WordPress Plugin – Nextgen Smooth Gallery


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[smooth=id:4; info:false; height:400; width:500;align:center;]


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What is this?

Nextgen Smooth Gallery: A WordPress Plugin that allows you to use the amazing JonDesign’s Smooth Gallery on your NextGen-Gallery galleries.

What is NextGen-Gallery?

The best WordPress gallery manager plugin with over 200.000 downloads: NextGen-Gallery.

It is also a gallery viewer, but we think Smooth Gallery has a better presentation for images.

What is Smooth Gallery?

A JavaScript, open-source, search-engine friendly, cool way to present your images.

As they say “Because a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words”, so check it out.

WOW, fantastic… Who do I have to kill to get one of these?

Fortunatelly, no one =). Just follow these simple instructions:

  • Download the newest version of our plugin Nextgen Smooth Gallery
    1. To avoid incompatibility, JonDesign’s SmoothGallery 2.0 is already included on our download.
    2. Download v.1.1
  • Unzip it on /wp-content/plugins/
  • Activate it on your wordpress admin panel

You are good to go.

How to use it?

In order to use NextGen Gallery, you were suposed to write [ gallery=12345 ] on your post/page where you wanted your gallery to show up.

To use Nextgen Smooth Gallery, just change [ gallery=12345 ] to [smooth=12345]

That simple 🙂

Admin Page

No more going to the source code. Set the default values for all your galleries from the admin page.

Special Feature – Preview

See what your gallery will look like before publishing it

Special Feature – IFrames

Jon Design’s Smooth Gallery is known for not working properly along other JS libraries like prototype and jquery (some of your plugins might use them).

Now you can make all your galleries appear inside an IFrame, therefore overcoming this problem

Specific Gallery

If you want a specific gallery to display a configuration other than your default one, you can use:

[smooth=id:xx; width:xx; height:xx; timed:xx; delay:xx; transition:xx; arrows:xx;
        info:xx; carousel:xx; text:xx; open:xx; links:xx; margin:; align:;]
        id: The id you were already using on [ gallery=id ]
     width: Width of your image container
    height: Height of your image container
     timed: true/false to slideshow your images
     delay: Time in miliseconds before moving to the next image
transition: Animation when moving to the next image: fade, fadeslideleft,
            continuoushorizontal, continuousvertical, crossfade, fadebg
    arrows: true/false to see the arrows for next/previous images
      info: true/false to show the image description
  carousel: true/false to see all thumbnails
      text: Text relative to the Carousel
      open: true/false to show the carousel opened/closed
     links: true/false to click on the image and open the original image alone
    margin: Distance from the gallery border to the text
     align: Gallery alignment: left, right, center, float_left, float_right

You can use any option above and in any order:

[smooth=id:4; arrows:true; carousel:true; links:true; width:500; height:300;]

Old versions

For compatibility with old versions, you can also use:

[smooth=galleryId, width, height, timed, arrows, carousel, links]
[smooth=12345, 400, 400, false, true, true, true]

Last but not least

It is completely free of charge, but we would appreciate if you leave a comment or write a post about it.

302 ideias sobre “WordPress Plugin – Nextgen Smooth Gallery

  1. Gabriel Null  

    You actually make it appear really easy along with your presentation but I find this topic to be actually one thing which I think I would never understand. It seems too complex and very extensive for me. I am having a look ahead on your next submit, I’ll attempt to get the cling of it!

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  2. lædersofa billig  

    Hello would you mind stating which blog platform
    you’re working with? I’m planning to start my own blog in the near future
    but I’m having a hard time deciding between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design seems different then most blogs and I’m looking
    for something unique. P.

    S My apologies for getting off-topic but I had to ask!

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  3. Yared  

    Hei, i’m looking for the nextGen smooth Gallery plug inn but it seems to be not able to find. I know you guys out there have answer for this:) any one who can show me the link to it? Thanks in advance.

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  4. imran  

    i have image slider set on the home page and i have installed the nextgen gallery all i need to that when i click one of the slider image i need to open nextgen gallerey popup image ,could it possible to have or i should do something different…please tell me

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  5. Agradecido  

    Tiene ud. un espíritu generoso, gracias por compartir su trabajo y genialidad. Apenas tenga oportunidad, aportaré una donación. Su plugin funcionó muy bien en mi wordpress 3.3.1 con Genesis Framework / Apache / win server. Agradecimientos sinceros desde México.

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  6. Amar  

    Hello,

    I want to replace the embeded link which opens to the image in full in another window to make the embeded link to go to a url. any help on that please?

    Amar

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  7. Ajit  

    Hi really like this plugin. but while installing got this error.

    Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.
    Parse error: parse error in C:wampwwwhispywp-contentpluginsnextgen-smooth-gallerynggSmooth.php on line 520

    need to make this work asap, i’m very near to deadline.
    Please help me.

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  8. Scott  

    Great code, thanks.

    It would be good to have the option to keep the carousel on top, and also to be able to display the current carousel selection without clicking to allow fast scrolling through the images.

    Thanks again,
    Scott

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  9. Tracy  

    First off thanks for developing this plug-in, seems to work very well for the most part. And I am going to donate if I can get it to work like I want it to on my site.

    That being said, I found one place it isn’t working well and it is something that I’d like to see if it’s possible to fix as it would make designing cleaner multi-gallery pages much easier.

    http://www.imagesbytracysmith.com/cont/portfolio/
    I want to have multiple galleries on the same page. Which works if I just stack them on top of each other. HOWEVER, I have a portfolio page where there are sliders/accordions which hide the galleries until you click on one and then that one appears. The smooth gallery slideshow appears, but when you try to close the carousel it doesn’t slide all the way up (moves a little), it moves a little and just screens the opacity back. Any ideas on what might be causing this? I’ve tried it with 3 or 4 different slider/accordion plugins and get the same thing (Occasionally the first one you open will function correctly but the others won’t when you open them).
    -WP 3.0.4
    -NextGen Gallery 1.7.3
    -NextGen Smooth Gallery 1.2
    -Wordpress Tabs Slides 2.0.1 (for slides, also tried HacKadelic Sliding Notes and SlideDeck for WP)
    -Visual theme from Organized Themes

    thanks in advance for any help you can provide

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  10. Alan  

    I think the trick is to make sure you put the shortcode into the HTML edit pane, not the Visual pane. Go to the edit window of your page or post, click on the HTML tab in the editing menu, delete anything that’s there already. Then paste in the shortcode and save. Good luck -ab

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  11. Hank  

    Can’t get the shortcode to work in a post. The text only shows up “[smooth=3]”
    NextGEN Gallery Version 1.7.2. WP 3.0. Already sent in my donation!

    Can anyone help with this problem?

    Thanks

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  12. warren  

    hi can anyone tell me how to set the width to 100% so that it stretches the weidth of the containing div or background? so far i can only get it to take px not %

    thanks

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  13. Agnes  

    I like very much the smooth gallery
    One frustration though: I use the carousel as a menu, but when I click on a thumbnail, it disappears. I would like it to stay. Any way?
    Thks
    Agnes

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  14. Simon  

    Really like this plug in. I spent a long time trying out different gallery plug ins and shadowbox methods of displaying images before settling on this.

    A couple of comments for future revisions that users/friends have raised – would be great if they could be addressed in future versions.

    1) Arrows are not visible enough. Level of opacity is not good and they’re not big enough on larger images.

    2) Text on the overlays appears in black on a dark opaque grey so is not easily readable. Text should be white.

    3) I’ve cropped all my images to the frame size (i’m using 600×600) but it would be great to enable larger images to appear resized within the set frame rather than cropped. the square frame works well with the page layout (and means you don’t have to scroll each picture like a lot of other plugins) but not all photographs are easily cropped to square.

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  15. Charlotte  

    Steps to link each image to it’s own page

    1. Install the NextGEN Custom Fields plugin

    2. Use the plugin to create an image custom field (In this example mine was named “Page Link”) and assign it to your NextGEN gallery.

    3. Go into the gallery and add a link for each image in the custom field box beside it.

    4. Open nggSmoothSharedFunctions.php and edit the line:
    $aux[“link”] = BASE_URL . “/” . $picture->path .”/” . $picture->filename;

    To say:
    $aux[“link”] = nggcf_get_field($picture->pid, ‘Page Link’);

    Where ‘Page Link’ is the name of your custom field.

    5. Optional: at the bottom of the file edit target=”_blank” to be target=”_self” so that it opens in the same window and edit title=”View project info” to change the hover text.

    Now your smooth gallery images should link to whatever link you put in the custom field.

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  16. Pierre Demeure  

    Hello,
    I can’t activate the plu-in… Hereunder is the error.
    I use Php5, and all other plugins works fine.
    Did you already encounter this problem ?
    Thanks
    P.D.

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected $end in /home/nawadmin/www/naturearts.fr/blmain/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-smooth-gallery/nggSmooth.php on line 520

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  17. Larry  

    Almost an ideal solution for us. Unfortunately, MooTools 1.1 disables our MenuMatic drop-down menus and generates error messages in certain browsers. Any chance of migrating to MooTools 1.2?

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  18. Colin  

    Hi, great plugin it was working perfectly until I upgraded my Suffusion theme from 3.5.7 to 3.6.3 (the current) now I get a blank area in my post where the gallery should be. Change the theme back to the default and all is fine. I have raised this on the theme support forum, could you have a look too at the reason for the incompatibility?

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  19. Dan  

    Hi,

    I am having trouble getting the left and right arrows to animate in IE8. Can anyone offer some advice? They are fine in all other browsers.

    thanks

    Dan

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  20. Mead Norton  

    I have tried to install the plug in and it works, but I can’t access the .css file through my wordpress admin page. The navigation menu that I am using is a drop down menu and with smooth gallery installed, it drops down behind the gallery, not on top of the gallery frame. I need to change the z index value, but when I tried doing it manually and then uploading the change, I get a message saying that “Sorry, NextGEN Smooth Gallery works only in Combination with NextGEN Gallery” even though both are installed and activated.

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  21. CP  

    apologies, the line at 55 should be a link to the “HistoryManager.js” in the script folder

    script type=”text/javascript”
    src=”‘.SMOOTH_URL.’/SmoothGallery/scripts/HistoryManager.js”>
    </script

    (just remove the line breaks, and add "” at the end.

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  22. CP  

    hey there, I thought I’d add a slight modification to this, to active the history/ SEO links, i hope someone finds it useful.

    (Line numbers presume you do them in order)

    Within nggSmoothSharedFunctions.php:

    add a line at 55:

    add a line at 119:
    $out .= “useHistoryManager: true”.”,”;

    add a line at 143:
    $out .= ‘HistoryManager.start(); ‘;

    now links look like this:
    http://www.yoursite.com/galleryname/#myGallery_2-picture(7)

    not the prettiest, but certainly working!

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  23. Mark  

    Hey. This ‘the’ best plugin ever. I love it’s flexibility and so easy to use it given it’s integration with nextgen galleries. I’ve adjusted it to suit my needs at http://www.markflower.com

    However has anybody managed to be able to pull an image set from flickr or picasa into a smooth gallery? I’ve looked everywhere and given that I think it is a limitation of nextgen gallery it may not be possible. Just hoping the may be a way as it will probably speed up the loading of my images if the full size images where pulling off another server as my host is a bit slow.

    Here’s hoping 🙂

    Mark

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  24. Richard  

    > I am totally confused and a very unskilled amateur in the ways of
    > WordPress, PHP, CSS and HTML.
    >
    > My pictures are in a nextGen gallery.
    >
    > I have
    > [smooth=id:4; width:640; info:true; carousel:true; useReMooz:true]
    > although I only added useReMooz, because I thought it may solve my
    > problem.
    >
    > All I want is for my pictures to be resized and not centre cropped. My
    > originals are 1280 x 960 and I would like to view them at 640 x 480 or 480
    > x 640 resized, depending on orientation.
    >
    > Is this possible ?
    >
    > Richard

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  25. ADBL  

    Hi – Thanks for this great plugin.

    I’m using Smoothgallery addon for NextGen, and my images get cropped within the 400×300 slideshow size I set. Is there a way I could have them in full size, keeping height/width ratio, just adding black borders where need?

    Sorry if I’ve missed the obvious, but I’m stuck.

    It looks as if the Smooth Gallery player would mask the picture displayed in it’s actual (default thumb ?) size, so it appears as cropped.

    I would like the picture resized, with aspect ration kept. How can I do that?

    TIA.
    I posted this here: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/409973 to no avail.

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  26. Sylvain  

    I have some trouble to make NG smooth works on WP 2.9.2. My NG gallery works without any problem, but when I try to replace “gallery” by “smooth” no more gallery is displayed. I have tried [smooth=x] [smooth=id:x;] [smooth=id:x] etc. but nothing works. Also change many options, like activated Iframe as suggested by inkadu but without success…
    Any idea would be welcomed!

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  27. Brett Weaver  

    I just installed the plugin on a client site and it does indeed work well. Much better than re-loading the page every time. I found one tiny bug though. Sorry if this has already been mentioned.

    I used the PHP code in a page template (PodsCMS template actually). The “Pictures” tab/link was showing in the example on the options page, but not in my actual page. I finally figured out that it was in the CSS. In jd.gallery.css and the “.jdGallery a.carouselBtn” class, “bottom” was set to “0;”. I changed it to “-20px;” (the height of the link) and it is now visible.

    Hope this helps someone! 🙂

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  28. Mark  

    Thank you thank you for this Awesome plugin!

    It is brilliant. However, I was wondering if there is a way to integrate or call a picasa or flickr gallery into it instead of only the nextgen galleries, or be able to create a nextgen gallery from a picasa or flickr image set located externally. I’ve had a pretty good look online using google but havent found anything that will allow me to still use your plugin…

    Smooth Gallery and Nextgen compliment each other so well, the gallery management is awesome, I would just like to have the option of pulling the images from perhaps a faster server offsite like flickr and picasa albums.

    Cheers

    Mark

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  29. Lola  

    HI,
    Would love to try the Smooth Gallery, but I am wondering if it is still supported by the developer and how compatible it is with the current (and coming) version of WordPress. According to the plugin site, there have been no updates in over 500 days, so it seems risky.

    Please let me know if the gallery still works with WP 2.9x.

    Thanks!

    Lola.

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  30. Lars  

    Is there a way of showing a gallery not by id but by tags? I’d love to have a showcase with photos from my galleries tagged “selected” 🙂
    There must be a way to do this as NextGen can show photos at the bottom of an article which are related to the tags of the article.

    Thanks 🙂

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  31. Nancy  

    I would love to change the background color on the Smooth Gallery. I have been in the editor and cannot find where to change the color. Can someone please assist me?

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  32. Scott  

    I have a really strange problem. I can see that the gallery gets created correctly at the bottom of the Smooth Gallery options page. I then save the options and put the text [smooth=id:1;] on my gallery page to show gallery 1 (which I have checked appears OK in NEXTGen gallery). But when I look at the page a blank space is shown the size of what the gallery would have been but no gallery. Any ideas what could be going wrong? regards, Scott

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  33. Rajesh Narayanan  

    In case you release next version, please add support for usage of special characters like single quotes (‘) etc in file names. Currently files with such names don’t show up in carousel thumbnail and they load forever in the main window!

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  34. Jim  

    I love Smooth Gallery and use it a lot.
    I have a problem, though, and apparently I’m not alone. The shortcode
    [smooth=1]
    works fine in a post or page.
    BUT: I’m trying to add it outside the post, in a custom page template (frankly to hide it from a client who can’t deal with shortcode) so I do:
    php echo do_shortcode(‘[smooth=1]’);
    (obviously wrapped in the usual php tag stuff)
    And it doesn’t work.
    It does work if I do:
    php echo do_shortcode(‘[nggallery=1]’);
    So it appears to be a glitch in Smooth Gallery.
    I found one thing that says it has to do with some of the PHP tags being incomplete but they all look fine to me; maybe that referred to an earlier version?
    Any help much appreciated. Thanks,
    Jim

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  35. EPeoples  

    I just instaled Smooth Gallery and it works fine. I just need to know if there’s an easy way to move the carousel to another location in the frame. Where it is now it cuts off too many heads. It’d like to relocate it to the bottom or the side of the frame. Is this possible? Thanks.

    -ep

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  36. Corrine  

    Can you tell me if this will work for multple images? I have page with three images next to one another that I want to have fade in/out…would this work for that type of application?

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  37. Shammi  

    This was what i was looking for it took me 15 min to get it up and running and another 15 to post the output in header – Tips make a page enable galary publish open it in any browser and do a view source you will get what you need to call the gallary hard coded in the headder

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  38. Jan Manzer  

    Problem with the tag code not parsing.

    I am using the supplied coding parameters
    [smooth=id:9;]
    [smooth=9;]
    [smooth=9]

    Nothing will parse, but the plugin is functioning

    Nice plugin. I’ve not gotten the code to work in the Post, even though the Preview works perfectly on the Plugin Settings panel

    And I used the iFrame option, lifted the actual code from the “preview” pasted that into a Post/Page and that works fine

    here’s the iFrame code

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  39. Gas  

    Sorry, another one: how to make the upper carousel less transparent? The thumbnails sometimes (when the main picture is light on the top) look like they are cut out from the background.

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  40. Gas  

    How to style the info pane below the pictures? I would want to position the captions in center, with a bit bigger type and with more padding from the top?
    Otherwise great plug-in, thanks for making it!!!

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  41. Andrew  

    How can I get each image in my slideshow to link to a url instead of an expanded version of the image? I would like to assign an active url to each image in the slideshow. Please help as this is urgent!

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  42. Erum  

    I would love to be able to use this but:

    1. It is not working in Chrome – did not check in other browsers. Just shows the tag smooth=id on the page.

    2. It mucks up all other jquery plugins I have despite checking the iframes option. Hence, everything else also stops working.

    This was amazing but sadly does not work for me 🙁

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  43. Matt  

    I have a custom field in my code called ‘gallery’ which holds the album ID from NextGen Gallery.

    What I would like to do is parse that through to NextGen Smooth Gallery so it’ll display the gallery alongside the post.

    I have the following at the top:
    {?php $gallery = get_post_meta($post->ID, ‘gallery’, true); ?}

    And I’ve been trying to call it using:
    {?php echo do_shortcode(“[smooth=id:$gallery;]”); ?}

    But all it does is show [smooth=id$3]. (3 being the ID)

    What am I doing wrong?

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  44. Mattijs de Wit  

    Hey Bruno,

    Nice plugin you’ve made!

    Is there a way to pass an extra variable in the $smooth_vars to call a specific image inside a gallery.
    Something like:
    $smooth_vars = “[smooth-img=id:”.$image_id.”

    thanks

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  45. Robert Simpson  

    Hi folks,

    I’m hoping somebody can point me in the right direction here. I’m running Featured Content Gallery on the homepage of a site I’m building and would like to use NextGEN Smooth Gallery to show photographs on certain pages throughout the site.

    The problem I’m running into is that when both plugins load their respective JS on the same page they stop working.

    My plan is to just use the FCG on the homepage and have NGSG running everywhere else. Could somebody point out a way I could tell it to NOT load it’s JS on the homepage?

    Cheers,
    Robert

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  46. David  

    I am trying to put the Smooth Gallery in the header.php. I have implemented the following:

    All it is displaying is the text [smooth=id:1;]. The shortcode will work in a post or a page, so the plugin is working fine.

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  47. Aldo  

    I know this has little chance of being answered but here it goes:

    I am using the Zing Remedy theme for wordpress, and when I enable the smooth gallery plugin, the navigation buttons for the slider carrousel on the main page dissappear. http://mentemagica.com

    So there is a conflict of some kind, but I can’t find it. Any ideas?

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  48. jefferis  

    plugin is causing NULL URL redirect errors and is unusable. If you click back in the browser or hover over a link, the proper address shows, but if you click on the link, it sends you to a NULL page. I noticed this problem when used with Simple-Forum, but it was not limited to it.

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  49. Andrea  

    Hi all. I think without any doubt this is the best way to play NextGen galleries.
    My personal hope is to see carousel in a separated “frame” on the top or at the bottom of the gallery. I mean I would find very useful to let users scroll thumbnails more selectively and dealing with them in a separated part instead inside the gallery. Indeed, it will be so useful to let use users the arrows of their keyboard to surf forward and back in the slideshow.

    Thanks for any reply
    Andrea

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  50. Stefan Segers  

    Hi,

    I was wondering how I can set the opacity of the infopane.
    I saw you want to do this in a future release, but for now I want to do it by hand.

    Tried every OPACITY option in the jd.gallery.js but none is working.

    Please help me out

    Stef

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  51. Moxofi  

    Hi There

    Mootools Version Conflict!!

    Some features of a custom made wp-theme using mootools ver1.2.3 conflict this plugin on my blog. And only either of the two can work at a given page!

    Please help me to resolve the conflict.

    moxofi

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  52. Vero44  

    Hi all. How can I drop a call to the slideshow in a div on home.php in my template? I currently have a php call to recent posts in a category.
    Thanks in advance

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  53. Shaun  

    Switching to mootools 1.23 with the new “Framework compatibility mode” feature fixed the issues with Thematic, although it required to to modify the jd scripts (and generated php script) to use document.id() instead of $().

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  54. A Johnson  

    Any chance anyone can tell me how to get 100% of the image to show up in the 400×400 window then have the full images show up when clicked? I can’t seem to understand how to do this.

    Thanks.

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  55. Joe Armstrong  

    Hi, can you tell me if the smooth gallery works with custom permalinks. It seems to only work on my site with default permalinks. I would like to use /%category%/%postname%/ for search engine reasons, but when I try this it doesn’t work. Also When I have an album with a number of galleries in it they display as ordinary galleries and not smooth. How do I tell the album to display the galleries as smooth ones.

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  56. Shaun  

    Any chance of new version of your wonderful plugin that will work with a thematic theme? Thematic calls jQuery.noConflict() (see: http://docs.jquery.com/Core/jQuery.noConflict), which in turn causes use of $ to break, which breaks the JS produced on line 117 of nggSmoothSharedFunctions.php.

    I changed line 117 to use the “jQuery” method instead of $:
    var myGallery = new gallery(jQuery(“#myGallery_’.$galleryID.'”)[0], { ‘;

    but then there is an error in the JD script on line 93 (because the jQuery method doesn’t extend the dom element to have the .addClass method). I’m sure there is a way to resolve this, but I’m not very familiar with jQuery.

    … For now I have disabled the thematic dropdowns on my wordpress site. Thanks again for a fantastic plugin!

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  57. A M Johnson  

    It looks like several people commented about not seeing the entire picture in the 400×400 viewing area (only the center of it). See comments 10, 30-33 & 168 in particular. I set the thumbnail and the image size to 400×400 in NextGEN but that didn’t help. Can someone tell me what I need to do to display the entire picture in that spot?

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  58. husk3r  

    after upgrade to the last version of the wordpress 2.8.5, smooth gallery stopped working, it only shows the thumbnail in the first post, and no gallery at all in the rest of them, any advice would be great

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  59. George  

    Hello – I there a control or way to have the images crop to fit or proportionally change? I have different sizes or images. Thank you for everything – George

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  60. Sammy  

    Hello,

    There is conflict between this fantastic plugin and another fantastic plugin (The SuperSlider Login by Diav)…

    Both uses mootools, yours is version 1.11, his version is 1.2

    In his plugin there is an option to deactivate his mootool only IF there is another plugin running the same mootool version.

    Can you increase yours in order to make them both working?

    Parabens por seu plugin mais, tenho muitos problemas aqui rsrsrs

    How can be this fixed?

    Obrigado.

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  61. Jason  

    Hi,

    I don’t know enough php markup to make this work.

    I need to embed a shortcode in a template page with a call to another php function –

    so I need to put this call:
    get_listing_galleryid() in place of the id below.

    So that the id which is already identified in my input for great real estate plugin, will automatically be put in the string for the smooth gallery for nextgen.

    Help?
    jason (at) upheredesign (dot) com

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  62. Greg Weir  

    Hi,

    I am trying to build a website for my sculptor, wife. Using WordPress her url is louisesoleckiweir.com.

    I am trying to put a slideshow gallery on a page called “Bronze birds gallery” using the latest Nextgen smoothgallery.
    I have photos uploaded to the gallery, http://alexrabe.de/wordpress-plugins/nextgen-gallery/ and I can preview the gallery but I cannot get the gallery to show up on the page.

    The Smoothgallery plugin site: http://uninuni.com/wordpress-plugin-nextgen-smooth-gallery/
    says I must put this script, [smooth=id:130;] in the Post, which is actually a page.

    I put it in the body of the post (using the wordpress dashboard edit pages function) but if you look at the page http://louisesoleckiweir.com/bronze-birds-gallery you will see that all I see is this script instead of the Gallery (with the id 130).

    What am I doing wrong?

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  63. Rembert Oldenboom  

    On my wordpress site I use the small-pommo-integration plugin (with jQuery) as well as the Nextgen Smooth Gallery plugin (with mootools). The gallery stuff works well but the pommo plugin doesn’t. With a lot of hacking with the writer of that plugin, we’ve found out the # attribute is not accessiblem anymore – normally accessed with getElementById.

    From JonDesign forum, it seems this can be easily solved by using the namespaced version of his plugin. Is it an idea to include that one instead of the general one?

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  64. Robert Simpson  

    Hi there,

    Loving the plugin, but there’s one little thing I’d like to do with it which it doesn’t seem to do right out of the box.

    The links option currently links to the bigger version of the image, what if I wanted it to link to specific page instead of the image? Perhaps defined in the image description or title within NextGen gallery management? Is this possible?

    Thanks for the effort you put in to creating this fantastic plugin.

    Cheers,
    Robert

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  65. Willem Defijn  

    Hello,
    I really like the plugin combination Gallery with your Gallery Smooth and I would like to use it on my new WordPress site.
    Still, I have one problem and one question:
    – Question: pictures are cropped by Smooth. This is unacceptable for us, photographers. Is this to be solved by you or by me or by third party?
    – Problem: I am in a habit of paying for this kind of product. Is there a button to make a donation?
    Thanks and kind regards,
    Willem Defijn

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  66. Dee  

    When I tried to upload Nextgen into my wordpress console, I got this message:

    Incompatible archive PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT (-10) : Unable to find End of Central Dir Record signature

    Can someone tell me what the problem is and how I might fix it? Thanks!

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  67. Ben  

    When I put a caption in that contains an apostrophe, for example, “It’s a big one!” It shows up with a / before the ‘. What code do I need to use in my description to make this display correctly?

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  68. André  

    Is there a way to stop the carousel scroll at the last thumbnail? It seams to scroll some extra 30px and I can’t seem to find where to adjust it.

    Thaks in advance.

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  69. Nokao  

    Hi.

    I would like to take out the picture’s description and put it into a textbox.

    Can someone help me to code it?
    I can do the php part but I suk with javascript.

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  70. Dave  

    Hi for some reason I can not start smooth gallery as an error apears :

    WordPress database error You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘ORDER BY gid ASC’ at line 1 for query SELECT * FROM ORDER BY gid ASC made by do_action, call_user_func_array, smooth_gallery->general_page, smooth_gallery->example_show

    do you have a idea how to solve it?

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  71. Kathy Keating  

    Please post an example of how to display the smooth gallery inside of the .php files. The documentation for this says that this plug-in supports displaying it in the PHP but there are no examples.

    Please example post here.

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  72. Vasco  

    Olá Bruno! Consegui por a funcionar o que escrevi no comentário anterior.

    No entanto, precisava de utilizar a nova versao de mootools 1.2.2 com o teu plugin. É possivel fazer uma actualizacao do plugin?
    Obrigado

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  73. Vasco  

    Olá Bruno! Muito obrigado pelo plugin!
    Dizes “You can display a gallery outside posts, on any php page.”, que preciso de fazer para que funcione fora do post? Até agora nao consegui. Um abraco!

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  74. Axel  

    HiHo evrybody,
    very nice plugin this is! really.
    Does anyone by chance knows how to call the Smooth-Gallery by using a widget?
    I tried to use the text-widget by putting [smooth…] in it.
    But it just brought that code to the front-end.

    Another idea i have is to use exec-php-plugin and use the “if function exists” to call the gallery.
    But i dont know the php-code for that.
    Has anyone an idea how i can solve that problem?
    redards & thanx for your time
    axel

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  75. Liebrand  

    I have found the solution. The iFrame that gets created needs to include the headers for shadowbox (or lytebox or whatever you want to use). So if you change the nggSmoothFrame.php and add

    to the header bit, then it will work (after doing the instructions i showed above).

    However, now the shadowbox is relative to the iframe and thus really small. I’m looking at how to fix the shadowbox so that it knows it was launched from within an iframe and thus needs to take the iframe’s parent as a reference point (if that’s even possible!)

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  76. Liebrand  

    Hi there,

    I’ve tried to patch your great plugin to allow for integration with lytebox. I tried what has been suggested on JD’s own forum, here:

    http://smoothgallery.jondesign.net/forums/viewtopic.php?id=1676

    But that does not seem to work. I was wondering if it had to do with the fact that you added the ability for the picture to be launched in a separate window (target=blank) so I removed that. But still no luck. In that case the full image gets loaded in the little iFrame.

    Given the above instructions, could you help me out in working out what other thing needs to change to get this to work? I’ve got all the URL’s working fine, but I just can’t seem to work out where the JD gallery actually opens the image. I’m assuming this is done by the linkSelector that gets tied (?) to the open class of the anchor, but that’s about as far as I got…

    Any pointers would be great!

    /Cheers,
    Jelte

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  77. Gary  

    Hi im getting the below msg after I installed any ideas? Thanks

    WordPress database error You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘ORDER BY gid ASC’ at line 1 for query SELECT * FROM ORDER BY gid ASC made by do_action, call_user_func_array, smooth_gallery->general_page, smooth_gallery->example_show

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  78. Andy  

    Is it possible to add a link to each image? For example if i were to use this to display screenshots of clients websites, would it be possible to click on the image and be sent to their website?

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  79. Andrew  

    Hello! Great plugin. As requested by several others but yet to be addressed: is there a way to have the pictures link to another page? I’d like to use smooth gallery as a featured content gallery.

    Thank you very much for your time in advance.

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  80. david shirar  

    i put with ftp, in wp-content/plugins, the folder i downloaded from you. i still get the warning
    Sorry, NextGEN Smooth Gallery works only in Combination with NextGEN Gallery. could you tell me why this is happening? I got the smooth folder off of this website, so i beleive its the most updated version.

    David

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  81. Tom  

    Hi, i try smooth gallery. Nice! Just have a problem with IF. With FF ist working good, but if i use IE then the thumbnail in the carousel are too transparent. It would be great to ajust this level in them admin panel.
    Is there a way to fix this right now temporary?

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  82. Stefan Segers  

    Hey guys,

    I made a special version of Smooth Gallery which puts the Carousel outside the picture on the right. It plays automaticly as an slideshow and the thumbs scrolll automaticly syncing the pictures that is playing.

    I want to add this as an option in this plugin.

    Is there anyone who can help me out? This would be a great option for this plugin!

    Please contact me for the source code of the gallery.

    Stef

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  83. Karen Goodman  

    My website designer used your gallery on my homepage for a slideshow. It worked great until I upgraded to the latest version, and now it isn’t working anymore. I haven’t yet upgraded to WordPress 2.7.

    How do I fix this?

    (Keep in mind that I am not technical and don’t read code, and I’m trying to prevent having to pay for tech support to fix this)

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    1. Badger  

      We are no longer using the old style coding [ smooth=123], maybe that´s the problem. Should you tell me more details on your problem, I will be able to help you better.

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  84. koz  

    Hi ! Great plugin.
    Just one thing : in this page, you say that we have to write [smooth=1245]. You should correct this to the version you actually give in the option panel : [smooth=id:1245]. 😉

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  85. dave  

    quick question,

    does anybody know how to enable Gallery Sets with this plugin, ive been looking everywhere, created multiples galleries and all. nothing!

    appreciate any advice

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  86. Badger  

    I will fix this ASAP. Quick fix:

    Go to nggSmooth.php and comment /* … */ as follow:

    /*
    if (!class_exists(‘nggallery’) ) {
    add_action(‘admin_notices’, create_function(”, ‘echo ‘

    ‘ . __(‘Sorry, NextGEN Smooth Gallery works only in Combination with NextGEN Gallery’,”nggallery”) . ‘

    ‘;’));
    return;
    }
    */

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  87. hubba  

    please note…

    this version of Nextgen Smooth Gallery seems to only work the previous version of nextgen gallery (0.99 + ). The recent 1.+ version of next generation gallery for wp2.7.. seems to be problematic.

    the safest bet would be not to use the automatic upgrade in wp2.7 to do your nextgen gallery upgrade..or do a backup of your existing plugin directory first before you click on that “upgrade automatically” link.. in wp2.7.

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  88. Marcio  

    Olá. Como posso fazer para a imagem não ficar cortada dentro do frame?
    Eu coloco uma imagem de 1024×768 e na tela aparece cortada. Tem alguma configuração no overfow ou algo assim que eu possa mudar para que a imagem seja redimensionada na tela em vez de ficar cortada?

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  89. Stefan Suarez  

    I’m a total newb, but…
    The transitions don’t seem to work. I mean they all look the same.
    I’m trying to make the photos slide and I figured, the command is

    [smooth=id:2; transition:fadeslideleft; ]

    But it looks exactly the same as any other transition.. HELP!

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  90. Enrico  

    How can I do to have the carousel at the bottom instead that on top?
    I figured how to move it with CSS but when clicking on a image it still shifts upwards…

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  91. Rajesh Narayanan  

    Hi,
    Nice plugin… however seems broken with latest WP (2.7-beta 3) and nextgen 1.0 (beta); While activating the plugin I get this error always:
    “Sorry, NextGEN Smooth Gallery works only in Combination with NextGEN Gallery”
    even though I’ve Nextgen installed!

    Any updates on when you’ll fix this?

    Regards,
    Rajesh

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  92. hubba  

    Hi!

    I love this plugin and I been trying for days to try to make it work the way I wanted.

    How do I make the infopane for each image in the gallery to point to another URL that I specify?

    For example righ now, when the infopanes reads from the description field of the image, it will display what’s is the contents in the discription field.

    What I have been doing is to put a URL in the discription field of the image in the gallery (something like http://www.google.com) and hopeing that it will hyperlink to the website when I click on the link in the infopane.. but there is no joy yet.

    Do I have to use custom fields in this case? or this is sometihng that is already built in and I just have not found it?
    I have searched alot of websites.. alot of folks are asking for this feature but very little documentation is available on how to make this happen.

    I know there is an embed link option in ngsg which will lead the user to open up the image in the current window (if I remember correctly) or a new window but there is no option for me to specify alternative url if I do not want it to do the default.

    If you do not have this function yet in ngsg , can you code it in the next release? If this plugin has this function.. then boy oh boy.. this plugin would really become the 2nd to none plug in wordpress! Yeah.. 2nd to none!!!

    cheers, hubba.

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  93. Liam  

    @#68 / Jamison Wiggins

    To make the infopane display the photo’s name instead of the name of the gallery, you need to edit line 97 of nggSmoothSharedFunctions.php like so:

    change $picture->title to $picture->alttext

    Hope that helps.

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  94. Nick Young  

    I am looking at using this with a new site I am developing. Looks cool. However, I havn’t been able to get it to work. I have a fresh install of WP, NextGen installed, but get an error when I try to install this one:

    Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected $end in ********wp-contentpluginsnextgen-smooth-gallerynggSmooth.php on line 520

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  95. hellows  

    wow. that is what I needed. very nice plugin. will install it now. what you could do is to add an option to link images to articles. so when someone clicks on an image it will take them to an article.

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  96. nico  

    Hello,
    Everything works fine on all browsers except on ie7 –> loading bar stays, carousel works up and down with thumbnails just fine, but no images shows up. Weird.
    Fixed a bug in jd.gallery.js (line 520 –> type warning in ie7) but it didn’t solve my problem.
    Thank you for the help and this nice plugin.
    CU@+n

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  97. Will Donovan  

    I figured out how to hard-code a Smooth-Gallery NextGen WordPress Gallery into a Template. It’s sort of a process and more difficult than the usual PHP call that most plugin-writers include, but not a huge deal.

    Go to my site and contact me via the contact form if you are interested – http://williamcurtisdonovan.com – I’d leave my e-mail but i don’t really feel like being spammed all to hell this week.

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  98. cts  

    I have an issue with your beautiful plugin.
    It seems like i’ve done everything correctly, but the carousel feature doesn’t work. In the plugin settings gallery preview works fine though.
    But on the page i see just a photo with a carousel navigation with “Loading…” on it and when I’m pointing my mouse to the sides of the carousel nothing happens. Tried on Firefox 3, latest build of Opera, and now on IE(Vista 64bit version) – in IE i don’t see nothing at all, just a black square instead of gallery)
    Maybe there is some sort of solution or suggestion? Thank you!

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  99. Rogério Mello  

    Fala, Bruno.
    É brasileiro? Legal ver um plugin desenvolvido por alguém de língua portuguesa.
    Gostaria de saber se você conseguiria adicionar uma opção do carrossel vir separado, como explica o criador do plugin original (sem integração com o nextgen) neste post:
    http://smoothgallery.jondesign.net/forums/viewtopic.php?id=203

    Eu tentei fazer, mas não manjo tanto assim… acabou não funcionando.

    De qq jeito, parabéns pelo plugin… 8^)
    ———————————————————————-
    Hey all,
    Could someone try to adapt this plugin (or give the instructions) to have an option of a separated carousel, like described by the original plugin creator on the link bellow?
    http://smoothgallery.jondesign.net/forums/viewtopic.php?id=203%20(http://smoothgallery.jondesign.net/forums/viewtopic.php?id=203

    I’ve tried, but as I’m not that good in php, it didn’t work.

    Thx… 8^)

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  100. Stacey  

    Hi,

    Just wondering if you would know how to change it so when I have a NextGen album (thumbnails) that when you click on this, the smooth gallery opens in a new page instead of the standard NextGen gallery?

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  101. Ashiado  

    Upon further research, it seems this has to do with the defaultTransition setting within JonDesign’s SmoothGallery. The following post recommends changing the transition mode to “crossfade” rather than “fade”.

    http://smoothgallery.jondesign.net/forums/viewtopic.php?pid=3138#p3138

    This is an optional setting within scripts/jd.gallery.js, BUT on my end at least, changing “fade” to “crossfade” does not make any difference at all. Has anybody else been able to solve this???

    Thanks in advance… 🙂

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  102. Ashiado  

    I have been working on customizing the css for smoothgallery so that it matches the dark gray background of my site and also so that the image captions do not overlap the image area. I’ve got nearly everything to where I want it, BUT am having the same issue that Leigh Ann and Brian described above — namely, there is a 100% black background to smooth gallery that i haven’t been able to get rid of despite having looked through and adjusted both css/jd.gallery.css and scripts/jd.gallery.js. Stormizer mentioned that the place to do this was in jd.gallery.js, but I do not see any parameters there to adjust this. What i end up with is a thin black border around the image area – unfortunately, it really interferes with the design. Can anybody help? I have looked through all the other plugin files to try to find a reference to a #000 background but no luck. Would greatly greatly appreciate any tips!!!! THANKS AGAIN for this fabulous plugin 🙂

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  103. Ashiado  

    Fantastic extension for NextGen !!!!! Just what I was looking for. This is a huge help. Thank you so much!
    FYI, re: George’s comment above, I have tested Smooth in both 2.6 and 2.6.1 and on my end it works fine in both Firefox/Mac and Safari/Mac — only, however, if i have the iFrames option checked.
    Please keep updating this plugin! It is very appreciated!

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  104. Diwaker  

    Another update: the plugin also uses the syntax ‘<?=’ which is a shortcut for ‘<?php echo’ — some hosts have the PHP short code syntax disabled (as it should be), so you’ll need to replace all the shortcuts with their appropriate expansions. Or perhaps Bruno can simply upload a new version that uses standard syntax 🙂

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  105. Diwaker  

    @Dreyer: I had this same problem. The reason is that the plugin uses the shortform ‘<?’ instead of the ‘<?php’ in several places, which newer versions of PHP don’t support.

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  106. Dreyer  

    Another update to the above problem (if that should make a difference):

    Server : Apache/2.2.4 (Win32) PHP/5.2.1
    MYSQL Version : 5.1.22-rc-community
    PHP Safe Mode : Off

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  107. Dreyer  

    Very nice plugin!

    And it even works well on my localhost installation. But when I try to install it online (after installing NextGen Gallery) it says “Parse error: syntax error, unexpected $end in D:webthe_path_to_wpwp-contentpluginsnextgen-smooth-gallerynggSmooth.php on line 521”. Interestingly that’s the last line containing ?>

    I’m using WordPress 2.6, NextGen Gallery 0.98 and NGSmooth 1.1. I think the PHP version is 4.xx, but I’m not sure.

    The only other plugins activated are NextGen Gallery and Lighter Menus. The WP-installation is fresh and clean.

    What’s wrong here? Help is very appreciated!

    Greetings,
    Dreyer

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  108. Badger  

    I’m very sorry Joyce, I am busy creating a brazilian web site for the Olympic Games so I couldn’t take a look at safari (Will do it soon, hopefully).

    By the way, great use of smooth gallery on your site =)

    I guess I will add a ‘Live examples from users’ on this page and ask users to comment their works so I can have a list of them. (When I have some time)

    Bruno

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  109. KM  

    This plugin completely rocks!

    I only wish it had some album functions included. At this point it is only a gallery viewer, which works quite well.

    Personally, I love nextgen gallery however, I really dislike the album page.

    For example, I’d like to use this program to compile a gallery of a sample picture (one picture from each of my galleries). When clicking on the picture, it would open up the designated gallery.

    The benefits of this would be great. One, the album page would better match the gallery pages. And two, it would greatly reduce and clean up the space on the album page.

    Is this something I could do on my own? If so, how would I do this?

    I realize that the plugin is for a gallery, so I don’t expect this idea to be incorporated. However, I thought it might be a useful idea that may be implemented at a later time.

    Keep up the good work.

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  110. Badger  

    Funtoosh,

    I could not see where the NextGen Smooth Gallery blank box is. Plus, in your source code I can see that the JS code is called twice. Take a look at your theme and fix this first.

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  111. Jamison Wiggins  

    Thanks for the GREAT plugin!

    I noticed that in the original smooth gallery the titles in the info box are individualized to the photo, however in your plugin it shows the Gallery name instead of the Photo title. Any suggestions as to how to change that?

    Thanks,
    Jamison

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  112. Fari  

    Hi Bruno,

    I downloaded your plug-in and it works great on posts/pages using the [smooth=id:2;] shortcode. However, my homepage file is in php (home.php) and the shortcode doesnt seem to work there. My home page is located at itd.relc.org.sg/wordpress

    What is the correct format if I wish to add into a php file so that I will see the gallery in my homepage? Forgive, I am a totally newbie on coding.

    Thank you!

    FARI

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  113. joyce lukaczer  

    thanks bruno

    the other thing i wanted to mention (don’t know that it would have an effect but …) is that i’m working on a mac (10.4.11) & firefox 3.0 … AND i am sure that when i first updated the plugin (once using auto-update, and once deleting the old version and installing the updated plug-in manually) the carousel did slide UP and the description display for the first few tweaks to the plugin admin panel settings. however once it stopped sliding up / description displaying, even deleting the gallery and the plugin and reinstalling did not resolve issue/s.

    again, thanks for looking at this …

    — joyce

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  114. Badger  

    Joyce,
    I will definitely take a look on this, but I am busy for some days.
    Next week I should have this solved.
    Thanks for all the info on the problem =)

    Bruno

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  115. joyce lukaczer  

    hi bruno

    think the plug-in is fabulous however the safari (mac & pc versions) issue of the thumbnail carousel not sliding up and out-of-sight when the label tab is clicked (instead dropping down about 10px) remains. in addition, again only in safari, the info / description is not visible when activated in the nextgen smooth admin.

    would really appreciate any help you can offer.

    thanks.

    — joyce

    ps. again this is wordpress 2.5.1, no other plugins activated, have tried several themes, two different installations and two different servers with the same result.

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  116. UtBill  

    Hey all, For those having pic not showing in firefox. when you insert code to call the gallery, be sure to insert the code when using the html tab or it will insert tags and that will not show your pics properly. Just a heads up as that was my problem.

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  117. UtBill  

    Hi, can anyone help me, and let me know what i need to change in order to get my images to show at the right height. If you look efrain I beleve this is the same problem you had so mabey you could let me know how you fixed this.

    THanks,

    Bill

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  118. Gilliard  

    Consegui arrumar. O problema era a já conhecida incompatibilidade com o prototype. No entanto tentei usar a versão 1.2 do SmoothGallery que no site dizem que da pra ser usado com o prototype (apesar de nao ser recomendado) e ainda assim nao funcionou. De qualquer jeito foi só desativar os plugins que usavam essas biblioteca que funcionou.
    Obrigado novamente.

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  119. Gilliard  

    Olha, parabén pelo plugin, muito bacana e fácil de usar. Só que estou com um probleminha com ele. Fica eternamente carregando e nunca termina. Ja rodei num servidor remoto e na minha maquina e acontece a mesma coisa. Pensei que pudesse ser como o caso do frame em branco citado acima e desativei um monte de plugin mas também nao funcionou. Alguma idéia do que poderia ser? Obrigado.

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  120. Rene  

    This plugin is excellent as I am a FIRM believer that NextGen is the best gallery plugin around. I just have one quick question… instead of the embedLinks going to the image, is there a way to force it to a url (either within the current blog or not)?? I am able to do this if I embed smoothgallery into my template pages (as seen on http://www.jimmievanzantmusic.net/), but I would like to make it a bit easier for my clients to add an image and link it to a webpage.

    Your time and work is definitely appreciated — its people like you that make everything possible with wordpress!

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  121. joyce lukaczer  

    hi … fabulous plug-in but i am having an issue the carousel behavior in safari 3.1.1 (macintosh). clicking on the pictures tab or the thumbnails caused the carousel to fade slightly and drop down rather than to disappear but for the pictures tab. only an issue in safari (behavior the same using other themes and without any tweaking although i’ve seen other uses of the plug-in where behavior in safari is as expected). any help would be very much appreciated!

    thanks.

    — joyce

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  122. STORMizer  

    Hi all,
    The tags or code to change colors is at jd.gallery.css (.SmoothGalleryscritps)
    I managed to change the background color from black to white and the text to grey (basically, I tried to inverse the dark so it matched the white background of the site i was working on. There is a tag to play with the opacity of the “carrousel” too in there. Sweet.

    Anyway, if anyone has found out the easy way to make the image open in lightbox (or sort of) please share. I am not any good in this scripting (that change color was a rather by accident or brute force), so any “simple” recomendation will be appreciated. Basically the plugin (when clicked) will open the full-picture in a new window, what i had in mind is for it to open in a lightbox sort of interface.

    Thx!

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  123. MaLkAV  

    Our programmers are very busy lately, but i’m sure you guys will have your questions answered soon for i’m asking them to come up with something.

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  124. Andy  

    Hi! Thanks for the great plugin, works perfect!

    Can anyone tell me how to turn off the info pane as well as change the border color?

    I tried Grant’s suggestion above, but I don’t know enough about php to make it work.

    Thanks!

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  125. Dogan  

    “Bjorn: I’m pretty sure that’s because I forgot to mention that you cannot use Smooth Gallery along Prototype or Jquery (JavaScript Frameworks). So if any of your WP plugins use them, then you got a blank frame.”

    And is there a way to get it work, without disabling any other plugin ?

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  126. Carlos  

    I’ve been running NextGen Gallery 0.95 fine for a few weeks and just found your plugin. However when I activate the NextGen Smooth Gallery plugin running WordPress 2.5.1, it says “Sorry, NextGEN Smooth Gallery works only in Combination with NextGEN Gallery”. Any ideas what the error indicates? Does it only work with version 0.90 of NextGen Gallery?

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  127. Diwaker  

    Hi, I’m trying to use NextGen smooth gallery here: http://sur-taal.org/media/ (scroll to the bottom) but it doesn’t seem to work. I just get a blank box. Looking at the source code, it seems like some HTML/JS is being generated, so I’m not sure if it is a problem with the generated code, or some conflicting script.

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  128. Brian Tillman  

    Hello!
    Works great!

    One question, Similar to Leigh Ann, I’m looking to change the background color for pictures that are narrower than the window (IE Portraits) I’ve got whitespace two the left and right. I’ve been goofing with any and every config file in the packages, but can’t find the magic variable to change the white to black…

    See http://briantillman.com/blog/vacations/puerto-penasco-march-2008/ as an example.

    Thanks Much,
    Brian

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  129. brian  

    can we set the images to link to an external webpage and not to the pic file. I want to do a slide show of different houses and when people click on it i want it to take them to a page with the description of the house. will this work?

    if not do you have any suggestions?

    thank you
    brian

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  130. dinakar  

    Hi Christian,

    I got this done!!

    I created 400*400 thumbnails and used these thumbnails as source images on the pages. And when users click these 400*400 images they’ll be shown the full size image in a new page.

    Thanks for this site.

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  131. Christian Schenk  

    Hi dinakar,
    what about resizing the large pictures to 400×400 pixels with some image manipulation program; I’m using the GIMP for this. Although I don’t know whether NextGen generates thumbnails for your pictures, I think that you’ll get good results by resizing them yourself.

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  132. dinakar  

    Hi ,
    I have added the plugin NexGen gallery and then added the add on Smooth Gallery for it. I have created the gallery by specying [smooth=7, 400, 400, false, true, false, true]in my post. Am able to get the pictures on my post. But there is one problem. Instead of getting the full image in that 400×400 frame, am getting only some part of the entire image.(as my images are 1600*1200). But i want the entire image to be shown in that 400*400 frame. How can i get this done

    Regards
    Dinakar

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  133. Angelo  

    Hello great plugin its working great for me on Mozilla. But when I use IE7 or IE6 I get this message saying [stack overflow at line:1] Any Idea what that means and how can get rid of that. Any help would be appreciated Thank you.

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  134. Leigh Ann  

    This is fantastic. I only have one issue I’m trying to figure out. I’d like the background/box to be a certain color to be seamless into my page background. How do I change the background color of the smooth gallery? I am able to change it within NextGen gallery and that works when only using NextGen, but when I use Smooth NextGen gallery is still has the black background.

    My issue is that I’m using both vertical and horizontal images and find that sizing the whole gallery to accommodate both leaves extra blank space in the gallery, which shows as the gallery background color. When I change the gallery background color to match the page background color, this is not noticeable at all and it looks very nice. but I’m not sure how to do that within the Smooth Nextgen Gallery.

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  135. naires  

    excelente plugin que optimiza ainda mais o NexGen! bom trabalho sem dúvida!

    mas há aqui um pequeno problema… no browser Safari a galeria não funciona… no meu mac só mesmo no firefox é que funciona… ah! testei também no Camino e funciona bem.

    acontece com mais alguém não funcionar no Safari?

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  136. chris  

    Hi excellent extension of NextGen 🙂
    I cannot get it to work in Firefox 2
    I get the thumbnails along the top ok and they move ok but no picture in the middle.
    The NextGen slideshow works fine, just not the smooth gallery.
    It works in IE7.0 ok as well – just not in Firefox
    Any idea what could be the problem?

    thanks

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  137. Badger  

    Bjorn: I’m pretty sure that’s because I forgot to mention that you cannot use Smooth Gallery along Prototype or Jquery (JavaScript Frameworks). So if any of your WP plugins use them, then you got a blank frame.

    Ralf: My plugin just shows the images, my thumbnails were created using NextGen, so I think it’s just a case of fine tunning the settings in the admin area.

    Well, in the next days I’m going to upgrade the plugin to add the suggestion of our friend Grant and to allow the use of Smooth Gallery with the WordPress 2.5 built-in galleries.

    Have a great weekend

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  138. Ralf Görlitz  

    Very nice, like to integrate it. But there is something i really dislike: look at number 6/16 of your example, vertical pictures are cut. the face, which is the important part of this picture, is gone, so the preview look strange to me. this is a common problem of most gallerys or addons, maybe this colud be more dynamically fit the form of the picture,…, guess this an idea for the long term 😉 ralf

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  139. Grant  

    consider adding (showInfopane: false/true)

    var myGallery = new gallery($(“myGallery_’.$galleryID.'”), {timed: ‘.$timed.’, showArrows: ‘.$showArrows.’, showCarousel: ‘.$showCarousel.’, embedLinks: ‘.$embedLinks.’, showInfopane: false});

    I just hard coded it in for mine and it seems to work…

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  140. Phoinx  

    Ah, uma observação:
    se for usar a criação automática de miniaturas (thumbnails) – usando o resizer.php – é preciso ter a biblioteca GD (ou GD2) – responsável por tratar imagens – funcionando no teu servidor de PHP.
    Eu uso o WAMP5, então foi só clicar no ícone da barra de tarefas > PHP settings > PHP extensions > php_gd2. Pronto! =P

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