[Elgg 1.5-1.12 & 2.X - 4.X: Tidypics] v1.8.0 rc1

Release Notes

Updated for Elgg 1.8

Thanks to Brett for significant contributions. Make sure you run the upgrade script.

This is a release candidate which means there is not going to be any significant development before the final 1.8 release. Changes will be bug fixes.

Please make useful bug reports (report browser information if browser related, report server information if server related).

  • by the way all i have got the issued fixed with this plugin


  • When users upload pictures it shows as if there is a missing link to the picture. The alternative icon for pictures show instead of the pictures.


  • @kxx4: I've posted this already several times...

    This version of Tidypics does NOT work anymore on recent releases of Elgg. If you use an Elgg version newer than 1.8.14 than you have to switch to the newer Tidypics at http://community.elgg.org/plugins/1194049/1.8.1beta14/elgg-1819-tidypics.

    If it still does not work then, you might need to increase post_max_size and/or memory_limit php variables in .htaccess, use another image library than GD in Tidypics plugin settings (if available on your server) or set correct read/write permissions for your data directory

  • thanx, i'll revert. I didnt know you had posted comments on this before

  • Whats the post_max_size/memory limit required?

    Whats is the right setting for read/write permissions for your data directory?

  • @kxx4: if uploading profile pictures works on your site, the permissions of the data directory are correct. post_max_size must be at least equal the size of the sum of images uploaded in one go plus some overhead, e.g. maximum of 10 images with a maximum allowed size of 5 MB per image would mean a post_max_size of > 50 MB to be on the safe side. Size of memory_limit is difficult to suggest. It depends on the memory requirement for image resizing (at least memory requirement of Tidypics). Larger is better. If possible 128 MB to allow for resizing of images with reasonable image resolution (very lage images could still be a problem then). Better than increasing memory_limit above 128 MB would be using either ImageMagick executables or imagick php extension as alternative image libraries to the GD library because they require muss less memory.

    But still: this version her won't work on recent versions of Elgg anymore at all. The creation of the directories for new albums fails. Therefore, use the other (newer) release of Tidypics. There are also many other bugs fixed.

  • Hello everyone,

    I have Tidypics 1.8.0 rc1 installed on my server running Elgg 1.8.19.  First I'd like to say how nice the plug-in is.  It's perfect for our needs.  That having been said, I have run into a problem.  Out of Opera, Firefox, and IE I am only able to get IE to propperly upload using the upload tool.  All the other browsers give an HTTP error when they fail.  The error provides no detail beyond what I've posted here so I'm at a bit of a loss.

    Any suggestions would be most welcome.



  • @bullywug: use the newer version of Tidypics available at http://community.elgg.org/plugins/1194049/1.8.1beta14/elgg-1819-tidypics. As I mentioned already in this thread several times before. Tidypics 1.8.0rc1 won't work anymore on recent versions of Elgg.

  • @iionly: Thank you for the information.  I'm sorry I missed the other comments, I actually did read some of the comments, but there are a lot of them.  :)  If it's possible, might I suggest adding a sticky of some kind to the top of the thread so the informations easier to find?  Just a thought.  Thanks again.

  • Hi,

    I'm looking for a solution to go from one photo to the next. Is there any solution for this? Right now, as I see, we have to come back to the album to select the next one.

  • @klorydryk: don't you see the arrows above the image. This should allow navigation to the next/previous images.

  • Greetings,

    I have correct install the tidypics plugin and the uplaod with the basic uploader is correct.

    But I see no images, wheter as thumbnail or as big picture.

    I can see, that the upload picture is not stored in the data-folder, but the folder has 775.el

    Can everybody help me?



  • @Michael This version of Tidypics does no longer work on newer versions of Elgg 1.8. Try the updated version at http://community.elgg.org/plugins/1194049/1.8.1beta14/elgg-1819-tidypics.

  • Thank you for the information! Now it work's.

  • @iionly ok, very interesting information because I can't see any arrow ! Tried with both Firefox and Chromium (on Linux). tidypics v1.8.1b14, in Elgg v1.8.19.

  • @klorydryk: is there more than a single image in the album? If not, the arrows are not displayed because you wouldn't be able to navigate to the next/previous (non-existing) images.

  • @iionly yes, something like 56 images. Nothing in the page, nothing when I click on it to enlarge it...

    And I see this "<span class="elgg-icon elgg-icon-arrow-left">" in the code ! Why it is not displaying ? Chromium / Firefox :(

  • For clarification: if you click on an image (when viewing it already in full view) the lightbox popup won't show any arrow keys for navigation. In the popup you can (currently at least) view only this single image.

    The full view of an image though should show up arrow keys above the image (something like: <---- x of y ---->). The arrows used are icons from Elgg core. If you don't see the arrows check out if some other 3rd party plugin / your theme plugin causes the problem by temporarily disabling them. Or maybe some files (from Elgg core or plugins / Tidypics) were not correctly / fully copied to the server. Try if it helps to copy the files again on the server (by overwriting the server's files). Other than that I have no idea why the navigation elements should not show up.

  • @iionly ok, got it : I was using the Theme Magazine https://community.elgg.org/plugins/1840755/1/magazine-theme-for-elgg-18-19

    It work when I disable it. Thanks for the support.

  • Hi, is there anyway to add the watermark to the 'clicked / enlarged' picture?? It only seems to be there on the standard 'unclicked' image. Failing that, is there a way to make the images 'unclickable'??

  • @Vextah: the inconsistent handling of watermarks (original image not watermarked) is an issue I've not yet fixed in my version of Tidypics (https://community.elgg.org/plugins/1194049/1.8.1beta15/elgg-1819-tidypics) yet but it's on my Todo list (to be dealt with when I have time). It's not a trivial issue as there are possible consequences either way you solve it (e.g.: watermark the original image results in the unmodified image no longer available for possible future tasks or keeping additionally an unmodified copy resulting in larger disc space requirements).

    For the time being you could turn off the display of the full size image (i.e. the unmodified / not watermarked image) by modifying mod/tidypics/views/default/icon/object/image.php. In this file you find the following lines:

    $url = isset($vars['href']) ? $vars['href'] : $entity->getURL();
    if (isset($vars['href'])) {
        $url = $vars['href'];

    Comment out these lines and add a

    $url = false;


    This should make the large images "unclickable". Additionally, you would have to turn off the slideshow feature in the Tidypics plugin settings because the original full size images are used in slideshows.

  • Is there any folder permission that I need to take care of? I have installed it, creation of album and uploading of images went smooth. However, thumbnail did not show and link to the image was broken.

  • Hi

     Could this plugin add youtube videos?

  • Thanks for your awesome work. I want to upgrade my elgg 1.8.16 to 1.8.19 and tidypics 1.8.1beta2 to 1.8.0 rc1. My question is about my images: can I upgrade 1.8.1beta2 to 1.8.0rc1 and keep all my albums and images created and uploaded previously? Thanks for answering.


  • Category: Photos and Images
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
  • Updated: 2022-10-10
  • Downloads: 145174
  • Recommendations: 231

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