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  • I’ve tried everything I can think of to resolve this. I want to use the galleries/slideshows built in but I can’t get them to display.


    I’ve tried on different browsers, different computers, and even mobile devices and it won’t work. I’m able to look at other sites that use the slideshows but not my own. Any help?

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  • Moderator Andrew Nevins


    Forum moderator

    We can’t help with commercial themes.
    Contact your theme’s vendors regarding that theme.

    Are you saying it might be a conflict in my theme? If that’s the case then I’ll investigate that.

    I’m using Twenty-Twelve child them and I’m having the exact same problem. Happens in every browser – caches cleaned – everything updated, running WP 3.5.1 … and yes, Javascript is enabled.

    Same problem here

    But I don’t know how to turn on javascript

    @kiloj757 : It’s almost always turned on by default, but do a search for “How to enable javascript for [your browser & version ]”

    I have the same issue using the built-in slideshow with the Atahualpa theme. The problem is the same across several browsers, the error message as above. I mainly use Google Chrome. Javascript is enabled in my browser. I have tried the wordpress debugging instructions at but it did not solve the problem. I’ve taken the slideshow off the site now and replaced it with plain images but would really like to use the slideshow when it’s working properly.

    This is a bizarre problem and there are postings about it all over the web. Some folks report that it works sometimes but not always – they’ll make 5 slideshows where two of them will work and the other three won’t. I have never seen it work! Current versions of Chrome, Firefox, IE and Opera won’t show it for me – either on a localhost setup or live-on-the-web. I’m running the latest WP, and a child-theme of TwentyTwelve with limited changes to the CSS and Functions – and nothing that should interfere with it that I can tell.

    However, I’m of a mind that this slideshow is looking for a JS library that hasn’t been loaded or it can’t otherwise find. When I get time, I’m going to look into the template files and see if I can spot what-it-wants and where-its-supposed-to-be.

    But maybe someone can beat me to it – any of you WP super-hacks know what JS library WP’s Media Gallery Slideshow needs to use?

    Moderator Andrew Nevins


    Forum moderator

    Guys, you’re going to be much more visible to the forum community if you create your own threads.

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