Topic: WordPress plugin

I've created a slideshow using the WP-SimpleViewer plugin. The slideshow works as expected, but the browser returns an error in the status bar. It appears to be looking for a thumbs directory at the root of my website/blog. I'm using an external page to display my WP blog. WordPress is in a subdirectory of my website, but is displaying at my root level via the RapidWeaver WP-blog plugin. When I display Safari's activity window, it shows the error as http://www.realismblog.com/thumbs/  not found for each image in the slideshow. As I said, the slideshow is otherwise showing as expected, w/ thumbnails and all. You can see the slideshow at http://www.realismblog.com/ . Is there any way to get rid of these pesky error messages?

I'm using a Mac running the current OS, with Safari. The WP blog is set up to display on an external page via WP-blog, a RapidWeaver plugin. The page displaying the WP blog is /index.php . The WP directory is /wordpress/ . I've converted the WP SimpleViewer plugin to SimpleViewer Pro. I suspect that perhaps SimpleViewer is trying to cache some thumbnails, but not finding what it expects?

Last edited by jacquesboot (2011-06-12 07:44:11)

Re: WordPress plugin

The 'thumbs not found' messages are likely to be due to your gallery's XML file using thumbURL="" for each <image> entry.
In such circumstances, SimpleViewer will use the imageURL entries as both the thumbnails and the main images (so your gallery still displays correctly.
If you do not have specific images to be used as thumbnails, you could edit your gallery's XML file and copy the imageURL paths into the thumbURL entries.

Steven Speirs
SimpleViewer Support Team.

Re: WordPress plugin

I've edited the XML file, with the expected result. Is there a way to avoid this in the future? This image gallery only has 30 images, but I can see how it might get rather tedious to edit the XML file for a much larger gallery, or multiple galleries. As I said, I'm using the SimpleViewer Pro v.2 w/ the WordPress plugin, and I don't see any option for specifying a thumbnail path other than editing the XML.

Re: WordPress plugin

If using the WordPress plugin to create a SimpleViewer gallery following these instructions: http://www.simpleviewer.net/simpleviewe … er/#create
... then thumbnails should be generated and the thumbURL entries in the XML file should point to them.
I am unsure why your thumbURL entries are empty.
Make sure you are using the latest versions of both WordPress (v3.1.3) and WP-SimpleViewer (v2.1.3).
You could also check your WordPress settings in 'Dashboard -> Settings -> Media'.
If you continue to experience difficulties, an alternative to using WP-SimpleViewer would be to create your gallery with svBuilder-Pro, upload the entire gallery folder to your web server and use one of these 2 methods to embed the gallery in a post.
When entering the embedding code into the body of the post, ensure that you use 'HTML' rather than 'Visual' as the input method.

Steven Speirs
SimpleViewer Support Team.

Re: WordPress plugin

Hmmm.... I did follow the instructions to the letter for creating a gallery using the WP plugin, so I'm not sure why thumbnails were not created and referenced in the xml file.

It would be nice if their was some integration between svManager and the WordPress plugin. Or is it possible to just reference an svManager gallery using a method similar to what you have pointed to in your last reply?

Re: WordPress plugin

Or is it possible to just reference an svManager gallery using a method similar to what you have pointed to in your last reply?

Yes. You can display a gallery created with svManager using the embedding methods described here: http://simpleviewer.net/simpleviewer/su … l#external
If using a baseURL, then your embedding code would look something like this:

<!--START SIMPLEVIEWER EMBED.-->
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.example.com/svmanager/g1/svcore/js/simpleviewer.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
var flashvars = {};
flashvars.baseURL = "http://www.example.com/svmanager/g1/";
simpleviewer.ready(function () {
simpleviewer.load("sv-container", "100%", "100%", "222222", true, flashvars);
});
</script>
<div id="sv-container"></div>
<!-- END SIMPLEVIEWER EMBED -->

If using an <iframe>, then your embedding code would look something like this:

<iframe src="http://www.example.com/svmanager/g1/index.php" width="800" height="600" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>
Steven Speirs
SimpleViewer Support Team.