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#1 2015-03-05 15:04:31

INTEGRATIONIST
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2014-02-24
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Only admin can upload pictures in default piwigo installation?

Hello/Hi/Greetings,

I just want to be sure that I am really not misunderstanding things - having a better documentation could save many, many hours of your users, which must be asking themselves over and over again the same questions.

I am asking this explicitely in a new thread because it is such an obvious limitation (or misfeature) - of course you never want to have only one admin account to upload pictures, but one or more user accounts. This would be also a good measure to prevent metadata injection attacks, if the upload could be done (should be done!) only via a user account that has not admin privileges on the gallery.

So is this really true for Piwigo: Onlky admins can upload picture?

I found tthe community plugin as a remedy to this design limitation, and it looks great and seems to allow users to upload - is using this community plugin the only way to allow non-admin users to upload pictures?

If yes, then PLEASE add this information to the documentation.

Unfortunately, the browser uploader that comes with the Community plugin seems to be broken, it is not possible to upload anything with a non-flash browser.

So I can not find any way to allow non-admin users without flash to upload pictures.

Is there some way to overcome this limitation?

Thanks for your attention!


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#2 2015-03-05 15:29:44

plg
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Nantes, France, Europe
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Re: Only admin can upload pictures in default piwigo installation?

Hi INTEGRATIONIST,

I just want to be sure that I am really not misunderstanding things - having a better documentation could save many, many hours of your users, which must be asking themselves over and over again the same questions.

[...] If yes, then PLEASE add this information to the documentation.

I see you find too little information on Piwigo.org presentation website (including the documentation). Don't hesitate to give more details about what you're expecting to read. That's the way we will know what's important for beginners with Piwigo.

So is this really true for Piwigo: Onlky admins can upload picture?

I found tthe community plugin as a remedy to this design limitation, and it looks great and seems to allow users to upload - is using this community plugin the only way to allow non-admin users to upload pictures?

You understand perfectly.

Unfortunately, the browser uploader that comes with the Community plugin seems to be broken, it is not possible to upload anything with a non-flash browser.

So I can not find any way to allow non-admin users without flash to upload pictures.

I have decided to keep the Flash uploader for Community because of Internet Explorer prior to version 10, see [Forum, post 155102 by flop25 in topic 17154] Community plugin, new generation for Piwigo 2.2+

Is there some way to overcome this limitation?

You can use other applications to upload to Piwigo, such as [extension by plg] pLoader for Windows, iOS application, plugin for iPhoto and so on. I know the HTML5 upload form would be nice and I really want to have it too. I just decided to postpone it for old Internet Explorer versions.

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#3 2015-03-06 01:15:18

INTEGRATIONIST
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2014-02-24
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Re: Only admin can upload pictures in default piwigo installation?

Hi, thanks for the quick answer.

So the ploader also works with non-admin users?

But for this the community plugin has to be enabled or does it allow also upload for non-admin users without the community plugin?

The answer to this question should be added to the documentation of piwigo and the ploader.

Regarding the Flash uploader: well, it still would be ok to have the flash uploader as a fallback.

Maybe my explanation was not clear enough: currently the community plugin upload does not work without flash, so if you have a system with no flash (very usual nowadays) you can not upload anything to the community - this is at least what i can see here from my tests. So for non-flash users: no upload at all. Broken.


Regarding the documentation: well, I understand that this is lots of work. You of course know Piwigo much too good to see what is missing. Many dead ends and so many things are not even mentioned - nothing about user rights, privileges, privacy, how user rights relate to albums, groups, membership options, nothing about how albums can be managed... I find myself constantly searching on the forums that should be in the docs.

I see the Tour Plugin does help a bit, maybe this should be extended with much more information, however, it will take lots of time.

Also plugin authors are giving very minimal information about what the plugin actually does and how it is used. Lots of trial and error. One should really write a big piwigo book and explain all the details.

Thanks for your attention!

Last edited by INTEGRATIONIST (2015-03-06 01:30:05)

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