WideRange Galleries Admin Features

The WideRange Galleries administration control panel, or “admin” for short, is the powerful interface that controls the database engine under the hood of our gallery sites. Jack has been developing this admin software since 2004 specifically for managing his own online photo galleries and print products, and eventually broadening the scope to make it easy for all photographer clients to manage all the content of their websites. As such it is designed thoughtfully from the bottom up for photographers, which sets it apart from any other content management system. The password-protected admin allows you to easily upload and manage all the content of your own website, without requiring any specialized web design knowledge. Here are some features of the admin:

  • Password Protected Login
  • HTTPS encrypted websites
  • Add/Modify/Delete galleries, photos, print sizes & prices, products & prices, discounts, news, links, search terms, and more
  • Multi-Photo Uploader with automatic thumbnail resizing – no need for an FTP program to upload photo files
  • IPTC metadata: The admin reads embedded IPTC data from uploaded jpg files, and will automatically enter the title, caption, and keyword data for you.
  • Add unlimited galleries: each can have up to 6 levels of subgalleries.
  • Choose from a variety of different gallery formats for each gallery, and customize settings such as the thumbnail sizing and number of thumbnail columns.
  • Drag and drop sequencing interfaces make arranging your galleries, photos, and other items easy.
  • Add photos to multiple galleries, and arrange the photo sequence for each gallery.
  • Specify keywords for each photo.
  • Specify available print sizes for each photo. Set up as many different print sizes as desired, to cover all image aspect ratios.
  • Easily add or modify print display options, sizes, and prices.
  • Add non-print products such as calendars or workshops.
  • Sell automated digital download products such as ebooks, screensavers, or videos. After paying through Paypal, an email is automatically sent to the customer with ecrypted, time-sensitive download links. Huge download files can be downloaded directly from Dropbox.
  • Build a photo Search Index to offer an alternative method of presenting and accessing your photo archives. Add unlimited search tags to each photo.
  • Set price and/or shipping Discounts for any or all photos, and any or all print sizes or products. Create a discount code to give to certain customers.
  • Activate accurate address-based sales tax.
  • Accept payments via PayPal or Stripe payment processing. (Both free to set up).
  • International clients will appreciate being able to choose the Currency to use throughout the website and shopping cart.
  • Print Sales Statistics with visual graphs and maps to see which photos, print sizes, and display options sell the best and when.
  • Easily add as many extra pages as you want.
  • Efficiently manage an integrated gallery-based blogging system.
  • Integrated¬†Commento or Disqus comments for any gallery or page.
  • Navigation control: Add, modify, delete, and rearrange the main navigation menu links of your website.
  • Set numerous site configurations¬†such as main site keywords, site descriptions, vacation messages, currency and more.
  • Control numerous settings and preferences for photos, galleries, contact, shopping cart, and more.
  • Generate a Sitemap .xml file with a click of a button.
  • Easily integrate Google Analytics or other third party analytics tracking.
  • Help links explain each feature.
  • Plus many more subtle features and workflows (such as click editing and batch editing) designed to maximize the power and flexibility of the admin, while keeping it simple and easy to use.