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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.
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?
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 either
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.
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?
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?