March 5, 2014 at 4:26 pm #10004pitshopMember
Why WP Photo Seller makes double entries in the media list?! (I use WP 3.8.1. with WP Theme Fourteen). This happens when photo files are imported into galleries from the WP media list.March 6, 2014 at 3:12 am #61311
Hi, The photo seller plugin will make an individual copy of an image only if it is re-used from the media library (or another gallery).
This is done because the plugin needs to do various forms of special processing for each image and to avoid interfering with any images which are not part of that photo gallery. This way your original image in the media library is untouched. If you are using that image somewhere else on your site, there will be no issue because the plugin makes it’s own copy and applies changes to that copy (not the original one).
Why are you concerned about this?
You can always avoid this image copying by uploading your images directly inside the gallery settings page instead of re-using existing WP media library images.
If you do it this way, the plugin doesn’t need to copy any images from the WP media library and it will instead use the images you uploaded directly for that gallery.March 6, 2014 at 1:41 pm #61312pitshopMember
thank You @Peter for Your information. I have deleted all pics in the media library and started from the scratch again… this time by importing the pics explicitely through the gallery import. So now there are no double entries any more. So far so good.
My concern was because all double entries of the pics were identically the same. I could not distinguish which is my original and which is the copy made by WP Photo Seller.March 18, 2014 at 7:57 pm #61313PChipMember
So here’s my question/comments on this same issue.
When I load a photo into the media library and attach it to a gallery all is good. I can change the title of the photo, add description, etc.
If I add that same photo to another gallery, the program makes a copy – but doesn’t transfer the title and description tweaks I made on the first photo. So now I have to go back in and create that all over again.
Is there a step I’m missing on that?
I upload and add picture of buffalo to gallery called “Buffalo”. Then change the file name from buffalo-2010-a.jpg to “Buffalo on a Hill” and I add a description of the picture.
Now I want to add this same photo (and all the data associated with it) to gallery called “Yellowstone Natl Park” and to the gallery called “Animals”.
Is there a way to do that without me having to re-type the description and change the photo title on all three of those instances of the gallery entries?
Thank you for any assistance you can offer.March 18, 2014 at 11:55 pm #61314
Then change the file name from buffalo-2010-a.jpg to “Buffalo on a Hill”
How are you changing the filename?
If you are manually changing the filename outside the WordPress system (eg, via FTP or other means) then this explains your problem.
If you do that, WordPress has no means of knowing that the filename has changed because in its DB it has a record of the original filename only.
In summary, do not tamper with the filename after uploading the image. Fix the filenames BEFORE uploading your images.
Regarding the modification of other details of the image such as title/description/alt text and so on, this will be fine and all of new changes will be copied if you select the same image for another gallery.March 20, 2014 at 3:07 pm #61315PChipMember
I have found where I was going wrong. And I’ll update that info here in case others experience the same thing.
~ Firstly, to clarify – I was not changing the actual file name. I was changing the name of the photo in the gallery/media library where I also added detailed description to the photo.
I wasn’t getting the changes expected across the board, because I had already added that photo to other galleries BEFORE I made the title/description changes. So the duplicate photos the system generates…. well they weren’t being changed because (as you clearly stated above) they are actually separate files. The confusion of how/when to add photo details for best results was on my end.
> Immediately after uploading photos into the library make all title/description changes wanted BEFORE the photo is added to any other galleries. That way (if the photo is added to another gallery down the line) the added info will be duplicated at the same time the photo is duplicated for the second/third/fourth gallery, etc.
> Also, if you have this same photo in multiple galleries and opt to make a change to it somewhere along the line – those changes will only affect the copy(s) of that photo that you go in a manually update. It doesn’t update all the same pictures in all those galleries across the board because (as Peter has taught us) each instance of that picture is a different file on the server.
Peter – Thanks for your patience with me. Had to feel this one through myself before I finally got it.
~CindyMarch 20, 2014 at 11:25 pm #61316
No worries Cindy – I’m glad I could help.
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