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phpGedView

NOTE: Online help is also available at http://phpgedview.sourceforge.net/support.php



Uploading A New Tree
Updating An Existing Tree
Uploading Media/Images (FamilyTreeMaker users Only)


Uploading A New Tree
  1. Export your FamilyTreeMaker/other program's family file to a gedcom (see your program's instructions for doing this)
  2. Login to phpGedView
  3. Click on the "Admin" link
  4. Click on "Manage Gedcoms and Edit Privacy"
  5. Click "Upload Gedcom"
  6. Use the "Browse" button to find the "yourfilename.GED" or "yourfilename.ged" (case sensitive) file on your home computer
  7. Click "Upload Gedcom"
  8. In the next screen, make sure to change at least the following:

    • "Enter a title that describes the data in this GEDCOM file" (eg, to My Family's Genealogy) - this is what will appear as the title/heading for the tree's welcome page
    • "Main WebSite URL" - this is the address of your site's main homepage (eg, http://www.mydomain.com/index.html)
    • "Main WebSite Text" - this is what GedView will refer to your home page as (eg, The Smith Family Home Page).

  9. Click "Save Configuration". This saves all the new data and should now take you to the "Manage Gedcoms and Edit Privacy" page...
  10. Click the "Cleanup" button

Done! Your new GedView tree is now online.


Updating An Existing Tree
  1. Export your FamilyTreeMaker/other program's updated family file to a gedcom (see your program's instructions for doing this). Make sure that the gedcom is named the exact same as the file which you currently have loaded and are trying to repace (eg, "yourfilename.GED" or "yourfilename.ged" - remember that the filename is case sensitive).
  2. Login to phpGedView
  3. Click on the "Admin" link
  4. Click on "Manage Gedcoms and Edit Privacy"
  5. Click "Upload Gedcom"
  6. Use the "Browse" button to find the updated version of "yourfilename.GED" or "yourfilename.ged" (case sensitive) file on your home computer
  7. Click "Upload Gedcom"
  8. In the next screen, make sure that the following information is still correct:

    • "Enter a title that describes the data in this GEDCOM file" (eg, to My Family's Genealogy) - this is what will appear as the title/heading for the tree's welcome page
    • "Main WebSite URL" - this is the address of your site's main homepage (eg, http://www.mydomain.com/index.html)
    • "Main WebSite Text" - this is what GedView will refer to your home page as (eg, The Smith Family Home Page).

  9. Click "Save Configuration". This saves all the new data and should now take you to the "Manage Gedcoms and Edit Privacy" page...
  10. Click "Import Gedcom" (this is the part where your old data will actually get overwritten)
  11. If you are just updating your gedcom, proceed to the next step. If you are using FamilyTreeMaker, and are adding pictures for the first time or are adding additional pictures, click "Click here to launch the Add Media Tool" (this is where you will create the links between the people in your tree, and your photos you uploaded per the instructions below)
  12. Click the "Cleanup" button
  13. You should then see:
    "A GEDCOM with this filename has already been imported into the database. yourfilename.GED. Do you want to erase the old data and replace it with this new data?"
  14. Click "Yes"

Done! Your updated GedView tree is now online.


Uploading Media/Images (FamilyTreeMaker users Only)

If you are using FamilyTreeMaker to create your family file, uploading and attaching media/images to a family member is a two-step process:

A. Uploading your photos/media/etc (this is just getting the photos up on the server, we'll associate them with the actual individuals later):
  1. Once you have logged in to GedView, select "Admin" (upper left)
  2. Select "Upload Media Files"
  3. For "Media File" use the "Browse" button to find the photo on your computer
  4. For "Thumbnail" use the "Browse" button to find the photo on your computer (The thumbnail is the image that will appear next to a person's name in their pedigree chart. You will probably always use the same file as in 3 above. You must have a file specified for both "Media File" and "Thumbnail").
  5. Click the "Upload Media Files" button

Done! This will store these images in your public_html/family/media and public_html/family/media/thumbs directories.

Alternatively (especially if you have a lot of photos, you might prefer this method - it's much faster), you could FTP all your photos at once into your public_html/family/media directory, and again into your public_html/family/media/thumbs directory (a copy of each photo needs to be in each of these 2 directories).


B. Associating uploaded media with individuals When you are either Uploading or Updating your gedcom file, you will be able to associate each of the images/media that are in your public_html/family/media directory with a specific person in your family tree. Once you've done this the first time, you won't need to do it again (except if you want to add additional pictures later on). During the Upload/Update process, after you click the "Import Gedcom" button, click on "Click here to launch the Add Media Tool" (this is where you will create the links between the people in your tree, and the photos you uploaded above). Once you are in the Media Tool area:
  1. Enter the following info for each photo/association you'd like to make:
  2. Gedcom INDI record ID - The person's ID number in your FamilyTreeMaker file - use the format "Ixxxx" (eg, Joe Smith might be person number "I0001" - with a capital "i")
  3. External File - the filename (eg, joesmithatthefarm.JPG)
  4. Extension - the extension of the filename (eg, JPG - it is case sensitive, so use whatever case the file extension for that photo is)
  5. Highlighted Image - Yes/No (if you had multiple photos for one person, "Yes" will make this one the "default" that will displayed as the thumbnail on their tree pages)
  6. Title - Title for the photo (eg, Joe Smith at the Farm - 1925)
  7. Order - what order you want this photo displayed in if there are several for one person (you can leave it blank if you want)
  8. Gedcom File - If you had more than one gedcom, you would select which one you wanted to add this to
  9. Then click the "Add Media" button
  10. Repeat steps 2 - 8 for each person/photo association that you want to make. When finished:
  11. Click on the wide button that says "Click here to Add the Media listed above to yourfilename.GED"
  12. Click "Close Window"
  13. Continue with your Upload/Update process

Done! A small image of the "thumbnail" will now appear next to the person's name in their pedigree chart, and the "media file" will appear in their main info page in their Media" section. Their photo will also appear in the Lists/Multimedia List area.