Question about open source photo gallery with auto-discovery

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frostfire
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Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:06 am

Hiya,

I am new to PHP... I inherited a website from a good friend who passed away, and one of the things I need to do with it is create a photo gallery for his memorial.

I have a number of folders with photos in them, and I would like to find a free (if possible, I am not rich), php based gallery that will create a album for each folder and automatically include the photos in each without needing added manually to a database.

So... do any of you know of such a script? I have tried searching, but it seems most things nowadays are reliant on wordpress. I need this to be standalone.

TIA

Frosty

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Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:00 am

Are you a php-programmer? If so, how skilled are you? It's hard to give an answer not knowing what you are capable of doing with what we give you for an answer. I am sorry about the loss of your friend.

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Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:27 am

PHP/Linux, no.

That said, I have 20+ years of enterprise software development under my hat - but all of that in Windows flavors.

I know basic PHP and am now having to learn linux console commands to deal with this mess, but I am learning - and will continue to do so. I do not mind a bit of work, but do not want to create something from scratch. Installing and configuring it I can handle, even if its a bit advanced.

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Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:43 pm

If the site is hosted by a hosting service/provider, you should have access to cPanel, which is the gui tool you can use to manage the site's files without having to do linux command-line commands to make changes. I don't do ANY command-line stuff to get my work done at this time. Check it out. So I googled and found a link to a php photo gallery tool and it is independent. Try this (not sure how old it is now that I've included recent ones below): http://www.ubergallery.net/
Also, here is the string of keywords I used in my google search: "php photo gallery album directories folders display"
And then also using the Google tools menu to drive the search results, specify the last year (age of url).
Another url: http://makitweb.com/make-photo-gallery- ... -with-php/
Another: http://www.foliopages.com/php-jquery-aj ... o-database
Good luck. This is likely the most targeted, thorough, quickest way to get you what you need if you aren't on your way already.

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Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:36 pm

You maybe want to go some other way: use a local software that pre-processes your images and builds static galleries on your computer. You can then upload the results to any webspace without worrying about configuration or installation. Example:

http://sigal.saimon.org/en/latest/

I just had a search for "linux static html gallery" if you want to do further investigations on your own.

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