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Piwigo.com gets its own blog

Another step for Piwigo.com with a dedicated blog. Because I really appreciate the user experience on WordPress.com I’ve decided to use a self-hosted WordPress.

Piwigo.com gets its own blog, powered by WordPress

Piwigo.com gets its own blog, powered by WordPress

Why not another WordPress.com account:

  1. I wanted no ads (the No-Ads upgrade costs $30)
  2. I wanted a perfect integration with other pages on Piwigo.com  (the Custom Design upgrade costs $30)
  3. I wanted it on URL piwigo.com/blog (not possible with WordPress.com) or at least on blog.piwigo.com ($12 on WordPress.com)

Considering that we have a dedicated server for Piwigo.com presentation website and because I have the skills to run a web application, paying an additional $72/year does not really makes sense.

I’ve installed WordPress 3.1.3. I wanted to customize header, footer and CSS. Just like Piwigo, WordPress has child themes : I have created the “piwigo.com” theme, with twentyten as template (as “parent” theme). As my customizations are only made on my own theme, I won’t have to care about losing them on future upgrades of WordPress.

Compared to my WordPress.com blog, the one you’re reading right now on piwigo.wordpress.com, I’ve lost the great WP Stats feature. I may reactivate it with the Jetpack package but I will rely on Piwik statistics for now.

Note: Jetpack is a collection of WordPress plugins designed by Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, founded by Matt Mullenweg, co-founder of WordPress. Jetpack is active on all WordPress.com blogs.

Does that mean this blog will be closed? No, absolutely not. I won’t write about topics like new releases or specific features on the Piwigo.com blog, so I still need a place for this kind of post!

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Written by plg

June 28, 2011 at 8:57 pm

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  1. So may be this will boost wordpress-piwigo integration which would be great news!

    Did you ever consider piwik-stats?

    Gershon Lehrer

    June 28, 2011 at 9:58 pm

  2. Hi Gershon,

    > So may be this will boost wordpress-piwigo integration
    > which would be great news!

    I’m not sure about that. I appreciate WordPress (for several years), this is just the first time I use it self-hosted on a live website. But I don’t plan to display photos from a Piwigo gallery into posts (well maybe later when we will have a Piwigo Galleries Directory with thousands of live photo galleries).

    Which improvements are you expecting in the wordpress-piwigo integration? (if people from Automattic are interested in integrating PiwigoMedia http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/piwigomedia/ and PiwigoPress http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/piwigopress/ THAT would be a great improvement in wordpress-piwigo integration 😉

    > Did you ever consider piwik-stats?

    Not yet, does it displays more information compared to Piwik dashboard?


    June 28, 2011 at 10:19 pm

  3. I was thinking of some added code in the core of piwigo which would make it easier to add a piwigo gallery on wordpress.
    Piwigopress is what I am using currently and it is indeed a great plugin!

    Piwik is a full stats package with many options.
    There is much more then the standard stats in piwik, but that is because it’s only goal is the collection of statitics.

    Gershon Lehrer

    June 29, 2011 at 8:31 am

  4. > make it easier to add a piwigo gallery on wordpress

    I’m afraid I don’t clearly understand what you mean. Can you describe with more details (and examples) what you’re expecting?

    > There is much more then the standard stats in piwik

    I have just tested the WP-Piwik plugin and actually I don’t see the added value compared to the Piwik dashboard.


    June 30, 2011 at 8:44 am

    • For example merging users from piwigo to wordpress and vice versa, to add full galleries to a post in wordpress and to enable the lightbox scriptsin wordpress of a piwigo gallery etc.

      Gershon Lehrer

      June 30, 2011 at 10:27 am

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