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Zenphoto – CMS for self-hosted, gallery focused websites

Zenphoto is a mature, standalone open source Content Management System (CMS) for multimedia focused websites. It has been in development for more than a decade.

Zenphoto features support for images, video, and audio formats.

The Zenpage CMS plugin provides a fully integrated news section (blog) and custom pages to run entire websites.

Features include:

  • Dynamic albums based on “saved searches”.
  • Multifile upload.
  • Scheduled publishing.
  • RSS.
  • Watermarks.
  • Automatically generated sized images.
  • EXIF/IPTC metadata support.
  • Drag & Drop sorting of albums and images.
  • Moving, copying, renaming of albums and images.
  • Supported formats:
    • Images: .jpg, .gif, .png (generally all formats your server’s graphics libary supports).
    • Videos: .mp4, .m4a, .flv, .mov, .3gp, .ogv, .webm.
    • Audio: .mp3, .m4a, .fla, .webma, .oga.
    • Other formats (basic support only): .txt,.html, .pdf, .pps.
  • Slideshow.
  • Comments.
  • Tags.
  • Statistics.
  • Rating.
  • Manage blog and pages.
  • Custom pages management including nested subpages.
  • Custom menus.
  • Drag & drop sorting of pages and categories.
  • News section (blog) with nested categories.
  • Post of new gallery items in the news section (blog).
  • File manager for gallery files.
  • Scheduled publishing.
  • Comments.
  • RSS.
  • Tags.
  • Statistics.
  • Rating.
  • Multi-user management.
  • User management.
  • User groups.
  • Per user rights assignment.
  • Password protection for albums and pages.
  • Admin backend translatable.
  • Many backend translations included: Chinese, Dutch, French, Galician, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Polish, Spanish, Swedish.
  • Multilingual sites with subdomain support for separate language sites (e.g.,
  • Highly customizable theme engine (HTML5, CSS, PHP).
  • Five standard themes included, more themes available.
  • Object model framework for advanced theming and flexibility.
  • Multiple layouts within a theme.
  • Separate theme translations.
  • Sophisticated plugin system.
  • Frontend and backend filters.
  • Object model framework for advanced coding.
  • Many plugins included plus more 3rd party ones available.

Support: User Guide, Forum, GitHub
Developer: Tim Coen, Michael Gagnon, iliyangochev, Jes, Reine Kurt and other contributors
License: GNU General Public License v2.0


Zenphoto is written in PHP. Learn PHP with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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