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Add-on Xen Media Gallery - Public Beta

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Discussions' started by Chris D, Apr 19, 2013.

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  1. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It is finally time for me to lift the lid on what has been keeping me busy for the last 3 weeks:

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    About
    Xen Media Gallery is a brand new gallery add-on for XenForo which allows you to add a gallery to your XenForo site with the following features:
    • Configure categories in the Admin CP (with options for which usergroups can upload to each category)
    • Set user/usergroup permissions to allow your staff or members to upload media to the gallery.
    • Users can upload multiple files at a time to the gallery. Just like forum posts.
    • Each category can be ordered based on various criteria and each category is paginated (per page limits available as options in the Admin CP)
    • Other options include restrictions on file size, media dimensions, thumbnail size, number of media items to be uploaded at a time, comments per page. And all of these options are separate from any global forum attachment options.
    • Media items can be liked, edited, deleted, commented on, rated, reported, approved/unapproved. Comments can be liked, edited, deleted, reported.
    • Media items have easy to use share links. Share the page, the full size image, or even BB Code to copy/paste on other sites or elsewhere on the forum.
    • See the media uploaded by each member via a profile tab or a link on their member card.
    • Full integration with News Feed and Recent Activity.
    • Full integration with Daily Statistics (media uploads, size, likes etc.)
    Availability
    Xen Media Gallery in its current form will be available for sale within the next week (dependent on any further work required). Once released it will be feature complete and considered bug free. Therefore NOT a beta.
    The gallery will be on sale for £40 GBP which will entitle you to 12 months free support and upgrades.


    Further Development
    Once released, development will continue to expand the product to incorporate a number of new features. This means the product will expand from being a site-based gallery to include user albums. Thus allowing users to create their own albums and either keep them private or share them accordingly.
    Once those additional features are released, the price will increase from £40 GBP to £60 GBP. The initial purchase includes 12 months upgrade and support which can be renewed for a cost of £15 GBP per year.


    Demo / Testing
    If you would like to get involved in testing the product, you can do so by registering at http://xenmediagallery.com. Please feedback there if you have any suggestions or bugs to report, or indeed any other questions.


    Extra Special Thanks
    Goes to Brogan. Paul has been an absolute asset to the development of this gallery. His words of encouragement along with constant pedantic suggestions really useful suggestions and expert eye for detail throughout has been invaluable to me. Thank you Paul :)


    Screenshots

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  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Excellent work Chris.
    It has been a privilege working on it with you.

    I have reserved the first sale :D
     
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  3. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    Looks very promising. Will definitely buy one. :D
     
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  4. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    Well done, Chris!
     
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  5. Luxus

    Luxus Well-Known Member

    This is incredible. This will make a lot of people happy. Thank you Chris and Brogan :)
     
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  6. oloman

    oloman Active Member

    Is there a way to import images from an actual forum/category to the gallery ?
     
  7. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    Looks fantastic, Chris!
     
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  8. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Signed up Chris, this looks superb!
     
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  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

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  10. Allan

    Allan Well-Known Member

    Finally, a great gallery!
     
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  11. Allan

    Allan Well-Known Member

    Suggestion: To use his images of the gallery into the posts
     
  12. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You can already do that using the share media links.

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  13. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Excellent work, Chris. (y)
     
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  14. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    As always, Great Work Chris!
    A must have addon. (y)
     
  15. Allan

    Allan Well-Known Member

    As this screens:

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  16. Adam H

    Adam H Member

    Very Cool and perfect for what im looking for, any plans to integrate a watermark ? ( if it hasnt already )
     
  17. pjfry

    pjfry Active Member

    Looks great! Thanks Chris!
     
  18. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    There is a watermark add-on already that should work with this on account of it using the standard XF attachment system.

    I will verify and let you know :)
     
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  19. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Chris, I hope we can import our current "User Albums" data.
     
  20. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Importers are planned. Obviously even if there was an importer for User Albums you wouldn't be able to properly import user data as the gallery currently doesn't have user albums functionality itself.
     
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