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  • #294

    ClimbLikeADuck
    Moderator

    Can we expand media to include photos? And if we do then we could have sub sections like Mournes, Donegal, Alps e.t.c and these could be linked to on the respective club trip pages. Will make the website more interesting and give people a real look at what we get up to.

    Mournes has the risk of being inundated with rubbish, it could be further broken down into sub groups or there could a photo thread on the forum to handle it. Only the best photos would make the “Media” section.

    I dunno, just spitballing here.

    #298

    Dynosteve
    Moderator

    Id say in the trips section, for each one there should be a link to the drive with the trip report and any photos and videos from it.

    #308

    tprebs
    Keymaster

    I think it’s best to keep stuff off Google drive and on the website so it is cached by Google for SEO, making our site easier to find etc.

    #314

    nbrowne
    Moderator

    Put them on both. Have a section with reports on the website so general public can see what we get up to, but keep hard copies on the Google Docs as well so that future committees have a history built up of the club.

    #392

    tprebs
    Keymaster

    Trip reoprts should be articles on the site. Its the whole point of wordpress. They can be backed up on google drive but other than that the website should own all the information on the site.

    In terms of photos. we should look at hosting them somewhere else like flickr or google plus as its easy to add, remove and group photos

    #393

    tprebs
    Keymaster

    They are backed up by WordPress and I have hard backups by SQL replication, no need to have them on Google drive

    There are gallery plugins for WordPress that are nice we should look at them first as I have set this up so new images are served from a CDN for speed.

    #400

    tprebs
    Keymaster

    who are you using for your CDN? Clouldfare?

    #401

    QUBMC Norm
    Keymaster

    Was originally using NetDNA for my sites: http://www.netdna.com/

    Then found out with Jetpack Photon WordPress use their NginX servers as a CDN for your images free and you don’t need to do any configuring http://jetpack.me/support/photon/

    If you copy the image URL from any images on posts here etc they will all be hosted on a static cookieless domain: http://i0.wp.com/www.qubmc.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/536573_4127491233680_267871609_n.jpg?resize=270%2C100

    Cloudflare is just my DNS and attack prevention – I don’t use their CDN – I could but I never looked into it.

    • This reply was modified 4 years ago by  tprebs.
    #402

    tprebs
    Keymaster

    Damn it norm, coming in here, stealing my thunder.

    #406

    tprebs
    Keymaster

    awesome. is there a limit on the size a single file in CDN or the amount you can upload to CDN? images = big. big * many = possibly required to pay

    #409

    tprebs
    Keymaster

    If you upload a 5Mb image, it will host a 5Mb image, it’s sweet and it’s free – we can always move to NetDNA again (MaxCDN in particular) if we want/need to but for now this one works great and is free 😀

    #428

    tprebs
    Keymaster

    lovely. Can you apply tags to images?

    This way it could be tagged as Donegal, trad and you could make albums for the donegal trip with all images with the donegal tag along with a trad album

     

    Means the action of updating albums/galleries  is automated

     

    #430

    tprebs
    Keymaster

    We can sort out distinct galleries aye

    #432

    tprebs
    Keymaster

    where photos are automatically added if they have a tag associated with the gallery?

    #436

    QUBMC Norm
    Keymaster

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/images/gallery/#adding-a-gallery-or-slideshow

    Just goto media manager, add new – create gallery – BOOM – tagged that ish.

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