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  • The Flash Player and a browser with Javascript support are needed..

    Getting above message when I try to run a Slide Show.

    Using NexGen Gallery and JW Image Rotator on WordPress 2.7.1
    New at this but is seems to me that some files are missing or need to be install in another location.

    Help Thanks,

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  • I’ve got the same problem.
    Works great in Firefox, but not in IE8.

    Any clues?




    I have the same problem as well. Immediately after upgrading to wordpress 2.8.1 the “the Flash Player and a browser with javascript support” message appears when I try to run a slide show. I am also using NexGen Gallery and JW Image Rotator for my slide show that will not run now. It was OK before the upgrade.

    Here is the URl with the error message:

    Has anyone found a fix for this?


    hello ladyinpinkphotography

    I may have a solution it solved mine, the js files never matched their version numbers…

    You can fin dan explanation on my site, it drove me nuts!

    hope this helps you.


    I cannot seem to figure out how to add a new topic so I will try here. I love this plug in and have used it for about 18 months.

    I just moved to a new hosting co. Did a backup and restore of DB and copied ALL files from old to new. Set up same path on new server to WPMU install public_html. All images are showing when I use a gallery.

    I have a main blogs and 25 sub blogs. When I put a slide show in the sub-blogs (example: all is perfect. When I try to use the same slideshow in the main blog ( i get the :need a flash player and a browser with JS” error. I use the visual editor to embed the slideshow in both cases pointing to the gallery that is the one I am looking for.

    So, I compared installs and settings in the NGG plugin. All settings including location of the imagerotator.swf are the same (wp-content/uploads/imagerotator.swf) and because it is MU i beleive that that points to the same imagerotator for both blogs.

    I have been through a variety of formus and see the error listed in many places. I have attempted to make the fixes that many offered, if it made sense.

    So I wonder what is different. I am an intermediate WP user with limited JS knowledge and ability.

    Does anyone have any suggestion?


    I had the same issue on and tried the suggestions above with no luck. I fixed the problem by simply deactivating and re-activating the plugin.

    Would love to know why this worked?

    Yeah me too. I’ve just updated to WordPress to 2.9.1 and NGGallery still saying ‘The Flash Player and a browser with Javascript support are needed.’ Very frustrating as all the settings are correct. Guess I will have to find an alternative gallery until a fix is provided? Good luck out there!

    My slideshow broke when I updated WP.

    I have a slide show coded into the header and got the error message: “The Flash Player and a browser with Javascript support are needed..”

    The cure was to update Nextgen, copy imagerotator.swf to wp-content/uploads, and put new code in the header with the correct paths:

    <div class="slideshow" id="ngg_slideshow1">
    <object style="visibility: visible;" id="so3_1" data="" name="so3" class="slideshow" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="204" height="152"><param value="opaque" name="wmode"><param value="true" name="allowfullscreen"><param value="" name="flashvars"></object></div>
    <script type="text/javascript" defer="defer">
    var so3_1 = {
    	params : {
    		wmode : "opaque",
    		allowfullscreen : "true"},
    	flashvars : {
    		file : "",
    		linkfromdisplay : "true",
    		shownavigation : "false",
    		showicons : "false",
    		overstretch : "true",
    		rotatetime : "10",
    		backcolor : "0x000000",
    		frontcolor : "0xFFFFFF",
    		lightcolor : "0xCC0000",
    		width : "204",
    		height : "152"},
    	attr : {
    		styleclass : "slideshow",
    		name : "so3"},
    	start : function() {
    		swfobject.embedSWF("", "so3_1", "204", "152", "7.0.0", false, this.flashvars, this.params , this.attr );

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