NextGen Player Template

NextGen Player Template wordpress plugin uses custom template to display gallery as a fancy player.
Plugin integrates the jQuery Plugin Galleryview from Jack Anderson ( with NextGEN Gallery using custom template.
To use it simply add shortcode [nggallery id=1 template=”player”]. You need to replace id value with your gallery id.

Live demo

Photographs courtesy of November 18, 2011 article on the 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest. All photographs are copyrighted by their original owners.

Download NextGEN Player Template WordPress Plugin.

or visit plugin’s directory here

73 thoughts on “NextGen Player Template

  1. Alexandre Vicente

    Hi there.

    I’ve noticed there’s some kind of cap on the number of images used in each gallery as I’m getting 20 images only being displayed on the carousel. Is there any way to switch this cap off?

    Many thanks in advance

  2. ych2468

    Hello, help!Enable plug-ins, there
    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STATIC in /home/zhubaocc/domains/ on line 24

  3. admin Post author

    First of all you need to handle this error:

    SyntaxError: syntax error
    $("document").ready(function() {

    If this wouldn’t help let me know.

  4. Daniel Hansson

    Was implementing this on a client website, and the gallery display was completely distorted. However, I found a solution to this, it all had to do with the CSS-reset I was using. It basically set the box-sizing to the CSS3 setting of border-box (i.e. it sets the padding inside the provided width).
    This plugin is well coded, but with the assumption of that box-sizing is always set to content-box (like browsers usually handle it).

    I hope this might help anyone else who might run into this problem

    1. admin Post author

      I’m afraid that I’ll not make it in april (a lot of work in other projects) ;/ maybe in may.

  5. Ben

    Hi, great plugin! Thank you!

    I am looking for a way to display the overlay text outside of the image instead.
    Using CSS to hasn’t worked for me yet, it seems negative margin will only hide the text etc.
    See text here:

    Could you please explain if there is a way in gallery-player.php I could simply move the text below the main image? (above thumbnails and below main image)

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!


  6. Marcelo Araujo

    hi, i get this error:
    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STATIC in /home/…../wp-content/plugins/nextgen-player-template/lib/settings.php on line 32. any ideia how i can fix this? tks!

  7. yak

    Hi. I’m trying the latest version of your plugin and it doesn’t seem to work. When I check in my google chrome console, I see the following error:
    Uncaught SyntaxError: Unexpected token <

    Clicking on the link to the code, it take me to this line:
    $("document").ready(function() {

    Any ideas?

    1. yak

      So I took a look into this and it seems like paragraph tags are being added in the gallery-player.php file in the scripts. It seems like any extra spacing in the javascript in that file. I ended up just deleting any extra blank line breaks and it fixed the issue. Any idea why?

    1. admin Post author

      You need to replace line 85 in file gallery-player.php with following:

      panel_width: (width - 10),
      panel_height: 400,

      you can replace 400 with your height (px).

  8. Jeppe

    Hi, I’ve downloaded the NextGEN player template, and I’ve followed the installation guide. However, it doesn’t seem to work. The images are just displayed like regular without any tweaks/settings/plugin/template or whatsoever in the post. I can’t even click on the images to show up in e.g. lightbox mode or the way it’s supposed to do.
    What am I doing wrong?

    Another question, if I install the jetpack plugin, will your plugin still work?

    1. admin Post author

      You are trying to load to many pictures at one time (it’s to much for your server).
      There are two solutions:
      - decrease number of images,
      - migrate to better server.

  9. Andrea

    is it possible to display cropped images? I want to display landscape images even if the original image is portrait.

      1. Flemming

        I get this fail when i try to regenerate thumbnails…
        Fatal error: Call to undefined function ImageCreateFromJpeg() in // on line 179

  10. Michael

    Can you please tell me how to keep the description in the info bar from animating? I want it to be static.

  11. xiaoyu

    I can n not find the modify page , after i download the plugin,you say Go to Gallery > NextGEN Player Template Settings ,where is the garelly’s location?

  12. joe aliferis

    Hi – great plugin addon for NextGen

    2 things:

    Can I set some of the plugin settings as parameters in the shortcode ?

    ie autoplay

    also, in the plugin settings, I cannot switch off autoplay – each time I uncheck it and update / save the settings the autoplay box is re-checked

    I need to turn it off

    thanks a lot


      1. Allen

        I know this is probably not the ideal solution. But, the solution offered by the author of the plugin isn’t really a solution either. So, this is how I worked around the issues with the plugin not letting me turn off the autoplay feature.

        Go to the nextgen-player-template/view/gallery-player.php file in either your cPanel or in the WordPress plugin editor. About half way through this file you will find a line as follows:

        autoplay: getAutoplay() ? ‘true’ : ‘false’; ?>,

        This is one of the places where the plugin determines how you want the autoplay feature to be set. Change the ‘true’ to ‘false’ so that this line reads as follows:

        autoplay: getAutoplay() ? ‘false’ : ‘false’; ?>,

        Now, regardless of whether or not the box is checked in the template settings, the returned value will be false. This turns off the autoplay for all galleries.

  13. Marc Oggier

    Hi Piotr,

    Your plugin is just awesome. My blog is running with a multisite installation of wordpress, and since a few days the last release of NextGen Gallery is stable for this kind of installation. Therefore I update it, the shortcode find the template, gallery exist, but no images are displayed on the gallery. You could have a quick look on (bottom of the pages).

    I tried to reinstall NextGen Gallery, as well as the player template, without any improvement. Do you have any idea what I’m doign wrong ?


      1. Marc Oggier

        I deactivate all plugin, and let only NextGen Gallery and Player activated. However, there is still no images displayed. Could the problem come from a multsite installation and the 2.0 version of Nextgen ? There was some issue with such installation with the first versions of Nextgen 2 ?

  14. admin Post author

    I’ve never test it with multisite and Nextgen2. Maybe try it with those plugins but with different template.

  15. Rick Clinger

    Hi Mr. Developer!

    I love the player template that you guy made. I decided that the template would work better for me if there wasn’t a larger picture in it and just the filmstrip. Is there an easy way to remove main picture(gv_panel) and also the onMouseClick events from the template? I tried sifting through your work but couldn’t find a solution that doesn’t break the whole player. Also, I couldn’t find a place to donate money on your page.


  16. Luisin

    plugin works with next gen gallery 2.0.61 and Wp 3.9? I’m still with version 1.9.13 and I’m afraid to update.

  17. kirill

    Been using this template for a while, it’s great. Except it crashes firefox. Not sure if its nextgen v2 issue or not (client only pointed it out to me recently). Have had to remove completely for time being.

    Is this a known issue?

  18. alfredo

    In NextGen Gallery there is a bug, when i modify next gen player template options (ex. autoplay, show infobar etc..)
    options are marked or modified when i updated but not apply the changes, you can not change the parameters that existed before the upgrade from 1.9 nextgen gallery, is imposible.
    Can you fix it?
    Thxs piotr!

      1. alfredo

        ok! i understand but there are plans to continue development of the plugin in a short-medium space of time? or should we look for other alternatives that do not plan to continue developing? would be a shame beacuse It is a great plugin and I appreciate what you’ve created, makes our life easier!

        Thxs piotr!

  19. alfredo

    ok :-(
    Anyway I found the solution to the problem and it seems the plugin is fully compatible with Next Gen Gallery 2.x, only when you make a change in the template options from the control panel, you have to clear the cache of images Next Gen Gallery, this option is in WP Admin – > Gallery -> Other Options -> Miscellaneous -> Clear image cache

    Thanks again for the plugin and I hope in the future you can upgrade because there is a great and serious job

  20. robi

    First of all, nice plugin… Works flawless in chrome but it crashes firefox and hangs IE… I have no idea how to fix it and it’s a pity cause it’s the best plugin I’ve found for that purpose.


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