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« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2013, 23:41 »
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MSG name: Ruchos
website: The Ruchos Stock Images
url: http://www.theruchos.com
your photo topics: People, Lifestyle, Travel, Agriculture.
Portfolio size: Initially will be about 500. Lots more to come in the future though.
what  you're looking for:  People, lifestyle, travel and nature photographers to network with.

My site is setup and ready to network if anyone wants to network and/or use it to test their sites networking capabilities.


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« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2013, 09:28 »
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Nice site!  How did you put the three alternative pages onto the home page? And add the new menu items? I was trying to do that with my About page, but with no success so far

Steve

« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2013, 09:43 »
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MSG name: Ruchos
website: The Ruchos Stock Images
url: http://www.theruchos.com
your photo topics: People, Lifestyle, Travel, Agriculture.
Portfolio size: Initially will be about 500. Lots more to come in the future though.
what  you're looking for:  People, lifestyle, travel and nature photographers to network with.

My site is setup and ready to network if anyone wants to network and/or use it to test their sites networking capabilities.


I think theruchos.com is the best Symbiostock site until now. I hope i can do something like it.

« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2013, 10:14 »
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Nice site!  How did you put the three alternative pages onto the home page? And add the new menu items? I was trying to do that with my About page, but with no success so far

Steve

Thanks Steve.
For the 3 alternative pages on the home page, do you mean the image slider? For that, I created a static page for the home page (and set it as the home page in Settings > Reading, and on that page put a slider gallery. I am trying one called Metaslider, but there are lots out there.

For the new menu items, In the backend, under Appearance > Menus you can create custom menus and add whatever pages you want to them, and then assign them to one of 4 menu locations on the site. I have custom menus added to the 'Above Header' and 'Header Menu' locations.

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« Reply #29 on: March 31, 2013, 10:15 »
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Great thanks! I think I can follow that!

Steve

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« Reply #30 on: March 31, 2013, 10:53 »
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Ruchos

I noticed in the hosting thread that you use BlueHost successfully. What is the largest image file size you have uploaded so far? I'm searching for a new host (currently with 1and1) and I want to make sure I move somewhere that will be a long term host as I have a lot of sites to move!

Steve

« Reply #31 on: March 31, 2013, 11:00 »
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Ruchos

I noticed in the hosting thread that you use BlueHost successfully. What is the largest image file size you have uploaded so far? I'm searching for a new host (currently with 1and1) and I want to make sure I move somewhere that will be a long term host as I have a lot of sites to move!

Steve

Largest image size so far was about 24MB.

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« Reply #32 on: March 31, 2013, 15:42 »
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Hi Ruchos

I'm with Blue Host now and have no trouble with images below 10M - above that I get an error after uploading when I go to the Process page which tells me the image was not named properly or something like that.

Do you use FTP for your larger images or the in-theme uploading process?

Steve

« Reply #33 on: March 31, 2013, 19:41 »
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Hi Ruchos

I'm with Blue Host now and have no trouble with images below 10M - above that I get an error after uploading when I go to the Process page which tells me the image was not named properly or something like that.

Do you use FTP for your larger images or the in-theme uploading process?

Steve

I use the in-theme uploading. Haven't tried FTP yet.
In the Symbiostock settings page, go to the settings tab, and search for "memory_limit" and see what it is set at.


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« Reply #34 on: March 31, 2013, 20:08 »
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Ahhh... Post-max-size is set to 10M. I need to add a php.ini, to increase that

Steve

« Reply #35 on: March 31, 2013, 20:12 »
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Ahhh... Post-max-size is set to 10M. I need to add a php.ini, to increase that

Steve

Steve, I'm with Bluehost too so I suppose I'll need to do the same.  I keep seeing references to php.ini but being clueless when it comes to programming I'm not sure how to go about that.  Is is something that's easy enough to explain here in the forums with a few simple steps?  If so I'd appreciate the direction once you've done it successfully.


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« Reply #36 on: March 31, 2013, 20:27 »
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Well, I just did it.

Here are the steps. Open notepad (in Windows) and type:

upload_max_filesize = 32M
post_max_size = 32M

Then save as php.ini

Go to File Manager in the public_html area of your site.  File manager is in the cPanel. This is the area of the server that contains all the top level files. You should see the Symbiostock_rf folder here to check you are in the right place. Click on upload, find your php.ini file and upload it into the top level directory. If you refresh your site and look in the "testing" part of the Sybiostock config pages, you should now see these two variables set to 32M.

I just tried a bigger file and it worked fine.

Steve

« Reply #37 on: March 31, 2013, 20:43 »
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Thanks Steve - I'm good with finding the file manager and public_html area and I see the Symbiostock_rf folder.  I'm just not sure exactly what you mean by top level directory.  In this case would it be the one that has the name of my site, the highest level folder above the Symbiostock_rf folder, or is one tha tis even higher than that?

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« Reply #38 on: March 31, 2013, 20:47 »
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If you can see the Symbio folder, you are in the right area. That is the top level of your stock photo site. Just put the php.ini in there

Steve

« Reply #39 on: March 31, 2013, 21:04 »
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Hmmm - I'm doing something wrong here.  I did a copy & paste from your text so that's identical and when I view the Symbiostock_rf folder I see the new php.ini upload but when I refresh and view the testing area I'm not seeing any changes. 

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« Reply #40 on: March 31, 2013, 21:08 »
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My post_max size is 64mb already, as set by my host, as is my upload_max. My PHP memory limit is 128mb.

I'm having no problems with most of my earlier, smaller files, but anything off my D800 just fails. Yet to work out the exact file size limit, but thinking its something like over 10-15mb just leaves an empty "Process Images" page with only the first image processed, but without the actual image - just its keywords and title etc.

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #41 on: March 31, 2013, 21:20 »
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My post_max size is 64mb already, as set by my host, as is my upload_max. My PHP memory limit is 128mb.

I'm having no problems with most of my earlier, smaller files, but anything off my D800 just fails. Yet to work out the exact file size limit, but thinking its something like over 10-15mb just leaves an empty "Process Images" page with only the first image processed, but without the actual image - just its keywords and title etc.

Ask "theruchos" what they are doing. Apparently they crunch wall-sized graphics  ???

« Reply #42 on: March 31, 2013, 21:30 »
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My post_max size is 64mb already, as set by my host, as is my upload_max. My PHP memory limit is 128mb.

I'm having no problems with most of my earlier, smaller files, but anything off my D800 just fails. Yet to work out the exact file size limit, but thinking its something like over 10-15mb just leaves an empty "Process Images" page with only the first image processed, but without the actual image - just its keywords and title etc.


The biggest file I have uploaded so far was about 28mb ( this one http://www.theruchos.com/stock-photo/panoramic-view-of-an-australian-farm/ )
My post_max_size is set at 100mb, and memory_limit is 256mb. These were already set like that, and haven't changed them for this site.

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #43 on: March 31, 2013, 21:31 »
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My post_max size is 64mb already, as set by my host, as is my upload_max. My PHP memory limit is 128mb.

I'm having no problems with most of my earlier, smaller files, but anything off my D800 just fails. Yet to work out the exact file size limit, but thinking its something like over 10-15mb just leaves an empty "Process Images" page with only the first image processed, but without the actual image - just its keywords and title etc.


The biggest file I have uploaded so far was about 28mb ( this one http://www.theruchos.com/stock-photo/panoramic-view-of-an-australian-farm/ )
My post_max_size is set at 100mb, and memory_limit is 256mb. These were already set like that, and haven't changed them for this site.


And your on bluehost? Are you on a typical plan or upgraded one?

edit - you're taking this even further than I thought it could go - http://www.theruchos.com/image-categories/ WOW

« Last Edit: March 31, 2013, 21:34 by Leo »

« Reply #44 on: March 31, 2013, 21:34 »
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And your on bluehost? Are you on a typical plan or upgraded one?

Just the standard cheapo plan.

« Reply #45 on: March 31, 2013, 21:39 »
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If you can see the Symbio folder, you are in the right area. That is the top level of your stock photo site. Just put the php.ini in there

Steve

I did it!!!  Y'all will make a programmer of me yet  ;D  First problem was notepad automatically throwing on a .txt extension which wasn't visible in Windows file manager but could be seen in the control panel, had to get rid of that.  Second problem was my confusion on top level directory.  I just kept installing and deleting until I got it to work - it needed to go into the Public_html directory which was two levels above the Symbiostock_rf folder.

Thanks Steve!

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« Reply #46 on: April 01, 2013, 12:08 »
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Stock URL: http://www.BackyardStockPhotos.com

I've reposted this because I have finally made a successful move to a new host - BlueHost and got the site looking something like a real agency.

I'll look for matches soon - my portfolio is mainly travel, landscape, cats, macro, still life - not many people. I'm not sure what would be the best match - is it similar portfolios to make sure a buyer looking for a cat sees a wider range, or is it to fill out missing gaps?

I think the former is more logical - not many buyers will come to my site just to search for a topic that is in their mind - I'm sure they will get there because they have searched for bengal cat stock photo in Google and perhaps I don't have the ideal one for them, but I know someone who does!

Steve

« Reply #47 on: April 01, 2013, 12:24 »
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I am not sure what will be the best links as that will probably be trial and error, I am currently linked to
you (backyard) as these were the first ones that posted
ruchos
stomstock
photomining
Leo's clipart illustrations

Even if everyone is actually live at the moment it is good to see it all working.

Maybe we should state in our (nearly) active thread whether we want to be part of the wide network, closed network or individual ?

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« Reply #48 on: April 01, 2013, 14:35 »
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One thing to check with this networking is that we all have our sites set to activate networking. I just added theruchos to mine but when I searched for a common phrase I got a whole lot of errors. I removed it and tried a different site (tinny) and success this time.

Anyone else having issues with theruchos?

Steve

« Reply #49 on: April 01, 2013, 14:45 »
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I never get any images from Ruchos even when I search for words we both have, such as man and animal


 

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