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Bulk upload

Discussion in 'General Pre-Sales and Support Questions' started by 1971Coogs, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. 1971Coogs

    1971Coogs New Member

    I currenty have a huge collection of images stored with Coppermine Photo Gallery. I did a bulk upload to the gallery 7 years ago when I first started my website with vBulletin. I want to get away from Coppermine and am seriously considering XMG. Will I be able to create albums and bulk upload the images into XMG accordingly ?
     
  2. Chris D

    Chris D Xen Resources Developer Staff Member Xen Notices

    In the next version of XMG, the process is:
    1. Click Add Media
    2. Select Category from list or select Album from list or click "Create new album"
    3. Give the album a name (if creating a new Album)
    4. Upload files. You can add multiple files at a time.
    5. Then you give each image a name, or mass apply the same name to all images.
    It's pretty quick. Not too dissimilar from how it is now.

    An importer for Coppermine isn't planned in the immediate future (but is a long term goal).
     
  3. 1971Coogs

    1971Coogs New Member

    Thanks for the prompt reply.
     
  4. 1971Coogs

    1971Coogs New Member

    I am trying to upload multiple files ( by selecting a range of files from my hard drive) into the XMG.
    I get this message;
    "Use the button above to upload an image. If you have a Flash enabled browser, you will be able to upload multiple images."
    Can you advise on how to Flash enable my browser ?
     
  5. Chris D

    Chris D Xen Resources Developer Staff Member Xen Notices

    What happens when you press the button?
     
  6. 1971Coogs

    1971Coogs New Member

    I have Flash enabled, but I was under the impression when I asked my initial question that multiple files can be selected an uploaded. I didn't realize that I was going to select individual files one at a time. I have thousands of images saved on a hard drive I wanted to bulk upload.
     
  7. Chris D

    Chris D Xen Resources Developer Staff Member Xen Notices

    It's not one at a time.

    You can select as many files as you like from your hard drive.
     
  8. 1971Coogs

    1971Coogs New Member

    Ok, I guess that's where I'm stuck. When I click on the Add Media button, I can only select one image at a time. What am I doing wrong, or what combinations of keys do I use to select more than one image at a time ?
     
  9. Chris D

    Chris D Xen Resources Developer Staff Member Xen Notices

    Just however you would normally do it on your computer.

    Click and drag usually.
     
  10. 1971Coogs

    1971Coogs New Member

    Nope....doesn't work
     
  11. Chris D

    Chris D Xen Resources Developer Staff Member Xen Notices

  12. 1971Coogs

    1971Coogs New Member

    yes !! Excellent....what am I doing wrong ?
     
  13. Chris D

    Chris D Xen Resources Developer Staff Member Xen Notices

    You may have Flash uploading turned off at your site.

    You can enable it in Admin CP > Options > Attachments:

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  14. 1971Coogs

    1971Coogs New Member

    Bingo !! that was it. Thank you....now I'm loving XMG :)
     
  15. 1971Coogs

    1971Coogs New Member

    One last question....how can I upload all of those nice smilies you have available on this site into my Admin CP ?
     
  16. Brogan

    Brogan Administrator Staff Member Xen Notices

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  19. Chris D

    Chris D Xen Resources Developer Staff Member Xen Notices

    If you ask for help in that thread, people will come to your assistance :)

    Good luck!
     

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