Looking for Alternatives for Self Hosted Online Greeting Cards

Right now this is a list of one. I have explored options, downloaded and uploaded a lot of alternatives which did not work, were too old or lacked features. At this point I have only found one good option.

An alternative to consider are image gallery software, but they don't have the ability to send greeting cards from your site. For me this was the point of having an image gallery so just an ordinary image gallery will not do.

  • WebCards

    Commercial Windows Self-Hosted Website

    As the only good choice so far there isn't a lot to add for a review. I wish this was more actively developed but, I don't think there is a strong demand for online greeting cards any more.

    WebCards does work. There is a free option, older software which does still work. Or, you can make a one time payment and have the premium version with a few extra features. If you want to sell your greeting cards, the premium version is necessary. If you just want to offer your art on web cards/ ecards for free, then you don't need the premium software.

    I wish the software worked a little smoother but overall it is good. Even if it is the only option worth reviewing, it is still a good way to showcase your art and get people sending it to each other, hopefully.


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  • Piwigo

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Self-Hosted Website

    Trying Pwigio currently. It is free to use and there are a lot of extras available, most of them are free to use. However, some are outdated, abandoned and forgotten. So, I'm not sure how this will work out in the long run. There are support and community behind the software so I am hoping for the best.

    No trouble installing the software and beginning to upload my photographs. I have a lot of images. So far I have uploaded them into a few main categories. Next, I will sort them better, testing out the batch edit feature.

    There is an extra plugin which I hope will work for creating ecards. It is outdated so I am hoping for the best.

    I'm working on designing a watermark file to use on all my images. I can find lots of online watermark services but they want to have all my images to add the watermark to them. I REALLY do not like this plan, at all. Why would I trust someone with all my original image files? Mistrust and self-promotion are the reasons I am adding the watermark in the first place.


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  • Koken.me

    Free MySQL Community Edition Self-Hosted PHP Website

    Free, but limited. Costs more to add features I really thought should have been included. But, you get what you pay for. I installed and tried it but decided not to stick with it. I needed the premium features (for watermarks and ecards) but I would have to buy each one individually which really made it expensive for me.


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