BP + NEXTGEN Gallery integrate
User Albums/Uploads (10 posts)

  1. vienem
    Posted 4 years ago #


    I am using this plugin on my BP install and I can see the My Gallery tab in each users profile but where are the 'Create Album/Gallery' and 'Upload' buttons? Or isnt there any yet?


  2. Bjarne
    Posted 4 years ago #

    BP-NextGen Gallery integrate only shows the pictures each member has uploaded through NextGen.
    So in order to upload you have to use the standard NextGen admin pages.

  3. EllsWeb
    Posted 3 years ago #

    What a shame.
    I was excited about nextgen and when I saw your plugin I thought I had found the perfect match.

    The unfortunate thing is, BP is a social networking plugin that is designed to keep people on the frontend. An integration should actually help to bring nextgen to the frontend so those users on the site, we don't want in the backend can use it.. Guess I will keep looking or get smart enough to do it myself... lol

    At least you have a link to the galleries.. That is a great start.. Thanks

  4. vienem
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hey bro I agree, the only reason I am thinking of changing to a new engine for my community is because BP has no albums and / or events.
    I did however code both BP-NextGen and Activity Plus to interact with one another, BP-NextGen creates an album for each member based on there username and then anything uploaded via activity plus plugin will be stored in there album.

    This isn't ideal but worked well except the thumbnails for images couldn't generate so had to do that now and again via the admin area, I also think NextGen Gal has little documentation for developers.

  5. EllsWeb
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes, it is unfortunate that BP doesn't get on board with what people are looking for on the social networking side of things. The logic in coding to make things difficult to both use standard WP Themes and install escapes me. And then to leave out albums all this time is sad.

    NextGen seems to have great potential, but stops short of what many people are looking for on the frontend. But I see it talked about by a lot of people. I was dissappointed to find that it is stuck in the dashboard.. But maybe someone will bring it to the front, who knows..

    What engine are you thinking about using @vienem, if I may ask?

  6. EllsWeb
    Posted 3 years ago #

    [edit] 'disappointed'..

  7. vienem
    Posted 3 years ago #

    i have tried a lot of social engines and so far jomsocial is the best for cheap and what I need. I do feel there missing the plot when it comes to buddypress plus wp and bp is very heavy on servers, u could try elgg (google it )

  8. EllsWeb
    Posted 3 years ago #

    yes, I have looked at elgg in the past and am actually considering putting up a test site to explore it's possibilities..

    So far, I personally have to this point in time, focused on the blogging aspect of social networking, but I'm becoming more aware of the fact that a lot of people just want to make short statements and socialize in certain niches.. So, the elgg software does interest me.

    Social engine is another alternative as well, and is similar price range as jomsocial. I like the layout of the social engine tho. It is very similar to FB.

    There is also Boonex Dolphin.. it is a free platform that you can purchase a license for to remove the links.. In the past though, people have complained about it's ability to handle large memberships.. Somthing I personally haven't had to deal with, but do so look forward to... lol

  9. vienem
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Social Engine with all the plugins is like £1000!! If your looking for something on the lines of Facebook and got £200 to spend on the project then go pickup PHPFox. I would love a copy of that and it also has an application api just like facebook lets people make apps. :)

  10. EllsWeb
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Oh, yes.. I knew there was another.. I do like phpfox..
    But, I haven't gotten to the point that I want to spend the money.. lol

    It is a consideration though..

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