Creating a Cincopa Gallery Plugin for Buddypress
Has anyone had any experience with Cincopa Galleries or their WP plugin?
As I design my site, one of the challenges ahead is a good media gallery. There are of course many WP plugins, but I think I will have differing requirements.
- User uploading of photos from front end (does NextGen Gallery do this?)
- Categorization of photos by context, user, group
- Hosted outside my wimpy server (AWS or similar)
- No violation of Youtube, Flickr or other terms of service (i.e. commercial usage and letting users add to my account)
- User-selectable skins (e.g. for group or profile pages)
If someone has a great solution, I’m game, but I haven’t found that. As with most things these days, I’m thinking of butchering up someone else’s work to create my own (like my Hybrid, BP, Hybrid News theme).
- Start with Cincopa plugin above
- Use their API to let logged-in users/group admins add content from their profile page/menu http://www.cincopa.com/Developer/start.aspx#kits
- Create sitewide galleries that pull from different categories, groups for central slideshows/video gallery
- Swallow the $50/year to get the pro account (5GB, 7GB transfer/mo.). That should be enough for awhile considering I’ll already have Vodpod, Youtube for my own content
- Release plugin as affiliate to get money from Cincopa if it’s good enough
Thoughts? Pre-Existing/Planned Solutions? Offers of help!?!?!?!?!
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