New WordPress version 3.3 bring some important changes for my plugin so I release version 1.5.3 early. Everyone who use WP 3.3 RC2 or later, please test the plugin and report if you find anything wrong.
Additionally some small fixes was included like Network activation and new site ( if you like to see plugin active in new created sites, please make network reactivate after update to 1.5.3 ), fix for update setting and roles, caption shortcode fix and etc.
Album gallery has now more option for tune the results. All parameters included in the readme.txt file in new version changelog section.
Update: Picasa change the URL rules and now
- original image moved to prefix /s0
- without prefix you can find 512 pixels limited image
You can use the workaround and set ‘Large image size’ to /s0 ( limit by any direction and 0 in the pixels input ) or set you preferred size. Next version will have /s0 as link for big image.
I see WordPress 3.2 and thank you for my users I was noticed very quickly about some problem with my plugin in new version. Here is the fixes to work perfectly with WP 3.2.
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New version again!
Some new features are added:
Save last state
If album was opened – you will see the album images instead if album’s list.If you change username – you will find the user’s albums next time. And so on.
Recently update version.
The plugin page on WordPress.org and download from wordpress.org
I make a lot of changes and happy to release the new version. Hope so you will be happy to receive something good. Do not hesitate to donate me for this work.
Recently update version.
WordPress MU support
Now plugin works with sidewide activation. Other blogs in this case receive access to plugin and settings and able to configure parameters. In case of separate activation in the single blogs no different with common WordPress.
Now you can define what roles can use the plugin. Internally new capability is inserted and roles just receive or not the capability to use the plugin.
By this parameter you can manage access to plugin for your authors and editors.
User level for Picasa access data
Before access username and private access token was once per blog. Now you can change blog level data store to user defined. And every user can set his own Picasa username and able to ask Google for private albums. Of course, only if administrator alllow access by roles
Recently update version
Private albums is now available.
AuthSub interface is used – pretty simple and works method I am personally more like oAuth, but do not understand how use application keys, because they linked to site by creation.
Another new feature is reload button in dialog.
I found that Picasa has very big load balancing group – when you add new image and then try to reload album it will appear and disappear about half of hour. Probably before all data is synchronized between all responsible servers. But in most cases image appears by first reload.
Just release new version 1.1
- Remove STATIC – should work with old PHP version. Optimize hooks and setting. Keep settings after deactivation.
- Change Picasa request method. Remove WP cache – changes displayed immediately.
- Add sorting ( date, title and file name , asc and desc ) for images in the dialog in settings. Without sorting should be displayed as in PicasaWeb.
- Add ordering for images in gallery ( by clicking )
- Add Highslide support
First the standard WP feed fetcher has strange behavior and cache – I receive old images and in strange ordering. Replacing to wp_remote_get, which is used internal http class, solve most of the issues. Now new images displayed instantly ( just need to reload dialog frame ) and removed will not show next time. Default order keeps PicasaWeb order, including manual mesh.
By request from Eric T I am adding sorting for the images in the album – date, title and filename. Use it !
And the Highslide … it’s amazing how perfect it show the image. Enjoy !
I have plugin page on the WP site: Picasa Express x2. Thank you to WordPress.org this page almost automatically from repository and have a lot of advantages like tracking system and updating from wordpress installation.
I prefer to see you there time to time – you can subscribe to rss for the category. But you can use the wordpress site to notice me something.
I rebuild the good plugin Picasa Image Express and name the new one as Picasa Express x2 !
My plugin has mostly same functionality in version 1.0 but lighter, more flexible and able to grow
Really, I like plugin from Scrawl, but my wife ask me to change image selection for gallery by click without Shift or Ctrl and I start to rebuild it to jQuery/AJAX instead of Flash.
AJAX allow me to use Google Auth for user authorizing and access to private albums, but I plan to implement it a bit later, because it will require remake http requests with including Authorization in the header.
Also next release support admin themes and classes from them.
Plugin Picasa Express x2 v1.0
One little notice about lightbox – I use Balupton edition and it works pretty well with my small changes