The Gallery is place to keep all your members, or your own favourite pictures in one place. Plus people canrate them, organize them or comment on them. (and much more) You have 25mb of space for your Gallery.
So here's your guide to getting yourself a working Gallery.
1) Goto the AdminCP -> Gallery Configuration and click Install.
2) Click on Gallery Configuration again
Now you will be faced with an army of checkboxes and form. Let's sort through these and get them set accustomed to your personal tastes.
Max allowed image height:
Maximum height of images allowed in the gallery
Max allowed image width:
Maximum width of images allowed in the gallery
Max image filesize:
Maximum Filesize of images in the gallery
Images per page:
Choose how many images you want shown per page
Max thumbnail width:
Maximum width of a thumbnail in the gallery(a smaller version of the picture)
Max thumbnail height:
Max height of thumbnails
Max display Image Width:
Max display Image Height:
Max Category Image Width:
Max Category Image Height:
Display who is viewing a picture
On a pictures page you can see near the bottom the words "0 Members and 0 Guests are viewing this picture." This is what checking this box enables
Resize Images if too large
Exactly what it says...if an image larger than your specified size is added the forum will resize it
Display newest comments first.
Self-explanitory. New comments, go at the top
Show pictures ratings
Show top rated pictures on the main page
On the main Gallery page(after clicking the gallery button) there will be a section added that displays images with the highest overall rating on your forum if you check this box
Show the most recent images on the main page
On the main Gallery page(after clicking the gallery button) there will be a section added that displays the newest images added to your forum if you check this box
Show the most viewed images on the main page
On the main Gallery page(after clicking the gallery button) there will be a section added that displays the most viewed images added to your forum if you check this box
Show the most commented images on the main page
Same as above, but the most commented
Allow the user to toggle if comments can be shown on a picture or not
Show total views
Under each picture's thumbnail it will show the total views of the picture
This entire area of this page is rather selfexplanitory. If you check the box it will show up under the thumbnail.
Save all this with the Save Settings button
Here you can Add Categories for your Gallery, Delete them and edit them with their respective links.
You can also edit the individual permissions for each category and reorder the categories with the [up] and [down] buttons.
Adding a Category:
Click Add Category
Parent Category: Choose a Parent Category or leave set to None
Description: Type a description of the Category
Gallery Icon Url: You can put a direct link to an image that you want to use as an icon for the Category if you wish
Upload Gallery Icon: Browse your computer to upload an image to use as an icon for the Category if you wish.
Sort by: Use the dropdown box to choose how you want the images sorted
Order: Choose Ascending or Descending
If you would like the images that are uploaded to this Category to also be posted in a Board on your forum:
Boards Name: Use the dropdown box to choose the Boards Name
Check the following as you wish:
Fullsize image in posted topic
Show link to main image page
Click Add Category
Set Category Permissions
After you Add a Category you will be back at the Manage Categorys Page.
Click the Permissions link across from the Category you just created.
Here you set Permissions for your Membergroups.
Use the dropdown box, choose a Membergroup.
Put checkmarks in the boxes you wish the Group to have access to use.
Click the Add Permissions Button.
Do this for all of your Membergroups
Here you can Approve and Delete Images that are uploaded by members that are not set to auto approve.
Here you will see any images that are reported
(Images can be reported by Membergroups set to be allowed to report images in Admin > Permissions)
Here you can Approve Comments for Membergroups that are not set to Auto Approve in Admin > Permissions
CATEGORY PERMISSION LIST
You can check/edit your Category Permissions here
Remember to go to Admin > Permissions and Modify each of your membergroups
The following permissions need to be set:
View SMF Gallery
Edit own Picture
Delete own Picture
Edit own Comment
Auto Approve Comments
Auto Approve Pictures