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#1 2020-11-01 12:15:25

piwent
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2020-10-24
92

Plugins not available through the admin interface

Hello,

I'm noticing that some plugins that can be found on the website's extensions directory cannot be "one click" loaded through the "other plugins available" tab.

For example,
https://piwigo.org/ext/extension_view.php?eid=285
https://piwigo.org/ext/extension_view.php?eid=550
https://piwigo.org/ext/extension_view.php?eid=628

Should we assume the plugins should no longer be used? Or use-at-your-own-risk?

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#2 2020-11-01 12:37:50

ddtddt
Piwigo Team
Quetigny - France
2007-07-27
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Re: Plugins not available through the admin interface

Hi :-)

Plugin no compatible with piwigo 2.10 ...


you can test it ;-)


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#3 2020-11-01 12:48:49

homdax
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Skåne, Sweden
2015-02-02
225

Re: Plugins not available through the admin interface

piwent wrote:

Hello,

I'm noticing that some plugins that can be found on the website's extensions directory cannot be "one click" loaded through the "other plugins available" tab.

For example,
https://piwigo.org/ext/extension_view.php?eid=285
https://piwigo.org/ext/extension_view.php?eid=550
https://piwigo.org/ext/extension_view.php?eid=628

Should we assume the plugins should no longer be used? Or use-at-your-own-risk?

Always check version compatibility and plugins latest update date.

285 is from 2009
550 from 2011
628 2014

Could be they adress a function or an idea that may be relevant, but I would never use them. Code is mostly obsolete and UNSAFE if it is more than 4-5 years old, or sometimes even less.

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#4 2020-11-02 09:54:05

piwent
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2020-10-24
92

Re: Plugins not available through the admin interface

Great! Thanks. In Wordpress they are much more loose with the compatibility indicators.

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#5 2020-11-02 09:59:50

homdax
Member
Skåne, Sweden
2015-02-02
225

Re: Plugins not available through the admin interface

No. You have specific warnings about development status and versioning support if you look at the plugin specs...even an estimate of how many WP sites are usng them...

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#6 2020-11-02 10:21:50

piwent
Member
2020-10-24
92

Re: Plugins not available through the admin interface

Right, but in wp (and I guess here) it is up to the developers to submit updated testing information. So a plugin that says compatible with x.x really just means it is guaranteed to work up to x but may very well work with your more recent version. And they still let you install them, unless they have been pulled from the library. In which case they don't offer the download link. So I've always understood that to mean that it's not that they are incompatible with newer versions. Just untested.

I'm not complaining at all. I simply was unsure. Since the download link works on older piwigo plugins. And I can see the argument for keeping them available for developers.

This is just my perspective, but it seems that some newcomers to piwigo get the wrong impression about the activity level of development since there are so many 10+ year old plugins in the library. And it's a tad frustrating when you find what you think is the plugin you need only to realize that it is too old to install. Anyway, just some thoughts from a happy newcomer, if you care to know them.

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#7 2020-11-02 10:35:07

homdax
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Skåne, Sweden
2015-02-02
225

Re: Plugins not available through the admin interface

piwent wrote:

Right, but in wp (and I guess here) it is up to the developers to submit updated testing information. So a plugin that says compatible with x.x really just means it is guaranteed to work up to x but may very well work with your more recent version.

I never trust that. Ever.

piwent wrote:

This is just my perspective, but it seems that some newcomers to piwigo get the wrong impression about the activity level of development since there are so many 10+ year old plugins in the library. And it's a tad frustrating when you find what you think is the plugin you need only to realize that it is too old to install. Anyway, just some thoughts from a happy newcomer, if you care to know them.

It's ok. I have a similar impression, but there is not very much available as real alternatives to Piwigo.

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#8 2020-11-02 10:38:46

piwent
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2020-10-24
92

Re: Plugins not available through the admin interface

homdax wrote:

It's ok. I have a similar impression, but there is not very much available as real alternatives to Piwigo.

I was fortunate to have Piwigo be my first ever gallery software, so I don't really know. But I'm so glad I found it. I've been able to do 80% of what I needed out of the box. And I'm closing in on the other 20% :-)

Thanks everyone for the help.

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#9 2021-06-22 09:32:06

philaga
Member
2021-06-22
1

Re: Plugins not available through the admin interface

Hello

New here, I am looking for using piwigo with a wordpress site, with public pghotos and restricted  albums with groups of users.

I've tried to install videojs https://fr.piwigo.org/ext/extension_view.php?eid=610

I can't see videojs in the plugin area of the admin?

It looks that videojs is :
Compatible with: Piwigo releases 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 11

And my system si :
    Piwigo 11.5.0 Dernière version ?
    Système d'exploitation: Linux
    PHP: 7.2.34 (Montrer les informations) [2021-06-22 09:26:41]
    MySQL: 5.5.5-10.3.29-MariaDB [2021-06-22 09:26:41]
    Bibliothèque graphique: External ImageMagick 6.9.10-68

An idea where to find the solution ?

Thanks,

Philippe

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