WP/LR Sync

Description

Synchronize your photos, collections, keywords and metadata between Lightroom and WordPress. You can link meta fields from Lightroom to those in WordPress (Title, Description, Alt) and also keep it in sync. Any changes in your Lightroom will be replicated in your WordPress. Basically this is not a problem anymore when you change your watermark, the quality of your photos, the post-processing or information, it’s all one-click away. The introduction tutorial is here: https://meowapps.com/wplr-sync/tutorial/.

INSTALLATION. This plugin requires the WP/LR Sync plugin for Lightroom. It is available here: WP/LR Sync at Meow Apps.

SUPPORT FOR THEMES AND GALLERY PLUGINS. If you are using specific gallery plugins or photography themes, WP/LR Sync can bring all the power of Lightroom to them, magically, seamlessly. You will be free to choose the theme or gallery plugin you like the best and even switch between them. WP/LR Sync has a built-in extensions system so that you can extend it easily and support specific themes and plugins. A powerful extension called “Post Types” is already included and probably does everything you need. More information about it here: Post Types Extension.

GALLERIES BASED ON YOUR LIGHTROOM KEYWORDS AND COLLECTIONS. You can use attributes (collections=’…’, keywords=’…’) in the standard WP Gallery shortcode to link your galleries to your collections and keywords in Lightoom dynamically. No need to own a specific plugin or anything, it works naturally with WordPress. Then, both the Meow Gallery and the Meow Lightbox are recommended to enhance your galleries with better layouts and options.

ABOUT PREVIOUSLY UPLOADED IMAGES. Do you have many photos in your WordPress already and they are not linked with your Lightroom? No problem, WP/LR Sync can do that too. Using EXIF and image perceptual analysis, the plugin will help you linking them through a process call Total Synchronization or you can do it manually. The process is explained here: Total Synchronization.

SWAPPING PHOTOS. You are using a certain photo everywhere but you now have a better one? From Lightroom, you can swap one photo to another and this will be replicated automatically on your WordPress. You have nothing else to do. The module is called “Switch Photos” in Lightroom.

API & APPS. There is an external API available through WP/LR Sync that iPhone, Android developers or anybody else can use to make apps. There is one available for iPhone, you can search for it on the iTunes Store (it is not free, and not made by Meow Apps).

UNIQUE AND POWERFUL PLUGIN. I am myself an user of this plugin and even though it is the only one, I want to make it better every day. If you have issues, frustrations, or anything to say, contact me. I will work hard to make it even more awesome.

Languages: English, Spanish (by Nahuai Badiola). If you want to translate the plugin in another language, please contact me 🙂

Screenshots

  • WP/LR Sync Publish Service in Lightroom
  • Synchronized files in the Media Library
  • Publish Service Settings
  • Total Synchronization Module
  • Advanced Tab in Total Synchronization

Installation

  1. Upload wplr-sync to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Install the Lightroom plugin from here: https://meowapps.com/wplr-sync
  4. Synchronize everything 🙂

FAQ

Official FAQ is here: https://meowapps.com/wplr-sync/faq.

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload wplr-sync to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Install the Lightroom plugin from here: https://meowapps.com/wplr-sync
  4. Synchronize everything 🙂

Reviews

A huge timesaver that simply works

I’ve used this plugin for a couple of years and through three upgrades of Lightroom and I must say it has been a huge timesaver without a single glitch. It survived LR upgrades with no adjustments necessary. I love this tool. It just does exactly what I want it to do!

Huge time-saver and awesome support

I’ve been using this plugin for almost 2 years and it saved me a lot of time (sorry for the delay on the review!).

If you manage your photographic catalog with Lightroom this is your plugin. It synchronizes perfectly your collections (or folders) with WordPress. The advantages of this are countless.

  • You can apply instant changes to already uploaded photos (change watermarks…).
  • You can easy set the export settings, so the picture size and resolution are already optmized for the web.
  • You can also automatically create post/pages with a gallery of a given photo collection.
  • And more.

The best part is not only that it works seemsly but that Jordy’s support is speedy and really helpful.

Having Lightroom and WordPress synced will save you a lot of time. I’ll be a huge improvement on your workflow.

Excellent Plugin

I have used this plugin for some time now, and recently upgraded to the latest version. I had a problem getting the plugin to work with REST, so instead I set it up with XML / RPC, which worked perfectly well.
However I had mentioned this the REST problem to Jordy, but please note I did not raise a ticket, or report this as a fault. However Jordy was determined to resolve this problem and made a point of doing just that. Now it works perfectly with REST so I can block XML / RPC completely which is a big bonus for security.
The plugin is very powerful and works seamlessly with Lightroom as the interface to my WordPress site. Add to that the exceptional level of care that Jordy puts into this plugin to make it best in class, and I simply can’t imagine why you would want to use anything else.

LE chainon manquant entre Lightroom et WordPress !

Jody Meow a développé l’application parfaite qui facilite la vie des passionnés de photos souhaitant publier rapidement leurs photos sur une plate-forme WordPress.
Le plugin fonctionne a merveille, il est souvent mis à jour et il est très facile à prendre en main.
Je n’ai eu qu’un bug en 1 an d’utilisation et le support Meow App m’a dépanné rapidement et sans soucis.

Merci Jody !

Must have for LR users

Well, it’s simple as that. You’re using Lightroom? And WordPress? Want to upload your pictures from Lightroom to WordPress? This is your plugin, hands down. Got no problem with it so far, using it for several months already. And the support is great too, very responsive!

Does exactly what you need, perfectly!

Set up collections in Lightroom. Publishing to WordPress builds parallel WordPress repository. Link the to your collections in WordPress to build galleries automagically, or link to pages with only slightly less automagic.

If you reedit a Lightroom image in a collection, or add an image, all you have to do is hit the publish botton and voila, done!

A few other goodies include: Ability to switch your “new/better” image quickly, automatically. Ability to work with non-standard post types. Ability to match unlinked images on WordPress with Lightroom counterpart to aid in relinking.

I integrated it with Real Media Library based on Jordy’s thumbs-up, and have not been disappointed, but it’s not necessary, you can use WordPress’ gallery.

Jordy’s gone the right path by funneling upward into the standard WordPress model – which means no hair-pulling snags! In short, WP/LR is a godsend that works smoothly and perfectly. Anyone using a non-trivial number of Lightroom images will love this plugin.

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Contributors & Developers

“WP/LR Sync” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

3.3.4

  • Fix: MLA couldn’t update the ALT.
  • Update: Post Types creates the collection again if it was deleted by mistake.
  • Update: Better deletion process for collections and keywords in the admin.

3.3.1

  • Fix: Make sure all the OB buffering are done by the end of the REST calls.

3.2.9

  • Fix: Delete in the Collections & Tags shouldn’t redirect to the Debugging page.
  • Add: We can see which post is synchronized through the Post Types extension.
  • Fix: Don’t use OB if there is already a OB process.
  • Add: More logging when needed.

3.2.6

  • Add: The attributes (collections, keywords) for the [gallery] shortcode supports the standard WP shortcode as well. You can now keep everything updated so easily! Please also have a look at the Meow Gallery plugin.
  • Fix: Tiny fix in the Post Types Extension.
  • Fix: Custom Order for WP Gallery.

3.2.2

  • Add: Collections & Keywords screen in the menu. Please check it and tell me what you think about it.
  • Add: Shortcode [gallery collections=”1,2″] and [gallery keywords=”1,2″] to display your images based on your collections or keywords easily. This also requires the Meow Gallery plugin.
  • Add: Advanced error catching to avoid warnings and errors from other plugins to impact WP/LR Sync processes.
  • Fix: Order in Galleries.

3.1.3

  • Add: Plugin is now translatable.

3.1.0

  • Add: Keywords Hierarchy available in the Debugging Tools.
  • Fix: Better handling of the keywords from Lightroom to WordPress.
  • Info: Check for the latest LR Plugin 3.0.8 in the Meow Apps Store (https://store.meowapps.com/), keywords management has been improved.

3.0.4

  • Update: Plugin now catches external PHP Errors (in other plugins) and send the debug to the LR Plugin. That should help a lot for debugging in case of issue.
  • Info: There are big changes about the licensing system and the new Meow Apps Store, please read this: https://meowapps.com/wplr-sync-3-store/. Don’t hesitate to comment on that article with any thoughts you might have. Working hard to make everything more than perfect, for now and the future 🙂

3.0.0

  • Add: Order photos within a collection.
  • Fix: HTTP Bearer for Public API and API on by default.
  • Fix: Better handling for manually deleted media in WP. Trash is now also disabled if media is synced.
  • Info: There is now an iPhone app for WP/LR Sync! Look for WP/LR in your Apple Store.

2.7.3

  • Update: New version of RML and the extension.
  • Fix: Manual link/unlink issue.
  • Fix: There was an issue with the folders / collections when shown as filter in the Media Library.
  • Info: I need your help. I need to advertise and communicate about the plugin a bit more so if you know any blog, magazine or website that might be interested in talking about it, please let me know (https://meowapps.com/contact/). Thank you always for your support 🙂

2.6.9

  • Update: Nicer UI, include the Meow Apps admin, let’s see how it goes. It any issue, please contact me.
  • Fix: Little bug in the RML Extension.
  • Fix: The Extension for Real Media Library now works with the latest version of that plugin (version 2.8, thanks to Matthias). You can check about his plugin here: https://codecanyon.net/item/wp-real-media-library-media-categories-folders/13155134?ref=TigrouMeow.

2.6.6

  • Add: Media Tools can list ignored photos in order to link them.
  • Add: Warnings in the case a certain option in W3 Total Cache is used (it does not work with WP/LR Sync).
  • Add: Additional features for developers (more to come soon).
  • Fix: Galleries weren’t always updated by the Post Types extension if options were used in the shortcode.
  • Fix: In the admin, a CSS file couldn’t be found. Wasn’t a big issue, but still, it was not clean.
  • Fix: Extension for RML will not be loaded if the RML plugin is not active.
  • Add: In the Debugging Tools > Hierarchy, it is now possible to remove collections/folders. Useful when LR creates a collection/folder on the server and that the reply is not handled (in case of slow or cut connection).

2.5.8

  • Fix: Broken pages in the admin of WP/LR Sync after code cleaning.
  • Fix: Avoid to break if the EXIF within the images is broken.
  • Update: Full support for Real Media Library. Please check the Extensions menu in WP/LR Sync.
  • Update: Removed the donation button in the screens.
  • Add: Post Type, mode added. “Array in Post Meta” let you use a post meta to update your galleries (now handle many more themes and plugins).
  • Fix: Post Type, handle removed Featured Image nicely by replacing it by an available one automatically.
  • Add: Options for theme developers using Post Types.
  • Add: Extension for Real Media Library. This extension is in beta.
  • Fix: Little issue with remove_taxonomy_from_posttype in Post Types.

2.5.0

  • Add: Options for adding Keywords in the Media Library and sync them automatically.
  • Update: Display a message to the user if the Permalinks are not set (required for the REST protocol).
  • Fix: The Total Sync was failing after the new REST protocol was added. Should be okay now.
  • Update: Option “Accents in Filename” renamed to “Skip Sanitization” and the description was updated.
  • Add: New Option ‘Media Date’ to use the photo taken date instead of the upload date in the Media Library.
  • Add: New options ‘Accents in Filename’ to enable accents in filenames. By default, accents will be replaced by non-accented characters.
  • Add: Supports the REST protocol. Now the Lightroom plugin will have the choice to use either XML/RPC or REST as a protocol, which might remove a lot of XML/RPC related issues. You will need to use the newest version of the LR plugin, not available publicly yet (but soon).

2.3.8

  • Update: Change the way a few things were called, and the description.
  • Fix: Post type extension was always created new post with the default category (called Uncategorized by default).
  • Fix: Unlink and Delete links in the Media Tools weren’t working.
  • Add: Extension “Post Types” now supports two new options. First, is that keywords can be linked to a taxonomy. Second is that a post-type can be created either as publish or draft.
  • Update: Extension “Post Types” has more options. Now can sync with existing post in your post-type and term in your taxonomy. For example, you can link your LR collection to your already existing album/collection on WordPress. Same with the categories, folders, etc. I probably need to write a tutorial about this one day but for advanced users it will be easy to figure out.

2.3.0

  • Added: New Extension! Called Post Types. Handle custom Post Types and Taxonomies (to support more themes and plugins). Plase try it out to sync your Collections and Folders/Sets. I write a little about this news here: https://meowapps.com/post-types-extension/.
  • Fix: If plugin can’t get the maximum size for http uploads, return a big value anyway (to avoid blocking users).
  • Fix: Logger Extension was failing on PHP 7.0.
  • Update: Headers now compliant with WP 4.4.
  • Fix: Keywords count for the Basic Posts extension now updates itself.
  • Fix: Basic Posts extension was still the old one for some reason.

2.2.0

  • Add: Support for hierarchical keywords.
  • Fix: The Clean Database button was not working well on WP MultiSite.
  • Update: Basic Posts extension is not so basic anymore. Added categories (based on LR collections) and keywords.
  • Info: Basic Posts is becoming a very good example of the power of those extensions. I will improve depending on your requests 🙂
  • Info: A new version of the plugin for LR is required (2.2.0) for this new hierarchical keywords support. Check https://meowapps.com.
  • Update: WP 4.3 support.
  • Info: There is a new version of the plugin for Lightroom since today (2015/08/20).
  • Info: Please update it to avoid the NOT_MEOWAPPS issue to appear in LR (which is fixed by log-off + log-on).

2.0.0

  • Add: Collections support.
  • Add: Tags support for media.
  • Add: Many actions for other plugins and extensions to use.
  • Add: 3 internal extensions added: Basic Posts, Basic Galleries and Logging.
  • Update: Bigger menu for WP/LR Sync, everything has been re-organized.
  • Update: Debugging Tools for WP/LR Sync now accessible through an option.
  • Fix: Multisite is now supported.
  • Info: That’s a BIG update. Everything has been tested. You can update it already. The plugin for Lightroom will follow. Many information are available on https://meowapps.com/wplr-sync. Also just wrote a post about this news, please read it here: https://meowapps.com/wplr-sync-2-0/. Thank you!

1.3.6

  • Fix: Issue with rights on uploaded files.
  • Fix: Multilanguage support issue with un-links detection (not a major bug).
  • Change: The temporary directory has been changed to avoid issues.
  • Fix: Presync support for HVVM.
  • Fix: Handle broken databases nicely and period of time when the plugin is turned off (and changes are made).
  • Fix: Plugin keeps its own DB table clean.
  • Add: Presync. PHP settings are sent to LR to prevent errors.
  • Add: Update the empty WP metadata with the LR data.
  • Fix: Change on how temporary files are created (to support HHVM).

1.2.0

  • Add: Additional features to support WPML Media.
  • Update: Switch Photos module enabled in LR.
  • Add: Compatibility with WPML Media (translation plugin for the media images).
  • Info: WPML Media needs to change something on their side for full support. Please check this post: https://meowapps.com/wpml-media-and-wplr-sync/.
  • Add: Ignore button.
  • Add: Post attachment information and showing the titles of post and media when hovering the links.
  • Fix: When linking a media, the page doesn’t scroll up annoyingly to the top anymore.
  • Add: Handlers of new module in the LR plugin (module to switch photos).
  • Info: In preparation of the future release of the LR plugin (1.2).

0.8

  • Fix: Duplicate files are now all deleted on WP when the LR photo is removed (against only the first one before).
  • Info: Minor and major number of the most current version between the WP and LR plugins will always match from now.
  • Add: Undo function available.
  • Fix: Many WP images linked to same LR image? They now all update, instead of only the first one previously.
  • Fix: Title was not being updated properly during sync.
  • Add: Dashboard for WPLR.
  • Update: Better sync/link management through the Media Manager.
  • Add: Handles metadata.
  • Fix: XML/RPC Sync.

0.1

  • First release.