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PhotoZip Plugin - Making posting of photos a breeze! (19 posts)

  1. zz85
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have written a plugin for uploading and embeding images easily in posts. Photos are zipped up, upload, thumbnails and links are placed in the posts easily.

    Go to my plugin page
    http://www.lab4games.net/zz85/blog/wordpress-plugins/photozip-plugin-for-wordpress/

    This is an example, (and walkthru)
    http://www.lab4games.net/zz85/blog/2005/06/30/testing-my-photozip-plugin/

    Out of frustration for an easy and quick way to insert and display pictures in posts (without crudely hacking Exhibit or PhotoPress plugin).
    Out of some influence by userfriendness/competition shown in PhotoMail(yahoo), MSN Spaces(microsoft), Hello to Blogger(google) on how you could share ur photos easily.
    Out of some inspiration by some gallery plugins - Exhibit, PhotoPress.

    This plugin is not created for setting up a gallery. It comes from my need for inserting photos into my post quickly and simply in the least amount of steps.

    In short, PhotoZip is a quick and dirty method for uploading images into my post.

    Love to hear comments.

  2. skippy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Looks sharp. Good work.

  3. zz85
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks! That was fast.

  4. zz85
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    0.3 released. More functionality. (Folders viewing, thumbnailing, deletion...)

  5. richardforeman
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Is there anything else we need to do to get it to work? I have installed it via the instructions, but it will not upload becuase of a dir error. What premissions do I need to set?

  6. urbanmac
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Where is 0.3 I can only find a link to 0.2.

    At the moment I'm also not getting any thumbnails made, it just inserts the full size image - however its a great plug-in

  7. urbanmac
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

  8. YellowSwordfish
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    @zz85 - this is a great little plugin. I have one question. Can you tell me why it created two .thumbs (1 and 2) folders? Just curious in case I did something wrong. Definitely only uploaded them once....?

  9. zz85
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi YellowSwordfish, you did not do anything wrong.

    thumbs1 are for small little thumbnails, those you can fit maybe 4 page row.

    thumbs2 are for medium sized thumbnails, placed into the blog, you can usually fit the whole column in 1 row.

  10. zz85
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    thanks urbanmac for pointing out... I must be sleepy I did not click post after I updated the links.

    0.3 is at http://www.lab4games.net/zz85/blog/wordpress-plugins/photozip-plugin-for-wordpress/

  11. zz85
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    richardforeman,

    1. give 777 to manager.php
    2. you need to set permissions for your photo folder

  12. Arlo
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm gettiing the error "cant run unzip" .
    Ideas?

  13. zz85
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Arlo, you might be in safe mode or your server do not have unzip.

  14. Arlo
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Is it possible to make this plugin work without zip files? I would like to be able to upload a single image file, if possible.

  15. YellowSwordfish
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    @zz85 - any chance you could email me with your email address as I'd appreciate asking you some questions off-line about photozip? My address: andy at yellowswordfish dot com ... be much appreciated.

  16. zz85
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    sure

  17. Jack
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    After having moved my blog to WP from MT, I still miss one feature from my 'old' blogsystem, every day. When placing the thumb in the post it always had a link to a popupscreen with the larger image. I really miss that. In the case of MT they did this by inserting code which calles a html-page, but the same effect can be achieved with some javascript to add the appropriate width and height of the window to be opened to the link, or by using some javascript that resizes the popup when the image is complete.

    Any chance to add this (as an option) to this plugin?

  18. zz85
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    thanks moxie for the suggestion. I will try to have this feature in the next release.

  19. meganano
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I've set the permissions for this folder to 777, but it seems like I have to upload a zip file. It won't allow me to select a folder on my hard drive. I can select one image, but when I try to upload I get this single message every time: "No photo directory. Make sure your script have permissions."

    How about adding the possibility to simply select several photos from one's hard drive or a folder of pictures. Also, I'm kind of unclear on where these photos would end up anyways. In dealing with several other plugins using photos, I could have photos all over my server- not in any one place.

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