- This extension has additional addons listed in an extension specific category.
- Includes visible backlink
See demo with different features:
http://www.phoca.cz/demo/ (click on links on left side to see different features of Phoca Gallery)
Demo with tree and image module:
Demo with description and no popup:
Demo Phoca Gallery and Simple Caddy integration:
Demo Phoca Gallery and Joomla! 2.5 (1.6, 1.7):
Demo Phoca Gallery and YouTube Video (CSS3):
Demo Phoca Gallery and Joomla! 3:
Phoca Gallery 3.2.6 Requirements:
PHP - see Joomla! requirements
MySQL - see Joomla! requirements
Joomla! 1.6, 1.7, 2.5
Phoca Gallery 4 Requirements
PHP - see Joomla! requirements
MySQL - see Joomla! requirements
It is not suitable for uploading Videos yet but you can add Youtube videos. Only problem I have found is that the YouTube upload form shows in all pages even if I am not logged in and I don't have any control over it. May be I am missing something or it will be fixed in the next version.
Either way it is a fantastic component and I recommend this component.
Hi, thank you for your review, yes, the problem was solved in version 3.1.5 (with displaying YouTube form in frontend)
I have also tried to install the plugin version and view on an article. Success and fail in the same way.
Phoca's demo site can do that (yes, even by IE where cooliris's website states that they don't support it) but I never success to create an a/c on their forum to post a question asking how.
Hi, solved in Phoca Forum, problem was not related to Phoca Gallery, see more in Phoca Forum: http://www.phoca.cz/forum
JHtml: :batch not supported. File not found." error in back-end... you can't do nothing from back-end of this component.. developer suggest in forum to upgrade to J1.7.. which I think is not correct... many have customized extensions, templates etc... so Upgrading is not a "fix" ... I think you should take off the badge of Joomla 1.6 from your extension here on JED because this Does Not work.
Hi, it is like you will use gasoline in your diesel car and your car producer will tell you, you should fill your diesel car with diesel. Does this make a sense? Yes ...
So if you are running Joomla! 1.6, you cannot use component which is made for Joomla! 1.7. So if I as developer will help you in forum and say: You need to use extension ready for 1.6 (some older version of Phoca Gallery) or you need to upgrade to Joomla! 1.7 to use Phoca Gallery designed for Joomla! 1.7 ... I think, this make sense.
So really don't understand this review.
If this is not a fake review, then please read this:
a) if you are running Joomla! 1.6 and you don't want to upgrade - just download older Phoca Gallery which is designed for 1.6 (the icon on JED is OK, because there are different Phoca Gallery versions and you will find version for every Joomla! version since Joomla! 1.5 and there is a version for Joomla! 1.6 too, of course).
b) if you want to upgrade (to Joomla! 1.7 or 2.5) - then just use the Phoca Gallery version designed for Joomla! 1.7 with batch feature which is Joomla! 1.7 feature.
I am really sorry, but I still don't understand what is the problem and why this review was made, really don't understand. :-(
You have got from Phoca.cz
- working free extension (developed 5 years) - so you have saved 5 years of your life
- free advice in forum
and because you want not to understand the logic of the system and advices in forum (I still think, it makes sense - you just use the component which is designed for the system, if Joomla! 1.6 does not have included batch support, because it was developed for Joomla! 1.7, you just cannot use extensions which are designed for this feautre and you need to use older one), you just write some review which does not make any sense and seems to be a fake review. :-(
So what is really your problem? You are not able to use right version for right system (Phoca Gallery designed for Joomla! 1.6 in Joomla! 1.6, I think not) or your problem is that Phoca Gallery has Joomla! 1.6 icon listed here on JED?
That said tho it's still a very good extension!
Hi, thank you for your review, will be great if you can explain it little more in e.g. Phoca Forum.
"... folders used to store files with no clear way of setting custom folders for specific media types"
At this time I don't understand what you mean with specific media types? In image gallery, there is only one media type - Image. ???
But it's just as easy as "a b c". Install it, upload your pics, multi-add them and you are done!
Looks great, easy customizable.
Everybody should donate for this! Thanks from me for this great work!
I have just wasted an entire week trying to adapt properly a variety of galleries, the only real condition being upload from front-end. Apart from that, I was open to anything, from accepting stuff missing to having to completely style it myself.
Still this flexible, I havent found anything proper, from Oziogallery who has only support in Italian to HWDphotosahe which I even after having paid for can find no documentation about and which as a component is so bad that it seems clear that they spend all their efforts on their video component.
This time I will do the unusual of posting my review BEFORE installing the extension, and I do so with a purpose - I KNOW that this one is the best alternative for me. Why? Because having studied it I know that this Jan, on the contrary to all his "rivals" here works on this component day and night like I do, is always available and most importantly - has provided endeless amounts of documentation.
That to me is Joomla spirit, these people who develop complex components with neither documentation or support should be banned from offering them, they have cost me and other more time and money than people can imagine.
And upgrading Phoca Gallery from Joomla 1.5 to 1.7 was a treat, although it took a while for us to figure it out (as there isn't a migration script for it yet). All you need to do is follow this video, which does the trick: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJZPN8y-GHU
I hope that it helps anyone who had the same doubt as me :)
There's also a ton of add-ons that make this a really robust piece of technology.
Thank you, Jan - can't wait what's coming next from your "workshop" :)
This is very much a fully featured Gallery extension. As a result there are many options and some of the terminology used to describe the options and the concepts was, for me at least, difficult to get to grips with initially. I would have liked to have seen slightly more extensive documentation to help new users. However, I persevered and found that the level of support which is provided by the extension developer is nothing short of phenomenal and this made up for any other shortcomings. Thank you Jan for an excellent extension.
CONS: Image descriptions don't show up fully below images and when images are clicked on, you still can't see the full description because there is no image descriptions when the picture is brought into full view.
All in all this extension is fantastic, but only lacks one feature - description controls and placement.
Hi, displaying of description depends on used detail window method (standard popup, modal box, modal box image only, highslide js, highslide js image only, shadowbox, jak lightbox, slimbox, boxplus, boxplus image only, etc.)
By iframe methods - it can be easily set in template of detail window:
components/com_phocagallery/views/detail/tmpl/default.php or can be overwritten with help of MVC in template. Or can be set in parameters (description can be displayed below image or over the image in opacity box)
http://www.phoca.cz/documents/396-phoca-extensions-general-advices (8) - difference between image and iframe method
http://www.phoca.cz/documents/2-phoca-gallery-component/494-options-parameters - setting parameters to display/hide or set specific position of description
I read other reviews here for Phoca Gallery and see that they say there are issues with translations. This may be the case (or not) but for something that is free I cannot fault it. Installed seamlessly and had it up and running within a few hours (the first time). Now I understand the options it will be a breeze in the future.
Thank you to the developers of this component. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a versatile, well designed, attractive gallery with administrator and frontend upload features.
I haven't had a chance to communicate with the developer directly but he needs to be congratulated without any reservations. And by making such an awesome product available for free, the person has some serious contribution to the Open-source community.
I will be sure to send across whatever financial help I can send when possible.
Kudos to the developers again!
Easy to set up and allows very different layouts.
We are still missing a complete multi-language capacity.
Batch uploads not yet as polished as other functionalities
Hi, please write more details about your review in Phoca Forum: http://www.phoca.cz/forum because I don't understand it :-(
What does it mean:
"We are still missing a complete multi-language capacity"?
Phoca Gallery follows Joomla! rules in multi-language feature, so in 1.7, the standard core multi-language feature can be used. In 1.5, Joom!fish files are ready.
"Batch uploads not yet as polished as other functionalities"
Really no idea, how I should understand this? :-(
Will be great to get detailed info in Phoca Forum.
Thank you, Jan