Can someone please tell me if there will one day be an Gallery / Albums feature for this software. I am holding back my site due to its main use is to let users create albums. I know there are some third party plugins but not of them i have found are truly any good.
Please Please Please someone make this happen
Well i didnt think i would get this sort of response LOL thanks all for all your useful information. As i am not a programmer nor IT professional, i am just a simple press photographer. I will keep listening for info on the gallery situation and hopefully one day this will be resolved.
@DJPaul Hear, Hear. It is a common tactic of those who sling negativity and personal attacks to resort to a cry of “it’s a grave offense to criticize” when they are called out on it.
The bottom line is that no system is perfect. It’s certainly not all things to all people. Sometimes a component seems more “core” than others (based on it’s universal desirability) Gallery and Events fall into that category. Because of their importance to so many, the decision on which one to go with is a big one for most of us. hence the discussion.
So the discussion becomes, which direction should we go (with an image gallery, for example) NOT Oh and BP sucks so bad , etc.
So let’s hope everyone can take DJ’s advice and get back to discussing image options in BP.
btw Brajesh’s Gallery goes beta today. FTW
As i am not a programmer nor IT professional, i am just a simple press photographer. I will keep listening for info on the gallery situation and hopefully one day this will be resolved.
Zenphoto is the only gallery script I’ve found that can handle uploads of 5+ Mb hi-res image files. NextGen is an excellent WP plugin, but not designed for professional photographers. Not sure if you’d need that for your BP gallery. That could be the trade-off going with a native beta BP plugin.
I like the idea of leveraging services like YouTube and Flickr and integrating them into your website using a plugin / API. You don’t reinvent the wheel and you end up with more online “channels” for your content. But the question is always just how well such generic solutions can integrate with your very specific tool (BuddyPress) and project requirements.
Wow guys I think that everyone needs to keep in mind just how far BuddyPress has come over the last year. Yes there have been some hiccups along the way, but 2009 has been an amazing year for BuddyPress! Just remember that we are still 1.x software here folks! I just found my 1.x version of Final Cut Pro the other day and the box alone is 1/5 the size of my current version 7.x of FCP Studio (and it ran on OS9). I tell you all this so to remind you that we are all here at the infancy of what is going to continue to be a fantastic piece of software! Cheers and Happy New Year!
Well it seems like you guys know what your talking about so i have yet another question, i do like buddypress but would joomla socail be a more professional all rounded bit of software for a socail network.
I think most of us here would say BP is miles better, but like all things in life that’s strictly personal. Personally the only alternative to bp is socialengine but that script expensive and has a bad community and a price tag on everything from support to themes and plugins.. I’d stay with BP
You will rip your fingernails out after only a few weeks with Joomla. Enjoy
I too have abandoned Joomla for the warmth that is WordPress. Joomla is ALL OVER the place, and we payed for the Joomsocial plugin..
@vincole I am also a BuddyPress convert too but I also was WordPress fan back before version 2. BuddyPress has come a very LONG way in a very short period of time. Because of the extensible nature of WordPress no two install need be the same. It’s an awesome piece of code!
Now in 100% honesty THE ONLY comparable software out there is SocialEngine. It’s funny though because they are in the midst of a big rev too, and I know that they are really looking at BuddyPress and looking at ways to out run and gun it. I would say if you are looking for an alternative to BuddyPress that is really the only good option.
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