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

Here some frequently asked questions (and hopefully helpful answers):

Why can’t i upload multiple images to one post?

Because this is my philosophy about photoblogs: One post, one image, one description. If you want to post several images to one post, you may wish to use a gallery plugin like myGallery NextGen Library (i use that for myself and can highly recommend that). Don’t use the previously recommended myGallery since it has security flaws that allowed a hack of my server – Additionally, the developement on the plugin has stopped.

Arg – YAPB throws a fatal WordPress error on activation?

Please have a look at your PHP memory limit – Alpha reported that rising the memory limit from 8M to 16M would help in this issue. Update: YAPB 1.7 was refactored so it’s much more unlikely you encounter a memory limit problem.

Why don’t i see EXIF Data?

(1) First of all: Did you included the output code into your theme? Exif output isn’t part of the “automatic inclusion feature” since it’s (a) just a help for beginners and (b) i don’t know where you want to show the exif tags.
(2) If YAPB can’t find EXIF data, there’s probably none. Make sure you use only image manipulation software that preserves EXIF data in the images data. Sample mistake: “Safe for web” in Photoshop strips all EXIF data from images.

On the YAPB options page, the field where i can select the EXIF Tags to be viewed is empty?

This list gets filled after you posted at least one image containg EXIF data – The filter “learns” fom your images. Either you didn’t post an image before, or that image didn’t contain any EXIF data (see question above). It could be a bug of course – But please check your image before posting complaints.

Why don’t i see any thumbnails at all – I did everything as you described and get no php errors?

(a) Did you set the directory permission for the thumbnail generator as mentioned here?
(b) Exactly how big is your original image? Thumbnailing needs memory (have a look at the php memory limit and the according entry in the phpThumb FAQ) or an installed imagemagick library for really big images.

If i assign a photoblog post to multiple categories, the “next image” and “previous image” links doesn’t work anymore.

That’s the documented behaviour of the used wordpress functions. If anyone finds a better way of solving this (without merely duplicating those both functions) – Please tell me. In the meantime: To get that working, you have to assign all photoblog posts to EXACTLY ONE category. And it has to be the same category of course ;-)

Why did you use JavaScript injection to insert the form fields?

Because WordPress doesn’t provide a hook to insert html where i wanted it. Imho the file upload field is the second important thing you should see after the title-field in a photoblog. So i inserted the field per DOM manipulation.

What’s the main difference to Pictorialis?

Pictorialis is a total WordPress conversion. The creators took WordPress 1.x as basis, touched a lot of internal code and morphed the whole thing. The main problem that i see is this: What do you do if a newer version of WordPress gets released? You have to do all those nifty code manipulations again. Same story for security updates. Yapb just adds photoblog functionality as plugin. It doesn’t touch original WordPress code and so i can take all patches, security updates and just use them. YAPB may not have so much functionality as Pictorialis, but it’s as durable as a plugin can be.

Nothing nada niente works

Oh my – Don’t flame me – I’m just the programmer ;-) If you give me feedback, i’ll look what i can do. Of course, you are not forbidden to investigate the cause for yourself and send me detailed feedback ;-) And don’t forget to search the forum – Most probably you’ll find the answer to your question there.

I’ve a big problem with my template design, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP or whatever

Don’t want to sound snappy – But hey: I’m the plugin programmer. Not your HTML coach. If you’re very polite and post your question in the forum i may have a look – But i don’t think that this topic is my topic. There are a lots of peoples in forums out there handling these problems with joy and i only have a limited time budget. Right now my wife is waiting for me to go to sleep too – finally.

I’ve sent a bug / feature request / feedback and nothing happens?

I’m father of two childs, i’m husband of a beautiful woman, i’ve a fulltime job, sometimes i want to go out taking some photos or go to gym. So don’t be dissapointed if i don’t work 24/7 on YAPB (Beside of this: YAPB really works fine for me – And that’s the main reason i developed it). Additionally: Programming is a hobby of mine and it wouldn’t be that funny if i always had to program what others want – like at work. And don’t forget that you got this plugin for free. Nevertheless if i see a good point i normally react as soon as i can.

I want to donate – What ammount do you await?

Hah – I’ll take any ammount you’re willing to give ;-) But as stated on the pages: An ammount high enough to buy an interesting book or DVD does it. If anyone has a tip: I’m still searching for a reliable european or german online shop accepting Paypal.

Fifty Four Replies

  1. 8. December 2009, 16:37
    Comment by Alex

    How can I display the Widget "Random photos" as you did on your blog?
  2. 15. February 2011, 19:00
    Comment by Håkan

    This looks very promising. However, I haven't found any info as to whether this is compatible with WP 3.0.5 ?

    Also, you should look into joining www.flattr.com to make donations easier :)

  3. 18. April 2011, 22:16
    Comment by meki
    i received a this message with last version of yapb plugin:

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function: property_exists() in /home/meki/public_html/wp-content/plugins/yet-another-photoblog/lib/includes/YapbTemplateFunctions.php on line 19

    so, someone could helpme?
    • 29. June 2011, 23:13
      Comment by Cheryl
      I also received the "undefined function" error when I installed the latest version of YAPB today. Is there a solution to this problem?
  4. 13. August 2011, 18:54
    Comment by Phillip Laird
    I'm having trouble getting pages to show up when I create them. I am using reflection mod 1.2.1, YAPB and the default reflection-mod template. Is there anyone who would help me for compensation o donation?
  5. 12. September 2011, 12:17
    Comment by Behzad
    Hi there, First I thank you for good photoblog plugin...
    Next, I have problem now for new webhosting and moved photo blog...

    I have a photoblog by wordpress 2.9.2 and yepb 1.9.24 with no error and bug
    Now I changed my host, promblems began.
    picture uploading did not work and thumbnailing too.

    Now I have YAPB Diagnostics:

    ersion Information

    YAPB Version: 1.9.32
    WordPress version: 3.2.1
    WordPress version tested up to: 3.2.1
    WordPress version required at least: 2.5

    Automatic Diagnostics

    WordPress Version: OK (3.2.1)
    WordPress Upload Base Directory: OK (*nix)
    YAPB Cache Directory: OK (*nix)

    HTTP_HOST www.kolafarangi.ir
    DOCUMENT_ROOT /home/kolafara/public_html
    SCRIPT_FILENAME /home/kolafara/public_html/wp-content/plugins/yet-another-photoblog/YapbDiagnostics.php
    REQUEST_URI /wp-content/plugins/yet-another-photoblog/YapbDiagnostics.php
    SCRIPT_NAME /wp-content/plugins/yet-another-photoblog/YapbDiagnostics.php
    PHP upload_max_filesize 2M
    PHP post_max_size 8M
    PHP memory_limit 64M

    siteurl http://www.kolafarangi.ir
    home http://www.kolafarangi.ir
    upload_path wp-content/uploads
    upload_url_path -
    uploads_use_yearmonth_folders 1

    please help me.
    Thanks a lot
  6. 15. September 2011, 03:22
    Comment by Robert Merced
    why do i get multiple copies of the same photo on all my post ? to see example of what I mean please check :

  7. 23. October 2011, 03:44
    Comment by MarcoMC
    my site is (temporarily) hosted on a Windows IIS server.
    That means that I am relying on the PATHINFO Almost Pretty permalink structure and that I can NOT user rewrite_mod on .htaccess files.

    using YAPB plugin I get error saying that it cannot find the uploaded images. The images have been uploaded and are visible through www.sitename.something/wp-content/

    I guess that the YAP|B plugin is trying to access them pre-poning a index.php/ to wp-content.
    Can this be?
    Is there anyway you can confirm or check if YAPB is working fine with Almost Pretty permalinks?

    Thanks for your support

    Kind regards
  8. 21. December 2011, 14:25
    Comment by Jonas
    Hi, first of all... great job with YAPB. I use it now in my new photoblog and would like to continue with it but...

    Sometimes I travel light and only use an iPad but that simply does not work with files/images and Wordpress.

    One solution would be to use Postie with emailing the posts but I just can't get it to work with YAPB. I do not wan't the image in the post so I have set "Use custom image field" = Yes to have the url of the image in custom field "image" but are there any way to use that in YAPB?
  9. 14. January 2012, 06:35
    Comment by Heath
    I've used YAPB for years now and it's been awesome; thank you for your hard work, it is appreciated.

    I am in the process of migrating my site to a customized theme that is not using YAPB and, unfortunately, none of the images show up in the new theme. The text descriptions show up but no images.

    I assume it's something to do with how YAPB stores the images; it looks like it creates the "yapb cache" in the "uploads" directory
  10. 14. January 2012, 06:37
    Comment by Heath
    I've used YAPB for years now and it's been awesome; thank you for your hard work, it is appreciated.

    I am in the process of migrating my site to a customized theme that is not using YAPB and, unfortunately, none of the images show up in the new theme. The text descriptions show up but no images.

    I assume it's something to do with how YAPB stores the images; it looks like it creates the "yapb cache" in the "uploads" directory, where it then changes the original name of the file. Is there any way to reverse this or to convert the image handling to something that other, non-yapb themes can understand?

    Thanks a million for your help, it is appreciated.

    • 19. January 2012, 09:04
      Comment by Johannes
      I'm sorry - but there is no way currently to move to the wordpress attachment storage. there are plans for YAPB 2 though, to move to this saving scheme.
  11. 3. March 2012, 16:02
    Comment by Trent
    Watermarking, pleeeease..
    GD or ImageMagick, corners and/or center. Preferably, corners.
  12. 5. March 2012, 21:16
    Comment by Trent
    Also, how on Earth do I assign a YAPB image as a featured image for the post?!
    • 22. March 2012, 10:59
      Comment by Aberstan
      + 1

      I can't find were I can enable all photos to be set as being a "featured image" in blog posts. Can anyone help?
      • 22. March 2012, 11:37
        Comment by Johannes
        Sorry, wordpress currently doesn't offer a hook in it's "featured image" - infrastructure. So it's not possible for YAPB yet to insert it's own thumbnail there.
  13. 23. March 2012, 01:50
    Comment by Lia
    Hello! Is it possible to attach pictures from outside my server? The thing is I don't have much space left and I would like to upload my pictures with a different hosting service, but make them available for my website with YAPB. Thanks in advance. That's the thing that will decide whether I choose this plugin or not for maintaining my photoblog.
  14. 15. April 2012, 04:55
    Comment by Supermerlion
    Hi. Is there a way to get the images to link back to their original images when they are manually inserted inside posts? Currently there is an option to link back but only through automatic insertion. But I can't seem to find a way to do this way the code is implemented manually.
  15. 31. May 2012, 17:44
    Comment by Göran

    Hope you can give some advice. I´m helping a friend who has version 1.0.6 of Yet Another PhotoBlog running and after moving to a new web hotel we get an error message saying:
    Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.
    Warning: Parameter 1 to YapbXmlrpcServer::filterYapbOptions() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/carriedaway.se/httpdocs/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 166 Fatal error: Call to a member function initialize() on a non-object in /var/www/vhosts/carriedaway.se/httpdocs/wp-content/plugins/yet-another-photoblog/lib/Yapb.class.php on line 704

    I can´t logon to your forum, it says access denied and not sure what to do here. It doesn´t seem to be memory related PHP issues?

    Many thanks in advance, Göran
  16. 19. July 2012, 17:08
    Comment by Dario
    The killer feature that I miss is the ability to upload images via YAPB by mail, has anyone found a good solution? I'm assuming Wordpress' default "blog by email" functionality is incompatible with YAPB.
  17. 3. September 2012, 22:22
    Comment by GMan
    I have my welcome page setup to show "photoblog" catagorized posts, it shows links to the posts but only shows the picture from the first post at the top. How can I make it show the picture for each "photoblog"?
    • 3. September 2012, 22:24
      Comment by GMan
      Also thanks for any help, and thanks for making this plugin.
  18. 5. November 2012, 19:34
    Comment by Haydar
    Hi Johannes,
    I all of a sudden began to experience that all the pictures in my present and previous posts are not appearing on the site. It is a new site though, so I am still working on the layout etc. The theme is not exactly a perfect match, however it is OK for now.
    have checked the image folder, and all the pictures are still there, but they do not appear. Even when creating new posts. Can you help me out?
  19. 28. March 2013, 21:16
    Comment by Lori Bozievich
    I am trying to donate for your awesome work, but paypal is rejecting USA entry. I have a Paypal account, but i need your email address paypal recognizes. I already tried paypal@johannes.jarolim.com

    Thanks again. Lori

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