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[resolved] Two important features missing on wppa albums plus (34 posts)

  1. 12Buckle
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have, at last, after over a year, gone Live with my website which has over 2,000 photos in the Arcive, and love my WPPA Plus albums.

    http://www.helenoppenheim.com

    But
    now find there are two important features missing and, since I am doing and planning
    on doing a lot of press on my website, right now, and into the New Year, and since many others must have the same important features missing, I would like to request two fixes as soon as possible, which will make your albums even more successful.

    1. Sharing Photos; This is the age of Social Media, and when I, or anyone, wants to Share one particular photo or one album on, say, Facebook, the whole category appears on Facebook, not just the one photo or the one album. Some of my categories have over a 100 photos so anyone doing that with photos from the WPPA Plus Albums would be horrified at so many more photos on their pages or website or wherever rather than the one, or the one album, they wanted. Many of my people want to post just one photo.

    2. Comments: I receive no email notification from WPPA Albums Plus when someone posts under my photos, as I do with WordPress Albums on my website, so I can't approve what anyone says. Apart from the very real possibility of unsuitable comments, In my world, it is rude not to respond to people and I can't keep checking in your Comments Folder in the Dashboard all day long. I am expecting many Comments so this is a real problem.

    My webmaster is very experienced, he has tried everything to make the above features work but to no avall. They are dysfunctional. Surely everyone would benefit if you fixed the problems?

    With respect, can you give me an idea if you can do this, and when? Both missing features are spoiling the success of my website.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-photo-album-plus/

  2. Jacob N. Breetvelt
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    WPPA+ is compatible with AddThis. The sharelinks are updated when one browses through a slideshow, and contain the full link to the page as it is WITH THE SPECIFIC photo in sight. (At least, this is how it is designed, it is known that it does not work under all conditions and with all browsers).

    Using an other plugin is possible IF IT HAS AN API function to update the sharelink. If you - or your webmaster - finds the api function and its documentation on how to use it, it is a small thing for me to make WPPA+ also compatible with that plugin.

    If you want, i can build in a switch in the settings page to provide links to the photos (plain photofile link) in stead of the entire slideshow. This is also not too much effort to do.

    Emails on comments: In terms of WP, which user should receive the emails? The owner of the album? One ore more users? and/or to what extend should that be configurable?

  3. 12Buckle
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, yes, yes, would love that feature.
    Can you let me know as soon as it is done because I am holding up doing major press on the website?

    Not sure I understand your Emails/Comments response. So you are saying you can Configure it so I get email notification when someone comments, and approval?

    At the moment, No one is getting emails when someone posts a Comment on WPPA+ so I can't approve what they Comment, and their Comments, which may be unsuitable, go straight up on my Website!!
    But I am getting email notification and approval rights when someone posts a Comment on a few other Word Press albums I have on my website.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

  4. 12Buckle
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    My webmaster just sent me this and asked me to copy and paste it to you:

    The AddThis API needs to be positioned under the description text of the photo in an album in order to post that text. I tried hacking the album template to do this but, it did not work. Right now it positions it's self either at the top or at the bottom of the post page. This is why it only picks up on the comment HTML capabilities text. (It is the only text on the post page).

    AddThis is definitely not working right in the way that it is not picking up the text of the description of the photo and rather the text of the comment HTML capabilities.

    "You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b>

    <cite> <del datetime=""> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> "

  5. Jacob N. Breetvelt
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Addthis: just install addthis and configure that it displays anywhere on the page/post. I will do the rest.

    With api function i ment (in the case of addthis) having the javascript function addthis.updtae() so i can do:

    addthis.update('share', 'url', url);

    and:

    addthis.update('share', 'title', title);

    this is independant of the place on the page.

    I have already made (not released yet) the selecteability of sharelinktype, at the moment one out of array(__('--- none ---', 'wppa'), __('The page with the photo', 'wppa'), __('The plain photofile', 'wppa'));, giving - example: -

    The page with the photo:
    ShareLink = http://beta.opajaap.nl/genereic-old-style/?locale=en_US&wppa-album=22&wppa-slide&wppa-occur=1&wppa-photo=490
    (is currently the only way, but does not work always, but can be fixed in a day or two)

    The plain photofile:
    ShareLink = http://beta.opajaap.nl/wp-content/uploads/wppa/490.jpg
    (Is under test and seems to work always)

    The title currently is the name of the photo.

    QUESTION: Should this possibly be the description of the photo?

    Email:
    QUESTION: To whom should i send the mail?

    The above can all run in one or two days.

    The approvelink is the most difficult part, maybe a few days later.

    I could send you a zip with a pre-release if you want, if so, mail me at: opjaap at opajaap dot nl for your emailadress

  6. 12Buckle
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you so much for fast response. Much appreciated. I have passed it on to my webmaster.

  7. 12Buckle
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    While waiting for my webmaster to contact you - or maybe he has already by email, I have another question.

    Is there a way that if I want to send a page link to someone from any album, I can, without getting only the cover of that album.

    Case in point - I am trying to send a link of one photographer to his bio page on my website, and get the only the front cover of the whole album - which features a rival photographer!

    I often want to send someone a link to one page and cannot.

  8. Jacob N. Breetvelt
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    All fixed in 4.7.14. The console log shows the addthis update actions, including success or fail. Read the changelog for the new settings. Also email on new comments and moderation...

    Is there a way that if I want to send a page link to someone from any album, I can, without getting only the cover of that album.

    Case in point - I am trying to send a link of one photographer to his bio page on my website, and get the only the front cover of the whole album - which features a rival photographer!

    I often want to send someone a link to one page and cannot.

    That's a call for tomorrow.

  9. 12Buckle
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The Share feature works now, thank you very much.
    But
    if someone wants to post one photo on their Facebook or any page, they are limited to posting the cover photo of that album, as well as the whole album of course, but not necessarily the photo they want!!!

    Since I have many and varied photos in each album and the cover photo of the album is not necessarily the best photo for all albums because of sizing or whatever, is there any way people can have their photo of choice on their Facebook page or are we stuck with just the album cover photo?

  10. Jacob N. Breetvelt
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Apparently you do not read my replies.

    This is important for you (from the changelog as i recommended to read as it took me 4 hours yesterday to get the features running as you seemed to need so badly you could at least read my replies):

    For reasons of backward compatibility: IF YOU DO NOT CONFIGURE NEW FEATURES, the old behaviour remains.

    - Type of sharelink for AddThis is now configurable in Table IX-F3.

    Also please note that the email notification works. Because i also did not get an answer on my QUESTION above who has to receive the email, i made it selectable, admin, album owner, both, or a specific user. BUT YOU HAVE TO CONFIGURE THIS ALSO otherwise nothing happens:

    - You can select which user(s) will receive a notification by email on entring a new comment. Table IV-F5. If the user has the right to admin comments, a moderatelink is included in the mail.

  11. 12Buckle
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am so sorry, press campaign started, also i have computer problems, appreciate the 4 hours. I will pass this on to my webmaster.

    I receive email notification on Comments.
    [ email redacted ]

  12. 12Buckle
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you for email redacted.
    Webmaster very busy today, no time for me!

  13. 12Buckle
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Upgrading on Tuesday.

    Upgraded my iMac, but still have Safari problems, gone kaput, also my laptop died, publicity, so Tuesday. Thank you for everything. Check Acknowledgments.

    I note that a Google doesn't come up with any WPPA+ albums. Webmaster asked me to ask you about Meta Tags for Albums.

  14. Infinitee
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    First I want to thank you for this great plugin and the speed in which you perform updates and feature request additions. I is rare to find such committed support!

    Secondly, now that the AddThis share now posts the current image and link correctly I have a new request that AddThis also include the image's description!

    Thanks again,
    Ralph

  15. Infinitee
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    With Table IX: Miscellaneous:
    F3
    Share type set to: The plain photofile.

    The link that is shared with Facebook is the link to the actual URL image file and not the album with the image slide displayed which is what would be preferred. This also exposes the photo to easy download which is not what 12Buckle wants. I have adjusted the previous and next width sizes with CSS to help keep people from easily dragging or exposing the photo URL. Of course there are many other ways to obtain the URL and image but, it helps.

    #bbb-1-l {
    width: 300px !important;
    }

    #bbb-1-r {
    left: 290px !important;
    width: 300px !important;
    }

    What 12Buckle ultimately wants is:

    1. AddThis to acquire current thumbnail for sharing with the current images description.

    2. The shared link to go to the album page with the shared thumbnails large image displayed and not the URL to the albums featured image.

    I know this will not be easy but, this is what she is hounding me about. I just don't know how to do it.

    Thanks,

    Ralph

  16. Infinitee
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm thinking that it would be optimal for each slide in an album to dynamically have a unique URL. This would be very beneficial for SEO as well.

  17. Infinitee
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    FYI Cover photo thumbnail links to album slideshows have suddenly stopped working. Got any clues?

    Ralph

  18. Infinitee
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    FYI Cover photo thumbnail links to album slideshows have suddenly stopped working.

    Found it...

    Table VI:
    6a,b,c,d Cover Image: same as link.

  19. Jacob N. Breetvelt
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Secondly, now that the AddThis share now posts the current image and link correctly I have a new request that AddThis also include the image's description!

    I will see if the addthis api interface supports this, if so i will do that.

    The link that is shared with Facebook is the link to the actual URL image file and not the album with the image slide displayed which is what would be preferred.

    2. The shared link to go to the album page with the shared thumbnails large image displayed and not the URL to the albums featured image.

    This is (or is it not???) the other link setting ( the expected image visible in the context of the slideshow ). It should also work correctly now. (since 4.7.16).

    I have adjusted the previous and next width sizes with CSS to help keep people from easily dragging or exposing the photo URL

    It used to be 2 times half the area, indeed also to help proventing copy. BUT there are plugins that prevent from copying ( like "copy protect" ) that work much better than fiddling around with css.

    BTW COULD WE PLEASE LIMIT ONE THREAD TO ONE TOPIC PLEASE

    FYI Cover photo thumbnail links to album slideshows have suddenly stopped working. Got any clues?

    BTW COULD WE PLEASE LIMIT ONE THREAD TO ONE TOPIC PLEASE

  20. Infinitee
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for your quick response!

    The setting below does share the correct current image. If we can get the images description and the link to the album with the images large photo displayed, that would be great.

    Table IX: Miscellaneous:
    F3
    Share type set to: The page with the photo

    Thanks,

    Ralph

  21. Jacob N. Breetvelt
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Pleas explain. The display is correct though? or do you want the image alone in the page, so, not with the entire slidshow behind it? (Is rather easy doable)

  22. Infinitee
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Let's say you are in an album and are viewing slide number three. right now when you share to Facebook the correct image thumbnail (number three) is shared but the link back to the album displays the album cover image as the main slide and not number three.

    I realize that there is not a unique URL for the album displaying slide number three and that is what would be ideal for a return link on Facebook posts for a specific slide with it's description.

    So, when people are disusing a particular photo slide the link on Facebook will take them to that slide in the album and not the beginning of the album slideshow.

    I hope this helps,

    Ralph

  23. Jacob N. Breetvelt
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Let's say you are in an album and are viewing slide number three. right now when you share to Facebook the correct image thumbnail (number three) is shared but the link back to the album displays the album cover image as the main slide and not number three.

    That is NOT the intention. You should see the slideshow with the selected image insight....

    I realize that there is not a unique URL for the album displaying slide number three and that is what would be ideal for a return link on Facebook posts for a specific slide

    Yes, there is. I wonder why it does not work on your site...

    When i click on the 3rd slide in the appropriate album, the console log says:

    [17:16:52.298] AddThis share url update to http://www.helenoppenheim.com/ny-fashion-week/ny-fashion-weekfall-2012-albums/?locale=en_US&wppa-album=132&wppa-photo=1322&wppa-cover=0&wppa-occur=1 succeeded @ http://helenoppenheim.com/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/wp-photo-album-plus/wppa.js?ver=3.4.2:2099
    [17:16:52.299] AddThis share title update to 3  Carolina Herrera F/W12 succeeded @ http://helenoppenheim.com/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/wp-photo-album-plus/wppa.js?ver=3.4.2:2107

    The link http://www.helenoppenheim.com/ny-fashion-week/ny-fashion-weekfall-2012-albums/?locale=en_US&wppa-album=132&wppa-photo=1322&wppa-cover=0&wppa-occur=1 gives me the slideshow with the correct image in sight... so....????

  24. Infinitee
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hmmm, using Firefox or Chrome when I go to that album, starting from the home page via the top menu, I get this:

    http://www.helenoppenheim.com/ny-fashion-week/ny-fashion-weekfall-2012-albums/?locale=en_US&wppa-album=132&wppa-slide&wppa-occur=1#.UHWUZVH66tM

    I have noticed since the last update that this and similar codes is appearing at the end of all URL's: #.UHWUZVH66tM

    I tried both logged in and logged out and the result is the same. So,it is working for you? What browser are you using?

  25. Jacob N. Breetvelt
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I did some more investigation and found:

    I would like you to take a look at: http://wppa.opajaap.nl/my-album/?locale=en_US&wppa-album=4&wppa-photo=8&wppa-cover=0&wppa-occur=1 and hover over the red Share button, to see the addthis selection box apears. Then, navigate to another slide, and hover over the red Share button. The selection box appears, and i can send an email with the right link.
    The console log tells me:
    --
    [13:12:22.532] AddThis share url update to http://wppa.opajaap.nl/my-album/?locale=en_US&wppa-album=4&wppa-photo=23&wppa-cover=0&wppa-occur=1 succeeded @ http://wppa.opajaap.nl/wp-content/plugins/wp-photo-album-plus/wppa.js?ver=3.4.2:2099
    That is RIGHT.

    At this point my conclusion is: the cause that it does NOT function on your site is either in the theme or an other plugin.

    Try to fix the two errors at the top of this reply, disable all other plugins temporarely (except addthis and wppa) and/or temporary switch to a different theme (e.g. twentyten is ok)

    BTW: Do not worry about #.UHWUZVH66tM too much, it is probably some extra info for a plugin or the theme, it should be harmless and not causing our problem.

  26. Infinitee
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Reset Colaborate-Thin_400.font.js js to 400 from bold.

    Turned off all plugins except WPPA and ShareThis, switched to Twenty Ten, dumped cache and refreshed.

    No change. Will keep tinkering.

    Thanks,
    Ralph

    PS Donation for your efforts coming soon!

  27. Infinitee
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I did find these and others in the DOM console...

    [undefined, ["http://www.helenoppenhe...pa-cover=0&wppa-occur=1", "http://www.helenoppenhe...pa-cover=0&wppa-occur=1", "http://www.helenoppenhe...pa-cover=0&wppa-occur=1"]]

    [undefined, ["http://helenoppenheim.c...nt/uploads/wppa/887.jpg", "http://helenoppenheim.c...nt/uploads/wppa/885.jpg", "http://helenoppenheim.c...nt/uploads/wppa/884.jpg"]]

  28. Jacob N. Breetvelt
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I tried to further investigate, but you disabled addthis...

  29. Infinitee
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yeah, she has to many very important people viewing the site and unable to use AddThis correctly while she is doing a massive publicity campaign that she asked me to disable it. There is something wrong with here installations that I can't track down. I am a Drupal guy!

    Thanks anyway,

    Ralph

  30. Jacob N. Breetvelt
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Please fix this error:

    In wp-content/theme/Envisioned/js/Colaborate-Thin_400.font.js it reads:

    /*!
    * The following copyright notice may not be removed under any circumstances.
    *
    * Copyright:
    * Copyright (c) 2003 by This Font is designed by Ralph Oliver du Carrois. All rights reserved.
    *
    * These files are part of the free font collection offered by Carrois Type Design GbR. .....etc....
    *
    */
    Cufon.registerFont({"w":165,"face":{"font-family":"Colaborate-Thin","font-weight":bold,"font-stretch":"normal","units-per-em":"360","panose-1":"2 0 5 6 ....etc....

    Change bold in "bold" (see the bold bold above) i.e. surround bold with doublequotes.

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