Images - Zip File (self hosted)

UPLOADING A ZIP 

This option is for clients that are hosted on their own servers. It allows them to upload large numbers of images via FTP. 

 

Step 1: Create a client set

  1. Click “Sets”
  2. Click “NEW”
  3. Name the set
  4. Select 'Advanced". 
  5. Click “Create Set”

HINT: name it something simple like the client's name “smith”. Don't use funny characters like %,$,&

 

Step 2: Find the path and file name

  1. Click “Sets”
  2. Click the set you just created
  3. Click the "Zip file" tab
  4. In the Yellow box you will see something like this: "vend-proofing/vend-proofing-data/uploads/a024.zip".  This long string is a path or a series of folders on your server.  To understand it, work backwards.  In this case, the "a024.zip" file will live in the uploads folder.  The "uploads" folder will be in the "vend-proofing-data" folder.  That folder is in the "vend-proofing" folder. 
  5. Write down the path and the zip files name.

 

Step3: Create a zip file

  1. Crop all of your images and organize them into different folders.  The folder names will become your category names.  For example: "bride prep", groom prep", "ceremony", "reception", etc. 
  2. Create a new folder (do not name it yet)
  3. Drag all of your category folders into this new folder
  4. Right click on the new folder to "Zip the file up" and name the file exactly as you saw it in Step 2.  (use any default computers zip creating tool)

 

Step 4: Create the "uploads" folder and upload your zip file

  1. Using something free like "FileZilla" or "Fire FTP" to connect to your server.
  2. Look for the "vend-proofing" folder (unless you changed this during installation) either right in the root of the server, or in the public_html, or the httpdocs folder.
  3. Next, find the "vend-proofing-data" folder
  4. Create the "uploads". 
  5. Upload your zip file into the "uploads" folder

 

Step 5: Verify the Zip File

  1. Click “Sets”
  2. Click the set you just created
  3. Click the "Zip file" tab
  4. Click the “Verify Zip File” button below.

 

Hint: You can then move your folders up or down in order. However you can NOT organize/rename folders and images. If you ant to make changes you will have to create a new set and rename/reupload the zip file.  We did this to prevent any loss or confusion to incoming orders.

Note: When downloading filezilla, it uses the SourceForge Installer. While the SourceForge Installer may present third-party offers, they are clearly labeled as such. All third-party offers can easily be declined. Nothing unwanted is being installed without your consent. Declining offers does not prevent nor otherwise disturb the installation of FileZilla.

If you do not wish to use the SourceForge installer, have a look at the additional download options listed on the FileZilla website.

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    Nic Cuyle

    Thank you! 

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    info

    "f you ant to make changes you will have to create a new set and rename/reupload the zip file"

    i tried this but it erases all the sessions my clients have created so i cannot inform them about the update of the gallery : any solution ? thanks in advance

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