• General Facts:
    Currently running WP.4.5.2 via Godaddy’s WP Dedicated server.

    A)
    Historically, I’ve been running NextGen 1.9.3 and using short codes similar to this one. [nggallery id=doe9], [nggallery id=doe8]

    When GD/WP wants me to upgrade to NextGen 2.1.31, all of my galleries(est 675) stop showing up.
    The only way to get them to reapear has been to reload/overwrite NextGen 1.9.3

    Is there a function I can add, that allows the old shortcodes to continue to work?

    B)
    Around October, the NG stopped functioning and GD tweaked it so that it worked. I do not know what they did, they don’t have notes listed. But ever since then instead of being in the WP/Content/Gallery folder, the folders are being created in the WP Root.. Doe9, Doe8, using the example from above. What can be done so that they are back inside the Conent/Gallery folder and functioning.

    Thanks, in advance

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/nextgen-gallery/

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  • Plugin Author photocrati

    (@photocrati)

    @packeo – NextGEN Gallery does not currently support the use of the gallery slug for the id in shortcodes, you will need to use the gallery ID. There is no current method to change this functionality in general … it’s something we may look into but it will not be in the near future.

    As to the issues that appear to have been created by GoDaddy, I cannot say what they may have done and we may not be able to do anything about it either, but it could also be as simple as reviewing the settings you have under Gallery > Other Options > Image Options for the “default” gallery path …

    – Cais.

    I get that gallery [nggallery id=doe9] is also gallery 321 for example, but, basically what you are saying the 675 posts I’ve made using NextGen, by naming a gallery and inserting that name in are useless, and I will have to manually fix all 675?

    Yet, when I go in to a post that I created the old way, and click the new button to add a gallery, it’s still named doe 9, it inserts and functions perfectly, yet the short code doesn’t work?

    It simply doesn’t make sense. If it reverted every gallery to 321,322 etc, but with the names doe9, doe8, etc still in place. It doesn’t.

    I appreciate the response, but I can’t say it helped.

    B)
    Yeah I figured you wouldn’t have an idea of what Godaddy did. I looked at the location you mentioned and it is now set up correctly. The two new posts I made yesterday are in Gallery/Images but when view the folder via filezilla they aren’t there. They show up on the site, just not in the folder tree. So I don’t know.

    Thanks

    Plugin Author photocrati

    (@photocrati)

    @https://wordpress.org/support/profile/packeo – At the moment, unfortunately, you will need to update those 675 inserted displays … there is just no way around that currently.

    As to these comments:

    Yet, when I go in to a post that I created the old way, and click the new button to add a gallery, it’s still named doe 9, it inserts and functions perfectly, yet the short code doesn’t work?

    It simply doesn’t make sense. If it reverted every gallery to 321,322 etc, but with the names doe9, doe8, etc still in place. It doesn’t.

    I’m not sure I understand what you are describing … are you referring to the IGW (“green button”) which is creating an <img> tag placeholder, or something else?

    As to the file directory / folder structure issue(s), I cannot say what is going on there but if the displays are working as expected then I would have to work from the premise that the settings are correct for your site and its configuration.

    Thanks!

    – Cais.

    1
    I was referring to the green “attach” next gen gallery button to the post button inside the post (new or edit) dash board.

    It’s the button that opens up the NGG to allow you to select Thumbnails/slide show etc.

    When I go to the 2nd line “What would you like to display”. I’m typing in Doe9,doe8,thomas1,jones4, whatever the name of the corresponding gallery that was previously used as [nggallery id=doe9], [nggallery id=doe8] I felt the need to name them, so I could tell one for the other as opposed to 321,322,323 as I added new content to the site.

    I’m sure I’m not alone in using [nggallery id=doe9], [nggallery id=doe8], to insert galleries, and the fact that I still go in and type in doe9 for it to come up as opposed to 321,322,323. I simply don’t understand why that function vanished.

    2
    I feel like I’ve resolved issue two, basically moving the folders that were outside of the content/gallery folder inside of them, then correcting the route inside the gallery so that they would show up properly(after, I had to go back and insert them into the post which is the issue above).

    Hope this image helps explain part 1 better.
    https://67.media.tumblr.com/a84c803af292e59aa28d27b124a22f7c/tumblr_o74gh5mqeW1s2asmmo1_1280.jpg

    Thanks

    Plugin Author photocrati

    (@photocrati)

    @packeo – The IGW (“green button”) populates the source field with appropriate items. The ability to type in those names is part of the auto-complete code we employ there. Using the IGW will create a <img> tag “placeholder” which NextGEN Gallery uses to reference all of the settings you use in the IGW inserted display.

    Shortcodes work differently than the IGW. The current versions of NextGEN Gallery now require the use of the gallery IDs … we have looked into this (although we have not spent a great deal of time on it) and to change this behavior would likely require quite extensive time and resources to refactor all of the code involved. This may happen in a future update where we are considering a shortcode “generator” but as it is, unfortunately, it will not be anytime soon that we add this feature set to shortcodes on their own.

    – Cais.

    Thanks, it’s just frustrating that I’ve used the product for a number of years, creating 675 galleries, to know that it’s basically useless and only one step above from having to start over fresh.

    I’m sure I’m not alone.

    Plugin Author photocrati

    (@photocrati)

    @packeo – I can appreciate the frustration this would create and we would much prefer those using our plugin are using the most current releases of it, we just do not have a “quick fix” to offer at the moment.

    – Cais.

    I just don’t see how it made sense to eliminate it to start with.

    Plugin Author photocrati

    (@photocrati)

    @packeo – I’m going to continue to look into this but I still expect at best it will be some time before we could re-implement this option.

    – Cais.

    Don’t bother.
    I’m 63% into manually editing each post that was disrupted. A couple hundred more to go.

    I just can’t and won’t understand why it was feasible to remove it when there has to be a large # of users that name their galleries and inserted them into posts via that method.

    Plugin Author photocrati

    (@photocrati)

    @packeo – Unfortunately, I do not have an answer for why, and we do not have a reference to the number of users that chose this alternative method of referencing their galleries by slug versus the default ID.

    Thanks for the update!

    – Cais.

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