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  • Dave Wright


    Hi, I am relatively new to the wordpress system but am very quickly falling in love with it and feel it would be the perfect tool for an upcoming job.

    The project is a company photo library, all promotional photographs taken for the company would be stored on the site and be searchable and downloadable.
    Users could sign in, associate favourites with their user profile (similar to iStock lightboxes) and download the images in a choice of resolutions.

    I have a few of questions at this stage

    1. Do you think wordpress is the right tool for this job?
    2. Do you think BuddyPress is the right tool for handling the user end of things

    Also if anyof you have any tips, links to relevant tutorials, links to simialr systems using wordpress or plugin reccomendations I would love to hear them.

    many thanks

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  • I don’t see why wordpress wouldn’t be right for the job. I’ve slowly switched all my different sites to wordpress, seems I can do just about anything with it. It’s all a matter of getting your hands dirty, so to speak, figuring out how to do just what you want.

    Buddypress is a great tool, if it’s what you are looking for. It’s great for social aspects, profile stuff, etc.

    Take a look round the web for the variety of photo based themes….maybe you can find one that has the look you are going for. If you are going to use buddypress, your choice of themes gets a bit limited…kind of

    There is a plugin to update any theme to be BP compatible, and it works pretty well, but I’ve found some themes need some manual intervention. Justa few css tweaks, etc

    Dave Wright


    Thanks for the encouragement!

    A bit more reading has shown me perhaps buddypress is a little overkill for me, I have found a great simple plugin by kriesi which will do all my favouriting

    WordPress Plugin: My favorite posts

    The thing I am struggling a little with now is image re-sizing and download links.

    I want to be able to post an image and have wordpress show a preview size image and also have “download medium size” and “download hi res” buttons generated on the fly, is this possible?

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