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 via FTP
There are 2 ways you can batch upload sub galleries and passwords for those sub galleries.
Password file in each folder
You can create a password.txt file that contains the sub gallery password in each sub folder you upload. If a password.txt file exists, it will use the contents of that file as the password for the sub gallery.
The password.txt file must be all lower case.
Passwords in a CSV file
You can have the passwords in a spreadsheet and save it as a CSV file (comma-separated values) called passwords.csv. There are 2 columns / headers you must have in the CSV file: FOLDER & PASSWORD. You can have other columns, but these are the only 2 used.
The folder column contains the name of the folder and the password column contains the password.
The folder names you have in the spread sheet must exactly match the folders you are uploading. Example, say you are uploading sub galleries to a gallery called "My Gallery" . You would upload the folder My Gallery to the sy-upload on the server. Folder structure:
My Gallery -> Sub Folder One
MY Gallery -> Sub Folder Two
My Gallery -> Sub Folder Three
Your spreadsheet would look like this:
Sub Folder One,password1
Sub Folder Two,password2
Sub Folder Three,password3
For second level sub galleries, you will need to separate the folder names with a forward slash (/). Example, you are uploading photos from a school session and need to break down by grade then child.
Your folder structure to upload will look like this (note the main folder name is not included):
FWB School -> Grade 4
FWB School -> Grade 4 -> Billy Clinton
FWB School -> Grade 4 -> Robin Meade
FWB School -> Grade 5
FWB School -> Grade 5 -> Jimmy Cantore
FWB School -> Grade 5 -> Jenny Jenny
FWB School -> Grade 6
FWB School -> Grade 6 -> Ralphie Macchio
FWB School -> Grade 6 -> Willie Ferrell
Your spreadsheet would look like this (note the main folder name is not included):
Grade 4 / Billy Clinton, password1
Grade 4 / Robin Meade, password2
Grade 5 / Jimmy Cantore, password3
Grade 5 / Jenny Jenny, password4
Grade 6 / Ralphie Macchio, password5
Grade 6 / Willie Ferrell, password6
Unzip the that zip file to your computer. You will see an Elementary folder and inside that folder sub folders for Teacher A and Teacher B .... then inside those folders what would be the child names (Child A, Child B, etc ... ).
The passwords.csv file you can create in something like excel and you would export it as a CSV file. You can use the one included in the zip file as an example.
In this example, you would upload the Elementary folder to your sy-upload folder then go to the gallery you want them in, click Upload Photos then select this folder to process.
It will create the sub galleries, process the photos, then it will process the passwords.csv file to add the passwords to the sub galleries.