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Plogger: A Promising Gallery Alternative (25 posts)

  1. philpeeps
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I stumbled across this today and it looks to be a promising gallery alternative to some of those used to date.

    Plugin developers, the developer is looking for help in making this a plugin.

    http://www.solanosystems.com/blog/archives/2005/04/03/plogger/
    http://www.solanosystems.com/portfolio/plogger/

    Depending on how well this can be integrated, I may consider switching my Coppermine Gallery over to this, but I will need to research it a bit more (option for private galleries is a must!)...

  2. solano
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I am in the process of writing up a few articles on "Using Plogger" and getting it to work exactly how you want it to, they should be all out this week. As of now, it is extremely easy to integrate into your existing site -- this was a priority in our development. You literally just need to drop in three PHP statements to your page, one include, one function call in the HEAD, and one function call in the BODY. Not only that, but you should be able to get the gallery to fit the style of your site by modifying the included gallery.css file.

    If you guys get a chance to use the beta, we would love to have your feedback, good or bad. We will be taking feature requests (like the private gallery one above) for the official release. Thanks!

  3. Pate
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    This looks like what I have been waiting for. I want to easily sum up some photos on my website and I really don't need all the extras that Gallery and Coppermine provide. Not saying they are bad products, just saying that they are WAY to good for me. ;)

    I will do some testing with integration to my current blog, will let you know how things turn out. :)

  4. Jack
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hello Solana,

    Just took al look at your site/gallery and posted a comment with a few suggestions there. :) Looks really good and tried it out locally without any problems.

    Just for maintainance issues, would it also be possible to delete images also physical when you delete them from the database?

  5. Demaroth
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Looks good from what I've seen on the website. I've been using SPG, but have been VERY displeased with the way it handles storing image/folder titles and descriptions; and Gallery is apparently impossible to integrate into WP.

    I'll be testing this out and let you know what I think over the next few days.

  6. solano
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Moxie -- the code for "unlinking" the images after deletion is in the script, but it appears to not be working. I'll look into this, it could be a server configuration issue.

    A few problems have been exposed as a result of this beta test, primarily with Internet Explorer. Apparently you cannot create any albums or collections with IE. I'll be looking into this and posting a fix for you IE users (if there are any :)) soon.

  7. mschorn
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    IE...phooey!

    great script will keep checking back for info

  8. futb0l
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Yupp. It looks great. I might try it once the documentation is up.

  9. solano
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Ok, the IE problem has been fixed. If you have already downloaded the script and want to use it from Internet Explorer, you will need to redownload the binary.

    The only files that have changed are plog-manage.php and /css/admin.css. Just upload those two files and you should be patched.

    Word has it that someone is working on integrating this with WP1.5, I will post updates on my blog.

  10. pezastic
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Solano, can you post updates here as well?

  11. solano
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Of course. :)

  12. Ryan Duff
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    solano: how about mod_rewrite support? I noticed those crufty uri's in your demo gallery. Other than that it's schweet! I'll be trying it out tonight.

  13. solano
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Ryan, that's an excellent idea. You had me churning all day at work (my boss was not happy :).. I'll see what I can come up with.

  14. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    solano any chance of the gallery being able to link in with posts? user makes a post, hits a quick tag locates the image from the plogger gallery and selects it and it's in the post?

    This seems to be shaping up really well, and it integrates nicely it seems. Guess SPG may soon be replaced.

  15. solano
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Jinsan -- this kind of thing is a lot more complicated than it sounds. Having a tighter integration with WordPress would be wonderful, but truthfully I just don't have the time or resources that I'd like to have to dedicate fully to this script. I am a full time student and have a part time job as well, between these two I have little time to work on side projects. Anyway, thanks for the great suggestion -- WordPress integration may see the light of day sometime in the future.

  16. ollym
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Has there been any word on making this a plugin for WP ?

    Olly

  17. scaramanga
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    when calling the gallery with <?php the_gallery(); ?> within my page i get the following sql-error:

    You have an error in your SQL syntax near 'COUNT(parent_collection) AS num_items FROM plogger_pictures GROUP BY pare' at line 1

    SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS COUNT(parent_collection) AS num_items FROM plogger_pictures GROUP BY parent_collection`

    any hints ?

  18. Ryan Duff
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    @solano-- I can't seem to get this to work from outside the plogger dir. I created a page with the 3 calls and it just dies on me. I can use the same page from within the plogger dir and it works (same, full absolute path). I tried editing gallery.php and changing the include to full path but still didn't correct it.

    @olly--
    I'm working on a plugin. If I can call plogger from another directory it will be finished ~75%

  19. AntiV
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    @scaramanga--
    What version of MySQL are you using?

    SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS appeared in MySQL 4.0.0. and right now Plogger doesn't work with earlier versions.

  20. Vish
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Any update on if any work is going on on the plugin?

  21. Shirohagen
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Really looking forward to Plogger, I can't seem to use the plogger forums to suggest anything but I was wondering whether it can be prevented from showing the full res files each time. I don't really want users to get access to my full images, plus the diskspace needed for all my photos will be huge. Perhaps an option could be included to manufacture the thumbnails and previews but discard the full-size image to reduce disk space requirements and protect my copyright to my pictures...?

    Can't wait for v1.0 and a WP plugin!

    ®

  22. Jack
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Plogger beta 2 is available and looks very good!: http://www.plogger.org

    The plugin for wordpress is still being worked on I guess, but you can try out the beta for now and give your opinions/feedback in the forum on that same site.

  23. 3stripe
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Any updates on a WordPress/Plogger plugin tool yet?

  24. add1sun
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    In case anyone is interested, Thyde is working on a new plugin called Plogger Press. We are talking about it on the Plogger forums:
    Plogger WordPress Plugin discussion

    So far it lets you add pics or albums to posts and random pics in the sidebar. It doesn't have fully embedded gallery yet.

  25. jeanniebeannie
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Omigosh- do you know *how long* (4 years!) I've been looking/waiting for the 'right' gallery, and just found "Plogger" today? "Wow, that looks great! *Is it possible* that there is a WP plug-in for it too???". I google, and here you are! Thank you for the update, add1sun!

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