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« on: September 18, 2013, 08:39 »
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Edit: Deleted the images which failed to generate a Preview Image

I've tried both FTP upload, and form upload. Neither generates a preview image. Any ideas? I'm pretty much at the limit of my patience trying to get images to upload properly under this theme.

« Last Edit: September 19, 2013, 09:36 by djpadavona »


« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2013, 09:47 »
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Is there something going on with the limits in the php.ini file?  Or one of the theme files that needed to get changed to increase the limit (I've forgotten which file it is).

When you process does the page come up blank?

« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2013, 14:54 »
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No, the process page reacts fine.

I've never gotten this theme to work out of the box, and I'm no longer interested in fighting to get things to work properly. I'll just delete the recent failed uploads and move on to different projects.

« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2013, 16:05 »
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I take it that it's been going on for awhile for you then.

I wonder what it could be if it's a bug in the version you're running or a compatibility issue on your host.  I've not seen this particular bug before (the others related were memory and size issues).

Hopefully Leo will see this and get it sorted out for you.

« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2013, 00:46 »
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To try and see which image was missing I searched on disney and jellyrolls but one had nothing and the other two beaches and two hotels

If you wish to make me admin I am happy to take a look for you or via share screen on skhpe

Main forum is now at symbiostock.org

« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2013, 07:58 »
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I deleted the images which failed to create sample images.

I appreciate the effort, but it's always "something" with this theme and I have other more successful projects to dedicate myself to. I can't keep distracting my efforts trying to work out these issues. Symbio is a great idea, and Leo deserves a ton of praise for the work he has done. At the end of the day it is a buggy theme which doesn't quite do what it is intended - search doesn't work properly, blog page has never worked, and now this. I'll check back in a few months and see if the theme is more stable and the project is worth pursuing again, but for now I'm done.



Ron

« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2013, 08:18 »
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I deleted the images which failed to create sample images.

I appreciate the effort, but it's always "something" with this theme and I have other more successful projects to dedicate myself to. I can't keep distracting my efforts trying to work out these issues. Symbio is a great idea, and Leo deserves a ton of praise for the work he has done. At the end of the day it is a buggy theme which doesn't quite do what it is intended - search doesn't work properly, blog page has never worked, and now this. I'll check back in a few months and see if the theme is more stable and the project is worth pursuing again, but for now I'm done.

I am not sure what theme you are using but with the plugin, the search is a breeze, the blog page is wordpress, and i have never had issues with that, i also never saw a problem with my images unless they were bigger then 25mp, the watermark would stick. I dont have any bugs on the theme 2.6.5 plus Pro. Of course you dont want to hear this. I am sorry you got these bugs. I have noticed that the people altering the code have more bugs then people that use the out of the box solution. not saying you fiddled with the code.

« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2013, 09:23 »
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I am using the out of the box Symbiostock theme, updated to the latest version. The blog page has never worked, so you are absolutely wrong about that. Leo has even acknowledged that it doesn't work. If you think I am wrong, click on my blog page and count the number of posts.

http://dpstockphotos.com/155-2/photography-and-design-blog/

I'll save you some time. It's 59. Even though I have the max posts per page set at 6, it's still 59. It's a disaster, and I stopped blogging because of it.

Search is terrible. Searching for single terms doesn't even return all the results, and yes I have checked and double checked. Binary searches don't work at all. I realized that the KTools search was insufficient, so I paid a few hundred bucks for a good coder to write our own search function. It wasn't up to the standards of the top micros, but I can tell you that it worked as intended. If you are serious about this project, pass around a hat and raise some money to hire a coder. You need a legitimate, working search to be taken seriously.

I have never altered the Symbiostock code. Take a quick look at the Technical Support forum and you will see countless threads about image processing and uploading problems, dating back to day 1. Why suggest that when people have problems, it must be related to their own code changes? Consider yourself fortunate to not have run into similar problems. But when you do, what then? There seem to be no answers as to why people on the same hosts with the unaltered Symbiostock and Child Theme are running into significant issues, whereas others aren't. But once you find your images won't upload properly whether you use FTP or the form uploader, you are pretty much at a dead end.

I've put my effort in here. I have posted 59 blog articles, and done plenty of network promotion. If the code doesn't work out-of-the-box, then I'm not going to jump through hoops figuring out why.

« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2013, 09:35 »
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I knew it wouldn't take long. Here is the second report of an image page with no preview image -

http://www.microstockgroup.com/symbiostock-general/no-preview-image-with-uploaded-jpg/

« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2013, 09:43 »
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hi,

that was my post a little earlier.  I don't want to be down on Sybiostock, it looks like ot could produce a good library free sales solution for me,  but there o seem to be a lot of people citing what really, seem to be some prety fundemental issues,  Should i hang tight and see what happens or seek out an alternative (if there is one)

thanks,

Neil

« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2013, 09:55 »
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I haven't upgraded since I upgraded to 2.5.6 last month.  And from the looks of it with the problems everyone's having I'm not likely to do an upgrade any time soon.

Wonder if the theme is overriding your server settings.  I'm not a tech head but that's the only thing I can think of.

« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2013, 09:56 »
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that was my post a little earlier.  I don't want to be down on Sybiostock, it looks like ot could produce a good library free sales solution for me,  but there o seem to be a lot of people citing what really, seem to be some prety fundemental issues,  Should i hang tight and see what happens or seek out an alternative (if there is one)

There are alternatives, but they all have issues. KTools is pretty well established. I understand the SEO with the latest version is improved. There are a few other Wordpress options. Sean posted a link to one of them a few months ago, but honestly none of them looked very good.

Photoshelter is yet another option. Their biggest complaint is that images never show up with decent rankings, if at all, in Google. But the web pages look slick, and there are very easy options for teaming up with other contributors to form "virtual agencies". They must be doing something right, because there are some very successful and talented photographers selling there who have been there a long time.

Symbiostock holds the most promise of all the current platforms, imo. But there are plenty of issues, as you have discovered.


 

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