Tag Archives: NextGEN-Gallery

NextGEN Gallery V1.8.0 released

I’m happy to release the next version oy NextGEN Gallery. There are some improvements for the backend menu and a rework of the permalink structure. Please noticed the new setting in the option menu, where you can change the main slug for the permalinks.

More over I’ve added the support for XML Sitemaps for images. You just need to install the great plugin from Yoast : WordPress SEO

I did my best to test the plugin, please report (as always) any problems at the forums. Thanks !

Download NextGEN Gallery Version 1.8.0
Release @ wp.org

Please note that you need WordPress 3.1 or higher.

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NextGEN Gallery 1.8.0 Beta 1

Whoa… long break till the last release. I’m currently heavily busy with my daily work, so I need to slow down a bit the development the last months. Anyway something is changed under the hood. I’ve finally added the new permalink structure, as the current is ‘not-soooo-url-friendly’ and I’ve added a sorting option for the manage gallery page. Hope you like this improvement…

My next vacation is in front of me, so I decided to release a first second beta, that you are able to test this new features. I’m happy for any kind of feedback about this version.

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Windows Live Photo Gallery with NextGEN

I’m happy to report that the people from Krangoo create a new addon for for Windows Live Photo Gallery that enables you to upload photos from your computer to NextGEN Gallery.

Download & check the details here

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NextGEN Gallery in the AppStore

I’m very happy to announce that Morten Andersen create a NextGEN Gallery App for iOS. Upload new images straight from your iPhone to your NextGEN Gallery. You can also edit the title and description of an image, or choose to exclude the image from a gallery. As he offer this App for free, please consider a donation via the About button if you happy with it.

Note : You need NextGEN Gallery Version 1.7.0 or higher to use this App

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XML Sitemaps support

After a very very long break, I’m starting to work on the next version 1.8 of NextGEN Gallery. At first I’m looking for XML Sitemaps support. This should help for a better search results about images. I need to contact some author of Sitemap plugins, so I didn’t need to rewrite the same code again.

What is your preferred Sitemap plugin ?

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Plugin Health check

I’m reading every day the forum posts, really. I didn’t answer each day, but I study nearly every request & problem. With Version 1.7.0 I introduced a new auto complete feature, this feature works fine on all of my blogs and test blogs. Unfortunately it also has some side effect, it requires a newer script library then WordPress currently shipped out. So I added this new version manually, but some plugins & themes didn’t handle script calls in the right way.
Very often I need to request to disable other plugins & themes, just to test if the failure is really inside NextGEN Gallery or not. For this purpose I’m introduce now my first version of a plugin health check :

This new  tool can be used via the overview menu and it checks for a couple of common problems :

  1. NextGEN Gallery requires PHP 5.2 or higher, as it uses a JSON function
  2. A check if a other plugin conflicts with the JSON function (Autocomplete & the slideshow will not work in this case)
  3. A check for the memory limit of your server
  4. And it verify if your theme calls wp_head & wp_footer

I’m not sure if it causes false positive results, but it maybe help us all to verify if NextGEN Gallery can run fine on your blog. The new Version 1.7.3 is now available.

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NextGEN Gallery V1.7.0 available

The new version is now avaiable. Here are a list of the most important changes :

  • NEW : Publish a new post direct from the gallery admin page
  • NEW : Added filter hook ‘ngg_get_image_metadata’ to add more exif/iptc information
  • NEW : Adding Autocomplete field to TinyMCE Popup and Album page
  • NEW : More methods for XMLRPC interface
  • Changed : New hooks for gallery table (THX to Alexander Schneider)
  • Changed : Introduce jQuery dialog as new UI element
  • Changed : Call TinyMCE window via admin-ajax
  • Bugfix : Better support for SSL blogs
  • Bugfix : Install/Upgrade failed when table prefix contain captial letters
  • Bugfix : Fix validation issues in Media-RSS
  • Bugifx : Empty tags in XMP Meta causes PHP error
  • Bugifx : Rework load mechanism for slideshow
  • Bugfix : Copy meta data when image is copied
  • Bugfix : Icon Support for Ozh’ Admin Drop Down Menu
  • Bugfix : Use correct sort order in slideshow

Please report problems ONLY at the forums, Thanks !

Download NextGEN Gallery Version 1.7.0
Release @ WordPress.org

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