only person with enough insight to save us.

    In my particular case, I am using the following plugins. Perhaps this can help rule out incompatibilities...

    WordPress 2.8.4

    All in One SEO - V1.6.6
    Cforms - V10.5
    G-Lock Double Opt-in - V2.3.8
    Google XML Sitemaps - V3.1.6
    Limit Posts - V1.1
    Multi column link list - V1.3
    NextGen Gallery - V1.3.5
    Register Plus - V3.5.1
    Role Scoper - V1.0.8
    WordPress Download Monitor - V3.2.1
    WP Hide Dashboard - V1.4
    WP Page Flip Lite - 1.4.2

    Please Please Please, can you help us? Not being able to use NextGen is like going back to the stone age!

    Hope to hear from you soon...



  30. elizabethrichardson
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'd first like to suggest that everyone completely delete the next-gen gallery plugin folder (keep a copy of course) and update it manually.

    Without causing any alarm, if your wordpress install was hacked by the worm prior to the wordpress update, your files may have been altered and new files added to that folder...so overwriting the existing folders may NOT work to remove any infected material.

    In fact, I couldn't even update automatically from my dashboard as the worm had infected the code (very quietly of course). Manual upgrade has solved the issues for me, but I still haven't got the slideshow to work.

    We used to have a place to define the path to imagerotator...I can no longer find it...still working on that solution though.

    Hope this helps.

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