View Full Version : New Addon:Pixelpost Signature
06-10-2008, 06:40 PM
This addon will output your latest or random images as a single image that you can use as a signature in a forum or elsewhere. You can see a demo in my signature below.
Add signature.php to your addons directory
Put the signature directory in your pixelpost directory
<img src="http://YOUR-URL-HERE/index.php?output=signature" />
<img src="http://YOUR-URL-HERE/index.php?output=signature&show=8&height=50&order=random" />
Use your own values for show(any number), height(any number), or order (random or leave off for latest).
For a link to your site, the HTML would look like this:
<a href="http://blog.kevincrafts.com"><img src="http://YOUR-URL-HERE/index.php?output=signature" border="0" alt="Light and Dark Photoblog" /></a>
The signature directory contains a .htacess file that will rewrite the url for sites not allowing dynamic images for signatures. Instead of the url above, use http://YOUR-URL-HERE/signature/sig.jpg - you can edit the .htaccess file to output the kind of image you want using the parameters listed above.
06-10-2008, 07:18 PM
Yaa-hah! Cool. I was hoping my "need" in your Promote add-on my inspire this idea. Thanks!
Sadly, for me, the forum I wanted to use with this with doesn't like the format of the img tag... saying:
"You are not allowed to use that image extension on this board. A valid format is: http://www.domain.com/picture.gif, an invalid format is: http://www.domain.com/picture.one.gif"
Darn. But your add-on works great.
06-10-2008, 07:43 PM
Another forum doesn't like it either:
"Sorry, dynamic pages in the [IMG] tags are not allowed"
06-10-2008, 07:53 PM
I got it working on forum #1 and forum #2. I misread the directions the first time. NOW to fix it on THIS forum. This is cool!
06-12-2008, 06:20 AM
It does'nt work for me...
I don't know what I've doing wrong.
Can someone help me?
When I try my link to the picture, nothing happens...
06-12-2008, 07:01 AM
Well, it's outputting an empty image, but it is not naming the file correctly, so perhaps there could be something with your server? Has anyone else experienced similar issues? I'm at a loss of what exactly is happening without access to your server to do any sort of debugging.
06-12-2008, 08:11 AM
I think there is something with the .htaccess file. ?
But how can I change my files so that he use the rewrite function?
06-12-2008, 02:40 PM
It's not just the .htaccess file because I get no image with this url: http://www.mysteries.sohosted.nl/photo/index.php?output=signature
06-12-2008, 04:58 PM
Does this cache the image or create it dynamically every time it's called? If it's not caching it could put some serious strain on your photoblog if you add it as your signature on a heavily trafficked web site.
06-12-2008, 06:39 PM
It does it dynamically each time - I don't know how to cache it, but if anyone wants to offer any assistance with that I would welcome it.
06-12-2008, 10:13 PM
To cache it, simply save the image to a temporary location, and each time the script runs, have it check to see if the saved image is less than 1 hour old. If it is, the script can simply display the saved file rather than generate a new one. Otherwise, if the file doesn't exist, or is older than 1 hour, it can delete the old cache file and create a new one.
06-13-2008, 07:30 AM
i try it, but when i call http://www.reflejandome.com/index.php?output=signature, <html><body> are at the start of file
06-18-2008, 03:59 PM
It didn't work for me too. Could you please help me? Here is the result of the addon : http://blog.gino-caron.com/index.php?output=signature
The addon seem to work but the HTML code of my homepage is added to the image.
Do you know what is my problem?
06-18-2008, 06:59 PM
That's 2 of you that have that issue, but I don't know how to reproduce it, so I'm not exactly sure how to solve it - if any of the other developers have any ideas I'd like to hear them.
06-18-2008, 08:25 PM
Most of those problems are caused by extra spaces or lines at the bottom or top of index.php or an addon that they are using.
06-19-2008, 11:47 AM
i got the same problem. the image signature did't appear . when i checked in my signature folder there are already image signature (jpg) generate by the addon.
06-19-2008, 03:13 PM
Thank you, that was effectively a problem with one of my addon with extra lines at the bottom. Now the addon work correctly.
06-19-2008, 04:16 PM
which addon , eletroc76 ??
06-19-2008, 07:49 PM
A custom addon that I coded for the little ads on my site.
06-22-2008, 10:40 AM
I see Admin Image Statistics Addon (admin_imagestats - version 2.01) has a conflict with this addon, so signature cannt be show as you can see in http://www.reflejandome.com/index.php?output=signature
06-22-2008, 01:52 PM
thanks for your information cryfreeman. i just repair the addon (admin_imagestat) . just delete the extra space at the bottom of the addon. the addon have 535 lines and the last lines (535) the empty space so the conflict was here.
07-05-2008, 08:02 PM
I just updated from 1.6 to 1.7 and now my signature doesn't work. I get this:
Ideas? I've tried removing "extra lines", but no luck. Thanks!
UPDATE (edit): There must have been an extra lines in ONE of my addon's, but I don't know which one. I went through every one of them and removed extra spaces and lines from each... and now, it works. Yay!
09-19-2008, 11:31 AM
This is a most awsome addon :)
09-19-2008, 11:33 AM
hmm, why is mine not working on here though?!?!
for some reason having &order=random in the url makes it just a black image? I have been using this for sometime without a problem and today it has stopped working :(
Edit: it appears to be back, something fishy is going on!!
10-08-2008, 10:43 AM
That's exactly the problem with image stat. I just corrected and now the add_on works fine. Thanks for the info.
12-16-2008, 10:46 AM
my friends ,
1-my signature image created but it doesnt show ! ( http://www.sabzabi.com/pblog/index.php?output=signature&show=8&height=50&order=random&override=yes )
i can download it but it doesnt show in my explorer !
2-for use this addon in froum what html code and where i use ?! ( i want know how can i show random imges in my signature in froums )
02-08-2009, 08:55 AM
I can't get it working... I have a lot of characters and the output of the web after it...
I think I have some headers being sent by some other plugin before this plugin is started. how could I change the order of plugins?
a suggestion for signature.
change 100 to 80...
80 quality should be fine and will save you a bit of bandwidth
02-08-2009, 09:09 AM
sorry again. I fixed it. it was a custom module of mine... poorly coded... heh...
Thanks. working perfectly now... and I see it has the caching code already.... cool.
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