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FooBox Update – Envira Pro Gallery Support – Version 2.3.2.15

We’ve just updated our FooBox Media Lightbox plugin with the following feature additions and updates. You should see this update become available in your plugins listing in the next 24 hours. —————————- * Fixed pixel density check on mobile * Fixed social showOnClick 2014.11.18 – version 2.3.2.14 —————————- * Added support for Envira Pro Gallery 2014.11.14 – version 2.3.2.13 —————————- * Mobile button fixes for sticky+full buttons 2014.11.04 – version 2.3.2.12 —————————- * Fixed nextgen Foobox lightbox option not showing in some instances * Social share button fixes for no-buttons * Removed button check on resize when showing IFrames

FooBox Update – Version 2.3.2.10

FooBox WordPress Lightbox

We’ve just updated our FooBox Media Lightbox plugin with the following feature additions and updates. You should see this update become available in your plugins listing in the next 24 hours. —————————- * Fixed duplicate image settings when image protection enabled and captions disabled 2014.10.14 – version 2.3.2.9 —————————- * Fixed slideshow timeout when decimal is used * Metro theme update to support sticky, full and hover buttons * Makes relative URL’s absolute 2014.10.08 – version 2.3.2.8 —————————- * License Nag message to only show on plugins page and FooBox settings page * Fixed FaceBook feed dialog URL change * … Read more…

Why You Should Join or Start a WordPress Meetup in Your Area

AWP Meetup

I’m really fortunate to have a really awesome WordPress Meetup in San Diego that I can attend every month. I’m also super fortunate that the folks who started the Meetup asked me to be one of the coordinators. These same people are the ones who started the amazing Advanced WordPress Facebook group. Michael Bastos, Chris Lema, Ansel Taft, Phelan Riessen and others all had a vision of having local developers come together and talk about pushing the envelope in WordPress development. Almost 2 years later and our Facebook group has grown to roughly 8,600 members, and we have about 30 people come … Read more…

Gems of Docs: FooBox OnLoad Shortcode

FooBox Onload screenshot

  Seriously, ask yourself this question: “Is there anything FooBox CAN’T do!?” I mean, it’s a lightbox for images, galleries, maps, videos, slides, PDFs, forms. Now this short article will show you how it can also be a lead generation tool. FooBox OnLoad Shortcode First, go check out our detailed documentation on making FooBox load when the page loads. So you’ll notice that this enables you to load a FooBox instance immediately when the page loads. All this takes is adding the shortcode anywhere on your page and FooBox will load the very first instance of FooBox on the page. … Read more…

Simple Portfolio Template for FooGallery

WordPress image gallery plugin

FooGallery 1.1.8 was released recently with two new templates included in the default templates extension. These are the Simple Portfolio and Justified Gallery templates. Simple Portfolio Gallery at a Glance One of the really appealing features of the Simple Portfolio Template is the ability to add Titles and Descriptions below each of your images. This is done by clicking on the “i” icon on the image within the “Gallery Items” editor. From there, you can add your title into the “Caption” field. And your description into the “Description” field. Note that simple html is supported in the “Description” field, so … Read more…

Custom Branding for FooGallery Released

Custom Branding for FooGallery

Rebrand FooGallery and be the hero your clients pay you to be! Today we’re very happy to announce the immediate availability of the first and only white label gallery solution for WordPress. By combining our free FooGallery plugin with our new FooGallery Custom Branding extension, you can easily deliver a custom gallery management tool, complete with your company brand name. The Ideal Solution for Agencies and Freelancers Less Confusion For Your Clients Handing over sites to clients can get dicey, especially when they see dozens of differently named menu items from various plugins. Do your clients a favor and make … Read more…

FooBox Update – Lightbox Animations, Integrations, and Bug Fixes

Lightbox animation effects plugin

We’ve just pushed an update to FooBox that brings it to v2.3.1.1. It’s now available as an automatic update for current license holders. This update includes some pretty cool new features. You can read the entire Changelog at the end of this post, but we’ll list some of the most interesting additions first. Opening and Closing Lightbox Animations Under the Look & Feel tab, you’ll see a new section named Opening/Closing Animations with these fancy new options. You can see examples of all the animations on the FooBox Demo Site, but here’s a quick GIF image to give you an idea. Bottomless … Read more…

Gems of Docs: Embed PDFs with FooBox Lightbox

Gems of Docs

Reliably embedding PDFs in a website is not as straight-forward as one might think. This is primarily because each browser handles PDFs differently. Some treat it only as a file, others as media, and Chrome even created its own unique PDF viewer. This means that users in every different browser will have a different experience with embedded PDFs. Enter PDF.js The good new is that the folks at Mozilla have been working on a really slick and responsive, cross-browser PDF embed tool. They just call it PDF.js. Here’s their demo of a PDF embedded into a page. Of course, no … Read more…

7 Reasons Why Slack Team Communication Strengthens Our Business

Slack - Be less busy

If you work on a remote team, much like we do at FooPlugins, or if you’re just starting to work from home, you’ve probably struggled with clear communication. As our business has grown, we’ve found that our team communications were becoming increasingly cluttered and hard to keep track of in our email inboxes. Often times, we just need to send a simple message to each other to update the others on the progress of some company task. We were doing this via email, Skype, and even texts. But Here’s the Problem Although certain progress needed to be communicated to one … Read more…

Gems of Docs: Custom Captions in FooBox

Gems of Docs

Today I’m starting a new series called “Gems of Docs”. I want to use this to highlight some features of our plugins that we’ve documented, but that seem overlooked. I also want to highlight great use-cases for how you can implement them on your site to excellent effect. Custom Captions in FooBox To kick off this series, I wanted to highlight my latest favorite tool in FooBox: Custom Captions. First, head over and read the docs article about it: Custom Captions. OK, so from that docs page you can see that you can do two cool things with Custom Captions … Read more…