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Piwigo.com technical infrastructure

Today we publish a new page on Piwigo.com presentation website: Infrastructure. You will learn where and how your photos are hosted. You will also learn which measures we have implemented to make Piwigo.com a safe place for your photos. Piwigo.com technical infrastructure, where and how are your photos stored? Special thanks…

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Robots and visit history

Piwigo 2.6 has introduced a geolocation feature for your visitors. Now you know where your visitors come from and you may have discovered that you often receive visits from Redmond (Washington, USA)  and Mountain View (California, USA). Don’t panic, this is not an attack: they are just robots of Bing (Microsoft search engine) and Google.…

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Import from Flickr to Piwigo

Plugin Flickr2Piwigo lets you import your albums (sets) and photos from Flickr, directly into your Piwigo gallery. Here is the procedure to follow. 1) activate plugin Flickr2Piwigo 2) open page [Administration > menu Plugins > sub-menu Flickr2Piwigo > tab Configuration]. We’re going to follow the steps described on this page. 3) click on the flickr.com…

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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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Protect your photos against copy

One of the most frequently asked questions on Piwigo.com support is “how do I forbid copy on my photos ?”. Here is how Piwigo can help you. Before listing tips and tricks it is important to understand that no protection against copy is 100% reliable, be it on Piwigo or anywhere else: as soon as…

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Transfer your Piwigo Gallery to Piwigo.com

This question is frequently asked on Piwigo.com support: is it possible to transfer an existing Piwigo photo gallery to Piwigo.com? The answer is “yes”. We have done it several times from various hosting providers. Our goal is not to host all Piwigo galleries on Piwigo.com, because we believe that the Web is and must remain…

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Custom Page Footer

Until now, to add a personal message in the footer, we recommended to use the plugin LMT (license manager on your photos) because it features such an option. This plugin is very powerful and complete, so it might seem excessive for such a simple need. Now and for this specific purpose, we recommend instead plugin Perso Footer, whose sole mission is to add a message in the footer. [caption id=”attachment_169″ align=”aligncenter” width=”590″ caption=”Custom Footer on your Piwigo…

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Album description, fine-tuning

Among all features provided by plugin Extended Description, you will find the fine-tuning of the album description. 1. Default display By default, the description of an album is displayed next to the album thumbnail on the albums page and the same description is displayed on the thumbnails page, above thumbnails. [caption id=”attachment_156″ align=”aligncenter” width=”423″ caption=”Piwigo:…

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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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Create your Home Page, Method 1

Updated on 2014, September 22nd: since Piwigo 2.4, we have made home page management simpler (tag [photo] and [slider], page model and plugin Extended Description). The default home page of a Piwigo photo gallery is the list of root albums. If it doesn’t fit your need, you can create your own customized home page. There…

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1 photo, 3 sizes

In a Piwigo photo gallery, each photo is available in 3 sizes: high definition, web size and thumbnail. With Piwigo, 1 photo = 3 sizes : high definition, web size, thumbnail When you use the web form to upload photos, you can manage resize settings on screen [Administration > Photos >…

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A Random Photo For Your Home Page

The home page of demo1 is becoming quite popular. If you think that displaying always the same photo on your homepage may become boring, you can create a specific album with all photos you want on your home page. Then, in your home page content, instead of writing: <img src=”http://…./photo.jpg”> you can write… [random album=32]…

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Home Page and Breadcrumbs

Any Piwigo photo gallery can have a specific home page, with any content on it. Just use the Additionnal Pages plugin and set a page as homepage. We have received some emails on Piwigo.com support because the breadcrumbs were not including the albums root: Home / Album level 1 / Album level 2. With a…

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