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    Need a wordpress alternative to 'gallery' for handling images

    I currently have Gallery2 installed at my blog.

    However, it doesn't function in the way I need it to function.

    Does anyone know of a WordPress plugin that functions as follows:

    In one of the sidebars I would like to randomly display images that have been added to posts. When a visitor clicks on an image, it takes them to the post where it appears.

    OR

    Each time I add an image to a post, it is automatically added to a gallery page. When a visitor clicks on an image in the gallery, they are taken to the post where it appears.
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    I haven't seen anything like that but it would be pretty neat! Are you saying that anytime you link within a post... or anytime you actually upload a picture through the admin CP? Typically when I add images to my blog I uplaod them through FTP and then just put the HTML into my post.
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    Oh and I just sound this which might be helpful:

    Duh Gallery Makes a photo gallery out of your wp-content/uploads (or whatever) folder using the folder architecture already provided by WP 2.0. Quick and easy to setup, one file plugin, very little configuration if any needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ses5909 View Post
    Are you saying that anytime you link within a post... or anytime you actually upload a picture through the admin CP?
    Ideally, it would be anytime I link within a post.

    Right now, if someone is viewing an image in Gallery2, there's no context (since it doesn't link back to the post.)

    Same goes for the images that currently appear in the center column of my blog. If you click on an image, it takes you to the gallery...not the post. (my blog is here: http://www.livinginzen.net )

    I don't really think I need a 'gallery'...I'd rather have any images in blog posts display randomly in a sidebar, and if a user clicks on it, they get taken to the post where it appears. I've seen something like this in a TypePad blog...it's cool.
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    Here's an example from a typepad blog:
    http://fixerupper.typepad.com/

    Look in the right sidebar. When you click on any image, you're taken to the post in which it appears. the photos are listed in chrono order, but I'd prefer random.
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    What happens if that same image is displayed in several posts though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ses5909 View Post
    What happens if that same image is displayed in several posts though?
    good question. Dunno the answer
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    Sara,

    Check this one out:
    http://justinsomnia.org/2005/09/rand...for-wordpress/

    Not sure how it handles mutiple photo postings, but at first glance, I think this is closer to what i need...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ses5909 View Post
    What happens if that same image is displayed in several posts though?
    I now have that plug in installed on my blog, and it works GREAT!! http://www.livinginzen.net

    If an image is used in multiple posts, it only links back to the post where it was pulled from for the sidebar display.

    It's purdy neat! me loves it.
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    That's awesome. good find Kat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ses5909 View Post
    That's awesome. good find Kat.
    I'm actually shocked to have found something that works EXACTLY the way I needed it to work...

    Did you install it?

    I noticed that today my page views were slightly higher on a few of the older posts...my guess is from people clicking on the photos....
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    [QUOTE=Kat;3373573]
    Did you install it? [quote]

    Nope. I do have a blog that it could do quite well on, it would just take me switching the layout it up a bit to make that work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ses5909 View Post
    Nope. I do have a blog that it could do quite well on, it would just take me switching the layout it up a bit to make that work.
    just an fyi, out of the box, it only displays 1 photo. it's been changed on mine to be a larger layout. (Don't know if that affects your layout issue or not...)
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