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Zenphoto Gallery

This plugin uses Zenphoto to include images and galleries in WordPress posts without database or local file access to Zenphoto.

How do I show galleries using Zenphoto Gallery?

Just use the shortcode creator via the well know image adding dialogue.

You can of course add one of the shortcodes by hand to your posts and pages:

  • [zenalbum album=name] inserts a gallery for the album named name
  • [zenlatest] inserts a gallery with the latest images (or whatever you configured Zenphoto to push to the feed).
  • [zengallery]album1,file1.jpg;album2,file2.jpg[/zengallery] inserts a gallery containing the specified images. All shortcodes understand the optional argument number=k which limits the number of shown images to k. If it is not provided, all images are shown. So, for example [zenalbum album=birthday-party number=5] inserts the first five images that occur in the feed of your birthday album.

Using [zengallery], you can specify image names and descriptions by just adding them to the shortcode's content: [zengallery]album,image,name,description text[/zengallery]. While image descriptions may contain commas, the other fields may not. You can use HTML in descriptions if need be. If you want to show only pictures from one album, you might want to set the album for all images: [zengallery album=albumname]img1;img2[/zengallery]. Take care to leave out the album name inside the shortcode.

How do I show single images using Zenphoto Gallery?

[zenimage album=name image=file.jpg]

inserts the specified image.

Can I get more finegrained control?

Sure. You can override all gallery and image settings via shortcode parameters. That is:

  • link=(page|album|image|none) sets were links go to,
  • title=(none|name|desc) sets what is shown as image title,
  • caption=(none|name|desc) sets what is shown as image caption,
  • width=$int sets the maximum image width in pixels and
  • clip=WxH sets the dimensions to clip images to (width and height in pixels). Note that specifying width turns clipping off in any case.

In case of the three gallery shortcodes, you can also use those:

  • shown=(earliest|latest|random) sets which of the provided images to show if there are more than you have space for and
  • row=$integer sets the maximum number of images per row.

What to use as album name?

You have to use the string Zenphoto uses in its URLs, with or without slashes at front or end, e.g. album/subalbum

What to use as image name?

You also have to use what Zenphoto uses in its URLs including file format, e.g. image.jpg. Do not include .php as Zenphoto appends it to image page URLs.

I see the wrong images!

I assume you have entered the correct album name. If so, check your RSS settings in Zenphoto. You can change image order there. Also, the Zenphoto Gallery setting Shown images might be set in an unintended way; you can override it using the shortcode parameter shown (has to have values latest, earliest or random).

Images are smaller than I ordered!

Again, check your RSS settings in Zenphoto. You can change the thumbnail size the feeds use there. Zenphoto Gallery uses those thumbnails, not the full images, and won't scale up to avoid bad looks.

What is that rel link attribute good for?

There are WordPress plugins that implement nice image viewers with Javascript. These plugins recognize a link they should handle via the rel attribute. For instance, using Shadowbox you have to put shadowbox;player=img; in the configuration field to have direct image links handled by Shadowbox. In order to find out what to put there for other plugins, just open the source of any post where you know your image viewer plugin works and look at the corresponding links. If it does use something different from rel, well, you cannot use it at this time.

Why that JSON stuff?

I was too lazy to parse RSS/XML to get the little information I need for this plugin. Since I considered uploading an additional file to your Zenphoto installation a minor effort, I saw no problem. Of course, this prevents you from using the shortcodes [zenlatest] and [zenalbum] with some Zenphoto installation you do not own. Bad luck.

Does Zenphoto Gallery interfere with other plugins?

To my best knowledge, no. In particular, Zenphoto Gallery uses other shortcodes than other Zenphoto related plugins so you can continue using them for your older posts.

If you find incompatibilities, please let me know.

How can I uninstall the plugin?

Just deactivate and delete it in plugin management. This will also remove all options from database. If you want to keep them, remove wp-content/plugins/zenphoto-gallery manually. Do not forget to delete json.php from your Zenphoto installation.

You are no help here, it does not work!

Please contact me and let me know of your problem.

Can you implement option X?

Probably. I wanted to keep the number of options as low as possible while achieving as much flexibility as possible -- and there are already a lot. You can contact me with your wish and if the same wish is repeated often (by different people, mind) or I immediatly like your idea, I might very well do it, yes. In case I don't, feel free to manipulate the files yourself. I hope I wrote somewhat clear code (as clear as PHP/HTML/Javascript can get) and commented sufficiently.

How can I help?

You can

  • use Zenphoto Gallery,
  • vote on the WordPress plugin portal for it,
  • report bugs and/or propose ideas for improvement here and
  • blog about your experience with it.

Requires: 3.0.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.3.2
Last Updated: 5 years ago
Active Installs: 90+


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