Technology Insights

WordPress NextGen Gallery Watermarking With Images Not Working

When I first installed NextGen Gallery plugin for WordPress I could not get the watermarking working. I read of all sorts of problems with it including FreeType not being installed, permission problems, etc. but everything that I was trying was not resolving my issue. During upload I was not getting any errors so at the time I felt I had little to go on. To make a long story short I finally read a post on WordPress.org that said the watermark image has to be a PNG for it to work. I saved my watermark file as a .png file and sure enough it worked without issue.

Technology Errors

Fatal error: Cannot redeclare tc_post()

The entire error I recieved was: Fatal error: Cannot redeclare tc_post() (previously declared in www/wp-content/plugins/text-control.php:20) in www/wp-content/plugins/text-control/text-control.php on line 33

When upgrading the WordPress plugin text-control I was getting this error when trying to activate text-control. I ended up remembering that the markdown.php had not worked on initial installation so I replaced it with the markdown.php from the WordPress plugin PHP Markdown Extra which resolved my initial issue.