Tweaks Plugin


Detailed instructions on how to install the Tweaks plugin are at the bottom of this post, below the plugin description and feature list.

About the “Tweaks” Plugin:

We receive tons of input about ProPhoto almost every day. What new features you want, what customization choices you wish you could change, etc. Because we have so many users who want so many things, we have to make hard choices about what makes it into ProPhoto and what does not. Every time we add a feature or a customization option, there is a small amount of simplicity and usability lost, so we can’t just include every good idea.

Because of our near-constant struggle with the trade-off between wanting to keep customers happy, and not wanting to bloat the main ProPhoto core software, we created an official add-on plugin for ProPhoto called the “Tweaks” plugin.

wp39_tweaks_description

The purpose of the tweaks plugin is to allow for fringe customizations that are valid and important to a small number of users, but not worth including as a built-in customization option for everyone. When you install the plugin, it adds another menu item to your ProPhoto left-hand WordPress admin menu:

wp39_tweaks_link

Clicking on the Tweaks plugin link takes you to a screen where you can start taking advantages of currently available tweaks:

wp39_tweaks_options

Currently, the list of supported “Tweaks” is sort of small, but it’s a good start. You can:

  • remove all ProPhoto-generated Facebook meta data if you’d rather use a plugin
  • force filenames to display for every image in Lightbox galleries, even when no custom title is set (useful for proofing with clients)
  • restore the “From URL” tab to the WordPress upload screen, allowing you to insert images from hard-coded external image URLs
  • override the default limit of 60 masthead image
  • override the default limit of 25 widget custom images
  • override the default Lightbox image size constraint of 900 pixels
  • override the default maximum limit of 250 images per ProPhoto gallery
  • override the default maximum limit of 50 custom grid items

How to Install the “Tweaks” Plugin:

Step 1: Download the plugin zip file WITHOUT unzipping it

Download Plugin Zip   

Download the plugin zip file to your desktop by clicking the above link. The file will be called pp-tweaks.latest.zip.

NOTE: if your browser automatically unzips the file, you’ll need to download again and RIGHT-CLICK on the link and choose “Download Linked File As…” or “Save Link As…”

Step 2: Go to “Plugins” > “Add New” in your WordPress admin

wp39_plugins_new

Step 3: Click on the “Upload” link

wp39_plugin_upload

Step 4: Upload the zip file you downloaded in Step 1

wp39_choose_install_plugin

Step 4: Click “Activate Plugin”

wp39_activate_tweaks


Detailed instructions on how to install the Tweaks plugin are at the bottom of this post, below the plugin description and feature list.

About the “Tweaks” Plugin:

We receive tons of input about ProPhoto almost every day. What new features you want, what customization choices you wish you could change, etc. Because we have so many users who want so many things, we have to make hard choices about what makes it into ProPhoto and what does not. Every time we add a feature or a customization option, there is a small amount of simplicity and usability lost, so we can’t just include every good idea.

Because of our near-constant struggle with the trade-off between wanting to keep customers happy, and not wanting to bloat the main ProPhoto core software, we created an official add-on plugin for ProPhoto called the “Tweaks” plugin.

wp39_tweaks_description

The purpose of the tweaks plugin is to allow for fringe customizations that are valid and important to a small number of users, but not worth including as a built-in customization option for everyone. When you install the plugin, it adds another menu item to your ProPhoto left-hand WordPress admin menu:

wp39_tweaks_link

Clicking on the Tweaks plugin link takes you to a screen where you can start taking advantages of currently available tweaks:

wp39_tweaks_options

Currently, the list of supported “Tweaks” is sort of small, but it’s a good start. You can:

  • remove all ProPhoto-generated Facebook meta data if you’d rather use a plugin
  • force filenames to display for every image in Lightbox galleries, even when no custom title is set (useful for proofing with clients)
  • restore the “From URL” tab to the WordPress upload screen, allowing you to insert images from hard-coded external image URLs
  • override the default limit of 60 masthead image
  • override the default limit of 25 widget custom images
  • override the default Lightbox image size constraint of 900 pixels
  • override the default maximum limit of 250 images per ProPhoto gallery
  • override the default maximum limit of 50 custom grid items

How to Install the “Tweaks” Plugin:

Step 1: Download the plugin zip file WITHOUT unzipping it

Download Plugin Zip   

Download the plugin zip file to your desktop by clicking the above link. The file will be called pp-tweaks.latest.zip.

NOTE: if your browser automatically unzips the file, you’ll need to download again and RIGHT-CLICK on the link and choose “Download Linked File As…” or “Save Link As…”

Step 2: Go to “Plugins” > “Add New” in your WordPress admin

wp39_plugins_new

Step 3: Click on the “Upload” link

wp39_plugin_upload

Step 4: Upload the zip file you downloaded in Step 1

wp39_choose_install_plugin

Step 4: Click “Activate Plugin”

wp39_activate_tweaks

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