[Elgg 1.5-1.12 & 2.X - 4.X: Tidypics] v1.6.5

Release Notes

The newest version of the Tidypics Photo Gallery.

For list of features, go to the Tidypics Group

Changes from 1.6.4

  • Bug fixes
  • Danish and French transaltions added (thanks Fx Nion and erikernstm)
  • Better plugin hooks for lightboxes and slideshows
  • Developers: Added container_guid parameter to tp_list_entities()

Not yet: photo ordering, flash uploader

Our tracker list is here: http://code.google.com/p/tidypics/issues/list  It includes bug reports and feature requests.


New Install

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

Upgrade - copy over files and refresh view cache (turn plugin off and then on)


Server Analysis - find off settings page. Some documentation in docs directory on how to use this

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

White screen - probably not enough memory allocated to PHP

Uploaded images giving up question marks - that's an issue with your image processing library (GD, ImageMagick, imagick extension) - check your server error log for more information

  • Hi! The question about functionality. Can admin approve photos uploaded by smb before showing it to society using TP?

  • @A.Bulash, it is a good suggestion!  Especially for family-friendly social networks!

  • I did a complete new reinstall of 1.7b with all PHP latest, changed the ling code mentioned and the slideshow just doesn't work. Just thought you would like to know, it's a very important feature on my site, hope we can look towards a fix.


  • @TahoeBilly - it works on other sites running 1.7b so I'm stumped.

  • How can I make a default public access, when I create new album?

  • @David - default access is picked up from your site default access. This is set in your Site Administration.

  • Well raise my friggin rent, I had 1.6.4 installed!! This is not easy keeping everything straight, slideshow works!

  • Alright, I'm a newbie at this and have been trying to figure this out for way too long. I think i'll ask for help now.

    Im getting a 500 internal server error when uploading photos. It used to work and now it doesnt, but i dont know what changed.

    "The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request."

    I looked in the folder that would contain the images and the original sized image is there however the thumbnails are not there. I am using imagick and the path /user/bin/ is set correctly i think. 

    when I attempt to test the image library i get the following. so im not sure if its working or not since it says both....

    Version: ImageMagick 6.4.8 2010-02-05 Q16 OpenMP http://www.imagemagick.org Copyright: Copyright (C) 1999-2009 ImageMagick Studio LLC Unable to run ImageMagick. Please check the path.


    the error log shows issues with getMimeType() and  function.file-get-contents</a>]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory"  when calling the thumb files....because they aren't there

    I would like to update the htaccess file to display_error 1 but im not sure which htaccess file to put this in. 

    Can somebody help me out? 

    Thanks in advance!

  • @DoubleL - try getting everything to work with GD first and then move on to ImageMagick. Your .htacess file is in your base directory for Elgg. It is the only .htaccess file included with Elgg.

  • Downloaded 1.6.5 and installed in elgg 1.61, once activated the site stopped workin, displaying the message 'plugin misconfigured'. Removing the plugin brought the site back to life. What am I doing wrong please?


  • Thanks, I have reviewed the docs, there is a test.php file in the tidypics directory, under mod, but the same thing happened. I am a real newbie on all this, and so would appreciate some advice on what is wrong and how to fix the problem.

  • Hi, is there any possibility of just creating images without creating before a gallery of images? I would like to create just images, and then link them to an album.

  • Running Elgg version 1.7b I have found that tidypics 1.6.5 prevents changing language for not logged in users using the language_selector plugin.

    Unfortunately I can't find what causes this, so I'm hoping for someone to point me in the right direction.

  • Hi, I am currently working on a groupfeed plugin, which includes creation of a community homepage, that pulls out feeds from all of the sites groups (eg: groupblog activity, group-discussion activity, group-album activity etc.). Now, The problem I am facing is, I am able to track all album-creation activity but not if an image is added to a group album, reason being all images are contained in album(container_guid is album). So inorder to track if any new image was uploaded to a group, I have to first extract its container_guid i..e album guid, then reverse look-up for the container_guid of the album, then check if album's container is an instance of ElggGroup. This whole thing gets messy. Am I making it too complicated. Any insight into this would be very helpful


  • TP Team,

    I am assuming that TidyPics does no auto compression, correct? I have never read anything stating that it did. Is there some code/plug in that can be set to auto compress uploaded photos, so that my users who try uploading 3meg can, but the software compresses it down to 250K something like that? Is so how big of a project is this?

    My other issue is still the same, my users keep trying upload pics as files and embed, I really need a simple one page title maker and 10 file uploader in one.

    Auto compress

    combined one page easy to act on upload and title screen

    Can you suggest where I start?


  • @TB

    Here's a link to some free open source code using GD to compress images as they are uploaded :-

    Hope someone steps up to propel this forward into some proper elgg (plugin) code. mind you... this code could also be incorporated into a free-standing 'utility' to scan the userids' tp folders and compress images which are say > 2k in size.

  • @TidyPics and Bill, Is this true?  Does the plugin not reduce photo size?  I thought it did when you set the maximum size.  If the plugin does not reduce to a photo to a specific size, then it would certainly be an important feature to save server space and bandwidth... indeed... a must have!  A thought for the next version please :)

  • @Mark - yes, the plugin resizes images. It offers this through three different libraries. It has done this since the very first version.

  • Okay can we find some documentaion on this so we can better understand it.

    Very simply, if you set to 5meg then it will what, accept a file UP TO 5 meg and leave it alone?

    If you set it to 2meg then it will accept a file up to 5meg and squeeze it to 2meg?

    Any basic explanation would be very helpful.

    #1 What's the largest file it accepts when set at 5 meg?

    #2 What is changing when you drop that file size down?



  • @Tidypics Team,

    hello, i have a question about the owner_block. I tested the follow with fresh elgg v1.6.x and v1.7:

    If admin´s have created albums, everybody can see in owner_block "Delete Album/Image" and "Edit Album/Image"... I mean i´m logged out of my elgg site, and i see this links. If i or any other guest press "Delete image" he get a alertbox (sure to delete...?).

    This is correctly so?? it is not possible otherwise?


  • @Tidypics team

    You are using the elgg_echo function in your language file which causes problems for language tools. Maybe you should keep the language files clean of code in next release?

  • @Tidypics team

    ok thx, good to know! But i used the language files how comes with your plugin. I do a overworking for german language file...

  • I think theres an error in /lib/resize.php... in line 537 "^" should be removed. After installing the plugrin my thimbnails wasnt created so I found in my web servers error log tha this is causing troubles. 

  • Hi,

    I installed and cofigured the plugin with Image Magick. Now, when I try to upload an image, I get a message that it uploaded correctly, but I get a question mark instead of the photo. I used the correct path for Image Magick given by my hosting provider, and I tested it with the plugin and it gave me version and it was installed. GD is working fine, but I would like to get it going with Image Magick. What could be causing this, and what can I do to fix it?


  • Category: Photos and Images
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
  • Updated: 2022-10-10
  • Downloads: 144943
  • Recommendations: 231

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