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Catablog uses current date instead of file date (5 posts)

  1. Joy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Catablog 1.5
    I unzipped a bunch of images into the catablog/originals folder to make sure the files had the correct dates. But when Catablog scans the folder and adds the images, it uses the current date instead of the file date.
    I'm trying to show a project in date order. I don't see a good way to set the dates in bulk either.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/catablog/

  2. macguru2000
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    There is the CSV and XML import, one could write their own little script in PHP or Python to scan your image files in the folder and make a CSV file with the appropriate date. Then, simply upload the images to originals, import your CSV file, and re-render your library.

    So far, no one has requested this feature and it isn't exactly what I would call expected behavior, since all the catalog items are actually being made on the same day. What if my work flow was to upload images, regardless of there creation date, in the order I wanted them to show up?

    To implement a feature like this would require adding a control panel or a switch in the 'Add New' CataBlog Admin Panel. Sounds like a cool feature, unfortunately it won't be going into the next release. The paginate_links() function will be making it into the next release coming out soon though.

  3. macguru2000
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Oops, let me clarify that we are talking about the 'Scan Originals for New Images' function and not the 'Add New' CataBlog Panel. Currently there are no controls for that script. Again this is a good condadate for a future feature.

  4. Joy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Right, I had already gotten them to have the file date by exporting the CSV and modifying the dates. But when I added new photos, they then get the current date...
    It seems like a natural thing to me since Catablog is built around the photo as the star of the show. But it ignores the file date. It could be a simple option on the Scan Original Folder -- to use the file date or not.

  5. macguru2000
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Agreed. Will be put on the future development list.

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