Battling WordPress and Gallery Software

I’m still looking at Gallery2 replacements, I suspect I’ll be summarising what I think of the ones I’m checking out (since I need it to work on this webserver setup, I do do some of the testing live, so hooray for random links appearing 😉 ). I’ve got some links to follow up from my hosts’ forums, and specifically am looking for 3 things – automatic page creation and allowing gallery subpages, thumbnails available for WordPress posts and that it works properly with WordPress 2.8. If anyone does use one, give me a shout which it is. I’m going to retest NextGEN which is the most well known WordPress one (despite its, to me, seemingly highly beta status), then move onto other solutions. The battle began with me basically reinstalling the latest WordPress and fixing it’s own internal gallery upload system (the flash bit failed to work until I used the internal SSL admin side, rather then the AdminSSL plugin for instance). I won’t back down now, even though this is taking forever. In the mean time I’ll use Gallery2 to upload bits and pieces, and wait to get around to my notes from Brighton with associated pictures.

It’s never easy, is it? Hopefully this might help someone else who wants a good bit of gallery software so they don’t have to use the admittedly-nice-looking Flickr or somesuch, since I do certainly want to self-host these images, and not rely on things like “term of use” and “ownership rights”, sigh.

2 thoughts on “Battling WordPress and Gallery Software”

  1. Yes, it’s surprising there isn’t a better open-source image gallery software. I installed Gallery 2 at work for internal use, and it handles large volumes of images (100,000+) relatively well, but the “stable” release is still relatively buggy. Gallery 3 is coming out, which looks a bit better.

    I installed and tested about ten “opensource PHP image libraries”, but none with a view to integrating with wordpress, so I can’t really help.

  2. I might use Gallery3 if it is a serious improvement, and I can hack together a theme around it, Gallery2 still is thumbs down though.

    If I find there are no suitable WordPress plugins, I will have to look around – basically PHP image libraries might be something I can use (ie; replace Gallery2’s functionality) since there is usually the odd plugin to link up pictures in a WordPress post. I’ll get back to you if I find there is no other way and need to look at those types of gallery myself 🙂

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