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Symbiostock - General / Licences - Custom/RM
« on: September 05, 2013, 02:08 »
I have a lot of new images I am uploading and am thinking about offering an RM as well as standard licences and will remove the custom licence if they sell as standard.

Has anyone else done this?

I know we can add varioius custom licences but would it make sense to just do it on exclusive usage, maybe 12 months exclusive usage worldwide and to contact me if they want anything different?

I would be interested to hear your thoughts or how you are dealing with this

Is it possible to let the site owner know automatically if an image is not downloadable by the client?

The way my site is at the moment (with the majority of my symbiostock_rf file missing) means that a client can pay for an image and once they have paid they get a note on screen to say the image is not available  (Mark did a test purchase for me to find out)

I could of course delete all my images so they don't show but they are useful to refer to to get the descriptions  before I delete them.

Symbiostock - General / Backing up
« on: August 30, 2013, 09:24 »
I have just learned the hard way -

1. DO NOT rely on your host to back up your site

2. DO NOT trust the back-ups you can download from your host

If a file is to big they may well skip it

I think the only way would be to ftp everything to your chosen back up area.

Other people will can let you know the most important files to back up but in my case it is currently


As most of my files (over 1,100.00 ish) somehow disappeared from this folder a few weeks ago I have a lot of work to do re-uploading/editing/seo-ing/publishing.  I do not know how it happened and it took me a while to work out the full extend and reason for the problems I was having.

Symbiostock 2.5.7 (I think)

I have a message at the bottom of my site pages that reads:

string(739) "
Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, [email protected] and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Additionally, a 500 Internal Server Error error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Apache Server at Port 80

Could anyone else check this please to see if they see the same thing, then I will (temporarily) block Jean and see if it goes away

A few weeks ago I had a problem where I could not edit my images (or re-edit them) as the text was white and therefore invisible and nothing else -  keywords etc could be found and/or changed.

I got around it by deleting nearly everything and starting again but the problem is back again today.  The only thing I have changed is to edit my front page which may or may not have been the trigger.

Has anyone else come across this and if so how did you fix it.

Following on from Leo's sales Poll I thought I would ask a few questions to see how others minds are working.

My thoughts are that the perfect result would be for everyone to go totally independent so that clients had to come to us if they wanted images but I don't think there are enough people that would risk removing their images from everywhere else - or are there ?

I meant to add more than one voting option but cannot edit it to add it   :(

Can anyone help me with adding space between widgets please.  On my front page I have added a slider widget above my latest images and it sort of sits on the top of the header, does anyone have a simple way of adding more space ?

Symbiostock - General / Copying each other's site wording
« on: July 12, 2013, 04:13 »
I debated whether to mention this or not as I understand from another member, when I asked if I could base some of my wording in theirs, that exact duplicate content   downgrades the SEO

While I have no problem at all with others basing their EULA's on mine I would rather they did not use my other pages without asking permission first as a lot of effort and thought have gone into them to make them personal to me

I know in this sharing Symbiostock environment that this sounds selfish but we are all individuals and our sites should reflect that.

Did anyone get a message from me via Leo the other day, just wondering as there was no response?

Could someone please visit this image
and tell me what colour the background is, then click on one of the similars please

I think this is another forum asking about Symbiostock - maybe if we have Russian speakers they might like to check it out and answer if necessary

Symbiostock - SEO & Marketing / Blogs
« on: June 15, 2013, 15:23 »
I have seen a few other people include blogs on their site - are there SEO benefits in commenting on each other's pictures and blogs?

Usually when I see a picture I would like to comment on there is no comment box

Symbiostock - SEO & Marketing / Advertising
« on: June 12, 2013, 04:45 »
The main UK "free" advertising paper is currently offering free online advertising, not sure if it will work for overseas.  I have added a couple of ads, they are not showing up yet buy when they do will decide whether to add more.  As they last for 28 days thought it was worth trying.  As usual competing against all the agencies

Has anyone come across this problem and a solution for it.

I upload png and jpg (same names) and when the process images box comes up they both show
When editing the jpg has prices and there is an additional area showing sizes for png (although it does not actually say so) so it looks as if all has gone well

Sometimes ONLY the png shows up when the images are edited and published for instance - png AND jpg
almost identical image - only png

These are not the only instances but because they are so similar are useful for comparison
I have tried putting them in different order - png then jpg, and jpg then png
Uploading and processing only the one set

but it makes no difference

I uploaded three different sets at the same time and one has png and jpg and the other two only png

I have tried re-uploading without success

Does anyone else have any ideas please?

I have to admit I have a dislike of Pininterest and their mothod of encouraging people to pin(ch) other people's work.

I have found something that says if you put it in the head section of a blog will stop it happening on your site - does anyone know where we would put it please - or the equivalent.  Would the childtheme css work?

<meta name="pininterest" content=nopin" />

Symbiostock - General / Wordfence
« on: June 04, 2013, 03:22 »
Does anyone use Wordfence for Wordpress.  I was wondering about it to try and block some of those irritating people who try and sell me nike shoes, polo shirts, some things that are primarily for men!   Is it likely to counteract or interact badly with Symbiostock does anyone know?

Symbiostock - Development Area / Arrangement of image page
« on: May 30, 2013, 09:49 »
From a client point of view I wonder if the image page has got too in the way of words and not enough pictures.  It is unlikly they will scroll down to find the Similar images unless they know they are there.

Can keywords and categories either
be hidden or
made much smaller text  (if anyone can give me the css for this I will do it, I have been trying)
have option to put below similar images (I have mine full width and like them that way, putting on side also means scrolling to find them)

Our photo information also takes up quite a lot of room

Justhost seems to be down completely and Bluehost not loading properly - is anyone else having problems ?

I was going to see if I could find anything on twitter about it but that seems to be down as well, and bbc and sky - maybe I had better turn radio on

I am curious as to how to remove a site from the network once it is included?  There might come a time/reason when it is necessary and it would be interesting to know how

I ask because I cannot remove my testing site yet, it was deactivated as soon as I set the main one up with 2.x.x but it still shows up.  Or is it sort of deactivated but takes a few days to disappear?

We have discussed before the potential , for lack of a better word, "quality" of images that people who wish to join the network might upload.

To help people who have never done stock photography and have no idea about it who wish to join the Symbiostock network would it be worth suggesting that they upload somewhere say 5-10 varied images and some of us  when we have the time and inclination could say yes or no as to whether we would submit a particular image and why/why not ?

This would have two benefits in that  potential members would know what more experienced people thought and existing members could judge the quality and whether they wanted them in their network?

We all want clients that return and recommend us which means keeping the quality high

Any thoughts ?

Leo (I think) , you mentioned recently creating searches that would bring up for example wonderbread if you searched for bread.  If I am remembering correctly (cannot find the post) am not sure this is such a good thing as it would bring up, for example female when searching for male and lots of other unwanted search results.

Phrases are much more important, I was looking for mountain yesterday and a bike appeared, I realised it must be a mountain bike but by being used as separate words it was a "wrong" result.   Is there a good way of getting phrases to show up?

Symbiostock - General / zip question (was png question)
« on: May 23, 2013, 10:21 »
I would like to include some png files as design elements so they keep their transparent backgrounds - or is it better to create them as tiffs so they keep the exif data then upload as zips and do you also upload a jpg?   I know I saw somewhere what do do about these type of files but cannot find it at the moment, can someone help please - in non-technical terms ;)

I have just realised that all the exif/IPTC data is being stripped out of the images - this is not good.   Is it possible to retain/retrieve it ?

With no exif it is too easy for anyone to say it is an orphan image, especially with the bill currently going though in the UK which looks as if it will pass

I have been editing the child theme, have got part way to what I want to do, purely by trial and error  over the last few days

1.  Does anyone know if there is a way to make all the content (text, header, widgits, sidebars, blog) areas the same background colour without having to find and edit them individually

2.  How do you change the width of the footer to match the content areas

edit to add
3 - How do you make everything on the front page the same width ?

4.  How can I either widen the blog area or centre it?

Does anyone have any idea why this should be?

Yesterday morning I changed my logo slightly which showed up immediately on my computer,  but my tablet is still displaying the previous one

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