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install mygallery step by step (46 posts)

  1. zentaochi
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    after getting some much needed support from all the good folks here i thought i'd share my success so far in getting mygallery up and running. step by step for the newbies like me.

    mygallery
    -------
    http://www.wildbits.de/mygallery/
    http://www.wildbits.de/2006/02/01/mygallery-in-a-nutshell/
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    how to install
    -------
    upload mygallery to the plugins folder
    create a folder called 'myfotos' inside the 'wp-content' folder
    chmod the 'myfotos' folder to 777
    activate the plugin
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    on the dashboard toolbar select 'manage', 'pages'
    create a new page
    take note of the ID number afterwards
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    select 'mygallery' on the dashboard toolbar
    there are 4 options, 'mygallery', 'management', 'options' & 'style'
    select 'mygallery'
    choose 'create ... as new empty gallery' (give this a name, say 'pix1'(no quotes))
    hit 'submit'
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    go to 'gallery management', select your gallery 'pix1' from the drop menu
    click 'ok'
    gallery options will then appear
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    under page ID put the number you noted earlier
    give it a description
    give it a long name (a brief write-up)
    click update
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    go back to 'dashboard, manage pages'
    'edit' the page you made for the gallery
    paste [mygal=pix1] into the page (i use the html function)
    your page is now a gallery (albeit with no pics yet)
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    to upload pix into the gallery
    go to 'dashboard, mygallery'
    go to 'mygallery' within that
    choose 'upload to gallery (choose pix1 from the dropdown)
    browse for a pic on your machine
    hit 'submit'
    your image has now been uploaded
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    to add captions etc
    go to 'gallery management'
    select 'pix1' from the dropdown
    hit 'ok'
    the gallery contents will now show
    you can now add captions, alter titles, delete images etc
    hit 'update' when done
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    ...MORE...
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    if you have several galleries and you wish to group them
    create a new page
    paste [mygallistgal] in the page
    that page will now list all the galleries within your site
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    to hide the single gallery pages but display the grouped page
    go to 'dashboard, presentation'
    choose 'theme editor'
    by default it takes you to style.css
    choose to edit 'sidebar'
    where it says
    <?php wp_list_pages('title_li=<h2>' . __('') . '</h2>&sort_column=menu_order'); ?>
    type
    <?php wp_list_pages('exclude=14,15,17&title_li=<h2>' . __('') . '</h2>&sort_column=menu_order'); ?>
    i have added the line exclude=14,15,17&
    this will exclude the pages with the page IDs specified
    obviously the numbers will change depending on what page/s you want to hide
    hit 'update file'
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    if there is no 'update file' button
    your page is not set to be writable
    in your FTP editor
    go to wp-content/themes/THE THEME YOU'RE USING/
    chmod the sidebar.php file to 666 (do all of them in fact)
    -------

    hope this helps some of you out

  2. tboley
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thx for that. With your permission, I will add this to the myGallery page.

  3. haoming
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    ok im like retarded... how do i post a new thread on this forum?

  4. spirit892
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks for this great plugin. :)

    @haoming:
    Go to wordpress.org/support and scroll to the way bottom to get to the forum sections. Click on the appropriate section and click on the "New Thread" link.

  5. clarke1866
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Wow! Thanks for your instructions, smooth! Question, any idea how to make images open up in their own window?

  6. tboley
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    @clarke1866: I take this as a feature request for the next version. Btw.: I need some volunteers for betatesting.

  7. zentaochi
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    tboley, you have my full permission.
    I have another question.
    the previous, next and back to gallery links. how do i make those more noticeable? can we use images instead?

  8. tboley
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    @zentaochi: Thx.

    "the previous, next and back to gallery links. how do i make those more noticeable? can we use images instead?"

    Yes, in the next version of myGallery witch is currently in beta test.

  9. zentaochi
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    cool. consider me a test subject then.

  10. tboley
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    @zentaochi: Mail me your mail adress, and I send you the beta version.

  11. gingerol
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi tboley, please could you email me the beta version as well. My email is ni AT softhome DOT net

    Thanks,
    Gingerol

  12. zentaochi
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    zentaochi at hotmail dot com
    thx

  13. tboley
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    @gingerol, zentaochi: You have got mail! :-)

  14. tobe1st
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    zentaochi or tboley...

    I'm having trouble getting mygallery to work. I *think* I've done everything right, as I've went through zentaochi's steps twice. I get the "mygallery" tab on the dashboard and all the steps appear to work. However, when I type in [mygal=pix1] into the page contents, it doesn't display anything at all.

    I looked in the myfotos folder, and the gallery (and the test image I uploaded) is there, but I can't see the pix1 gallery on the page I've created.

    I'm using WordPress 1.5.2. Do I need to upgrade in order to get this to work? Thank you for your help.

  15. tboley
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    @tobe1st: Sorry for the delay, but I working hard on the new version of myGallery. What ist the name of your gallery? pix1 or Pix1 (with capital letter)? You see nothing, not even the tag on the page or an error message?

  16. tobe1st
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    tboley, the name of the gallery is "pix1" (all lower) and is as such on the page that I have designated for the gallery to display as well. The only thing that I typed in the box when creating the gallery page was "[mygal=pix1]" without the quotes. All that displays on my page when it is viewed is the title. Aside from that, I see nothing at all.

    strangely, i created another page to use as the index to list all galleries, and the listgal command works: it lists pix1 as a gallery...that takes me to a page with just the title on it. I do not know what I'm doing wrong.

    Thanks for any help you can provide.

  17. tobe1st
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    strangely...it worked for my other wordpress installation on another site. i was going to test it on my site, but since it worked on the one i want to use it on, that'll do! i'll have to eventually figure out what went wrong on my site. thanks for this gallery! it rocks!

  18. Malexx
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If i create a Gallery i just want one thumbnail preview for the Gallery,and not many thumbnails.Is this possible?

  19. tobe1st
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    More problems...I can't seem to upload a .zip file full of images. I have tried using both the first and third option from the myGallery page, but both return "! No file was submitted."

    The third options work for individual images, but not for .zip files. The .zip file is only 3.7Mb. Any idea why?

    Thank you for your help.

  20. kapaw
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi there, i have a little problem.. i cant find

    " <?php wp_list_pages('title_li=<h2>' . __('') . '</h2>&sort_column=menu_order'); ?> "

    in sidebar or any other file.

    Im using http://www.binarymoon.co.uk/projects/regulus/ this theme, can you help me ?

  21. craigatkinson
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    hi, I want to use this but what does chmod mean and how do I do that?!

  22. craigatkinson
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    brilliant, I have my first pic online! But...the thumnails distort the image because the thumbs are square. Is there a way of making the thumbs the same ratio as each individual image, or alternativy, is there a way of making the thumbs just pick a part of the image instead of using the whole thing?
    Muchos Gracias

  23. craigatkinson
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    oops, sorry didn't look properly [or at all infact, that's excitment for you!] gto it now

  24. craigatkinson
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    hi again! it's all installed, cool. Once you've made a gallery with thumbs etc how do you change the default thumb size of those images [already in the galler]? I treid changing it on the dashboard but it has no effect. Is there another way? see http://www.craigatkinson.info to see what I'm on about!

  25. essdub
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm having a weird issue. Everything seems to go good but the thumbs don't actually show up in my post. Thing is, as the blog is loading, you can see the 100x75 "border" where the image is supposed to be, but the image never loads. Once the page has fully loaded, it's as if the images just aren't there. I'm going to leave the post in question up as an example, but if you go to http://www.gamingnext.com/2006/03/24/guild-wars-factions-preview-event-images/ and do a search in the page source for 'enjoy' that'll take you to where the images should begin. You'll see they appear in the source, but not in the actual post.

    Any help that could be provided would be greatly appreciated.

  26. essdub
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Nevermind. Even when trying to view the image by putting the direct URL into my address bar, I'd get a WordPress 404, even though the path to the image was correct (trust me, I checked it ten times). I've went back to doing things by hand.

  27. jennifre
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have a problem. I've installed myGallery and it *seems* to be working wonderfully.

    http://www.exciting.cc/gallery/

    It shows the thumbnail and everything on the main gallery page, but when you click on it, the gallery is empty. Everything seems like it's where it's supposed to be.

    I have: [mygal=california] listed on the individual gallery page, and [mygallistgal] listed on the main gallery page, but no dice. (Yes, california is what I named the gallery.)

    Any advice?

    _______

    NEVER MIND! I just had to update the .htaccess

  28. jcal
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I can't wait to use this plugin, but when ever I try to upload a zip or a file, it processes the request and I recieve "! No file was submitted."

    Can anyone help with this error?

  29. jennifre
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I was having that problem.. make sure the radio button for the option you're using is selected. You have to select the radio button seperatly, putting your cursor in the text field doesn't do that for you.

    If you've done that, I'm sorry that's all I can think of.

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