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[Resolved] Slideshow not working – [nggallery id=x]

  • Hi there! I just started using this plugin – I have created my gallery and posted it on my site. When i visit the site and press one of the images, the image pops up nicely and i can scroll through them by clicking the arrows – however, if I don’t click the image and instead click the “Show as slideshow” link, it gives me the message that it only supports the [nggallery id=x] tag and to use it with all the other tags i need premium.. this is all fine and dandy, but heres the kicker.. I AM using the [nggallery id=x] tag.. help pls 🙁


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  • Plugin Author Mark Jeldi


    Hi kozgal,

    Thanks for using NextGEN Gallery Optimizer!

    The original, Basic version of Optimizer began with a focus on optimizing the display of galleries in particular, and was created from code I had developed for a client with this specific requirement in mind. Since the aim was to make their site as fast as possible, it was not appropriate to add extra, slow-loading scripts for the [Show as slideshow] link or slideshows generally…so these options/shortcodes were not used (the [Show as slideshow] text link is an optional setting in NextGEN that can be disabled at Gallery –> Options –> Gallery –> “Integrate slideshow”).

    I later went on to develop the Premium version for users who liked the plugin, and who were looking to hire me for custom mods to support other shortcodes and the [Show as slideshow] link. The current Premium version of Optimizer does indeed support the [Show as slideshow] link, and furthermore, only loads the slideshow scripts on the sub-page that appears when the link is clicked…sparing your gallery pages from the extra weight and page load time. Likewise, Fancybox is prevented from unnecessarily loading on this slideshow sub-page also, as it’s not used.

    The notification you’re seeing is only shown to logged-in admins – to inform them about the Basic version’s limitations, the Premium version’s feature set, and to let them know how to deactivate the link if they’d prefer. My apologies for any confusion, I’ll be sure to review the wording for the next update.


    Hi Mark,
    I am having similar issues, although having u/g to Premium the slideshow still wont load unless you go into the post, leaving a circling clock logo going constantly on the homepage. Any idea how to stop this?

    Also, when using image list, it simply lists 1 column for the entire gallery. Can I change this to show 3-4 columns, therefore saving the post running off the page?

    Tx Graham

    Plugin Author Mark Jeldi


    Author’s note:

    After troubleshooting via email, the issue just above appeared to be caused by a TwentyEleven child theme using a non-standard method for calling recent posts on the homepage…likely via a do_shortcode() call or widget (re: Optimizer’s FAQ).



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