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Old 15-08-2013, 07:41   #121
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NextGEN Gallery users : Important News !

Am a bit behind with things and only just read about this, this morning.

The 2.0 release of the NextGEN Gallery plugin from last week is causing major issues for many users - the WP support forum is in meltdown, with 100s of posts just in the last few days.

It's the single most popular WP gallery plugin, with over 7 million downloads to date - you really would have thought they'd've beta-tested this more thoroughly, although to their credit the support team appears to be working flat out to fix. Symptoms seem to vary from complete site down, to admin panel down, to error messages on site gallery pages, to lesser css/scrolling/sizing issues.

Anyone here affected by this ? Thankfully the only thing broken on my site appears to be the scrolling functionality (I use ScrollGallery2 in addition).

What I'd recommend is :

1) Do you use the NextGEN plugin ? Check your site, your gallery admin pages, and the functionality of your galleries.

2) Check your plugin version - if you're still on 1.x, don't upgrade just yet !

3) If you're on 2.x and experiencing problems, upgrade to 2.0.7 to see if this fixes them.

4) If you've got plenty images/galleries in NextGEN, don't uninstall the plugin cos you'll lose all your galleries - recommended action is to roll back - How do I go back to an earlier version of NextGEN Gallery? (or you could try the latest beta - 2.0.10).

5) However, if you've only got a few images in a few galleries (on a single site) then you could uninstall the plugin and start afresh with a completely different solution.

Good luck everyone. Am off to try the rollback now ...

EDIT - update - rollback went without a hitch, and my slideshows are working OK again. Phew !
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Old 15-08-2013, 12:42   #122
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Anyone know of a plugin that can drop down a small banner from the top of the screen? Something similar to the "We use cookies" warning that are often used on websites.

I want to promote a fundraising skydive on the charity website I look after, without the need for a great big popup.
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Old 15-08-2013, 14:21   #123
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Anyone know of a plugin that can drop down a small banner from the top of the screen?
I tried a few a while back, and for some reason most of them were buggy (at least with my existing plugins).

This worked the best for me - WP-TopBar - although the backend is very clunky, and a bit overkill for what I need.
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Old 15-08-2013, 14:21   #124
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Anyone know of a plugin that can drop down a small banner from the top of the screen? Something similar to the "We use cookies" warning that are often used on websites.

I want to promote a fundraising skydive on the charity website I look after, without the need for a great big popup.
Do you need to install a plugin for that ? Can't you just put a img tag in the header and have it a fixed position so it never moves, you can remove it when the fundraising is complete? Or do you want the image to slide in sort of thing as well?
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Old 15-08-2013, 19:20   #125
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Thanks for the tips, I'll take a look at the suggested plugin and see if there is anything else simple out there. Despite having a carousel and link to the fundraising page at the top, I just know there are going to be people that claim they cannot find it.

This was the popup I used before, so I could go back to this for now: http://www.gopiplus.com/work/2011/01...dpress-popup/#
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Old 15-08-2013, 19:31   #126
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Thanks for the tips, I'll take a look at the suggested plugin and see if there is anything else simple out there. Despite having a carousel and link to the fundraising page at the top, I just know there are going to be people that claim they cannot find it.

This was the popup I used before, so I could go back to this for now: http://www.gopiplus.com/work/2011/01...dpress-popup/#
The trouble with pop ups is that they may get blocked. Tablets and phones may not dispay them or if they do people get annoyed with them. Thats why I suggested some fixed images on the page, you could put multiple ones dotted around a page if you thought people may miss them.
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Old 15-08-2013, 19:54   #127
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I think this is an overlay rather than a browser pop up.

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Old 21-08-2013, 14:00   #128
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Very neat cookies plugin, if you need to use one - Cookie Law Info
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Old 31-08-2013, 18:32   #129
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Nice roundup here of modern-looking 'flat' free themes -

20+ Free WordPress Themes Following the Flat Web Design Trend
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:50   #130
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Every month, Envato (ThemeForest, CodeCanyon) give away some free files. Very rarely do they give a WP theme but this month is an exception, and it looks quite a good one too (usually $35, responsive, recently updated). You need to create an account (which works across all their sites) and be logged in - here is the theme -

Vintage Immersed - Multipurpose WordPress Theme - live preview along with screenshots, description & user discussion.

It's not very obvious how to download for free, but this text in bold is the link you need to look for -
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This item is September's Free File of the Month!
Each user is entitled to one free regular license.
The 72mb zip file includes documentation and PSD files, so if you want to install the WP theme, unzip all contents, then re-zip the VintageImmersed folder (iirc how it works).
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Old 04-09-2013, 18:50   #131
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another good WPLIFT theme roundup -

All The Best High Quality & Free WooCommerce Themes for WordPress
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Old 04-09-2013, 19:47   #132
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jesus i'd forgotten how much i hate wordpress!

A mate asked me to change a few bits on his site, i normally code everything by hand so i'm used to being able to have thinks look how i want them, exactly where i want them and working exactly how i want.

I honestly think i could have coded the entire thing from scratch quicker than it's taken me to do a few minor changes in wordpress. horrible, horrible system.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:53   #133
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To each his own. It's allowed me to build a couple of sites from having zero experience. Both are well liked by the people using them and I bet it's been a good stepping stone for many others to self-coding.
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Wordpress is a pain for anyone who is used to bespoke coding. Took me months to be totally comfortable in theming and creating plugins for Wordpress and I still hate it in some ways, but it's becoming more and more popular for so many sites that it's a skill set worth pursuing.
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I just put my own site live. http://agaunews.com First site I ever even attempted, although I stopped for a fortnight to build my mrs an e-commerce site mid-way.
Couldn't be happier and I reckon its a top resource for those better at content than coding.
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Old 06-09-2013, 18:48   #136
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Creating bespoke themes is a very useful skill nowadays - for anything with really dynamic content I'd still be happier using MVC.NET but it's nice to have a reminder of what it was like to write cgi scripts in perl sometimes
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Anyone seen a plugin to handle wallpapers, for site visitors to download ?

I want to offer downloadable images for people to use as desktop wallpapers on a variety of devices - seems a common enough thing to do, to giveaway a small freebie to promote a brand, but can't find a WP plugin to help with this.

Doesn't need to be that fancy - I'm guessing I'll need to create all the required resolution images myself anyway - but specific help from a plugin that provided thumbnails and download buttons would be a timesaver.

Anyone seen anything ?
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Just a nod that Wordpress 3.6.1 is now out, so if you've a version less than that, it'll moan at you to upgrade it.
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I just put my own site live. http://agaunews.com First site I ever even attempted, although I stopped for a fortnight to build my mrs an e-commerce site mid-way.
Couldn't be happier and I reckon its a top resource for those better at content than coding.
Looks nice, and easy to navigate. You might want to change a couple of the "please feel free..." on the 'about us' page - 3 in a row there!
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I'm going to be doing some long overdue maintenance to a friend's WordPress website, which is a very big - 3GB.

It's a photography website and uses different plugins and some adjustments to the main theme. I'm a not nervous about just making the WP and plugin updates, only to screw up the whole website.

Is there a way to test the updates first before applying them to the live website? I'm sure I saw someone talking about this here but I've not done it myself.

One of the plugins is the NextGEN one, which driver8 recently mentioned.

I have a complete backup of all of the website files on my computer, but it's a pain to upload 3GB if something goes wrong.

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