Having trouble linking to images on another user’s account
Hi there. I was trying to create a slideshow/gallery, and add another user’s images via URL (since I don’t know any other way to do it), but my links are going all screwy. I can only get the thumbnails to work, but I’d like to use the full-size pic. I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong, if there’s a simpler way to go about it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.
I’m sorry for bumping, but this problem has basically brought production to a standstill. And if it helps any, I’m using BP Album+ for it.
I’m not sure I understand your question …are you:
a) Trying to build a “gallery” of your user’s images by manually pasting the links from the images into some sort of hand-built web page? If so, you should be using the Global Media Page template functions http://code.google.com/p/buddypress-media/wiki/UsingTheGlobalMediaPage
b) Trying to use the oEmbed URL function in one of the 0.1.9 nightly builds published on our Google Code page. http://code.google.com/p/buddypress-media/downloads/list ? …if so, you should NOT be running that version of the plugin on a live web server and instead should download the RELEASE version from the WordPress plugin repository here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bp-album/stats/
If neither of these situations is the problem you’re trying to describe:
c) Please post a more detailed explanation of the problem and,
d) Please post a link to the page on your site that’s not working properly.
Thank you for replying, and sorry about that! In the page builder, I click on the ‘Add an Image’ button (where you can upload, use images from the gallery, etc.), then go to the ‘From URL’ tab. My main issue is getting the image URLs to work. When I copy & paste the thumbnail URL of an image into the box, it generally works fine. Also, if there’s only one picture in the album, I can select it no problem to use the URL for the full image. However, when there’s more than one image, there are navigation arrows on the images (Next image, Return to Album, etc.). This changes the URL, so it doesn’t work properly.
If this is an incorrect way to do it, please let me know, and I’ll check out the Global Media Page template.
Also, our site isn’t really up-and-running yet; everything is currently a draft.
The functionality you’re describing *doesn’t exist* in BP-Album+ or BP-Media. It sounds like you’re confusing our plugin with the WordPress admin post editor.
Please take some screen captures of what you’re seeing, post links to them, and I’ll try to figure out what you’re doing.
Ah, alright. I knew I wasn’t doing something right, but I thought the post editor was the only way to do things. I’m still sort of a beginner in web-design, so I get a little confused at times.
I’m working on the screenshots, but in the meantime maybe I can simplify this: Our website is membership-based. We want to be able to make a slideshow and photo gallery using members’ pictures. Also, they will have their own albums on their profile (which is where BP Album+ comes in). Should I be able to do this with this plugin? (Or any BP plugin, for that matter)
This is where I enter the URL for the image…
The navigation arrows that interfere with the URLs…
An uploaded image with what appears to be an incomplete URL (I don’t know what causes this)
Excellent. Here’s what’s going on:
a) The first screen cap you posted is the WordPress blog post media editor. In a typical install the admin uses that interface to create blog posts for the entire site. BP-Album/Media does not exchange images with WordPress’ internal media system because (last we checked) the internal media system doesn’t have item ownership or access control capabilities: if we used it, every user would have access to every other user’s media items.
b) The second screen cap shows BP-Album operating correctly, cycling through images in single-image view mode.
c) The third screen cap shows a *possible* defect I’ve never seen before. However, because the file name is correctly displayed in the section of the dialog box above the URL, I suspect it’s your web browser cutting off the URL in the dialog box, not in the actual browser’s DOM.
Do not use Internet Explorer for testing. Half the templates we write work perfectly the first try in Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Iron, Opera, and every mobile browser we can get a hold of, …but frequently require a huge amount of extra work to get them rendering properly in Internet Explorer. Sometimes, it’s just *not possible* to get things working with proper styling and layout in Internet Explorer.
Okay…no problem, I can change my browser. So I can use the Global Media Page to create a slideshow and gallery with other members’ photos? Also, I’m not sure which template to paste the code into…
Thank you for your help so far!
The BP-Album 0.1.8.9 media page will create a gallery from whatever combination of users, media items, and sorting parameters you set in the template. There are detailed examples on the wiki page I listed earlier. It does not have “slide show” functionality, although if you understand how to code in PHP you could probably add it fairly easily by re-using the template functions we use to create this functionality for the user’s single album pages.
BP-Media 0.1.9 has much, much more advanced functionality. It can basically “clone” FaceBook, Flickr, and YouTube. For the full feature list, see this wiki page:
For our development schedule, see https://www.pivotaltracker.com/projects/169903 (note that the calculated release date is going to “jump” backwards to late June when I commit the entire Albums class tree next week)
For live updates on the project see our Twitter feed: http://twitter.com/#!/bpm_dev
For everything else, see our website: http://code.google.com/p/buddypress-media/
Basically, we know what we’re doing and we’re working hard to get an awesome plugin released as quickly as possible.
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