[Elgg 1.5-1.12 & 2.X & 3.X: Tidypics] v1.6.2

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 1.6.1

  • Added latest photo widget
  • Added notifications to the user that was tagged
  • Restructured some code so you want to delete your old tidypics directory before installing this one

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.


Note: see the bug fix on the first page of comments related to tags

  • Bug: "Next" link doesn't work when viewing the first photo in an album:

    Quick fix:

    ->  views\default\object\image.php, line 99

        change this:

          array_push($_SESSION['image_sort'], $image->guid);

        to this:

         array_push($_SESSION['image_sort'], $img->guid);

  • Just uploaded this version:

    I have tested the Next button on the first photo in an album and it worked fine for me.

    The quick fix in the tagging prob mentioned on the first page of this update works fine.


    Though just found a bug (?) Might be a missing <div>

    Compare the left menu in this: http://www.southamerica.me/pg/photos/mostviewed

    (which is fine)

    with this:


    (Lots of white background which hides the links etc)

    I'm still in good old faithful Elgg 1.5

  • I found what was causing it:

    it was the following line:

        $images .= '<div class="clearfloat"/>'; // hack until elgg fixes problem with css/list entities html

    which I removed from:



  • @Chombian - that's part of the bug fix we posted on the first page of comments. We should have another release out soon that includes that fix.

  • @Woodward - that hack is there because of a bug in the default theme on Elgg. Your theme probably fixes the bug but probably doesn't deal well with the hack. Best case is getting the bug fixed in the Elgg core. 

  • Now I get a problem from a user;

    admin of this side has not set the photo album settings.

    I don't know what I have to do to fix this.

    TidyPics Server Analysis

    PHP version 5.2.9  
    GD Enabled Elgg requires the GD extension to be loaded
    ImageMagick PHP Disabled  
    exec() Enabled Required for ImageMagick command line
    Memory Available to PHP 64MB Change memory_limit to increase
    Memory Used to Load This Page 6.36 MB This is approximately the minimum per page
    Max File Upload Size 5.00 MB Max size of an uploaded image
    Max Post Size 8.00 MB Max post size = sum of images + html form
    Max Input Time 30 s Time script waits for upload to finish
    Max Execution Time 15 s Max time a script will run
    GD imagejpeg Enabled  
    GD imagepng Enabled  
    GD imagegif Enabled  
    EXIF Disabled


    1) What do I have to fill in Enter the path to your ImageMagick commands?
    2) What do I have to choose by Image Library?

  • @Casandra - that error shows up if you have never saved your tidypics settings

  • I have an issue with this plugin. After upgrading to 1.6, in the "All site photo albums", the "No Images" placeholder shows up even though there are photos in the album. Anything uploaded before 1.6 still shows up fine. Any way to fix this?

    Another thing is I would like it so that when there are no photos in an album, it shouldn't show up in the "All site Albums" view.

  • I Like this plugin.


    It's well presented and designed. The Slideshow is also amazing!! Look forward to future releases!

  • Hello All. Does anybody knows how to resize izap-thumbnail videos. I would like it to be 110x110. I just seen a site that was spamming here witht that size thumbails. I looked at the code in fire bug it shows as an album cover settings from tidypics on the video thumbnails. Does anybody knows how to do this.  Making IZAP thumbnail bigger with TIDYPICS album cover setting.


  • Category: Photos and Images
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
  • Updated: 2021-11-14
  • Downloads: 140621
  • Recommendations: 232

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