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what is "Site" ?

Discussion in 'Media Gallery Support' started by erich37, Nov 28, 2014.

  1. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    there are 3 Tabs at the top-right, named "Any / Site / Album".

    What does "Site" mean or what kind of photos is it showing at "Site" ?
    Is it showing all photos from all "Categories" ?

    I do not understand what it does....

    Many thanks!
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  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member


    "Site Categories"
  3. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    You are not the only one. I had no idea what it meant also. Maybe a tooltip can help out on this... a tab 'should' be clear by itself, but in this case it isn't if we need to figure out/think about what it might mean.
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  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    As with anything, you can edit the phrases if you can think of a better one, but it's shortened to "Site" as "Categories" would be too long. It may change in the future if the layout of those tabs were changed.
  5. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    I guess having these 3 Tabs as "Any / Photos / Videos" makes more sense.
    I think there is a similar suggestion already.
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  6. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    thanks for confirmation.


    I would like to buy the Media-Gallery, but it needs to be made a bit simpler and more intuitive.
    Currently it is slightly confusing.

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  7. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Not really. I want to see what's in site categories and albums separately. Besides on my site, its virtually all videos so a photos tab would be of no real value.
  8. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    I actually agree with you. But with slight improvements (here are some I posted myself) to the user-interface it could be made less confusing. For me the confusion mainly lies with how the software guides the enduser in interacting with the media. That could be made a bit more clear and intuitive in certain areas. That is why I love this one you posted yourself in relation to the [Site]-tab issue: big improvement!

    Somehow in some parts the UI of XFMG is less clear and less intuitive compared to the truly outstanding UI/UX of Xenforo (forum) itself. I guess because it's developed by different developers. And so some things (some of the buttons for example) do not match with the main product. But I guess it's just the 'kinderziektes' (teething problems in Dutch) that needs to be smoothed out a bit.

    At least we finally have User Albums in XF! (y) I will buy this invaluable addition to the XF forum in any case. Let's face it, we waited more then 4 years (understandably, since XF needed to start from scratch etc) for XF to offer User Albums. And now it even comes with a Gallery, which will be a fantastic asset to the platforms that need it, like my board. I am sure many board owners are very pleased to see this development at Xenforo Ltd: a surprising but eagerly awaited new XFMG product and even a new developer.

    (Now... the only thing I am waiting for is User Blogs, so we can finally switch from vBulletin to Xenforo...)
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2014
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  9. 51463

    51463 Well-Known Member

    Yes it was I who suggested it. Those 3 tabs are really confusing. They don't make sense and for new users it's confusing.

    I talked about it in my thread here:


    the "Any" tab does the same as the "Media Index" navigation
    the "Site" tab goes to pics/vidoes in just the Categories section
    the "Album" tab does the same as "Browse Albums"

    There is some photos there. Check it out.
  10. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    see this:



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