I may be building a website for a professional photographer and I am looking for a solution that will allow her to access the image gallery on the website from outside of RW in order to upload, tag and rearrange images. I’m aware that Joe Workmen’s Total CMS could probably do this but it seems like overkill for this particular implementation (I may be wrong).
I am looking for a similar solution for 2 of my clients. I used to update the galleries on their behalf, but they want access so they can add new images without waiting for me. I am currently using Gallery Stack 2, I have no problem upgrading to Gallery Stack 3, but my client doesn’t use iCloud and I don’t think an FTP solution is simple enough for them.
They don’t seed any additional CMS… but a way to update pre-made galleries with new images.
My guess is an FTP solution is simple enough for them if …
you suggest/order the client to be used
you set it up in advance so all they need to do is “connect”
makes it easy to have multiple possible galleries that they update
Your clients know how to use their OS (to some extent). The tricky part of FTPing is really in the setup, but if you have a good dual-pane FTP software then actually doing transfers is simple. Transmit, Yummy, and a few others have very nice dual pane experiences. The “free” ones can be a bit more unintuitive for folks.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Gallery Stack from @instacks! Apart from the fact that it is a BRILLIANT piece of work, Jannis’ support is second to none! Together with Armadillo, it would provide exactly what you need. Sadly, the implementation that I was going to do (following exactly this approach) was canned and I never got to complete the project. Gallery Stack and Armadillo worked faultlessly in testing though.
I was looking at that page, but it doesn’t tell me whole lot. Does it just generate a gallery based on the images inside a post? And from what I see most of the galleries generated by a remote folder of images don’t include thumbnails unless you make your own, correct?
I actually like the Gallery Stack 2 a little more.
It would be nice to be able to have something that integrates with Google Photos or something more mainstream. These little integrations seem like a bit of a work around and not a solid solution.