[digiKam-users] In search of a faster wordpress workflow

Julien Coubronne julien at coubronne.net
Sun Mar 11 12:12:55 GMT 2018

Any other user of Wordpress that could chime in ?


Le 06/03/2018 à 18:35, Julien Coubronne a écrit :
> Hi everyone,
> I use Digikam (5.8.0 on Windows) mostly to select and publish pictures 
> on a Wordpress blog.
> My current workflow is the following:
>   * Import pictures in DK, group pictures (I shoot RAW+JPEG but only
>     use JPEG so far).
>   * "Cull" pictures (delete the bad ones, highlight the one I want to
>     keep with stars)
>   * Once culled, I populate for each a Title and a Legend. Both fields
>     are later recognised in wordpress.
>   * Then I sometime process the pictures within the editor (crop, auto
>     levels)
>   * I resize and rename the pictures with the batch processing
>     (sometime use auto levels in batch as well). The reduced pictures
>     are put in an "upload" folder
>   * I upload the pictures in Wordpress using the Wordpress interface.
>   * Once in Wordpress, I can use my images.
> This takes a LOT of time. I'm looking for any ideas on how to speed up 
> this process ?
> As far as I searched, there is no export plugin that works with 
> Wordpress. The closest solution I have seen (but not tried) would be 
> an export to email (from Digikam) + publish by email (in wordpress) 
> (https://scribblesandsnaps.com/2011/01/12/publish-photos-on-a-wordpress-blog-from-digikam/). 
> However this approach is to publish post directly, not just upload media.
> Regarding Title/Legend, this is one of the longest part of the 
> process. To get it faster, I copy/paste the same stuff in the two 
> entries. Is there a way (user script?) to do that automatically? Is 
> there a way to assign the "TAB" key to switch between text area 
> (instead of inserting a tab in the text area) ?
> Regarding the resize, one issue: the batch processing should allow to 
> resize "by %". This is actually possible from the editor ("Transform > 
> Resize"). I'm stitching a lot of panorama and usually resize them by 
> 50% (instead of a fixed length/width).
> Are there any plans to have a similar plugin in Digikam as LR/Blog 
> (https://www.photographers-toolbox.com/products/lrblog.php) or WP/LR 
> Sync (http://apps.meow.fr/wplr-sync/) ? How could I contribute to that ?
> Many thanks for any tips.
> Julien

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