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  • I just installed IImage Browser 1.5.2 on a couple of WordPress 2.9.2 installations without success – out of the box.

    Clicking on the “Image Browser” button from the edit panel attempts to open this…

    /wp-admin/iimage-browser.php

    …and, understandably, returns a “file not found” message.

    I can see that the iimage-browser.php file is in the

    /wp-content/plugins/iimage-browser/

    directory.

    Indeed, line 68 of image-browser-plugin.php points to the /wp-admin/ directory.

    So I copied the iimage-browser.php file from the plugin directory to the /wp-admin/ directory. Now things appear to work as intended.

    My question: Is this the way it should be? Should I really be copying a plugin file to the /wp-admin/ directory? Is this perhaps an artifact of the way things USED to be done (this IS an old plugin)?

    TIA

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  • That is an old plugin, and largely unnecessary in newer versions of WP which have image uploading and editing so much more neatly integrated.

    But I do remember that plugin, used it a lot in the past, and the answer is yes–you’re doing it exactly right. Copying that file into wp-admin is the way to get the plugin to work.

    Thanks, @jugoretz.

    You wrote:
    > largely unnecessary in newer versions of WP which
    > have image uploading and editing so much more
    > neatly integrated

    I find it useful for at least 2 reasons:

    1) it doesn’t add unwanted CSS classes;

    2) it facilitates embedding into pages and blog posts images that are part of the NextGen gallery.

    On point #2: If NextGen gallery images are checked as “excluded”, they don’t appear in the “insert media/image” dialog while editing a page or blog post.

    I also kinda like the 1994-ish UI. 🙂

    🙂

    All good points. When I used to use it more, I hacked it up a little to add some options for how to insert the image–

    • thumbnail with link to full but with no lightbox effect
    • thumbnail with link to full with lightbox effect
    • Thumb only
    • Full size only
    • Link to thumb
    • Link to full size
    • float right – full size
    • float left – full size
    • float right – thumbnail with link to full
    • float left – thumbnail with link to full
    • a series of photos with lightbox effect–be sure to give the series a name below and give each one in the series the same name

    That was fun.

    I admit I’m still fond of it, too.

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