Zenphoto 0.5.0

  • Admin/Themes: New tab "Options" contains the theme switcher.
  • Better comment validation (only allows tags specified in a list in config.php)
  • Themes: Added a 'theme.txt' definition file and parser. Theme metadata is now set.
  • Themes: Added a 'theme.*' image, where * can be either gif, png, or jpg. Images must be 150x150 and should be a screenshot only; no text.
  • Added zen/setup.php - a setup script to make the database tables and give basic instructions.
  • Lots of bugfixes.

Relevant links:

  • - zenphoto 0.5 - "Almost Ready"


Zenphoto 0.5 – “Almost Ready”

I’ve been working hard on the list, and I do believe I’ve got everything I wanted for 1.0 in.

So what are we waiting for? I don’t have internet. I’m working internetless, and then borrowing some poor soul’s wireless connection from the other side of the house for e-mail and necessities.

We’re also waiting for Joen to finish his theme, which will be the one shipped as “default” with the 1.0 release. So put the pressure on over there!

For now, I invite you to take a look at the newest version, which is done enough for me to start using it. You’ll be particularly interested in the new “options” admin tab, with a theme switcher, with a first draft of the new default theme…

Zenphoto 0.5 (new photos from Yosemite)
Control Panel (user: admin, pass: 1234)

I left uploading on, but (...)

Zenphoto 0.4.0

  • Admin section: Added javascript image-enlargement while editing (click the image to enlarge).
  • Implemeted themes. Add themes in new directories in /themes, switch themes with the 'theme' var in config.php
  • Converted 2 current designs to themes ('default' (Joen's theme) and 'testing' (the old testing theme))


Zenphoto 0.3.6

  • Admin section: All comment functionality (edit/delete/view/respond).
  • Admin section complete except for deletion of images. Possibly leaving for apres-1.0


Back from vacation

Just got back from a wonderful camping trip in Yosemite tonight. I’ve had a lot of time to think, and some of that thinking was about zenphoto, photography, and how they fit together for me. I’ve read all the comments on the last post and I’ll address a couple points before I go to sleep…

1. Themes – I actually got internet access halfway through (I had to — waiting for an important e-mail) so I got Jonas’ comment about per-album themes, and decided to implement it all on paper. So I did. I think it’ll work, but I haven’t actually tested it on a computer yet. My brain does pretty well, but it might take some translation time.

In short, themes will be in 1.0, and because it’s easy, so will per-album theme overrides. I think it’s a nice feature, and it’s purpose is obvious enough in context that it doesn’t detract from anything.

2. I’m going to sleep. I think I was going to have a second item, but I forgot it. (...)

zenphoto 0.3.5 – “admin/1234″

Before I go off on vacation (camping in Yosemite NP; Tuolumne Meadows, not the overcrowded valley) I thought I’d post another demo.

This time, I’m mainly showing off the administration pages. The Overview screen is like WordPress’s dashboard, but with useful information instead of slow RSS feeds. Comments obviously (eventually) will show all your comments, with edit/delete/moderate options. Upload (currently disabled for all you) is my favorite part — you have to try it out. First, the folder is auto-generated from the typed name by default (with graceful conflict handling and/or notification, even if you type your own — try typing “Space”), and better: no more having to reload the page to get more upload boxes. Last but not least, Edit allows you to mass-edit things on any level; album info, and image info in albums.


Zenphoto 0.3.5

  • Admin section: Intuitive Javascript validation of album uploads.
  • Admin section: Delete buttons and actions.
  • (Test Version: Uploads and deletes are disabled for the public.)


Zenphoto 0.3.4

  • Admin section: Upload interface.
  • Admin section: Upload file handling (all image types *plus* ZIP files).


Zenphoto 0.3.3

    • Admin section - overview page basic layout (10 comments, links, etc)
    • Admin section - mass-edit albums and images complete.


Zenphoto 0.3.2

  • Comments error more gracefully; removed saved comment info from the template.
  • Administration section design complete.
  • Login logic, authentication complete (login at /zp/admin/)
  • AJAX in main gallery only works for logged-in user
  • Added template functions for album date/place