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Picasa XML plugin? (57 posts)

  1. archaeologyman
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    O.K., something strange has happened...

    This morning I installed the WP Picasa plugin, no problems. Did a test post and great. Got some help from HiFi, adjusted the margin and bingo, great.

    I just wrote another post and included a new gallery in that one. Post is fine, thumbs are there.

    Here is the wierd part. If you visit my blog http://www.markbillings.us/blog/ you will see the recent post and then if you scroll down to the test post three posts below somehow the last thumbs post is all of a sudden in the first test post. It will make sense when you see it. When I go to edit the first thumb post the newly included, duplicate post is not there to delete, but it still appears on the blog...

    confused? me too.

    Any ideas??

  2. High-Fidelity
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Whoops... I was forgetting to re-initialise a variable, so if you made a second post with a gallery in it, you ended up with that gallery in the first post as well. I've since fixed it, so if you're already downloaded it and have started using it on your site, you might want to grab it again.

    Thanks to archaeologyman for picking that up!

  3. askthefool
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm having trouble splitting the information into multiple pages. I want to hard code in a max value before it splits into more pages, say 25. Any chance someone could help me? I'm not terribly good with XML.

  4. High-Fidelity
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Not sure exactly what you're trying to do or why, but maybe only export 25 photos out of Picasa at a time?

    I'm working on an options page, and something like this might be possible to include. Don't expect it any time soon though, work is flat out at the moment...

  5. askthefool
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm a huge photobuff. I'm planning to put about 1 gig worth of pictures online. Well, I'm making my complete photogallery out of this. I much rather use WordPress to power my gallery rather then something overbloated like Gallery.

    For example, one of my Tags in Picasa has two hundred pictures. Obviously, I don't want 200 thumbnails on one page. I'm trying to write change the PicasaXMLPlugin to automatically paginate.

  6. High-Fidelity
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Ok... sounds reasonable enough. Not sure how'd it go with that many photos. I'll keep that in mind when I'm developing it a bit further, let me know if you come up with anything in the mean time.

  7. Jazzytrev
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hey great plugin, but the "alt" tags for my images have all the spaces removed-- example here, XML here. How do I fix this?

  8. High-Fidelity
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Sounds like you haven't got the latest version. That was fixed shortly after the first version was posted. Try grabbing it again.

  9. Beau Collins
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I've created my own version of a Picasa to WP plugin. It has taken longer than expected but it's getting to the point where I'll make it available if any of you want to give it a go.

    I've made it so that every photo is its own post but outside of the chronological order kind of like a static page but the posts won't show up on the static menu either. The benefits of that are now I can have comments for each individual picture as well.

    I've created an options page where you can choose how many thumbnails you want to show at one time as well as how many you want to show in an archive page.

    I'm working on enabling custom templates for gallery pages and individual photo pages as well so I can make templates with enough room to show the bigger photos. In the future I also hope to allow for Rewrite options so I can get rid of the query string.

    See a rough example here.

    All of the text used in the posts came from the Picasa captions (album caption as well as individual photo captions).

    As far as I can tell it is similar to Hi-Fi's in the way that you upload the exported albums to a specific folder via ftp. The difference is when I log on I go to Manage -> WPicasa and the unpublished albums are listed there. One click and it publishes the photo pages and album page.

  10. jwurster
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Sounds just like what I'm looking for. I'll try it. Thanks, jim

  11. Beau Collins
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    If you want to give my version a go i've made it available:

  12. emoxter
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I recently updated the code so that when you click on a thumbnail in the gallery it opens the picture in a pop-up window the same size of the image.

    Here's the text of the plugin script:

    http://www.emoxter.com/blog/wp-content/wp-picasa-gallery.php.txt

    Enjoy and let me know what you think.

  13. Dieter
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I got a bit annoyed with direct image linking, and I dont like the idea that WPicasa generates an entry for each photo (I have large photo albums, so it spams my admin panel).

    So I've updated WP-Picasa-Gallery and added a helper script which automatically generates Photo Pages on the fly as they are requested. It also features nice Previous and Next links (with Thumbnails), as well as better Caption display.

    You can find more information and download link here:
    softcoded.net
    or view my live photo album running the script.

  14. compupix
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Does anyone know how to remove the ".jpg" from the top of every single photo Webpage that Picasa generates? I tried using something like substr(<%itemName%>,1,8) but was unable to get the substr command to be executed. Either I was putting it in the wrong place, or the commance was not recognized.

  15. bhlang
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Where can I find High-Fidelity's website? http://www.benlyall.com/ is broken. I would like to try this plugin.

  16. quaker
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    i made the plugin for simpleviewer for wordpress 1.5 and 2.0
    http://ibt-media.com/?page_id=5
    go to:
    http://wp-plugins.net/
    and search for simpleviewer.
    it is simple go to:
    http://www.airtightinteractive.com/simpleviewer/simpleviewer.zip
    download..
    while you at his site get the picasa plugin
    create the album on HD. upload everything except the html file in the main www folder
    open the index.html file in notepad copy the contents
    then go to your WP-admin create a new page-(gallery) paste in area.. save it that it!

  17. bhlang
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I looked at that simpleviewer but I don't want a flash application. Thanks anyway.

    Anyone know what's up with High-Fidelity?

  18. High-Fidelity
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Wow... I completely forgot about this until I went searching for a gallery plugin for picasa. Perhaps I should just rehash my code and actually polish it up into something that's more usable.

    Sorry about the disappearance of the site and script, I made some changes to my hosting, and moved it to another domain, forgetting that the picasa plugin was still there. I'll check things out and see if I can work it into something more usable.

    If anyone wants a copy in the meantime, let me know and I'll zip up a copy I have lying around.

    Ben.

  19. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 8 years ago #

    High-Fidelity: I would definitely love a copy of this. I've been looking for a nice and easy way to integrate Picasa with WordPress, but everything out there is really lacking in that department. Photo gallery plugins for WordPress seem to be quite annoying in general, IMO. Admittedly, it's a hard thing to do right.

  20. High-Fidelity
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Ok guys, I grabbed a copy that was in use on another server.

    I haven't tested this with anything other than WordPress 1.3, so if anyone uses it with anything later than that, can you post back here and let me know how it goes?

    Here are the destructions...

    1. Unzip and upload the wp-picasa-gallery.php file to the /wp-content/plugins directory. Then activate it in your administration menu.
    2. Create a picasa gallery and export it using the XML template.
    3. Upload the gallery to /wp-content/galleries/<gallery name>/
    4. Create a new entry and add the following somewhere in the post: { gallery [gallery name] }

    When the post is displayed, the plugin will automatically replace the { gallery [gallery name] } text with the thumbnails from the gallery, which will be linked to the full size images exported by Picasa.

    Edit: Whoops, should have told you were to get it from. It can be downloaded from http://www.benlyall.com/files/wp-picasa-gallery.zip

    It's a basic plugin, but it works pretty well on my parents blog, which is what it was originally developed for in the first place.

    If you're using it, let me know, would love to check out your site! :)

    Ben.

  21. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Ben: It appears to work okay with WordPress 2.01. I'll have to setup a new image gallery using this. Thanks!

  22. High-Fidelity
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Cheers Otto, thanks for checking it out!

  23. bhlang
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks for re-posting it Ben. I'll check it out when I get a chance.

  24. barneyb
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I don't know if anyone's still interested in this, but I've made a couple tweaks to Ben's script (in particular, cleaning up Picasa's busted XML automatically), along with modding an upload script so you can upload zipped Picasa exports right from the admin area (rather than FTP). I've already started integrating the two into a single plugin, but not complete yet. I'd be happy to share if anyone wants it.

    Edit: NB: I'm on WP 2.0.5, and things seem to work flawlessly.

    cheers,
    barneyb

  25. jordo2798
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Barneyb- I would love to see what you've done once its complete. can you post where to download it?
    Thanks,

  26. screamatme
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I can't seem to get the plugin working, when I goto the created page, it is empty. I have followed your directions to the t. Any ideas?

    -matt

  27. Buzzdee
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    barneyb, pls publish your plugin. I think there are some people (me included) who are very interested in this. :-)

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