Looking for recommendations for a #selfhosted #opensource #photography web site / gallery that I can set up for a family member -- ideally on cheap shared hosting, something minimalistic but user friendly.
Obviously #wordpress is an option. It will be low-traffic but WP just seems heavyweight for this use case. I'm not too familiar with what else is out there.
Please boost :)
I wanted to get away from WP but this way allows for a simple WP layout and Piwigo as dedicated gallery software. It's also cheap hosting friendly and editable by a power-user who isn't a sysadmin or programmer.
@HorlogeSkynet That looks great! And I hadn't heard of it before, so thanks for sharing!
@byron the recommendation for lychee looks pretty amazing.
@ckeen A few of the options look good. Still playing.
It’s for someone else so I’m trying to find an option that doesn’t make them depend on me. I don’t mind helping but I think it’s important to have autonomy.
Personally I have one site I manage via markdown plus bash, Perl and ruby scripts I custom wrote. But what works for me isn’t the best option for most people.
@byron pixelarity.com has a really, really fair price for their HTML themes. If you're setting it up for someone else then it really depends on how much they want to get their hands dirty.
Some of the the themes also come as Jekyll themes making them easy to work with. Otherwise you need to be able to handle copying and pasting little blocks of HTML.
torontophreak.com is an example of what a site with one of those themes looks like, though it's been built as a golang service.
@jeffalyanak Thanks. The person in question you might call a power user but not programmer; but it's also a question of how much time they want to invest so I'm erring on the side of easy.
Also, I'm kind of amazed and happy to see phreak themed sites still around, celebrating old world telephony...
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