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Archive for February 2011

Piwigo 2.2 Release Candidate 3 and User Upload

This should be the last Release Candidate before 2.2.0.  You can read full details on the forum announcement (includes the magic download link).

The User Upload feature is removed from Piwigo 2.2 default features. This is a design choice. The Community plugin is now responsible for this feature. Starting from version 2.2.a, the Community plugin is not bound to pLoader anymore: now you can activate the advanced upload form for users as well. Of course, users will also be able to add photos with remote softwares like pLoader, Jiwigo, Lightroom, Shotwell, Digikam…

The Community plugin doesn’t imply full trust anymore: you can say that photos added by Friends (the group) needs to be validated by an admin, while photos added by Paul (the user) are directly visible in the gallery. You can also give the right to create sub-albums.

1. the administrator creates upload permissions by answering following questions:
* who? any visitor, any registered user, a user, a group
* where? the whole gallery or a specific album
* level of trust? high (immediate visibility in the gallery) or low (photos needs to be validated)

Piwigo User Upload with Community plugin, manage permissions

Manage Upload Permissions

2. if at least one permission matches the current user, a link [i]Upload photos[/i] is added in the menu. This is the upload form, as full featured as it is in the administration panel: automatic resize, thumbnail creation, automatic rotation, several photos at once, progress bar…

Piwigo User Upload with Community plugin, upload form

User Upload Web Form

If the user has a low level of trust for this album, photos are now pending for validation. Administrators are notified by email.

Piwigo User Upload with Community plugin, uploaded photos

User Upload Web Form, 4 photos uploaded

3. administrators open the pending photos screen and decide which photos to validate and which to reject. Admins can also edit photos and albums before validation.

Piwigo User Upload with Community plugin, pending photos

Pending Photos in Administration Panel

Community plugin version 2.2.a is ready for your beta test. First step is to run a Piwigo 2.2.0RC3 then you can install the Community plugin from the plugin manager as usual.

Details about Piwigo 2.2.0RC3 and downloads

Written by plg

February 25, 2011 at 10:12 pm

Improvements on Additionnal Pages

Plugin Additional Pages is getting more user friendly. This is the kind of improvement I really like! First, let’s remind what Additional Pages is : this is a plugin for Piwigo to add pages with free content. Example of use: introducing yourself or talking about your photography business (activity and prices). With Additional Pages, Piwigo gets basic CMS features. P@t has released many improvements this week:

  • nicer URL pattern : /page/my-business instead of /additional_page/12
  • option to set a page as homepage and hide the index.php?/page/my-business in the URL when it’s homepage
  • the administration screens are simpler to use (less fields and checkboxes)

Additional Pages is one of the most translated plugin, with 16 languages.

Additionnal Pages plugin for Piwigo, add a page

Create a new page, advanced editing options are provided by plugin FCK Editor

Additionnal Pages plugin for Piwigo, manage your pages

On the manage screen, you can sort your pages, edit or delete them

Additionnal Pages plugin for Piwigo, block in the gallery menu

On the gallery, a new block appears in the menu

Additionnal Pages plugin for Piwigo, example of demo page

Here is an example of page for the demo

To install Additional Pages plugin on your Piwigo photo gallery, go to screen [Administration > Plugins > Manage > Other plugins available] and click on “install” in the Additionnal Pages box.

Additional Pages official pages

Written by plg

February 24, 2011 at 10:23 am

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Insert your photos from Piwigo into WordPress

This feature has been expected for a long time and João C. proposes it with PiwigoMedia : WordPress users can easily insert photos from their Piwigo photo gallery into a blog post. Easily means :

  1. browse your gallery
  2. select photos
  3. click on the “insert into post” button

Note: PiwigoMedia is a plugin for WordPress, not for Piwigo


settings for PiwigoMedia
Define the Piwigo URL, Piwigo can be on another server.
WordPress post editor (TinyMCE) with PiwigoMedia button
when you edit your WordPress post, a new button appears to select photos from Piwigo
the PiwigoMedia window, to select your photos from Piwigo
select a category (an album), then one ore more photos and insert them into your WordPress post
photos from Piwigo inserted into WordPress post
Photos from Piwigo are inserted as links into your WordPress post


PiwigoMedia is really simple to use and does the job the right way. As PiwigoMedia smartly uses the Piwigo web API, your Piwigo doesn’t have to be installed on the same server or in the same database. Your Piwigo can be installed on the other side of the planet!

Visit João C. website and Download PiwigoMedia

Written by plg

February 15, 2011 at 9:27 pm

Posted in Miscellaneous

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Piwigo 2.2 Release Candidate 2 is out

… and you’re welcome if you want to be part of the beta-testing effort!

With 2.2.0RC1 beta tests, many bugs were found by users and fixed by the development team.

Beta-testing can be very easy. You can even send me a private message and we will create a beta-testing environment, just for you.

Read more details about Piwigo 2.2.0RC2 and download it

Written by plg

February 9, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Posted in Miscellaneous

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