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 12:15 pm on Apr 24, 2010 (gmt 0)


I'd like to build up an interactive review website for my club.

On the website, users can upload his photos and make a thumbnail for it. He can write a short description about it. Other players can rate it.

I was actually thinking of modifying a forum script (like bbpress) to do it, but it takes time to enable a thumbnail for each thread.

Do you know any other CMS for this purpose?




 5:05 am on Apr 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

Gallery (menalto Gallery tht is) has a voting and rating capability for images and has a decent editor for entering descriptions.

It might be a bit overkill for what you want, but I have used it to run a photo contest and it worked pretty well.

Drupal has a voting API and various modules that let people vote on photos or pages or whatever, but I haven't really used it enough to tell you how to get started with it.

A lot of other CMS have voting modules, but I haven't used any of them personally. Sorry.


 11:18 am on Apr 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

ergo, thanks for the great great suggestion and the drupal module seems to be very well fit to my needs.

on the demo site, i don't see there's any tags or category for the site. can they do it? and can they sort the content in a category like "most viewed"?



 4:36 pm on Apr 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

>>on the demo site

For which product? I believe it's "yes" for both, but the process for implementation is very different and I'd have to poke around Gallery a bit to refresh my memory.


 4:49 pm on Apr 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

Okay, quick update... looked through my Gallery install. In terms of sort order,
you can set a default sort order. In my case, I use chronological or manual, so I didn't remember what the other ones are, but you can also choose

- View Count
- Rating
- Keywords

So if you want to sort by most viewed as the default, you would set that for the individual photo album. Everything like this in Gallery can be done recursively, so if you want that to be the default everywhere, you would set it for your root album and all the rest would follow barring intervention.

What I don't see right off is how to let the user change the sort order. I'm sure there's some way to expose that to visitors, but I don't see it right off.

As for tags, there's just a module for that and it's probably not active on the demo site


Note: this info pertains to Gallery2. I use that because it integrates with Drupal, but Gallery3 is nearing a beta release (I think it's in the third alpha). The quality of Gallery is such that their alphas are like many betas, their betas are like RCs, and their RCs are pretty much solid. You might explore G3 a bit as it's a faster, lighter, more elegant project - a ground up rewrite with an idea to getting rid of bloat rather than adding features.


 5:00 pm on Apr 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

Some poking around on the Gallery forum and in my install and I can't see any way for the visitor to select a different sort order. You set the order for the album and that's it as near as I can tell. Strange that such an obvious feature is missing.


 3:28 pm on Apr 28, 2010 (gmt 0)

thanks ergo, i'm trying it now and it seems that it's possible to let a user upload their own photos and let others rate it.

thanks a lot!


 3:51 pm on Apr 28, 2010 (gmt 0)

That is definitely possible. They have to sign up for an account, but once they do, it's all good to go.

What surprises me is it's not possible, as near as I can tell, to let visitors resort albums they don't own according to number of views, rating, date and so forth.


 10:46 am on Jul 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

Wordpress with some advanced rating script script and user registration can do this.

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