Photo-Folders enables its administrator to editorialize the key people or items showcased in Photo-Folders galleries. He clicks on the + in the functions related to pictures and it will add the related person in the list of editorialized top people. The admin must also document the category to which it belongs.
A regular user can suggest the selection of top people with calling the + function in the pictures function. The administrator will validate the request (or bot) and add the person in the top list.
The "top" group is the last group of the groups list. Its albums are the top people categories. You can modify the display of people, like for an album, to select the various thumbnails modes. One "people" is just a name that shows up in one or many pictures in the plugin albums. One name is documented with its related number of albums and pictures.
The top people can also be added or removed through the names search feature.
This "top" group feature can be used to organize your pictures by cities, object types of any other topic.
Top people can be exported and imported. It can be used to save TOP people from a Photo-Folder setup or to replicate it in another instance of Photo-Folders running on another server. TOP people can also be downloaded, generating one picture per TOP people. At last, TOP people tables can be regenerated to update the number of pictures and albums corresponding to each TOP people name.
Exporting one picture for each TOP people in all categories creates a ZIP file containing as many folders as there are TOP people categories. In each folder is a picture with the name of each TOP people. It's the last taken picture containing this name. Accents are removed from the category names and TOP people names.
This pictures export is also available for a single TOP people category.
Exporting-importing the list of TOP people goes through generating a JSON formatted files that is recognized by Photo-Folders during the import process. It's a clear structured text file but it's not necessary nor recommended to view or edit it directly.
The JSON file must be extracted from the generated ZIP after the export to be importable, either in the same Photo-Folders instance (to restaure a backup) or in another instance. Import starts with dragging and dropping the JSON file from your computer desktop to the red dotted rectangle zone, as is done for pictures import in Photo-Folders.
After the file is dropped, a dialog shows up displaying the list of TOP people from the JSON file which are not yet in the TOP people from the used instance of Photo-Folders. If it's a recent backup from the same instance, no new name will show up! You can then edit the list and launch the actual import. The names will then be visible in the TOP people categories, but only when there are pictures containing the imported TOP people names.
The last function for all TOP people categories is used to update the TOP people tables. It will update the number of pictures and albums related to each TOP people.