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  1. Sumaira
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Im new to WordPress...just moving over from TypePad. I loved the way TypePad handled photos. So far Ive tried Singapore and PictPress. Singapore is what I really was looking for as far as fuctionality etc, but my hosting provider runs in PHP Safe mode so Singapore wont function correctly. PictPress looked nice, but I dont want to have to install a whole installation of WP just for my photos......can anyone make any other suggestions as to script I could look into?
    Thanks!
    Sumaira

  2. oriecat
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I don't know how TypePad handled it, so why don't you tell us what sort of functions you are wanting, then people might be able to give suggestions about what would work.

  3. welsper
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    PictPress is a plug-in. You do not need a whole new installation of WP to run it.

  4. Sumaira
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hmm, they I may have been thinking about another script...something esle with a P....Sorry.
    Anyways....
    All I want is something fair clean and simple....that I can customize with XHTML, and CSS. Thumbnails, next/back nav would be nice....I really dont care if the photos have titles or descriptions.

  5. oriecat
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Maybe you were looking at Pictorialis

  6. rayne
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Why don't you try iPap or Photostack

  7. Laughinglizard
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

  8. Sumaira
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Pictorialis Im a bit confused about....since I already have WP installed, so install this over it? Or in a seperate directory?
    IPap and Photostack...kept giving me errors, which I tried to fix through asking at forums but it didnt get far. (im not a PHP guru like some of you :-)
    Singapore gave me errors because PHP is running in Safe Mode on my server.......which sorta knocks out a few other scripts I looked into because non of them can run with safe mode enabled. And the hosting company wont shut it off.
    Anymore suggestions?

  9. carthik
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Sumaira, why don't you look in the wiki to find the different hacks/plugins/mods to find one that best suits your purpose. If you could show us an example of what exactly you want, in the form of a webpage that does that already, that would be great.
    Exhibit is another good wordpress photo plugin/mod...

  10. Sumaira
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    @ 2fargon
    http://dave.imarc.net/photos/miami/index.php?view=100-0085_IMG
    Is an example of the layout/functionality ? of the thumbnails I want....but the script itself for that is too simple. I like the ability to create albums, and have thumbnails generated etc....
    http://www.esfootwear.com/etc/gallery/de-la-denver/
    Is also a great example...and they use Photostack..which Ive tried to install it and the furthest I have gotten was:
    http://www.sumaira.net/gallery/index.php
    And thats just the SAMPLE album giving me errors...lol

  11. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Change hosts to one that doesn't run php in safe mode, I've intergrated Singapore into wordpress and it works like a dream!

  12. sicro
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Singapore will run quite happily in safe mode, if you just turn off visitor tracking. The basic functionality of uploading, cataloging and displaying images remains intact even with safe mode on.

    I like Singapore for much of the same reasons I like WP. It's simple and does what it should.
    Other gallery scripts I looked at were Coppermine, Gallery.sf.net and Folderblog, but Singapore seems to be the best companion for WP.

  13. noname
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

  14. BillRamby
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Try the exbit plugin. I was on the same search as you and was very dissapointed with what I was finding. I still have one issue outstanding with the plugin (clicking the thumbnail doesn't switch the imagee), but as soon as I get it resolved I'll have a fully integrated image gallery. And the plugins author (ringmaster) is active on these boards.

  15. sicro
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    @noname: simpleviewer looks really nice, but then this look is hardwired into Flash, which makes customising difficult. PhotoStack has a very similar look and feel and just uses plain ol' xhtml.

    @BillRamby: I use exhibit, just for including images related to posts and keep the gallery separate, though with the same design as WP, so the transition is hardly noticed going from one to the other. My issues are the following:
    a) I don't get the text to flow around the image.
    b) I can't postition the image in the text, it either goes to top or to bottom.
    c) I'd like an option where when you click on the image it doesn't open the post or a larger version of the image, but jumps to a URL which I want to define separately, i.e. a gallery with more images in the gallery part of my site. That would allow me to have a "proper" gallery, with just a teaser in WP.

    @everybody: I read about ImageBrowser for WP in the forum, but can't seem to find it. Is it still being developed? Where can I find it?

  16. noname
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    @sicro

    you can find Image Browser here

  17. Dutchvinnie
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi, I am building a webblog for my mother who lives in Thailand. Using WP 1.5.

    Unfortunally WP has not incorporated a proper photogalery function into its admin.

    I've tried all the different plugins but came to the conclusion that she will never be able to comprehend the way it works. Besides that most of the program's and uploads do not work. Partly because the specific webblog can only be viewed after login.

    Does anyone have a clue when WP develops their own userfriendly photogallery? :-(

    Thank you

  18. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    heh best suggestion is to just find a way to teach her how to use it, or try an external gallery manager that's not a plugin. I don't think an internal photogallery will be in the works anytime soon...but I could be wrong.

  19. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    WordPress is being developed to allow maximum flexibility for plugin developers. I would be so bold as to suggest that the only way you will get the photo/image handling utility that you want, is to use a plugin or integration of a third-party application.

    That said, there are many photo/image plugins available. Somebody really should head up a project to find the best features of those plugins and then perhaps integrate them into a more widely-appealing plugin.

    Any takers?

  20. dtclarinet
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I've learned a lot from reading the thread of this post. I am also looking for a simple, stable photo site which can be integrated with WP. I am a photographer as well as a writer, and would like my site to feature both.

    There were several mentions of Singapore, but no link. Could someone help me find it, please?

    I've checked out Pixelpost, which is small and light, and does what I want. I have a look at Singapore as suggested.

    Is there some way I can set up a program like Pixelpost to be "integrated" with WP, so that is opens with the WP page and works in the background. Or is that not possible without have a "plugin" version created? I know this is repeating some of what has been said, but if there is a way to keep from opening a totally separate URL for the photoblog, I would use one of the existing programs.

    Thanks,
    David

  21. dtclarinet
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I found Singapore. Thanks.

  22. jsperkins
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    David, like you I was wondering how to find Singapore. I'm surprised you didn't include the link yourself when you found it:
    http://singapore.sourceforge.net/

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