Pretty file upload form for my website?

August 14, 2014 1.1k views

Hi Chaps.

I'm after something pretty I can dump on my wedding website to allow guests to upload pictures.

I found this jQuery File Upload but the documentation is appalling and I can't seem to find a way to easily reconfigure it so only an authenticated user can delete files.

Could anybody please make a suggestion? I'm happy for the files to reside on the droplet, although I would originally have preferred something that will upload them to Flickr, I can't seem to find anything to do that.

I just need a small "widget" that will allow file selection and upload.

Web page is using bootstrap, PHP is available on the backend, I don't mind spinning up additional droplets though for the backend.

Many thanks.

2 Answers

How about Your guests can upload images from their computer, Facebook, Dropbox, Instagram, Flickr, Google Drive, etc.

Thanks Nick for the suggestion, it looks like is a hosted service? I'd like something I can host on a DO droplet and modify to my requirements. seems pretty steep given it'd cost me $29 a month for the Filepicker service lowest teer, plus my DO droplet that is hosting my site already, then I'd have to pay for S3 storage.

Bearing in mind Filepicker has limited file uploads (2000 per month) and a filesize restriction of 100MB (again, on the lowest teer), people won't be able to upload videos taken on most modern smartphones as they're likely over 100MB and certainly not ones from cameras.

The social media integration is great but my point is to encourage my guests NOT to upload the photos to social media sites.

I'll also, likely have to maintain this service for perhaps a few months after the wedding to catch the stragglers.

A budget of, lets say, $200-300 dollars to run this for a few months is not likely to be signed off by the boss (my fiancée) in the wedding budget ;)

P.S. Why doesn't DO give me an option to filter community by my own questions? Took me ages to find this again and I didn't get an email notification.

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