[Elgg 1.5-1.12 & 2.X - 4.X: Tidypics] v1.6.1

Release Notes

The newest version of the Tidypics Photo Gallery.

1.6 changes

  • photo tagging
  • photo rating integration with additional plugin
  • view counter
  • better uploading code
  • ImageMagick support
  • Expanded admin configuration
  • Improved CSS
  • More extensible (plugins can extend and modify the controls like tagging shown under an image)
  • EXIF data
  • Better Album RSS feed
  • Better almost everything 

What is not included

  • flash uploader
  • lightbox/slideshow
  • watermarking
  • photo cropping

 See roadmap post

Changes from 1.6.0

  • fixed css bug
  • added spanish language file (thanks to mylamilagros)

Our tracker list is here: http://code.google.com/p/tidypics/issues/list (requires a gmail account to add something). It includes bug reports and feature requests.


********TO UPGRADE from <=1.5.1************

  1. ftp code to server (either overwrite old code or move old code and ftp fresh copy)
  2. go to Elgg administration and clear view cache by changing order of a plugin or turning plugin off and then on
  3. go to Tidypics Administration (new option on sidebar of admin page)
  4. On the settings tab, you should see a link called upgrade. Click Upgrade
  5. Set your settings and press save - you need to press save even if you do not change any settings

********TO UPGRADE from 1.6 beta or 1.6.0 ************

  • Copy files and and refresh cache (change plugin order or disable/enable plugin)


New Install

  1. FTP code
  2. enable plugin
  3. go to Tidypics Administration page
  4. save your settings


Server Analysis - new feature off settings page. Some documentation in docs directory

Want images on your front page? see tidypics/lib/tidypics.php

And remember, run the upgrade link or all your images will seem to disappear!!!!!!!!



Cash Costello did a lot of the core improvements and integration work. Greg Froese did the ImageMagick integration plus the view counting and related code. Pedro Prez did the initial photo tagging implementation. Others submitted language files. Look out in the future for some great new features from Torsten Wesolek (including a really nice slideshow). 

Interested in working on the team. Let us know.

  • If you have a bug report, please include browser version and steps to reproduce the problem. Thanks.

    Also, due to travel and other commitments, we may not be around much over the next two weeks.

  • Just brilliant, thank you very much!

  • what's different in this version?

  • Using IE8

    River - Shows username now but still show as "Mark%s added the photo %s to album"

    Tagging - Too many users on the list - can we make it something like 5 and then search for the rest - I have over 150 friends so it is a long list!

    Also, can we have an album for photos you have been tagged in and can the person who has been tagged be notified?

  • @Mark - Re: River issue - I think you are going to have debug that as we are unable to reproduce it and no one else seems to be reporting that. In tidypics\views\default\river\object\image\create.php, put this on line 18:

    error_log("In tidypics river view $performed_by->name $image_link $album_link");

    Then check your error log after hitting the activity page.

    The tagging is suggestion-based. Start typing someone's name and it should limit the choices.

    The rest needs to wait for new version: http://community.elgg.org/mod/groups/topicposts.php?topic=211501&group_guid=2559 (and yes, we got your feature request in the tracker)

  • Ok, i will try that - is there a way to make the list only show a certain number of people before you search though?

  • the issue with the %s is caused by Snow.Hellsing's plugin facebook like river plugin.

    Just remove the %s from the language file for a tempary fix


    This is definently not a tidypics issue



  • Problem with 1.6.1 - When enabled, non admin users receive errors when using the built-in riverdashboard. 

  • @Mark Mahacek - sorry - can't replicate

  • @Tidypics Team


    What exactly do i do to tidypics/lib/tidypics.php in order for the pictures to show???

  • @BLiNK - you read and follow the instructions in it (assuming you are using the custom index plugin)

  • could you explain the 'select the area you want to tag' popup does?

    Nothing seems to happen when I click the 'tag this photo' button other than that popup showing up.

    If I click the photo, it simply gives me a page with no elgg wrap, just the photo...

  • @Tidypics Team

    yes I am using the custom index plugin..

     * To use with the custom index plugin, use something like this:

    if (is_plugin_enabled('tidypics')) {


    <!-- display latest photos -->

    <div class="index_box">

    <h2><a href="<?php echo $vars['url']; ?>pg/photos/world/"><?php echo elgg_echo("tidypics:mostrecent"); ?></a></h2>

    <div class="contentWrapper">


    echo tp_get_latest_photos(5);








    * Good luck


    im newB.... i truthfully don't know what to do...

    if it's too much it's alright thanks anyways.


  • Excellent work, thanks.  Regarding more extensibility, is it possible with the current design that the view of presenting and navigating the photo gallery can be changed by plugins so that different views of the gallery can be shown?

  • Hello!

    I have a problem with these plug-in and with river, when I enable the pluig-in the social network said me these: " PluginException:MisconfiguredPlugin "

    I don't know what i nedd do to  these plug-in works good...

    Sorry for my english

  • @Maiaet check if you have corect file structure after you unzip the file. You have  to have something like that:






    I think that you have mod>tidypics_1_6_0>tidypics>action




  • Ok two things I have found...

    One image zooms to blank page... can you include the image zoom addition I made that I post a tutorial on in the tidypics group... I am a UX person and I cant not stand dead ends on my site... otherwise every time I update i have to go through and rewrite the code for that one line...

    Secondly... In the river when someone has commented on a picture that has no tittle it says...

    Lolli posted a comment on the image

    can you add a conditional to this that is the tittle var is empty it adds something like "no title" that way the image link is still there... I personally would actually preffer an image thumb as well for my site...

    but what ever...

    Great work...

  • @shawn the tag option you are reffering to allows you to select an area and tag it with a word... example is if you have a group of friends with you you can click drag a box over your face and tag it with your profile name... or goofball what ever works for you... :)

  • oh one more thing am I correct in assuming that the embed feature does not work with this pluggin... I thought about it today cause I have it turned off cause I dont have the files plug active and then I was wondering if it might be because of how I had the plugs stakced in admin that was causing it not to work..

  • My issue looks like a conflict with the built in riverdashboard.  When logged in as a non-admin user, the riverdashboard only renders my tidypics entries on the wire.  Looking at the source of the page, no other code is run -  no header or footer.   When I view any other page, they render properly.

    The riverdashboard also renders properly when tidypics is disabled.

  • Correction to my previous post - it looks like the error is related to river posts regarding tagging a photo.  If I upload or comment on a photo, the posts are fine.  When I tag a photo, it kills the riverdashboard.

  • Well i got a bug. The latest version that i got 4 days ago. System shows me in last action list that picture has comments. There is more comments then viewed counter. As i understand comment, viewed, rating is one table Annotations. Now figuring out how to avoid this bug. I wonder if someone else have same trouble.


  • installed this new version. yes. each time i view a page, virtual ammount of "comments" is rising :)

  • Uff... just posted first comment on a site and bug disappered. Looks it appear then there is no comments on site, but pics was posted. Then i deleted comment, bug didn't return.


  • Category: Photos and Images
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
  • Updated: 2022-10-10
  • Downloads: 144052
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