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. 16. March 2008, 23:39
    Comment by massimo
    I use YAPB as photocontest application.
    It's possible to create a different mosaic page for each category that I have in the blog?
    • 7. April 2008, 15:13
      Comment by Johannes
      Possible is everything ;-) Your request is much more a WordPress templating questions than YAPB related: If you master to make a page displaying all images of a category you can alter it to display a mosaic page easely: Just use the YAPB template functions and display thumbnails instead of title and text.
  2. 22. March 2008, 04:34
    Comment by Fotos de Carros
    WoW! I have been looking so long for something like this!
    I wanted something within Wordpress but that would let me upload and manage pictures in an easy way without having to install a gallery like software.

  3. 27. March 2008, 10:20
    Comment by michał tokarczuk
    Great work. Started using it in 2007, helped few friends to setup the similiar photoblogs. Keep up good work! Many thanks!
  4. 6. April 2008, 23:14
    Comment by Alex Richards
    Many thanks for the plugin!

    However, I'm having a few issues with my YAPB. I reset the thumbnail cache and ever since the mosaic no longer works and some images on the site don't load.

    Mosaic link: http://alex-richards.co.uk/all/

    I'd be really grateful for any help :)
    • 7. April 2008, 15:09
      Comment by Johannes
      Try to open the thumbnails directly and you will get a 404 not found - Try to upload the plugin again.
  5. 7. April 2008, 20:58
    Comment by psu calc
    Nice tool! Will definitely use with my upcoming hobby website!

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  6. 12. April 2008, 14:22
    Comment by Muhabbet
    hello, Thank you very much for this beautyfull plugin!!! my wordpress plugin accept ;)
  7. 17. April 2008, 10:12
    Comment by Kevin Paquet
    This plugin comes just on time!
    I'm about to try creating a Photoblog, and this is just the perfect aid! I'll try it out anytime soon, thanks!
    • 17. April 2008, 10:26
      Comment by Johannes
      You're trying since 2006? ;-)
  8. 17. April 2008, 14:56
    Comment by Chris the Photography Job Expert
    As far as I'm concerned any new product that competes with flickr etc. is good for everyone. There is plenty of room for innovation yet.
  9. 20. April 2008, 00:47
    Comment by Pinku
    Thanks for such a good thing. But i want your help.

    I want some SEO themes for my blog. Where i can display thumbnails in home page. I am managing cricket website. and i want a pic galary. If you help me then i can start new thing

    Thank you
  10. 20. April 2008, 12:43
    Comment by Lisa
    Thanks for the excellent plugin. Great work!
  11. 20. April 2008, 15:37
    Comment by dora
    Great work!Thank you
  12. 21. April 2008, 04:33
    Comment by Randy
    Hi Johannes: This looks like an interesting project. Do you plan to add the ability to post by e-mail? (Or do you think it will work with the Wordpress plugin Postie? I haven’t investigated it enough to tell how your software works.)
  13. 23. April 2008, 09:27
    Comment by NewsMania
    Hi, your extension hook URL are wrong, currently it’s

    • 29. April 2008, 11:38
      Comment by Johannes
  14. 24. April 2008, 20:57
    Comment by louis stephens
    I originally saw this plugin used on a friends site, and loved it. Therefore, I installed it on my site. However, I am having some difficulties with it. When I click (under design) and then click on YAPB, I am redirected to a page that gives me a 404 error. I am kinda lost now on what to do.
    • 29. April 2008, 11:39
      Comment by Johannes
      Hi Louis - Please go to the forum and post your url there so we may have more info about your issue.
  15. 7. May 2008, 16:35
    Comment by Yaakov
    Does anyone know if YAPB has any problems with Wordpress 2.5x?
    • 8. May 2008, 07:10
      Comment by Johannes
      YAPB shouldn't have problems with WP 2.5.x - If you have problems, please report to the forum: http://johannes.jarolim.com/yapb-forum

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