Zenphoto development about to move to GitHub

The Zenphoto development team has decided to migrate our repository to GitHub. We expect to finalize this with the Zenphoto 1.4.4 release. GitHub will provide us with a much better environment for Zenphoto development, including replacement of the Trac ticket system with one integrated with the repository.

Currently only the unsupported third party themes and extensions we host have already been moved to GitHub. You will notice the button below their entries on our site. This is still a work in progress so sometimes things may be changed around and not work at once until all is settled.

We will announce when our migration is finished until then still use our bugtracker and svn as always. And of course our site will not go anywhere.



This function will parse a given HTTP Accepted language instruction(or retrieve it from $_SERVER if not provided) and will return a sorted array. For example, it will parse fr;en-us;q=0.8

Thanks to for this code.

Note: This script has been removed from the repository already as it will be an official included utility from ZenphotoCMS 1.5.2 on

htaccess against hotlinking

htaccess template file to protect (full image) files from hotlinking. Instructions included in the file itself.


Allows/Denies access to the gallery to specified IP address ranges. This does not block access to validated users, only anonomous visitors. But a user will have to log on via the admin pages if out of the IP ranges as he will get a Forbidden error on any front-end page including a logon form

Google+ custom page url

Our Google+ page has now the custom url


Zenphoto is a bugfix release of the recent 1.4.3 branch. Fixes include improvements for metadata, search, multilingual, backend form processing and various others plus a security fix to possible cookies stealing on the backend.

As usual we recommend all users upgrade for the latest updates and fixes.For more detailed info about the fixes please review the bugtracker tickets and use an svn client.

Zenphoto to Wordpress migration

A python script to export top level albums only to Wordpress.

Changes to the advertisement program

We made some changes to the advertisment categories. Before the Platinum category costed 900 USD/month for the home page and all sidebars including the forum.

We have now split that category into two new categories:

  • The Platinum category is now for the the home page only at 500 USD/month
  • The new Palladium category now covers the sidebar at 300 USD/month.

Additionally we now also setup the ads to allow pure html one instead of image ads only. If you are interested to advertise on our site and sponsor the Zenphoto project you will find detailed information on the advertisement information page.


Announcing the demise of the Translation Tickets

Initially when Zenphoto became Multi-lingual we needed a way to know who was willing to translate for which languages. In addition we needed a place for the translators to "store" their translation so it could be included with Zenphoto.

These reasons are ancient history. The presence of these translation tickets simply caused confusion at best and got in the way of using the Trac system at worst.

The translator's forum provides the communication function better than the tickets ever did. Serious translators have direct ability to commit their changes to the Zenphoto repository. SO, all the translation tickets have been removed. As have the special queries to avoid (or find) them.


Zenphoto is a bugfix release of the recent 1.4.3 branch. As usual we recommend all users upgrade for the latest updates and fixes. See the changes on trac for more information.