Photo Albums

How To Create Photo Album?

PeepSo allows you to sort and upload your photos into albums.
To do this you firstly need Photos Plugin which allows you to upload photos in PeepSo.
In your profile menu go to Photos and click on Create Album button

The next screen takes you to the settings of the albums

To create the album, follow these steps:

  1. Enter the album name – Album name is required and is free of choice. You can name it whatever you want.
  2. Set your privacy of the album to Public, Site Members or Only Me
  3. Optional: fill in the description of the album
  4. Optional: Add photo location (if location feature is enabled)
  5. Upload some photos
  6. Press Create Album button

 

Delete the album

To delete the album you have created, follow these steps:

  1. Go to your Profile page -> Photos
  2. Click Albums tab
  3. Click custom album you want to delete
  4. Click Remove button


 

Delete album photos

To delete the album photos, follow these steps:

  1. Go to your Profile page -> Photos
  2. Click Albums tab
  3. Click album
  4. Click on the photo you want to delete
  5. Click the dropdown menu on the top right of the photo
  6. Click delete



Setup AWS S3 Storage

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PeepSo Configuration

Administrators can enable Amazon S3 Storage for uploaded photos. You’ll have an option to choose whether PeepSo will still save photos on local servers or only store them on Amazon S3 but loading images from S3 will save the server’s bandwidth.

To access these options, navigate to WP Admin -> PeepSo -> Configuration -> Photos
Set “Enable AWS S3 storage” option to yes.

Following options are available:

  • Amazon Secret Access Key (Required)- Enter your Amazon Secret Access Key here if you wish to use AWS S3 Storage.
  • Amazon S3 Bucket (Required)- Enter your Amazon S3 Bucket name here if you wish to use AWS S3 Storage.
  • Bucket Location (Required)– Select bucket location of Amazon S3 Bucket
  • Don’t keep a local copy of uploaded files (Optional) – When enabled photos will not be saved on local server, disabling AWS S3 will cause photos to disappear, because photos will not be re-downloaded.

Setting Up The Bucket And Storage Location

This section of configuration is performed on third-party website. If you find these instructions to be outdated, let us know immediately so we can update it accordingly.

  • Once the S3 panel is opened, click on “Create bucket” button

  • In general configuration enter the bucket name, in all lowercase
  • Also, select the desired region
  • (Optional) If you have other bucket, you can copy their configuration to the new bucket but we generally don’t recommend this unless you know exactly what you’re doing, so for the purposes of this guide, leave this option alone.

  • For the object ownership, select ACL’s enabled and Bucket owner preferred as shown in the image below;

  • Uncheck “Block Public Access settings for this bucket” exactly as shown in the image bellow. Don’t worry, this is not a privacy issue.

  • Bucket versioning, tags, default encryption and Object lock in advanced settings are all optional and we don’t require them here. You can skip these options and click on “Create bucket
  • Now, go back to your website backend, and enter the exact bucket name and region you selected during the bucket creation. This information needs to be added in WP Admin -> PeepSo -> Configuration -> Photos -> Amazon S3 Bucket and in WP Admin -> PeepSo -> Configuration -> Photos -> Bucket Location

Creating The Access And Secret Keys

  • Click on the username of your Amazon AWS account in top right corner and select “Security credentials

  • Identity and Access Management (IAM) console will now be open. In the left sidebar, switch to “Users” and create new user by clicking on “Add users” button

  • Create a user with the logical name you’ll recognize easily, and select “Access key – Programmatic access” as shown in the image below, then click on “Next: Permissions

  • In the permissions, select “Attach existing policies directly” and find “AmazonS3FullAccess” policy. Select it and click on “Next: Tags

  • Keep clicking next until you get the chance to create the user. Finally, your access keys will be shown. Copy these two keys in the appropriate location in PeepSo configuration for Amazon S3 and start using the new storage.

 

Photos Settings

To access the photos configuration navigate to WP Admin -> PeepSo -> Configuration -> Photos

Configuration Settings

  • Maximum Upload Size In Megabytes – Administrators can set the maximum size of a single upload batch. The default is a maximum of 20mb of photos in one batch.
  • Allowed Space Per User In Megabytes – Administrators can set the amount of space allocated to each user in megabytes.
  • Maximum Number Of Photos Per User – Administrators can restrict the number of photos each user can upload.
  • Daily Photo Upload Limit Per User – Limiting the number of photos users can upload each day helps to restrict spam.
  • Photo Upload Behaviour – On upload, PeepSo can handle images in two ways:
    • Use Original – Publish the photos as is, regardless of size.
    • Resize – Photos are resized, if too big, to fit the maximum width and height based on chosen settings.
  • Maximum image width – When using the Resize option in the ‘Photo Upload Behavior’ the image will be resized, if too big, to fit the maximum width set here.
  • Maximum image height – When using the Resize option in the ‘Photo Upload Behavior’ the image will be resized, if too big, to fit the maximum height set here.
  • Image Quality – Every image that’s uploaded to PeepSo is converted to a .jpg these settings control the quality of the uploaded image.
  • Thumbnail Quality – This setting is responsible for the thumbnail quality of the uploaded image. The thumbnail is for example on the Activity Stream.
  • Autoplay GIFs – Enable: will autoplay GIFs on posts and comments.