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Next Gen Gallery – Random Images in Widget

It's been a while since I've had reason to deploy Alex Rabe's fantastic Next Gen Gallery in a Wordpress build. I'm currently producing Craft Town Scotland's site and decided to use the Next Gen Slideshow widget for the blog sidebar. There is a bug which prevents the gallery using random images though, if you leave the gallery dropdown menu blank it will automatically start the slideshow from the newest gallery. I had a quick look to see if I could spot it, but it's a weighty plugin so rather than waste a lot of time I just created the widget object in the sidebar.php template. Doing it this way enables you to display the slideshow from ... Read more