I m u s e




Thank you for visiting my humble place on the internet. If you read the introduction you already know what Muse is and what it’s about. You must be curious if you’ve come here. I am one of my own beta testers as well as the following two sites:

What does it do? Here’s the skinny:

  • WordPress 1.5 and 2.0 compatible.
  • Store images via HTML or FTP upload.
  • Manage these images via PHP, MySQL, & GD library
  • Create thumbnails and intermediate images to save bandwidth.
  • Images and data are managed within albums.
  • Album can be named, contain a caption, and track views.
  • Albums are easily edited and renamed.
  • Within albums, images may also have a caption.
  • Images are easily edited and renamed.
  • Images may be added in batches via an “Folder to Album” command. Simply upload a folder, choose your options, and relax while your holiday or occasion make an album.
  • Scores of options available. Please check the screen shots.

Anyway, Muse is finally ready for public use! So without further ado…


JavaScript! A substantial amount of Muse’ interworkings and attractive functionality are supported by JavaScript. This is good because it takes work off the server. If you’re a JS guru, don’t worry about cross-browser scripting – Muse’ JS is supported by all current major browsers.
PHP 4.06 or greater

MySQL 4.1 or greater

GD library and a base set of its functions in order to run:

  • imagecreate
  • imagecopyresized
  • imagedestroy

…and the appropriate image functions:

  • For GIF’s – imagegif / imagecreatefromgif
  • For JPEG’s – imagejpeg / imagecreatefromjpeg
  • For PNG’s – imagepng / imagecreatefrompng

…if more advanced functions are available, image quality is preserved:

  • imagecopyresampled
  • imagecreatetruecolor
  • imageinterlace (in development)


Download: ftp/muse.zip Download: muse/tar.gz
Download: ftp/muse.zip Download: muse/tar.gz


I’ve worked very hard to make sure this section is as small as possible. Simply:

  1. Download the appropriate package for your platform.
    Tar for *nix / Zip for Windows
  2. unZip/unTar the package
  3. Locate your WordPress plugins directory. If WordPress is the “root” of your webspace, it should be:
  4. Place muse.php and the muse folder here.
  5. If you use *nix, the user or group that your server runs as needs -wx (Write, Execute) permissions on the muse folder. Its contents should already have read permissions at least.
  6. Login to WordPress and go to the Plugins menu.
  7. Activate Muse – Gallery Manager

Once Muse is isntalled, please create an album, and upload at least one image. Once you have done this, please visit the Options pages. When you click submit, Muse will generate a style sheet which will save your server work.

Later, your first visitor will trigger Muse’ automatic page generator. (The root location for all Muse pages and sites is www.mysite.net/?p=muse )
*NOTE: If the Muse’ row does not refresh highlighted in green, this is an indication that Muse cannot run on your current version of the GD library.

One Response to “Imuse”

  1. CreativeWolf Says:


    In search of a album plugin for wordpress, muse seemed to be promising and simple.
    I have downloaded, installed as per the instruction.

    However, where im struck is at “Once Muse is isntalled, please create an album, and upload at least one image.”

    Please do let me know where do I create album and upload image where?

    Note: When I click on Options, I get to see “Muse Options” & “Muse Styles” but both of them when clicked return an empty page with the WordPress logo.

    Please advice what I’m missing.



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