Frequently Asked Questions

What is IO200?
IO200 is a simple, easy-to-use, powerful, self-hosted Content Management System (CMS) for photographers and artists to create modern portfolio websites and photo galleries.
The system consists of a website publishing system (website) and a content management system (admin panel).

What differs IO200 from other systems?
IO200 has been designed from the ground up for building portfolio sites. It is highly customizable and offers an extensive list of features, beautiful designs, and amazing themes. The CMS is precisely tailored to the needs of photographers and artists.

How can I install IO200?
tl;dr Download the installer, upload the file to your webspace, and hit www.yourwebsite.com/install.php. More information about the installation are provided in our documentation.

Can I use IO200 for free?
The usage of IO200 is completely free for up to 1000 photos and 100 articles. An optional one-time paid license, which can be purchased in the CMS admin panel, unlocks the limitations.

What about system updates?
You can automatically update your system in your CMS admin panel (Administration » Info). Recent changes are indicated in the Changelog.

I'm missing feature X!
Just drop us a message about your feature request. We are always looking for new ideas to improve the system. However, we cannot guarantee the implementation of each feature.

What about GDPR and CDN (Google Fonts, etc.)?
In order to avoid problems with GDPR, all third-party resources such as Google Fonts or JavaScript Frameworks are hosted on your own sever instead of loading them through a CDN (content delivery network). Furthermore, the website themes are not using any cookies for visitors, except for password protected areas.

I’m using Koken. Can I migrate?
Absolutely. All your photos, albums, sets, categories, tags, articles and pages will be transferred automatically during the installation with the Installer. Certain media/code tags in articles/pages may require manual adjustment. Please keep in mind, that IO200 is a completely new system. Find more information about the Koken Migration in our documentation.

Is there a Lightroom plugin for IO200?
No Lightroom plugin is required using our comfortable Bulk Photo Upload/Update and FTP Folder Synchronization features. Thereby, you can keep your photos (including IPTC title, caption, and tags), nested collection structure (albums and sets), and album photo relations always synchronized.

Do I need to know how to code?
No. You can create our portfolio websites without any coding knowledge. However, you can adapt or completely change the design of your website using CSS or create new templates using HTML and PHP.