Tag Archives: Wordpress

NextGEN Gallery V1.2.0 RC1

Time to test the next version, I’m happy for any feedback. Here is the list of changes:

– NEW : Support for image tag cloud with shortcode [ tagcloud ]
– NEW : Adding shortcode [recent max=”7″ template=”filename” /] & [random max=”7″ template=”filename” /] to show the most recent/random pictures (THX to Bernhard)
– NEW : Crop thumbnails manually (THX to Simone Fumagalli)
– NEW : Support for i18n with polyglot or qtrans plugin (THX to Boris Glumpler)
– NEW : Canonical meta link support
– Added : SWFUpload V2.2.0 B5
– Bugfix : Language typo fixes
– Bugfix : Admin Pagination fix
– Bugfix : Typo fix in widgets
– Bugfix : Init column script after document is ready
– Bugfix : More Htmlentities() for links in the a href title description
– Bugfix : Upgrade routine didn’t add sortorder to correct table (THX to Uwe)

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New shortcodes for v1.2.0

I’m nearly finished the next version. I will test it during this week and release then a final beta for one week.

New in the upcoming version is thanks to the help from Simone Fumagalli, that you manually can change your thumbnails. See some example at his homepage. Also I’ve included three new shortcodes for random, recent (THX to Bernhard) and a tag cloud (Example here).

Wish you all a nice week

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Let's go WordPress 2.6

The new update for NextGEN Gallery is available. It only fixes minor things, no new features… It’s a required update for the upcoming WordPress 2.6 on Monday. Please note that WP 2.6 has the new feature to move wp-content outside the classic file structure, NextGEN currently didn’t support this feature !

If you have any seldom problem with the automatic upgrade procedure, please re-upload all files per FTP before you post a request at the forums (and only there please).

So, let’s start the countdown for iPhone 2.0 and WordPress 2.6… Have a nice weekend

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Real Estate with NextGEN Gallery

A new plugin called Great Real Estate is published and I’m glad to say that it supports NextGEN Gallery and wordTube. Great Real Estate brings content management of real estate listings to the WordPress community.

Agents can manage listings, input price and common data such as number of bedrooms and baths, and not worry about formatting each page. The plugin provides starter templates to display listings, and a sidebar widget for featured listings. Agents can enhance listings with a photo gallery, video, panorama photos, downloads, and a location map. The listings information is nicely formatted with a tabbed interface.

Download at wordpress.org

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New bugfix release

Today, I uploaded some bugfixes for NextGEN Gallery. It’s no mandatory update for everyone, only minor things will be fixed. See changelog for more…

The development for v1.00 is still in progress, but based on my new project everything needs more time now. Currently I’m prepare a refactor of some old code. After two year experience and grown knowledge with PHP, WordPress and the plugin, a lot of things needs to be better… learning by doing.

In the forums I received a lot of feature requests, so I will include in the next time more filters, hooks and template function that this plugin is more extensible. You can watch the progress at the GoogleCode. It already contains a extended role system, so that a author can only edit his own galleries… (Please note : The current trunk is from time to time not working, so don’t use the code in a live system until you know what you do)

Final remark :If you like this plugin, it would be great if you can rate the plugin at wordpress.org (Currently 153 ratings). Thanks !

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Manual update

WordPress 2.5 introduce a new automatic upgrade feature for plugins. This works fine for the most plugins and users, but there are some behaviour which you should be aware :

  • Additional files in the plugin folder will be deleted : When you start the upgrade, WordPress delete the existing folder with all the content. If you have created additional files into the plugin folder ( i.e. custom style files, language files) then you must reupload them again.
  • Binary files sometimes not working : After 5 bugfix releases for NextGEN Gallery, there are still a problem that after the upgrade the sildeshow or language file are not working. There is some unknown failure, which could be some permission issue. If you encounter such a failure, please reupload all files manually per FTP.

Good luck !

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NextGEN Addon

Great !! It’s highly motivating when other people take NextGEN as base and extended it with new features. In the last two weeks three new addon’s are available :

NextGEN FlashViewer

Boris Glumpler extended my idea to integrate the famous Adobe Flash Plugins (SimpleViewer, TiltViewer, AutoViewer) from Airtight Interactive for NextGEN Gallery.

WP-Greet

wp-greet from Tuxlog is a WordPress plugin to send greeting cards from your WordPress blog. It takes the images from NextGEN Gallery for your own greeting card.

NextGEN Smooth Gallery

The amazing gallery viewer from JonDesign’s SmoothGallery as integration into NextGEN Gallery (Written by Bruno Guimaraes)

Have fun !

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