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WP/LR Sync 1.0

Hello, welcome WP/LR Sync 1.0! 🙂 I have added support for WPML Media, there are a few enhancements (such as updating the metadata on the WordPress side if they are completely empty while syncing).

Since many users encounter the error “Check your PHP logs”, I tried my best to add some more friendly errors. Basically, those errors mostly come from PHP timeouts (the server cuts the process when it is taking too long) or when the size of the file is too big (PHP has maximum settings for this as well). This is usually to debug however and there are always a solution. Don’t hesitate to contact me or to comment here 🙂

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  1. Reinhold Möller
    June 2, 2015

    Works really fine with Lightroom CC. The only thing I´m not satisfied is that instead of the camera name AGING COP. is displayed 🙁

    1. Hello Reinhold. “AGING COP”? That has nothing to do with the plugin. The plugin doesn’t change any of the metadata. You should probably check this in the metadata you have in Lightroom 🙂

      1. Reinhold Möller
        June 19, 2015

        Hy Jordy,
        correct is AGING CORP. and I found out that this ist the rest of OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. 🙂
        Is there a way to display the camera model instead of manufacturer so visitors of my blog can see what model I´m using?

        1. Haha! Actually the camera model is managed by Lightroom and then the display on your website is done through another plugin that reads the metadata. WP/LR Sync just sync, it cannot change what is displayed or it cannot modify data, it’s not part of what it should do. I think you have another plugin you are using for the metadata display, you should try to use that first. If not possible, you could try to change the metadata in Lightroom directly, I heard there was an app or plugin for that, it modifies the files directly…

  2. Alistair Owens
    June 15, 2015

    Hi, This looks to be a very nice plugin and it works great with CC 2015. Before I commit to its use, can I ask if there is a way to assign an image file to a gallery on upload or does this need to be done as a subsequent step in WP once the files are uploaded? I tried to use the gallery shortlink as the upload URL but WP would not login to this shortlink. Many thanks, Alistair

    1. Hello Alistair. Unfortunately, there is no gallery system in WordPress’s core. Your “gallery shortlink” probably comes from another plugin or theme that implements its own gallery system. It’s actually quite a mess right now: every theme and gallery plugin uses its own recipe and you get stuck to whatever you start to use. They have no compatibility with each other. It’s better to avoid using any of those (even though it might look like it’s natural, try changing your theme and your website will be completely broken).

      My plan is to work with the biggest theme builder for photographers so that we can work and propose a standard. But right now, it’s impossible to handle nicely unfortunately. Otherwise I would have done it, of course 🙂

      1. Alistair Owens
        June 15, 2015

        Thanks, that makes sense. If it cant be done cleanly best leave it out. I am going to go ahead and but it.
        I am also having a look at the retina plugin and that too looks very nice. Of course times are moving on and now it is not only Apple who make hi res screens. Even my phone (Google 6) has the horizontal resolution of the 13inch MBP Retina. Do browsers handle these hi-rez non-Apple screens the same way and hence your plugin also caters to these or are these handled differently? Many thanks.

        1. I need to add an explanation about this gallery issue on the WP/LR Sync main page. Many users naturally think that would work with galleries, it is not obvious at all that WordPress doesn’t have any gallery system 🙂

          Yes, Retina and HighDPI is exactly the same thing. Somehow the name Retina sounds a bit better and less technical so many people use it.

        2. Hello @alistairowens:disqus, please have a look at 🙂

  3. Stanley-Carl du-Pont
    June 27, 2015

    I’ve followed the installation instructions for WP/LR Sync on LR6 CC and a WordPress sub-domain using the eClipse custom theme from Theme Forest.

    Two issues that I need help with before I can make a purchase of a licence:

    1] images are uploading to “Media” on WordPress, but not reflecting any subsequent changes made afterwards in the Lightroom catalogue. Instead, a duplicate/another image is added to Media on republishing.

    2] the Total Sync / matching is not working. On pressing “start” for automatic matching, it runs for a brief moment then completes without any matches whatsoever despite that the images are the same ones in Media in WordPress and in the Lightroom catalogue.

    Please advise how I may resolve these issues.


    1. Hello Stanley

      1. If a new Media is added on republishing, you must have seen an error on the initial upload. You didn’t? I believe there would be many errors in your PHP error logs. Can you check that?

      2. A brief moment? The Total Sync is not a fast operation, it takes time. Did you select many images before running it?

      1. Stanley-Carl du-Pont
        June 28, 2015

        Hi Jordy.

        Thank you for your reply.

        1] No errors show up on republishing. Unfortunately, I am not familiar with coding and theme files and so I do not know how to check fro the PHP error logs

        2] Yes, I had selected a small collection of images that are in the LR catalogue and already uploaded to Media on WordPress.

        We have previously tried an earlier version of the plugin on another WordPress subdomain running a different theme and got the same result. That free/trial plugin has expired and so we are unable to test that again.

        We’d really like this to work and would appreciate any help/advice you can give.

        Regards, Stan

        1. Hello Stan,

          I am sorry but I must say this: you must know about the PHP error logs, where it is, and always be able to check it and provide it to developers when required. Otherwise it’s like telling a a car marker that the car doesn’t start without any details. You need them now and you will also need in the future, many times.

          By any chance, were you using the same plugins on those domains? It might be a conflict with another plugin. But at this point it can be really “anything”, we need to check those PHP error logs.

          You need to contact your hosting service, they always have a way for you to access those logs, from some admin usually.

          When you get your PHP error logs, send me an email at [email protected] with access to your admin so that I can try myself to try to sync an image of mine.

          1. Stanley-Carl du-Pont
            June 28, 2015

            Thank you Jordy for your prompt reply.

            Your point about needing those php files is valid and I understand you.

            However, I am moving towards a very simplistic approach to add-ons/plugins: if admin/customisation is required, especially involving coding, then I’d rather skip the plugin.

            Similarly, I am reconsidering my use of a custom theme – I’m currently running eClipse from Theme Forest – and may just revert to a standard WordPress one as the admin/conflict issues require more attention than I am prepared give.

            I like what your app offers and it may just be my current choice of theme.

            I will trace the PHP error logs and send them to you by eMail. If you can identify a simple/obvious issue and can assist me, that would be appreciated. If it is not simple, don’t pursue it and just let me know.

            Thank you again for your help.

            Regards, Stan

          2. Why I recommend you to do is this: first, ask for this PHP error logs because that is something you will need one day, for something more important (if for example your website stops to works completely for no reason).

            Then, start with a clean install of WordPress, default theme. Install and try the plugins you need one by one, separately, then together. The less the better. Often, a plugin that seems to work will stop another plugin to work, from which the problem comes from is not always obvious.