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Finally – My wp-plugin "Yet another Photoblog" goes alpha. What does that mean? Well – I’m programming on a photoblog-conversion Plugin for WordPress for a while now and a alpha version is installed on this site since this morning.

What is Yapb? What can you expect?

  • A non invasive WP-plugin that converts wp into a easy useable photoblog system
  • Easy image upload – All wordpress post-features can be used
  • On the fly thumbnail generation – You can use multiple thumbnail sizes as you need them: Thumbnail generation is now part of the template
  • Exif data processing and output

The idea
There aren’t many open source photoblog systems out there in the wild. I searched a long time and found only few. Evaluated all of them and decided to program one on myself, since none of them meet my demands. I did that about three times – Every version was build up from the scratch. Every version was better and more flexible. More cool and finally more proprietary.

Every time i saw a feature in another blog system that i wanted to have – i had to spend much of my rare spare time to design, program and integrate it into my own photoblog system. After impelenting some features i decided that this was a waste of time.

There already was a system having lot’s of features and a huge community: WordPress. Yapb is my try to build on a wide spread platform – And to get what i want – As a photographer and programmer.

Technical spoken
Yapb integrates tightly into wordpress. Via Javascript DOM manipulation it injects several form additions into the standard wordpress post form. It provides additional data and fnctions to themes so that nearly every theme can be converted to a photoblog in virtually no time. Yapb doesn’t touch original wordpress code. You can decide if you want to write a normal WordPress Text-Post or if you want to post an image. etc. etc.

What’s next? Nearly all pics you see on this blog are posted over Yapb. Now it’s only a matter of time that a installable version get’s released.

Vier Antworten

  1. 29. June 2006, 03:49
    Comment by epicure
    I was wondering what plug-ins you used for the fancy in-line view of the photos. When will you make Yapb downloadable? I'm looking forward to its release!

    That's Lightbox JS v2.0 library by Lokesh Dhakar. It will need it's time since i release yapb since i don't have much time right now for programming - there are still some features missing and some minor bugs.
  2. 9. July 2006, 05:28
    Comment by epicure
    Thanks. I've installed Lightbox JS. Still I'd like to encourage you to work on YAPB. I've got a feeling that it's gonna be great.. ;)

    Thanks for your comment - I'm definitly programming on yapb, but it will take it's time. I don't have as much spare time as i used to have and i want to keep this a hobby. So i'm working on it when i want to (feel inspired ;-) - I even declined an offer to get sponsored with a bunch of money since i would have had to make a project plan, hold timelines, and so on. no sir. i do have that at work. That's my little hobby and it's done when it's done ;-)
  3. 8. March 2008, 00:52
    Comment by David
    Good luck with the installer, having developed mods for other management systems in the past few years, I often find installers to be one of the most tedious processes. I hope all goes well for you and look forward to being able to use it :)
    • 8. March 2008, 23:26
      Comment by Johannes
      You may have noticed the post date in 2006 - Since then, YAPB has evolved to a mature and proved plugin. There are countless installations out there - Just take a look at http://johannes.jarolim.com/yapb.

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