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File Upload / Image galleries add-on for miniBB

USD $7.99 
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The plugin allows forum's registered members to attach any amount of any kind of files to their posts. Uploaded files may be opened or downloaded regular way clicking on their links. Extension is designed to create thumbnails from JPEG, GIF and PNG images, as well as resize too big pictures to the smaller dimensions. For the authors and forums staff it is allowed to delete the uploaded files anytime, edit their descriptions, also as attach new files to the older message.

How It Works

Near the message's posting form there will appear regular file upload boxes; the uploading procedure is available only to registered and logged members. File is chosen pressing the "Browse" button and then locating it on the disk; it is possible to specify short title/description for each file which could do a good job for SEO fans. It's not possible to upload a single file without writing the message's text, so all files must be properly commented, that should work for good forums content as well. The file will be uploaded at the same time, and pressing the same button as when you post the message. After a binary file is uploaded, it appears below the message as attachment with the proper icon; if the picture is uploaded, most likely it will be thumbnailed, so clicking on its thumbnail preview the plugin brings the pop-up window with the fullsize image shown. Uploaded files may be deleted clicking the appropriate link; editing the message it is allowed to edit files titles and add new files.

Example screenshot of the file upload boxes and a binary package attachment
Magnifying Glass Icon Example screenshot of the file upload boxes and a binary package attachment - click to enlarge.

Amazing Features

Configuring this plugin it's possible to specify a wide amount of various settings specially for your very own needs:

  • specify any kind of the file types which are allowed to upload, and so making all other types forbidden;
  • set the file size limits for each file type, so it's not possible to upload the files larger than allowed;
  • set the only forums where file upload option will be available;
  • set the amount of file upload boxes for each forum, and so the maximum amount of files which could be uploaded at once;
  • specify the forums where only administrator and forums moderators will be allowed to upload the files;
  • disable file descriptions (enabled by default);
  • set to allow to view or download originally uploaded files only for registered members (by default, they will be available to anybody)

There is also various settings available which affect the pictures manipulation:

  • different thumbnailing methods, so the pictures could be resized either proportionally by width, height, or will have the fixed size (this is specially important in organizing a smooth design layout for your forums);
  • thumbnails width and height;
  • image quality level of the thumbnails
  • number of images displayed in one row in a message ("auto-gallery" option)
  • creation of the smaller alternative thumbnails, which could be displayed on the front forums page or in topic listings;
  • creation of the smaller pictures comparing to the original;
  • option to close pop-up images by a left/right mouse button click.

Example screenshot of 4 pictures attached to the message
Look Example screenshot of 4 pictures attached to the message - click to enlarge. This message can be checked live with fullsize pictures at miniBB Demo topic.

Being as simple as possible this plugin is not designed to upload large files, and it doesn't provide a file upload indicator. It is commonly used for the web-style content only like small-to-medium archives, packages and pictures. If you would like to allow to upload big size files, check our File Bank extension.

Read and ask more about the features of this plugin in our related forums topic.

Special Requirements

Amongst uploading each file there will be created a special data file with the ".php" extension, and if there is a picture uploaded, it could have up to 2 different thumbnail files. These files could be stored in one special folder with the proper permissions set, or in different folders where each of them corresponds to a forum's thread ID. That all means PHP on your server must be allowed to copy, rename and move the binary files, also to create the files with the ".php" extension, and most likely to create subfolders where all uploaded files will be stored. Sometimes it could be disabled if PHP is compiled to run in Safe Mode.

Picture manipulation requires GD library compiled with PHP. Most preferrably it should have a version 2.x. Alternatively, the add-on may work with ImageMagick, providing the improved quality for images manipulation.

Live Demo

Touch it before you buy! This plugin is available to test in action on miniBB Demo Forums. Since only registered users are allowed to attach files, first login with credentials provided on the starting demo page, or create your own account. You will be able to upload files under "Everything" forum, creating a new topic or posting a new reply. Make sure to read file attachment rules before! You can't upload larger size files than it's allowed.

Get it NOW!

After buying this add-on, you will get a Lifetime license with the possibility to upgrade this extra for 10 times in the future, if miniBB.com releases the newest versions or patches. It doesn't mean only 10 downloads: you may skip a few releases, and download only something seems to be final. This is a unique offer, and it actually means, you pay once, but get something until it lasts. There are no hidden fees, no monthly fees, no annual fees. You get the editable source code and are allowed to modify any part of it. However you are not allowed to distribute your copy of the extra in any way, except using it for your own miniBB forums, or your own website. Avoiding distribution is in your very own interests; read more why.

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