User guide

Features

    Easy Media website management!

    Zenphoto is a standalone CMS for multimedia focused websites. Our focus lies on being easy to use and having all the features there when you need them (but out of the way if you do not.)

    Zenphoto features support for images, video and audio formats, and the Zenpage CMS plugin provides a fully integrated news section (blog) and custom pages to run entire websites.

    This makes Zenphoto the ideal CMS for personal websites of illustrators, artists, designers, photographers, film makers and musicians.

    Manage image, video and audio files!

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    • File system based: Upload files and folders via the administration or directly via FTP
    • Search engine with boolean expressions
    • Dynamic albums based on "saved searches"
    • Multifile upload
    • Scheduled publishing
    • RSS
    • Watermarks
    • Automatically generated sized images
    • EXIF/IPTC metadata support
    • Drag & Drop sorting of albums and images
    • Moving, copying, renaming of albums and images
    • Supported formats:
      • Images: .jpg, .gif, .png (generally all formats your server's graphics libary supports)
      • Videos: .mp4*, .m4a*, .flv*, .mov**, .3gp**, .ogv****, .webm****
      • Audio: .mp3*, .m4a*, .fla*, .webma****, .oga****
      • Other formats (basic support only): .txt*,.html*, .pdf*, .pps*
    • Slideshow*
    • Comments*
    • Tags
    • Statistics
    • Rating
    • ...and much more!

    Manage blog and pages!

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    • Custom pages management including nested subpages
    • Custom menu's
    • Drag & drop sorting of pages and categories
    • News section (blog) with nested categories
    • Post of new gallery items in the news section (blog)
    • File manager for none gallery files*
    • Scheduled publishing
    • Comments*
    • RSS*
    • Tags
    • Statistics
    • Rating
    • ... and much more!

    Read more about the Zenpage CMS plugin

    Multi-user management

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    • User managment
    • User groups
    • Per user rights assignment
    • Password protection for albums and pages

    Read more about user rights

    International sites with multiple languages!

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    • Admin backend translatable (gettext server support required)
    • Many backend translations included (gettext server support required): Chinese, Dutch, French, Galician, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Polish, Spanish, Swedish (See also Current language repository)
    • Multilingual sites with subdomain support for separate language sites (e.g. fr.domain.com, en.domain.com)

    Read more about language features

    Create your own website design!

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    • Highly customizable theme engine (HTML5, CSS, PHP)
    • Five standard themes included, more themes available
    • Object model framework for advanced theming and flexibility
    • Multiple layouts/album themes
    • Separate theme translations

    Visit the themes section or the theming tutorial

    Extend Zenphoto with features you need!

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    • Sophisticated plugin system
    • Frontend and backend filters
    • Object model framework for advanced coding
    • Many plugins included plus more 3rd party ones available

    Visit the extensions section

    * via official plugins; extendable via custom plugins
    ** handled by your browser if available
    *** to protect your full images uploaded themselves manual .htaccess additions are
    needed. Password protection protects only the page display.
    **** via the jPlayer multimedia player only as fallback formats. See the jPlayer website for more info.

    Creative Commons LicenseThis text by www.zenphoto.org is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

    For questions and comments please use the forum or discuss on the social networks.

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