Tips, Tricks & How-Tos

Showing all EXIF/meta data for an image

When images are uploaded to WordPress/Sunshine, most of the EXIF data is saved to the database. By default, Sunshine does not use this for anything except for searching but it is also available to use for display with custom code. Here is an example of showing all available meta data for a single image: View […]

Show related images in single image view

This code snippet will show random other images from the same gallery when viewing a single image. Please note this will not work with Lightbox. View the code on Gist.

Keeping images out of Google search results

Please know: The moment you put any image online, it can be available to the entire internet. The only true way to protect an image is to never put it online in the first place. A few Sunshine users have found that client images end up in Google’s search results. After digging, we found that […]

Customize text in Sunshine

As of writing this, there are over 1,600 strings of text throughout Sunshine and all the add-ons. Having a built-in tool for customizing every string isn’t feasible. However, the Say What? plugin is a perfect solution to handle customizing strings in Sunshine, or any other plugin, with ease.

Don’t let clients see other galleries

Some photographers want to setup Sunshine so their clients can only see their own gallery and not any others. There are a couple ways to do this. Gallery Type: Private You can set each gallery to Private which means only the users assigned to the gallery can view it and it will be hidden from […]

Selling Videos

Sunshine is not really geared towards selling videos but there is a workaround with a small known feature of the Digital Downloads add-on.

Enabling error logging

Often times we need to see what PHP errors are appearing in order to help identify an issue with Sunshine on your site. WordPress makes this pretty easy to enable. Find your wp-config.php file and add the following code: define( ‘WP_DEBUG’, true ); define( ‘WP_DEBUG_LOG’, true ); define( ‘WP_DEBUG_DISPLAY’, false ); This will enable debug […]

Set Lightbox Default Quantity to 1

Some users have expressed an interest in setting the default quantity to 1 when the Lightbox window loads. You can do so by adding the following code to your theme’s functions.php file or using a plugin to add it. The reason it is 0 by default is to make it a more purposeful action to select […]

Sell digital download of entire gallery

The Digital Downloads add-on comes with many features, one of the few known is the ability to sell the digital negatives for an entire gallery as a single product. When the Digital Downloads add-on was installed, a new product called “Entire Gallery Digital Download” was automatically created and set to be used as the product […]

Remove the Register and Login links

Using WordPress filters, we can modify which links appear in Sunshine’s Main Menu. You can either add some PHP code to your functions.php file (or use the plugin Code Snippets) to entirely remove the links or use CSS to hide the links. View the code on Gist.