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#81 2005-04-18 18:24:40

Maleika E.A.
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From: Hamburg, Germany
Registered: 2004-12-11
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Re: [plugin] [ORPHAN] rss_thumbpop - Thumbnail Image Gallery w/ popups

wilshire, first, thank you for this very cool plugin.

If you don’t mind me asking – as I’ve been trying to figure out a solution to a problem I’m having for a while …

For a project I am working on, I’d like to make use of your gallery.

The problem I am facing is that the person I am doing this project for has a host that enforces a strict 2,000 file limit per folder/directory.

This does become an issue as all image files are automatically uploaded to the default image directory.

Furthermore, with the masses of images that are required for this project, it would be very convenient to have some sort of organization structure, e.g. having a parent folder and respective subfolders.

Is this possible with your plugin?

Thanks in advance for any info you can give me.

Regards,

Maleika

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#82 2005-04-18 18:58:07

wilshire
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From: Akron, Ohio
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Re: [plugin] [ORPHAN] rss_thumbpop - Thumbnail Image Gallery w/ popups

Maleika – The plugin is only used to display images that are already loaded into Textpattern. It would probably take an admin plugin or a change to Textpattern to allow you to save file to subdirectories before the plugin could display them.

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#83 2005-04-18 18:59:23

wilshire
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Re: [plugin] [ORPHAN] rss_thumbpop - Thumbnail Image Gallery w/ popups

To anyone who uses this plugin

I’m making some updates for use on my site so now’s your chance to throw out any suggestions. All I’m looking at so far is allowing for the full size image to be displayed on the current page either above or below the thumbnails.

Anything other ideas or outstanding problems that people are having?

Last edited by wilshire (2005-04-18 19:44:54)

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#84 2005-04-18 19:37:15

Maleika E.A.
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Re: [plugin] [ORPHAN] rss_thumbpop - Thumbnail Image Gallery w/ popups

Thank you for your response. I appreciate it. :)

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#85 2005-04-18 22:40:55

soulship
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Re: [plugin] [ORPHAN] rss_thumbpop - Thumbnail Image Gallery w/ popups

Hey Rob,

If you really are going to dive into it, something along the way of Max Ziebel’s with thumbnails and a display area for showing the full sized image would be out of this world. I am not a coding person, but I thought I would throw it out there. If we can get the scripting on the serverside and avoid all of the javascript that would be stupendous. I don’t know if anyone else has noticed, but I had Max’s plugin installed for a friend’s site and it does not work with the latest “patch” for ie6, it throws about a thousand javascript errors and thumnails open in a new full size window now. (it still works fine in Mozilla go figure) But I like the funtionality that it has, with nice little thumbnails and a output right underneath. It makes for nice a tight little display.

Jamie

Last edited by soulship (2005-04-18 22:43:54)

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#86 2005-04-18 23:37:56

danielk
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Registered: 2004-03-04
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Re: [plugin] [ORPHAN] rss_thumbpop - Thumbnail Image Gallery w/ popups

Hmm, if I got to request anything

the ability to bulk upload images in a zip file, define a category, and be done with it.

but that doesn’t really apply to your very handy plugin though, now does it?

how about a random gallery? something where somone could specify a quantity of images, randomly selected, and then have an option that will either have the images take you to the gallery page that they originated from, or just open the popup window, like normal, with the selected image.

a variation of this would be a recent gallery. same idea, but it would display the most recently uploaded images.

oh, and the option to enable scroll if the image is bigger than the popup window. had an image that was fairly wide, and couldn’t scroll sideways.

I just started using the plugin, and it seems to do everything I want. This was just some ideas that I thought would be cool.

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#87 2005-04-19 00:42:49

rbl
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Registered: 2004-02-25
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Re: [plugin] [ORPHAN] rss_thumbpop - Thumbnail Image Gallery w/ popups

> I’m making some updates for use on my site so now’s your chance to throw out any suggestions

Wilshire, what about that “catch all” option I mentioned some posts ago? I have all my photos in categories and there are a lot of them.
Instead of writing:
category=

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#88 2005-04-19 01:28:25

wilshire
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Re: [plugin] [ORPHAN] rss_thumbpop - Thumbnail Image Gallery w/ popups

Thanks for the suggestions so far. Here’s what I’ve included:

  • thumbnails can now be linked to a full size image that will apear on the same page as the thumbnails
  • the full size image can appear either above or below the thumbnails
  • added the ability the show images from all categories
  • added the ability to sort images randomly (in addition to by date asc, date desc, name and caption)
  • the old external thumbpop.php file now included in the plugin so theres no need to upload it separately

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#89 2005-04-19 02:07:21

rbl
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From: Portugal
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Re: [plugin] [ORPHAN] rss_thumbpop - Thumbnail Image Gallery w/ popups

One of my original quirks with it was that I couldn’t find a way to display the alt text bellow the thumbnail instead of the caption.
Since the alt text is usually a simple description like “girl holding flower” and the caption is a much more elaborate description of the image, I think it’s logic to use it like a title.

Another one more, rather simple, that I’ve included by hand but some folks might enjoy it: clicking the image will close the window.

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#90 2005-04-19 16:48:45

wilshire
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Re: [plugin] [ORPHAN] rss_thumbpop - Thumbnail Image Gallery w/ popups

rbl – The display of the alt text below would be an easy enough switch. The window closing I’m not sure about. I’d prefer using a close button. I don’t like when things happen that you don’t expect. A button labeled close I would expect to close a window while having the same happen just from clicking the picture seems like it could be confusing to some. I think that ones best left for people to add as you did it they want. Thanks again for the suggestions.

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