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Old July 22nd, 2004, 05:48 AM   #1
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A few questions

I'm considering PhotoPost for a fan site hosting community and I had a few questions:

How are folders organized? Are pictures uploaded/ftp'd into one directory or are there directories for each category or user? If possible I'd like to be able to let users ftp to their own directory

How does an album differ from a sub category?

Can static html pages be generated?
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Old July 22nd, 2004, 08:42 AM   #2
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Normally, FTP cannot be used to upload images - very insecure. However, if you wanted to configure your server to allow people to upload images into their own "uploads" directory, you could do this. Then when they run upload photos, the images would already be in their processing directory (There is an uploads staging area with sub directories by userid).

Albums are created by users and associated with the user, categories are created by the admin and appear in the main index.

I'm not sure what you mean can static html pages be generated, unless you mean like a gallery maker application that generates html and image links - if so, the answer is no. However, the nature of PhotoPost is that its not a static system because users can upload images at any time.
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Old July 23rd, 2004, 03:07 AM   #3
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"However, if you wanted to configure your server to allow people to upload images into their own "uploads" directory, you could do this. Then when they run upload photos, the images would already be in their processing directory (There is an uploads staging area with sub directories by userid)"

I'm not sure that I understand what you mean but so to clarify...

Photopost stores images into folders assigned to each user

If I allow users to ftp their pictures, they would ftp to a different directory and then use "URL of page to parse images from:" to transfer the images from their ftp directory to their PP folder? Is this correct?

Albums are created by users and associated with the user, categories are created by the admin and appear in the main index.

So I can create a bunch of top level categories e.g. Actors, Actresses, Movies, etc and within them, users can create albums for a particular actor or actress or movie.

Another question, are there template tags to help customize the layout of the templates?
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Old July 23rd, 2004, 06:55 AM   #4
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Photopost assigns each registered user a upload directory where his files are processed. What Michael is saying if you really want to give people ftp power to your site you could create an ftp account which would have access to say the server path to their own photopost upload directory period

this is not a good idea though. If a normal user whom you allow to upload comes to your site he can upload a file via the normal upload script so I dont think you should worry about this ftp thing.

Photopost stores images into folders assigned to each user

If I allow users to ftp their pictures, they would ftp to a different directory and then use "URL of page to parse images from:" to transfer the images from their ftp directory to their PP folder? Is this correct?

No. I beleive what Michael was hinting out is above that I discussed but not a very secure thing to do.

Albums are created by users and associated with the user, categories are created by the admin and appear in the main index.

So I can create a bunch of top level categories e.g. Actors, Actresses, Movies, etc and within them, users can create albums for a particular actor or actress or movie.

Yes but user's albums personal albums are only seen by them

Another question, are there template tags to help customize the layout of the templates?

I dont quite know what you mean by template tags but if your asking are the templates marked throughout saying what each part does the answer is NO
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