Version 1.0.7 – Fixes for WP 3.2
While PhotoSmash is still being discontinued, I did want to clear up a couple of bugs I found with WP 3.2. Please feel free to email through this site’s Contact page if you find other issues.
PhotoSmash 1.0.7 should work with the new version of WP 3.2. Please note that WP 3.2 uses the latest version of jQuery, which has some major updates that could cause old code to break (Thickbox is displaying some weirdness, but it might be something else). Please note these 2 items from the changelog for 1.0.7:
* Removed an extra /DIV that was causing problems with the absolutely positions footer in Admin > Photo Manager
* NOTE: Users who are displaying their images with the Thickbox Popup…for some reason, Thickbox now doesn’t like when the REL attribute contains something like: lightbox[album]. It causes the Thickbox loading screen to pop up, but nothing happens. Here are your options: 1) try using either the Shadowbox JS or Fancybox for WordPress plugins (Thicbox stopped being developed back in 2009, and I believe that time and the new jQuery have caught up with it), or 2) if you have lightbox[album] in you REL parameter (first page of the Gallery Settings screen after you select your gallery and click Edit), try changing the [album] to [ gallery] (without the space)
. I added some extra code to deal with that. But NOTICE, if you switch to Shadowbox JS or Fancybox, be sure to switch the [ gallery] (without the space) back to [album].
PhotoSmash is being Discontinued!
Please read the farewell address here…
Recommended for WordPress
One of the biggest problems I encountered while supporting PhotoSmash was themes and plugins that did not get along with others well. So as a parting gift, I share with you 2 of the best I found. For themes, I LOVE Woo…for forms: Gravity! I use and love both of them.
Downloads and Demo:
- Download at WordPress.
- Try out the demo (It’s now here on Smashly ).
- Demo site: see what PhotoSmash can do on StLouie.com!
Check out the video tutorials (I’m just getting started with these…hopefully, I’ll get better ).
- It’s Free! Licensed under the GPL
- Let your users upload photos to galleries in your WordPress blog
- Add images to PhotoSmash galleries directly from the WordPress Media Uploader (both flash and html versions of the uploader)
- PicLens integration
- Multiple Upload through WordPress Media Library (built into your blog), then import images to PhotoSmash!
- Add photos to the Media Library by uploading through PhotoSmash. This lets you easily use them in your blog posts when you don’t need a full blown gallery.
- 5 Star Rating system – allows anonymous ratings or require users be signed in – see the demo
- Users can Favorite images and view a page of their Favorites.
- Automatically add galleries to your Posts and Pages
- Email contributors when you approve or reject uploaded images
- Widget for displaying random or recent images, or a specific gallery
- Plug-and-Play galleries and upload form with custom field capabilities
- Custom layouts – gives you complete control
- Custom forms – easy templating, extremely flexible
- Set who can upload by gallery
- Moderate images from untrusted sources
- Email notifications for moderations
- Use Role Manager plugin
- Supports Role Manager plugin with “Upload to PhotoSmash” capability (when assigned to a subscriber, they can upload to any gallery and “Photosmash ?” capability (where ? is the gallery ID…when assigned to a subscriber, they can upload to that specific gallery, regardless of the minimum upload user)
- Many gallery-level settings:
- Images per page
- Images per row
- Layout to use
- Form to use
- Image size and cropping settings
- Caption and linking options
- many more…
- YouTube galleries (experimental)
- WP Author pages can show a gallery of that author’s uploaded images
- Many more, and many more to come…