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Privacy considerations

If you run a website and especially if you are located in the EU you should have heard about this General Data Protection Rule (GDPR) by now and be prepared for it already. So we can’t and won’t go into detail about the GDPR here.

That has been done on numerous sites already in the past months. You’ll find info about it on the official EU GDPR website: https://www.eugdpr.org/.

You will surely find numerous good articles in your own language about how to comply with your website. In any case we can’t and are not allowed, not being lawyers, to provide any legal advice how it applies to your website as every website is different anyway.  But we can tell you a bit about Zenphoto and data privacy.

Zenphoto as the CMS on your site

Some features mentioned here are only available in Zenphoto 1.5. Zenphoto does not store much personal user data by itself. Of course it does use (...)

zenphoto-bulk-move

A plugin that enables the bulk move of images between albums based on search criteria

zenphoto-on-this-day

Generates "on this day" content for use in your gallery

zenphoto-bulk-captions

A plugin that enables the bulk captioning of newly uploaded images.

Menalto (Gallery3) to Zenphoto Migration

Actually no extension but a collection of PHP scripts for the migration from Menalto Gallery 3 to Zenphoto.

zenphoto-osm-fotomap

No extension but rather a tutorial for a Zenphoto overview OSM photomap with all photos using a custom theme page. Requires the following plugins:

  • multiple_layouts plugin (official)
  • zpOpenStreetMap (half official)

zenphoto-precache

This python script will, when given correct paths and database information, iterate across all images in your zenphoto gallery and create cached thumbnails and other cached images for them, so it does not need to be done on the fly when the gallery is accessed.

It only caches needed sizes for the current theme and the admin theme, but you can use --themes to specify additional themes you need to cache sizes for.

Disqus Comment Form

Adds Disqus to Zenphoto. Can be configured to use SSO (single sign on) and Disqus comment count.

Third party theme zpBootstrap 2.0 update

Vincent4569 has updated his theme zpBootstrap and it is now also hosted on GitHub. Read more about the update here: http://www.vincentbourganel.fr/news/zpbootstrap-a-responsive-theme-zenphoto/

His other themes i-feel-dirty and zpArdoise are now also on GitHub. More info on his themes:

Site migration finally finished!

Things always take longer than expected. We have successfully finished moving the site to a new webhost. Besides quite some general time issues and administrative things behind the scenes, primarily regarding the new forum software, it took several days to transfer the domain.

New forum and new forum URL

The forum has been successfully migrated from the old standalone bbPress to Vanilla Forums. We chose this forum because it is actively maintained and also, more importantly, provided an official way to migrate even older bbPress versions like the one we used. The forum is now located on its own subdomain http://forum.zenphoto.org.

Since it is not a relaunch (yet), we mimic the old forum theme as far as possible (Theming Vanilla is a bit less convenient than Zenphoto is ;-)). We have limited the categories (= sub forums) to a few we think make sense. Actually we never paid (...)