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Album / Category / Structure

Discussion in 'Media Gallery Suggestions' started by erich37, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member


    Album / Category / Structure

    user needs to be required to create an "Album" in order to upload an image.

    - a user is not allowed to put a photo directly into a "Category".
    - user needs to create an "Album"
    - when a user creates a "New Album", he needs to select a certain "Category" (categories are defined by Admin).
    - each user will have an "Album", even if he uploads only 1 photo.

    The structure of "XF Media Gallery" would look like this:

    Category > User Album > Photos

    This structure is not allowed / not possible:
    Category > Photos

    - This would give a better "structure" to the "XF Media Gallery".
    - There will be no "loose" photos, as each photo will be associated with a certain "User Album" and also associated with a certain "Category".


    Last edited: Dec 5, 2014
    eriche, Mr Lucky, Ladegro and 2 others like this.
  2. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    No thank you.

    As someone who actually owns Xfmg and uses the software on my site, I do not want this suggestion imposed on me and my users. I like site categories and use them a lot, more so than albums. Albums are used for a different purpose on my site.

    I'd suggest that you think carefully about the suggestions you are making and the implications they have on current owners of the software before posting.
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  3. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

  4. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    It could be implemented as an "Admin option" (optionally set by Admin in ACP).

    - this is better than previously, but I think it would be easier to grasp if "Create a New Album" would be a separate "Bullet Point".
    - at the "Bullet Point" named "Choose a Category", there should not be a "Text-Field" where the user enters some text.

    It should be just simple "Drop-Down Fields".
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 3, 2015
  5. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    See my last post.
  6. Ladegro

    Ladegro Member

    I on the other hand would really love such an exact implementation. We have a site where mostly moderators are uploading images into categories (because of the missing category --> album possibility), but some users are also allowed to upload.

    For example we have categories "events" --> "barbecues" --> "anual end-BBQ" where albums should be created for "end-BBQ 2014", "end-BBQ 2015" and so on.

    Having photo's being uploaded into a (parent) category such as "anual end-BBQ" is useless, no one would know what old and current photo's are. So forcing them (of course, as a configurable option) to upload in a new or existing album only would severely add to the structure and overall quality of the site.

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