Coppermine Photo Gallery v1.5.x: Documentation and Manual

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Using Windows XP Web Publishing Wizard with Coppermine

If you are using Windows XP, you can use its built-in web publishing wizard to upload your photos to your gallery.

Once you have properly installed the script on your server, call the xp_publish.php file from your web browser (

The script displays some information on how to do the installation on the client side and how to use the Wizard. Basically you will need to download a small file created by the script that needs to be loaded into your Windows registry.

If you want to allow your users to use the Windows XP Web Publishing Wizard, it's advisable to promote it by showing a link to the file somewhere on your page.



Before you can use the XP Web Publishing Wizard, it needs to know the address of the your gallery. Above procedure needs to be done only once by users wishing to use the XP Publishing Wizard.

Uploading pictures

The process of uploading pictures is a matter of following a simple dialog. It takes much longer to describe the process than do it.

File structure

Many gallery admins prefer to have a physical folder and file structure within their albums folder that represents the logical category/album structure of the gallery. Using the XP Publisher, this folder/file structure can not be kept: files uploaded using the XP publishing wizard go into a folder within the albums-folder that matches a particular naming scheme: the wizard creates folders named "wpw-YYYYMMDD" (e.g. "wpw-20081026") and uploads the files into that folder. There is no way you can circumvent or alter this behaviour, but after all you don't have to: coppermine's database keeps track of files, the human doesn't have to.


If you want to remove the XP Web Publishing entry created from your gallery (e.g. because you have moved to a new domain), you have to edit the registry manually. Be carefull when doing so - messing with the registry without knowing what you do may damage your operating system.