Archive for March, 2006

Lazy-K Gallery version 1.0.4 released

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

I made a few more refinements to the Lazy-K Gallery and have released it as version 1.0.4. Here are the changes:

  • Added ability for user to specify folders and files to exclude
  • Admin page cleanup, including reporting the installed version
  • Added confirmation messages on admin page
  • Added functionality for migrating options from older versions

I’ll tackle some more big items when I have more time, but these few little tweaks should make the gallery work better for most people.

Version 1.0.3 released

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

I found a little bit of time to work on the Lazy-K Gallery tonight and did a little cleanup. I’d recommend this upgrade for any users of 1.0.2. There were some embarassing mistakes that were corrected in this version.

If you’re upgrading, make sure visit the options page. I changed the way the gallery paths are determined, so you should make sure your path is ok still. Also, to correct some configuration problems introduced earlier, click the “restore defaults” button. You’ll have to re-enter your gallery path after restoring defaults.

  • Changed the way the gallery path is determined again
  • Added the ability to restore default settings
  • Corrected Firefox “next” and “prev” button rendering
  • Added display of the actual directories being used on the admin page
  • Initial support for ignoring files. This version ignores files with the string “thumbnail” by default.

Another day, another release

Friday, March 24th, 2006

I’ve been fortunate to have a couple of folks helping me work out some issues with Lazy-K Gallery. After a few reports of server configuration issues on different hosts, I changed the way paths are generated. I’m not relying on server variables any more. Hopefully folks will have better luck with the new version.

Lazy-K Gallery version 1.0.1 ready

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

Based on some early feedback on Lazy-K Gallery I quickly made some changes to version 1.0. Will pointed out that my gallery’s output didn’t pass XHTML Transitional (man, I can’t believe I didn’t check that…) and that I neglected to say that you need to CHMOD your images directory to 755. My host was doing that for me automatically.

I made a quick change to the output HTML in order to write out proper IMG elements. The gallery still doesn’t pass XHTML Transitional however, because WordPress’s wpautop function automatically wraps each paragraph in your page with paragraph tags. I use DIV tags in the gallery HTML, so it doesn’t pass validation since you can’t have a div inside a paragraph.

I see a few possible solutions. One it to make the gallery be the only thing on the page (deleting any other content on the page). Another is to disable the wpautop function for the gallery page or have the gallery remove its surrounding paragraph tags. Yet another would be to take the DIV’s out of the gallery HTML, but I need to be able to use SOME block level element. I want to retain the flexibility of allowing the gallery as just a portion of the page, so I’ve got some experimenting to do.

Lazy-K Gallery version 1.0 ready for release!

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

The Lazy-K Gallery is a WordPress plugin that tries to make creating a photo gallery on a website as easy as possible. Version 1.0 is ready for release! Visit the Lazy-K Gallery page for more information and to give it a try! Visit the example page for an example of Lazy-K Gallery in action.

I’ve tested this plugin pretty thoroughly with my web host, but I don’t have any other hosts available to me to try it on. As such, I’d appreciate your comments if you’re successful or if you have problems.

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