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  1. neoflox
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hi everybody!

    I am working on a wordpress-based website for some months now and the last item missing is a gallery plugin. I tried Exhibit (didn't work, but doesn't seem to be what I am looking for either), the Gallery thing is nice but I want something more simple.
    What I hope to find:
    » A simple gallery plugin (upload func. not neccessary)
    » Devidable in albums (or similar)
    » Creating thumbs
    » eventually a comment function for the pictures

    Is there something like this? If not, any other suggestions?
    Thanks in advance!

  2. jwurster
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Do you use Picasa2? If so, WPicasa might be something to look at. I use it.
    jim

  3. neoflox
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thanks, but actually I am looking for a WordPress plugin ;)

  4. stchatterbox
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Picasa from google?

    Neoflox, i really recommend you to try lazy gallery at http://www.lazyboy.dk/wordpress/?page_id=14

    It's very easy to use, even you don't have too much html knowledge.

  5. jwurster
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    WPicasa is a WP plugin, but of no use if you are not using Picasa.

  6. stchatterbox
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    i see, never tried picasa before, but the best gallery page I saw so far in wordpress blog is IanD's. I've forgotten his link, but his gallery is just sooooo beautiful

  7. neoflox
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thank you stchatterbox - search terminated! Lazy gallery is exactly what I want for the page!

  8. jwurster
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I just tried this and it is great. Thank you stchatterbox!

  9. stchatterbox
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    yup, it is great, and i think, if the following feature is added, it'll be perfect!
    -a thumbnail for each album with short description on the gallery page
    -a caption for each picture
    -a flash slishow option

    do you thiknk so, jwurster?

  10. jwurster
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Those additions would make it that much better. The other thing that would good and help you manage the plugin better would be to change the the variables via the Options menu rather than by editing the php file directly.

    I have it on my blog now in my sidebar. It is a great way to display your photographs. I think I will also keep the WPicasa plugin to give an alternative way of viewing my photographs in a Post or Page format. There is benefit to both.

    I am truly amazed at how talented WP users are. Thanks to everyone who contributes to making WP better each and every day.
    jim

  11. macwise
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hi all,

    I just installed this gallery plugin, and came up with these errors:

    Warning: opendir({dir}/redlens/journal/gallery/images/): failed to open dir: No such file or directory in {dir}/redlens/brooks/journal/wp-content/plugins/lazy-gallery.php on line 96

    Warning: opendir({dir}/redlens/journal/gallery/images/): failed to open dir: No such file or directory in{dir}/redlens/brooks/journal/wp-content/plugins/lazy-gallery.php on line 186

    The two things found on these lines is as follows:

    Line 96: if ($dir_content = opendir($gallery_root.$currentdir)) {

    and Line 186: if ($dir_content = opendir($gallery_root.$currentdir)) {

    Has anyone seen this before? Thanks

  12. stchatterbox
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    macwise,
    i got some similar errors when i first install this plugin, and when i fix the problems below, i got it fine.

    see if you have fixed these problems below:
    remember to change your code in lazy-gallery.php
    // Your gallery folder (this is where your pictures and picture folders are located).
    $gallery_address = '/wordpress/wp-gallery/';

    Note /wordpress/wp-gallery/
    if the directory of your blog is blog, change wordpress to blog, if it's wp, then wp, or whatever.

    and make a folder, call it wp-gallery inside your blog's folder, but NOT Plugin folder.

    and i think that's it.

  13. macwise
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Ok, stchatterbox, I tried that, but nothing. The same message still appears. I don't know enough about PHP to know what the "($dir_content = opendir($gallery_root.$currentdir)) {" call is supposed to do. (might it have something to do with the $currentdir variable?) Any other ideas, stchatterbox or anyone else would be greatly appreciated!

  14. stchatterbox
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    well, i don't think you'd need to fix those stuffs, lazy boy had made that plugin as easy to use as possible.

    i shall admit, though, sometimes, these plugins had some mysteries! a minute ago, i install wordspew and something strange happens, i can't submit a message and the whole look of the box looks strange!

    i install again, upload everything once more to my server, and the thing works!

    maybe try to delete everything of the plugin, and try to upload again and see it.

    good luck this time!

  15. macwise
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    All right, I got those errors to dissapear. Simple fix, stupid oversight, you know the drill. However, I still have an issue with the page not being formatted like my site in any way shape or form. Any quick ideas on what I have wrong?
    Can be seen here...
    http://redlens.com/brooks/journal/lazy-index.php

  16. Rob Poitras
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    rum gallery is really cool
    http://www.rummanddan.dk/plugins/rumgallery/

    just doesnt have the ability to add comments for each image or album

  17. Ajay
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

  18. eloquacious
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I am trying to install the gallery 0.7 plugin, but I don't know where my cache should be, or if I need to create it, etc. I am also getting an error that reads

    Parse error: parse error, unexpected '/' in /home/a-new-cr/public_html/gallery.php on line 3

    after I put in a second "gallery.php" as recommended by Nice Mess at http://www.nicemess.com/?p=4

    Any suggestions as to what I'm doing wrong?

  19. vrada
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Just as a heads up, maybe not belonging to this post, but I just tried using iPAP by rebelproductions.com, and it is great. I am going to port some of the features in a plugin so that I can be used with WP templates. This will be coming soon.

  20. macwise
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    In case anyone is wondering, the URI to the last post (IPAP) is here:
    http://rebelpixel.com/projects/ipap/
    Looks decent. I will be looking forward to more options for wp, as well as lazy-gallery, if they come. :)

  21. vrada
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    thanks about the change on the URL :)

  22. clfarris
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Can anyone help.............I am new to php and WP and I have no idea what number 6 in this list means. The plugin is for the Lazy Gallery Plugin................... http://www.lazyboy.dk/wordpress/?page_id=14

    How to install :

    Files in this zip
    readme.txt - This file.
    lazy-index.php - The indexfile to link to after install.
    lazy-gallery.php - The Plugin file.
    lazy-gallery/lazy-img.php - The image generator file.
    lazy-gallery/lazy-style.css - The Lazy Gallery style sheet.

    1. Unpack zip to your the wordpress plugin dir ( /wp-content/plugins/ ).
    2. Move the lazy-index.php file (now in the plugins dir) to your wordpress folder.
    3. Create a folder for the gallery ( if you haven’t got one already ).
    4. Configure the lazy-gallery.php file to match your settings.
    5. Activate plugin the WordPress backend.
    6. Create a link to the lazy-index.php file in your wordpress folder.

    I do not know what "create a link to the lazy-index.php file in your wordpress folder" means???

    Please Help!

  23. TH
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    clfarris: You were wondering what "create a link to the lazy-index.php file in your wordpress folder" means. I think it's just a case of confusing grammar. What the sentence is trying to tell us is "create a link on your weblog sidebar or header that points to the file lazy-index.php". For instance... I have this code in my header (because my theme has a linkbar there):

    <ul id="navlist">
    <li><a href="http://www.mytemporarypage.com/lazy-index.php">Gallery</a></li>
    </ul>

  24. ongakukaku
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    how to make it so lazy-gallery plugin doesn't mess up the sidebar, my side bar is way off due to the plugin any ideas ?

  25. Xyth
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Onga, if you post a link to your site perhaps we can help. lazy-gallery is the easiest way by far I have found to display albums in WP. I tried several others before settling on this one. Depending on your template though, you may need to make minor changes to deal with sidebar issues.

  26. Xyth
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Oh, btw, I use a unofficial-modified version of Lazy-gallery, version .4++ that builds and caches thumbs and displays them as requested above. Find it here: http://student.kuleuven.be/~s0164195/lazy-gallery/

    cheers

  27. TH
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    ongakukaku:

    I fixed this by doing a bit of experimenting: In lazy-index-php, change every singe reference to sidebar as being right to being left. I should make it very clear that I don't know what any of this code means, I just changed it out of desperation and now it works.

    Still having problems with the css causing validation errors tho. Something about div id tags as well. I don't understand any of it. Here it is if anyone has some spare time: http://webhotell.domeneshop.no/www.pohildre.com/lazy-index.php

    If not, rumors have it that there is another lazygallery update coming in a weeks time.

  28. shareski
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    After creating a link to the galllery simply by adding it in the links section, I get this error:
    Warning: main(wp-content/plugins/./wp-blog-header.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /var/www/html/lazy-index.php on line 3

    Fatal error: main(): Failed opening required 'wp-content/plugins/./wp-blog-header.php' (include_path='.:/php/includes:/usr/share/php') in /var/www/html/lazy-index.php on line 3

    I've also configured the lazy-gallery.php to look in the wp-content/images/gallery

    Not sure if that has something to do with my problem or not.

  29. D9r
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    It looks like an includes-path problem -- it 'failed opening' because it can't find the file. Check how your file directories and paths are set up.

  30. Truth
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    is there a way I could have different albums for lazy gallery?

    and is there a way to make this plugin validate?

    http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fliberta.espoireve.com%2Fwordpress%2Flazy-index.php

    It's a very simple and easy to use plugin (:

    thanks in advance

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