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byzorza, October 24, 2012
Phoca Gallery Plugin
After many hours of going through the extension's documentation, code and settings I finally managed to configure it the way I wanted it to look. And it wasn't anything fancy! That's not a good sign at all. It shouldn't take more than a couple of minutes. This made me never want to use Phoca Gallery again.

- The settings are not described precisely enough (few simple images cold help a lot in understanding which setting does what exactly).
- Adding multiples photos to gallery is not intuitive at all.
- If there's a larger amount of images, there's no simple way of telling which were added last.
- Whole layout of gallery crashes when trying to switch through several gallery templates (for example, icons from the previous one appear on the current).
- Explaining how to use this gallery to a client, who isn't exactly a computer geek is like trying to learn a monkey how to read.
Owner's reply

Hi,

if you get some problem just ask here:

http://www.phoca.cz/forum - maybe this can save you some minuts/hours

To get information from documentation, visit:
http://www.phoca.cz/documents/14-phoca-gallery-plugin/58-displaying-phoca-gallery-plugin

To see it live in examples, go to:
http://www.phoca.cz/demo/phocagallery-plugin

and other demo sites (there are over 30 exmaples of the using of the plugin and many of using the component)

I will try to answer following issues:

- The settings are not described precisely enough (few simple images cold help a lot in understanding which setting does what exactly)

==> see above - there is a documentation link with all the parameters and there is a link to exapmles (over 30 examples) and of course there is a forum where you can get help


- Adding multiples photos to gallery is not intuitive at all.

==> Not sure, the Multiple Add function was made by community users for quickly adding images to gallery (I think they have selected good way as adding of all possible albums with help of Multiple Add function is really easy and fast - http://www.phoca.cz/documents/2-phoca-gallery-component/8-multiple-adding-images-categories-and-subcategories )


- If there's a larger amount of images, there's no simple way of telling which were added last.

==> every image get timestamp (of course if all images are added at once, then the ordering says simply which image was added as last)

- Whole layout of gallery crashes when trying to switch through several gallery templates (for example, icons from the previous one appear on the current).

==> Not sure what you mean, I don't know any such feature in Phoca Gallery ???

- Explaining how to use this gallery to a client, who isn't exactly a computer geek is like trying to learn a monkey how to read

==> Maybe telling him the links to documentation will help.

Thank you, Jan