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Allow custom easy navigation URLs for galleries

Please allow users to create plain-English URL paths for galleries so that when I send a link to the gallery to friends and family they are easy to read and navigate to.

Instead of: http://username.smugmug.com/gallery/2845309_3mUwC/3/536188054_XAzKR
http://username.smugmug.com/vacation

It would be best if a custom URL could point directly to Gallery, Lightbox, or Slideshow mode

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    Jay HaldermanJay Halderman shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Adam Jason PhotographyAdam Jason Photography commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        this is more of an amusing anecdote than a gripe, but this seemed like a good thread/feature to voice it; I created a new gallery a few months back and got some key/id along the lines of 536188054_xpDog - I had to delete it and try again, as I didn't think the models I was sharing photos with would appreciate "DOG" in their URL :P
        Maybe an option to regenerate album IDs on the new gallery dialog ;)

      • RandyHIRandyHI commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Allow custom easy navigation URLs to IMAGES! Gosh, it is like pulling nails to figure out what zillion character code you created from our simple IMG_3482 file name!

      • omonra21omonra21 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        vanity url "feature" is crap. Users should not have to maintain tables with urls - this is what we pay smugmug for. We don't want to run and maintain our websites, that's why we chose smugmug and not gallery.

      • alex.bwalex.bw commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Vanity URLs are an unnecessarily hacky workaround.
        Long alphanumeric strings in the URL box are ugly, and I'm trying to present a clean and professional face on my website. I believe very strongly this should be a basic feature.

      • LichtenHansenLichtenHansen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Easy navigation URL's for galleries and Images is most wanted. Vanity URL's are not SEO-friendly, so I would like to see a SEO-friendly implementation of Easy navigation URL’s.

      • jfriendjfriend commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is already doable with the vanity URL piece of javascript. Search the dgrin forums for vanity URL and you can find out how to do this.

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