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[RELEASED] MultiUp - file attachment plugin
RELEASE of Beta 03.01.01 will Be Friday about 4-4:30 pm, Eastern.
(This is notice of commercial software, so you have time to place an order before release.)

Response for a 'lite' version was underwhelming. :) I may still do it, but not now.

In order to get the "pro" version out the door FRIDAY, I'm going to disable a few of the user features for this first release. Most of them are management features, which are not really useful until you get a few files uploaded anyway!

1) files uploaded must be unique for each link -- no overwrite, replace, or delete, Only the admin can do that via ftp.

2) users must of course be logged in to upload files. Disabling the checks for logged in users will cause too many bugs that will delay release of this. I'll add that in for the next release.

3) limited (very) admin features, since they are tied to the ability to overwrite/replace files.

What this _will_ do:

1) Allow uploads to be attached to a link.
2) will try to figure out if the attachment is a graphic, and if so, process it, thumbnail it, and insert the sizes into the record.
3) Will pick up an "admin" status on a user, and allow them to edit/validate records. This will be greatly expanded, once the overwrite/replace features are added back in.
4) Basically, if you've been waiting for this, it will let you get started.

It _IS_ beta software.
It _IS_ unfinished.
It _SHOULD_NOT_ do damage to your system.
It _SHOULD_NOT_ install without problems or fiddling :)
It _WILL_ drive you crazy as you try to figure out how it all fits together, but I can't help that :)
It _SHOULD_ be as simple to install and get "running" as installing the plugin, and adding a single line to your add_success.html and modify.html templates. From then on, you have a lot of customization of the templates to make them look how you want them too.

and, the biggest "It _SHOULD_"....

It _SHOULD_ be released before I go see the pirates lose again on Friday. :)

If you order it, I'll send it out before dinner on Friday, and let you play with it, and I'll start fielding questions in my development forum as soon as I get home, which could be pretty quickly if they are playing up to their usual standards, but no later than about 11:30 pm Eastern.

Setting up a demo is problematic, since I don't like public uploads to my servers. A demo might have to wait until I get a real site up and working, and then you can see how it works from that.

If you want it, place your orders now. Everyone who purchased the ImageGallery plugin should get a copy automatically, but if you want to make sure drop me an email. PayPal preferred, but we do take MC/Visa directly if you fax or email a signed scan. Only PayPal orders can be processed on the weekends, so if you want it, do it now.

I'm just cleaning it up now at this point, so the only way I'll miss releasing it is if my Internet connection goes down.

It's been a long wait... but it's at a good 70-75% finished point, with most of the missing features being admin/management items which are more important down the road, and a better template set. I feel comfortable enough that it's stable and usefull enough to release at this point. It's not finished, but it does more than just take up space at this point :)

Documentation? None :) But, honestly, you shouldn't need it. As complex as this is, I've tried to make it idiot proof and really, really as simple as adding those two lines to your two templates. Everything else is done in the templates, and you can see all the tags (on your system) by adding <%GT::Template::dump%> to the bottom of your template. Everything is Links SQL compliant, and standard. Any documentation will be just how to install or upgrade, and an explanation of what all the options do. All the other questions should be answered in Links SQL itself in the Template help module (and the new documenation package). And of course, custom and specific answers and help is in my forum (to keep this uncluttered).

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