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  1. eaglewheelie
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi All, wonder if anyone can help...

    Currently adding features to my blog. http://www.lewis.homeunix.org/blog

    I want a photo gallery installed. Basicly the features i want are that recent and random pictures appear in the sidebar as thumbnails...

    Also a gallery page... which contains albums which obvioyusly contain photos...

    I want something which is reasonably easy to install though.

    can anyone help? what should i use?

    Lewis

  2. DesignPastor
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    eaglewheelie,
    i just got finish installing and customizing a photo gallery for a WP installation, i can help you out and get you exactly what you are looking for.

    i will give you the direct link to the site i just worked on to see how it works and functions. i would post it here, but the client has decided not to make the site public as he is still working on content. hope the community understands that i would post it here, but until it goes live, i am not allowed to broadcast it.

    hit me up at "designpastor" (at) "gmail.com" and let's see if we cannot make it happen for you.

  3. eaglewheelie
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi All, i am not willing to pay an hour rate for someone to do this...

    I wish that someone could locate me a plugin to do this...

    i wish to feed the URL of an image into the gallery - no uploading

    I wish to have random and most recenet thumbnails on the sidebar and then a gallery page whioch displays my pictures inside of albums...

    Please help

  4. jwurster
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    There are a couple that I have used: lazy-k gallery and ANIgal gallery. They are both simple to use and should do what you want.

  5. eaglewheelie
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    dont suppose you have links for them or a demo?

  6. DesignPastor
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    so the community understands "eaglewheelie"'s post ....

    i placed my email contact get further information into some possible galleries that he might be insterested in. having recently done a photo gallery for a client, i just wanted to see if what i used was something that he might be looking for. i posted my email, because at last, the client has not gone "live" but i can at least provide links on a limited basis. having shown him the gallery, he mentioned that this would be the perfect solution.

    so, i mentioned i could do it, but not exactly for free. i wish i could, but it did take me some time to modifiy the code to work seemlessly with WP with a clean look. therefore, i indicated to him i could do it today, before lunch and have him using it (in less than two hours from right now!). i do not think this would be unreasonable to promise i could have it done, without having to coach him through the installation and modification process, and meet his need for his website. obviously, he can flounder around and may or may not get it work, but my guarantee to him was to completely do it and even meet his request to modify the code to "feed" his photobucket account into the gallery.

    unfortunately, if you are looking for a plugin - it will not meet your needs. you might as well just put an image in your post and link it to your photobucket account. now if you want an actual "gallery" you cannot acheive this with a plugin the last i looked.

    DP

  7. eaglewheelie
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    if you could provide me the software or whatever i need, then i will play around myself with it. Im sorry, i dont have the money to pay for such convinience, and id rather have a go at it myself using the correct program...

  8. DesignPastor
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    eaglewheelie:

    program: http://gallery.menalto.com/
    WP Plugin: http://wp-plugins.net/plugin/WPG2/

    that is it .. and it will produce this: http://www.designpastor.com/LWBlog/wp-gallery2.php

    obviously, there is modification done to the installtion of Gallery 2 the client is using ... but that is roughly the tools used.

    btw, i have used the former and older Gallery (1.5) way back sometime when I was introduced to "PBASE.com", and was using Coppermine until most recent, exclusively because of its enhancements over Gallery, but by far, since working with WP, the new Gallery 2 is by far, hands down, supreme. LOVE IT. LOVE IT.

    DesignPastor - sorry for the initial misunderstanding.

    If you need help, the Community is listening and you have my personal email.

  9. jwurster
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You can see them in action at http://www.wurster.ws/wordpress/. The lazy-k and photography links in the Navigation section will give you examples.

  10. eaglewheelie
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    pretty cool - how do i get that?

    where and how :P

    is there any way to feed image URL into rather than uploadign the image?

  11. jwurster
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    If you are talking to me, I have a Plugins Used page on my site now. If you use that, you should be able to click on the links to lazy-k and anigal. If you need any help, let me know.

    BTW, I've never used wpg2, but after looking at the referenced site, I may try it.

  12. DesignPastor
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    jwurster, by far Gallery 2 and the WPG2 plugin would be great for your site of photos ...

    I am going to definitely recommend this option to anyone who uses WP and wants an photo gallery.

    DP

  13. jimHere
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    The closest I've ever come is to try and make a PixelPost or ZenPhoto gallery have a similar theme as my wp site so they "look" integrated.

    http://www.pixelpost.org/
    http://www.zenphoto.org/

    It's a fairly trial and error method, but I think Gallery2 looks too much like a poster-store, which is why I do it this way.

  14. DesignPastor
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    jim: it does look like PixelPost and ZenPhoto has an impressive interface .. but does there exist an easy plugin to integrate either with WP?

    Gallery2 has such a plugin. i am not saying "abandon your current gallery" but it should be a STRONG consideration when creating an online photo gallery for pleasure or business. i am still trying to find on to meet my exact needs and while i have seen some good ones, i have not committed to one. it always seems that another program has a leg up on the one that you chose and took forever to custom to your needs.

  15. jwurster
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    There will always be something better (?), newer, with more features. I have tried many, many gallery scripts and plugins. However, I still use the first script I found, DAlbum. It is a standalone script, but suits my needs just fine.

    Plogger is also a good one.

  16. jimHere
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    There are plugins in both PixelPost and ZenPhoto for WP use. But I haven't used them, so I don't know how easy or hard they are. WP comes up in their forums all the time.

  17. UpTheToon
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Have a look at Photon...

    http://www.jillij.com/wordpress/?page_id=66

    This is the one I found worked best for my needs.

  18. di0fref
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

  19. tedinoz
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    UpTheToon says "have look at Photon".
    I'll second that.

    Photon is a WP plugin for PhpWebGallery - http://phpwebgallery.net/.

    It is dead easy but very flexible (something like WP) - I was up, running and trying different options in under 90 minutes including download time, install, adding photos and creating sub-folders (plus RTFM for about 5 minutes) <grin>. Can't comment on Photon but I looking forward to it.

    In the last 2 months I've looked at and tested every gallery package ever mentioned on this site. This week,in desperation, I even went back and re-tested Gallery2 & Coppermine but confirmed my view of them as over-engineered - you need an Engineering Post-Doctorate to run those things. Hope that helps eagelwheelie and other users.

    Ted

  20. faustina
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I would deffinately suggest http://www.yellowswordfish.com/popup-image-gallery-plugin/

    It is a great plugin, and Andy (the maker) has been more helpfull then I could have imagined in getting it to do exactly what I wanted.

    http://www.alittlepieceoftheworld.com

    that is my site, click on a thumb (randomly selected for each gallery by the plugin) on the bottom of my page and you can see it in action.

  21. benzin
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Why not code your own gallery / image upload :)

    I will .. soon

  22. jwurster
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I second the notion that Gallery2 needs a little more work to get it to work. I installed it last weekend using Fantastico. The actual installation was smooth. However, getting it to work is a bit difficult, at least for me. I finally thought I new how to upload photos individually and a complete folder, but I don't see my images, only the filename. Nothing happens when I click on it. That being said, I gave up after trying for a few hours.

    But remember, you may have better success and others have.

  23. jwurster
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Well, I tried a few more hours with Gallery2, but still can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.

    I also installed the popup gallery. It took a little while to figure out what all the options are that you can change. It is very flexible. I still have one problem in trying to format the gallery correctly, so that it is positioned more to the left.

    faustina: I can only hope to try and get mine to look a quarter as good as yours. If you want, check out my experiments at http://www.wurster.ws/wordpress/.

  24. chinamash
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I ended up going with coppermine photo gallery. I like how it looks and was pretty easy to install.

    http://chinamash.com/copperminephotogallery

  25. digitalfrog
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    After months of playing around and being dis-satisfied I finally found the perfect companion to wordpress: pixelpost !

    It's easy to implement and it works great

    http://www.pixelpost.org/

    you can see it action here: http://www.digitalfrog.nl/exhibit [some pics NSFW]

  26. dbarron3
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm another user of Gallery2 and WPG2. The integration with WordPress has been fairly smooth.

    Here's my site: http://www.barronhome.com

  27. Kahil
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I never could find anything in a plugin or template that I liked, so I just made a gallery myself with a combination of the lightbox plugin and custom templats/stylesheets...

  28. madaise
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I use falbum found here: http://www.randombyte.net/blog/ It works with flickr.com.

    You can see mine in action at http://www.mommamuse.com - I have it set to show random images in the sidebar, but also displays a photo gallery here: http://www.mommamuse.com/photos-home/

    Took some tweaking, but once up, works great.

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