We’ve been hard at work fixing bugs, adding features and other enhancements to our FooGallery plugin but before we push it to the masses, we’re asking for your help. Can you take a few minutes to download the development version of FooGallery here and test it out?
Here are some notable changes (with a more detailed changelog below)
- lots of little bug fixes
- many small feature enhancements
- css loading optimization (no more flash, css was loaded last previously). Now each gallery has loading icon to immediately show gallery.
- removed flash requirement for copy to clipboard feature
- optimized for upcoming video extension
Frontend Gallery Edit Links in Admin Bar
A handy little addition that enables you to go directly into your selected Gallery Edit Mode.
New System Info Page
We’ve included a new system info page to help you (and us) better troubleshoot any issue that may present themselves in the future.
New Thumbnail Hover Effect Types
In the current version, you are able to choose from various icons for your thumbnail hover effects. With this new feature you can now choose from additional hover effect “types”. These types include:
- Dark Tint
Video Extension Preview
This new version of FooGallery also sets the stage for video integration.
You may have seen us posting some sneak peeks of this new extension on our Twitter and Facebook profiles. Creating video galleries with FooGallery has been one of the requests we get most often and we’re so excited that we’ll soon be able to provide this as an option to our users.
The FooVideo extension allows you to add videos from YouTube and Vimeo to ANY gallery. All the same features of FooGallery still apply including drag and drop reordering, setting a Gallery Sorting order, thumbnail hover effects, and using the included display templates.
You can even mix and match images and video!
Adding video to a gallery:
- Search YouTube from Add Media tab and choose from results (integrated Vimeo search not available at this time)
- Single video import from YouTube and Vimeo
- Multiple video import from YouTube and Vimeo
- Playlist import from Vimeo/YouTube
Video meta import features:
- Video Thumbnail (populated by YouTube thumbnail)
- Video Title (populated by video title)
- Caption (populated by video description)
- Alt Text (populated by video description)
- Description (populated by video description)
Oh yeah, one more thing. Just like with image galleries, you’ll be able to open videos in FooBox Free or FooBox Pro.
We’ll be releasing more information about the FooVideo extension release date as soon as we can.
Can you help us put FooGallery to the test?
Please download the development version here and use the GitHub issue tracker to let us know if you find anything funky so we can ensure a solid new version.
If you’d like to see every commit that’s happened since the last public release, here they are:
CSS loading optimizations!
Template CSS is not loaded in the head as it should be
update to latest brickfolio
added system info page
more robust extensions loading
auto activate default templates when no gallery templates available
added closing semi-colon
Commits on Jul 25, 2015
updates to masonry gallery template: …
1) only show gallery once all image thumbs are loaded
2) show loader gif while images are loading
3) refactor JS so all script files (including jquery) can be in footer
Commits on Aug 12, 2015
updates to default templates
update to gallery template dependancies
fixes to admin gallery JS – allow multiple image selection
simplify activate default extension
updates to template optimizer
Commits on Aug 13, 2015
reordered js code for copying shortcodes
use captions if alt text is empty
justified gallery – hide empty captions
Commits on Aug 20, 2015
justified gallery options – force same image size on mobile
added media categories bundled extension
updates to attachment fields
removal of zeroclipboard
Commits on Aug 23, 2015
added filter foogallery_build_class_attribute
added filter foogallery_override_gallery_template_fields to allow for extensions to override fields for every gallery template
WP 4.3 compatibility
better styling for tinymce editor visual preview
shortcode copy fixes for albums
Commits on Aug 25, 2015
updated css optimizer to be more generic so it can be used by extensions
also added support for versioning, deps and media args
added support for templates that use a lightbox
added foogallery_enqueue_style that extensions can now use
also updated boilerplate code to call the function
Commits on Aug 30, 2015
fixed album shortcode in table listing
corrected menu name
Commits on Sep 05, 2015
Front-end admin bar gallery edit links
tinymce / shortcode tweaks
better checks for album template loader
CSS overrides for themes with strange styles
revamped default gallery hover effects