Wrong slideshow plays
Having a strange problem with the slideshow plugin – created a slideshow and inserted into a page and it worked great. Next created a second slideshow and inserted that into another post. When it was viewed the first slideshow started showing the second slideshow and second slideshow started showing the first slide show – how weird.??!!
Have tried swapping shortcode but both play the same slideshow and not the one I want on that page…very strange. Has anyone any ideas what I’ve done?
Do you have any active plugins that manage, manipulate, control or show posts on your page? This may be affecting the slideshows.
You could test this by disabling your plugin one by one, until the slideshow displays correctly.
Hi Stefan, thanks for the reply.
The only plugin I use that you could be described as managing the posts is ‘marketpress lite’ which is an ecommerce pluging. I don’t want to deactivate this, even for a short while – do you think this plugin maybe the problem?
The first slideshow works great. (see http://akdfurniture.co.uk) Immediately I publish a second slideshow without even inserting the shortcode anywhere for the 2nd slideshow the first slide show starts showing the pictures of the 2nd slideshow.
I don’t think MarketPress should be the problem. However, I see that your slideshow is set to ‘randomize’ slides. This could make it look like a different slideshow is showing up.
With what shortcode do you call the slideshow?
I changed the randomise setting to ‘no’ and still this has the effect of sometimes playing the first slideshow and when the page is refreshed the 2nd slideshow appears..it seems the shortcode has no bearing on which slideshow is played. Anyway I thought the randomise setting refers to the slides within a slideshow.
I have made 2 slideshows with completely different pictures and shortcode are:
1.) [slideshow_deploy id=’2161′]
2.) [slideshow_deploy id=’2196′]
The problem I’m still getting is that if shortcode 1 is inserted into a post (in this instance on my home page) and then I insert shortcode 2 into another post this causes slideshow 2 to also play on the home page.
Is there any setting I am missing which will stop this – I want 1st slideshow to appear on my home page every time and not other random slideshows.
The randomize setting is for slides indeed, I’m trying to make sure I don’t miss anything.
I’ll see what I can do to solve the problem. It may be an issue caused by the way WordPress gets its posts from the database. You’re not missing a setting.
I’ve installed MarketPress to see if it’s causing any difficulties, but it isn’t.
I’m having this same issue. The slideshows were working great on my development site, and when I moved the install to the live site it started doing this.
Could you please give me a list of plugins that you have on your live website? I could test if there’s any conflicts between the plugins.
Plugins I have installed are:
All in One SEO Pack
Dean’s FCKEditor For WordPress
Exclude Pages from Navigation
Fast Secure Contact Form
Google XML Sitemaps
Jetpack by WordPress.com
Pinterest “Pin It” Button Lite
W3 Total Cache
WordPress Database Backup
WP Super Cache
Thanks for the list of plugins! It would be really great to see Mary Ann’s list of plugins now, perhaps you have matching plugins that cause this issue to arise.
- Add From Server
- All-in-One Event Calendar by Timely
- Fast Secure Contact Form
- Link Manager
- List Category Posts
- Search Regex
- Widgets on Pages
- WordPress Importer
I’ve noticed that both slideshows are actually playing, but they are playing randomly on both pages with the shortcode instead of behaving and only the one mentioned in the shortcode playing on each page.
I’m running a custom theme based on Luscious for Genesis if that makes any difference. Weird that it worked perfectly on the development site but not when I moved it (well, reinstalled it – let’s just say the move didn’t go so well).
Update – I decided to try something different. Instead of using the slideshow shortcode, I put the slideshow widget into Widgets On Pages and selected the correct slideshow for the page. It seems to be working properly when I do that. I’ll let it run for awhile and update if it switches back to running a random slideshow.
Hi Mary Ann,
Thanks for your list as well! I’ll have a look at what plugins could be causing the slideshows to load randomly. I see you’re both running the ‘Fast secure contact form’ plugin, so I’ll have a look at that one first.
Hi Mary Ann and Andy,
I haven’t been able to find the problem yet. I’m very sorry.
I’ll release version 2.2.8 in a couple of minutes, so I wanted to let you know that it doesn’t included any fixes for the randomized slideshow problem.
Thanks, Stefan. I appreciate you working on it. As long as I have a work around (which I do with Widgets on Pages), I’m good until you figure it out.
Hi everyone, I have the same problem as Andy and Mary Ann. The first slide show worked great but when I added a second show and published it in a different post, the shows started swopping posts. Let’s say I had one slide show with flowers and another with animals posted in two different posts with the corresponding titles. Then the flower slide show often appears in the post titled animals and vice versa. Sometimes the same slide show appears in both posts. This is really a pity because the plugin is easy and simple to use and insert.
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