Welcome to the private homepage of Johannes Jarolim, Salzburg, Austria, Europe. Willkommen auf der privaten Homepage von Johannes Jarolim, Salzburg, Österreich.

It’s out in the wild. Convert your WordPress 2.x installation into a full featured photoblog in virtually no time. Use the full range of WordPress functions and plugins: Benefit from the big community WordPress has to offer.

What is YAPB / What can you expect?

  • A non invasive WordPress-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 – Use multiple thumbnail sizes where and when you need them: Thumbnail generation gets controlled from the template.
  • EXIF data processing and output
  • Self-learning EXIF filter – Your own cameras tags can be selected to be viewed.
  • Full i18n-Support through gnutext mo/po files
  • YAPB Plugin Infrastructure for extended functionality
  • Ping additional update-service-sites when posting a photoblog entry.
  • Nearly every WP-theme can become a photoblog in virtually no time.

You’ll get a photoblog system based on wordpress – Decide if you want to post a normal WordPress article or a photoblog entry. Be free to use all available extensions / plugins of the WordPress platform ;-)

3 Steps to your WordPress Photoblog

Why another photoblog system?

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 met my demands. I did that about three times – Every version was build up from the scratch. Every version was better and much 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 implementing some features like captcha, ping and trackback, etc. etc. i decided that this was just a waste of time.

There already was a system out there 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.

Why not use services like Flickr, Deviantart, etc. etc. ?

Why hazzle with renting a suitable webhost, installing a photoblog software, configuring the whole stuff, eventually solve problems, searching and installing a cool theme, etc. etc. – If i can have it all (and more) with one click at Flickr, Deviantart, etc. etc. ?

I’m only able to give you a hint on my opinion why i don’t want to host my images on such a service. Fortunately, for the impatient among us, it can be told with only three (and a half) words:

It’s my image.

Post your image on a foreign server and you’ll never be exactly sure what rights you have on your own images until you’re a better laywer than the one hired by your prefered photo community. One nice example: Flickr was sold to Yahoo AFTER they had tens of thousands users and hosted millions of images. If you’re posting images to flickr right now – Do you EXACTLY know, what rights Yahoo currently owns on YOUR images?

If this is perfectly ok for you – Go on and use those communities! After givin away your personal data, you will have an account for free and no hazzle with setting up your own photoblog. There are thousands of users just waiting for you!

Technically 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 functions to themes so that nearly every theme can be converted to a photoblog in virtually no time. Yapb doesn’t touch original wordpress code – It’s using it.

Support YAPB

Do you like YAPB? Do you use it regulary to show your photos or images? Did YAPB save you time? Or you just want to give something back for the time spent to create, maintain and support YAPB? Just Donate a little ammount so i may buy a good book, DVD, etc. or just pay some server traffic. Bigger ammounts (if any) will be invested in my photo equipment of course ;-)

[paypal-donation purpose=”A donation for Yet-Another-Photoblog” reference=”Supporting Open Source”]

Five Hundred Fifty Replies

  1. 7. November 2008, 16:36
    Comment by leen
    thanks a bunch Johannes =) you turned my dream into reality.
  2. 10. November 2008, 12:53
    Comment by cezar
    is it working with WP 2.7+
    • 10. November 2008, 13:05
      Comment by Johannes
      i doubt ;-) The changes and additions in the admin interface seem to be huge - As soon as some final version gets released i'll do my best to adapt.

      But i won't adapt to alpha or beta releases since they seem change lots of things permanently and i don't want to spend much time for such changes.

      Greets from Salzburg,

      Johannes
  3. 19. November 2008, 17:43
    Comment by therry
    Hi Johannes, thanks for the plugin, I'm still getting used to it now and would like to know how to set the image on each post so that it will automatically adjusted to the center.

    When the image that I posted is smaller than 640 pixel in width, it gets automatically aligned to the left, and I wonder if there's any way to move it to the center so that it looks even.

    Thanks before! :)
  4. 21. November 2008, 21:47
    Comment by Johannes K.
    Greetings from Finland!

    First, thank you very much for a great plugin! YAPB makes it so much easier to share my photography through a blog. So far this is the best one I've seen, most of photo plugins out there have lots of bugs and don't function properly, or at least properly for my purpose. Anyway, YAPB works just fine and I'm very happy with it!

    Currently I'm updating my website. It's the first time I've made a WordPress template of my own, so I'm excited and actually a little proud, too. It's almost done, just some small fixes to be done.

    However, one of the most difficult challenges is about YAPB widget. I have my header section (which is about 200x800px) separated vertically in two parts. The left one is for the logo and stuff. Now comes the tricky part. I'd like to get the sidebar widget placed in the header So that I could have maybe 10 random photos shown at the right side of the header. They would be about the same size as in your sidebar widget. I have no idea on how to do it or if it's even technically possible with WordPress. So I'm asking for your help. Right now I have the normal YAPB sidebar widget working, but I really would like to get it to the top part of my site.

    Yours,
    Johannes K.
    • 26. November 2008, 21:46
      Comment by Nepharius
      Hey johannes, what you need to do is widgetize your header.

      Im working on a site right now at www.wetalkrealestate.com/blog2 and as you can see the sidebar widget is placed underneath the video section. You will have to code your theme to have 2 sidebars. Here is the site that helped me out with that:

      http://www.themelab.com/2008/04/18/see-how-easy-it-is-to-widgetize-wordpress-themes/
  5. 22. November 2008, 04:30
    Comment by hipretty
    haha~~I like this Plugin ,thank you so much。
  6. 26. November 2008, 21:04
    Comment by Jake
    This looks like a really useful plugin, I'll have to try it out
  7. 20. December 2008, 03:41
    Comment by Ricky
    YAPB is a great plugin, I personally think it is one of the best added features to WP. It seems it doesn't work with WP 2.7. Please update the current version for 2.7. I will really appreciated.

    Thanks
  8. 17. January 2009, 23:38
    Comment by gino parigino
    Hi everyone,
    I am using YAPB on my Blog and now I want to use a related post plugin with thumbnail.
    Could you tell me how can I do that ?


    Please help meeeeeee :(
    • 22. January 2009, 09:09
      Comment by Bubly
      sorry the link was actually http://www.pbrushes.com
  9. 20. January 2009, 16:43
    Comment by jitesh
    Hi Johannes,

    Thanks for this fantastic widget!!

    Now a question (I'm a newbie so maybe I am missing something...) How do I make the resized image in my post link to the original full-size image?

    Any help is appreciated!

    Keep up the good work!
  10. 22. January 2009, 09:07
    Comment by Bubly
    how to show all thumbnails on home page with links to related posts like http://www.psbrushes.com does.
  11. 14. February 2009, 08:31
    Comment by arief
    Dude, I love your plugin.
    Solid work, indeed!

    Thanks! :)

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