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Add-on Best Gallery plugin?

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Discussions' started by Robby, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. Robby

    Robby Well-Known Member

    Hello guys,

    What is the best gallery plugin out there for soon to be big forum?
    Can users tell me the pro or cons from the plugins that are avilable?
    I need one for my members where i can limit the amount...
     
  2. oman

    oman Well-Known Member

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  3. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Do note that this thread was started nearly 2 months ago and things have developed for both galleries. XenMediaGallery is about to have a major update to 2.0 (currently in beta, hopefully out fairly shortly) and this adds a lot of features that it didn't have at the time that thread was written. XenGallery has also had some updates since then with additional features. So don't just judge the two by this thread, as @oman says, look at the feature lists of both. You can also visit the sites of both to see what they are like and to test out (if you register).

    Xen Media Gallery - resource and website
    XenGallery - resource and website
     
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  4. 3rd AnGle

    3rd AnGle Well-Known Member

    both galleries are equally good.... the only deciding factor for me would be the UI. Although i like XMG very much for its functionalities (there are tons of it) i am not liking its UI... i realized XG would have suited me better...

    So you might also want to consider this as well...
     
  5. oman

    oman Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, definitely. Good point. Just one of the short discussions I remembered.
     
  6. Robby

    Robby Well-Known Member

    I'm breaking my head on this one.
    They seem both so good!
     
  7. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    They both have demo sites. So login and play around with them. I have both.

    XenGallery is currently the best one. XenMediaGallery might challenge that when 2.0 is out though.
     
  8. Robby

    Robby Well-Known Member

    Can you explain me why Xengallery is the best one plz?
     
  9. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    The best gallery was XFR User Albums with XFR User Albums More, which was a free gallery.
    XenGallery did everything that free gallery did plus more. XMG doesn't have user albums yet.
     
  10. Robby

    Robby Well-Known Member

    Ooh that's important user albums, thanks for the advice.
     
  11. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    I am probably going to convert over to XMG though because I want my home page to look like this:

    Screen Shot 2014-01-02 at 4.24.27 AM.png
     
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  12. Robby

    Robby Well-Known Member

    It's difficult comparing when i don't know what 2.0 is gonna bring...
     
  13. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    That's rather presumptuous. You have made a suggestion to that effect, but I'm not likely to be including anything like that in 2.0.

    2.0 is currently feature locked and likely released within the next week or so. I'm currently focusing on importers. Xen Medio Free and XFR User Albums importer is done. I'm likely going to aim to have XenGallery, vBulletin and IPB Gallery importers in 2.0.1 / 2.1 (whichever comes first depending on what features follow the 2.0 release).

    @Robby Whereas DRE is correct, 2.0 is due for release, as I say, in the next week or so. It's currently installed at http://xenmediagallery.com.

    Here's the full change log from 1.X:

    http://xenmediagallery.com/threads/xen-media-gallery-2-0-change-log.537/

    If you have any questions, feel free to shoot me a PM. And thanks for the Birthday message :)
     
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  14. Robby

    Robby Well-Known Member

    Ok so i'm waiting for the release to see the difference between the two.:)
     
  15. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

  16. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    I can probably do it by editing the template a lil and some css?
     
  17. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Hmm maybe.

    The home page block you see at http://xenmediagallery.com is a configurable slider. It's called Bx Slider. In theory if you hacked some stuff out of the templates then the slider wouldn't load and then you'd be left with an array of data, which I guess you could style how you like.

    So, I apologise, a look like that would probably be possible with a bit of leg work. And of course the suggestion is there for consideration in the future :)
     
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  18. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    In mobile view, I prefer how the videos look in XMG over how the videos look in XG. (cause it includes the title)
     
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  19. Robby

    Robby Well-Known Member

    I just tested this.
    Thanks, you are right, in mobile XMG looks better.
    So for the moment in favor of XMG, waiting for the launch.
     
  20. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    I also asked @sonnb to add titles to videos. I think he ignored me though. I probably sound like a demanding customer to both Chris and sonnb but my issue is that when in desktop view, some video thumbnails are really bad and a lot of guests won't even bother clicking on a video if they don't know what it is or what's about because it lacks a title. If you visit non-xenforo sites like www.cnn.com or www.ign.com all their pics and videos have a title associated with it which is usually also associated with a news article, blog, video or gallery.
     
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