AutoGallery Pro includes a gallery scanner which you can run at any time to check up on the galleries in your database. You can have multiple configurations
of the gallery scanner, and it can be started through the control panel or by using cron.
Before you use the gallery scanner, you will need to configure it through the control panel. Locate and click on the Gallery Scanner link in the
Submitted Galleries section of the control panel menu. AutoGallery Pro will load a page where you can configure how you want the gallery scanner to run.
Indentifier - A short identifier for the configuration you are working with
Galleries To Scan - Select what galleries in the database you want to scan
When scanning is complete - Select if you would like to be e-mailed and have the TGP pages rebuilt when scanning is complete
Galleries without preview thumbnails - Check this if you want a preview thumbnail created for galleries without one
Each of the remaining options are used to determine what happens to a gallery when it breaks the specified rule. You have 4 options of what to
do with galleries that have broken a rule.
Ignore - The gallery will not be changed and will not appear in the gallery scanner report
Display In Report Only - The gallery will not be changed, but you will see it in the gallery scanner report
Change Status To Pending - The gallery status will be changed to pending so you can review it
Delete Gallery From Database - The gallery will be deleted from the database
Delete Gallery and Blacklist It - The gallery will be deleted and the URL, e-mail address, and submit IP will be blacklisted
Once you have everything set how you want it, press the Save button. To load or delete a previously existing configuration, select it from the
drop down list and press the appropriate button.
Scanning Permanent Galleries
The scanner gives you the option to scan permanent galleries, however the scanning on permanent galleries is done a little differently than
with regular submitted galleries. When scanning permanent galleries you will still have the ability to create thumbnails for them, update the
TGP pages when the scan is complete, send you an e-mail when the scan is complete, and check for both connection errors and broken URLs. The
scanner will not check the following items for permanent galleries:
Change in thumbnail count
Page changed since submission
If you select an action other than "Ignore" for one of the above items when scanning permanent galleries, it will simply be ignored. For the
other options you can only select "Ignore", "Display in report only" or "Delete gallery from database" options. The other options will have
not have the affect that they describe.
Starting Through Control Panel
To start the gallery scanner through the control panel, locate and click on the Gallery Scanner link in the Submitted Galleries section of the
control panel menu. At the bottom of the page you will see the Run Gallery Scanner box. Simply select the configuration that you want to run
from the drop down menu, and press the Start button. A window will pop-up indicating that the gallery scanner has been started.
You may start multiple configurations at once, but if you start the same configuration of the gallery scanner that is already running, the old one
will be stopped and the new one will start from the beginning.
To check the status of the gallery scanner, locate and click on the Gallery Scanner link in the Submitted Galleries section of the
control panel menu. At the bottom of the page you will see the Run Gallery Scanner box. Simply select the configuration who's status you are interested
in from the drop down menu, and press the Check Status button. A window will pop-up with information on where the gallery scanner is in it's progress.
Starting Through Cron
Please see the Cron
section of the manual.