For about a dozen or so years I’ve been uploading groups of my photographs to this blog and organizing them in galleries using plugins. I first used something called NextGEN Gallery. It was everything one needed for the job. Thousands agreed and it became the most downloaded and used WordPress plugin. The developers continue to update, improve and add features to it still.
Sometime about 3 or 4 years ago it became unwieldy on a couple of fronts and people, me included, started looking for something similar, but not so advanced. The seekers were joined a programmer and a soon there was a plugin called NextCellant Gallery available. It basically froze the NextGEN gallery at the version that was just before it became something BIGGER! BETTER!
This worked for me like a charm until just recently. I’m not sure if it was a WordPress update or the plugin itself, but the galleries, while still view-able, they couldn’t be edited. The admin panel would quit displaying after a few lines and then show: Warning: Illegal string offset ‘taxonomy’ in …/wp-includes/taxonomy.php on line 1874, etc.
Since just after Christmas I’ve been experimenting with other gallery plug-ins. Most were either paying apps or offered no NextGEN import function, making them unattractive or unappealing. But I think I have found something that will work, FooGallery. I’ve got it sort of where I want it, but things will probably still change randomly for while longer in my picture galleries.