How to protect your images
- Published on Tuesday, 22 January 2013 09:05
So, why this article?
While it is impossible to protect images that are publicly presented on a site there are many people who restrict the displaying of images to certain users or user groups by using Joomla!'s access levels. These parts of the site and the gallery will only be available for those users then, however if an unauthorised user knows or guesses the actual image paths and names (those ending with e.g. .jpg) he will be able to see the image anyway (that's because access checks can only be done within the PHP script and not for delivery of media files).
In JoomGallery, it is very easy to solve this problem:
Feature Requests on Uservoice
- Published on Friday, 26 October 2012 15:20
Since a few years already we use Uservoice where you can add feature requests and vote for them:
We would like to mention again that we want to manage feature requests only on that platform because in our forum they disappear very fast. Besides that, it is possible to identify easily on Uservoice which features are required more than others. This way we can concentrate on important features first.
So, please don't post your feature requests in our forum anymore, but use solely Uservoice for that.
Additionally we would like to define some rules here which should simplify understanding of the features for you and us:
- Feature requests must have a clear and understandable title.
- Please use the big field for an extensive description of your feature request with which people can understand the use cases.
- Create one entry for each request and don't put more than one in a single entry.
- Please use the integrated search before posting a new feature and don't create duplicates (for that you may have to use different keywords for your search).
- Entries must be written in English language (or German).
- Uservoice is used only for feature requests. Please use our forum for bugs and support questions.
- Of course no spam or something like that is allowed.
If one entry breaks one or more of these rules it will be removed. We hope to preserve clearness this way.
We are anxious to implement the features with the highest number of votes, but we reserve to postpone entries if they are difficult to realize with the current software architecture of the gallery. However, as long as a feature request is not declined or removed you can be sure that it is still considered for inclusion. We are just waiting for an opportunity (e.g. if other things have to be realized afore as preparations).
New features are basically only included into the JoomGallery version with the highest currently existing Main Release Number (cf. our Versioning). Simultaneously, we are supporting a JoomGallery version with smaller Main Release Number, but this one gets just bug fixes once a version with higher main release number was published.
Community Builder Tab at Github
- Published on Friday, 28 September 2012 09:39
Since we have concentrated very much on adding new features to JoomGallery, there was no time for developing and improving Community Builder Tab of JoomGallery, unfortunately. Now, we are starting to make JoomGallery ready for Joomla! 3 and so there still won't be any time for CB tab. Therefore, we decided to move the code of the tab to Github, so that people with more knowledge about Community Builder or other volunteers can contribute easily to the code.
On Github you can fork the repository of the tab with one click and start adding fixes or new features. After that you are able to send a pull request with your changes so that they can be reviewed and merged into the master branch. This way you are able to contribute back to the community and realize your own feature requests!
It would be very cool if you become part of that and fork the tab here:
This way the Community Builder tab will be built by the community :-)
If you have any questions about JoomGallery compatibility and other things, please feel free to open an issue at the repository on Github. We will try to solve all problems together with you so that the tab integrates perfectly into Community Builder and JoomGallery.