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 ;-)

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Five Hundred Fifty Replies

  1. 25. February 2007, 00:07
    Comment by Velmu
    YAPB saved my day! Now running the finnish Canon EOS 20th anniversary photo competition site on it: http://eos.fi/dyn/velmu/

    The only problem is that I need to reset cache when saving, so I don't end up scaling images for every user.

    Simply awesome stuff :)
  2. 1. March 2007, 01:56
    Comment by Jehzeel Laurente
    wow cool photoblog! its soOOO amazing!! whoAWWW ^___^
  3. 17. March 2007, 19:17
    Comment by Jürgen
    Hot Photoblog. Very interesting. Thanks guys. Jürgen from Germany :-)
  4. 17. March 2007, 22:03
    Comment by mosey
    I'm new to the concept of photoblogging, but the team that has come together for a new website often use Stumbleupon on a daily basis with what looks like photoblog/tumblelog esque template. I'm trying to make the transition easier, but was wondering if there would ever be the option of e.g.
    1. using a url instead of the uploaded picture
    2. using a transloader

    Thanks :D
  5. 21. March 2007, 17:38
    Comment by Artepp

    Hello, I cannot post the data exif on my blog. I am testing it locally with xampp before launching it on the distant waiter. Can you help me please?

    First of all please ask your question in the forum. Secondly, you don't have to post exif data - The data should be in the image you post. AND there is a faq incl. an entry about exif.

  6. 23. March 2007, 18:06
    Comment by Michael
    Looks nice! I will give it a try ...
  7. 28. March 2007, 11:38
    Comment by Frank
    Hi Johannes,

    haste Dir Dein Layout hier schonmal im IE6 angeschaut - voller lustiger dicker blauer Punkte unter jeder Verlinkung, die Einiges unlesbar machen ...
  8. 6. April 2007, 12:13
    Comment by Markus
    Hi Johannes,
    ich liebe dein Plugin, es ist einfach nur genial! Ich verwende es in Verbindung mit einem Rating Plugin für WordPress und bin einfach nur begeistert.

    Herzlichen Dank und mach weiter so! :)
  9. 10. April 2007, 22:26
    Comment by Alan Rolfe
    Hi Johannes

    Just wanted t osay what a great plugin this is.. really very impressed! I've used it with the Grain theme and all seems to have worked fine.

  10. 12. April 2007, 22:24
    Comment by stephen
    Any idea why this is happening?

    WordPress database error: [Table 'wordpress.wp_yapbimage' doesn't exist]
    SELECT * FROM wp_yapbimage WHERE post_id = 3
    • 18. November 2007, 10:05
      Comment by dark_dante
      i got this too [Table ‘wordpress.wp_yapbimage’ doesn’t exist]
      looked for help here but didn find it any help is welcome ty
      • 18. November 2007, 20:29
        Comment by Johannes
        Version 1.6.2 should fix that bug created in 1.6.1.

        Greets from Salzburg!
  11. 18. April 2007, 11:33
    Comment by Erwin

    Installed YAPB on my photoblog yesterday and it is great!

    Compliments on a job very well done. :)
  12. 21. April 2007, 11:48
    Comment by bill
    Thank you !
  13. 25. April 2007, 21:02
    Comment by Yoyo
    It would be nice to have an option to upload multiple images/post to post an image in multiple stages... frameing, b/w, original/edited...

    Do you have plans to do something like this?
  14. 17. May 2007, 09:04
    Comment by .thomas
    i totally agree with yoyo - i've been looking for a wordpress photo plugin that would allow a user to easily upload a bunch of pictures, instead of uploading one by one.
  15. 26. May 2007, 23:09
    Comment by Ezequiel
    Prefiria usar custom fields do que embutir em the_content. Mas p plugin ém uito bom!
    • 28. May 2007, 15:51
      Comment by Johannes
      Thanks for your comment - If i'd speak spanish i'd reply something very intelligent. So i have to say a simple thanks for the feedback ;-)
      • 3. June 2007, 16:48
        Comment by Ezequiel
        // Preferred to use “custom fields? of what to inlay in the_content. But plugin is excellent. //
        -------------------------- Comment: He is not Spanish and yes Portuguese (Brazil) \ --------------------------
        As mine in case that it is very special and it did not want that image, was inlaid inside of post, I erased the lines in which made this. I used the codes that you it supplied to call the images. ^^ Thank you. I cited some aspects that would be excellent in the next version (soon below). Please it does not leave to read. Thank you again.

        Translated for Google: (Portuguese for English).
        • 3. June 2007, 20:58
          Comment by Johannes
          OOpsi Portuguese - But i said i don't understand it ;-)
  16. 27. May 2007, 21:55
    Comment by Kalmar Emeric
    Hello Johannes,
    Thank you very much.
    I got some pictures from bauma 2007, from my brother-in-law
    who lives in Austria too near Graz.
    He was at bauma 2007, sent me some pictures throgh Skype, and I made a site. Please take a look, but don't judge me to hard because I started to use Word Press only last week.
    Thank you again, I just uploaded the pictures, followed your instructions step-by-step and I think that is the best site that I ever made.
    And about the guy who speaks about Zen in your house, he can't and will never create something like you. He is nor Homo Sappiens nor Homo Faber he is Homo Criticus.
    Excuse me about this but I met his kind, and is better to keep them away, because the only thing they can do, is to ruin your day.
    Thanks again.
    • 29. May 2007, 09:17
      Comment by Johannes

      The only thing that i'd do additionally: resize your original images to a max width of 700px (or show a thumbnail with that width) so your layout don't break up.

      Thanks for the feedback,


  17. 28. May 2007, 13:35
    Comment by Leanne
    Hi Johannes!

    I've been using your plugin for a while and I LOVE IT, THANK YOU!
  18. 28. May 2007, 22:17
    Comment by roberto
    i am with leanne, it´s a great plugin, thx a lot
  19. 3. June 2007, 16:36
    Comment by Ezequiel
    This plugin is excellent.
    Some tips for the next version:
    - Thumb resize with options of height and width.
    - To choose if wants to make upload only of thumb.
    - And plus a size option. That is,
    1. Thumb
    2. Original size
    3. Another one size stipulated.

    He would be perfect. Debtor for existing.

    Translated for Google (Portuguese for English).
    • 3. June 2007, 21:04
      Comment by Johannes
      Hi Ezequiel - I think YAPB already does this - and more: Just upload an image and decide in your image what size to display. Have a look at the template functions or at the forum.

      Lost in translation,

  20. 4. June 2007, 02:41
    Comment by Ezequiel
    Yes, but you can only stipulate the width. As in my site thumbs they must have so great age perferivel the same. In the case I speak in resize without that square shaped and widened compression. It understands? I go to give one looked at in the forum as it recommended to me.
    • 4. June 2007, 15:28
      Comment by Johannes
      Nope - You may use all Parameters listed on this page:

      Hope that's enough,

      • 30. July 2007, 22:03
        Comment by Ezequiel
        I understood which age the problem. Only now hehehe. I was using an old version. I find that he must be this =P. E now I only could perceive that this plugin is perfect. People as you deserve everything of good. Initiative! Been thankful! Good work!
  21. 7. June 2007, 20:14
    Comment by Lisa Sabin-Wilson
    Phenomenal plugin - thanks so much! I have implemented it on my own photoblog and find it to be just fabulous!

    I also hit your donation button today - Cheers!
  22. 12. June 2007, 20:36
    Comment by antis3ptick
    when i save/publish a post i take this error message

    Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/.pub/domain/www.domain.com/wp-content/plugins/yet-another-photoblog/lib/phpExifRW-1.1/exifReader.inc:1715) in /home/.pub/domain/www.domain.com/wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 329

    how can i fix it?
    • 17. June 2007, 15:34
      Comment by bbaer
      you have to modify the following file:
      go to /lib/phpExifRW-1.1/
      and open with an editor the file exifReader.inc
      Remove at the end of the file all spaces up to ?>
      With this modification I´m getting no warnings any longer.
  23. 15. June 2007, 21:17
    Comment by GSX
    I can work good with wordpress for an image blog

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