JoomGallery 3.1 Stable
- Published on Sunday, 15 September 2013 19:07
After a long time in Beta stage, we are now finally able to publish JoomGallery 3.1 JUX Stable to the community.
The greatest additions are password-protected categories and the possibility to limit image uploads in certain time frames (so, it's possible to allow users only to upload an image every three days).
Besides that it is now possible to exclude single categories from the toplists and the search by using the correspondent options for each of these categories in category manager.
For improving user experience we added an option with that you can display upload buttons in each category. So, your users are able to upload directly into categories which they are viewing without having to go to the user panel first.
Along with that there was also an improvement in the popup of editor button plugin JoomBu which is used for inserting images into articles: Now, FineUploader is used there, too. This way it is possible to upload and insert images faster and more easily. Please note that you have to update editor button plugin JoomBu and content plugin JoomPlu, too.
Besides the upload we also added a new feature for downloads: You can optionally enable the output of number of image downloads in the different views. However, please note that this number is not as reliable as the hit counter is because user can download images also by using the right click, not the download icon. So, these downloads cannot be counted as downloads.
Starting with this version it is finally possible to create valid image URLs (with file extension .jpg) even for images that are output through the script. You can find more information about that in the documentation article about SEF URLs for images.
Furthermore you can explicitly reject not yet approved images in image manager now. Along with that it is also possible to send a message to the image owner about the reason of rejection.
Of course, compulsory smaller fixes and performance improvements have also been added.
You can read up on all the changes by clicking on a new button in backend of JoomGallery -> 'Help and Information'. With that the complete changelog of JoomGallery 3.x will be displayed. The same is possible on the summary page after updates.
Have fun with the new version!
We would be very happy about each feedback post in our forum.
End of Support for JoomGallery 1.5
With the release of JoomGallery 3.1 Stable, it is also time to say goodbye to JoomGallery 1.5. Since we will continue to publish bugfix versions of JoomGallery 2.x (when it becomes necessary) and to implement new Features into JoomGallery 3.x we cannot longer support a third version of JoomGallery in parallel.
Thus, we will stop the support of JoomGallery 1.5 now as previously already announced. The respective boards in the forum have been moved to the archive and the download section have been taken offline.
Each of you who is still working with JoomGallery should strongly consider about migrating to a newer version of Joomla! now as the support of Joomla! 1.5 has already been ended a while ago, too.
JoomGallery 2.1.4 Bugfixrelease
- Published on Sunday, 09 June 2013 11:29
We can offer another bugfix release for the JoomGallery 2 today, which fixes the following minor issues:
- Cooliris now also works with 'Error reporting' enabled.
- The number of images or categories are now displayed even if only one page of images or categories is available.
- In all messages sent by JoomGallery now the parameter 'Real name instead of username?' is always considered correctly.
- When entering image and category descriptions the filter which are set in the Joomla! configuration will now be applied.
- The error 'JPath::clean: $path is not a string' in the FTP Upload view is fixed.
As an additional new feature we introduced the support of Unicode aliases. The removal of code no longer used completes this version.
You can update your gallery with the Autoupdate function in the JoomGllery backend. Alternatively you can also load the Zip from the download section and install it via the extension manager of Joomla!. Due to minor changes in the language files these should also be updated.
Finishing translations to prepare for JoomGallery 3
- Published on Friday, 01 March 2013 14:39
A few days ago Danish translation files of JoomGallery were finished and the Lithuanian ones are nearly completed.
Thanks a bunch to all the translators!
Unfortunately, still much work is to do.
Here you can see the current status of translations on Transifex:
For JoomGallery 2.1.x: https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/joomgallery/
For JoomGallery 3.x: https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/joomgallery3/
Please jump in there and help translating in order to contribute back to the whole community and help improving JoomGallery to prepare for JG 3.0 JUX!
Which language will be the next completed one after Danish?