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Image gallery in WP 1.5 (70 posts)

  1. neon
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Comments for photos inside the gallery would be nice. I don't mean a separate post in/on the blog, I mean a brief comment line under the large-size photo view, like some other galleries. :)

  2. shinyidolcom
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    i would do cartwheels if someone can build what Anderton describes.

  3. RummandDan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Anderton, what do you mean by "Drag and drop plug in" ? :)

    My plugin is in the state now:
    - Fully integrated with wp-admin.
    - Fairly simple.
    - Thumbnails in posts is what im working on right now, its working for my test, but im not releasing it untill I have finished the pages/posts issue...

    "it would also be better if the folders could reside "outside" of the main photo gallery directory"
    What do you mean about that rvblog?

  4. SSH
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    So whats the best gallery so far? since there are plenty? Which is more friendly with the wordpress? and more like a wordpress gallery!

  5. rvblog
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    @RummandDan:

    Every photo gallery software that I have tried so far requires that you upload your photos to a folder or folders located inside of the program's main folder.

    example:
    photoprogram/uploads/florida/beach 01.jpg etc etc
    photoprogram/uploads/texas/fiesta 01.jpg etc etc

    I would like to be able to create an "uploads" folder in the root directory on the server (or any other directory that I choose).

    example:
    uploads/florida/beach 01.jpg etc etc
    uploads/texas/fiesta 01.jpg etc etc

    And then have the photo program get the photos from that folder in the root directory and create thumbnails in a folder inside of the photo program folder.

    example:
    photoprogram/albums/florida/thumb_beaches 01.jpg etc etc
    photoprogram/albums/texas/thumb_fiesta 01.jpg etc etc

    This would create more flexibility and leave your upload folder clean, organized, and intake.

  6. RummandDan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I see your point rvblog... :)

  7. gregkendallball
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Anyone had luck running Simple PHP Gallery on a 1.5 install? The site says it is only tested for 1.2. Just curious...

  8. CarLBanks
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I merely made an images category and post the images in posts.

  9. webwide
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I tried messing with RumGallery and couldn't get it to work. You can see it in action here:

    http://damnablog.com/photos.php

    If you click on the Error message you are taken to a page with pics and folders. But the whole thing is displayed off the end of the page and the alignment of the header logo is off.

    Strange - any suggestions?

  10. cleanslate
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I've been successful in getting Simple PHPG going on my site: http://www.juicygeography.co.uk/blog/wp-gal/ I don't know the first thing about coding but found the instructions from Shayne Sweeny very helpful. The only issue I've experienced, apart from the need to keep the photos under 480px wide to stop them overlappingn the sidebar is that the sp descriptions ini text file is quite fiddly to complete and I can't get the descriptions of some of the pictures to appear.

  11. cleanslate
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I've been successful in getting Simple PHPG going on my site: http://www.juicygeography.co.uk/blog/wp-gal/ I don't know the first thing about coding but found the instructions from Shayne Sweeny very helpful. The only issue I've experienced, apart from the need to keep the photos under 480px wide to stop them overlappingn the sidebar is that the sp descriptions ini text file is quite fiddly to complete and I can't get the descriptions of some of the pictures to appear.

  12. webwide
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Download from here: http://relativelyabsolute.com/spg/download.php
    Use this guy's tweaks: http://www.shaynesweeney.com/wordpress/?page_id=10

    Worked first time out - finally, a gallery that shows up inside my WordPress theme!

  13. RummandDan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    webwide, sure it was rumgallery you tried out?

  14. webwide
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Yes, definitely RumGallery - I probably deactivated the plugin by the time you checked that link. I think I deleted the directory those photos were in too.....

    But I could never get it to work, sorry. :o(

  15. RummandDan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You linket to a page called photos.php :)

    Thats not included in rumgallery webwide :) And as I checked it, it was xGallery I recall that was shown in the "signature" :)

    Im kinda dissapointed you couldnt get it to work, i have worked against that you just have to install and activate, and then its running, so I have to get back to the fixing part :)

    My main goal is simplicity as well for installation and for the use...

  16. webwide
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I tried xGallery as well, perhaps that particular page was indeed xGallery. But I downloaded RumGallery again and replaced/overwrote its pages on my site, activated the plugin and attempted to change the image directory - got a chmod error indicating Line 97 of gallery.php - changed all directory and files involved to chmod 777 - still no go, and in fact my site is now completely down!

  17. miraga715
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    @RummandDan:

    That's a good idea! How about when you click on the gallery pic you get directed to the post and have the ability to have each month or week automatically be created as a gallery album? What do you think?

  18. Jaqueline
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I just installed Simple PHPG, and it was very simples. Still having problems to see the thumbs, but the structure, and the pictures are all showing and nice. I´m sure in no-time I will fix the thumbnails problem.

    I've tried every single plugin since I decided to install Wp-1.5, and I had no lucky. RummanDan: I really tried to use RumGallery, but then I had to uninstall the plugin. It´s didn´t work... :(

  19. frank1
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Ditto for Andertons request...also some way of setting the text stand off from the image so that the images can reflect the blogs style.

  20. courtneyelizabeth
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    would really like to integrate IPAP...has anyone done this yet?

  21. theredfox
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Grrrr
    Heh......now I feel better.
    I dont understand why no one is working on this. The Pictorialis project was great, but seems that no one was really interested so chances are, it won't be developed/continued/kept in line with WP 1.5 and beyond. Visit the Pictorialis forums, to see what I mean: they're like a ghost town.

  22. theredfox
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Simple phpgallery seems an obvious choice because it can fit into WP quite nicely, but its not based on a database. Yes, that makes it simpler, but no, thats not necessarily a good thing for a long-term project.

  23. brianlawson
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    At the risk of crashing my PII 350 w/ 256 MB of RAM that I have running on my cable modem at home (please, please don't hack me!), I would like to submit what I've done to integrate WP and Gallery: http://patrick.blawson.net.

    Basically, I installed the newest version of WP to a /wordpress sub-directory and installed the newest version of gallery in a /gallery sub-directory. Then, I created an index.php page that does an "include" on the index pages from both applications and pulls them together (no frames, they live in a table).

    The last step was just a lot of customization and commenting out a lot of code. I modified the CSS for each app, set up a common NAV that both use. I hacked the "view_photo.php" and "view_album.php" so that the link to the top-level "Gallery: Patrick's Room" link works right. I edited all of the headers and footers in the html_wrap directory of gallery to get the albums to look the way I wanted. I messed with WP to remove links to comments and categories...that sort of thing.

    I'm aware that it produces terribly invalid code, but I'm not a good programmer and it works in IE and Firefox, so I'm satisfied. And, I know that I still need to fix the Archives and Links pages to fit the theme, but I'm getting there. I'd be happy to answer specific questions if I can be of any help.

  24. MailGuard
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I also have had success in wrapping an image gallery within WP. I am running mg2 within WordPress 1.5.

    I wrote a tutorial on how to incorporate this product into the default theme for WP, but as you can see by my gallery, it is possible to incorporate it into any theme.

    http://chrispayne.homeip.net/photos

    Chris

  25. alpha
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Currently, I am using WP-Gal for galleries but data entry is a pain in the neck; you must create an instance for each picture you want to add to each gallery which is quite a chore.

    For images in posts -only when I'm interested in expanding on them- I use Exhibit which was working fine until the upgrade and then it broke.

    It works again after fixing it as described here: http://wordpress.org/support/topic.php?id=8501

  26. webwide
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    well crap - my host just moved to a new server and now SimplePHPGallery is broke :o(

    may have to try that mg2 thing.....

  27. andemad
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Well, I started this thread looong ago - so just wanted to comment on it one last time.

    I ended up using Simple PHP Gallery - as it seemed easy to get into, integrated with WP out-of-the-box (more or less) and had a nice look without too much bling-bling.

    It was easy, but have had a few wtf?-experiences. The way the caching works, for example - if two processes enter the same gallery at the same time, there's no locking happening to the gallery - so it's needed to apply a small patch. All in all, a fair gallery that I'm pleased with - it does it's job:
    - resizes on-the-fly
    - caches the resized image for later
    - opens original image on click
    - easy inserting/uploading new images
    - no database
    - ...

    At the moment, it seems waayy better than RumGallery (sorry, Dan ;)) - haven't tried mg2... yet :)
    Well, just wanted to say that Simple PHP Gallery works for me(tm).

    /Anders

  28. RummandDan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I can handle it Anders :D

    Then I just have to make my plugin better, and easier for people to use :-)

  29. andemad
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I know you can - btw, just checked your name, and it comes very close to a guy I last saw pretty drunk at Mødestedet ;-)

    Moving along, yes - please do so. A 100% WP-integrated gallery is indeed required...

    /Anders

  30. RummandDan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Uhhm mødestedet - As in Hundested? Who Anders are you, I know a couple of dudes with that name from up there :) Cant remember last time I was drunk at mødestedet that must be one year ago...

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