Automatically transfer all post attachments to Media Gallery

Bill Arf

Member
Yes I'm also needing something similar.

Where a users attachments are put into a gallery for that user. No user is currently using the gallery but addons such as media of the month only work from the gallery.

The only requirements for our forum would be attachments straight to user gallery which if it doesnt exist is created. The user could then set their own gallery as private or otherwise.

Something simple like this would be awesome and I'm sure lots of forum admins are thinking the same just like we are.
 

e9coupe

Member
I purchased MG and in the process of manually downloading--converting--uploading existing images to the gallery/albums. I hate it, but I'm doing it because the content and images on my site will be used for generations to come. It is so important to keep the content with the image files that the add-ons, like the external host link converters, are essential. I can get the majority of the content and images on my server but need a way to link back from images to find the original content it was attached to.

I am willing to pay to have it developed so you can add me to your list of contributors.

In my perfect world I would want:
-- When a user attaches an image file to a post, require them to choose an album from a predefined list.
-- Allow tagging for each image at the time of upload.
-- Store the image file in MG as an image file instead of in internal_data with a .data extension (I never understood why this is this way)
-- Link in both directions. From images displayed in posts to the image in MG and from the image in MG back to the post(s).

That's the basics that I need. I'm trying to create a legacy site with the knowledge base and images to last for years. The site has already been around for 17 years. As we get better at getting all the content on the same server (so we can control it) the content just needs to be easily navigated.
 
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I purchased MG and in the process of manually downloading--converting--uploading existing images to the gallery/albums. I hate it, but I'm doing it because the content and images on my site will be used for generations to come. It is so important to keep the content with the image files that the add-ons, like the external host link converters, are essential. I can get the majority of the content and images on my server but need a way to link back from images to find the original content it was attached to.

I am willing to pay to have it developed so you can add me to your list of contributors.

In my perfect world I would want:
-- When a user attaches an image file to a post, require them to choose an album from a predefined list.
-- Allow tagging for each image at the time of upload.
-- Store the image file in MG as an image file instead of in internal_data with a .data extension (I never understood why this is this way)
-- Link in both directions. From images displayed in posts to the image in MG and from the image in MG back to the post(s).

That's the basics that I need. I'm trying to create a legacy site with the knowledge base and images to last for years. The site has already been around for 17 years. As we get better at getting all the content on the same server (so we can control it) the content just needs to be easily navigated.
That sounds like a huge ballache.
 

e9coupe

Member
That sounds like a huge ballache.
That pretty much explains it. LOL I have 70-80k image files to deal with. This isn't all that many compared to other sites, but I still figure it could take me up to a year to get them all uploaded. Choosing a destination album is the human interaction requirement but once they're stored, the forum users can help tag the files for better sorting.
 

Dubbed Navigator

Active member
That pretty much explains it. LOL I have 70-80k image files to deal with. This isn't all that many compared to other sites, but I still figure it could take me up to a year to get them all uploaded. Choosing a destination album is the human interaction requirement but once they're stored, the forum users can help tag the files for better sorting.
I'd be interested in how you are doing that in more detail. I'd love to have XMG but have a similar issue.
 

jul

Active member
I assumed when buying XFMG this would be included, guess I had to read. Also looking at something similar to what is mentioned.

Either people can select what category to post their attachment in Media Gallery or have certain nodes/forum sections to automatically direct to a certain category in the Media Gallery.

Hopefully it is also possible that if the Media Gallery item is from a post attachment to include the post link where the item originally got posted in.
 

TickTackk

Formerly batpool52!
I made a suggestion for XenForo few months back which would make it a lot easier for this to happen but also allow add-ons to do fancy stuff like having archives be automatically uploaded to resource manager.
 
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