Tag Archives: Wordpress

Real Estate with NextGEN Gallery

A new plugin called Great Real Estate is published and I’m glad to say that it supports NextGEN Gallery and wordTube. Great Real Estate brings content management of real estate listings to the WordPress community.

Agents can manage listings, input price and common data such as number of bedrooms and baths, and not worry about formatting each page. The plugin provides starter templates to display listings, and a sidebar widget for featured listings. Agents can enhance listings with a photo gallery, video, panorama photos, downloads, and a location map. The listings information is nicely formatted with a tabbed interface.

Download at wordpress.org

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New bugfix release

Today, I uploaded some bugfixes for NextGEN Gallery. It’s no mandatory update for everyone, only minor things will be fixed. See changelog for more…

The development for v1.00 is still in progress, but based on my new project everything needs more time now. Currently I’m prepare a refactor of some old code. After two year experience and grown knowledge with PHP, WordPress and the plugin, a lot of things needs to be better… learning by doing.

In the forums I received a lot of feature requests, so I will include in the next time more filters, hooks and template function that this plugin is more extensible. You can watch the progress at the GoogleCode. It already contains a extended role system, so that a author can only edit his own galleries… (Please note : The current trunk is from time to time not working, so don’t use the code in a live system until you know what you do)

Final remark :If you like this plugin, it would be great if you can rate the plugin at wordpress.org (Currently 153 ratings). Thanks !

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Manual update

WordPress 2.5 introduce a new automatic upgrade feature for plugins. This works fine for the most plugins and users, but there are some behaviour which you should be aware :

  • Additional files in the plugin folder will be deleted : When you start the upgrade, WordPress delete the existing folder with all the content. If you have created additional files into the plugin folder ( i.e. custom style files, language files) then you must reupload them again.
  • Binary files sometimes not working : After 5 bugfix releases for NextGEN Gallery, there are still a problem that after the upgrade the sildeshow or language file are not working. There is some unknown failure, which could be some permission issue. If you encounter such a failure, please reupload all files manually per FTP.

Good luck !

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NextGEN Addon

Great !! It’s highly motivating when other people take NextGEN as base and extended it with new features. In the last two weeks three new addon’s are available :

NextGEN FlashViewer

Boris Glumpler extended my idea to integrate the famous Adobe Flash Plugins (SimpleViewer, TiltViewer, AutoViewer) from Airtight Interactive for NextGEN Gallery.


wp-greet from Tuxlog is a WordPress plugin to send greeting cards from your WordPress blog. It takes the images from NextGEN Gallery for your own greeting card.

NextGEN Smooth Gallery

The amazing gallery viewer from JonDesign’s SmoothGallery as integration into NextGEN Gallery (Written by Bruno Guimaraes)

Have fun !

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Wow !! 1,817 Trackback Spam’s in one night… that’s record

 (Donncha reported similar attack’s)

Update : Uhiuhiuhi, in 10 minutes 158 new Trackback spam’s… Hope my hosting company didn’t get a DoS .

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Gallery is core

I apologize that NextGEN didn’t fit with the release of WordPress 2.5, in the very last minute they change the priority of the shortcode, so I need to fix that again in my plugin. Version 0.92 is out and should be working fine now in WordPress 2.5. If you have any problems leave a message in the forums…

With the release of  Version 2.5 it’s time to consider the benefit of the new gallery system, it contains a similar shortcode and Matt’s gallery overview compete with the NextGEN gallery result. So why using my plugin anymore ?

Ok, some features are missing, but it’s part again of plugin authors to increase the inbuilt gallery system. My motivation for continue this plugin is still there and it’s based on three main facts :

  1. I need NextGEN Gallery for my own purpose
  2. The WordPress community uses this plugin (see download rates)
  3. The feedback, donations and interest is great…

This could be changed very soon, so I currently not able to say how long I will continue this plugin. Let’s wait for the response of the new <irony>holy</irony> inbulit gallery system…

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Simple NextGEN SimpleViewer

Based on some request I added two new flash scripts to NextGEN Gallery. The fantastic Tiltviewer & Simpleviewer from Airtight Interactive can now easily added to your post or page.

See some example here : http://nextgen.boelinger.com/simpleviewer/

Demo Tiltviewer

If you like it, then download this addon here :

Download NextGEN SimpleViewer
WordPress plugin

(This plugin isn’t finished at all, I maybe add more comfortable options later)

UPDATE : I’m currently not able to work at this addon, if some is interested to update or maintain it, give me a note or pick up the script and write your own plugin. I will help with any questions…

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100.000 Downloads : What a magic number… Of course that’s not 100.000 web pages with my plugins, but more than I ever expected to reach with my work. One the one hand I’m very happy about the success and the positive response I got in the last year, on the other hand this plugin gets into focus of hackers… more and more. I’m not a professional programmer and I don’t know how many leaks/holes/bugs my plugins still contain, I hope to catch them always before….


Let my say thanks to all the contributors and translators which help me with this plugins, especially Alakhnor for his work at wordTube and forums moderation. And at least the 34 donators for the money, which motivated to continue this work…

Thanks Heike, that I can spend sooo much time into my hobby.


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Pimp your plugin for WordPress 2.5

NextGEN for Wp2.5This will take longer as assumed. It cost my two hours to find a more or less acceptable solution for NextGEN Gallery overview menu, in the style of WordPress 2.5

Honestly, I’m must say I’m not a big fan of this new UI, the reorder of the menu is good, the colors are ugly…

Update : Redesign for NextGEN Gallery nearly finish, awaiting final WP Core updates for IE, otherwise don’t use IE with WordPress, looks incredible bad… (or wait for IE8 ???)

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WordPress 2.5 is on the way…

So, Ryan & Matt push the release of version 2.5 and announce now that the ReDesign is nearly finished. So it’s time for me to start with the test & fixes for my plugins… With Verison 2.5 we lost the Upload tab integration and the TinyMCE button needs some new updates, I hope to get this all running till the release of WordPress 2.5.

BTW : A couple of minutes ago, I uploaded a new bugfix release for NextGEN Gallery, if you interested for helping & testing, please recheck the batch upload. And again : Please request any off topic support question only in the forums. Thanks !

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