Archive for February 2011
This should be the last Release Candidate before 2.2.0. You can read full details on the forum announcement (includes the magic download link).
The User Upload feature is removed from Piwigo 2.2 default features. This is a design choice. The Community plugin is now responsible for this feature. Starting from version 2.2.a, the Community plugin is not bound to pLoader anymore: now you can activate the advanced upload form for users as well. Of course, users will also be able to add photos with remote softwares like pLoader, Jiwigo, Lightroom, Shotwell, Digikam…
The Community plugin doesn’t imply full trust anymore: you can say that photos added by Friends (the group) needs to be validated by an admin, while photos added by Paul (the user) are directly visible in the gallery. You can also give the right to create sub-albums.
1. the administrator creates upload permissions by answering following questions:
* who? any visitor, any registered user, a user, a group
* where? the whole gallery or a specific album
* level of trust? high (immediate visibility in the gallery) or low (photos needs to be validated)
2. if at least one permission matches the current user, a link [i]Upload photos[/i] is added in the menu. This is the upload form, as full featured as it is in the administration panel: automatic resize, thumbnail creation, automatic rotation, several photos at once, progress bar…
If the user has a low level of trust for this album, photos are now pending for validation. Administrators are notified by email.
3. administrators open the pending photos screen and decide which photos to validate and which to reject. Admins can also edit photos and albums before validation.
Community plugin version 2.2.a is ready for your beta test. First step is to run a Piwigo 2.2.0RC3 then you can install the Community plugin from the plugin manager as usual.
Plugin Additional Pages is getting more user friendly. This is the kind of improvement I really like! First, let’s remind what Additional Pages is : this is a plugin for Piwigo to add pages with free content. Example of use: introducing yourself or talking about your photography business (activity and prices). With Additional Pages, Piwigo gets basic CMS features. P@t has released many improvements this week:
- nicer URL pattern : /page/my-business instead of /additional_page/12
- option to set a page as homepage and hide the index.php?/page/my-business in the URL when it’s homepage
- the administration screens are simpler to use (less fields and checkboxes)
Additional Pages is one of the most translated plugin, with 16 languages.
To install Additional Pages plugin on your Piwigo photo gallery, go to screen [Administration > Plugins > Manage > Other plugins available] and click on “install” in the Additionnal Pages box.
This feature has been expected for a long time and João C. proposes it with PiwigoMedia : WordPress users can easily insert photos from their Piwigo photo gallery into a blog post. Easily means :
- browse your gallery
- select photos
- click on the “insert into post” button
Note: PiwigoMedia is a plugin for WordPress, not for Piwigo
PiwigoMedia is really simple to use and does the job the right way. As PiwigoMedia smartly uses the Piwigo web API, your Piwigo doesn’t have to be installed on the same server or in the same database. Your Piwigo can be installed on the other side of the planet!
… and you’re welcome if you want to be part of the beta-testing effort!
With 2.2.0RC1 beta tests, many bugs were found by users and fixed by the development team.
Beta-testing can be very easy. You can even send me a private message and we will create a beta-testing environment, just for you.