User Guide

Photo Battle Factory comes with an easy voting system, requiring only a single click action for a speedy process. Photos can be paired together for battles. Users will then be able to choose which one of them wins the battle by voting their favorite photo. The component can be used to rate different images like landscapes, art, etc. which can be assigned to numerous categories. The upload is very easy, also allowing multiple uploads. For each picture, a sharelink, rating, the number of votes will be visible and also a comments system, if admin enabled. To allow the administrator content control on the site, each picture and comment can be reported.

This is the default view of the Photo Battle Factory Menu:

My Media

Each user can upload his own media files as long as his user group allows it. The My Media page is where you can check the already uploaded photos and their current rating as well as pairing new items for battles, as long as the battle system is enabled by the administrator. To pair them, simply select the checkboxes of 2 photos and click the Pair items button.
Clicking on the Upload button will redirect you to the Upload Media page, while clicking on one of the items will redirect you to the detailed page of that photo.

First things you will find on the detailed view of an item is the it's title and the actual photo. Clicking on the photo will open it in a new window at the original size. A Delete media red button will be available next to the photo in case you are the uploader.

Below the photo, you will find various information related to it, such as the Average rating or the number of times it has been rated.
The name of the uploader is visible and can be clicked. Upon clicking on it, you will be redirected to that users' media item list. Next to it you will be able to see when the photo was uploaded.
Here you will also be able to see the Category and Tags assigned to that photo. Clicking on them will show you a list of all the items from the respective category or tag.

In case the comment system is enabled by the administrator, you will find a text field at the bottom of the page along with a Post comment button to express your opinion regarding the photo.


Photo Battle Factory allows 2 types of battles, one with a user pairing where users assign 2 photos to battle each other, and one with a random pairing, where the website chooses randomly 2 photos from the same categories, or without any criteria, depending on the backend configuration.

For each battle, both photos will be displayed, along with their details such as the name of the uploader, date of posting and category.

Voting can be done by clicking above the photo on one of the stars, representing the rating you wish to give to that photo, or by clicking on the Click to vote button. This can be different depending on the configuration made by the administrator.

Upload Media

The Upload Media page is where you can add new photos to the website, making them visible and ready to be paired for battles.

Multiple photos can be uploaded. For each new photo simply click on the Browse files button and choose it from your HDD. You can select the category beforehand but regardless of that, you can change it afterward from the newly displayed fields. Valid file extensions for your uploads are the following: png, jpg, jpeg and gif.
For each selected photo you will find 4 fields to set accordingly: Title, Description, Category and Tags.

When you are done selecting the photos and adding details you can click on the Upload all button to begin the uploading process.

(!) Documentation based on Photo Battle Factory version 4.1.5