This article is about Tidypics beta for Elgg 1.8, which is still in development. There are some things you should know if you want to use the beta version of this plugin on your Elgg network.
Tidypics is a picture sharing plugin for Elgg. It was the best plugin for photo albums for Elgg 1.7 Currently is still in development. Alternatives for picture sharing is the files plugin that comes bundled with Elgg 1.8
First of all, you should not use any plugin that is on a beta stage, because it could be unstable and probably not provide good results. Not only that, it could have some security issues that have not been addressed yet and could affect the integrity of our servers. I’ve received questions from our Elgg users asking me about some issues they are getting with Tidypics in Elgg 1.8 You should not use it until is ready. Those were minor issues that I reported back to the developers.
Although it seems to work without any issues, we strongly recommend you not to use it.
If you really need a picture sharing solution you could either use the files plugin, or use the plugin hypeGallery which you can download from here: hypeGallery for Elgg 1.8
I will let you know when the official released of a stable version of Tidypics for Elgg 1.8 is ready. In the mean time, I will give a preview of how the plugin will look like in Elgg 1.8:
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