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Coppermine Photo CMS Documentation
This documentation is intended to help you use this photo script, Coppermine. Depending on whether you are logged in as admin or member or anonymous you will see something different on this page. If you have a question that is not answered here please check the forum at dragonflycms.org
Categories, albums and pictures
The script works in the following way :
If you don't have many albums, you don't need to use categories. In that case you don't create any category and all your albums will appear on the main page of the script.
This goes to the page that lists all the categories, the gallery home page
View your user gallery
Upload your Photo
As a Register User/Member you may upload photos to albums allowed by the administrator, and your user gallery. To upload just click the upload link when logged in. After clicking the upload link choose a category from the list box, click on the Browse button next to the "Picture" field and find the image you want to upload from your computer. Fill out the rest of the fields in the form and click "upload Picture"
Last uploads :: Last comments :: Most viewed :: Top rated
These links go to the "meta albums" Last uploads - Last comments - Most viewed - Top rated. These albums are made of pictures from the category/album that you are in at the time that you click them, and if not in a category/album the pictures shown with be from all the categories/albums
This is a temporary album that lasts as long as your cookie from us. Use the link below the pictures to add picture to this album.
Searching the gallery
When you click the search link you can search for photos by keyword.
The following are functions you are able to do while in admin mode, using the admin menu
This is where you can approve photos for posting, as well as edit their descriptions.
Batch add pictures
Click this link to add pictures you have uploaded to the albums directory via ftp. You must have already created the categories and albums that you want to put them in. If you create folders via ftp you will need to change the permissions on them to 777 before using this link. You may the edit the picinfo of each picture in an album using the Edit Pics link next to the album thumb in album list view or the link under the bigger photo in displayimage. You may want to set the albums properties visibility to admin only while you batch add and add descriptions
Review Posted Comments
Read, modify and delete comments posted regarding pictures
The group control panel
This is where you define what members of a group can and can't do.
Here you change a specific user's group, view their the amount of their quota that is being used as well as make change to the pictures they are able to see though groups checkboxes. For more information see the Permissions part of the document.
This menu is adjacent to each albums description in the category or album list view.
Who can see this?You can define who can view the pictures of this album.
When "visitors can upload picture" is set to YES, it is possible to upload pictures in this album. Note that a visitor will have the right to upload pictures into an album where this option is set to YES only if he is a member of a group for which "Can upload pictures" is set to YES. Non registered users are members of the "Anonymous" group.
The same rules as above apply for "Visitors can post comments" and "Visitors can rate pictures".
This gallery comes with a complex set of permissions. Users can be part of Anonymous, Members or any other group you create in the user group control panel. Registered users are by default part of the registered users group. You can add a group to an users groups click on the Users link in the menu and find the user in the list or enter their name in the edit user box the select the main group they are part of, then using the checkboxes add other group you want them to be part of ( check boxes only give permission to see pictures of that group).