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Phåråoh

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SMF Media Gallery 2.0.5 change to Levertine?
« on: February 14, 2015, 04:35:26 PM »
Levertine sounds like a major improvement over the SMF Media Gallery versions and I think it would be a great upgrade for my forum members!

I'm using SMF 2.0.9 - SMF default Curve theme and SMF Media Gallery 2.0.5

I have a few questions about the existing gallery in use and upgrading to Levertine:

1.  Can the images, comments, etc currently in MG be imported into Levertine?  I made a gallery change before and everything had to start from scratch with new albums.  We have a lot of members, albums & images and they'd be pretty peeved with me if they had to start all over again.

2.  I assume a change to Levertine would integrate with the current SMF theme in use?  I'm using SMF default curve.

Also:

Does Levertine allow me to choose what gallery category to feature first?  With MG, it shows admin created albums first, then recent or random albums.  I'd like the main gallery page to default to user albums.

Thanks for creating this alternative gallery for SMF!

Arantor

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Re: SMF Media Gallery 2.0.5 change to Levertine?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2015, 04:47:54 PM »
1. I never looked at importing SMG, only Aeva - though Aeva is built on top of SMG. Essentially, SMG has been unmaintained for several years since it was replaced by Aeva Media years ago - and I really don't know how well it would work.

2. Yes. It was designed on and for Curve.

3. As shown on the site here, featured albums are prioritised over anything else and admins can feature any individual albums. Of the list of featured albums, they are in alphabetic order. In terms of the list of albums pages... albums 'owned by the site' (have no user/group owner) are first, then by user name then group-owned albums. The front page shows a list of featured albums, followed by 4 latest items, followed by 4 random items. This may be configurable in the future, don't know yet.

Phåråoh

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Re: SMF Media Gallery 2.0.5 change to Levertine?
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2015, 06:35:51 PM »
That's another reason why I want to replace SMG.

Even though items can't be imported, I could do it manually, as I did before.  A lot of time consuming work, but in the end, worth it.

I like the flexibility of Lev better anyway as it is, and I'm sure you'll continue to come up with innovative changes as time goes by.

Arantor

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Re: SMF Media Gallery 2.0.5 change to Levertine?
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2015, 07:32:15 PM »
It's actually probably not that much work to rework the Aeva importer to use different table names, since Aeva was built out of the last version of SMG. I honestly don't know how much work that would be and my time is very limited right now :( I'm still a couple of weeks behind on where I wanted to be :(

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Re: SMF Media Gallery 2.0.5 change to Levertine?
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2015, 02:18:01 PM »
New job comes first Pete. We all understand that. ;)
 

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