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WordPress Portfolio Plugin (WP Portfolio) 1.15

Author: Dan Harrison
A plugin that allows you to show off your portfolio through a single page on your wordpress blog with automatically generated thumbnails. To show
your portfolio, create a new page and paste [wp-portfolio] into it

1) Extract the zip file and just drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation
2) Activate the plugin from Plugins page.
3) Edit a page that you want your portfolio to appear on and paste [wp-portfolio] into it.
4) Add your websites in WP Portfolio within your WordPress admin area.


Why are my thumbnails not showing up straight away?

The Shrink The Web (STW) servers do not create thumbnails straight away once they are requested. It typically takes up to 2 minutes for the thumbnail to be
created and made available.

How do I force the thumbnail to be re-captured?

You need to visit the STW website and request it. Free users are able to do this up to 5 times per month.

My thumbnails are not showing up? Help!

There could be a number of reasons why the thumbnail files are not being downloaded. However, here’s a list of things to check.

Ensure the cache directory exists. Although the plugin tries to create the cache directory, some server set-ups don’t let it work. So create the cache
directory with permissions 0777 as /wp-content/plugins/wp-portfolio/cache/.
Ensure you’ve correctly set the STW Access Key ID and STW Secret Key options in the Portfolio Settings.
Check that you’ve added some websites to your portfolio.
Check that you have [wp-portfolio] in one of your pages. You can specify specific groups later, you just want to check that all of the websites are shown.
Ensure that the Website HTML Template, Group HTML Template and Template CSS fields in Layout Settings contain something. If they don’t, you can
copy the default templates from lower down that page.
Check that your web host is using PHP5 and not the outdated PHP4.

Why are my custom thumbnails not showing up?

The most likely reason is that the URL for the image is incorrect. Copy and paste the image URL into your web browser, and make sure you see the image correctly. If you don’t see the image correctly, then there’s no way that the plugin can load the image correctly.
The other likely cause is that cache directory does not exist (see above),

I get the following error, what’s going on?

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING, expecting T_OLD_FUNCTION or
T_FUNCTION or T_VAR or ‘}’ in
on line 30

WP Portfolio only supports PHP5, not PHP4. The error above is due to function class_exists() only existing in PHP5 and not PHP4.

Most web hosting companies have the old PHP4 switched on by default. Just ask them to change your hosting account to PHP5. Some hosting accounts allow you to
do this yourself from within your hosting control panel.

When trying to show the portfolio, I get an error about a missing column. What do I do?

This is usually due to the plugin tables not being created properly. Just deactivate and then activate the plugin. The plugin should automatically detect that the tables need upgrading and fix it for you.

When looking at the setings page, I just get a blank page or errors.

This has been encountered when an open_basedir restriction in effect security restriction is in place, typically for those with plesk-based hosting. It’s probably justified for standard users as it prevents them from accessing unwanted dirs. However, it may need to be turned off by people who want to do more with their website.
The key for all those interested is to turn off “open_basedir restriction” in their Plesk hosting account. Speaking to your hosting company if you need help with this issue.

Features and Support

Does WP Portfolio support paging?

Yes it does. Full paging has now been implemented, as of V1.13. To show 3 websites per page, use [wp-portfolio sitesperpage=”3″], or to show all websites, just use [wp-portfolio] as normal. Check the documentation for full usage details.

What is the WP Portfolio group syntax?

To show all groups, use [wp-portfolio]
To show just the group with an ID of 1, use [wp-portfolio groups=”1″]
To show groups with IDs of 1, 2 and 4, use [wp-portfolio groups=”1,2,4″]

Please note that the order of the group numbers e.g. “1,2,3” does not indicate the order in which they are shown. The order of IDs in the brackets are in fact
ignored. The order of the groups is determined by the order value for each group in the admin area.

In the settings, you can only use three sizes of thumbnails; Small (120 x 90), Large (200 x 150) and Extra Large (240 x 340). Is it possible to get custom
image size of 550 x 227?

Unfortunately not, the ShrinkTheWeb service only provides thumbnails in those sizes.


How do I hide the category title and description on the portfolio page?

Go to Layout Settings in the WP Portfolio admin section. Change the value of Group HTML Template to   and save your settings. That will remove the
category details from any page showing your portfolio of websites.

WordPress Portfolio Plugin (WP Portfolio) 1.15


July 12, 2010 - Posted by | download, extension, extensions, free, get, internet, plugin, plugins, Uncategorized, wordpress

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