Thanks for moving this thread to the new support forum. I chimed in myself regarding the details of how the WidgetKit Gallery works as well. My specific notes are located in the Old Forum Thread: Re: Wordpress: Widgetkit slideshow when images in folders?
Summary of Incompatibility Between WordPress Media Manager and WidgetKit Gallery:
WordPress Media Manager does the following when uploading images:
- Upload image to folder structure using a year / month format similar to: /uploads/2011/12/.
Creates multiple copies of the same image with various sizes supported by the theme.
Example: Uploading featured_1.jpg will create multiple copies such as:
Therefore, the native WordPress functionality would turn 12 images uploaded into 84 total images with these various size dimensions.
Adds new database record for the primary image file (featured_1.jpg).
WidgetKit Gallery loads images in the following way:
- WidgetKit Gallery does not reference the WordPress database for images to load for its Gallery.
- Rather, it allows the user to specify a folder from which to load images into its gallery.
- If specifying one of the image folders used by the WordPress Media Manager (uploads/2011/12/), ALL images and and their many size variations will also be loaded into the WidgetKit Gallery.
- The best option for using WidgetKit Gallery is to create specific gallery folders and to upload gallery images via FTP.
Problem with Current Functionality
WidgetKit Gallery requires users to use a separate tool outside of WordPress to upload images for their image galleries.
This has been brought to the YooTheme Development team's attention and they have committed to reviewing options for changing the WidgetKit Gallery to specify gallery images via native WordPress Media Manager. This is currently supported in other WidgetKit features like Accordion and Slideshow. Until the development team is able to review the effort, I'm not certain as to when or if this change will occur.
Options to Consider in the Meantime:
Option 1: Use free and easy FTP tools like FileZilla FTP Client. This information is meant for those less familiar with FTP.
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Option 2: Add FTP like functionality to WordPress via plugins like:
Option 3: If the above suggestions are unacceptable, considering using all the WidgetKit features except for WidgetKit Gallery. There is an abundance of alternative gallery plugins to utilize.
Although the options above are not a fix and certainly not what you might have been looking for, my hope is these give you some options to consider while waiting on an update, should one be worked into the release schedule.