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. 30. August 2010, 00:30
    Comment by wilco
    I have problem with wp 3.0.1 and image upload does not work properly. It shows Error: File does not exists! after I publish the post. It shows on the post though.

    Great plugin!
    • 31. August 2010, 20:36
      Comment by Johannes
      I'm working with 3.0.1 too and and didn't have any problems. Please call the YapbDiagnostics.php so you can see if you have problems with file upload sizes or directory permissions etc.
  2. 3. September 2010, 02:25
    Comment by Rikinva
    I have no clue... How do I know if YAPB is working corrrectly or not? I have installed and activated the plug-in, but the wordpress functionality for uploading and displaying files hasn't changed. And I have tried two photoblog themes that are designed to work with YAPB -- and none of my posts even show up. The screen is totally blank except for my logo and the menu at the top of the page. However, if I revert to the default theme that was installed with wordpress, they show up just fine. Can someone point me towards a book or something that would help me get the hang of setting up a blog???
  3. 4. September 2010, 21:13
    Comment by Bob
    hello ,first of all thank you for your excelent plugins then
    i have a serious question,with some adventure! my file permissions changes(all file and folders!) and now when my home page want to show you picture it says:
    * DEBUG post_id=2231
    * DEBUG Found YAPB image
    * DEBUG w=200
    * ERROR Couldn't save /yapb_cache/neuschwanstein_castle_01.29fpa8f9heqs484gswsogskoc.dyvz4sut4lc04scss800sgw48.th.jpeg - Please check cache directory permissions

    where is exactly the mention cache directory?what i had to do?
    i'm waiting for your response
    best wishes
  4. 5. September 2010, 16:17
    Comment by Guenter Mueller
    Warning: unlink() [function.unlink]: open_basedir restriction in effect. File() is not within the allowed path(s): (/users/flophoto/temp:/users/flophoto/www) in /users/flophoto/www/wp-content/plugins/yet-another-photoblog/lib/YapbImage.class.php on line 649

    Error: File does not exists!

    das File ist aber da - wieso wird es nicht erkannt?
    • 1. October 2010, 23:18
      Comment by Yurr
      Read this article: Fix the YAPB “File Does Not Exist” Problem http://www.tutwow.com/tips/fix-the-yapb-file-does-not-exist-problem/
      • 4. October 2010, 17:35
        Comment by Johannes
        Hi Yurr - That's no problem related to YAPB: If you want to upload files into WordPress, you have to set "Settings > Miscellaneous > Store uploads in this folder". If this isn't set correctly, YAPB can't upload photos either, since it want's to use the same folder.

        greets from Salzburg,

        - Johannes
  5. 11. September 2010, 15:41
    Comment by RichardAlois Photography
    Great plugin - Thanks for sharing!
  6. 18. September 2010, 13:27
    Comment by Dia Ritoch
    I really like your plugin. However, my present project is to create a photoconversation feature for my small town. Users are not given access to the backend. If you visit www.hinugyaway.info (it's not yet finished) and if you click Add a photostory, I utilized the Post from Site plugin to enable my members to post from the front end. I only wish that instead of the Post from site's Image uploader, that I can use yours. I really have no knowledge of PHP :)

    This message is meant to be discussed in your forum but I never got a confirmation link in my email after I registered.

    Hoping to hear from you soon!
  7. 20. September 2010, 21:46
    Comment by MarilynGrando
    Hi there,
    Looks awesome. However, I got myself a wordpress.com website. Still getting my head around the wordpress.ORG sites. The .COM websites from WP don't support the plugins. Any other way you could advise me to adapt it to use on a wordpress.COM website?
  8. 25. September 2010, 18:40
    Comment by Pete
    I've been using this plugin for years now.. excellent work! It's really come a long way! I just now recently started using the "Auto insert" functionality that works great in the Web site. However, is there a way I can remove the auto insert filter for certain applications? For example, I wrote a page template that generates an HTML email based off my blog entries (so I can copy/paste the HTML into an autoresponder). I want to manually specify different parameters for the yapb_get_thumbnail function (different from auto insert parameters). I manually call the yapb_get_thumbail function for this template, but I wind up with two thumbnails, as one still gets auto inserted into my excerpt. Can I remove_filter() the YAPB auto insert functionality for this template only (e.g. like I do for wpautop)?

    Thanks in advance for your reply!
    • 26. September 2010, 09:50
      Comment by Johannes
      Hi Pete -

      The auto-insert-feature is a beginners-option only - i implemented it so users could see something after installing the plugin without having to adapt their theme in the first place.

      If you want to have more fine grained control, you have to insert yapb into your theme-files manually.

      greets from Salzburg,

      - johannes
  9. 4. October 2010, 02:25
    Comment by EyesofGlassTrophies
    Seems to work great on wordpress 3.0.1.. so far. I love this plugin!
  10. 11. October 2010, 23:02
    Comment by Jenni Freelance Jobs Services
    We installed it on http://www.7freelance.com and its looking pretty.


  11. 11. October 2010, 23:02
    Comment by Jenni Freelance Jobs Services
    Great plugin. We love it.
  12. 11. October 2010, 23:04
    Comment by Jenni Freelance Jobs Services
    hope this commenting is working.

    we installed at 7Freelance and its looking pretty.
  13. 11. October 2010, 23:04
    Comment by Jenni Freelance Jobs Services
    hope this is working. love the plugin
  14. 12. October 2010, 18:24
    Comment by Mark
    I would like to be able to give people the ability to contribute to the gallery but not give them the primary login info. Could you add user account functions so they could contribute and I could monitor/edit/delete their content?
    • 12. October 2010, 22:22
      Comment by Johannes
      Hi Mark - Since every YAPB image is attached to a post, your contributer would have to be able to post an article. That's a job for the WP editor role imho. Greets from Salzburg, Johannes
  15. 15. October 2010, 11:40
    Comment by Stefan
    Nice plugin, thanks! I am using it on my portfolio site now!
  16. 15. October 2010, 22:24
    Comment by E Lance
    Nice going you guys. awesome plugin. I did have some difficulty working with one other plugin but its fine now.


    Edward Lance
  17. 26. October 2010, 06:44
    Comment by psskhal
    Great plugin.
  18. 29. October 2010, 19:01
    Comment by Spyware, Virus and Fake AV Removal, Lake Geneva, WL
    This is a terrific tool. I have used it on three different sites now.

    Karl A. Krogmann
  19. 5. November 2010, 10:25
    Comment by hbsk
    very nice tool. I love it with the reflection theme. Thanks a lot.
  20. 10. November 2010, 19:06
    Comment by Flag
    great plugin... no glitches on 3.0.1
  21. 13. November 2010, 08:48
    Comment by Albuquerque Wedding Photographer
    Cool plug-in. Thanks.
  22. 24. November 2010, 01:45
    Comment by Ivan
    that worked fine to me! thanks a lot from brazil
  23. 10. January 2011, 09:51
    Comment by Fiverr Outsource
    awesome plugin. I use it on 2.92 wp. It would be a good idea if one can use it for themes that look like Fiverr.
  24. 11. January 2011, 19:13
    Comment by Lake Geneva, WI Website Design
    Excellent tool. I've used it four times, on four different website in the past six months.

    Karl A. Krogmann
  25. 12. January 2011, 17:18
    Comment by slot makine
    Great themes. will use it for my photoblog. thanks.

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