Publish thousands of pictures in WordPress, in minutes.
That's it. You can install UnGallery and publish a thousand photos to your WordPress site in just a few minutes. While the default configuration is simple, there are many customizable options available in the advanced options of UnGallery, including layout, gallery names, hidden galleries, etc. UnGallery faces a few unique challenges in leaving the WordPress environment and connecting to external image directories. To help, tips and the WordPress plugin forum are available to answer questions or issues that arise.
The path to the image directory is the most common issue. It must be an absolute path from the file system root like: "/home/username/your/images/" and not a relative path like: "../your/images/". The trailing slash/ is required. UnGallery will try to display the path to your WordPress install on the admin page as a suggestion. If you have shell access to your WordPress installation, you can type: "pwd" from the command line in your images directory to display the path.
Another common issue is the UnGallery permalink does not match the permalink of the gallery page. Please see installation step 3.
Permissions on the file system or security on the web server may prevent the plugin from creating the directory automatically. It can be created manually by typing the following commands from the WordPress installation directory:
mkdir wp-content/cache/ chmod 777 wp-content/cache/
Images are sorted alphabetically. Alphabetical sorting actually provides ability to include some chronological sorting. For example pictures taken on digital cameras tend to use formats like:
-rwxrwxrwx 1.3M Dec 24 08:20 IMG_9558.JPG -rwxrwxrwx 1.3M Dec 24 08:24 IMG_9559.JPG -rwxrwxrwx 1.4M Dec 24 08:24 IMG_9560.JPG
So the default naming convention for many already does sort by time. And if the time stamps are ever lost like some archiving or file transfer actions can do, they'll still remain in time order:
-rw-rw-r-- 47K 2010-08-30 17:59 DSCF0061.JPG -rw-rw-r-- 40K 2010-08-30 17:59 DSCF0063.JPG -rw-rw-r-- 68K 2010-08-30 17:59 DSCF0064.JPG
And they can be modified to suit a custom ordering scheme:
-rw-rw-r-- 1 pg1720424 72K 2010-08-30 17:58 1.jpg -rw-rw-r-- 1 pg1720424 49K 2010-08-30 17:58 2.jpg -rw-rw-r-- 1 pg1720424 56K 2010-08-30 17:58 3.jpg