NextGEN Gallery Optimizer v2.1.2 Now Available

I’m happy to announce that NextGEN Gallery Optimizer v2.1.2 (Basic and Pro) is now available, and ready to download via the 1-click installer/updater in your WordPress admin.

This is the second point release for v2.1, and is primarily a maintenance update to test and document compatibility with several new versions of NextGEN Gallery, and a major release of WordPress itself.

All in-plugin documentation has been updated to reflect our new “tested up to” compatibility, and I’m pleased to say Optimizer v2.1.2 currently supports (and is tested compatible with) NextGEN Gallery (v2.0.0 to v2.1.15), NextGEN Legacy (v1.6.2 to v1.9.13), NextCellent Gallery (v1.9.14 to v1.9.26), and WordPress (v3.7 to v4.3).

Additionally, Optimizer Pro has received two minor additions to the NextGEN Gallery Deactivator feature in this release…

The first addition is detection of base_url query string parameter pages, so we can now mark dynamically-generated pages created by plugins such as “Calculated Fields Form” as Allowed Pages.

The second addition automatically flags NextGEN’s admin meta links at Gallery -> Manage Gallery -> GALLERY_NAME as Allowed Pages. This was required, as although NextGEN’s PHP files for these links are loaded in the admin, they’re located outside and are undetectable by is_admin() checks.

All the best,


v2.1.2 – 2015-9-12

Optimizer Basic and Pro:

* TESTED: Fully compatible with NextGEN Gallery up to v2.1.15.

* TESTED: Fully compatible with NextCellent Gallery up to v1.9.26 (unchanged).

* TESTED: Fully compatible with WordPress up to v4.3.

* UPDATED: All in-plugin, repository and website documentation to reflect our new “tested up to” compatibility.

Optimizer Pro:

* ADDED: Detection of base_url query string parameter pages in NextGEN Gallery Deactivator. These dynamic pages are sometimes generated by plugins (e.g. the “Calculated Fields Form” plugin) for AJAX calls, to pull in extra data. And where that extra data involves NextGEN functionality, we needed to be able to flag them as Allowed Pages.

* ADDED: Detection of NextGEN’s “Manage Gallery” meta links in NextGEN Gallery Deactivator. The URL’s of the linked PHP files needed to be flagged as Allowed Pages, as although they’re loaded in the admin, they’re actually located in the “nextgen-gallery” plugin directory (therefore undetectable by is_admin() checks).