Who doesn't love a beta version, right?

Ok, well some people don't. However, we're working our butts off to release updates for NextGEN Gallery users.  So to get the ball rolling, we are happy to announce the release of NextGEN Gallery 1.9.5 Beta 1.

Please note that this is a minor release and many known bugs are not addressed in this update, but we are aware of them and will be taking them on in the next round of fixes.


Click here to download NextGEN Gallery 1.9.5 Beta 1

Be aware

Beta-quality software could potentially contain issues, so please use it at your own risk and discretion.


To install the beta version of NextGEN Gallery for the first time, download the beta and then Go to Plugins >> Add New > Upload > Pick the beta ZIP file > ‘Install Now’ > ‘Activate’

To replace an existing NextGEN Gallery plugin, download the beta, extract (or unpack) the plugin and replace the wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery files and folder content with the beta version and you're all set.


  • Changed: Branding changes following Photocrati acquisition (removed donation messages and updated links)
  • Changed: Added Facebook and Twitter buttons in admin section
  • Secured: Use WordPress-bundled JavaScript libraries for swfobject and swfupload instead of bundling our own
  • Bugfix: Adjusted thickbox effect styling to ensure that the lightbox is always displayed in the foreground
  • Bugfix: Fixed compatibility issues with Contact Form 7 and other plugins by following WordPress Plugin conventions
  • Bugfix: Fixed network-wide activation in WordPress 3.4
  • Bugfix: Plugin is no longer dependent on its folder name

Report Issues:

We encourage participating beta testers to report issues at BitBucket.

This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. congrats on your new aquistion of next-gen gallery, I know you are proud of it. Could you make the “important notification” drop down message from the admin toolbar a once per session occurance? not that I mind but it is about 250×250 pixels and it cover a lot of buttons I need to click

    1. Hi James, If you click dimiss the bubble won’t show again.

  2. Great plugin. BUT – – that annoying popup does not go away!!! Doesn’t matter how many times I ‘dismiss’ it.

    It’s the first time that I have felt like disabling next gen!!

    1. Hi Peter,

      We are hearing more of this problem occurring and believe it’s a conflict between other plugins. To help us diagnose… please deactivate all plugins except NextGEN, clear browse cache and try once more. What version of WordPress are you using? If you’re not using the 3.4.1 please update and try again. Are you using a browser plugin like AdBlock? If so, try whitelisting your website or disabling the plugin and try again.

      Thanks for your patience

      1. Deactivate all the other plugins? Really?
        NextGEN should own the problem they caused. The popup is annoying, but the attitude of the problem being someone else’s fault just got NextGEN deleted. Sad.

        1. Hi Mike,

          The deactivation of other plugins is a normal diagnostic step that is taken when troubleshooting a bug. However, the dismiss error has been fixed in 1.9.6 which is now available.

          1. Interesting, as I did not have this problem UNTIL I just installed 1.9.6, and only on one of my sites. Since this error does not exist on any of several test sites, it’s difficult to troubleshoot as I’m unwilling to test on a live client site. Any hints as to what the issue was that was supposed to be corrected in 1.9.6 so I have some idea where to look?

            This is the first issue I’ve EVER had with NextGen.

          2. Hi Bill,

            What problem are you experiencing? The dismiss error? If so, try disabling plugins, clearing any cache. So far we’re finding it a conflict with other plugins calling JQuery scripts from outside of WordPress. Many times multiple JQuery scripts will cause a failure somewhere.

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