User guide

Path constants

    Zenphoto uses several path related constants internally you should always use these if you work with paths so your themes and plugins are safe for any possible name changes. These constants are defined in /zp-core/global-definitions.php.

    For all URL's to actual items (albums, image, news and pages) you should rather use Zenphoto's object model framework or the related template functions.

    ALBUMFOLDER
    /albums/ – stores all albums and images. If you use a custom name it of course stores that name.
    ALBUM_FOLDER_WEBPATH
    http(s)://yourdomain.com/albums/ – full webpath to the /albums folder
    ALBUM_FOLDER_SERVERPATH
    /var/www/html/zenphoto/albums/ – The path to the albums folder but with the full server path if you installed in a subfolder "zenphoto" (exact path depends on the host)
    BACKUPFOLDER
    /backup/ – stores the database backup made with the backup utility
    CACHEFOLDER
    /cache/ – stores all the cached images
    COMMON_FOLDER
    /zp-core/zp-extensions/common/ – stores some files that several official plugins make use of
    DATA_FOLDER
    /zp-data/ – stores the configuration and log files
    FULLWEBPATH
    The full web path to your installation, e.g. http://www.yourdomain.com/zenphoto/ if you installed Zenphoto in a folder "zenphoto".
    PLUGIN_FOLDER
    /zp-core/zp-extensions/ – stores all officially included plugins
    PROTOCOL
    http or https – The server protocol as set on its option. If you use it you need to add ://
    SERVERPATH
    The full path on your server. e.g. /var/www/html/zenphoto if you installed in a subfolder "zenphoto" (the exact path depends on the host)
    STATIC_CACHE_FOLDER
    /cache_html/ – stores all the cached static HTML files of your site pages if using the static_html_cache plugin and also the RSS feeds if the RSS cache is enabled.
    THEMEFOLDER
    /themes/ – stores all themes
    UPLOAD_FOLDER
    /uploaded/ – the default folder for general non gallery files
    USER_PLUGIN_FOLDER
    /plugins/ – stores all 3rd party plugins
    UTILITES_FOLDER
    /zp-core/utilities/ – stores offcially included utiltiy plugins which appear as buttons on the main overview page on the backend.
    WEBPATH
    stores the path to your install. If you installed in a folder called "zenphoto" resolves to zenphoto.
    ZENFOLDER
    /zp-core/ – The Zenphoto core folder

    Usage

    Note: The constants do not include the slashes.

    Path to a 3rd party plugin:
    FULLWEBPATH.'/'.USER_PLUGIN_FOLDER.'/yourplugin.php

    Path to an included plugin:
    FULLWEBPATH.'/'.ZENFOLDER.'/'.PLUGIN_FOLDER.'/officialplugin.php

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