Don't mix feature changes with bugfixes


Yesterday I released a update for NextGEN Gallery, normally it’s should fix bugs , but this time I also integrate a optimization for album queries. Due to the fact that NextGEN Gallery is on a more complicated level it’s hard to cover all combination, features, options…

The current release (v0.94) didn’t show the album’s in the defined order (it’s sorted by id’s). I will fix that again, and hope then to close the 0.9x branch.

Update : You can download the bugfix here 

I started already on the final 1.00 release. I will rewrite around 30-40% of the existing code and try to integrate a more flexible template engine, ImageMagick support, extended role system, reduced DB queries, more filter functions…

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44 thoughts on “Don't mix feature changes with bugfixes

  1. J.Backlund says:

    Great work, looking forward to the final release!
    Best regards

  2. Xavier says:


    Thanks for your work!!!

    Looking forward to your final release, too!!!

  3. pisti says:

    also du empfiehlst, nicht zu upgraden, vor allem nicht automatisch, weil es die alben durcheinanderbringt? hab ich richtig verstanden?

  4. Onkel Andy says:

    Wow, sounds brilliant. Thanks alot!

  5. Macrike says:

    Great work! BTW, I’m using the plugin in this site here. Just love it so much.

    Can’t wait for 1.00 release. ^_^

  6. Chingwa says:

    Thanks Alex, your plugin has made my web life much easier… and in fact is the only reason I went with WordPress for my website. nothing else I saw came close to the ease of use as this plugin.

  7. Egosapienz says:

    Ich find das Plug ist eines der Besten! Und WordTube auch!

  8. Carlos says:

    I’m new to WordPress and just experimenting with your plug-in and it already looks FANTASTIC! Thanks for your time.

  9. Chan says:

    Hi, thank you Alex for your hard work on this plugin. It’s awesome.

    I’d like to ask for something though, about the thumbnails : using the “set fix dimension” option, is there any way to have them crop from the bottom of the image only ? The actual cropping process is a problem for portrait images because the thumbnails will display the center of the picture, while the face for example, is on the top of it on most cases…

    Thank you very much.

  10. Thang Tran says:

    Great! I’m using nextgen gallery for my site


    Extremely usefull plugin for me

    Thank you

  11. Cool, I’m hoping that sub albums will be avaible in version 1. Nextgen gallery is simply the best gallery for wordpress!

  12. Patrick says:

    Keep it up! You’re doing an awesome job!

  13. alvaro says:

    Congratulations for this great plugin.

    After all the new update in version 0.9.x i think i don’t really need anything new, except from creating a page with each picture.

    So instead of openind the image with a lightbox effect, I could select open the file in a new page and let my users comments my photos.

    What do you think about this?

  14. Aleks says:

    Excellent work!

  15. Robert Lowe says:

    I having a small problem is there a way to get my photos to show in the center of the screen vs below the where it half cut off. but other than that, I it works great can’t wait till 1.0

  16. betchay says:

    thanks so much for this plugin… it’s one of my favorites!

  17. molly says:

    Thank you very much for all your work. NextGEN Gallery is wonderful and I am using the heck out of it 🙂

  18. Chan says:

    Hi Alex,

    just one question about the thumbnails, in maximum quality settings, the quality is still no match with Flickr thumbnails for example. The thumbnails are a bit blurred.

    Is there anything to change in the code to improve the thmbnail quality ?

  19. Greg says:

    Great app.

    Not sure where to file bugs. But uploading doesn’t seem to work with Safari.

    Seems to work with FireFox on MacOSX

  20. Samy says:

    Great work on the plugin!

    One concern, I’ve noticed these files named “core” followed by random numbers are being created in the “nextgen-gallery” folder on my site. Is this normal? These seem to grow up to 15mb or so and multiple files are created. This ends up using a good chunk of diskspace! Any ideas?



  21. Mizbehaven says:

    I absolutely love this plugin but when I upgraded to WP 2.5 the plugin stopped working for me 😦 I reinstalled a previous version of WordPress and not it works great again. No gallery plugin even compares to yours. Keep up the great work.

  22. alex.rabe says:


    No files named “core” are should be added to the folder by NextGEN. This must be some strange behaviour or missetting at your server. Please check the server log files as well..

  23. Mark G says:

    Alex / Samy

    If your site is hosted on Unix / Linux, I’d say that you are getting “core” dump files created by the plugin failing in some sense on the server. These files are large. Have a look at the log files to see what error is occuring.

    Hope this helps.


  24. alex.rabe says:


    Are these “core” files are some kind of error logfiles ?
    Where can I find some information about these…

  25. Christoph says:

    I’m using this great plugin for almost a year now. Thanks for all the work.

    I’m most looking forward to the Media RSS Feed integration feature, which is currently announced for 0.9. Can you tell me, if it’s postponed to 1.0? Vielen Dank!

  26. Oliver says:


    I don’t know if it’s your mistake or some one others, but the plugin NextGen SimpleViewer always wants to update to 0.94 – I think the plugin somehow checks for the nextgen version although it isnt the nextgen gallery.

    Great work, used it, use it, will use it, love it.

  27. Oliver says:

    Another thing: sorting the galleries in an album doesn’t work anymore, they always get sorted by id

  28. Hi, great plugin, we have been using it for awhile now. But for some reason the only page that works in safari and ie, is the first page. Page two and on, show only what the first page shows.

    It works great in firefox of course.

    Check it out

  29. oh im sorry, it is not compatible with wg2 plugin!

  30. impropio says:

    Congratulations for this great plugin! 🙂

  31. Stan says:

    Hi, Alex.
    It’s amazing plugin! Thanx for development

    I’ve got a question:
    How can I use NextGEN-widget with settings (width, height, quantity) in my theme (theme is not widgetized)?

  32. WM says:


    I encountered this problem.

    I tried to set much more bigger memory_limit, but ZIP upload still can’t work.

    Only to modify the php code could I upload ZIP file.

    Is this problem be a bug?

  33. Jeromy says:

    I upgraded the newest version, now the slideshow on my homepage won’t load. I added the bugfix – didn’t seem to fix it. Any clue why that would be happening

  34. Thorsten says:


    i’m getting this issue since the update.

    “ 404 not found error”

    Gallery works fine, but everybody who looks at it fires that error to my cystats logs.

    Thx for that great plugin.

  35. Mr. Green says:

    Thanks for all the hard work! I look forward to the release of 1.0!

    This is a great plugin that I’ve been waiting for for years, I tried all kinds of gallery programs that were way too complicated, not standards compliant and hard to integrate into a theme. Then along comes your plugin to fix all that! Keep up the great work!

  36. Ruben says:


    I have a problem widht the Slideshow Widget… I integrate this in my sidebar but when I upgrade to new version this is turn off… The Slideshow not show any pictures, only the loading icon… What happen?? Thanks!!!

  37. Spellchecker says:

    “it’s should ” – “it should”

    “album’s” – “albums”

    Here’s 2 free bugfixes for you.

  38. Me says:

    [album=xxx] is dead now.

    bah. 😦

  39. Samy says:

    Hey Alex and Mark,

    I understand now.. too bad I didn’t save those files, I could of sent them to you Alex.

    Unfortunately the only log file I seem to have access to is my error_log which doesn’t contain anything concerning the plugin.

    One thing that might be worth mentioning is that these core files only seemed to pop up as I worked on my galleries, and not by interacting with my website.

    Let me know if you want me to send any future core files that I find.


  40. Thorsten says:


    my problem with Black_Minimalism%20.css has been solved.

    I just had to choose another theme and switch back to black minimalism.
    I just wonder where the ugly space (%20) came from when updating?

    Thx Thorsten

  41. WM says:

    Thanks for answering my problem.

    After replacing the original pclzip.lib.php, the ZIP uploading problem has been solved.


  42. Wayne Hesler says:

    I get this error….

  43. Wayne Hesler says:

    Create new thumbnails
    Running… Please wait

    Fatal error: Out of memory (allocated 43515904) (tried to allocate 3072 bytes) in /home/waynewor/www/heslers/wp-content/plugins/nggallery/lib/ on line 183

    I need help ASAP.. thanks

  44. manu says:

    Hi, I’m using Ubuntu + Firefox ..

    When I want to upload an image gif gives me wrong, I said that was not to select any gallery
    But if asset to upload pictures with flash there is no problem and the burden of files is carried out successfully.

    cyaa, manu

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