I’ve decided to start off with something that everyone in the fansite world should already know, yet not everyone actually does – Batch Upload with Coppermine.

This simple step by step tutorial will help you understand how to batch upload images to your gallery via your FTP program. STAY AWAY FROM THE UPLOAD FILE BUTTON (USERPICS)!

So many fansite owners out there are still using the ‘upload file’ button without realising that there is a much simpler and quicker way to get pictures uploaded to their galleries. All you need is an FTP program such as Filezilla (free program). Using the ‘batch add files’ button has some benefits. As well as it being simple and fast, it also keeps things looking a lot more organised and if you ever need to replace pictures with better quality or untagged versions, rather than deleting and re-uploading (losing your views), you can just overwrite your original file with the updated version and then run admin tools to update it (more about that later in another post).

Okay, so here we go – step by step…

  • Download Filezilla
  • Connect to Filezilla using your ftp/cpanel info.
  • Navigate to your ‘gallery’ album – public_html/gallery/albums
  • Create a new folder and name it for example ‘appearances’ – right click > create new directory
  • You can then enter that folder and create additional folders such as 2019 > EventName or Event_Name (never use spaces).
  • Then you simply drag your images into the correct folders. I usually rename mine 001, 002 etc. Makes it much easier if you ever need to replace any.
  • Then to complete the process…

  • Visit your gallery and if you haven’t already done so, create your album where you want the images to upload to.
  • Click ‘batch add files’ and navigate to the folder of images you just uploaded and click on ‘ok’.
  • Then from the dropdown menu, find the folder where you wish to upload them, select it and click ‘insert selected files’.
  • Your files will then start to upload all at once.
  • Done! Now you know how to batch upload with Coppermine.
  • Once you get the hang of this, it will be super quick and you’ll wonder why you never used batch add from the beginning.