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    Online Portfolio/Gallery

    Well I guess this is the best place to post this

    *C&P what I posted elsewhere *

    Hi all, I've just installed Joomla 1.5. I've got some experience with Joomla 1.0 here.

    Anyway, I'm looking into setting up an online website for people, members, to post their work. It will be dedicated to cars modified in photoshop. I've had a look at image hosting galleries, and I have this at my disposal on the server I use:
    http://www.spirewebsolutions.co.uk/4images/ (cant see upload area)
    http://www.spirewebsolutions.co.uk/coppermine/ (cant see registration link)
    http://www.spirewebsolutions.co.uk/gallery (seems best of the bunch, although requires a lot of disk space on server)

    Then I got thinking, members could upload to somewhere like photobucket, flickr, deviant art etc, and then post on my site.

    Was just wondering the best option for this? I thought Joomla could work ok. Is it possible to set up a category/section for each individual user, and the restrict their posting/publishing abilities to just that category? If so, that would be perfect!

    If nothing like this is possible with Joomla, could point me in a direction that would make it possible?

    cheers for readin

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    anyone able to help or suggest a program that will do what i want it to do?

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    Well for Joomla there is a Gallery component, which actually just is a bridge between an installation of Gallery2 and Joomla.

    The installation of Gallery isn't huge, what will be huge is the files you are having uploaded. Gallery is a great script. I dunno exactly how you can or should configure it, but I've set it up before just to see and it works. You will have to run the Legacy plugin until they get the bridge updated.

    You could also have them upload their files to Flickr or whatever, and then link them in their posts. Each of them could be limited to a single category if you want to take the time to set that up - you will probably need some help with some modules.

    You have to pick a system based on your overall needs. If you just want a photo sharing page, drop Joomla. Joomla is for news and content management, not for photos. You can get it to integrate for that purpose, since it would be more work to adapt Joomla to be just a photo sharing site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremywilken View Post
    Well for Joomla there is a Gallery component, which actually just is a bridge between an installation of Gallery2 and Joomla.

    The installation of Gallery isn't huge, what will be huge is the files you are having uploaded. Gallery is a great script. I dunno exactly how you can or should configure it, but I've set it up before just to see and it works. You will have to run the Legacy plugin until they get the bridge updated.

    You could also have them upload their files to Flickr or whatever, and then link them in their posts. Each of them could be limited to a single category if you want to take the time to set that up - you will probably need some help with some modules.


    You have to pick a system based on your overall needs. If you just want a photo sharing page, drop Joomla. Joomla is for news and content management, not for photos. You can get it to integrate for that purpose, since it would be more work to adapt Joomla to be just a photo sharing site.
    That's exactly what I want. Just re-installing Coppermine and see if I can get my head round that.

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    I don't know how Coppermine works, but it appears to be similar to Gallery2. So you are going to use Joomla with this or just Coppermine?
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    not 100% sure yet, may stick with joomla! both support sites seem ****

    joomla don't reply, and coppermine reply with "read section blah di ****ing blah of the documentation manual". My response is usually "i have and it still aint working, help please!"

    dicks.



    Anyway, I may go with joomla, I know enough about it to do what i want, but ideally wanna restrict users to only posting to their specific catagories

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    Well as with support from any open source project, they are volunteering so one cannot expect the same level of service and response as you would from a paid cms. So be gentle, they already have done a lot to provide you with that software. Googling the exact error with the program name is my favorite method of finding answers.

    If you go Joomla, your easiest route would be to have them link to their Flickr (or whatever) accounts. If you use Coppermine, it seems to be designed so that they have to upload the files to your site. That is a huge difference as well. Joomla can allow users to upload files, but it doesn't require you to in this situation. http://www.valpo.edu/wvur is a joomla site I run for my college - there are a few examples of how we pulled images from Flickr (Creative Commons License) to supplement our posts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremywilken View Post
    If you go Joomla, your easiest route would be to have them link to their Flickr (or whatever) accounts.

    That's what I plan on doin. My problem at the moment, is restricting users so that they can only post to catagorys i assign them to!

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    Are you wanting it to be something that you manage the users yourself or something that anyone can automatically sign up for and you don't have to mess with the administration?

    http://extensions.joomla.org/compone...782/Itemid,35/
    Last edited by gnomeontherun; 04-03-2008 at 04:29 PM.
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    I don't mind managing the users myself. To be honest, I will probably have about 15 or so sign up at the start, but don't expect to much from it. Maybe 1 or 2 members a month or summat

    Cheers for that link, will take a look at it

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    If you can do it manually, its easier with the components. To do it automatically might take some commercial components. Basically I had to create a unique permission group for each group of users, and assign each person to that.

    Good luck
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