- 1 Introduction to Gallery
- 2 Installing Gallery - Fantastico De Luxe
- 3 Manual Web Interface Installation
- 4 Manage the Gallery – Administrative Backend
- 5 Backup Gallery Database
Introduction to Gallery
The Gallery is one of the leading photo sharing web application on the net. It’s open-source nature and easy to use interface enables it to be one of the most used photo gallery solution. Throughout this tutorial we will go through the installation procedures and the use of the Gallery.
Installing Gallery - Fantastico De Luxe
- Step 1: Login to your Admin cPanel http://www.yourdomain.com/cpanel
- Step 2: Locate and click on the Fantastico De Luxe Icon
- Step 3: Under the “Image Galleries” section, find and click on “Gallery”
- Step 4: In the right panel, select “New Installation”
- Step 5: on page 1 of the installation process, you will be prompted for the installation directory. To have Gallery installed on your website’s main page (http://www.yourdomain.com) leave it blank else, insert the directory of your choice (http://www.yourdomain.com/gallery). Fill out all the required information accordingly and click “Install Gallery”.
- Step 6: A summary of the installation details will be posted. Once read, click “Finish Installation”. You will also the path of your “Gallery” installation.
Manual Web Interface Installation
Coppermine Photo Gallery installation could be done in 7 easy steps:
- Step 1: download the latest version of Gallery from the official website.
- Step 2: Uncompress the downloaded file to a specified directory on your desktop.
- Step 3: Upload the contents of the extracted folder (keeping the directories structure intact) to your web hosting account via FTP to a specified directory of your choice (e.g. /gallery).
- Step 4: Login to your Admin cPanel, locate & click on “MySQL Databases”.
- Step 5: Create a MySQL database named galler2 and save its name along with the username and password for future use.
- Step 6: Using your browser, go to the location of your newly uploaded files (step4): http://www.yourdomain.com/gallery
- Step 7: Here starts the web installation wizard. The first page is just a welcome page, to begin the installation procedure, click on “Begin Installation”. Next will be the Authentication page, where the script will make sure that you have the right privileges to do the installation procedure. Download the “login.txt” file as mentioned and place it in your “/public_html/gallery” directory.
Step 8: After successful Authentication, the script will perform a system check-up in order to make sure that all the server requirements are fulfilled. Any warnings will be displayed.
Step 9: After proceeding from the system check-up, now is the time to choose your “Installation Type”. You may choose between the “Standard Installation” and the “Multisite Installation”. For us, we will go for the “Standard Installation”
Step 10: After selecting the proper installation type, you will need to set the storage directory. Usually it is selected by default, but you may change it according to your needs.
- Step 11: Our current step is to provide the script with the proper database credentials as created previously.
Step 12: Next is the “Admin User Setup”. You will need to provide a username and a password in order to have administrative privileges.
Step 13: After successfully providing all the parameters that the script requires, the script will create the configuration file then install the Gallery Core, in addition to installing the proper plugins and performing a security check.
That will sum up all the installation steps. Enjoy using your Gallery...
Manage the Gallery – Administrative Backend
Gallery is the most important section in the administrative backend. It contains all the main functions needed to maintain your gallery and to manage it easily and flexibly. From this section, you may install new plugins to use with Gallery, create new groups and add new members to them, create new users, change the theme of the Gallery, and even fine tune the performance of the Gallery according to its use.
Just like it sounds, the Graphics Toolkits are graphic tools that enable you to edit your uploaded pictures accordingly. In addition to that, these tools help you process RAW images that were uploaded from digital cameras.
The Authentication section enables you to control the way your users authenticate themselves in order to login. HTTP Authentication is supported here and you have several parameters to enable/disable.
From within the Block Section, you can control the way the albums are displayed along with the images general layout. You may change the sorting order of the albums displayed or even select the proper frame for your pictures.
The commerce section contains 3 functions:
The first is the Fotokasten which enables the official gallery writers to receive a small commission for each print made from the website.
The second is the Zip Download where you provide the path to the zip executable.
The third is eCard, where you can edit the email template sent to the clients.
The look of your web gallery can be edit from here. From the icons displayed to dynamic albums slideshow applets, all can be controlled from this section.
The export section contains 2 parts: the first is the Google sitemap where you can export your site map and submit it to Google. The second is the RSS feeds where you can manage the RSS feeds settings of your website.
Having extra options added to your site is something very interesting. You can enable the picture rating where the users can rate each picture, also you can enable your users to comment on the published pictures and get to know their opinion about it.
This section contains important features that will help you do your work faster. You can import pictures from a webcam, from a previous version of Gallery (Gallery 1), or even from Picasa 2.
Backup Gallery Database
- Step 1: Login to your hosting account cPanel, locate and click on the “PhpMyAdmin” icon.
- Step 2: From within PhpMyAdmin, choose the gallery2 Database.
- Step 3: On the top menu of the database table list, click on “Export”
- Step 4: In the export options, make sure you:
- “Select All” Tables.
- Check “Structures” property.
- Check “Data” property.
- Check “Save as” option.
- Step 5: Once you double check that all the options in step 4 are set, click Go and save to the file to your desktop.
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