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Titles, Paths and Configuration
Option Variable Description
Title for your PhotoPost Application galleryname Web site name – This appears in titles and page headers.

For example: My Photo Gallery

Web site name webname The name of your website.

For example: MyDomain.Com

Your Website URL (include http://) domain The URL to your website.

For example: http://www.mydomain.com

Administrator Email Address adminemail The email address you would like any administrator emails to originate from or be sent to.

For example: webmaster@mydomain.com

Data directory virtual path datadir The is the URL to your data directory

For example: http://www.mydomain.com/photopost/data

Full path to PhotoPost data directory datafull This is the web / virtual path to the data directory. This path must be set as your server “sees” the directory. On virtual servers, this path may be different that the one that you see – so check with your ISP to see what full path you need to include.

For example: /sites/site5/web/photopost/images

URL to your forums main directory (optional) vbulletin This is the virtual path to your forum installation.
Full path to Header Include File header If you would like to include a header on all your pages, enter the full path to the html (or php) file here.

For example: /sites/site5/web/photopost/header.php

Full path to the footer include file footer If you would like to include a footer on all your pages, enter the full path to the html (or php) file here.

For example: /sites/site5/web/photopost/footer.php

Full path to HTML file containing head tags headtags If you would like to include “head tags” on all your pages, enter the full path to the html file here. If you want to include javascript or other code which would be inserted into the <head></head> area, this would be the file to place them in.

For example: /sites/site5/web/photopost/headtags.html

 URL to PhotoPost PHP directory  maindir  This is the URL to your PhotoPost Installation.

For example: http://www.mydomain.com

 User Registration System  vbversion  This variable can only be set during installation – it is your selection for a User Registration System. Depending on your selection, this variable will be automatically set to one of the following: Internal, 2.0.3, w3t, dcforums, ib, phpBB2
 URL to PhotoPost images directory  idir  This is the URL to the images directory uploaded into the PhotoPost directory. This is where images used in the PhotoPost interface are stored.

For example: http://www.mydomain.com/photopost/images

Your Commission Junction click-through URL cjurl If you want to earn a commission off any sales resulting from the clickthru on the copyright notice, you can establish a Commission Junction account and then insert your CJ Account number in this field. This will ensure that any click-thru’s are credited to your account.
Forum database table prefix dprefix If you are running UBBThreads and your database has a custom prefix, enter the prefix here. The prefix w3t_ is not custom and can be left blank if you are using this default.

 

Index Display Options
Option Variable Description
Default number of comments per page defaultposts For each photo displayed, this value will determine how many comments appear on each page. When the number of comments exceeds this value, the user will be given a “page” reference to scroll through comments.
Show Most Recent Additions on Index page? mostrecent Called “Features”, when set to YES this option will display the most recently uploaded images on your index pages. The Feature box will only display when there are enough images to full up at least one full row. Recentcols and recentnum are used to determine how many thumbnails appear in each row and how many thumbnails will be displayed.
Number of columns for thumbnail pages thumbcols This setting sets the number of columns to be used in gallery mode for thumbnails. Users who have sidebars may want to use a small number of columns whereas people wanting to display the most would want a higher value. Recommended: 5
Display Members Gallery on the main index page? showmem The Member Gallery is a default gallery for every PhotoPost installation. Depending on your memformat value the Members Galleries either act as an index to all the photos uploaded by users or as a “personal” gallery for a user. Setting this to NO will cause the Members Gallery to not be listed on the index page.
Require users to be registered to view images? reqregister If you want your users to be registered to view images, then set this value to YES. Users will still see thumbnails, but will have to register to see medium or large images. This is good for “closed” board where you want to minimze bandwidth usage by non-members.
Do you want Members Gallery to show all of a users photos? memformat There are two formats of Members Galleries.

YES – this mode is similar to an index of all of a users photos. Selecting a users member gallery will provide a listing of all photos uploaded by that user.

NO – this mode treats the Members Gallery as a “personal” gallery in which only photos that have been explicitly uploaded here will be displayed.

Display headers during SlideShows? slidehead If you want the slideshows to display your headers, select YES. A setting of NO will cause just the images to be displayed.
Display photo and diskspace stats on index page? stats On the main index page are some statistics which show the number of photos, comments, users, disk space and top posters. Setting this value to NO will remove those stats from your index page.
Number of columns for most recent additions section? recentcols When a “Feature” is displayed on a page, this value is used to determine how many thumbnails will be displayed in a row. When enabled, a recentcols of 5 and a recentnum of 25 will result in 5 rows of 5 thumbnails.
Number of photos to display in the most recent additions section? recentnum When a “Feature” is displayed on a page, this value determines how many thumbnails of each feature will be displayed. When enabled, a recentcols of 5 and a recentnum of 25 will result in 5 rows of 5 thumbnails.
Show post count and photo details for cats without thumbs? catdetails Categories without thumbnails themselves do now have any posts or comments. Setting this value to YES will force a “top level category” to display the sum of all the subcats below it. A setting of NO will cause the category to show no values (and is typically used as a “seperator”).
Show recent photos in default location (bottom)? (if no, will display at top recentdefault This determines the location of the Most Recent Features. If set to NO the Most Recent features will display at the top of the index. If YES, then will display at the bottom of the index.
Show last photo thumbnail in member galleries listing? membthumb The Members Galleries page can include a thumbnail of the last photo uploaded. If this is set to YES then a thumbnail will be displayed. If set to NO, then no thumbnail will be displayed and just the user stats will show.
PhotoPost main table width, percent or pixels. tablewidth This determines the width of your tables used by PhotoPost. This calue can either be a fixed number or a percentage.
Depth (number of levels) of categories to display. catdepth On the Main Index page you can control how many “children” are displayed. A value of 0 says to only display top level categories and each increment will add one level of children to the list.
Display new comments/photos indicator on index? displaynew For registered users who are logged in, this will track when “new” photos or comments are in a category since their last visit. A “light arrow” will be illuminated to indicate that new photos/comments have been posted since their last visit.
Display and extract EXIF information from images? showexif Enabling this option will cause PhotoPost to use the JHEAD executable (set in your config-inc.php) to extract any EXIF information to be saved and displayed for photos uploaded. For this to work properly you need to have a properly installed JHEAD program which has the proper path set in the config-inc.php
Do you want to show the Members Gallery in List format? memblist There are two formats to the Members Gallery:

YES – In a “list” format with each user listed on a line.
NO – In a “gallery” format simply to a thumbnail gallery

Show Most Popular images on Index page? dispopular Determines weather a “Most Popular” Feature will be displayed in index pages.
Show Random images on Index page? disrandom Determines weather a “Random” Feature will be displayed in index pages.

 

Image and Diskspace Options
Option Variable Description
Default max diskspace for each user in Kb maxspace This is an overall value which is used for all usergroups. Individual usergroup settings can be adjusted in the Admin Usergroups section; otherwise if those values are set to 0, this value will be used. A value of 0 indicates there is no limit to the amount of space a user can consume with uploads.
Default maximum file upload size in kB uploadsize This is the overall value that is used for all usergroups when determining the maximum size of a file upload. You can change this for individual user in the Admin Usergroups area; if a value of 0 is used in that area, this value will be used. A value of 0 means that any size file can be uploaded.
Thumbnail image max width and height in pixels previewwidth This is the size of your thumbnails that will be produced from an original. Since all resizes are proportional, the larger sized variable (height or width) will be resized to this value. Images that are smaller than this value will not have their images resized, but a copy of the original will be used.
Max allowable image width in pixels maxwidth This is the maximum width of an image that you will accept. If resizeorig (below) is set, then the images that exceed this value will be downsized to this value. If resizeorig is set to NO, then the user will be told their photo exceeds our limits.
Max allowable image height in pixels maxheight This is the maximum height of an image that you will accept. If resizeorig (below) is set, then the images that exceed this value will be downsized to this value. If resizeorig is set to NO, then the user will be told their photo exceeds our limits.
Trigger medium graphic height and width biggraphic If you want a “medium” sized image, then this is where you would specify the size of the medium image. If either the height of width exceeds this value, a “medium” image will be produced from the original and saved. This can save bandwidth challenged users from having to download large files unless they elect to see the fullsized version.
Enable watermarking of photos with overlay image? annotate If you want to add a watermark to your images, then set this value to YES. You can turn off watermarking by selecting NO. You will need to make sure gravity and watermark are properly set.
If enabled, position of overlay watermark on images. gravity If you want a watermark placed in the image, you would select from this dropdown list where you want the watermark to be placed.
If photo upload width or height exceeds maximums, resize upload down to max dimensions? resizeorig If an image exceeds the maxwidth or maxheight variables (above), then you can elect to have those images “downsized” to match the relative value. This saves a user from having to resize their own images for upload.
Full server path to watermark overlay image. watermark This is the full server path to your watermark image. We recommend using PNG files with an alpha transparency as they seen to work best with light or dark images.

For example: /sites/site5/photopost/images/photopost.png

Save and display medium and large images? bigsave If you only want a gallery of thumbnails, then set this value to NO. A value of YES says to save all images, but a value of NO says to only save the thumbnails and nothing else.
Maximum multimedia upload size in Kb mmuploadsize If you want to allow multimedia uploads, then you need to specify the max filename for these. This is a global setting and defaults to the PHP size of 2MB. If you want to increase your size beyond 2MB you may have to edit your PHP.INI file (and the uploadphotos.php where you find 200000) to allow for larger files to be uploaded.
Allow multimedia uploads? allowmedia This is a YES or NO setting that determines if multimedia files can be uploaded. Set to YES to allow multimedia uploads.

 

Diskspace Options

Option Variable Description
Uploaded photos require admin approval? moderation If you want to approve any uploaded images before anyone can see them, then set this option to YES. Any images uploaded will appear on the Approval page in your Admin area. (In addition, you will see a checkmark next to the Admin menu option when there are photos waiting for approval.)
Remove upload file size and disk space limits for admins? adminnolimit If you set this to YES, then the Administrator will not have any limit as to the disk space for their uploads. Most people set this to YES.
Exclude admin uploads from photo approval process? adminexclude If you set this to YES, then the Administrator’s uploads will not be subject to “moderation” if you have that set to YES.
Notify Admin of New Uploads? uploadnotify If you set this to YES, then you will receive an email (set in adminemail above) whenever a new photo is uploaded. A new email will be sent for each image uploaded.
Do you want to be notified of all new comments? notifyadmin If you set this to YES, then you will receive an email (set in adminemail above) whenere a new comment is posted. A new email will be sent for each post made.
Display unapproved comments? moderatecoms If you want to “moderate” user comments, that is approve comments before anyone can read them, set this to YES. Comments are approved in the Admin area.

 

User and User Registration options
Option Variable Description
Use email to notify users? useemail This option determines weather you want users to be notified of photo approvals and deletions via email. If set to YES any actions on their photos will result in an email notification to that user.
Comments increment user post count? cpostcount Determines weather posting a comment will increment the users post count by 1. This works for all forums as well.
Photo uploads increment user post count? ppostcount Determines weather posting a photo will increment the users post count by 1. This works for all forums as well.
Allow users to send e-Cards? enablecard
When set to YES, enables the Send an eCard feature.
Allow users to be notified of new posts via email? usenotify If enabled, users can select a checkbox that will result in email notifications of any comments/ratings posted to their photos.
Use COPPA for registration? coppa If you want to enable a COPPA form for user registrations, set this value to YES to prompt users to input their birthdates.
Full Path to Registration Rules, or leave blank for default rules. rules This is a path to your “forum rules” which would be used in place of PhotoPost default.

For example: /sites/site5/web/photopost/rules.html

Require verification of email address upon registration? emailverify When using the Internal Registration system, this option determines weather a user has to click on a link emailed to them to “verify” their account before they can upload or post. This option is useful if you want to ensure that the email address a users uses to register is valid.
Your mailing address to receive COPPA permission forms? address The mailing address where you want COPPA forms sent.
Full path to COPPA rules file, or leave blank for default? copparules This is a path to your “COPPA rules” which would be used in place of PhotoPost default.

For example: /sites/site5/web/photopost/coppa.html

Allow new user registrations? allowregs If you want to disable new user registrations, then set this value to NO. The Register link will be removed from the menu bar and new registrations will be disabled.
Allow users to upload photos? allowup If you want to disable uploads to your forums, set this to NO.
Allow users to post comments? allowpost If you want to disable comments, set this to NO. This also has the effect of removing the Posts columns from the Index page. Even if a photo has comments posted, they will not display with this set to NO.
Require unique email addresses for user registration? emailunique Forces users to use unique email addresses when registering (avoiding letting a user register for multiple ids).
Do you want to allow ZIP uploads? allowzip If you want to allow users to upload ZIP files of images, set this option to YES and configure zipuploaddir and zipuloadurl below.
PATH to ZIP upload directory? (If allowed) zipuploaddir The variable is the full path to your uploads directory. User directories will automatically be created by PhotoPost so that multiple uploads will not interfere with each other.

For example: /sites/site5/web/photopost/uploads

URL to ZIP uploads directory? zipuploadurl The URL path to the directory in zipuploaddir above.

For example: http://www.mydomain.com/photopost/uploads

Allow members to rate photos? allowrate This option can be used to disable the photo rating system. Comments will still be allowed (see allowpost), but the rating selection will be disabled.
Do you want to prompt for optional info during registration? getoptional For Internal registrations only, this option can be used to specify the input of “optional” field during registration. If you do not want to ask for such items as Birthday, Hobbies, Occupation, then set this value to NO.
Allow users to move/delete their own images? userdel Similar to “self moderation” – this option allows users to move or delete their own images.
Allow users to create Personal allowpa Personal Albums are like sub categories for users. If
Albums?   enabled, they can create their own albums (even Private password protected ones) to store their photos in. Photos posted in Private albums do not appear in Features.

 

Field Display and Optional Fields

Option Variable Description
Optional Photo Field #1 (blank for none) extra1name If you want to prompt users for additional information during uploads (and display this data), then enter the name of the information you want to prompt users for here. There can be up to 6 custom fields.
Optional Photo Field #2 (blank for none) extra2name See above.
Optional Photo Field #3 (blank for none) extra3name See above.
Optional Photo Field #4 (blank for none) extra4name See above.
Optional Photo Field #5 (blank for none) extra5name See above.
Optional Photo Field #6 (blank for none) extra6name See above.
Display filesize? dispfs When displaying image information, you can turn off “file sizes” by setting this to NO.
Display views? dispviews When displaying image information, you can turn off “views” by setting this to NO.
Display date? dispdate When displaying image information, you can turn off the “date” by setting this to NO.
Display dimensions? dispdims When displaying image information, you can turn off the “image dimensions” by setting this to NO.
Display keywords? dispkeys When displaying image information, you can turn off the “keywords” by setting this to NO.
Display description? dispdesc When displaying image information, you can turn off the “description” by setting this to NO.
Display ratings that have no comments attached? dispempty When displaying image information, you can turn off “empty comments” (that is comment which only contains a rating and no text) by setting this to NO.
Display title under photo? disptitle When displaying image information, you can turn off the “title” by setting this to NO.
Display quickratings under photos? dispquick When displaying a photo, you can turn off “quick ratings” by setting this to NO. Quick Ratings is a box displayed under photo information that lets a user select a rating.
Do you want to allow people to download their favorites? allowfavzip Enables a DOWNLOAD link on the My Favorites page that lets users download a ZIP of the photos contained in the My Favorites folder.
Display # of comments indicator under thumbnails? dispcoms When displaying image information, you can turn off the “# of comments” by setting this to NO.

 

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