Making Photos Private


In all versions of Family Connections prior to 3.0, the photos in the Photo Gallery are viewable to users outside of your website, without being logged in. A non-authorized user would have to guess the location of these photos, but they still could see them, if they guessed correctly.


To fix this, FCMS 3.0 added a way to hide the photos from outside users.

The example below assumes that your current website directory is something like:

  1. Edit the inc/config_inc.php file on your server. Add the following line just below the MySQL database information, but above the ?>:

    define('UPLOADS', '/some_username/uploads/');

  2. Move the uploads directoy to the path you specified in step 1.

The end result should look something like this: