The simpler media website CMS
I'm looking for any documentation or a 25 words or less overview about how the application works. From what I gather it uses php and mysql. What I don't know it where are the images stored. Are they stored IN the database or are the referenced from disk and the database tables are used for indexing, etc.
My goal is to have an archival site for my family photos. There are thousands of photos. I am a scanning and organizing fool.
Storing the images in a database would be counter to long term storage because at some point someone's going to have to learn the database to retrieve photos. Also, I'd like to store the "info" associated with each photo in a simple text file, perhaps xml or yaml. For each image in a folder there would be an associated file, named the same, but with a different extension. That would also supports the concept of making it easy to retrieve images and associated info decades out.
Perhaps I could create plugins to support this approach.
Any advice, appreciated.