Paid support now available

Every now and then we get paid support request or request that exceed the free forum support. So we decided to launch a paid support page users can head to.


Detects Ogg Theora files (.ogv .ogg) and prints HTML5 markup for them with applet markup as a fallback, such as shown at


Zenphoto is a minor bugfix release of the recent 1.4 branch and the last minor update before 1.4.1. Therefore the trunk nightly build soon becomes 1.4.1 beta.

As usual we recommend all users upgrade for the latest updates and fixes. See the changes on trac for more information.

Zenphoto on Twitter

In case someone didn't notice we are on Twitter now (10 followers we indeed have..;-)). Well, we created that account for our traditional April fools joke this year originally. But since we have it now we will use it a bit.

But to be honest, you probably won't get more than actually a mirror of the news from this site. We just don't have the time to tweet that extensively...

Zenphoto Plugin Architecture

As from the 1.2 release Zenphoto contains an implementation of "plugins" so that the functionality of the product can be extended without "bloating" the core code. Only users of the plugin will require the resources it uses. This article describes the architecture of Zenphoto plugins. Plugins may come with the Zenphoto distribution or may be available for download from third party developers.

We have provided some example plugins to help with your understanding. Note that these plugins are not formally supported by the Zenphoto team.

Categories of plugins

There are three categories of plugins implemented in Zenphoto. The category you most likely will experience is plugins that extend the functionality of themes. These are Template Plugins and Filters.

  1. Template Plugins add optional functions to the repertoire of capabilities available to theme designers. (...)

Older versions archive

Here you can download older versions of Zenphoto. The latest official release can be downloaded from the download page or our GitHub releases page. There you also find all newer release from 1.4.4 onwards. 

The most recent development build can be downloaded from the GitHub development page.
(there's also a link for the development build called [version] Support build (GitHub) on the download page)

The archive for older releases than 1.4.4 will return later. If you really need an older version please contact us via the contact page or the forum.

Generally we recommend to only use the latest as we are only able to provide minimal support for older versions.


Security reports that do not make sense

Probably some of you reading on Twitter have seen quite numerous (re)tweets about security issues in Zenphoto. We are little upset about the way these sites act so we feel forced to comment on these now.

There is a website that purports to be a security advisory site: High-TechBridge. But from some recent postings one really has to question what their real purpose is. If you look at their site you will see lots of claimed vulnerabilities they have discovered. Look also at the services they advertise. If the other developers experience is anything like Zenphoto's you will really have to question their motives. Especially when you consider that the site originally posts these as "preliminary" saying that they have contacted the developer ("Vendor notification: 07 April 2011"). Which they never did.

High-Tech Bridge HTB22945 reports a generic problem with (...)


This is plugin for display pictures on a Google Map Uses : now Zenphoto only!

zp-to-wp-imageOur main website was driven by several systems since the release of Zenphoto 1.1 in 2007:

  • Wordpress for news, extensions and user-guide sections
  • Zenphoto itself of course for the showcase, themes and screenshots sections
  • trac for the bugtracker
  • bbpress for the forum

Zenphoto evolved greatly since then and is now able to take over the Wordpress parts itself.

Yes, your read correctly. We have indeed abandoned Wordpress! Against the trends! It's not that we don't like Wordpress anymore. We do. Really. But you probably can agree with us that we like to run our own site with our own product as much as possible. This also is a great showcase for Zenphoto being more than "just a web gallery". We found this an overdue step.

The site now uses our own CMS (...)


Plugin to use highlighter GeSHi PHP on Zenpage pages and articles.