Replacing Koken with Zenphoto

As we know only too well Koken as almost ceased working. My website http://photographie.patricia-cardet.net is still working, but the question is for how long. That is why I would like to replace Koken with Zenphoto for this website.

Has somebody experience with doing this change? Do you think I could keep the appearance, structure and layout of my site? Could I keep the same url?

Thank you in advance for your advice.

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  • acrylian Administrator, Developer

    Has somebody experience with doing this change?

    No, as Koken was/is a closed source commercial tool we never used. An import/export of the content would probably be a lot of work (and costly) if possible at all.

    An alternative would be to freshly upload all contents to Zenphoto.

    Do you think I could keep the appearance, structure and layout of my site?

    Well, depends. Similar site designs (called themes over here) would be possible with Zenphoto but it would have to be developed specifially by someone as no theme like this exists.

    You find all known (sadly mostly older) themes here:
    https://www.zenphoto.org/theme/

    Could I keep the same url?

    Yes, if you install Zenphoto in the same place.

  • Soleil Member

    Thank you very much, acrylian, for your detailed answer.

    I hope I will find the courage to do this transfer. It is for sure not a simple enterprise and I will certainly have some more questions.

  • Roland Member
    edited July 15

    Hello Soleil, if you manage your pictures in lightroom, you can export them and Zenphoto will import titles, descriptions, tags, exif... Moreover, with plugins like http://regex.info/blog/lightroom-goodies/folder-publisher you can keep your folder' structure from your disk.

    The biggest thing is about the template. Like said acrylian, many of them aren't up to date.

    So despite the look of your website, you can move quickly your pictures if you manage your pictures'data in lightroom (or any alt. software).

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