I used Zenphoto for around 18 months for gallery.meronepalma.com
However, due to the frequent updates on the system and very poorly backward compatible, I have finally declared myself frustrated with the Zenphoto system.
Zenphoto was installed via SimpleScripts on a shared hosting server. And every time I upgrade the system, I had to copy all the images and upgrade. Till the third upgrade of the system, each time I found my data being lost and the site seemed broken in some type.
We hadn't noticed that the site gallery.meronepalma.com was down for around 1 month and there wasn't any complains received either. I can hardly remember the date when I upgraded the system. And its finally decided that I won't go for a system which is too prone to backward incompatibility. :(
Hence, I am thinking of powering the gallery by self.
Sorry to Zenphoto. Its a serious issue. I am passing this open message. My site was redirected to a setup page and it was open to public. Anyone could have done anything during that period. So I am quitting it officially.
Some PROs of ZenPhoto
Its not that Zenphoto wasn't among my first choice. After going through a lots of available opensource galleries, Zenphoto was that, which I found suitable. Some features I liked the most of ZenPhoto
- Obviously, the regular support and feature upgrades (but it should be backward compatible)
- Powerful Admin Backend and a Wonderful UI for administration
- Good Albums and Gallery management
- Plugins and Modules support
- Community powered and Open Source. I could find a bunch of followers for Zenphoto.
Gallery.meronepalma.com will be shutdown till next announcement. Sorry folks.