Tagged: NextGen Gallery
November 21, 2009 at 9:02 am #463RogMember
Sorry if I’ve missed the answer to this in the documentation…I’ve been known to do that once in a while .
My question has to do with the Digital Content Details of a product when I’m using the NextGen Gallery to show the product.
In the “Digital Product URL” section, do I input the address from NextGen Gallery or do I (or maybe Should I) create a separate file for each product, away from the gallery?
Thanks in advance for any help I can get with this.
RogNovember 21, 2009 at 10:13 pm #16182
Hi Rog, it is really up to you… the URL of the file that you enter will be delivered to the customer upon purchase.
Digital images can be easily copied from the browser so this is what I do…
1) resize the images I display using the NextGen Gallery to a smaller size.
2) apply watermark to the image using the NextGen Gallery “Effect” option.
This prevents stealing of images from the preview you display on the NextGen Gallery.
I store the real high res watermark free images on a separate location and use them as my deliverable. Once the purchase is complete the encrypted download link for the original image (1920×1200 resolution and no watermark) is emailed to the buyer.
Read the following post for more details on this topic:November 21, 2009 at 11:44 pm #16183RogMember
You’ve confirmed my thoughts and suspicions. I suppose I was just hoping to get around having to create the separate folder and uploading the files twice.
Amin 007, Thank you so much for this plugin (and the others you’ve created), for the quick response to my question and for this forum and the advice that is given here.
I certainly do appreciate all that you do, have done and will do with this.
RogerJuly 10, 2011 at 3:49 pm #16184
Hi – is the reply to this post still the case?
The images have been resized to 800×600 resolution using the NextGen Gallery resize utility. An watermark has also been applied to the image using the NextGen Gallery ‘Effect’ option to prevent stealing. Once the purchase is complete the encrypted download link for the original image (1920×1200 resolution and no watermark) is emailed to the buyer.
I didnt interpret from this that you had to store 2 versions of the image (which is going to have significant impact on hosting server space)
Or has there been a workaround?July 10, 2011 at 5:47 pm #16185
The original can be stored on and delivered via Amazon S3. This should mitigate any concerns about hosting server space.July 10, 2011 at 6:14 pm #16186
Thankyou for the reply
I dont want to be taking the Amazon S3 route at this stage because of the additional cost…….
How do you configure the Next Gen Gallery effects etc to be able to use the files as described in the instructions which I linked to – which doesnt mention having to create two copies of the file and storing in separate locations….or are these instructions misleading?July 11, 2011 at 1:00 am #16187
This post should explain more on this:July 11, 2011 at 1:27 am #16188July 11, 2011 at 3:15 am #16189
Thankyou for your responses
007 – I understand the point about copying the images which is why you need to double upload – but I will still make the point here that the instruction given in the more visible areas of the site prior to purchase does not mention a double upload/storage.
WZP – I am intending on setting this up once for the long term, so after the 5GB is reached and after a year there are the costs – I dont want to set everything up and then have to go through and change with migration.
Just a little annoyed that the steps are glossed over so it looks relatively easy and I have spent hours yesterday trying to work out how to have a watermarked image which is delivered without the watermark.
Im sure you have a great product here and there are lots of very happy customers who are using the plugin, I just need time now to adjust my approach on how I was going to manage this project.July 11, 2011 at 8:22 pm #16190
I have uploaded a few photos and are testing that everything is working before I launch completely into the project.
I am uploading the photos through Next Gen (resizing and watermarking there) and then I am loading them via ftp into a photo directory I have placed under my domain directory.
Last night I was able to download the photos which had been uploaded via Next Gen (even though they had the watermark etc), but now I have made the change of how files are being stored I am getting:
Download file cannot be opened. Please let us know. Thank you!
I have tried changing the addon setting to ‘relative’ and ‘do not convert’ but the email link is still not working (I noticed for do no convert it is still changing the URL pathway)
I also tried testing the encryption link in the admin settings and the link generated isnt working eitherJuly 11, 2011 at 9:39 pm #16191
WP eStore –> Settings –> General –> Enable Debug Logs. Then do a test and look at the Download_Manager_Debug.log file.July 12, 2011 at 1:41 am #16192
There are two documentation for the two different NextGen gallery integration options. They both link to each other and is accessible to anyone before purchase:
As a matter of fact all of our documentations are accessible to anyone before purchase. If you spent some time reading these documentation you will see that it goes over the pros and cons of both the integration options so you can decide which one suits you.July 12, 2011 at 6:04 am #16193
The error seems to be:
[07/11/2011 8:21 PM] – Advisory : No DL file path conversion performed on URL.
[07/11/2011 8:21 PM] – Status : Dispatching DL method = 1
[07/11/2011 8:21 PM] – FAILURE : Error on fopen (then it lists the URL which is the actual URL of where the image is stored)
Luckily I had ticked that option when setting up initially so have got some history logs there – so the difference seems to be from when it was working and when it stoppped was where the images are stored – would that be likely?
Initially the images were stored in next-gen gallery, so a subdirectory of the wp-content directory. I had put these ones (via ftp) under the main directory (not linked at all to any wordpress directories.
I have just created a subdirectory in wp-content and have tested in the admin setting the link and it is generating a link which prompts for download
Would that have been the solution you would have expected?July 12, 2011 at 11:45 am #16194
Sounds like a permissions problem with the next gen directory. It was probably set to something besides o755.July 12, 2011 at 1:59 pm #16195
Hi WZP – ok…..that makes sense Anyway, getting into a groove now switching between tabs and windows to ensure the correct URL is going in and product ID. Thanks for your help in getting going.
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