I upgraded to 14.1.7 from 12.x and added an image to an existing album. I clicked on "Make album" at the lower left corner of the screen, then, after that process was finished, "Upload". I get a "Please select a location for your album" dialog box and I click the location I want to upload the edited file to. The "Upload" button in the lower right corner remains greyed out, no matter what I do. I also have a message below the directory listing that says "Address no web directory selected."
What do I need to do to upload this edited album??
Try selecting rory.asoshared.com, then marking it as the web root (sixth icon from the left). It should prompt you for the actual URL of the root of your domain. I see that there's no domain called http://rory.asoshared.com - you'll need to enter the real URL of your domain.
It might also be choking on having a directory name with an apostrophe in it. Try making some minor change to one of the other albums, one with a name with no punctuation (like Characters or Landscapes), and see if that works.
I'm not sure where you're seeing http://rory.asoshared.com - here is a screen shot of what I see when I click on the 6th icon from the left (7.10.49 PM.png).
I left it as it was - it is asking for a web address.
I added a photograph to the Owls sub-directory (no apostrophe in the name) and initially thought that I was going to be successful but got two dialog boxes superimposed over each other (7.13.48 PM.png and 7.13.56 PM.png).
The first had the Mac file upload icon still rotating after there was nothing left to upload and the second has the message "java.net.MalformedURLException".
I checked the status of the upload by going to the website and the file had not uploaded.
Until David can tackle this (I'm out of bright ideas), remember that you can always use a standalone FTP client like FileZilla to do your uploading. From within jAlbum, with the project open, open the output directory - Tools, Open directories, Output directory - and upload everything you see there to the directory on the server where the album lives.
Thanks for the effort. I'm not going to use Filezilla because the upload is not that important.
When I downloaded the update, I kept the old installation of 12.x. Do you think there might be a conflict there somewhere? Should I drag the old installation to the trash? I'm rather surprised that an update to jAlbum doesn't overwrite the previous installation ...
On a Mac, jAlbum 12 and jAlbum 14 shouldn't have any problem coexisting. Even in Windows you can get away with it if you know what you're doing.
The two versions do share a single config directory, however, so It might be worth going into the upload manager - Tools, Upload/Manage - deleting the profile for your ASO hosting account, and re-creating it. I don't think there have been any major changes in the way that info is stored, but it wouldn't hurt to start fresh. You would have to identify the web root again (it appears you had it right - the directory is rory.asoshared.com, but the domain address associated with it looks right).
Of course, the problem might be with ASO - a test with FileZilla might reveal a lot. Ever since they were bought out by EIG, I gather things have not been going so well.
David mostly agrees, but is constitutionally incapable of pruning deadwood.
I do agree with you about ASO - they are the pits. But moving to another hosting company is a hassle and I'm not convinced that there is a better alternative. They're all crooks.
Any non-EIG host will be better than one of EIG's cost-cutting captives. I trust this guy's reviews: https://www.reviewhell.com/. All my stuff is now at MDDHosting - been there for a year, with excellent uptime, good speed, and no drama.
I did the file upload with FileZilla and checked the website - everything is fine. So I guess there is something that I'm not doing right with jAlbum.
I'll look at the review site that you mentioned - I've been unhappy with ASO for a a long, long time. I have an account with InMotion and they're only marginally better. And SiteGround was a horror show!
Hi Jeff, jAlbum's founder + lead developer here. I can look into this issue, but I'd need access to your ftp server. If you're ok with that, mail the "accounts.xml" file from jAlbum's "config" folder to me (firstname.lastname@example.org). You find jAlbum's config folder under Tools->Open directories->Config directory.