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A new look for Piwigo.com

If you have visited the site piwigo.com in the past few weeks, you will have noticed: we have completely redone the style and contents of our pages (and it is not finished yet!). Here are a few explications.

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Piwigo.com subscription: are you an individual or an organisation?

New subscription form

Piwigo.com subscription form gets a full redesign, with 3 goals in mind: improve VAT management, give choice between Individual and Enterprise plans, make it possible to subscribe for several years.

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Maintenance report of April 28th 2017

Piwigo.com clients have already received this message. Many users told us they were happy to receive such details about our technical operations so but let’s make it more “public” with a blog post!

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Contribute to Demo

We’re starting a new project: an “always fresh” Piwigo demo, with photos coming from Piwigo users, all over the world.

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Piwigo 2.8 on all accounts

We’re proud to tell you that 100% Piwigo.com accounts have been updated to Piwigo version 2.8 less than 72 hours after it was officially released. It sets a new record!

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The elephant, one symbol of Nantes. Thank you Frederic Augris for the photo.

Moving to LA

… like “Loire Atlantique”, in the west of France! Pigolabs, the company behind Piwigo.com, has officially moved to Nantes. We are proud to join such a dynamic city, particularly active in the digital domain but also in open source software.

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Planned system upgrade, read-only mode (completed)

On Friday January 9th 2012, 4AM UTC, we plan an important system upgrade on a few Piwigo.com servers. No downtime to expect, but during approximately 1h your Piwigo will switch to read-only mode: you won’t be able to upload photos or open the administration panel. Los Angeles, USA = 8PM on January 8th 2015 New-York-City, USA…

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Full screen slideshow

Until recently, full screen slideshow in Piwigo implied the use of Flash with plugin Cooliris. The new plugin Fotorama brings full screen without Flash and with a much better image quality. Full screen slideshow with plugin Fotorama (here a 1440 pixels wide screen, with navigation square thumbnails) Plugin Fotorama simply replaces…

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Piwigo 2.7 on Piwigo.com

As of November 24th 2014, 97.07% of Piwigo.com accounts have been upgraded to Piwigo 2.7 Piwigo 2.7 has been released 5 days ago. You can read 2.7 Release Notes to have full details about new features and improvements. Many of you already have already asked us how they can get it on their Piwigo. Piwigo…

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Referral program gets stronger for summer 2014

This blog post includes two announcements related to Piwigo.com referral program. The first one is an increased bonus: for each referee, the referrer gets a 6-month bonus (instead of 1). A nice €19.5 discount, with no limit on the number of referees! [caption id="attachment_416" align="aligncenter" width="596"] Piwigo.com Referral Program, new “Invite your friends” feature :…

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Piwigo.com website new design

Piwigo.com website gets a new design. Main changes are on the home page: big background photo, more space, less text. We have also created a drop down menu and a bigger footer. We hope you like it! Design by Thomas Malandain and Florian Pasqué. [caption id="attachment_395" align="aligncenter" width="650"] Piwigo.com new home page The big background…

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Piwigo 2.6 on Piwigo.com

As of March 12th 2014, all Piwigo.com accounts have been upgraded to Piwigo 2.6. Some of you already know that Piwigo 2.6 has been released a few days ago (and even a bug fixing version 2.6.1). Once you have seen the 2.6 Release Notes, you naturally ask how to get this new version on your…

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Future Piwigo 2.6

Piwigo 2.6 is currently under tests as “release candidate”. It brings new features and many technical improvements. Just a few changes in Piwigo 2.6: many icons in the administration (“retina” compatible) geolocation of your visitors new group manager new email templates new pages in mobile theme new user manager You can find all new features…

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Offer Piwigo.com for Christmas!

Starting today, offer a Piwigo.com account! We’ve made it super simple: Choose the subscription plan you want to offer Confirm the payment Give your gift code! This gift code can be used either for a new account or for a renewal. You know we’re nice at Piwigo.com: if you take 2 years it is 10%…

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New live examples

Piwigo.com live examples page had not been updated for a long time! Here it comes refreshed, with 18 new live examples. They all come from Piwigo.org Showcase. There are currently more than 500 photo galleries in the Showcase, and approximately 150 are hosted on Piwigo.com. Piwigo.com live examples

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Piwigo.com Celebrates Summer

Summer has arrived! From June 21st to June 28th, the referrer will get a 3-month bonus (for each referral). As a reminder, the referral program is explained on blog post Referral Program. Summer in French Brittany

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Plugin Automatic Size replaces Autosize

As described on previous post, plugin Autosize had too many problems. Anyway the feature of automatic photo size is an excellent one. Plugin Automatic Size is taking over, with a much simpler code (simpler code = less bug). Plugin Automatic Size is now available for Piwigo 2.4 and 2.5 on Piwigo.com. Considering many users are…

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Plugin Automatic Size needs beta-testers

Many users have activated plugin Autosize (approximately 10% of you, which means one of the favorite plugins). Unfortunately this plugin is incompatible with several other plugins and themes. Autosize is not available on Piwigo.com for Piwigo 2.5. In order to replace it, we need the help of beta-testers for the new plugin Automatic Size. See…

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New plugin Birthdate

Plugin Birthdate gives people age on each photo. Since Piwigo knows the date of the photo and if you tag the photo with people name, Piwigo only needs to know the people birthdate to display their age on photo. Plugin Birthdate let you define the birthdate of any tag. Plugin Birthdate: add a…

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Plugin Copyrights + Perso Footer replace LMT

Plugin LMT, License Manager Tool, is not compatible with Piwigo 2.5 yet. That’s the bad news. The good news is that you can replace it with plugin Copyrights and plugin Perso Footer. Plugin Copyrights lets you define licenses and apply them on photos. This plugin is much simpler than LMT because it relies on standard…

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Social Buttons replaces Google+1 and TweetThis

Plugins Google+1 and TweetThis are no longer supported and are replaced by the new plugin Social Buttons. The idea is to have all your social media buttons merged into a single plugin. Social Buttons currently manages 5 social networks: Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Tumblr. [caption id="attachment_296" align="aligncenter" width="590"] New plugin Social Buttons let you…

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Piwigo 2.5 on Piwigo.com

As usual each time a major new version of Piwigo is released (version 2.5 this time) many Piwigo.com users ask how to upgrade. It’s nice to see how motivated you are! But you will have to be patient. As said on blog post Piwigo 2.4 and upgrade on Piwigo.com : On Piwigo.com, you don’t manage…

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Theme Simple, version 4

Theme Simple has been updated to version 4. It applies to derivated themes Simple Grey, Simple Black, Simple White and Simple Sunset. The main changes are on the page of the photo as you can see on the 2 following screenshots, comparing version 3 and version 4. [caption id="attachment_276" align="aligncenter" width="590"] On theme Simple version…

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Special Gift for Valentine’s Day

For upcoming Valentine’s Day (next Thursday) February 14, 2013, Piwigo.com multiplies referral bonus by 3: for all subscriptions validated this day, referrer and referred user get a 3 months bonus instead of 1. As a reminder, the referral programm is explained on blog post Referral Program. [caption id="attachment_268" align="aligncenter" width="593"] Here is an example of…

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Progress on Piwigo 2.4 updates

Piwigo 2.4 has been released 2 months ago. Approximately 70% of Piwigo.com galleries are now running on this new version, including all new installations. They can take advantage of new features and new plugins such as GuestBook, Header Manager or Batch Downloader (I will write specific post for each of them). [caption id="attachment_241" align="aligncenter" width="542"]…

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Read-only mode is over

The read-only mode is now over. It took much more time than expected (17 hours approximately, including a whole night if you’re in America or Europe). We’re really sorry about that and this is why we have added 3 days on all subscriptions and trial periods. Next time, if the hardware takes too long to…

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Planned read-only mode

In 1 hour, Piwigo.com will activate its “read-only” mode: you won’t be able to use your administration panel and upload photos, but the visitors can still browse the gallery. During the few hours of the “read-only” period, we will redirect visitors to the spare server while hardware operations are performed. Then we will go back…

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System upgrade, expected downtime

On Wednesday July 25th 2012, 4AM UTC, important system upgrade on Piwigo.com servers. The downtime should last 1 hour, maybe less. Don’t know your timezone compared to UTC (Coordinated Universal Time)? New-York-City, USA = midnight London, UK = 5AM Paris, France = 6AM Berlin, Germany = 6AM Happy summer time! Update: the downtime has lasted…

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Piwigo 2.4 and upgrade on Piwigo.com

A few users of Piwigo.com have also subscribed to the newsletter on Piwigo.org and of course, since last friday they know about Piwigo 2.4 availability. Several of you have already asked us how to update their gallery. [youtube]DlECK3MR0xI[/youtube]   On Piwigo.com, you don’t manage updates, so it’s useless to try by yourself. The update to…

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Future Piwigo 2.4, ready to beta-test?

Following our roadmap, a new major version of Piwigo every 6 months, version 2.4 is now ready for beta-tests. The stable version is planned for April and then plugins and themes will be updated for compatibility. If you want to know all details about version 2.4, read Piwigo 2.4.0RC1 announcement. Here follows a list of…

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Theme Simple, album description under thumbnail

Small update on theme Simple today. This update brings bug fixing such as centering photo on slideshow but also a new display option. On the albums page, it is now possible to display album title and description under the album thumbnail and not only next to the album thumbnail. [caption id=”attachment_198″ align=”aligncenter” width=”600″ caption=”Piwigo and…

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New Plugin: GThumb+

A new plugin is available on your screen [Administration > Plugins > Manage]: GThumb+. This plugin modifies the design of the thumbnails page. All thumbnails have the same height, except the first one which takes 2 lines. [caption id=”attachment_193″ align=”aligncenter” width=”600″ caption=”Piwigo and GThumb+ plugin in action, all thumbnails have the same height except the…

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Theme Stripped version 2

Theme Stripped, born only one year ago but already very popular among Piwigo users, is now updated to version 2. This theme was created by Julien Capitaine (aka Zaphod), amateur photographer, user and talented contributor to Piwigo. Version 2 brings improvements on graphical and layout sides. 1. 3 Styles In the theme configuration, you can…

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Christmas Gift: Referral Program on Steroids

Merry Christmas to you all! Piwigo.com brings you a little gift: this week the referral program is getting bigger. As you may already know, when a new user subscribes with your referral code, then both of you get an extra month for free. This week, bonuses are multiplied by 2: referrer and new subscriber get…

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Piwigo Version 2.3, Major Upgrade

The vast majority of Piwigo.com galleries have now been upgraded to Piwigo 2.3. Our automatic upgrade tool has sent a notification email to each user as soon as his gallery gets upgraded. [youtube]jq61rwf5a4g[/youtube]   So what’s new in your photo gallery with this major upgrade? New design for the plugin manager Many improvements on the…

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Piwigo Application for iPhone/iPad and Android

Piwigo is now available on iOS (iPhone/iPad) and Android. Actually, it’s the very same application for the two most popular smartphones and tablets. [caption id="attachment_144" align="aligncenter" width="590" caption="Piwigo for iOS, upload photos in your Piwigo gallery from your iPhone"] The Piwigo application empowers you to connect to your Piwigo gallery, create some albums and upload…

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Toxa, Featured Gallery

Toxa invites you to travel in many places of the world : Borneo, Costa Rica, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Thailand and in the USA. Many landscapes, but also portraits and a nice set of animals. Toxa, featured gallery on Piwigo.com Priority for the photo: Toxa has selected the minimalist style of the…

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Google+ button

Direct competitor to Facebook, Google+ is a social media launched in June 2011, only 3 months ago. Subscriptions have been publicly opened for about 1 month. The photographers are very present on Google+. By “circling” a few of them, you get a nice photo stream to browse. Thanks to the Google+1 plugin, available on the [Administration> Plugins> Manage], you can display a dedicated button for Google+ with 2 functions: the first click lets you say publicly that you like a…

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Future Piwigo 2.3, want to give a try?

Piwigo is constantly evolving. Every month a new minor version is released, including bug fixes and adding small features. Every six months a new major version is released, including new features and important changes. This is completely invisible to Piwigo.com users because we care about software upgrades. The next major version is Piwigo 2.3. The…

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Partnership with Wedding Photographers

Wedding is one of the few occasions in which individuals call a professional photographer. Any modern photographer usually delivers a DVD with all photos inside. Sometimes, the very modern photographer adds a private album with a selection of pictures of the wedding in its own online photo gallery. Thus, the newlyweds and their families can…

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KMP Photography, Featured Gallery

The photo gallery KMP Photography gathers various photography types, from landscapes to sport, including portraits, black & white and clouds in the sky. To make it short, a set of high quality photos. KMP Photography, landscapes, portraits, sport, black & white The photo gallery is nicely customized. There you’ll find a…

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Register on Piwigo Showcase

The Piwigo Showcase project is under active preparation. To make it short, the Showcase is a Live Piwigo Galleries Directory. Each Piwigo live gallery is shown as a screenshot, a description, some tags and a link to see the gallery in action. The Piwigo Showcase is a collection of Piwigo Live Galleries How…

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Vincent Anciaux, Featured Gallery

Not only does Vincent show nice photos on his gallery, he also writes a story for each album. What will you find in his gallery? Travels in France countryside, disused buildings, factories and an old gold mine! Travel in France with Vincent Discover Vincent Anciaux photo gallery →

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Bulgarian, CSS File Selector and Automatic Permissions

Today we have upgraded Piwigo.com galleries with the new Piwigo 2.2.4. This version brings several new features, here is a short list. A new language was added, Bulgarian (Български). Piwigo is now available in 39 languages Bulgarian is added in the language list of Piwigo Plugin LocalFiles Editor let you customize…

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Facebook “Like” Buttons

The plugin FacebookPlug was added on Piwigo.com galleries. With this plugin, you can connect your gallery to Facebook. A Facebook “Like” button under each photo in your Piwigo gallery “Like” button under each web size photo “Share” button on photo page and main page “Like box” in your menu “Upload photo…

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Jielbe, Featured Gallery

Jielbe was a Piwigo user even before Piwigo.com was born in 2010. He has successfully moved his photo gallery to Piwigo.com. “A picture is worth a thousand words” is written (in french) on his banner. Jielbe makes us travel all around the world, discover events and studio portraits. Travels, events and portrait…

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Marc Lambrechts, Featured Gallery

Last week we’ve launced a featured galleries program on Piwigo.com, with 12 nice galleries. We plan to add a featured gallery at least once a week. Let me introduce you to vadrouille.piwigo.com, the photo gallery by Marc Lambrechts from Belgium. [caption id="attachment_33" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Marc Lambrechts photo gallery on vadrouille.piwigo.com Marc joined Piwigo.com on October…

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Referral Program

We have a referral program on Piwigo.com. The way it works is easy: when a new user subscribes with your referral code, then both of you get an extra month for free. Each Piwigo.com account gets a referral code as soon as the subscription is confirmed. You can find this code on your screen [Administration…

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New theme Sakura BW

A new theme is available, Sakura BW : black background, grey text, fixed width central column, flower in the banner. See a live demo → Theme Sakura BW for Piwigo (screenshot) Activate this theme on your gallery from screen [Administration > Configuration > Themes] and set it as default theme.

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The Piwigo.com Blog is launched!

Today thursday June 23rd 2011, I’m proud to announce the opening of Piwigo.com official blog. Here you will find some news and advices about how to use your photo gallery efficiently, some announcements related to new features, themes and plugins. Here follow some general information about the Piwigo family: Piwigo is an open source software,…

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