It would be great if we could bulk upload images into a photo gallery.

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ya what he said :-)
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Helpful idea!
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Absolutely! I have 10,000 items I want to upload and I am paying for 10GB worth of products, it would be great to be able to mass upload the images. It would cut time to make the website much better.
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Sorry Therese9772, but due to many other systems upgrades and migrations we don't have any eta on actual sitebuilder upgrades. 
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Ok it is three months later. Could you give us an idea of some upgrades that you guys have discussed adding or could you just be honest and say we don't plan to ever upgrade anything and say What you see is what you get"?  
If you actually upgraded your servers then that should help our SEO a little with faster downloads so I maybe give you guys some credit.
I want FTP back!!!!! 
We have heard upgrades are coming for almost three years and no changes even after not being able to upgrade our site for three weeks. My traffic dropped almost 70% during this time.. As my mom would say" I smell a rat"
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Sad, isn't it, don't hold your breathe! :(  I've been trying to get this resolved for 4 years now. My website photo pages look like poo because I've had to resort to Facebook links because I honestly don't have the time to upload the pictures through Homestead! My business is photo driven so this is totally unacceptable. I am searching for another company, my only issue has been everyone else wants their full year paid up front and I don't have that at this point and Homestead has monthly billing, which I can't believe they raised! Ridiculous! This thread has been going on for 2 years with nothing fixed! Not a Happy Customer! :(
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If only switching host was more seamless; I'd be gone in a heartbeat! Your web building software is archaic; like something out of the dark ages; so frustrating I need a stiff drink by the time I complete! js :/
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I have to use Extreme Thumbnail Software by Exisoftware. It's extra work, but the only way I know to get a decent looking gallery with unlimited photos on our business site. Create the gallery, then export it to your computer as a ZIP. Create subfolder and import the gallery. If anyone needs help with this, just email me I would be glad to help. robin@fieldsauction.net 
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I have multiple photos of an event I'd like to have available to share via the gallery. Uploading one image at at time (18+ secs for each photo) is EXTREMELY time consuming. Any chance there is a "go around" on this situation?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
PHOTO GALLERY: Option for batch photos to be uploaded to gallery?.
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Heya guys, as an experiment I opened a folder full of images I wanted to upload. Shrank the homestead files manager window (not maximized window basically) and then highlighted all the images in the folder and simply dragged them over ... they all bulk uploaded at once!

it works it works!
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Thank you, Mike, that sounds encouraging!
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inariibels, yay, that worked for me too, thanks for experimenting!
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I need to find a simpler way. Considering moving to another provider.
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If you just create a folder in the File Manager and then drag'n drop the files in, many people find this easier than connecting an ftp client. See this short video. http://www.homesteadcommunityhelp.com...
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That worked!!! Yay!
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This is a no brainer. Get it together guys
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i agree.it would be nice to be able to upload a datafeed.
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Yes this would help get it up and running.
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This is a good work around. I have noticed that there are some browsers that it wont' work in but I recently tested it in Firefox and it does work fine!

Also, just to address the slow upload time that some are experiencing. If it's excruciatingly slow, do an internet upload/download speed test. Most internet service providers offer ADSL, which is designed to have faster download speeds than upload speeds. There is a newer technology called IDSL which can provide equal upload vs download speeds but it's a lot more expensive and probably not available in most areas anyway. If you check your upload speed and compare it with your download speed, don't be surprised if it's 5 or 10 times slower. If it is, then having an option for mass file transfer would likely not be any faster.

inariibels9448 3 months ago
Heya guys, as an experiment I opened a folder full of images I wanted to upload. Shrank the homestead files manager window (not maximized window basically) and then highlighted all the images in the folder and simply dragged them over ... they all bulk uploaded at once!

it works it works!
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Still frustrated and still waiting......any word yet?
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Hi Julie6475,

Did you try the drag'n drop method as mentioned above yet? If you have a lot of images to upload just drag'n drop them into the file manager screen. If you have a lot (dozens, or hundreds), it can still take a while as the upload speed is dependent on your internet upload speed.

Mike
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It is should NOT be necessary to find a work around - there is simply no reason it should not be easy to upload photos in bulk - not understanding why it just isn't an option
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I understand you can do this drag and drop option, that only gets the picture into intuit not onto my website. That still has to be done one at a slow time! :( Annoying!
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All websites are letting you put the pics up one at a time ... that's kind of how it's done. You'll over load your own site and the servers if everyone was just throwing a mass amount of images on the page all at one time. And why would anyone want to do that anyway? You'll still need to resize and then properly place and space the images. There is also the photo gallery options to make a slideshow.
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The photo gallery is what I am talking about. Many people want to add more pictures at a time. Photographers, etc. I'm in a ministry which does many events with lots of pictures to put into galleries, one at a time doesn't work well. Facebook has the ability to add albums, why can't Intuit?
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A feature similar to what Facebook has would indeed be nice. I'm not sure how well something like that would integrate into a website as every website is going to have a different size, layout, etc. But in either case we are passing these ideas to the development team for consideration.
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Thanks! Appreciate it. If it was like a Facebook album it would only take up the space of one picture, which you could place where ever you want it on your website. Then when someone clicks on it the "Gallery" or Album would open. That would be sweet! :)
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Great Idea! Thanks !!!!
I have same issue I do have the item over 3000 but I don't have the pictures I head from a different place there's a feature on prostores that can search for the pictures and match item and pictures automatic, I don't see a fix I will stop all time consuming I am going thru, I may pay more but I will be making money faster because I can open my site faster. Big company not fixing what we sellers need. I am getting feed up with all these
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Just to clarify. USE FIREFOX.
DRAG AND DROP ONTO THE FILES MANAGER IN YOUR SITE BUILDER.
DONE.

Instead of coming here to complain with out reading any of the stuff on here, try actually ... Oh I don't know ... READING. This works as a bulk upload method.
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We are NOT complaining about that! We know we can drag and drop bulk into the File Manager, it's the fact that we can't do that into a "Gallery"! In order to get pictures into a Gallery they must be put in one at a slow time! It's ridiculous for those who have sites that work with a lot of pictures. This has been going on for 4 years now! I dread making changes on my site, everything takes so much of my time. I am looking to go elsewhere that is more user friendly. 

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Hi Julie6475,

Thanks for the feedback. 

Drew
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And PS. Bulk upload does not mean bulk image placement. Two entirely different functions people.
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Ok so they can do the bulk upload into the files manager, why can't they do the bulk image placement into a photo gallery?
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Hi julie6475, Bulk placement would be very hard to integrate. Everyone's website is setup with different dimensions, different number of photos in the gallery etc. it would be pretty much impossible for the programs to know how/where everybody wants their images placed, and the images would likely end up overlapping other elements on the page, which would force people to redesign their page anyway. I'm not saying the feature will never come so if you are really interested in seeing it make sure you click the +1 button at the top if you have not done so. This helps our developers see how much demand there is for such a feature.
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I know what you are saying here, but as Intuit's gallery stands now It wouldn't be any different bulk loading into that gallery other than time saving. I can add pictures to a gallery now...many of them, but only one at a time. What is so impossible about adding say...25 at a time? No matter what, one at a time or 25 the person will still have to adjust their website to fit the gallery. That is how it is. I'm adjusting mine to fit things all the time. What is the +1 button?
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The +1 button is located in the initial post of the thread, if you look at the very top. If this is a feature you would like to see our developers add, then we want you to click the +1 button to show how many people have interest.
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we can all read - but having a work around drag and drop and all that jazz is not something we should have to do at all - there should simply be an option for bulk upload that is quick and easy - this issue has not been adequately addressed by Homestead.
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That would be great to upload numerous images. That is a major downfall
for homestead. You end up spending hours. I have looked at other hosts just because of this. Hope they work on it soon.
o
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Let's have it :-)
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Hey Billo737
I have contacted several of the other host companies like Go Daddy,Bluehost and you can't move your site over because Homestead doesn't have FTP. So I guess we need to keep pestering Homestead to improve. The company that bought Homestead owns Host Gator and Bluehost so maybe we will move forward soon and provide a good product for us..
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Hi Bryon7394, We are indeed hoping to get FTP and several other features back but there is still a lot of work going on here at Homestead after the sale from Intuit. There actually is a way to transfer a site. You can simply pull up your live site in IE, and click the File button and Save each page one at a time. The IE browser will save the html file and all the image and content on each page. You can then upload the site to a different host if you wish.

However, there is one important thing to know. There are many different site building software applications. When you move a site built with our software to another company, you will not likely be able to edit with the other company's software. The opposite is also true. If you create a site at another company and upload it to Homestead, you will not be able to edit it with our SiteBuilder. So even though it is very possible to transfer sites from one company to another, it's not always a good idea.

We are very confident that under our new ownership we'll be able to offer a much wider variety of improved services, but it will take some time for the full transition to be complete.

Mike
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Nice comment, Mike, thank you :-)
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Mike 
You can also right click,view source,copy and then paste.I also use Quicken and I can enter each check manually one a a time or I can hit download and every check that I have written is downloaded. Which method is the easiest? My site has around 375 pages and I add new pages every week. I'm full aware that when you move these pages,especially with the method you described, you will probably have to rework every page. Basically I have reached the conclusion that I'm a prisoner, and it is very challenging to compete with a wordpress site with the current set of tools in terms of SEO,visual appeal, and ease of use. There are tools you can use with a wordpress site that just make your life easier. (I have wordpress sites also) I'm hoping new ownership will make some positive changes I also have reached the conclusion that given my current time contraints and tools provided to me by homestead will site will look like a amatuer,hobby site. Back to FTP, it is not used just for transfers, with FTP we would be able to upload sitemaps to Google and Bing daily and it would take seconds. Try this. Go and upload a sitemap to Google and Bing and see how long it takes you.. I do this every week and my record for both uploads is 10 minutes. This is just one of many other applications that we need FTP for. With my wordpress sites I can upload a sitemap after every change I make on my site if I wish by pressing enter.I need traffic on my site and I need to tell Google often that I'm working hard on my site. An updated sitemap is one way to do this. 
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I have pulled my hair out regarding this antiquated way of uploading photos. I would switch companies but I am too busy and it is too complicated. Come on guys, there are cheaper better options out there. I update my photos on a daily/weekly basis and uploading one photo at a time is just plain stupid. Also the up and down buttons are so annoying. PLEASE let us drag our updated photos to the top!!! PLEASE CONISDER THIS AS A PRIORITY. Time is money.

Thanks,
Marie
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I second that! Let's get busy! Put our money to work!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Photo upload!.


My GOD! I just cannot take it anymore -- Hello HOMESTEAD! WE NEED A PHOTO UPLOADER!!! Why are our please for one not being acknowledged?????
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I feel your pain! I've been bugging them for 6 months now on here, longer than that before I found this feed. It is down right sad! I have a website I do all the work on, editing, etc. I pay them monthly just to have it on their server, and I can't even load albums onto my picture pages without spending countless hours doing so! I have to link Facebook albums to my pages because I just don't have the time to do it their way! Ridiculous! They say it's a size factor of loading it on customer's pages, well the customers just have to adjust the stuff on their page for the albums, what's new? I do it all the time when adding other items. I just don't have time for this one at a time gallery. I would change providers in a heart beat if I had the time to do an entire website over, but I don't. It is so sad, I love the customer service support with Homestead when I have a problem, but this picture deal needs to be fixed...it has been long enough! I've been waiting since 2010!
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I like homestead for customer service, but uploading pictures is a constant waste of time. They have not worked on site for a long time. Nothing is new and fresh. Homepage is old. There customers are putting out better sites than them. Sad.
I hope they start improving site.
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YES! This would be great because I am paying another hosting site to manage my datafeed products. I really do not have the time to upload images of products and enter all the content that goes with it. I like to work smarter not harder.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
How do I upload pics to existing website folders.


I have several pics existing but they are saved as files not in folders, I am trying to upload from photo stream but I haven't been able to find a place to send to folders
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The best thing to do, is download the pictures to your computer first. Then as mentioned above, create a folder in the File Manager to hold the pictures. Once you have the folder created, you can drag and drop the images from your computer into the file folder.
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Please fix this problem.....very time consuming and even though you can drag the folders over........you still have to import the photos separately into your webpages....Thank You.

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