Support » Plugin: Photonic Gallery for Flickr, Picasa, SmugMug, 500px, Zenfolio and Instagram » Please add the ability to have Photonic remember Smugmug account settings

  • I got this for the Smugmug support. Thanks for all your hard work.

    There’s two issues I’d like to bring up, however

    1) In the Insert Smugmug Gallery screen: Ideally this should display a list of the user’s galleries (like in Smugmug Slider or other plugins). But at the very least, please have it remember the last used settings for Smugmug user account (‘nickname’) and number of columns.

    2) Does each user really need to generate their own API key? I believe the developer usually generates a single API key and integrates it into the program. The current method works of course, it’s just not the real way to do it. I believe anyone can create a free Smugmug account and use that to go in and generate an API key.

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  • Plugin Author Sayontan Sinha


    While I can put something in for #1, the second is out of question. The main reason for that is rate limiting. Currently SmugMug doesn’t put any limits on how many requests can be made with an API key, but that can change. Basically if at any point of time SmugMug caps the number of requests, all copies of the plugin will be left out to dry and people’s sites might suddenly stop working.

    For any API the recommended way is to use your own API key and not someone else’s.

    Also bear in mind that the API key is tied to an API secret, and the two together are used for authentication (something that Photonic supports). That is definitely something a developer cannot pass around.

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