Below are the additions, changes and fixes for Sytist. How to update.

3.5.3 May 29, 2019

  • Added some additional file security measures (no new specific issues since the 3.5.2 update).
  • Fixed sometimes emails collected to view a gallery not showing next to the carts in the admin on the home page and in Stats -> Shopping Carts.  
  • Removed buy all products when people are viewing favorites and have photos in their favorites from multiple price lists (to avoid people purchasing products at prices they shouldn't be)
  • Removed the "add all favorites to collection" link when viewing favorites if the customer has photos in their cart from multiple price lists (to avoid people adding photos to a collection from a price list that does not include that collection).

3.5.2 May 26, 2019

  • Added some additional security measures and removed some development files that where accidentally left in the previous update. 

3.5.1 May 24, 2019

  • Security fix for a potential vulnerability. More details will be shared later.
  • Fixed missing globe icon for view page on website when editing the homepage. 

3.5.0 May 20, 2019

  • Custom Order Confirmation Emails
    Have custom order email confirmations on a per gallery basis (also store products & registries) that the customer receives when they purchase from a gallery instead of the default one. Learn more.
  • Admin Created Accounts Welcome Email & Password
    When you create an account for a customer in the admin, you can now have the customer create their own password (instead of setting one for them) within a welcome email and also set where to send them once they create their password. Learn more.
  • Email Confirmation For New Accounts
    Require customers confirm/activate their account by email when they create an account. Option in Settings -> Account Requirements.  Learn more.
  • Make Payment Of Any Amount
    The option to have customers come to the website and make a payment of any amount. Learn more.
  • Log In or Create an Account
    Now when someone views a gallery or section that requires them to be logged into an account to view,  instead of showing the login form and link to create an account, it will give them to options/buttons to log in or create an account.
  • Added when someone wants to add to favorites, free downloads that require account log in, adding to cart that require account log in, etc.. the window opens and gives them the option to log in or create an account without showing a form as default (similar to above).
  • Added when you assign a price list to a sub gallery, all the children sub galleries will inherit that price list unless another one is selected. 
  • Added sub-galleries to the option in collections "Do not allow adding photos to this collection from different galleries"
  • Added when using do not allow photos to this collection option and you have a product group required to be selected before other products and someone goes into a gallery or sub-gallery with the collection, a selection will be required from the product group again.  Article on dealing with siblings & passcode photos.
  • Added the ability to assign gallery access from the galleries tab in customers' accounts. 
  • Added the option for "Block out all available slots for this time" in the booking calendar when adding a time to the calendar to block out that time for all available slots (if you have multiple time slots available for booking services or special events).
  • Added the ability to resend emails sent from the system. Stats -> Email Logs. View email and select resend. 
  • Added the option to change the page title and page text for contracts when they are being viewed/signed (where it says "Contract") at the top of the page on a per contract basis. Example: you can have it say "model release" or something else instead of contract.  Option when editing contract templates and contracts.  
  • Added disabling / removing free download button  and showing a download message once clicked to prevent double clicking and multiple downloads at the same time.  
  • Added when a photo has a different price list than the gallery and a collection is in the cart that is not part of the overridden photo price list to not allow the customer to add that photo to the collection.
  • Added the option to share galleries/pages from the admin. The share icon tab when viewing a page or gallery in the admin. 
  • Added the ability to display the available default emails (Settings -> Default Emails) by category to make it easier to find default emails. Orders, gallery invites, accounts, etc... 
  • Added when someone accesses a gallery with password, then later logs in, automatically adding account access the gallery they were viewing.
  • Added a -# to photos file names downloaded  in a zip file with greenscreen photos in case the same photo is purchased with a different background.
  • Added to email logs logging the from name and to name. 
  • Added the ability to give individual customers access to expired galleries (in the People tab, assign customer and add access to expired gallery). 
  • Added the ability to add a clickable link directly to view an order from the order confirmation email and phone number field [ORDER_LINK_OPEN]View your order online[/LINK] , [PHONE] for phone number. 
  • Added [LINK_TO_PAGE] bracket code for automated emails like gallery expiring emails so you can make a clickable link. [LINK_TO_PAGE]Click here to view gallery[/LINK]
  • Added to notes/activity when someone logs into their account, if they are sent a confirmation email, when they confirm their account 
  • Added past due contracts to the alerts section of the admin home page and a tab for past due contracts in People -> Contracts 
  • Added the ability to edit the Additional Order Fields / Options & early bird discount on orders. Edit Order than when viewing the order in the admin. 
  • Added the option to email invoices to multiple email addresses.  
  • Added a "View Available Products" button under the message that shows when someone has a collection in their cart and views a photo that is not available for the collection.
  • Added the option in Graphic Options to display the graphics in 1 or 2 columns. Option when managing graphic options for a product. 
  • Moved the custom price list option for accounts into the Galleries tab when viewing the account in the admin. 
  • Added some additional database indexes which may help to improve speed.
  • Changed the download link for photo downloads on order to a button. 
  • Changed the view on website and delete options when editing pages and galleries to just icons in the tab menu.
  • Removed gallery owner field when duplicating a page/gallery. 
  • Removed sale when duplicating a price list for the duplicated price list if a sale is existing in the price list being duplicated.  
  • Fixed when price lists have additional order fields and ordering just packages, sometime not showing the additional fields at checkout.
  • Fixed when sending abandoned shopping cart email manually or from automated emails for carts with pre-order products adding a random image for [CART_IMAGE]
  • Fixed cropping not working in a stock section
  • Fixed wall designer issues with a stock photo section.
  • Fixed photos when view enlarged in the admin not showing the date uploaded and date taken.
  • Fixed sometimes with payments being made by square being double submitted when someone is on a slow connection and double clicks the pay now button
  • Fixed in some cases extra photos added to collections using the extra photo and extra new photo not getting removed from cart when the main package has been removed.  
  • Fixed in pre-sell when showing prices including VAT, showing the price with the VAT added twice
  • Fixed graphic options price for products inside collections not being calculated correctly in some cases.
  • Fixed options for products in collections now showing price including VAT (if applicable) when viewing the cart. 

3.4.5 April 13, 2019
Follow-up update for bug fixes in the 3.4 version.

  • Fixed MySQL error with automated emails and scheduled payments.
  • Fixed no being able to rearrange products and options in collections if "Upload folders to create sub galleries" is set to default in the photo uploader
  • Fixed when having Deleting Purchased Photos options checked in Settings -> Photo Settings and orders are archived, still deleting the photos.
  • Fixed graphic options for products not adding the additional cost if additional cost is added to the option
  • Fixed conflict when using gallery exclusive mode and setting the photo display settings to open with the first photo as a slideshow and then viewing cart or checking out it opens the first photo again.
  • Fixed sale message showing when set to show above all product groups and the sale is set to start in the future. 
  • Added to the function that checks to see if a booking is taken while checking out to include the book ID of the one currently being booked in case of a network delay in the function which could possibly make it delay until after the payment processing is completed.
  • Fixed collections that include other collections totaling prices from the include collections along with the main collection price. 
  • Fixed is photo is marked as do not allow download still showing download as free download when photo is enlarged. 
  •  Changed the login with Facebook logo

3.4.4 March 29, 2019
Follow-up update for 3.4 to fix a few issues from this update. Scroll down to see the major changes for the 3.4 update.

  • Fixed assigning price lists to sub galleries that have addtional order fields not showing the additional fields at checkout.  
  • Fixed when using a splash window, behind the splash window has a message unable to find photo.
  • Fixed options for buy alls not being calculated correctly.
  • Fixed not being able to click to enlarge and view photos of customer favorites in the admin. 

3.4.3 March 21, 2019
Follow-up updates for version 3.4. Includes 3.4.1 - 3.4.3

  • Fixed not being able to add products other than product base products to price lists in the admin
  • Fixed overriding collection price in price list not using the override price after adding to cart. 
  • Adjusted padding on product group titles when product groups shown in a list. 
  • Fixed products marked as do not allow discounting still getting discounted because of an error in the sale functions in the 3.4 update.  
  • Fixed next icon going off screen and uncentered photo when viewing an enlarged photo on a computer from a gallery with no purchasing options and the zoom level set to 100% or less in the browser.
  • Fixed when having more than 1 date in a special event in the booking calendar and deposit not required and having more than 1 slot per time available not being able to book more than 1 spot.
  • Fixed when viewing photos in green screen background folders showing not showing the photo when clicking to enlarge.

3.4.0 March 19, 2019

New Sale Option

Create a sale for products in your price lists. You can have a sale on all products in your price list or set a sale just on certain product groups. For example, run a sale on prints but not on downloads. 

You can also create discount levels to offer more of a discount if more is purchase. 

Learn more about the sale feature.


New Product Group Display Options

There is now an option to display your product groups in a list instead of selecting tabs to view the products. 


You have the option to use the tabs like it has been, use the tabs on computer / full size screens and as a list on mobile / small screens, or as a list on all devices.

This option is in the settings menu of your price lists in Photo Products -> Price Lists. I also added an option at the bottom of the list of price lists to set this option for all price lists. 

See the product group display section in the manual here for more information

Other additions & changes in this update include: 

  • Made is when viewing a photo and scrolling the products, the photo doesn't scroll and stays on the screen for computer/full display (fixed display).
  • Added an option to rearrange product groups in price lists by dragging and dropping instead of having to edit the display order in each group. Arrange Product Groups link when viewing the price list. 
  • Added the option for Text/Information in price lists that can be displayed above the list of products. Photo Products -> Price Lists and Settings for the price list.
  • Added backup code when copying photos from Amazon S3 when the copy function fails for no reason.  
  • Added category name to gallery names on the packing slip / print version of the order.
  • Added the option to "do not group products by photos" when exporting products on orders. By default, products are grouped together by photo file names. Checking this option it will export each product on its own line.
  • Added the option to export prices for products & category names on the product export on orders. Setting in  Orders -> Product/Order Export Settings
  • Added a default option for "Upload folders to create sub-galleries" when uploading photos. It will remember the last option you used. 
  • Added back to product list button when someone has a collection in their cart and view a photo that is using a price list that doesn't contain the collection and can't add photos to the collection. 
  • Added the file name for backgrounds in green screen galleries over the background photo where it is being selected. 
  • Added "Add & manage photos in your collection." text under the view my collection button that shows above the products when a collection is in the cart.  
  • Added the option to not display the wall designer option (if enabled) in the price list on mobile.
  • Made it where when using a green screen gallery and passcode photos to not show the background selections until a passcode has been entered. 
  • Made product names when adding photos to collections bolder and the collection count (0 of 3 selected) a lighter color so the product name stands out better.  
  • Updated the admin photo view.
  • Fixed "Do not allow to be purchased as a download or downloaded as a free download" not saving when editing photo. 
  • Fixed error expected integer value for some Square users when payment is made. 
  • Fixed the gallery thumbnails not loading  when someone purchases an extension for an expired gallery with individual access.
  • Fixed paid gallery extensions not getting updated when using the manually collecting credit card information then applying payment.
  • Fixed when gallery is set to open first photo of gallery as a slideshow, and showing sub galleries with no photos in the main gallery opening with a window saying photo not found.
  • Fixed product export from order list not saving as the file name entered into the file name field.
  • Fixed the login page title having an H3 tag instead of a H1 tag because it didn't match the tag for the title of the create account page.  
  • Fixed graphic options not working on products within collections that have graphics options.
  • Fixed when clicking to a gallery from the home page, then clicking a photo, then clicking back, not able to click back one more time. 
  • Fixed scheduled payment reminders still being sent to orders sent to trash or deleted.
  • Fixed download credit purchases not showing on packing slip / printable version.
  • Fixed download credits and egift cards not showing on archived orders.
  • Fixed mini photo shown next to add photo to collection for selection only collections not displaying when images are hosted on Amazon S3. 

3.3.1 Jan 30, 2019
Follow-up update to 3.3

  • Fixed icons color and menu background color over justified thumbnails not using theme colors 
  • Fixed the large photo display file only using the large file and not the small one if selected in the photo display settings.
  • Fixed gap at top of photo view in gallery exclusive mode after scrolling down then clicking a photo.  

3.3.0 Jan 29, 2019

Support forum post on this update

In this Sytist 3.3 update I reworked most of the view photos & purchase interface.

Now on mobile, thumbnails will be displayed in 2 columns with the justified & stacked (masonry) photo display options (depending on the orientation of the photos) and customers will tap the photos to view. There we have the purchasing options, add to favorites, share, etc... while viewing the photo. Swipe left/right or tap the arrows to navigate photos.

This also now allows B&W previews and slideshow functionality. 


Basically the computer & mobile view are the same now except on the computer the photo products are to the right of the photo and on mobile the products are underneath the photo. Technically a lot changed with all this, but I won't get into that.


On all devices you now have view cart and my favorites links pinned to the bottom of the screen for quick access.

Now on the computer when you click to enlarge the photo from photo view, there is a magnifying glass to view more detail if the photo is actually larger than the viewing are. On mobile you can tap then pinch zoom.


You can view these changes in a demo gallery here.

Other additions & changes in this update include: 

  • Photo view count. Since on mobile the customer taps to view the photos, we can count photo views. You will see an eye icon under the thumbnails in the admin with how many times the photo has been viewed and the date/time last views. Note: it won't log photo views if you are viewing the gallery and logged into the admin. This also starts with this update. 
  • Reworked the justified thumbnails photo display option so the photos don't get cropped anymore.
  • Made the shipping address fields hidden when ship to billing address is checked at checkout for a cleaner layout especially on mobile.
  • Added a function to the checkout page to check to see if the shopping cart has been modified in another tab or device (items added or removed) and if so, reload the page and totals. 
  • Centered the next/back buttons during checkout and removed the checkout progress elements on mobile.
  • Added batch delete of photo products in the product base & collections.
  • Added a total count of price lists, products & collections in the left menu of the Photo Products section of the admin.
  • Reworked the delete queue (gradually deleting photos when deleting galleries) to prevent multiple requests at one time and  added the option to pause the photo delete queue.
  • Made modifications to the files that get called to display sub-galleries and thumbnails to not render if the gallery is expired or closed and you are not logged into the admin. This is to prevent those files from being shown independently in those cases.
  • Addressed some compatibility issues with PHP 7.2
  • Made it so passwords for photos (passcode photos) can contain special characters like + and & signs. 
  • Added booking date and time to order emails and order view. 
  • Removed the static icon menu on thumbnail photos when viewing favorites.
  • Added a check when someone logs in at checkout if they have an existing paid access in their cart for the same gallery deleting the duplicate cart entries.
  • Fixed when download option added to a print is set to "Do not allow download until I upload a replacement file or manually approve it" still allowing download before approved. 
  • Fixed No multiple bookings by the same person & Override booked times from other services options disappearing when mousing over the area and there are options added to the booking service when editing a booking service.
  • Fixed editing a photo in the admin and selecting multiple existing tags, only the last tag saving.  
  • Fixed when viewing favorites, the buy all photos and download all (if available) buttons pushed to the right on mobile.  
  • Fixed when print products include a download in a pre-order gallery, the download not available when the customer comes back to select photos later.
  • Fixed product options to standard products on pre-order pages not showing prices including tax if enabled
  • Fixed missing upload photos link when viewing a greenscreen background folder in the admin. 
  • Fixed when having a custom price list assigned to an account with free downloads and have individual photos in a gallery assigned to a different price list from the main gallery, free downloads not working on those images,
  • Fixed when using special events in booking calendar not accounting for how many slots per time are available for each date of the special event. 

3.2.2 Nov 13, 2018
Another follow-up update to 3.2

  • Fixed when editing store products not having the options normally available for store products.

3.2.1 Nov 12, 2018
Follow-up update to 3.2.0

  • Fixed when selecting a different email in the People tab of a gallery refreshing to the people list instead of the email screen even though the email is actually loaded causing you to have to click the email tab again.

3.2.0 Nov 7, 2018 

Forum post on this update

  • Changed "Special 1 Day Events" in the booking calendar to "Special Events" where it can include multiple dates. (manual)
  • Added the option to have the Booking Calendar and other calendars when selecting dates start on a Monday. Option in Settings -> Admin/Main Settings.
  • Added the option for "No multiple bookings by the same person" which means someone can not make 2 or more bookings for a specific service with the same email address
  • Added the option "Override booked times from other services" which means if someone has booked a time of 2:00 for one special event for example, 2:00 can still be booked for this event.
  • Added date and expiration date for booking services so you can expire the ability to book the service and pre-date it to display in the future. 
  • Added a link (calendar icon) to view appointments for a specific service or event when in the Site Content  area when viewing a list of booking services or editing a booking service.
  • Rewrote the interface when managing bookings/appointments in the admin.
  • Added the option to print and exporting bookings with the options of what fields to print & export. (You can adjust the header names and display order in Calendar -> Print & Export Settings)
  • Added the option to batch confirm unconfirmed appointments  & manually sending email reminders when viewing a list of appointments for a specific service or event.
  • Added the booking total  & options to orders and order emails when someone makes a deposit on a booking service. 
  • Added the option to add Buy All products to any product group in a price list instead of them having to be in a product group marked for Buy Alls. 
  • Added the option to mark individual photos in a gallery to not be able to be purchased as a download or free download. Click the photo thumbnail in the admin and you will see the option. 
  • Added the option to disable image options on a per product basis. Option can be found when editing products in Photo Products -> Product Base. 
  • Added the option to upload an account photo (or select from an existing photo) for accounts in the admin. View the account in the People section and click the user icon next to the name. 
  • Added showing quantity discounts for products on pre-order pages. 
  • Added when viewing price lists in the admin how many accounts (if any) are assigned to that price list. 
  • Added when deleting a price list it will also removed the assigned price list to accounts using that price list.
  • Added photo product reference ID to products when copying options from one product to another. 
  • Added when duplicating a photo product it copies any labels assigned to the product.
  • Added the option to add additional descriptions for items on invoices. 
  • Added the option to mark an account as Tax Exempt. View the account in the People section and select Edit in the Actions menu. 
  • Reworked the list of pages/galleries in the Site Content area of the admin.
  • Added view/manage people and page designer links to the action menu in the list of pages/galleries in the Site Content area. 
  • Made some changes to the list of accounts in the People section for a cleaner layout.
  • Made some other changes within the admin to loading, success, error notices.  
  • Fixed thumbnails not loading when using special characters like & # in photo passcodes
  • Fixed when "Do not show what products are included in the collection." is checked in a collection it showing the X of XX photos selected in cart and on the order. 
  • Fixed negative option prices for booking calendar options not deducting from the total shown when selecting an option with a price less than 0.
  • Fixed when assigning free downloads for a customer to a gallery and the free downloads don't have download in zip files enabled still showing the option to download all in zip files.
  • Fixed options selected for collections on pre-orders duplicating on orders. 
  • Fixed purchasing all favorites with a buy all and early bird special is enabled not applying the early bird special 
  • Fixed when purchasing a collection from a price list with a minimum order amount set not enforcing the minimum purchase amount 
  • Fixed SQL error when clicking the People tab and someone used an ' in their email address. 
  • Fixed pre-ordered a la cart items not calculating in sales / stats 
  • Fixed with pre-orders if collection is added to cart with options and a la carte photo products are added, the options from the collections showing duplicated with the a la carte products
  • Fixed time format for booking confirmation emails when they are automatically confirmed with payment not using the format of the time setting in Settings -> Admin/Main Setting. 
  • Fixed when importing passwords for passcode photos adding the same file name as the group photo and extra fields when group & extra columns don't exist 
  • Changed in booking calendar if a time is booked that is less than the time blocks set, it will set the amount of time to the time block so the times available stay the same.

3.1.1 Sept 15, 2018

Follow-up update to 3.1

  • Fixed not being able to upload watermark file.
  • Fixed loading thumbnail animation sometimes not going away and showing under list of sub galleries when there are photos in sub galleries and no photos in the main gallery.

3.1.0 Sept 13, 2018 

Forum post on this update

  • Added a new/best way for pre-order salesLearn More.
  • Added a new way to have group/class photos when using the Passcode Photos featureLearn More.
  • Added 3 extra fields for Passcode Photos that can have data in photos that can be exported in product exports from orders (example grade, teacher, etc...). See under "The EXTRA columns" on this page
  • Added the option on whether or not to treat untitled photos (no password) in a passcode photo gallery as group photos or not. Settings -> Photo Settings. 
  • Re-worked additional fields at checkout in price lists and added dropdown & checkbox options. These are located in the "additional order fields / options" in your price lists.
  • Added the option to add a message on the checkout page in the price lists in  additional order fields / options in your price lists.
  • Added when duplicating a price list you can set the name of the price list before duplicating.  
  • Added the option to not display what the collection includes on the customer side when they are viewing available collections. Option when editing collections. 
  • Added the Add Photo text next to the checkmark when adding photos to collections.
  • Added the option to batch edit photo data (title, password, caption, etc...). Select photos and click the edit icon in the tray that opens at the bottom of the screen.
  • Added size dimensions for facebook shared photos. 
  • Added back the option to delete IP address from visitor stats
  • Added a notice in the Alerts section of the admin home page if the error log is greater than 10MB and the option to delete it. 
  • Centered the download all photos & buy all buttons on the gallery page and moved below page text. If you rather have them aligned left or right : .gallerybuttonsmenu { text-align: right; } 
  • Added a max-width of 160px for thumbnails in order emails 
  • Reworked the gallery search box where it is neater on mobile. 
  • Fixed error when adding $ signs to sub product names for store items. 
  • Fixed when viewing a gift certificate order the from/to inverted on the admin order view. 
  • Fixed errors from PHP 7.2
  • Removed canceled booking appointments from daily print out. 
  • Fixed screen stops scrolling on mobile when a package is added to cart then you add photos to the cart then you click the cart icon.

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