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Image gallery in WP 1.5 (70 posts)

  1. andemad
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hi group,

    I've toyed a bit with WP1.2 and now installed 1.5 - I won't look back, that's for sure!

    Anyway, I've got approx. 3.000 images taken with mobile phones and digital cameras. I'd like to integrate those images/albums into WP1.5 somehow - it needs to show multiple thumbnails, give the possibility to move to (->next) and (<-prev) image and a bit more - nothing fancy.

    What do you guys use? Are there any plugins available? Or should I integrate it otherwise, and create a seperate page for it?

    Thanks in advance,
    Anders

  2. andemad
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Yeah, replying to my own post *doh*

    Anyway - the ability to have downsized images for the front page (ex. 640*480) and a (original picture) link for original size(ex 2400*1800) would also be in the very-nice-to-have-department...

    Thanks

  3. tom_raftery
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Have you tried
    Qdig?

  4. andemad
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hmm - no I haven't, but it looks nice. Thanks!
    Small and easy to setup - I'll give it a try when I'm at the machine again...

    But what about easy-to-integrate-into-WordPress-as-a-module galleries? Aren't there any of these?

  5. Merlin
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    You should also have a look at PictPress (http://www.curioso.org/pictpress/). But be shure to grab a recent version from cvs/svn-repository! It works great for me and integrates completly with WP.

  6. tom_raftery
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    But what about easy-to-integrate-into-WordPress-as-a-module galleries?

    Try Exhibit - one of the plugins available at: http://www.asymptomatic.net/wp-hacks

  7. jspetrak
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    It would be nice to integrate the Singapore photo gallery into WordPress. It is really easy. I have already hacked it for version 1.2.2 but it was not the right way of integration because I had to integrate WordPress into Singapore.

    I am sure the latest version should be easy to integrate and furthermore some other CMS (http://blogcms.com/) it already did!

  8. brain_rot
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    i would suggest using coppermine http://coppermine.sourceforge.net

    VERY powerful. EASY to install, maintain. not worht putting all your images into wordpress and something happen to wordpress. besides, coppermine is greatly organized.

    also, copperminefetch is a great tool that will pick as many random images or certain ones from your coppermine gallery to be displayed on any php page, including wordpress.

  9. brain_rot
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    plus, in the future, is you ever decide to leave WordPress (heathen! LOL) you will still have coppermine on your website.

  10. Rob Poitras
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    i dont know if you should listen to someone with a rotted brain...
    what if coppermine crashes, then you loose all your photos as you would if wp crashed (does it happen often or at all?)

  11. Java
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I downloaded Exhibit but it doesnt say it works with 1.5 ??

  12. d0pefish
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    We really need a proper photo system for WordPress. All the ones I have tried are missing features, got broken in 1.5, integrate poorly, or just plain don't fit in nicely with the rest of WordPress.

    We need a system that is as clean and compact as WordPress itself is; something written from scratch that is designed to be used with WordPress, and not an attempt to merge an existing gallery program.

    I might sound a little harsh, and I appreciate a lot of plugin authors have put in a lot of hard work, but there are too many image / gallery plugins for WordPress that don't make much sense at all.

    It'd be fantastic if the WordPress team could come up with an official solution; there are so many people including myself who want a nice way of putting photos on their WordPress-powered sites.

    Personally, I'd want to put images in my posts as thumbnails, while having them organised in a browsable gallery at the same time, i.e., you have a set of little thumbnails in your post that you could click on, then be taken to a full size version. And I'd want those friendly URLs to be applied aswell. For instance, "/images/albumname/imagename".

    You could also have a tab on the admin panel to organise your albums and images.

    Something properly integrated like this would be truly awesome. How about it, guys? I've been waiting for something like this for ages. I know it'd be a huge task - but please consider it, if you're reading.

    Cheers

  13. alexkreuz
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I integraded IPAP flawlessly with WordPress. To manage the photos / gallery you have to use IPAP's administration screen, but the visitors see a perfectly integrated WordPress site with Gallery.

    I'm not sure if this is the kind of thing you guys are looking for because I haven't tried any other plugins (not sure if anybody's done this). If it is, I'd love to share it.

    You can see the site at http://luna.cobax.net and click on Photo Albums > Luna on the right to see how the photo gallery integrates.

    Ciao.

  14. MiddleKid
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Nice! That's almost exactly what I'm looking for! I've been struggling with trying to integrate MiniGal for days now. I love MiniGal's interface and simplicity, but I'd pay good money for an easy integration solution.

    It looks like iPAP has all of the features I want and none of the ones I don't... cool. I'll install it and play around with it tomorrow (don't have time tonight). I'd love to read any info you're willing to share about how you got it to play nice with WP.

    Thanks, alexkreuz!

  15. andemad
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    alexkreuz and MiddleKid,

    Now you've integrated (right, MiddleKid? :)), is there any do's and dont's you wanna share with the rest of us?
    If you're integrating it anyway, you could perhaps write a
    a) ...
    b) ...
    c)...
    ..
    x) done!

    , thing? Would be very nice...

  16. alexkreuz
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Well, first I guess choose a package that is as small as possible. Using coppermine or gallery with the simple intention of integrating with wordpress is overkill.

    Second, try to keep the code changes to wordpress to a minimum. All I added to my theme's index.php page is "if ($_GET['photos']) { include ipap stuff; } else { do the regular wordpress stuff }"

    something along those lines ...

    IPAP is really nice because you can customize it really easily, move stuff around (for example I wanted the thumbnails below the main image), and so forth ...

    the one thing i dont like about IPAP is that it uses a text database instead of mysql ... if i manually have to change something, its kind of difficult because it uses some weird semicolon delimitation ... im going to see about modifying IPAP and having it use MySQL instead ... oh well ...

    I'll release all my wordpress / ipap stuff this weekend ... it'll basically be the default kubrik theme with ipap integrated ... then you guys can see from the source what ive done ..

  17. distortedstar
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I've been having some trouble with ipap...seems like something is broken. Clicking on thumbnails just brings me back to the album index. Observe: http://distortedstar.com/photo-gallery/

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  18. distortedstar
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I think it has to do with editing the .htaccess file. I must be doing something wrong.

  19. MailGuard
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I have been able to get mg2 (the latest version of minigal http://www.minigal.dk/) integrated into WordPress 1.5 and I will be writting a little tutorial to submit to that site... It is fairly painless, check it out and let me know what you think... http://chrispayne.homeip.net/photos/

  20. tzar
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    cool!
    Is it accessible from the wp-admin?

  21. MailGuard
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Unfortunately no, the image gallery mg2 comes with its own full featured webbased admin interface

    For the curious, here are some of its features (from the website):

    It supports multiple image upload & FTP image upload, automatic thumbnail generation, image rotating feature, template and skin support, displays EXIF image information, supports image titles, descriptions and user comments, works in PHP safe mode, and is XHTML 1.0 strict and CSS valid.

    And no, I don't work for the company, I am just a happy user now that I have been able to get it integrated into WP with my exif info displaying the way I wanted...

  22. paris
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    hey chris, please tell us how u have integrated ur album into your site. i really like it. it's pretty.

  23. billh
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I use Simple PHP Gallery. It is easily integrated into WP - in fact it has step by step instructions on how to do just that. SPG can be found at: http://relativelyabsolute.com/spg/download.php

    There's even a "WordPress version" ready to be integrated.

  24. rvblog
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I started out using minigal - version b13 - it was a pretty good program, one that I thought I would end up using on my website. In the b13 version, you were able to upload your photos to the server and then save them in different folders. It was a cool program. In the newer version - minigal2 - the developer changed the program and now all photos must be uploaded to one folder only. Having to store 3000 photos in one directory folder sucks. So did some of the developers answers in his forum when he was questioned about that change.

    Simple PHP Gallery is a great little program except that, if I recall, you cannot spread thumbnails across several pages. If you have 100 photos in an album, then all 100 thumbnails are displayed on the same page. If the ability to spread thumbnails across pages was added to that program in the future, then I would use it in a heartbeat.

    I am currently using Coppermine - impossible to integrate - but faily easy to get it to mimic your existing website layout. But the program is certainly overkill - more features than I need - but it had most the features that I wanted. However, their support staff in their support forum has a couple jerks who enjoy degrading people more than they do helping them.

    Creating a photo gallery looks like something that the greater majority of wordpress users want to do - and it also appears that a large majority of them are not totally happy with the solution they are using for their gallery - so it would make sense in the future to spend some time developing a feature in wordpress that you allow you to do just that. The developers were able to introduce the page feature in 1.5 and did a fine job - why not have a built in galery feature as well. WordPress would then be greater than it already is.

  25. MailGuard
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Paris,

    I now have a tutorial on my site (mg2 will also be hosting it) about how to do it. It should be fairly straightforward to follow and hopefully there isn't too many errors...

    Chris

  26. vjbobo
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    alexkreuz:

    I'm interested in IPAP, it's really a simple and useful gallery just as what I want! But I just don't know how to integrate it with wordpress flawlessly as your site (with a page link "?photos=1" instead of "/photos/"), and where did you add the code "if ($_GET['photos']) { include ipap stuff; } else { do the regular wordpress stuff }" in the index.php exactly? Would you please write a tutorial in detail?

    Thanks in advance!

  27. theredfox
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Absolutely agree with this. Its been frustrating the hell out of me because there is no good answer/solution. WP comes from the blog/CMS tradition which is concerned with text. But PICTURES and PHOTOS are fudamental to what people do on the web!!

  28. RummandDan
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hi There,

    My gallery plugin is only for wordpress, at the moment im building in som rather large changes into my gallery to make it very much integratable into posts and pages...

    Here you can see an implementation by a user...

    What are the main features you guys look for in a gallery implementation?

    You can download it from here if you want to try it out...

    Its mainly a gallery but i have thought about having an option when uploading new pictures into the gallery to automaticly post a draft (maybe even publish) a post with the picture into it...

  29. Christopher Anderton
    Inactive
    Posted 10 years ago #

    What i want is:

    - Simple
    - Drag and drop plug in
    - Fully integrated in WP admin
    - Thumbnails in the post
    Options:
    1. Thumbnail size, full image size (scaled or not)
    2. Clicking on the thumb should result in the full (or scaled image) show up as an single post.

    or

    2.1 Clicking on the thumb should result in the full (or scaled image) show up as an popup. (the none standard way).

    No thrills. No glitter and glamour. Barebone. No disco.
    That's what i want.

  30. rvblog
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    @RummandDan:

    - the ability to upload photos to various different folders (it would also be better if the folders could reside "outside" of the main photo gallery directory.

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