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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. 16. September 2009, 01:26
    Comment by Ponder
    So...no multiple posting?

    Great tool though, but..I wish you could have made it so one can post multiple pictures in a post
  2. 20. September 2009, 04:04
    Comment by Josh Rodgers
    Your photoblog works great! This is one of the best plugins I've found!! Thanks!!! Josh
  3. 9. October 2009, 21:42
    Comment by Andrew Raub
    Some people seemed to have problems using this on subdomains. I was too but I figured out the problem, hopefully this helps. Strange thing is the first post I made worked but none after did. Anyways, you need to edit the one file


    Somewhere in that file is a line with the following code:

    $phpthumb->config_document_root = realpath((@$_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'] && file_exists(@$_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'] . $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'])) ? $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'] : str_replace(dirname(@$_SERVER['PHP_SELF']), ”, str_replace(DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR, ‘/’, realpath(’.'))));

    The problem here is that the DOCUMENT_ROOT doesn’t have your subdomain directory and apparently neither does the image location. The image location starts at /wp-content which is why it works on the root site.

    So to solve the problem, add the following line right below the one above:

    //$phpthumb->config_document_root = $phpthumb->config_document_root . ‘/’;

    just replace with your subdomain directory and it should work.

    Please note that this is a temporary fix to a bigger problem. I'm not sure if the issue is really on the webhost or if YAPB isn't taking into account the right path to the image.
  4. 29. November 2009, 01:29
    Comment by Geir Granviken
    Hi, the YAPB looks great, but my site crashes big time when trying to install it I'm afraid. I use the "User Access Manager" plugin, which seems to interfere with YAPD - or vice versa, since I get the error message:

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function get_userdata() in /home/ggranozi/public_html/blogg/wp-content/plugins/user-access-manager/user-access-manager.php on line 3208

    It is not possible to acces my site again without removing the YAPD directory by FTP.

    I really need a function to keep certain pages and post available only to logged in users, but I also need a photoblog function.... :-( Any idea whatsoever?

    Regards Geir, Norway
  5. 19. May 2010, 20:58
    Comment by Markus
    Bin grad auf YAPB aufmerksam geworden und werde es wohl zusammen mit dem Reflection-Theme verwenden... seeehr tolle Sache!
  6. 19. June 2010, 14:11
    Comment by Window and Glass Replacement, Lake Geneva, WI
    Excellent plugin. We're using it in our window galleries now.


    Karl A. Krogmann
  7. 28. July 2010, 17:20
    Comment by Pep
    Does it works with wordpress 3.0?
    • 4. August 2010, 15:44
      Comment by Johannes
      Yup - No problems with WP 3.x.x
  8. 3. August 2010, 10:11
    Comment by Mirco
    Danke für dieses Plugin ich brauche es ebenfalls auf meinem Fotoblog.

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