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« on: October 27, 2006, 06:39:47 pm »

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

SETTINGS

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
Again, self-explanitory
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


Manage Categories

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
or
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
Posting Options
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 
Lock Topic
 
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

APPROVE IMAGES
Here you can Approve and Delete Images that are uploaded by members that are not set to auto approve.

REPORTED IMAGES
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)

APPROVE COMMENTS
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   
  Add Picture   
  Edit own Picture   
  Delete own Picture   
  Rate Picture   
  Leave Comments   
  Edit own Comment   
  Report Pictures/Comments   
  Auto Approve Comments   
  Auto Approve Pictures   
  Personal Gallery   
  Manage Gallery




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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2006, 06:47:40 pm »

The gallery has a lot of features that will take a while to fully understand.
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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2006, 06:57:37 pm »

The gallery has a lot of features that will take a while to fully understand.

Expect me to have a lot of questions Wink
But I'm getting through it...well..I'm getting through the first page.
I'll probably leave a couple blanks. Please fill me in on those...
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2006, 08:45:01 pm »

Thank you Mike for the guide ive just received my email,ill have to check my forum now and follow your guide here,you are an angel and thank you SMF it seems all came at once.I hope i could work it out  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2006, 08:46:54 pm »

Thank you Mike for the guide ive just received my email,ill have to check my forum now and follow your guide here,you are an angel and thank you SMF it seems all came at once.I hope i could work it out Cheesy

No problem. If you need anything answered specifically...just ask. At the end of these I usually include a FAQ, so I'll try to answer popular questions in there too.
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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2006, 10:20:49 pm »

Ok ill im working on it now,still learning but ive already installed it,my question is ,the URL icon what is that mean?Sorry Mike expect me to have more questions to come and ill let you know if i did it right or wrong  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2006, 10:25:26 pm »

The url icon is if you want to have an image for that category that is hosted somewhere and it will be next to category description on the main category display.
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« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2007, 07:51:13 am »

Could someone tell what the  total size of the gallery is please?  Just so we have an idea of how many pics we can put in there.  thanks.
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« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2007, 08:43:41 am »

Sorry if I missed this somewhere along the line....how do I set up a board for the pic's to show in?
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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2008, 07:06:03 am »

is there any limitation on gallery  Undecided
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« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2008, 10:10:25 am »

is there any limitation on gallery  Undecided

There is 5 meg of space, if that is what you are asking

edit:   limit has been changed to 25mb
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« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2008, 07:59:37 pm »

Everytime I upload the Image link then post it into the gallery URL, it won't add the picture for some reason. The add picture button didn't do anything. I kept clicking it and it wouldn't open up anything.
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« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2008, 01:00:43 am »

The url icon is if you want to have an image for that category that is hosted somewhere and it will be next to category description on the main category display.

Hello Sir, Sorry but I don't get it.. can you please advice on this one?

Thank you!
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« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2008, 12:15:11 am »

is there any limitation on gallery  Undecided

There is 5 meg of space, if that is what you are asking

edit:   limit has been changed to 25mb
Is that 25 mb per person or per forum? for example MSN (which is closing) was 30 mg for managers who opened groups intially then smaller for others.

Sibyl I think I want you on my msn or icq LOL
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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
Max thumbnail width: Maximum width of a thumbnail in the gallery(a smaller version of the picture)
Max thumbnail height: Max height of thumbnails
what sizes are realistic

(math challenged for kb vs mb)

More I read here the more I get confused...
      Warning Gallery Category Image Path is not writable! C:/Inetpub/wwwroot/smfforfree3/Gallery/animalchatters/catimgs what does this mean
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« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2008, 11:33:08 am »

25mb total - not per  person.

I don't use icq/msn/yahoo nor any other messenger program

The amounts I really cannot advise you on.  That is something you neeed to figure out given the size of your forum  (your membership) and what sizes you want to set them to.     

Where are you getting tthat error msg? What are you doing when it happens?   Did it happen only once or does it happen every time you do the same thing?

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