Support » Plugin: Simple Photo Gallery » Set up 2 Galleries and it duplicated images in Media Library

  • Resolved appleisle

    (@appleisle)


    Hi, I set up the Plugin, created 2 test Galleries and One Album, loaded to the default page created “Gallery” in settings.

    I selected all the images for each new gallery from existing images located in Media Library. The Galleries are working okay with various display template options.

    However for every image I selected to go into these 2 galleries, I now have duplicated images in Media Libray….WHY??

    Any suggestions appreciated? Thanks Dennis

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-photo-gallery/

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  • Plugin Author wpsolutions

    (@wpsolutions)

    Hi Dennis,
    This is normal behaviour if you are selecting images which have previously been uploaded to your system before you created the new gallery. When an image is chosen to be part of a gallery, the plugin needs to make some special changes to its meta-data and it also need to move the image to the gallery directory. So rather than mess with the original, it makes a copy.

    If you want to prevent duplication, simply upload your images from inside the gallery settings page when you are creating your gallery. This way the plugin doesn’t need to copy an existing image.

    Thanks for the quick reply & answer, makes sense.

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