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.

Technology Insights

How To Create A WordPress Page That Lists All Of Your Tags

While working on this site I decided to not only have a tag cloud widget but also build out a page that included nothing but a list of all the tags marked for each article. This way someone could click on the tag page I wanted to list all the tags in alphabetical order and look for a specific tag. The WordPress documentation page is awesome so it was fairly easy to find though I had to search the documentation rather than typing in my question on a search engine and locating the answer quickly.