A Stock / Art section is where you can upload photos for sale or display that are not in galleries ... like stock photos. This type of section is not for client or event galleries. This is for photos for the public to view and purchase. You can offer just downloads, just prints or both. (Note: this ......
Here is how to move photos from a gallery into another gallery or sub galleries. Go into the gallery you want to move photos from. Check the checkboxes under the thumbnails of the photos you want to move. You can check 1, then hold down your shift key and select another further down and it wil ......
Spam bots go around looking for forms to spam. You might get contact form results with a bunch of gibberish. These spam bot are harmless, but can be annoying. Even though the forms are coded to prevent spam bot submissions, they sometimes still get through.If you are getting spam bots, so ......
When purchasing photos from a gallery. You can add additional fields to be filled in at checkout (like for a students name) in your Price Lists in the Photo Products section. Click the edit settings link for your price list and you will see the option to create additional fields. &nb ......
If you are doing school photography, there are some features in Sytist you may want to use.One of the most important things is password protecting the photos of each student. There are 2 ways to accomplish this:Passcode PhotosThe Passcode Photos feature allows you to password protect individual phot ......
You can create default settings to use each time you create a new gallery on a per section basis. To get to the default settings, click edit under the section name in the left menu of the Site Content section. Default Page Text When Creating New PagesHere you can set text that will be added to ......
To change the language for datesIn your Sytist admin click on Settings in the main menu. Then under the left menu click edit config file. On a blank link before the closing PHP tag which is ?> .... add these 2 lines of code (copy and paste) then save: $setup['lc_time_names'] = fr_FR; ......
To create a collection that includes prints where the customer can select the size (4x6 - 8x10 for example):1) Photo Products -> Product Base, Add new product.Product Display Name: Print (Or something similar)Product Type: OtherLeave the rest blank and save.2) Create an Option for the new product ......
Starting with Sytist version 1.2 is the option to have custom favicons / icons for each gallery. This is shown in the browser tab, when bookmarked and when added to the home screen of a tablet or phone. This can be enabled in Settings -> Photo Settings. The photo it creates the ......
Starting with Sytist version 1.2 is the ability to have your customers login with their Facebook account.When they use that option, it will capture their first name, last name and email address*. If their email address is the same as an existing account, it will log them into that account. If the em ......
Photographer favorites can be a couple of ways. If being used in a gallery with no sub galleries (like a portrait session), you can have it shows stars on the photographer favorites and optionally create a link in the menu for photographer favorites if Gallery Exclusive is enabled. If the gal ......
This feature lets you assign a customer to a gallery as the owner of the gallery. When you do that, they have the option to hide photos in their gallery so anyone they invite to view their photos can not see those hidden photos. Plus: if someone tries to view the gallery and don't have t ......
When gallery exclusive mode is enabled in a gallery, it removes the main website header and menus (and optionally the footer with an option to use a different footer) for a nice clean presentation. When the gallery opens, it shows a full size photo of the cover photo with the gallery name over it.Al ......
One of the features for the home page (Site Context -> Manage Home Page) is to have Featured Sections. This will show a graphic, text and link to that section (a top level category). Below is a screen shot of featured sections Portfolio, Events, Clients.You can have from 1 - 8 featured section. ......
MailChimp.com is an email marketing service to send bulk emails and now integrated with Sytist. If you have fewer than 2,000 subscribers, you can send up to 12,000 emails per month absolutely free. When using this option it will automatically send the subscriber to your MailChimp account. Getting th ......
I see a lot of people making the mistake of entering in their domain name or URL as their website name or meta title. This is shown in the top of the browser and will be shown in result links in search engines. But people won't be searching for your domain name, they will be searching for your busin ......
Starting in version 0.9.1, you can create galleries based on photo tags (keywords). When using this option, it will display any photos with the selected tags in that gallery from your entire system. To get to this option, after you create a page / gallery, go to the photos section. Click the ......
There is an option to assign a price list to a customer's account. When a price list is assigned to their account it will override any price list assigned to a gallery.This can also be used to allow certain customers to have free downloads to galleries when it isn't available in the price list assig ......
Starting with Sytist version 0.8.8 is the ability to sell green screen photos. You can upload different backgrounds for the customers to view their photos on. Here is an example of this feature in the demo.Background PhotosFirst thing you need to do is upload your backgrounds for the green screen ph ......
Using the Lightroom FTP plugin, you can export photos via FTP to the sy-upload folder in Sytist then have Sytist process the photos on the server and add them to the gallery.If you don't have the FTP plugin installed in your Lighroom, go to the Adobe Lightroom Developer Center and download the Light ......
Sytist is a very robust system with a lot of features. It can be used as an entire website or just an addition to your website for selling photos.For just selling photos, here is how you want to set it up.1) Site Content -> Create New Section. In the new section wizard select Client Galleries and ......
Starting with Sytist version 0.8.6 is the feature to password protect individual photos in a gallery (Passcode Photos). This could be a good alternative to creating individual sub galleries. How it works is you can apply a passcode to the photo in the title of the photo, as a keyword, or in the file ......
The option to enable social share of individual photos, adding to favorites and comparing photos is in the Photo Display Settings of a page (view page in admin, click Photos tab next to Text & Settings then Photo Display Settings). The option is down the left of that window. You can also set it ......
Starting with Sytist 0.8.5, you can have icons display in your menu. Below is an example. This option is when you are editing your menu links in Design -> Menu Links and edit or add a link. ......
Starting with Sytist version 0.8.5, there is a new option for Show buy icon above photo instead of displaying the products to the right of the photo when editing a price list. With that selected, instead of showing the products to the right of the photo like this: It will display a Buy Photo icon ......
To set the default photos settings values when creating new pages / galleries, edit the section you have your galleries in and click the Photo Defaults tab. You can also batch update all galleries in that section from that page. ......
You can pre-sell collections/packages where the customer can purchase a collection before the photos are available, then return later and select the photos for the collection they purchased. Here is an example in the demo. If you want to just pre-sell the collection and they will not be selecting ph ......
If you offer collections or packages, here is something cool you might not be aware of. You can offer additional photo products for the collections that are not included in a collection.For example, I have a collection that includes 1: 11x14, 2: 8x10 and 6: 5x7 prints for $200 (this is just an examp ......
With Sytist you can sell products & services other than photos. For selling something like session fees or services, the best thing to do is create a Buy Page section. Here is an example of a buy page section in the demo.To do so, create a new section by going to Site Content -> Create New ......
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Starting with Sytist 8.1.1 when you click the Stats of a page / gallery, it will show you the total photos and break down of photo products sold. You can click Stats from the Action menu when viewing a list of pages, or the Stats tab when viewing a page in the admin. ......
By default, the facebook comments and like functions are in English. If you need to change the language you will need to get the correct language code from the list below. Catalan ca_ES Czech cs_CZ Welsh cy_GB Danish da_DK German de_DE Basque eu_ES English (Pirate) en_PI English (Upside Down) en_UD ......
Starting with Sytist 0.8.0 you can hosting your photos on Amazon S3 services. Hosting photos on Amazon S3 is very inexpensive and delivers the photos quickly. How to set it up Create an Amazon S3 account First you need an Amazon S3 account. You can create one here: http://aws.amazon.com/s3/ On ......
Display Order of Product Groups in a Price ListTo adjust the order of the product group tabs, click edit group under the group name. There is an Order value. The product group tabs will be sorted by that value lowest number first. Color of the Product Group TabsThe color of the product group tabs ar ......
More and more people surf the web & look at photos on their phones. Looking at your visitor stats in Sytist you will see how many visitors are on mobile, tablet or computer. Sytist is great for mobile users because of it's responsive design, but if your header or logo is too large, it ......
Starting with Sytist 0.7.8 is a paid access feature which means someone would have to pay to view a gallery. With this option enabled, when someone goes to view the gallery, they will be prompt that they need to purchase access. Once they do, then they will have access to view the gallery.Here ......
A registry is a way for people to add money to someone's account. An example of a registry is if you have a couple getting married, you can create a registry for them so their family & friends can add money to their account (which turns into a credit for them) to purchase products & services from yo ......
New for Sytist 0.7.7 is a Time Blocks option. This option will create a drop down of time blocks in a gallery for the visitor to select from and pull up photos based on the date / time taken of the photo.It is IMPORTANT that the date of the page is the same date of the event because it searches da ......
Starting in Sytist 0.7.7 you have the option to replace photos. There are a few ways to do it.Under the thumbnails when viewing photos in the admin, there is a new Replace Photo icon.When uploading photos there is a Replace photos with same file name option.With this selected and you are uploading p ......
A new setting in Sytist 0.7.7 in Settings -> Photo Sizes & Defaults is a resize quality. When photos are uploaded they are resized to create the different sizes used.The resize quality has an effect not only on the quality of the photo but the file size of the photo. The lower the quality value, ......
New for Sytist 0.7.7, this is an option available when adding or editing a download photo product in Photo Products -> Product Base. When selecting this option for a download photo, the download file will not be immediately available when a customer places an order. This will allow you to upload ......
In Settings -> Main / Admin settings, there is an option to enter FTP details. Doing this will create a FTP link directly to your sy-upload folder (where you upload photos) in your admin header (upper right corner of the pages). If you can set up your browser or FTP program to open when a FTP lin ......
Changing the language of the months display from the database (for order dates).Download your sy-config.php file from your Sytist installation and open it in a text editor like notepad. Before the closing PHP tag ?> , add the following line of code: $setup['lc_time_names'] = de_DE; Th ......
If you are having issues uploading photos, there can be a number of factors, but the most common issue is Not enough memory allocated to PHP to process large photo files or post max size or upload max size are too low.The file size of the photos you are uploading and the dimensions of the file both ......
Starting with Sytist 0.7.6, you can now feature products from a store section in your photo price lists. To do so, when viewing a price list in the admin, click Create Product Group and select the optionI will be adding items from a store section.Then you will select which section you want to ......
You can create a Store section for selling products, services and downloads ... things other than photos. First you have to create a new section that is marked as a Store section. In the new section wizard, select the Store option (Site Content -> Create New Section). When editing a product in a ......
Starting in Sytist 0.7.6, you can offer a download photo 2 different ways: either included with the purchase or as an option at an additional price. Include a download photo with a productWhen editing a print from your Product Base, you will now see an option for this. When this is selected, wh ......
You can require your customers to create an account and log in to view galleries in the section you have your client photos in. First edit the section you want the customers to be required to be logged in to view. Next scroll down and down the right side click Require to view and then the ......
Image Options (starting in Sytist 0.7.4) are checkbox options customers can select that are only charged once per image no matter how many products they order of that same image. This can be used for something like retouching fees. To add image options, click image options under the price list you w ......
1) Check the checkbox under a thumbnail, hold down your shift key and check another thumbnail it will select those and all photos in between. 2) Select from Recent Upload Sessions in the All Photos section then you can select all.3) If you don't know the upload session of a group of photos, cli ......
New for Sytist in version 0.7.3 is a setting in the sections (edit under section name in Site Content) to remove the header when viewing a page in that section and also display a masthead (which is actually 1 billboard slide) on pages in that section.The masthead option will take the first photo or ......
This is how to create responsive columns for content to add to your home page or any page. Enter in your text here. Enter in your text here. Enter in your text here. Enter in your text here. Enter in your text here. Enter in your text here. Enter in your text here. Enter in your text here. Enter in ......
As of Sytist version 0.7.2, you can offer and Early Bird Special with a variable discount system on client galleries. This will give them a discount if they purchase before a certain date. Once the early bird special expires, the discount will not be offered. When viewing a client gallery page in th ......
Starting in Sytist 0.7.1 are Buy Alls. Buy Alls are collections that are used to buy all photos in a gallery / sub gallery. Here is information on creating Buy Alls in the manual. When Buy Alls are available in a price list, there will be an option above the thumbnails to view the available Buy Alls ......
Starting in Sytist 0.7.0, you can enable the ability for customers to compare photos in a gallery.To enable this go to the photos tab of a page and click Photo Display Settings. The option is will be in the bottom left of the screen.To batch update all galleries in a section, edit the section ......
Starting with Sytist 0.7.0, you can override the price of individual photos in a gallery. To do so, when viewing the photos in a gallery, check the checkbox under the thumbnails you want to change, and there will be an option in the tray to change the price list. ......
Starting with Sytist version 0.7.0, you are able to password protect sub galleries. When you create new sub galleries from the admin area, you have a password field next to the sub gallery title you can enter in a password. Leave it blank to not password protect the sub gallery. Batch Uploading ......
In order for people to be able to share photos & pages to Facebook and manage Facebook comments, you will need to create a Facebook APP ID. Of course Facebook makes it so you have to take a lot of steps. Below are instructions on how to create and get your Facebook APP ID to put in your Sytist s ......
With Sytist, you can upload photos from a project for your clients to proof. This can be used for designs, albums, ads, etc...When a client proofs a project, they will review each photo and either approve the file, request a revision or reject the file. There is no selling options in the project pro ......
The Collections can be used for packages, collages, albums, etc... anything someone needs to pick more than one photo for. This will show you how to set up albums & collages.There are 2 ways to do this. When creating a new collection, you have 2 options.If your customers ONLY need to select photosEx ......
The Collections can be used for packages, collages, albums, etc... anything someone needs to pick more than one photo for. When you create a collection, you select from existing products in your product base. To get started, go to Photo Products > Collections then click Create New Collection.&nbs ......
In your product base, you should have a free download product. When you add the free download to a price list, it adds a download icon above the photo when viewing and under the thumbnails (if icons enabled). How to add a free download. In Photo Products -> Product Base, there is a Free Download ......
To move your database from one host to another, it will need to be exported from the old host and imported into the new one. Log into your hosting control panel of the host you are moving from and go to the PHPMyAdmin section. If you are using cPanel hosting, you will find it in the screen shot belo ......
The following codes can be used in the additional CSS section when editing your theme. Adjust the size and / or of the icons above the view photo in the menu #ssheaderinner #photomenu .the-icons { font-size: 32px; color: #890000; } Make page titles bold or other things &nb ......
If you are installing Sytist on cPanel hosting and your domain name is not pointing to that hosting yet, you can still install using the cPanel temporary URL. A cPanel temporary URL is a URL your hosting company will send you that you can use until your domain is pointed to that h ......
The bulk uploader built into Sytist makes it easy to upload photos. But you can also upload via FTP and then process them. What is FTP? File Transfer Protocol. Basically a way to transfer files between your computer and website server. If you don't already have a FTP program, Filezilla is ......
When you want to upload / add photos to a page like creating a gallery, slideshow, etc.... click the PHOTOS tab when viewing the page in the admin then the Upload Photos button. A window will open. To the left select if you want to watermark or add a logo to the photos before selecting p ......
To have music play on a page, first upload the audio files to Site Design -> Misc. Images & Files and into the audiofiles folder. If an audiofiles folder does not exist, create one. Then when editing a page, click the More Options link and select Play Music.Note you must upload .mp3 files. ......
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