NextGEN Gallery V1.5.0

I’ve uploaded the new version. I would like to highlight three new features :

1. Backup feature : You can now create a backup when you resize the original images, and recover them later if needed
2. Post thumbnail support : I’ve added the full Post Thumbnail support, which is a excellent feature in the new WordPress V3.0 Theme TwentyTen
3. Auto translation file loader : Now you can download via one click the latest language file. look for it in the overview menu

Please let me note, that the current version is not compatible with BuddyPress or WPMU, I will look for this in the next month.

Please report any bug in the forums. Thanks !

Download NextGEN Gallery Version 1.5.0
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79 thoughts on “NextGEN Gallery V1.5.0

  1. Teus says:

    Thanks for this wonderful plugin!

  2. toootooo says:

    Thank you very much for your job!
    Your software is really the best!

  3. Rolf says:

    First, thank you for the great work. After Installation of Version 1.5. i can’t access anything in the options panel…

  4. Erik says:


    Same here. Everything seems to work fine accept ‘options’. This page is empthy

  5. alex.rabe says:

    Check if you have PHP5 installed, maybe this is the problem

  6. Sherry Haney says:

    I just installed the upgrade on a website that I’m working on and the galleries in the custom fields are no longer recognized. Do I need to change the code in my template?

  7. The computer of my ISP doesn’t have php5.
    The previous version NextGEN works good so I tried to upgrade to 1.5.0
    Now I’ve problems with Add Gallery / Images and Options.
    Can you please support only this part with php4 or suggest me how can I return to the previous version.



  8. Harris says:

    Hey I installed nextgen 1.5 and when I put slide show, images dont load and flash does.

  9. Jon says:

    Thank you for adding the Post thumbnail support! Is there any way to also include the “Search Media” function in the Media Library tab of Add Image dialog from the post editor into the NextGen Tab?

    I have a huge library of 400+ stock images and having them organized into galleries by type makes it much easier to find them, but searching for them by part of a filename would be even better.

  10. Anna Blume says:

    Seit 1.5.0 zeigt leider tagcloud nur noch ein Bruchteil der Stichwörter an, ist das Problem schon bekannt?

  11. Rolf says:

    @alex.rabe Thank you very much. Revision r714 works fine for me.

  12. Larry Deack says:

    FWIW, I updated and had the problem of admin pages not working. I also had the NextGen admin page message about running php4 even though my web host said they supported php5. They had a line in .htaccess for php4 for backward compatibility and changing that fixed the problem with NextGen. I only run WordPress so that didn’t break anything.

  13. treebykooba says:


    Thanks so much for this plugin. It’s the best. After updating I am getting this error in one of my posts with thumbs that are a different size than the thumbs on other pages…any idea why?
    Fatal error: Call to a member function get_var() on a non-object in /home/sid/public_html/blog/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/lib/shortcodes.php on line 216

  14. Anna Blume says:

    Zum meinem Post:
    Seit 1.5.0 zeigt leider tagcloud nur noch ein Bruchteil der Stichwörter an, ist das Problem schon bekannt?

    nggfunctions.php anpsassen:
    $defaults = array(‘smallest’ => 8, ‘largest’ => 22, ‘unit’ => ‘pt’, ‘number’ => 99,

  15. Colin says:

    Regarding Fabrizio’s comment, I was having exactly the same problem, with the Add Gallery and Options pages coming up blank but the following link that Alex posted has solved the problem for me!
    Just use these files to replace the ones in the Admin folder to make the plugin compatible with PHP4 again.
    Cheers Alex!

  16. Modesty says:

    I have the same problem as treebykooba

    I’ve tried downgrading but that I get ‘gallery not found’

    help pls.

  17. Urban Ryu says:

    Now I’ve problems with Add Gallery / Images and Options.
    Can you please support only this part with php4 or suggest me how can I return to the previous version.


    Urba Ryu

  18. @alex.rabe

    Thanks for the suggestion and now everthing works perfect.

    I simply edited admin/addgallery.php and admin/settings.php and changed
    if ( method_exists( ‘nggAddGallery’, “tab_$tab_key” ))
    if ( method_exists( $this, “tab_$tab_key” ))

    I have 5 or more sites that use your plugin.
    Next time you have an upgrade probably it can’t work on my php4

    Can you please add (if it is possible) few ilne of codes like
    if is php4 use …
    if is php5 use …

    Thanks a lot!


  19. Nils says:


    Thank you for the great plug-in. It appears to do everything I need in my new-to-build weblog. However … I can not add new galleries! How can this be? Whenever I try to add a gallery, the screen refreshes and nothing has happened. Somehow it worked once, and then I could also ad some pictures using the flash-uploader. But after that, also the flash-uplaoder dit not work anymore. Is there a PHP-setting that messes things up?


  20. John S says:

    Hi Alex,

    Thanks for your great tool! I just updated my site with your latest build and for some reason, the thumbnail gallery is showing up above the content of my blog posts instead of below it. The gallery insertion line (ie. [nggallery id=129]) is below my text, but the gallery is now above the text on all of my posts. Any thoughts or suggestions?


  21. Gaston says:

    After updating this fantastic plugin, it doesn’t work anymore.

    In every post it says:

    Fatal error: Call to a member function get_var() on a non-object in /home/oge-architects/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/lib/shortcodes.php on line 216

    and skips even all the text and rest of the post.

    DOES ANYBODY HAVE AN IDEA? It’s driving crazy, because before it worked like a charm …

  22. Tobi says:

    After activating the plugin I am getting an Error 500 Internal server error. I am using php 5 and when I delete the plugin from the server everything goes back to normal. Am I doing something wrong here?

  23. Tobias says:

    I have the same problem like John S.

    After the last update the content is below the images.

    Thanks, Tobi

  24. Braden says:

    On your plugins page that pops up through wp, there is a spelling mistake on download. Just thought I would point it out. Great work!

  25. David says:

    Hello: Thank you for this fantastic plug in. I have a problem however…

    Whenever I try to resize an image or generate a thumbnail in Manage Gallery it fails and I get this message:

    Fatal error: Out of memory (allocated 48234496) (tried to allocate 11264 bytes) in/mnt/w0900/d29/s30/b02f943d/www/ on line 176

    Also, images do not resize on import despite being set up to do so. Also, thumbnails are not generated on import either.

    I am running PHP5, have the latest NextGen update installed, am running WordPress 2.9.2 and am hosted with Netfirms.

    Can you help?


  26. David says:

    Sorry, I realise now this may not have been the place to post this – so i also posted it on

  27. António Godinho says:

    I’ve recently upgraded my WordPress from 2.9.1 and with following plugins:
    NextGEN Gallery 1.4.3
    NextGEN ImageFlow 1.2
    NextGEN Resize 1.3b
    NextGEN FlashViewer 1.3

    Upgraded to:
    Wordpress 2.9.2
    NextGEN Gallery 1.5.0
    NextGEN ImageFlow 1.3.1
    NextGEN Resize 1.3b
    NextGEN FlashViewer 1.3

    And now the gallery’s aren’t beeing placed on the correct place.
    On the old versions the gallery’s show up on the middle of the text where the code is inserted, not they show up at the top of the page before all the text.
    Old version:

    Now with the problem:

    An example of my code:
    Jardins de Infância Públicos

    JI da Solum[nggallery id=4]
    JI do Areeiro[nggallery id=1]
    JI da Quinta das Flores
    JI De Montes Claros
    JI dos Olivais

    Old page, working:

    New, wrong placement:

    Any advice?

  28. Lori says:

    Hi. Just updated to new NGG version. Using most current WordPress version and latest versions of Safari and Firefox on mac. Thickbox on Safari is no longer working. Whole screen is dark (i.e. the dark grey thickbox color is overlaid above the image instead of below it. Previous and next links no longer work in any browser. They close the image instead. Tried clearing browser cache, WordPress cache, & reinstalling plugin with no luck. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

    Example gallery page:

  29. NextGEN Gallery V1.5.1 works good with my php4!


  30. Johnny says:

    After upgrade the sidebar widget doesnt fit. I cant control the width/height. Before the widget just fitted 300 px width automatically. regard Johnny

  31. Gabs says:

    This plugin is great !
    Thanks for the upload of the translation !

    I have some questions about the future release:
    1/ could you add an option to activate @ini_set(‘memory_limit’,128M) ?

    2/ Could you search an idea to not delete the files in the directory font ?

    3/ Could you involve the insertion image with button in the editor ? If you have 4 galeries with about 100 images per gallery, you have 400 images in the input select. You can add a new input select tag with the different galeries and in the second input select tag you have the different images of gallery selected.


  32. Pepe says:

    I have the same problem:

    Fatal error: Call to a member function get_var() on a non-object in /home/xxxx/public_html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/lib/shortcodes.php on line 216

    All the galleries called with this shortcode are broken:

    [gallery=NAME] (the old method used during 2008 I think)

    Any way to fix it without changing every single post to the new shortcode?

  33. I cant upload more than 2mb why is that

  34. Redacter says:

    I love this plug-in. It does everything I need it to do but one thing. It does not generate a page view when someone clicks on a thumbnail to expand the photo to a full page size.

    This is a critical feature for those of us.. and there are many… who live and die by page views.

    I would use this otherwise. Right now I hard code photo galleries, using static pages and thumbnails within the article. When you click on a thumbnail it takes you to the static page, and records a page view.

    Is there anyway to add this feature to next gen? It would exponentially increase its popularity.. Haven’t found a photo plug in yet that can do this…

  35. DragonDon says:

    An awesome plugin, took a bit to understand but once done so, it works great!

    Now, I’m looking for ways to use different songs for different galleries on the same site…

  36. Great plug-in development, thanks.
    NextGEN Gallery has now been published Japanese translation of the old version. I felt very sorry for it. So I have a new version of the file translated into Japanese.
    Unfortunately, his credit is not so spare time is estimated to translate, for Japanese users, Can you give a link to my file? I have a new version of NextGEN Gallery to follow as possible.

    File the following URL has been published.

  37. alex.rabe says:


    Send me your translation per mail

  38. josh says:


    Is there a way to get the following effect using your plug in? I noticed your gallery is very similar to this, but yours doesn’t have to vertical and horizontal opening effect. Thanks!

  39. cool says:

    I have been having problem since i have updated to version 1.5.2. i can not upload a photo or folder, i get (httpdocs/wp-content/gallery/daily_photo contains no pictures). Can anybody help me please…

    i am using wordpress version 2.9.2.

  40. Mal says:

    Hey, since upgrading I have a weird error also. The gallery shows up but I get this when an image is clicked on :

    Rendering of template imagebrowser-caption.php failed

    And another gallery shows up, but the Lightbox effect no longer works and the images are far too big suddenly. I haven’t changed any settings.

  41. Mal says:

    FYI, I did a full reset on the settings to default, then redid everything and now it works. No idea why since I didn’t change anything in the last 2 weeks, but there you have it.

  42. Joachim says:

    Hi there,

    I have 2 problems:
    1. after uploading the photos, thumbs will not created in the folder “thumbs”.
    2. there is no nextgen-button in the backoffice in order to put in a pic or gallery.


  43. Web Design says:

    The same problem of “cool”

    when i upload some pic i got this error:
    Directory /home/xxxx/public_html/ contains no pictures

    Help please

  44. Shrikant says:

    Following error is seen after uploading images: “Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class nggmeta in //nawinfs03homeuserswebb1815rh.vishwakonkaniwp-contentpluginsnextgen-gallerylibmeta.php on line 12”

  45. phalancs says:

    This is a very powerful gallery script. Just a few problems I encountered:

    1. Cant seem to get permalink to appear like “/gallery/imagename” or sth. like that
    2. When activating permalink function and not using overlay display, I cannot open the pictures anymore (getting some kind of error 404)
    3. is there a way to make that “recent images widget” not open the images in an overlay but open them in a single page?

    As stated before creating a page view functionality is sooo important to make visitor be able to share links to the pix.

  46. Omer says:

    Nextgen gallery shutter reloaded does not work with firefox 3.6.
    Even on your demo site the problem exists. Click on an image, and it’ll throw you all the way to the top of the page. How can we fix this?

  47. Luis - BsAs says:

    Following error is seen after uploading images: “Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class nggmeta in //nawinfs03homeuserswebb1815rh.vishwakonkaniwp-contentpluginsnextgen-gallerylibmeta.php on line 12″

    Me too 😦

  48. Hola, tengo el mismo error que Luis – BsAs… alguna solucion??
    Hello, I have the same error as Luis – BsAs … any solution?

  49. Chris says:

    Hi, I was wondering since every image is being delivered by a php script, is there a way to enable caching somehow? on my webspace it’s _really_ slow and when I upload images directy there is no delay whatsoever. I use the shutter effect and am using the lastest galery script. Thanks, Chris

  50. Hi there and sorry for my bad english,

    I’ve found an issue with the nggallery extension : when translated in another language (french for me), the roles don’t work, and even an other administrator than the “Admin” can’t do any image upload. After some researches i’ve found that in the roles.php file, in the function “ngg_get_sorted_roles”, the script was creating an array (line 92) with the “original” values : “administrator”, “author”, … As in french the words are not the same, …

    Changing these values with the translated ones (in french : “administreur”,”auteur”, …), make the script work.

    Maybe it should be interresting to base the function with ID’s.
    if it can help…

  51. gamble says:

    Is there any way we can get single picture commenting?

  52. rachel says:

    Hi, I love the plugin in. However I want to use another light box. I’m uploading the images via Media in WordPress which allows me to ‘Open via Lightbox’ but then when I pull these images from the Media files to NextGen, It wont open using my other lightbox. Any ideas how I could fix this

  53. Sasha says:

    +1 to all the comments about page views. I love the plugin, but I can’t use it if it doesn’t generate page views for each photo. That’s how advertisers pay me.

  54. Binda says:

    I had to deal with a mysterious problem 🙂 The add gallery page in admin was empty / blank . I checked the php version (5.2.x), so the compatibility issue was out of my further considerations. Finally (after many hours of testing) I found out.

    This issue was caused by php_memory_limit set to 32mb. As the amoount of galleries is huge (1500+) and the tab of add image on add gallery / image page loads all the galleries into a list, the whole memory was consumend and the add gallery page was blank / empty. Setting php_memory_limit to 64 did the job.

    It would be nice to optimize add gallery / image page for huge collection as the mine is.

  55. zb1000 says:


    I installed Nextgen for my mother and its works perfectly.

    But i installed it for me and i have he following error when loading images :
    ERROR: img_1704.jpg :
    Fatal error: Call to undefined function is_multisite() in /homez.358/alaricti/www/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/admin/functions.php on line 1075

    But i dont have this error when creating galeries.
    Do you have any idea what it could be?

  56. zb1000 says:

    OK, i solved the problem by deleting and reinstalling the website!

  57. Hallo,
    nach dem Update auf die neueste NEXTGEN Version tritt folgendes Problem auf.

    Bei Versuch Fotos in Galerie hochzuladen läuft der Ladebalken bis 100 %,dann kommt plötzlich error ? nicht zu lesen da zu schell weg, dann eine Eingabemaske Benutzeranmeldung, dann steht Verzeichnis /var/www/web192/html/wp/wordpress/wp-content/gallery/modellflugfestival-2010 enthält keine Bilder

    Desweiteren schon mal


    gemeldet beim Aufruf der Eingabemaske NextGen in Artiklen fehlt Abbrechen und Eingabe unten in der Maske, ebenso bei Bilder kann kein Bild mehr ausgewählt werden.

    Auch der Versuch andere Plugins vorübergehend zu deaktivieren barchte keine Änderung.

  58. Eugene says:

    Alex, thanks for your great tool! I installed this tool on my website, and it looks great.

    Eugene Jones

  59. bacodesign says:

    Thanks for the gallery, it is great and it works great on my localhost,but when I try to upload an image to my server, I get this error: “Fatal error: Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class nggmeta in //hmfswwebdtcwin053mercarias.compublic_htmlblogwp-contentpluginsnextgen-gallerylibmeta.php on line 12.”
    Does anyone can help me? Thanks in advance.

  60. lukegosh says:

    I have just moved my local testing version of my site on WordPress 2.9.2 to the server. My site works, but galleries are missing. In the admin, the areas “Add Gallery,” Manage Gallery” and “Album” all show blank screens when I click on them. The rest of the Gallery functions behave normally. It doesn’t seem to be communicating with the database. Am I missing something simple?
    I’m using php5.

  61. lukegosh says:

    A little more detail: I tried uninstalling and reinstalling NextGen to see if it would function properly without any data entered. It lets me add a gallery, and adds the table into the database, but after that the Add Gallery area is blank, and the Manage Gallery area is blank. Please advise.

  62. ironman says:

    I just installed the upgrade on a website that I’m working on and the galleries in the custom fields are no longer recognized. Do I need to change the code in my template?

  63. Aleksej says:

    Whether it is possible to realize the following: at addition of a single picture it is not too convenient to choose it from the dropping out list of pictures, it is better to make so what at first to choose gallery and then a picture from it. And even at addition of a single picture it would be necessary possibility which forbade its increase (cliques), and changes of the sizes.

  64. Filly says:

    Dear Alex, any information on when this will be compatible with BuddyPress installations? The upload button is missing from MCE and adding media from the media-insert-tab does not work either. Thanks in advance!

  65. Mia says:

    Hi there,

    I am about to loose my mind. I keep on getting error 500 when trying to upload images. Nothing seems to help. I have changed the permission to 777. I have downloade the role-manager and gave the users admission to upload images. But nothing helps. I really need some help. Please.


  66. Dave says:

    has anyone found a fix for the Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class nggmeta in wp-contentpluginsnextgen-gallerylibmeta.php on line 12?

    I can not upload any photos

  67. Tyson says:

    has anyone found a fix for the Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class ngg_get_ttffont() in wp-contentpluginsnextgen-galleryadminsetting.php on line 790?

    I can not upload any photos

  68. Tyson says:

    Oops, I meant to put the above comment in the latest version forum, 1.7. I can’t find that forum.

  69. Adrian says:

    I have a problem:
    Does anyone know how to fix?

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_CONST, expecting T_OLD_FUNCTION or T_FUNCTION or T_VAR or ‘}’ in /homepages/28/d322806321/htdocs/wp-content/plugins/effects-for-nextgen-gallery/effects-for-nextgen-gallery.php on line 12


  70. claudio says:

    Please there’s someone giving any support??, I have the same problem:

    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class nggmeta in wp-contentpluginsnextgen-gallerylibmeta.php on line 12?

    It can be so hard to findout right?

  71. john says:

    the lightbox effect with NextGen Gallery wont work properly in IE9 (not sure about earlier versions of IE) – it does work in Compatability View, but I cant expect every visitor to know that they need to click the bl**dy Compatability View button – most of them wont know what it is – and to be honest, i still dont really know what the bl**dy thing is – it’s mere existence p**ses me off bigtime.

    the lightbox works fine in all other major browsers – but not ie9 – help me fix this BS compatability issue please!!

  72. Derek says:

    The ‘Edit thumb’ link doesn’t work in IE9 even after switching to Compatibility View. The loading animation just keeps going and the editing window never opens

  73. ottie says:

    Great plugin Alex, thanks for those great efforts.
    Still one thing I can’t figure out: if I use an album template (even a custom one), how do I call a custom gallery template instead of the usual gallery.php? Must be some php call on the a href of the thumbs?
    Thanks a lot.


  74. Jimmy says:

    Hi, thanks for the plugin.

    I am using Nextgen gallery custom templates with the WP-Touch mobile theme.

    For some reason, no matter where I place the nggallery custom template folder, i get the error message
    Rendering of template gallery-custom.php failed

    when viewing it on a mobile device.

    Is this a matter of the template file not being found or is it another kind of conflict with the mobile theme?

    Using the standard template works fine with WPTouch, its only when using a custom template that the error appears.


  75. Sheryl says:

    I cannot get the thumbnails to generate on this latest gallery. I see an X where the thumbnails should be.

    If I view the X I can see the photo in full size. All photos are 800×600 pixels.

    I have the latest version of the plug-in installed and the most current version of WordPress installed.

    How do I change 14 x’s to thumbnails instead???

    If I use EDIT THUMBNAIL I get lines of code showing Fatal Error above the 2 boxes and the 2 white boxes only show X in them.


  76. Nigam says:

    Go to nextgen-gallery/lib/ and un comment the
    @ini_set(‘memory_limit’, ‘128M’);

    then you got the solution…..

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