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January 9, 2016 at 6:57 pm #25387
As soon I came across your instructions on how to disable automatic WP core updates I applied it to my site. While I can see the downside of potential security risks, I never liked automatic updates. I like to be in control. Now, your idea of including an option to enable/disable it through the settings would be the luxury version of being in control. I am all for it.January 4, 2016 at 6:37 am #25293
Yes, Robin, I agree, the maker of this truck wouldn’t be happy to see this image in a commercial ad of one of their competitors. But still, excluding this image from all commercial use because of this case seems a bit excessive, don’t you think? I mean, wouldn’t the same maker of this truck be quite happy to see their truck in an ad for, say, an excavation company? “Editorial only” would forbid that, however. On the other hand, if I clearly state that I don’t have property release for that image it is up to the licensee to decide.
In any case, I understand that Symzio will regard these non-editorial/editorial/borderline cases very strict (at least for the time being) and I will tag my images for Symzio accordingly.January 3, 2016 at 3:24 pm #25264
Good discussion. I am with Steve on this one. It has been always my understanding that it is the publisher who is responsible for proper authorization according to the image’s type of use. However, if we sell licenses under false pretense, like claiming there is full release when there isn’t, we might be found liable as well.
To be safe, I think it is best to be as open about this as possible. On my old Symbio site I show either N/A,No,or Yes for property and model release. Although this info has been collected at the backend, it wasn’t readily available on the frontend without tweaking/customizing the Symbio theme’s image page a bit if I remember correctly. Correct me if I am wrong, but as far as I have explored new Symbiostock yet, the image/product page again needs to be tweaked in order to show release details to image buyers.
On top of providing that info I find it good practice to add a “for editorial use only” warning where applicable and educate image buyers about the usage limitation. – Robin is right, though: it should be carefully phrased as to not scare away our valued image buyers…
StephanJanuary 1, 2016 at 6:15 am #25205
Hey Steve, Generally, for third party plugins, contributors submit support requests: http://www.symbiostock.org/support/ It just takes too much time and resources to try to deal with non-Symbiostock software, especially if, in the future, Yoast changes anything about their infrastructure. It’s not just making it compatible right now – it has to remain compatible if it is a permanent feature. Accordingly, it would have to be a ‘custom job’ as the only third party software we have the resources to maintain compatibility with is WooCommerce. If you are familiar with MySQL and PHP, you could very realistically import this data yourself. Just find out what tables and fields are used in Yoast, and use string comparisons to match the legacy products to the new products after the import. It is actually a little more complicated, but do-able. I do understand your need to preserve it – you are correct, sometimes descriptions are longer than an optimized meta description and if you’ve put a lot of work into making all your media optimized, it is a shame to waste it. One thing to note is that the importer preserves all your slugs – so not only do you not have to lose any SEO juice, but you can import the Yoast stuff after the import is done too. If you want to try it yourself, don’t hesitate to post questions here with information on your progress and I can try to guide you if needed.
Thank you, Robin, for looking into it. No worries. I understand this could open a can of worms for you. We rather want you to stay focused on Symbiostock/Symzio. The more I dig around this issue the more loose ends I start seeing. It is not just Yoast info. I also want a number of descriptions changed/filtered and I have to look at what the system writes back into image EXIF as there are images with quite extensive descriptions (like 500+ words) that I would like to have shortened in EXIF. Although I am a lousy coder I’ll probably tackle all this myself. Thank you for offering your support here in the forum. I’ll definitely post my progress and ask for help when I am stuck.
Happy new year!
StephanDecember 28, 2015 at 12:16 pm #25126
I updated the plugin and had no trouble processing these large files now. Although I couldn’t see anything being wrong or missing with the processed files, i.e. published products, I found the following in my error_log:
[27-Dec-2015 19:06:31 UTC] PHP Warning: asort() expects parameter 1 to be array, null given in /xxx/wp-content/plugins/symbiostock/tools-ftp.php on line 76
[27-Dec-2015 19:06:31 UTC] PHP Warning: array_keys() expects parameter 1 to be array, null given in /xxx/wp-content/plugins/symbiostock/tools-ftp.php on line 77
[27-Dec-2015 19:06:31 UTC] PHP Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /xxx/wp-content/plugins/symbiostock/tools-ftp.php on line 79
I just want to let you, Robin. You have probably a good idea how serious/important this might be.
StephanDecember 28, 2015 at 7:53 am #25111
Yes, but many if not most of my image captions are too long for the 155 (or so) characters the meta description allows. So they get truncated and what remains doesn’t really cut it for the purpose.December 28, 2015 at 7:14 am #25105
You are right about the Yoast’s Focus Keyword being just an internal gauge. I find it very helpful to locate the image pages that still need work. The meta description is the short text that shows on Google (and other search pages) below the title. While it is not (very) important for your ranking, it is very important when it comes to the decision of a Google user to click through to your image page or not to click. Your meta descriptions thus advertise your content to searchers and I think it is important to optimize these bits of text as well.
This isn’t a deal-breaker for me. I just think if the required coding to implement export/import of this info stays within reasonable limits it would be a nice, work-saving add-on for me and other legacy Symbiostockers that have used/worked with the Yoast SEO plugin. Let’s wait and hear what Robin says…December 28, 2015 at 6:37 am #25101
Very nicely integrated in your product pages, Andre. I also realize that the widget seems to show related images. I wasn’t aware it would do that. Great feature.December 27, 2015 at 4:27 pm #25081December 23, 2015 at 2:14 pm #25023
that is great news! I clicked the link to the image and landing on your product page for that image I noticed the GPS location seemed to be totally off. If it has been correct at some point in the past this might be due to the same GPS bug I reported here: GPS Bug? Hope that will help Robin tracking this one down…
Edit: Ooops, links don’t seem to work for me here in this forum. Wonder why…
So here it is in plain text: http://www.symbiostock.org/forums/topic/gps-bug/
Edit again: LOL, now THAT link worked.December 23, 2015 at 7:33 am #25018
The exact entry has been: 90°58’16” W
I sort of remember having seen a “minus” in front of the 90 after saving. It showed correctly at first. But after having done more savings, reprocessings and this and that (no way I could recall what exactly I have done except never having touched the GPS data again) that “minus”disappeared and my Louisiana image got beamed over to East of Bhutan.December 23, 2015 at 7:17 am #25017
I came across this search problem on my New Symbio test site. The plugin Relevanssi (free version) solved the problem as far as I can tell.December 18, 2015 at 8:02 am #24899
I am undecided on the actual merits of this zoom feature. As long as it is showing just a part of a magnified or large thumbnail (meaning a downsized version of the actual image) it is misleading buyers IMHO. Thus, I look at this more as a gimmick than as a useful tool. However, if it would be possible to show details of the actual picture 1:1, now that would be GREAT!December 18, 2015 at 6:03 am #24895
Okay, thank you Robin. I’ll just wait for that update before I migrate my pics, then.December 3, 2015 at 4:22 pm #24744