• Battling-Obesity.com Now Has a Gallery

    January 18th, 2007HARTQuickies

    * The Battling-Obesity.com Gallery

    It’s not that much news that I’ve been looking for gallery scripts for about a year and a half now. I’ve got two big galleries, one for the PetLvr blog and the other for the HARTandYVONNE blog. But, it’s a lot of work for simple blogs, that are not photography blogs. This is all I wanted out of a gallery:

    1) Something simple, like my various directory script galleries that I have setup around my domains (like the Victoria Beach gallery) but integrated into WordPress.

    2) I do not want to maintain a gallery, or add to it or upload pictures to it or sort it. I just wanted a gallery automatically created from the already existing pictures that are in my blog.

    3) It would be nice to be able to comment on a picture, to describe it better or link back to the original page where the picture originated – if I wanted to.

    Well, 2 out of 3 aint bad!

    I’m using the Lazy Gallery Plugin. It pretty much creates thumbnail views and displays the pictures anyway you want. For the picture gallery, you setup a default directory, and since the later versions of wordpress, these are now /wp-content/uploads/ … and a perfect starting point for the gallery! It just so happens that in the Battling-Obesity blog, I’m using the option to sort pictures by month by year so it only helps keep this gallery organized.

    It probably won’t work on a few of my blogs, because since version 1.52 of wordpress .. most of my pictures were being posted straight into /wp-content/ folder. And, if you set this up as your default gallery .. then the sub-folders for the plugins and cache and themes and all that shows up for display too – No exceptions! I probably will reorganize if I decide to do it on these older blogs. Also, you are required to actually place a file called lazy-index.php into your root wordpress folder .. but I renamed mine as gallery.php and added a few lines before and after the gallery, as you can see.

    Check it out – it might be what you are looking for too .. if you are posting a lot of pictures, and want to see them all in one place. I did – because I’m posting pictures of my daily meals .. and yes – I created every meal myself!

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